Looking for a drone with an attractive design, top-notch image quality, and sophisticated flight modes? DJI Mavic drone just got better. The new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom has a small 2.3-inch/12MP CMOS sensor with high image quality. The camera comes with an optical zoom lens that solves the problem of having to fly the drone past the minimum flying distance required by the law and the foldable design and the lightweight of the Mavic 2 Zoom combine with other features.

 

Pros
  • Attractive foldable design
  • Excellent image quality
  • Has a 24-48mm optical zoom lens
  • Easy to fly
  • Spontaneous app for camera control

 

Cons
  • Tiny 12MP sensor
  • Once above ISO 100, noise becomes a problem
  • Has an f/2.8 fixed aperture

 

Specifications

 

The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is a small high-end consumer drone with a 1-inch 12MP sensor camera. The manufacturers of this drone put out a different design in terms of new body design and camera quality, which helps it reflect its status as a serious filming drone rather than just a normal flying machine.

The Mavic 2 Zoom features an optical zoom lens with a tiny sensor. Still, even with its specs, it comes in quite handy for aerial photographers with a need to get closer to their targets more than the present drone laws allow. It’s not like it will get closer, but with such a zoom lens, you can get on your creative side and come up with ideas that wouldn’t be possible with a prime lens.

 

Design and Features

 

The Mavic 2 Zoom offers an attractive foldable design, which makes it easy to fold to half of its flying size for easy transportation. This drone weighs 905g, but you cannot get smaller drones with the same size sensor that offers such an optical zoom lens, and its size means you won’t have to fly it when there’s some amount of wind because it won’t be stable in the air.

The Mavic 2 Zoom has a compact and rectangular body shape. Its front arms rotate outwardly while its rear arms go up and into position. You would do well to carry a bundled gimbal guard when you’re using to shoot because it can become vulnerable if left unprotected. Remember to remove the gimbal protection when you want to turn the drone on.

The Mavic 2 Zoom comes with a spectacular controller which has space for smartphones of different sizes up to 160mm max length and 8.5mm max thickness. With the DJI Go app on your phone, you can see the camera view, take control of the camera, and access drone settings. Control the drone’s in-flight through the use of two joysticks.

Apart from the joystick, you can control the camera zoom, gimbal, and exposure from different direct access control on the DJI Go 4 app. If you’re familiar with a compact camera, you will feel comfortable using this device.

 

Flight and video quality

 

The easy onboard tech employed by Dji has made the Mavic 2 zoom easy to fly. With GPZ, you can keep track of the drone’s location on a map and also hold it in position while hovering it in air. If you put the drone in Atti Mode, the drones will hold itself in a position that it can’t be blown away by the wind.

You also have a collision avoidance feature, which makes the controller produce a visual and audio alert when in potential danger and make the drone brake immediately to avoid colliding with any potential danger. The drone can last 31 mins in the air with a speed of 45mph/72kph. Another exciting feature is the default setting of the controller to return the drone to a primary location whenever the battery drops below 25%. You can set when you want it to return, but its best between 20-25%.

 

Final Verdict

 

This is the best selling consumer drone in the market due to the number of features it comes with. If you’re one who specializes in aerial photography, then this is for you, thanks to the camera quality and zoom. The Mavic 2 Zoom is an intelligent easy to fly drone with modes that can make specific video effect possible all at a touch.