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Our first look at the DJI Mavic 2 is here



The original DJI Mavic Pro was announced in October of 2016.
The original DJI Mavic Pro was announced in October of 2016.

Image: lili sams/mashable

The drone known as the DJI Mavic Pro has aged well since 2016 — but guess what: There are two successors on the horizon.

Argos UK, a British catalog retailer, recently published a listing revealing two unreleased DJI Mavic Pro successors: the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. Twitter user @Chromonian found the advertisement and shared it. 

Shortly after the news started spreading, DJI confirmed the upcoming drones. The company emailed the following statement to Mashable, explaining how it all happened: 

This pre-printed catalogue was scheduled before we postponed our “See the Bigger Picture” event to ensure we can deliver high-quality, cutting-edge technology to our customers according to our standard of innovation. This early look just hints at the many exciting features and capabilities DJI will announce at the proper time. We look forward to giving our fans an incredible drone experience as soon as we can. Stay tuned!

Since print media spots are secured well in advance, the last-minute event postponement didn’t allow enough time to pull it. In the lead up to the planned July 18 “See the Bigger Picture” event, many thought DJI might offer the second generation Mavic with interchangeable lens.

While this listing didn’t confirm or deny that, it did tell us two models are incoming: the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. The Zoom features a 2X Zoom lens, while the Pro gets a 1-inch CMOS Hasselblad setup. Both should provide great visuals, but the Pro will likely bring a level of quality that hasn’t yet been available in a consumer model. 

The ad doesn’t specify whether the camera and its gimbal can be removed, but by the looks of it, I don’t think an interchangeable model is coming.

The foldable design should be back for the Mavic 2.

The foldable design should be back for the Mavic 2.

Image: lili sams/mashable

DJI is also adding omnidirectional obstacle sensing through a new array of sensors, 1080p video transmission, and an 8-kilometer range. The Mavic 2 line will keep the portable and foldable design DJI has become known for.

We still don’t know a release date or exact pricing. Hopefully, DJI will keep the price around the $1,000 mark.

Who would have thought a physical catalog would be the one to leak news about DJI’s next latest and greatest drone? de43 b9ec%2fthumb%2f00001

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