Today

Good morning, today we have a video for you that was made with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro to show off the color, contrast and dynamic range that you can get out of this camera. Since we have been talking about resolution so much, it seemed appropriate to show the other side of what this camera can do. Furthermore, in the category news, we have a video explaining the differences between the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom and an updated Litchi app that includes DJI latest drones as well. So, grab your coffee and let’s go!

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Yesterday

The release of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom has raised a lot of questions about what makes these two drones different. Frankly, there is barely any difference except for the camera they each carry.

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The YouTube video below compares the resolution of the Mavic 2 Pro FOV (full field-of-view) and HQ 4K video modes to other DJI drones, such as the Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Zoom and the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.

In these tests, the Phantom outperforms all of the other DJI drones in resolution and clarity, including the Mavic 2 Pro. Understandably this caused a bit of an uproar among drone enthusiasts, especially those who just bought the Mavic 2 Pro with its ‘Hasselblad’ camera and 1-inch sensor.

Many people expected the video footage from the Mavic 2 Pro to be on par with the Phantom 4 Pro, but as you can see in the video that is not quite the case. The video maker suggests that DJI has most likely used  line-skipping or possibly pixel binning to either create a barrier between the Mavic 2 Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and future Phantom 5 series as a marketing decision.

Or, they decided to go this route to prevent the 1-inch sensor from overheating, which seems like a possibility considering the small packaging of the camera on the Mavic 2 Pro. It is even suggested that this may be the real cause of DJI’s decision to delay the release of the Mavic 2 Pro. We took a closer look at the video and reached out to DJI for an answer. Here’s what they had to say.

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Litchi, one of the best known alternative software solutions to fly your DJI drones, just updated their app to include the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro drones. The previous update (version 2.6) from four days ago included support for the new Mavics. The latest update, version 2.6.1 fixes a waypoint curve display issue, according to the company.

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Good morning, here are yesterday’s headlines with news about DJI that launched a new Pro brand and awarded Yann Arthus-Bertrand the DJI Master title. Furthermore, DJI upgraded their Amazon store and you can still buy the Mavic 2 Pro at the original, lower price at Apple.com. Lastly, we have a drone (and dive) video from a group of friends who went to the Indonesian Komodo Islands and brought their DJI Mavic Pro ($999) along to get some nice drone footage of the scenery and the Komodo Dragons. Check it out!

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September 24

In another very good and detailed review from DC Rainmaker about the new GoPro Hero 7, he mentions that the action camera company actually went through the trouble of updating the firmware for the Karma drone and grip to be compatible with the camera’s new features… “For the six people still flying the GoPro Karma drone”, he said with a smirk. Of course there’s more to the new camera so jump right in!

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