Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

New high-end DJI Mavic 2 drones revealed in print leak

New high-end DJI Mavic 2 drones revealed in print leak

From the ad itself, per DroneDJ: "The Mavic 2 is a small yet powerful drone with 1080p video transmission and up to 8km (5 miles) transmission distance and a max speed of 20m/s (45mph)".

The DJI Mavic 2, along with a Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, have been revealed in the latest Argos catalogue.

The listing in the Argos catalogue reveals that the Mavic 2 Pro is capable of streaming live HD video, and has "omni-directional obstacle sensing" to prevent collisions. That's what the print industry risks every day, and an error like printing an ad way out of schedule can lead to a Mavic mishap... just ask drone- and gimbal-maker DJI. The current Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum only have downward and forward facing obstacle detection.

Both models are said to be capable of 31 minutes of flight time and a top speed of nearly 45mph, along with the ability to transmit live 1080p video to distances up to 5 miles. It will turn the sky into your creative canvas.

The camera system on the new Pro will have a big 1in CMOS sensor - which is a huge bump over the 1/2.3in sensor in the original Mavic Pro. Its compact size and 31-minute max flight time makes this one of DJI's most sophisticated flying cameras ever. DJI hasn't talked about the drone at all, and a launch event originally scheduled for July 18 - which many thought was for the Mavic 2 - was cancelled. We don't know whether that reason is technical in nature - something that might mean the official products are slightly different to what's featured in the Argos catalog. Dolly Zoom (zoom version only). DJI usually keeps the large sensors for their high-end premium drones, and releasing it on the Mavic is going to allow more people to experience the large sensor.

There's no pricing information in the Argos catalog, but we'd be surprised if these new Mavic Pros came in at under $1,000.

The firm did schedule an event for this month, but postponed it.

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