Just now, leaked photos surfaced on Twitter, showing a new camera possibly on a DJI Mavic 3 drone. Or at least that’s what the tweet would like us to think. However, there’s also a good chance that this is not a DJI Mavic 3 at all, but an older prototype of the DJI Mavic 2. Let’s take a closer look.
This morning, I came across the following story of a DJI Mavic 2 Pro that fell out of the sky, hit the ground, and then ‘exploded’. As you can see in the photos the fire must have been really intense as there is little left of the actual drone. Please let me know if you have had a similar situation.
The U.S. Air Force bought 57 DJI drones in September of this year for training and other purposes. Some lawmakers and other experts warn of the data security risks involved, as the Department of Defense continues to use Chinese-made drones.
Now that almost all the specifications of the yet-to-be-released DJI Mini 2 are known, it seemed to make sense to compare this latest DJI drone to the previous models. Here’s the DJI Mini 2 compared to the DJI Mavic Mini, Mavic Air 2, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.
Hat tip to P. Morrell!
Updated with new DNG/RAW info and 4K at 100Mbps!
Earlier today, a newly leaked video appeared on Twitter, showing parts of the production of the DJI Mavic 2 drone. A behind-the-scenes, short, DJI factory tour, if you will.
Update: DJI spokesperson Xie Tiandi, who promised us ‘huge surprises‘ earlier this year, released the video on Weibo, saying:
“For the first time in the 14 years since its establishment, DJI disclosed the actual production and manufacturing of the factory. You can see the highly automated assembly and testing process from the video. In October last year, DJI President Luo Zhenhua disclosed at the “2019 National Quality Benchmark” award ceremony that DJI’s factories implemented a self-developed information system DJI Smart Solution to improve the automation and intelligence level of the entire manufacturing process.”
Check out this Amazon deal on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Instead of paying $1,599 on the official DJI store, you can now pick one up for $1,419 on Amazon. The foldable quadcopter ships directly from Amazon and it’s also sold by Amazon and according to the listing. And if we’re honest Amazon customer service beats DJI’s customers support hands down.
This video does a great job comparing the following DJI drones: the Mavic Mini, Mavic Air, Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2 Pro, Zoom, and the Phantom 4 Pro. In the video, Jeven Dovey explains the main difference between these different DJI drones and for him, the favorite drone is the newly released DJI Mavic Air 2.
Professional diver and Youtuber Benjamminoutdoors retrieves a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone from the bottom of a lake north of Tampa, Florida. The owner had called him after she had accidentally downed her drone in the water.
Update from Benjamminoutdoors: “No she did it for the warranty, they replaced it.”
By now, many people will have seen drone videos or photos of the mass burials of unclaimed COVID-19 victims at Hart Island in New York. We reported on that about a week ago, but so did many other news outlets. Today we learn on Instagram that George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone has been confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the famous aerial photographer tried to capture some photos of the burial scene on the island.
Article updated on April 17th, 2020 with a comment that Steinmetz provided to DPReview.