The DJI Mavic 2 series of folding quadcopters is an iterative update to the ever-popular DJI Mavic Pro. Thus, what we are looking at is a modification to the design of the original Mavic Pro. The design language is the same, the drones fold in the same way and have the same general shape. The Mavic 2 series is larger and heavier, but with the removable joysticks on the remote control, the overall package is comparably manageable for travel. However, the Mavic 2 series is a lighter grey colour. The battery is a new design as well. It’s taller and the connector is on the back instead of the front. While it offers almost the exact same Lithium Ion Polymer capacity as the original Mavic Pro, the new version is not cross compatible between drone generations.

If you were wondering, however, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom use the same battery. The cameras hang from 3-axis stabilized gimbals under the nose of the drone. DJI gives you hardware controls to tilt the camera from straight down to a few degrees upward. Additionally with software controls to rotate the camera side to side and up and down. Twisting the camera is reserved for auto-levelling while you fly around. The Mavic 2 series has a new style of gimbal for DJI, offering several levels of dampening and motorized control to produce some of the smoothest video we’ve captured from the sky. And we’re not just talking about lucking out with some stable hover footage, we’re talking about completely stable footage while booting along at over 30mph with wind gusts in the 3-7 mph range.