Which Is More Ideal? Comparison Between Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI just recently released a couple of drones as an addition to their arsenal further enhancing the Mavic series. The two drones from the company, namely the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. These two models share a common trait with each other from the dimension down the flight setup. Which of these two is more ideal for your needs? We provided a list of things you need to look out between the two new kings from DJI.
The Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom got almost an identical dimension and flight pattern, what’s the difference between the two? Let’s take an in-depth look between these two.
Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom is a mirror copy of one another. At first glance, you won’t be able to tell the difference between them on all sides. This design aesthetics brings the same feel to the flight pattern from these two drones and the most obvious difference between them would only be the camera.
The Mavic 2 Zoom features an image sensor of 1/2.3 inch with a 12MP shooter which is comparable to what we see in most of the modern smartphones. Meanwhile the Mavic 2 Pro sports a 1-inch sensor with a 20MP shooter which brings more resolution to the images. As you would expect, the image quality taken from a 20MP camera would be better than a 12MP thanks to the crisp details provided by images with a resolution of 5472×3648 for the Mavic 2 Pro and 4000×3000 for the Mavic 2 Zoom.
The 1-inch sensor in the Mavic 2 Pro means that it needs a bigger lens compared to the lens in the Mavic 2 Zoom. However, the Pro version doesn’t have the zoom lens present in the other model.
The Mavic 2 Zoom’s smaller camera sensor allows extra room to get a zoom mechanism added to the equation. The 2x zoom would definitely come in handy. The two camera setup between these two drones are two different kettles of fish so don’t jump into conclusion just yet.
Both Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom can fly around the air at a whopping speed of 44mph which is a 10% jump from their predecessor which only features 40mph. Another important upgrade from the past generation would be the flight hours. The first Mavic line can manage to float around less than half an hour in the air while the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom manages to top it out with an impressive 31 minutes of airtime which is roughly around 4 minutes of improvement from the previous line.
For a more stable flight control, these two new additions to DJI drones features a total of 10 sensors around the sides to avoid unwanted collisions. These sensors bring an updated Advance Pilot Assistance System to make it more maneuverable in closely tight spaces.
Above all, the most important factor to consider would be the pricing. DJI mark the price of the Mavic 2 Pro at $1,449 while the Mavic 2 Zoom is at $1,249. Choosing between the two only comes down to preference, performance, and style. If you’re into casual drone flying, I suggest go and look for the Mavic 2 Zoom and if you prefer to get the high-end good stuff, feel free to get the Mavic 2 Pro.