Today, 2 April 2019, I decided to start a post and try to find an answer to a question that interests many- What is the Mavic 2 Zoom drone?
It is an unmanned aerial vehicle, drone, or quadcopter for filming and shooting good enough footage and pics from the sky.
I am a complete beginner in drone flying and filming to be the story from ground level. I am determined to learn and succeed in pleasing myself and others with good footages from the sky.
I wanted to buy a quadcopter a long time ago, but I didn’t want to buy fake because I have a bad experience with cheap Chinese electronics. I realized that a good drone price was starting at $1K. Fortunately, I had this opportunity, and now I am the happy owner of DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.
I will try to create this post or series of posts to learn myself and try to help other beginners with my growing experience and mistakes.
It’s no secret that I might be such a seasoned drone pilot in time that I can think about making some money by filming and photographing from the air. I also understand that there is still a long way to go because many such offers, although the drone filming service prices are relatively high.
I’ll start from the beginning. I bought DJI Mavic 2 ZOOM about two weeks back, that is, about mid-March.
I do not want to write about unpacking and other unnecessary things that anyone can easily find on YouTube. Even though I could make one conclusion before I went on, I would have done a little differently when buying a drone. Surely at least another additional battery is needed.
There is only one in the standard set, but its price is relatively high when purchased separately. I recommend buying a starting set with at least one extra battery, then surely it will come out cheaper, but?
Exploring offers on Amazon, there are often things that I wouldn’t even buy. Though that may be just my current thoughts, for example, at present, I would hardly buy propeller guards who are almost ever attached as an additional accessory.
So, I decided to buy additional accessories depending on the need, but with one battery, there is too little because it is a real inconvenience. I think that must-have accessories are a car charger and a specially designed carrying case. Over time, this list will probably add up.
That was a bit of purchase and accessories.
Now about whether I’m satisfied with this new fascination?
In one short answer, to all one hundred percent.
Have I learned something in these two weeks?
If we look from a zero point, then I guess I’ve learned something.
We’re all learning a lot from our mistakes, and I’ve had such a relatively painful mistake on the second day.
Quadcopter landed on a slanted roof of the house and slipped into the rain gutter. The propellers continued to turn for about five seconds until they stopped. As a result, two damaged propellers and, fortunately, no other damage.
I haven’t fully immersed myself in this incident’s details, but I think the non-horizontal position didn’t allow the engines to stop at once. So, my suggestion, never to land a drone on a slanted roof. The outcome can be relatively painful.
Fortunately, even the standard set comes with a couple of extra propellers that I replaced and purchased spare ones priced at only around $12.
Here is another tip for the Micro SD memory card. Ask the salesperson or explore the description, or the memory card corresponds to 4K filming. Don’t fall into the temptation to buy a 128GB cheap but inadequate speed card. I almost did it, but fortunately, was a knowledgeable salesman and offered a 64GB micro SD card at about the same price.
How much have I learned from the flying experience?
You can view the numbers in the screenshot. Although there’s a mistake, I’ve never flown 209 meters high, maybe close to 100 meters has been.
Another tip, don’t risk a distance when flying over the water. I had flown over the high seas to film the ship about 3.5 km and ignored RTH (return to home) warning and continue to shoot the vessel as the battery indicates another 40% charge. When I returned and landed, it was just 5%. So, I think one or two minutes later, and my drone would have fallen into the sea because there was no place to land. These last few minutes were scary.
Always take into account the wind and possible gusts.
So far, it’s a bit of a beginning in the experience of flying and filming my drone. You can look at my few YouTube channel jobs. I know it’s far from perfect, but I’m only at the very beginning of the road.
To be continued.
April 10, 2019
As I promised, I continue my story and my slightly growing experience using DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone.
My list of accessories is beginning to grow. It is a car charger, Mavic 2 carrying case, and the main one is DJI Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery. I know I’ll have to buy at least another additional battery later, but it’s not so bad at the moment either, because I always have the car next to me, and I can charge from the car charger while I’m using the other battery.
I may have mentioned that I will not go into technical data and different flying ways, but I guess some words have to be said. It may be mostly for those who are still thinking about buying such an apparatus.
So, what is the Mavic 2 Zoom drone?
Here are the main characteristics-
See the Bigger Picture: Powered by a 1/2.3 inch CMOS 12MP sensor with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24 – 48mm).
Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 905g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128GB
Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos.
What you get: Mavic 2 Zoom, Intelligent Flight Battery, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
Detailed specs you can read here.
Many interested in buying such a quadcopter may have little confusion over the choice — either the Pro or Zoom version. I’ll be honest because I would have bought Pro too, but I stayed with Mavic 2 Zoom’s choice for financial reasons. The price difference is about $200.
The only difference between these two DJI great drones is the different cameras.Mavic 2 Pro is equipped with the Swedish brand Hasselblad camera.
Now a couple of words about this brand name. It makes very expensive photo cameras used by even NASA astronauts.
There is no doubt that the photo and video footage quality should be higher with Pro than with the Zoom camera. It must be, but does it make such a difference from the view of an ordinary person? I believe that it is not always the number of pixels or the right lighting is the main one with which photos or videos are valuable. Though I suppose the photo and video professionals might object here to me.
Anyway, at least at the moment, I am happy with my choice for Zoom.
As far as I know, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom camera is the only one with optical zoom to filming with 4K. It matters to me because I’m primarily going to shoot ships relatively far from shore. Sometimes it is on a maximum flight distance of 3 to 5 km or about 3 miles. Depending mainly on the wind’s direction and strength, sometimes I have to fly back to the home point before draining out the battery over the sea. With zoom options, I can do additional filming or photo shoots for a few minutes, and the flight will not be unnecessary.
I have read that Mavic 3 will combine both Hasselblad and Zoom capabilities. Then we’ll see, but for now, I need to learn a lot and learn what I have to know to buy the next flying photo and film assistant based on my experience.
To be continued.
Watch my latest video I made next to my job place. Luckily I got permission to fly in NFZ (no flight zone)subject to all local rules.
6 May 2019
It’s been about two months since I started flying and take footage with DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone. I’m still learning and making mistakes with flying and filming skills, but I hope that little progress has been made.
This time, little insight into some camera settings and Intelligent flight mode.
On the Internet and many YouTube channels, quite a lot have been described, and I try to learn from some.
One thing is to read or look at the video about the subject, but when you are actually in the air, I still have a little stress and don’t always get to apprehend what I’ve read about different tricks and tips in time.
