You are looking at the new drones from DJI, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. You’re not sure which one you want. DJI has announced they will be performing camera swaps on the Mavic 2 series of drones allowing you to get a taste of what you didn’t get the chance to buy.
You’ve just purchased the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, but you want to use the zoom feature only found on the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. This might just be what you need.
Swap your cameras, what?
The ability to swap cameras on drones is not a new concept, as it is a feature on various other DJI drones including the DJI Inspire one and two. The way DJI are doing it this time around has come as a surprise to us.
DJI allows you to send in your DJI Mavic 2 Pro or DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, to get the opposing drone’s camera attached to your drone. Once DJI has your drone, they will attach the new camera and flash the correct software onto the drone. Once this is complete, you will no longer be able to use your old camera as DJI will keep it.
What’s the difference between the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom?
The main difference that set the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom apart is the camera. DJI Mavic 2 Pro is equipped with a Hasselblad camera with specs of 1 inch CMOS sensor, producing 20 megapixels and 10-bit color. The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is equipped with a zoom camera with specs of 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, producing 12 megapixels and 2x optical zoom.
Both the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom run a custom version of the base DJI Mavic 2 software. This allows the drones to interact with the related camera.
Learn more about the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom by reading these articles:
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom are official – all you need to know
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro review – coming soon
- DJI Mavic 2 Zoom review – coming soon
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