The DJI Mavic Pro 11 the Adventure Continues
When the adventure unfolds teaser video was released many thought that DJI would announce a newer version of the best selling Mavic Pro the DJI Mavic Pro 11. At the launch DJI showed a newer version of the Mavic albeit a smaller version the Mavic Air. Lots of drone flyers were disappointed with this latest iteration and felt rather than go smaller and cheaper that DJI should have made an improved version of the Mavic Pro. However due to the recent drop in prices for the original Mavic Pro and rumours that are circulating it seems that it won’t be long before the new DJI Mavic Pro 2 will be announced. According to some reports the Mavic Pro 11 is already in production and it will be released sometime in March 2018.
What can we expect from the Mavic Pro 2
The main improvement people are looking for is a better camera and in this respect the DJI Mavic Pro 2 will not disappoint as it should come with a 1 inch CMOS sensor with a 28mm lens. Design wise we could expect to see a change in body styling making the DJI Mavic Pro 2 more streamline. A bigger battery should extend the flight time to approximately 33 minutes depending on flight conditions. The DJI Mavic Pro should also come with rear sensors and incorporate a number of features from the Mavic Air. Ii could also have some new advanced features let’s see.
Whist the Mavic Pro has been the best selling Aerial Photography Drone it was not up to professional photography standard. The Mavic Pro 2 will be the take everywhere portable flying camera of choice for many hobbyists and professional photographers.
Can the competition compete with the Mavic Pro 11 ?
As for the competition it will be so difficult to compete in this space as they are constantly playing catch up. Autel Robotics have indicated that they are working on a 1 inch sensor for their yet to be released EVO folding drone that is be hailed by some as a Mavic ‘Killer’. This is a company that has at present no product for sale having withdrawn their Phantom clone the X-Star. Another wannabe GDU has been promising to release a cheaper folding drone than the Mavic and while they keep putting back the release date DJI have got the Mavic Air to market.