On camera color settings, I’m trying to follow advice.
White balance on manual mode.
Sunny- clear skies and sun,
Cloudy- lots of clouds without direct sunlight,
Incandescent — candlelight or yellow light bulb light (e.g., an indoor flight),
Fluorescent — neon lights, white LED.
Never leave white balance to Auto.
I haven’t mastered all Intelligent Fight Modes yet, but mostly use Cinematic Mode, Active track, and Waypoints.
There is a lot of information about how to use them, but this time what needs to be taken into account flying Cinematic Mode because I hadn’t noticed some features myself and, as a result, the second crash.
The difference between normal flying is the braking behavior of the drone. If you release the remote controller stick, the quadcopter will not immediately stop. It will get slower and slower and stop after some time and distance. In this way, filming will be smoother without sharp twists in, etc.
As I still have little experience, I had forgotten about it a little, and my bird did not stop. The drone hung on the birch branches. Fortunately, no damage was done to the drone; not even any propeller was cracked.
I hope that for a beginner, this information can be useful.
Here is a short video about my second DJI Mavic 2 Zoom crash.
To be continued
2 July 2019.
Three months have passed since I am the owner and active user of this great drone DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. Logically, I have learned something, both to fly skills and filming skills, is a little bit of progress.
This time, I would like to say a little about the distance and duration of flying.
Indeed, many Mavic 2 users have their own experience on this issue. Still, I have my own conclusions, which are generally not different from those read in forums and on Facebook pages.
I make a large part of my flights to film ships entering or leaving the Freeport of Riga, Latvia. Since I have detailed information about when and what ships’ movement is, I also organize my flights accordingly. My daily work is Riga Vessel Traffic Service, and I have the option and permission to fly with a drone in the port area of NFZ (no flight zone).
Sometimes I used to manage flights in a port near the VTS tower, and then neither the weather nor the distance is so important. Though the constant wind speed is more than 10 m/s (20 knots), I usually refuse to fly anyway. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom can easily withstand such a wind, but often there are gusts of up to twice the wind. Then it may not be safe.
I always have screen recording ON the iPhone X, where all high-wind warnings are fixed, and no DJI warranty will be valid in the event of an accident.
Often, I go to the harbor breakwater to fly as far away as possible and film the ships in progress. The distance from the end of the pier to the Pilot boarding place is 5 km (3 miles), which is the maximum distance of the European Mavic 2, and so far, I have never flown in one direction.
As a general rule, the vessels come a little closer, and the sea pilot has embarked or disembarked about 3 km away. It is a relatively acceptable distance to fly, make some shots, and turn back.
There are almost always winds in the sea, which often tends to change direction spontaneously. Although I know it very well, I’ve had twice to worry seriously.
When I started flying back, the battery level was slightly below 50% and a distance of about 3.7 km. When flying to the ship, the wind direction was a headwind and slightly to the left, but when I was flying back, headwind again on the right, luckily the speed of around 5 m/s.
It seemed to me that the battery is discharging quickly, but the distance didn’t shrink as fast as I wanted. Finally, my bird landed on the very top of the breakwater, with only a tiny 7% in the battery.
I wouldn’t worry much if it wasn’t over the water. Above land, you could almost always find a place to land, hang on a tree branch at worst (I already have experience).
One piece of advice, I might suggest, try reducing flight height. I did so, and instead of my default RTH (return to home) 40 meters, I decreased the altitude to about 10 meters, and my Mavic 2 Zoom speed increased by about 3-5 km/h.
Always try to leave your battery reserves, even if there is a tailwind, if only you want an extra dose of adrenaline.
Have safe flights and great shoots from above.
July 17, 2019
There are so many beautiful places in the world, and this is one such. My favorite The mouth of the Irbe river in the Baltic Sea in Latvia. The perfect relaxation for everyone: sandy beach, fabulous sunset, and fishing on the river. Take a look!
August 1, 2019
Another lesson learned.
I partly lost control over the drone. I activated RTH, reduced the height to move more quickly from the water. RC control and the response were chaotic. Fortunately, somehow, there was soft grass, and I landed my DJI Mavic 2 Zoom relatively successfully. I tried in another place an hour later, no problem. Ambient temperature +33 C. What could have been the reason?
7 November 2019.
It’s been seven months since I bought Mavic 2 Zoom drone. Naturally, my skill in flying, photographing, and filming from the air has improved. More than 300 km have been piloted and nearly two days in the air. The Footprints is not correct. A new country flag usually appears after a couple of months, as except Latvia and Finland, I have also flown in Lithuania and Estonia.
Flying at least on the European Union territory has become more intelligible as common EU UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) rules have been developed and adopted.
I haven’t had to deal with other people’s frustration yet, seeing me operating with the drone. Many drone pilots will agree with me if I say that it’s not so easy to follow everything in the rules. Let’s be honest. Do we always follow the speed limits when driving?
Flight restrictions have also become more intelligible since persistent updates of NFZ (no flight zones) make sense of where and how the drone can be operated. I am flying relatively much above the water and filming the ships.
The highest risk is the battery volume’s incorrect calculation capacity to fly back home or reach the closest solid surface at least. My advice is that always keep in mind that the wind direction and force can change in minutes, so never risk too much. I have risked, and believe me, and the adrenaline level has picked up in such cases.
It’s not a pleasant feeling when the drone flies back from a distance of 5 km above the sea. The battery level is around 60%, but you look at the display, and the range seems to be not getting less, but the % is shrinking quickly. Brrr. Luckily, I have never landed with the remaining volume under 20%.
I know I have a lot more to learn, both in improving flying skills and video and photo processing, but I like it very much.
Here is one of my recent long-distance flight over the Baltic Sea
Have a safe flight and spectacular footage!
December 10, 2019.
Another month is passed, and I want to add a couple of words to my post about DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone. I don’t want to talk much about how to fly, as there are tons of info to be found online — just my personal experience, which may not necessarily coincide with the generally accepted truth.
This time a little about how Mavic 2 quadcopter feels in extreme weather.
I do not want to say that in weather conditions, which clearly could lead to an aircraft accident or damage, but somewhat slightly above that guaranteed by the manufacturer as-.
Max Wind Speed Resistance 29–38 kph (8-10 m/s; 18-23 mph);
Operating Temperature Range -10°C to 40°C (14F-104F).
Operating Temperature Range 0℃ – 40℃ (32F-104F).
