DJI Announces A Swap Service Between Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom's Cameras
DJI announces that the cameras between their new Mavic drone line, the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom, can be swapped over. With this major news, Mavic users will have flexibility over their new drone. Let’s take a look at all the details.
The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom is the successor of one of the most iconic consumer drones from the company, the Mavic Pro. The two new generation Mavic drones have basically the same specs but one glaring difference with its camera.
The Mavic 2 Zoom uses a unique technology in its camera making the drone one of a kind. As the name implies, the Mavic 2 Zoom has a hybrid zoom system using its 24-48mm lens. It also has a 12 MP camera with a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor.
Another most talked about feature of the Mavic 2 Zoom is the ability to use the Dolly Zoom Effect because of its zoom capability. For those who are not familiar with this effect, this is widely used in Hollywood films like Jaws and Vertigo that brings out a feeling of uneasiness and tension.
Another notable feature of the Mavic 2 Zoom camera is the ability to capture a 48 MP Super Resolution Photo. This was made possible by the camera with the aid of the system that captures multiple images of the subject then stitches it together to form a super crisp image.
On the other hand, the Mavic 2 Pro’s camera sports a bigger sensor than the Mavic 2 Zoom. The Mavic 2 Pro uses a 20 MP with a 1 inch CMOS sensor which can record using its 10-bit DLog-m and can also get a 20-bit HDR video.
Mavic 2 Pro’s camera also has an adjustable aperture that can go from f/2.8 to f/11 and has a fixed 24mm wide angle lens. Another notable thing about eh 2 Pro’s camera is its maker. Hasselblad, a Swedish-based company known for their development of high-tier photographic equipment was partially involved in the development of this camera.
The choice between a better quality camera of the Mavic 2 Pro and more versatile features of the Mavic 2 Zoom is making headaches in people considering upgrading from their old DJI drones to the new generation Mavic 2s. Now with the option of swapping the cameras over, it would help drone fans to finally make up their mind.
Swapping the camera is not something new from the company as we saw it in their previous Inspire 2 series. However, the main difference between the Inspire and the Mavic series today would the release mechanism that is not present to the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom.
DJI also pointed out that replacing the cameras and the gimbal without professional guidance from DJI technicians would have big risks and is not recommended. The process of replacing it can cause permanent damage and might result in a more costly repair.
If a user is interested in swapping the camera over, DJI recommended bringing the drone to any DJI accredited after sales support. The details are not yet clear about the whole process and how much the procedure costs but it is a great news to any Mavic 2 users out thinking on updating the mounted cameras in their new drones.