After detailing what the upcoming Tesla Powerwall 3 might look like it’s only fair to now do the same for the soon to be released DJI Mavic Pro II.

While there’s been a lot of excitement around the recently released Mavic Air, DJI aren’t exactly a company to chill out and do nothing. As such the rumour mill has been hot with a number of leaks surrounding what the drone will look like, the type of camera it’ll use and lots of other good details.

DJI Mavic Pro II Specs

One of the biggest leaks so far has been from well known drone info guy OsitaLV. He recently tweeted out a huge amount of info apparently learnt from people beta testing the Mavic Pro II. He also drew us all a pretty little picture too!

Source: OsitaLV

This along with another recent tweet a couple of days ago gives us a very accurate picture of what DJI should be offering when it does drop. The latest piece of news is that apparently the Mavic Pro II will come in two versions. One will have the 1/1.7″ sensor while the other will have a much bigger 1″ sensor.

The bigger sensor size allows for more light to be collected by the camera resulting in better picture and video quality, especially in lower light scenarios such as at night time. That being said, most countries have laws that ban people from flying drones at night as you can’t see them properly.

Below we can see the rumoured specs as compared to all the other current Mavic series drones in a super handy table.

DJI Mavic Drone Comparison

Drone:Mavic Pro II
(rumours!)
Mavic ProMavic Pro PlatinumMavic Air
Release Date:June 2018October 2016August 2017January 2018
Price:$1,299 USD
$1,699 AUD
$999 USD
$1,399 AUD
$1,099 USD
$1,499 AUD
$799 USD
$1,299 AUD
Weight:Heavier than Mavic Pro734 g / 1.62 lbs734 g / 1.62 lbs430 g / 0.95 lbs
Size Unfolded (L×W×H):Larger than Mavic Pro305×244×85 mm305×244×85 mm168×184×64 mm
Size Folded (L×W×H):Larger than Mavic Pro198×83×83 mm198×83×83 mm168×83×49 mm
Flight Time:32 minutes27 minutes30 minutes21 minutes
Remote Controller Range:Unknown7 km / 4.4 miles7 km / 4.4 miles4 km / 2.5 miles
Top Speed:72 kph / 45 mph65 kph / 40 miles65 kph / 40 miles68.4 kph / 42.7 miles
Obstacle Avoidance:Full 360 Degree AvoidanceFront + Downward AvoidanceFront + Downward AvoidanceFront + Rear + Downward Avoidance
Camera Sensor:1/1.7″ CMOS
12 MP
or
1" CMOS
1/2.3'' CMOS
12.35 MP
1/2.3'' CMOS
12.35 MP
1/2.3'' CMOS
12 MP
Camera Lens:24 mm, f/2.8-1128 mm, f/2.228 mm, f/2.228 mm, f/2.8
Recording Info:4K @ 60 FPS
10-bit
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
60 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
60 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
10-bit
100 Mbps
Gimbal:New 3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
Internal Storage:UnknownNoneNone8GB
Intelligent Flight Modes:UnknownActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
Cinematic Mode
Fixed-Wing Mode
TapFly
Terrian Follow
Point of Interest
Couse Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
ActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
Cinematic Mode
Fixed-Wing Mode
TapFly
Terrian Follow
Point of Interest
Couse Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
ActiveTrack
QuickShot
SmartCapture
TapFly
Tripod Mode
Cinematic Mode
Point of Interest

Mavic Pro II Dates And Costs

While the release date has changed a bit over the past few months the current target is set around June this year. It’s entirely possible that that date will get pushed back further towards the end of the year though as it’s already been pushed back once from what we know.

Also the previous two Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum models were both released in October / August respectively. So when we finally see this next generation drone is still a bit up in the air for now (no pun intended).

As the new Mavic Pro II is looking to be bigger, with more sensors, a better camera, a bigger battery and bigger motors too it’s not surprising that it’ll likely be more expensive.

Source: DJI

This is likely a move by DJI to differentiate it more from the Mavic Air. Currently the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air are very close in terms of features but with the Air being cheaper and mostly more capable – with the exception of remote controller range.

It looks like the Mavic Pro II will be positioned more of a “advanced photography” drone but still with the folding design that the Phantoms lack. This should allow DJI to put in some fantastic abilities but also command a high price.

Have you bought a Mavic Pro or Air? Are you waiting for the Mavic Pro II to drop? Or do you prefer to fly another brand drone? Let us know in the comments below!

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