I’ve managed to fly when the wind speeds exceeded 15 m/s in gusts. It was done at a small height above the meadow to avoid major damages in an accident. Without going into detail, I can say that in about 20 minutes flight, the Mavic 2 Zoom drone showed great flying and filming capabilities. Unfortunately, I’ve deleted screen recording and filmed material, but I can say that the video’s quality was perfect, with no shaking or any other flaws.
The second extreme condition is low temperatures.
I haven’t tried to fly below minus ten degrees (14F) yet because we haven’t had one yet, but there’s no problem at -7C (19F). I didn’t even notice that battery is discharging more quickly.
So, my conclusion is this. Try not to use this drone as far as possible in situations out of the manufacturer’s limits, but… But if there is an unexpected change in the weather, then there is no need to panic, but to reduce flight height as much as possible and return home or descend into a nearby safe spot.
Another day I will write about the Must-Have tool for drone pilots, Airdata UAV platform.
January 14, 2020.
The weather is not the best to fly these winter days. Since I like to film ships most, the strong wind, rain, and short day are often a nuisance.
At the moment, I work more with the processing of existing materials and learn how to use video editing software more productively. I use the relatively expensive-The Final Cut Pro X. It is a revolutionary app for creating, editing, and producing the highest-quality video.
This app is for Mac computers, and my old MacBook Pro, early 2015 productivity was relatively weak, so I recently purchased MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019), processor 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i 7, memory 16GB 2667 MHz DDR4.
It is expensive, about $2.5 K laptop, but fun to work.
The next I am not satisfying is the quality of the picture on the iPhone X. It is more or less OK when filming distant objects, but when flying close to moving ships, I wish to have a better quality view safety, and better shots.
A couple of days back, I had a chance to insert into Mavic 2 controller the new iPhone 11 Pro Max. I don’t know what the quality of $700 worth of Mavic 2 smart controller is, but this new iPhone display is much better than the iPhone X because I need to save money and change my phone. I hope to do it in the next few months.
Here is my latest video. It’s the first video assembly with the help of MacBook Pro 16 2019. Productivity is excellent when compared to my previous 2015 MacBook Pro.
To be continued.
February 20, 2020
Recently I was tempted to film the Jurkalne bluffs, which were reported to collapse in winter storms. It was practically impossible from the beachside, and there was also limited access to the site on the ground.
I drove about 200 km to try to film that spectacular sight. There was some risk because the wind speed was much higher than 10 m/s (22 mph). In short, I flew for about 12 minutes, and, as it later turned out, gusts were even 17 m/s (38 mph). I had no problem with the stability of the picture and the signal all the time. Mavic 2 Zoom is behaving great in this wind.
To be continued.
March 3, 2020
One of my visitors was interested in the maximum flight time with one batterie charge. Here are some statistics, if anyone interests.
and the countries in which I have flown
Until the next news of my experience with the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone.
April 4, 2020. The COVID-19 Pandemic time.
At present, the whole world is struggling with the COVID-19 virus, and many are forced to sit at home and isolate themselves to not get sick.
Many people have plenty of spare time and need to use it as much as possible productive.
Unfortunately, thousands of people are unemployed, and, in addition to financial problems, it is also psychologically hard to treat this self-isolation.
I want to offer a couple of useful ideas about overcoming this period as painless as possible, and maybe it can help both psychologically and even financially in the future.
This post is about my experience of drone piloting and related activities like post-production and monetization of filmed material.
So, for those who are already drone owners, what do you do with your photo or video?
Nothing? It’s just for your own pleasure, or for pleasing your friends or relatives?
Even if so, ideas to excite this audience will come to an end relatively quickly.
Maybe your aerial video or photo might interest a wider audience?
It will undoubtedly be much more interesting than ground-based made video or photo material.
Why? Because, despite the increasing use of drones, it is still a relatively exclusive and unaccustomed gadget.
What do I suggest you do? The easiest way is to use YouTube to publish your finished material.
Most people also use it, but it is relatively difficult to earn in this way, especially at the very beginning. Still, to get into the YouTube Partner Program and start to earn, your channel needs 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months and 1,000 subscribers.
These are not easily achievable figures at all unless you’re lucky to film some really exclusive and viral material.
Here’s the second thing I recommend, build my own property on the Internet and share your shot by drone videos and photos with the whole world.
Create your own webpage for things you’re interested in and familiar with. Believe me, and it really isn’t that hard. If you think you can’t write it out to be interesting to anyone else, then I suggest you- just try. You’ll be surprised at how exciting and enjoyable it is.
What to start with?
The Internet is full of various offers, but I can recommend a really great platform based on my more than ten years of experience.
“Wealthy Affiliate Is The Go-To Program For Ethically Earning Money Online In The Long Run.”
Don’t be afraid. You won’t need a dime. No, you can perfectly productively start building your Internet property for absolutely no charge.
You will soon also understand whether it is worth dealing with the matter more seriously and investing funds for a really serious job.
Use this forced isolation time productively. Fly and film with a drone and publish material on your webpage, which can be even more enjoyable. Sooner or later, that job and hobby will also bring you a dollar or euro.
Be careful and hope that the world will soon curb this pandemic.
April 13, 2020
A couple of days back, I had a crash.
I flew to film the fishers over the river and crashed into a tree. It happened by flying sideways P-mode, and in this mode, the lateral optical sensors not active.
The most exciting thing is that I knew the side sensors didn’t work in this flight mode. It was my fault that I thought I was still above the river, but I didn’t take into account that there would be a bend in the river, and I flew out to the shore where I ran into an only tree there.
Playing optical zoom sometimes could lead to visual distance detection error.
As a result of the crash, Mavic 2 Zoom suffered relatively insignificant, one damaged propeller, while the battery disconnected and fell into the water and is no longer usable. Replace the propeller and battery; the test flight was OK.
Lessons learned and advice. Be careful with obstacles when flying sideways. Mavic 2 Sensors work only in some Intelligent flight modes and Tripod mode.
Watch the short video of this crash.
July 19, 2020.
I recently purchased a small sailboat I had long dreamed of. I like sailing and have started to do it in my primary school years. My hobby is a drone as well, and I want to combine flying and filming with sailing a little. Looking at the Volvo Ocean Race video and the great aerial views, I want to shoot the yacht from the air a little.
It is my first attempt to fly from the yacht, a very cautious one, but something that needs to be started.
to be continued
24 August 2020
Spent a perfect week sailing and flying from a great sailing boat, DUFOUR 36 Performance.
