Mavic 2 pro Video Test against Sony RX100VI

Recently, there has been some talk about Mavic 2 Pro video output has been disappointing as DJI did not implement a full sensor read out. However, DJI has clarified that they does full sensor readout. However, at the backend, they resampled the video into 4K due to the constrain that they have to make the camera small. This allow for cleaner and greater dynamic range. So how does it match up to the Sony RX100VI which uses the same sensor? One thing I found is that when I shoot at HLG, the footage tends to get overexposed. Hence, you will see in the video some part of the footage is washed out. I did not want to change any of the settings to maintain consistency.

Video shot @ F6.3 1/25sec ISO 100

I have tested the Mavic Pro in both D-Log and HLG mode.

Check out the video below.

You can download the uncompressed 4K video below for your own assessment.

http://victorgo.dyndns.org:8080/share.cgi?ssid=0V4EIVr

DJI Mavic 2 Pro unboxing

Got the package a while back, but was unable to do this video because I was in Vietnam when the package arrived in Singapore.  My first impression of the Mavic 2 Pro have been very positive. I think DJI has used a better material to make the shell of the Mavic 2 Pro. Many videos have shown that is it much more resistant to crash now. Great Job DJI!

I will test out the flight performance this weekend and will give you guys more feedback. So stay tuned.

DJI Mavic 2 and Mavic 2 Enterprise

July 18 will be the day we all will be waiting for. Stores in the US did not restock their Mavic Pro series, getting ready for the version 2. (DJI has postpone the event for unknown reason, some say is to create more hype and anticipation, while some feel that they may be experiencing some technical issues which need more time to rectify.)

From the internet, there are leaks about 2 versions, the Mavic 2 and the Mavic 2 Enterprise.

Mavic 2 (both version) now feature an interchangeable gimbal where it can be removed to fit onto a hand grip like a scaled down OSMO. Will the camera come with a 1” sensor is still unknown.

The Mavic 2 Enterprise now can attach additional modules on top of the drone to allow the drone to have additional functionalities for industrial use which requires user to travel to remote areas.

 

Mavic 2 Enterprise
Mavic 2 Enterprise
Mavic 2

 

DJI Mavic Air

Updates: Released Video from DJI…. the all new Mavic Air…. Do note that it does not have 4k60fps.

 

I guess, many around the world could not wait for DJI to announce their latest addition to the family.  DJI will be announcing the Mavic Air in a few hour’s time with details of the new drone and also more sample video footages.

At the moment, these are the key features:

  1. 3 axis gimbal with 4k60FPS recording
  2. Rear facing and Front facing obstacle avoidance sensor
  3. High Res 360 degree Photos (I might just get this drone for this feature).
  4. 21 min maximum flight time

Will this kill off their sale for Spark or Mavic Pro? So now the only advantage of Mavic Pro is longer flight time and may be higher max speed. Will you buy this new Mavic Air?

 

Photo leaks found from Internet:

Adventure Unfolds

Adventure Unfolds

DJI has yet released another teaser. This time should be for an update on Mavic Pro as it “Unfolds”. Rumours mentioned that there is a chance that it may be a Mavic “Air”, where it is lighter and smaller than the Mavic Pro, but with the same features. Other rumour mentioned that it may be a Mavic Pro II where it features a 1″ camera sensor and a rear obstacle avoidance sensor. Hopefully, they continue to share the same batteries so that I can use my Mavic Pro batteries on the new Mavic Pro.

Whatever it may be, I am very excited to see what DJI is going to offer this time, and which boundaries are being pushed by them. We will know the answer on the 23rd of Jan 2018 at 10am EST.

Mavic Pro Flying in extreme cold condition

Had the opportunity to fly in Harbin, China in a -26 to -31 degree environment. I had the gimbal frozen once during flight and have to fly back to free it. It could be due to some moisture(melted snow) that gets into the gimbal and freeze up instantly when I took it out of the bag.

The Mavic Pro handles the cold well (no noticeable reduction in flight time) , but not my hand and phone. My iPhone 7 plus shuts down after about 10min with 100% charge. Have to auto RTH once as I lose FPV connection. My fingers becomes numb and later extreme pain, risking frost bite.

Anyway, all is well and my fingers are intact and Mavic Pro is safe.

Enjoy the flight.