The Phantom 4 2.0 and Mavic 2 pro are two of the leading Camera drones in the market today. Which one should you buy?
In recent times, drones have become very affordable and easy to buy, with the Phantom 4 2.0 and Mavic 2 Pro serving as prime examples. These two drones offer remarkable photo and video quality with an incredible flying experience, as has come to be expected from the wide variety of DJI camera drones. They have a wide variety of very similar features, with a few notable differences, which makes them stand out to different users.
What are the differences between Phantom 4 2.0 and Mavic 2 Pro?
|Feature||Phantom 4 2.0||Mavic 2 Pro|
|Flight time||30 minutes||31 minutes|
|Range||7 kilometres||8 kilometres|
|Dimensions (mm)||251 x 398.78 x 172.72 ( not foldable)||214 x 91 x 84 (Folded)|
|Maximum speed||42 mph||44 mph|
|Camera||Video: 4K HD with 60 fps (100Mbps)
Photo: 1 inch CMOS (20 MP)
|Video: 4K HD with 30 fps (100Mbps)
Photo: 1 inch CMOS (20 MP)
|Obstacle sensing feature||5 directions||6 directions (Omnidirectional)|
|Check price||Check price|
DJI Phantom 4 2.0 Vs Mavic 2 Pro- How do they compare?
Portability is determined by a combination of the drone’s weight and dimensions. Here, the Mavic Pro is almost 500g lighter than the Phantom 4 V2.0, making it easier to carry around. It is notable that this difference in weight is significant and although both drones can fly in up to 23 mph of wind, the Mavic 2 pro is thrown around a little, making it a bit difficult to control. The Mavic 2 Pro is also foldable which makes it easy to carry in a small bag, therefore making it more portable than the Phantom 4 2.0.
The Phantom 4 2.0 and the Mavic 2 Pro both have an impressive 1 inch CMOS 20MP camera, which makes their photo quality almost equal. However, the Phantom 4 2.0 offers 60fps in comparison to the 30fps from the Mavic Pro for their 4K HD videos, giving its camera the upper hand in video quality. In addition to this, the Phantom 4 2.0 has a mechanical shutter for its camera which allows the user to capture fast moving objects like birds. This feature is lacking in the Mavic 2 Pro, making the Phantom 4 2.0 the better pick for camera and video quality.
- Ease of use
Neither the Phantom 4 2.0 nor the Mavic Pro are beginner drones and they require the user to take some time familiarizing themselves with the controllers in order to get good shots and for a smooth flying experience. However, the Mavic 2 Pro has new tracking features, specially designed to help beginners track and direct the drone which makes it easier to use.
- Range and flight time
The DJI Phantom has a 7 km range with a 30 minute flight time, while the Mavic Pro 2 has a 8 km range with a 31 minute flight time. The Mavic 2 pro is more impressive than the DJI phantom in this area, because of its 1 km additional range.
DJI Phantom 4 2.0 Vs Mavic 2 Pro- A comparison review
DJI Phantom 4 2.0
The DJI Phantom 4 2.0 is a camera drone that gives 30 minutes of flight time coupled with a 7 kilometre range on a 42 mph maximum speed. It has most of the standard DJI features like Tapfly, gesture mode and active track, which make the drone convenient and fun to use. It has some of the best camera features with a single inch 20 MP CMOS sensor that has a 3-axis gimbal that is motorized. It has a manual shatter to capture fast moving objects and captures 4K video quality with 60 fps, which would be instrumental to a professional photographer or videographer. It can be operated from the DJI GO 4 application which requires at least an Android 5.0 or IOS 10.0 to operate.
- It has a wide range with long flight time
- It has excellent camera and video quality
- It can capture fast moving objects
- It is heavy and not foldable, which undermines its portability
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is an impressive Camera drone that has an 8 kilometre range with a 31 minute flight time and a 44 mph maximum speed. It has a Hasselblad 20 MP camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor that takes shots in great colour detail in addition to taking 4K high definition videos with 30 fps. It is run from the DJI Go 4 application which is compatible with Android 5.0 and IOS 10.0 or any other higher models. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro has a wide range of features including hyperlapse, Tapfly and Quickshots, which all work in a low-noise drone design. It also has omnidirectional obstacle sensing capabilities which greatly reduce the risk of the drone getting damaged by flight obstacles like trees.
- It has a long flight time and wide range
- It is foldable, making it very portable
- It is easy to use
- It has omnidirectional obstacle sensing
- It cannot capture fast moving objects
The competition between the Phantom 4 2.0 and the Mavic Pro is very steep because they both have equally great features coupled with the great machinery and quality offered by their manufacturer. The Phantom 4 2.0 would be great for a user who prioritizes video quality, because it has a higher video quality and even has camera shutter (mechanical), allowing it to capture objects that are fast moving. However, the Mavic 2 Pro offers reasonable video quality and great functionality, making it a better rounded drone.
Verdict- So which is better, Phantom 4 2.0 or Mavic 2 Pro?
The Mavic 2 pro is the better all-around drone because it has a balanced combination of performance, portability and drone power.
Does the camera on the DJI Phantom 4 have a zoom feature?
No, the 2.0 Version does not have optical zoom for its camera.
How many batteries does the Mavic 2 Pro package come with?
The drone has one battery. This added to the two extra batteries that come as part of the kit brings the total number of batteries in the package to three.