October 7, 2020
I bought a small sailboat in the summer for what I had long dreamed of. I’ve been very fond of sailing since I was a child. The local yacht club organizes competitions where I try to participate, but then it is practically impossible to film great views with sails. I am still a long way from the level of Volvo Ocean Race reporters.
I didn’t take part in the season’s closing regatta because a teammate was sick, so it was an opportunity to fly my DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and make some shots. The result you can watch below. This is a rather long video, and it took all night to assemble it and put it on YouTube.
I didn’t take part in the season’s closing regatta because a teammate was sick and no way to get good results to sail single-handed against full stuff boats, so it was an opportunity to fly my drone and make some shots. The result you can watch below.
This is a rather long video, and it took all night to assemble it and put it on YouTube. I don’t really know about applying LUT (lookup tables) to color correction? Perhaps the natural colors are better?
Watch both and say, what do You think.
No matter how good Mavic 2 Zoom drone is, it has its own flaws. Please read about this in my article about Mavic 2 intelligent flight battery bloating.
August 9, 2021.
Well, the next phase of my drone pilot begins. My faithful friend, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, is in the depths of the river, RIP. A new phase with the DJI Mavic Air 2S drone must now be started. See you soon!
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Thanks for the update on what a Mavic 2 zoom is. The tips you also provided about flying it with caution too, was also useful and helpful. I’ll love to know if this drone can be used by any levels of user, is it recommended to beginners or an expert in drone filming of flying?
Thanks for the update
Thank Salim for the comment. I thought it was a beginner because I had to start from scratch. If honestly, then DJI Mavic 2 is not a simple toy but a relatively complicated apparatus. I still have to learn a lot, but it’s just a matter of time and will.
Hi there. Thanks to you for writing this great article about the drone Mavic 2 Zoom. To be honest, I love this experience of yours with the drone, I can’t wait for the next post lol. Maybe I’ll just have to get myself one of this drone because I love them. But did you fix the propellers all by yourself?
Hi Alex and thanks for stopping by. There is no problem with replacing propellers, it only takes a couple of minutes. The drone can fly even with damaged propeller may be flying, but it’s better to keep it OK. I’ve read that DJI Mavic 2 Zoom can even fly only by three propellers.
Thanks for writing this article on mavic 20 zoom. I must commend you for a well done job for taking your time to write this article and your personal experience with drone flying. I can remember when I bought my first drone,it was a terrible experience when my drone got lost in the forest after I fly it to high distance. I have watch your videos you are doing great but there is still room for improvement
Thanks for taking time for comment. You’re right. I need to learn a lot, but nothing valuable in life comes without work and knowledge.
Great review Andrejs,
I’ve always wanted a drone, and I’m thinking of getting one for event coverage purposes and the Mavic 2 zoom looks super slick! Like an advanced robot look, would love to have that in my arsenal. I was surprised though when your drone had 40% battery but 5% left when landing, how long does it take for the battery to deplete that fast?
Thanks, Riaz to read my post. In fact, I was a little bit mistaken for that 5 %. I later looked at screen recording and was 15% left. The distance was about 3.5 km when the drone started on the road to home point and about 15 knots counter-wind. Wind direction and speed must always be taken into account.
Reading your informative review I learned a lot about DJI Mavic 2 ZOOM. This is undoubtedly a blessing of modern technology.
I believe that it is possible to earn a lot of money by filming and photographing through the drone. I like to be the owner of a quadcopter like this. Your tips will be of great help about how to use, what to focus on when buying it. By the way, if the rain suddenly falls while flying Mavic 2 ZOOM in the sky, what will happen?
Thank you sincerely for the wonderful interesting reviews.
Thanks for reading my article. This drone, as a most non-specialized quadcopter, isn’t water-resistant. It is not recommended to fly specifically in the rain, mist or snow. Though if you fly home immediately after the rain starts, I think there will be nothing tragic about Mavic 2. I got into that situation a few times, but the rain wasn’t strong, and the drone was in it for about a minute. I am still flying.
Hey! Thanks for sharing your experience on magic 2 zoom, this is really great. I really appreciate you taking time and breaking it all down for us. I would love to revisit for more articles like this. Again, thanks for building this website and investing time. It’s a great site.
Thanks, Musbau. Flying and filming from the air is really a fascinating hobby. I like it more and more, and maybe I can earn something with time.
Hi, I was actually interested in a Mavic 2 zoom drone, my brother has been considering one so I wanted to buy it as a gift for his birthday. He’s not very familiar to drones, though – this was the first one he would get. Do you think it’s hard for a beginner to get used to it? I mean, does it take more than 2-3 days to start controlling it well and everything? Also, are there any chances that you damage it if you’re not very used to controlling it? Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by Ashley. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Mavic 2 Pro drone is good for advanced drone pilots, and for beginners, IMO, I was the same. Mavic 2 has beginner mode and 2-3 days could be enough to learn how to fly in this mode. To learn all the possibilities, I think it would take at least 2-3 months. The apparatus is relatively durable, and just by snagging on branches, the only thing that could be damaged by it is propellers, but it is easy to replace and not expensive around $12 for a pair.
The use of drones in the photography is becoming more rampant and might even threaten the conventional way of taking pictures, which requires direct human handling.
My brother was just telling me how that a drone went from place to place taking pictures at a wedding that he recently attended. I think that is cool, I also thinK that DJI Mavic 2 ZOOM is also cool, judging from your detailed article on it.
This sounds so exciting and adventurous. I feel tickled by the theme. What an amazingly talented writer you are!
I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with lots of valuable information. I am just getting to know about mavic2 zoom and I must say this is an eye opener for me because i learnt alot from this piece. Thanks for sharing
Wow wow wow! I found myself over and over again as I watched the drone footage of the ship leaving port. You did a great job with that. If that is not good than I don’t know what great is.
Glad you got by those first two couple of scares with the drone. There is a learning curve in everything I guess. Good thing you survived to fly another day! Thanks for the tips and the great footage.
Thanks, Ceddy for the kind word. I think it’s always worth trying to do jobs better. Drone’s pilot skills take time, but improving the quality of the video needs more knowledge. I’m learning one and the other.
Hello; Your post is somewhat helpful to me as a beginner. It is always good when we are buying something to buy the quality instead of fearing the price. The excellent condition will compensate for the high cost.
Some Drone Battery life is longer than some others. Depending on your mission having more than one fully charged Battery is a wise choice.
I must say that the pic you have included with the ship on the water is a great job accomplished by a beginner as you called yourself. Your next aerial pic will no doubt go viral.
Thanks for stopping by. You are right, and I’ve already figured out a little. For example, it is advisable not to use white balance auto mode. I was used either cloudy or sunny preset in my last footage and I think the outcome is better.
I have benefited greatly from reading your article and you also said about drone and you shared the experience of buying your drone with us.I think that the things you shared will be helpful for everyone .Your article is an awareness post that will be helpful.Thank you very much for sharing your experience .
Thank you. I hope, with time, my experience will grow, and I will continue to share it.
First of all I must commend you for taking your time to share this article because you must have done a lot research. I have always vwanted to fly a drone and just like you I’m not good at buying electronics, I tend to be exposed to fake and I must commend you for sharing your experience as it has guided me on how to go about it. Thanks for the lesson and I will be checking up on your site to get more information
Thank you for your interest and time for your comment. The Internet is full of various types of information about DJI Mavic 2 drones. Since I’m still learning, it’s sometimes difficult for me to distinguish between what is valid but what is a waste of time. I will only try to focus on my personal experience in this post.
Hey there Andrejs,
Thanks for a great review about this drone. Thanks also for the tips on flying this drone and the difference between the two models. I am impressed by the Hasselblad camera on the Pro model. Seriously, Hasselblad?!? This must be a very professional brand taking very high-quality images.
My question is, would you suggest these models for a novice? If not, which ones would you suggest and why?
Thanks, Marios for the comment. I think DJI Mavic 2 can probably be a drone for beginners too. I was like that, and I am still in the process of learning to fly and film. Mavic 2 Pro camera is a bit from Hasselblad, but it’s far from the real brand. More like a value-raising trick.
Andrejs, I found your continuing saga about your purchasing and learning to use the Mavic 2 Zoom fascinating. I am technologically-challenged at best, and reading your story about buying and using the little quadcopter lets me get a feeling for this fascinating tech development.
I know a number of guys who have really gotten into drone-flying and your post helps me understand the frustrations as well as the triumphs of their learning process. Cool!
Your wanting to fly it over water and photograph sea-going vessels is also an interesting twist.
Hi. I loved reading your experience from ground zero about how to use the Mavic 2 zoom drone. A very interesting journey.
I have never owned a drone, I always thought they were just a fad and a cool gadget to own.
I now see more benefits to owning one thanks to your journey , being able to take amazing aerial photographs, and the fun you can have with it seems to be a cool way to spend a few hours.
Great tip about being careful where to land your drone, as that could prove costly.
Is there a cheaper drone, I could buy that will allow me to start playing around with, to get me into this?
Good luck to you. I look forward to reading more about what you get up to with your drone flying.
Thanks, Matthew for taking the time to write a comment. There are tons of cheaper drones to buy, but I prefer DJI product as this brand has proved as the top of consumers range quadcopter. What drone to buy? It depends on what you’re going to film and photograph. DJI Spark is great for short range and the price for the moment is just about $430. Flying time 16 min and range 2 km (1.2 miles). For my needs, the range and time are too little as I used to fly up to 5 km offshore to film ships.
Thanks a lot for write about the Mavic 2 Zoom. It’s really a great article. I love photography. So, obiously I want a drone with good quality for my photography. But the problem is I don’t enough idea about the drone. But you share your experience about the Mavic 2 zoom. It’s solved my all problems. So, I’m gonna order it from Amazon.
I havve wuestionnfor you that’ can you please share the experience it’s battery life?
I’m gonna share this post with my freinds. I’m quite sure they will become and check your website and learn more about the Mavic 2 zoom.
Thanks for the comment. As far as I am aware, the battery life DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro is the largest of the current consumer drones. The manufacturer gives 31 minutes in perfect weather.
I would like to buy a drone as a gift, would you advise the mavic 2 zoom for a complete beginner?
We will mainly be filming in the mountains and upcountry where we usually go for camping. So, we may not have the problem of flying over the water.
I like the specs of mavic 2 zoom, especially the fact it can film with 4K resolution. The quality of the image is pretty great.
Thanks for reading my article and asking for advice! I was, too, and still, consider myself a beginner, but I never regret buying Mavic 2 Zoom. As far as I know, then cheaper DJI drone as Mavi Air or DJI Spark can shoot in 4K quality, but Mavi 2 Zoom or Pro has longer flight time and further safe flight distance significantly. If you’re planning to fly and film in the hills, then Mavic 2 is the right choice. It is no problems flying above the water just do not miss the time to fly back someplace over solid ground.
Hello. I feel a little overwhelmed by the information provided about Mavic 2 Zoom so I appreciate that you shared your experience at 0. It seems an interesting experience, but that any new thing you are dealing with involves a lot of learning and some mistakes. If you want to become a good professional, you will continue to learn all the secrets about Mavic 2 Zoom, you will make mistakes, but in the end you will do something. I wish you luck.
Hello Carmen! I am absolutely convinced that the best school and knowledge is to start whatever you want and learning from mistakes. Thanks for the comment.
The Mavic 2 Zoom is one of the best drones DJl has ever made. This is great advice you are giving from having the experience of using this drone. Now someone can get a good review from this post before purchasing the Mavic 2 Zoom.
There is a reason why it is one of the best drones DJl has made. I’ve read reviews about other drones, but this one is by far the best I have come across.
Thank you for sharing your experience with this product and all the best to you.
Thanks for the comment. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro are really great drones. Although they are a relatively expensive quadcopter, I am absolutely convinced that the price is entirely in line with quality. I’ve seen on internet similar design drones for about $100 – $200. I think it’s even dangerous to fly these machines.
I have been flying my own drones for about 2 years now and I thought that it’s time to get a very high-quality one at last. A friend of mine suggested Mavic 2 Zoom and now I can see why.
I mean besides all else, the quality of its video is out of this world and it’s exactly what matters to me the most. I think I’ll go for it with the first given chance!
Thanks a lot for the detailed review!
Hi Harry! I am happy with DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone. Video and photo quality is great. It may be that the Pro version is better for night shots but the presence of optical zoom is more important.
That’s an amazing and interesting article. I’m excited about the product Mavic 2 Zoom drone. How much technology has progressed? The quality of the image in the video is very good. Keep going and I’m sure you’ll soon get past the beginner’s level. Thank you for sharing your experience. We are waiting for more videos.
Thanks, Thodoris for kind words. It is entirely right that, with time, experience grows and the main thing is to learn from mistakes and to follow the rules of drone flights, which are slightly different in each country.
Now this is a pretty cool looking drone, looks military in design and look at first glance.
A Mavic 2 Zoom would be great addition for a teenager to adult really into the drone space.
I think it would be rather addictive once you start using it on a daily basis.
However, erring on the side of caution when operating the drone would be advisable, as it is clear with its design it could cause some damage to equipment, property, people if misused.
You’re right that drone needs to be piloted with great care and caution. In fact, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is not a toy and can only be flown in many countries from 18 years of age. There are also relatively many flight restrictions, not only in the vicinity of airports and military facilities. It is also necessary to obtain a drone management certificate so that it can be used as safely as possible.
I would definitely love to get my hands on this because this looks like an amazing drone. Just like you I also don’t have a lot of experience with making use of drones and I guess I would get better in time. You did a pretty good job learning how to fly this and acquitting yourself with its features. I had a lot of trouble understanding just how to properly fly the first drone I made use of which was similar drone to this.
I guess you can say I have gotten a bit of experience and I should be able to operate this better.
Drone flights also have to comply with the many prohibitions and restrictions. I had a relatively unpleasant case recently when I nearly lost control over Mavic 2 Zoom. You can look at screen recording from this case in my post.
Best Drone on the market! I have probably a dozen of them and this 1 is by far my favorite! I let my 5 year old niece fly it while I stood close by! Put it up high in the air and off she went! Hit return home! It’s as simple as that! Wanna make a video just hit record! Love this thing! Hundreds of flights no issues!
Awesome review Andrejs.
You’re right Jordan. Mavic 2 is really a great drone with which you can take excellent footage from above. I’m just in the process of learning. I’ve had errors and minor accidents, luckily not very painful. It’s the best way to learn. Thank you.
Hey thank you for the awesome post! i really enjoyed the videos actually! This is great for those who are more visual in nature, much like myself. I also like how you have made it almost like a journal entry post, and it keeps us updated on how good (and in some cases bad) the drone is. Thank you!
Thank Yessie for the kind words. Flying and filming with a drone is a thing I’ve started from scratch, and all I’ve written is just my experience, which might be useful for someone.
Good to read an update on your ongoing learning experience with this drone. You’ve clearly learned a lot in eight months and this post forms a really useful introduction and checklist for someone interested in getting their own drone, plus some things to avoid buying and doing. Great article, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the kind words. The purpose of this article is to try to step-by-step to write how to use a drone. I assume some of my writings may seem relatively naive and useless. All here is from my own experience and true.
Hello there,thanks for this awesome article.it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i must say that your tips were very helpful especially the one about flying it with caution….I really love drones…….but I want to know if there any user restrictions like beginner or expect when it come to flying this drone.
Thanks for the comment. For me, flying and filming with a drone has become a delightful hobby. I also started from scratch, and I’m learning a lot now. Maybe others have learned a lot more than I for eight-month. I think it depends on how often you fly and how risky you are. I’m trying not to take any particular risks, but meantime, I’m not only operating in calm weather and only on open fields, as well.
This article is very simple and to the point of what the Mavic 2 Zoom is. I think the drone hobby is super cool and I want to get into it when I get enough money to get a good footage drone with a nice camera. Do you think the the Mavic 2 Zoomi is a good drone and it’s worth the price?
When we talk about the quality and price of different drones, then only I can say is DJI producing high-end products. Besides Mavic 2 Zoom drone, I own DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal for smooth and tricky filming and foto with a smartphone. DJI recently started trading DJI Mavic Mini for $400.Despite being a quality product, I would have little to do with it today. Mainly because of a much shorter distance, flying time, and output quality characteristics.
I love how you’ve continued this post so we can keep up with your journey of learning to fly a drone!
I’ve been thinking about getting one for my husband for some time now, so it was really interesting for me to see how a beginner learnt to use the Mavic and also the mistakes you made along the way.
Great idea! I have to tell my wife, maybe she can think about the next gift.
Let me first take a moment to say how helpful this post has been. I have no doubts many more people would learn greatly from it. Also, I believe it is worth mentioning how you decided to keep your urges to check, instead of doing what most people in your shoes would do, you decided to wait and get the original DJI mavic 2 zoom. I have no doubt that with patience and deliberate practice, anyone can become competent.
You are right that almost everyone can learn to fly and film with a drone, as all of us are learning from the beginning to drive the car as well. I would lie if I claimed I didn’t care when $1.5K quadcopter flies 5 km into the sea, and the level of the battery is declining rapidly when flying back. I’m always trying not to take big risks, though.
Hi. I have been considering buying a drone and I have found your updates very useful. One of the points I have taken note of is concerning accessories, purchasing a third battery. Even though you mentioned in further updates that you managed a way around this charging the 2nd battery with the car but a third battery can be key in some ocassions.
Another point I’ll always bear in consideration is were I land my drone.
Thank you for all these tips.
Thank you. It will soon be a year of active use OF DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and I will honestly say so. Naturally, the extra batters, the better, but for the time being, I’ve got two because, as I said, I’m charging with the car charger while I’m using the other one. Nevertheless, I consider buying a third battery.
You are no longer being a complete beginner in drones! There are people who didn’t ever put one single drone to fly, while you have already started using a drone and gained experience in stages. It’s interesting the way you describe it in episodes!
Drones are a part of the nowadays’ amazing technology, allowing us to easily see the world from above, even if we cannot actually fly [yet :)]. The universe of drones is still unexplored for many of us! And driving a drone above water really needs you to stay put, that is true.
Keep on doing it and best regards! Peter
You’re right, Peter. Despite the introduction of ever-increasing restrictions on drone flights, many things and views can be photographed and filmed for what could not be dreamed of before.
We use drone photos for our remodeling firm to see what condition the roof is in and to get a good view of the landscape. I think that drones are a great tool for these projects.
Making sure to land the drone in a safe place is a good idea. Great tip about buying a better quality micro SD card. I never realized to think about the 4k filming effect.
Your videos of ships were interesting because it is something I have never seen. Do you get better quality photos shooting on a cloudy day or a sunny day?
Thanks for sharing your almost yearly progress of using this drone. It sounds like something that will last a long time and well worth the price.
Thanks, Sharon, for the comment. I’m more involved in filming, but sometimes I have to shoot the photo as well. Usually, better photos come when the sun isn’t.
Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article.I have always wanted a drone and am hoping to get it for some of my program purposes.And right away that article about your drone caught my eye.The Mavic 2 zoom looks really cool.And the tips you provided about flying it carefully were very effective and helpful .To me it looks like an advanced robot. I like that this drone can be used by any level user.One of my questions is how long can it take to run out of battery?Good luck with your article.
Thanks, Shanta, for the interest.
THE duration of THE DJI Mavic 2 battery at perfect weather is 31 minutes. In reality, it’s usually less, though my record is 26 minutes, and another 10% charge remains after landing.
It is an awesome journey with the drone 👍! I can see you are very satisfied with it.
For me personally, I have had my Mavic 2 Zoom for a couple of months, and have absolutely no problems at all. I spent a lot of time watching tutorial videos on the Internet before making this purchase, so I think I was already pretty familiar with how the drones are operated.
I would encourage anybody to contemplate making this purchase to do the same. This is my second DJI drone. I also have a Phantom 3 Standard. Needless to say, this Mavic 2 Zoom is in a whole different league. I fly drones purely for fun. I have no intention of doing anything commercial with them.
This is just a fun hobby for me, and this drone does not disappoint.
By the way, does the ship real? If yes, how you can get the permission to shot it?
Thanks for the comment and the pleasure of reading the thoughts of real users. Yes, the ships are real, and I have permission to fly in the port area of Riga. I work as a VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) operator; it’s something like an air traffic controller only in a seaport.
I have heard from other drone pilots filming ships; there are no particular restrictions on flying around merchant ships. It is not recommended to fly over ships with dangerous goods closer than 50 meters.
Wow! Drones have grown to become the perfect equipment to soothe all sort of recordings and captures and I know they can only get better. This mavic 2 zoom, I have never used it but then, it really has got some very great features that I feel would make it perform excellently well when being used. Thanks for giving this much details on it
DJI is a Chinese company, and currently, the most popular and advanced drones are born right there. USA Altel Robotics Evo great drones on his feet. In terms of price, they are a third cheaper, and the feedback is not bad either. I don’t know; I haven’t used it. At least I think DJI is like comparing Chinese Apple to EVO’s Korean Samsung. Time and users will show who is more valuable.
Hey man, I really wanna commend you on this achievements you have made, alas you realized your dreams of owning a drone
The DJI mavin 2 zoom drone is a very superb one have seen drones made by DJI so I can testify to their authenticity, the footage from high is quite visionary and eye friendly, I too would like to own a drone one day, so I can improve my skills and broaden my horizons.
Thanks for this post about Mavic 2 zoom and for sharing your experience with us. Following your journey, you really made progress and I can’t wait to see your next post on the subject.
I’m starting a traveling and photography blog, and I’m really tempted by the idea of having a drome like this one.
Which features to focus on when buying a drone?
Do you have a buying or another resource to recommend me?
Thank Sebastian for the interest.
Buying a drone needs to be understood for what purposes it will primarily be used for. DJI products are at high levels, and I compare it to Apple or Audi.
Yes, I still use DJI Osmo Mobile 3. It’s a great helper in filming or photographing with a smartphone.
I found your article very useful, elaborative and informative. I have learnt a lot from your drone flying experience with Mavic 2 Zoom.Its seems very good .It is very good for any event , sights and scenery coverage.It comes with its accessories like charger, communication cable , battery charger , power cable etc.
Do we need a license for Mavic 2 Zoom flying ?
Thanks for sharing this great article on Mavic 2 Zoom.
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the feedback. As far as I know, there is no need for a special license to fly a drone. Although various restrictions depending on which drone you operate. There are many different restrictions where you can fly, how high, and how close to certain objects can be. It mainly applies to aerodromes and military facilities. There are also relatively different restrictions on UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) use in different countries. Rules in the EU (European Union) States are relatively united. As far as I know, Canada is particularly unfriendly to drone users.
Very in deep and helpful article for all passion movie or photo makers. I am not an expert in this field, but I think it is very well written, because of the depth as mentioned, as well as the details regarding your own usage. Especially what will users of the product find useful are definitely the details of your own experiences during the purchase and usage.
What I liked further, are the posts separated by days, so people can have much more idea of timely being it reviewed and proofed. Together with the videos and images it serves your audience as a perfect guide. Well done!
You’re right, Julius should write more frequently, but I don’t want to write just to have more content on my page. I try to provide information that has been verified and based on personal experience.
Thanks for this thorough review of the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone. There has been a lot of hype about this device, and I was searching for just such an article that would fill me in! I am a drone addict and this is one that caught my eye. I do not mind paying for quality, I have had bad experiences with cheap ones that are basically toys that do not work long or properly.
Having a backup battery is a minimum requirement from my experience as well, and any drone I am spending this much on I will budget for that. All the other accessories you have listed I have made note of as well. Based on your experience, I can save time by getting it all at one time.
You have created some really great videos over the time you have been using the drone, I am impressed. This hands-on review and advice are more than enough to convince me to get one. I will likely also go with the zoom over the pro, that $200 I can stick into accessories. You have some beautiful videos from this drone by the way!
Thanks, Dave, for feedback. Everything is right about what you’re writing about. I’ll honestly say, a year ago, when I bought a drone, I wanted to buy a Pro version, but there were some credit problems. This time I was lucky because I realized that optical zoom for me is more valued than a 20-pixel camera.
This is an amazing article. I began to read because I enjoy flying drones. But, I am not in your league. Our drones have been hobby type models. I learned on an inexpensive, non-camera model. Once I felt comfortable, I purchased an inexpensive “snaptain”. It works well for messing around. I won’t be all that upset if I wreck it or loose it. Because it is very light, the wind plays a large part in whether or not I fly it. I hope that your learning does lead you into a money making career.
Thanks for the comment. You are right that wind strength is one of the main safety factors. Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro version drones are relatively good fliers when it comes to the wind.
The first warning of a strong wind appears at approximately wind speed 10 m/s (22 mph). After my experience, it is not so dangerous. The main thing is to follow the direction of the wind to safely RTH (return to home) or at least reach a safe place to land. Even if you landed a drone in a distant meadow, it would be relatively simple to find it as “find my drone” feature (like GPS tracking system) works perfectly.
Wow, thanks for an in-depth over-time review of the Mavic 2 Zoom. Like in the beginning of your post, I too am not familiar with drones, although it certainly sounds like something very interesting to learn. Your tips about choosing the right places to land and taking note about battery life as well as not flying over water are all helpful especially when these are professional expensive equipments. Very interested to know if you could really make money from filming using your drone?Will need that to justify paying for this :-). Thanks again!
You ask about whether I earn anything with my drone.
I didn’t advertise anything specifically, and I wasn’t doing commercial filming with the help of a drone. Various offers pop up after the video was published on YouTube or Vimeo.
I’ll say that at least half the price of Mavic 2 Zoom has been recovered.
I absolutely loved your article about the Mavic 2 drone quadcopter. I’ve not seen what they can do until I watched your beautiful videos. I want a drone now! I’m curious how do you make money with them?
I have bookmarked your site because your journey is fascinating, thank you for sharing it with us. My favourite part is where the river meets the sea, amazing thank you, krs PurpleLioness
Wow. For me is the first time when i read such an complex article with all this useful information. I’m a beginner in this drone industry if i can say that. I watch your videos and I realize how amazing these Mavic 2 Zoom is. In my opinion, such a drone is worth all the money. If I want to buy this drone do I get a storage card from it?
Thanks and keep in touch!
If we are talking about the SD storage card, we should look at the offers. I recommend buying one of the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom bundle offers, which usually comes with an SD storage card and extra battery. In any case, buying storage card and battery separately you’ll lose cash.
Firstly, thanks for the post. I also had a cheap Chinese drone, which were very disappointing to me. The slightest gust of wind would take it off course, and the camera wasn’t that great at all. To be honest this put me off from owning a drone at all. My thought was to have a cheap one to practice with first. Although I am starting to look at drones again, I have decided to rather save up some money and buy something of quality. Looking at your post and footage the Mavic 2 Zoom looks like the best option for a beginner like me, and can be utilized effectively until expert. I do a lot of 4×4 off road driving, and this will be great to get some action videos from the air.
Hello Martin! For off-road driving, this drone is a great choice. You can even film yourself without stepping out of ATV because Mavic 2 is equipped with Intelligent Flight Modes, where one of the functions is Tracking Modes. Works perfectly on open trails, but in the woods, you need to be more cautious.
It serious i have not seen a drone or bought some before, but your article taught me your experience on your first time of buying a drone and flying it in the air. What really knew about drones was that it used by film creators. Your second really explain your second clash. Please were you the one climbing that tree?
The Amazon description mentions up to 31 minutes flight time with the Mavic 2 Zoom drone. My question, is that an accurate description in your opinion? 31 minutes? My brother has two drones and can often be found complaining about the battery charge and how it doesn’t last long enough to get some real filming done before it has to be recharged. Granted, I agree with your advice about purchasing an extra battery, but it could still be problematic if you have to change it after only 15 minutes or so. By the way, I really enjoyed your video footage over the sea. So smooth.
Thank Michelle for the interest! You are right that rarely can a battery withstand 31 minutes because in nature very rarely the weather conditions are ideal- calm and with an appropriate temperature. From my experience, if the air temperature is not below 0 C, you can count safely for 25 minutes of flight time and even about 5-10% remaining battery charge.
Hello Andre, my biggest dream is to own a renown music and media company. I have always loved drone. The first time I saw them flying was when I went for a large music concert. I have seen a few online for very cheap price and I was actually preparing to get one. Oops! So I think it must be a fake one.
Your experience with the Mac 2 Zoom has been really nice and I’ll love to have similar experience someday. However, I need to prepare my self financially to get this original drone and other equipments I’ll need.
This sounds so exciting and adventurous. I feel tickled by the theme. What an amazingly talented writer you are! I found myself over and over again as I watched the drone footage of the ship leaving port. There is a learning curve in everything I guess. Good thing you survived to fly another day! Thanks for the tips and the great footage.
Thanks, Parveen! You are right that much more needs to be learned so that you can fly more securely and take shots in better quality. Unfortunately, there are drone users who fail to comply with the rules of flying, which coming more stringent. This mostly applies to drone use near airports and above people’s gatherings. I think some of the prohibitions are unfounded.
Very unique article and interesting one. I really want to buy Mavic 2 Zoom drone after reading your post and the video you shared looks like some movie scene. But for now, I can’t afford this. And the website is very professional this is all about technical stuff and I love that. I must say, you have given very detailed info about the product I will definitely try the product.
Keep sharing knowledge.
Thank you very much for saying kind words. Filming with a drone is really an enthusiastic thing. I like to learn and correct errors. When you publish a filmed on YouTube, you please others, and sometimes I see what you need to improve.
Thank you so much for your review on Mavic 2 Zoom Drone. I heard of the company while back my friend got the handheld one for his iphone. I always wanted to get my hands on the drone so I can a wide shot video for both my husband and I. We are a SAG Aftra actor and updating our demo reel is important. The wind factor can be tricky. Anyways, that sounds like a good buy! I have to tell my husband about this and make him read your post 🙂
About the wind strength, I can say from my recent experience that on the wind speed, 15 m/s (33 mph) can be flown relatively safely, despite the warnings that appear on the screen.
Well this drone is definitely all in one package I would say. I am also really glad you tested it in different weather conditions, because I am planning on using it on really low temperatures. Seems it passed that test for you.
Also, the camera work is just amazing. All the important data regarding the drone work can be seen and that really makes it something special.
I will definitely check more about the drone on Amazon.
And I will bookmark your website for future posts.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro is really a great apparatus. I haven’t failed yet. You must fly with caution and try to follow the rules to avoid entering the blacklist.
I have read the topic and I come to know about Mavic 2 Zoom much. I knew little about but today after reading this I have learned much about it. now am clear how to get money by flying it. really it is a great thing to be earning money. but how many days need to learn this? I want to share it in my social network and want to bookmark it for my friends.
Many many thanks for informing us of the information.
Thank you for this very helpful post. I did not know what Mavic 2 zoom was and I appreciate these details. I think from your review, DJI Mavic 2 zoom is what I was looking for, I like this will help me film making office and I have to purchase it. Can I pick my order up and avoid shipping cost? Can I order multiple orders at one time?
On the shipping cost, I can say it depends on where the drone will be purchased and your location. I was buying at a local dealer for the same price as the official DJI online shop.
Hello Andre, The use of drones in the photography is becoming more rampant and might even threaten the conventional way of taking pictures, which requires direct human handling.
My brother was just telling me how that a drone went from place to place taking pictures at a wedding that he recently attended. I think that is cool, I also thinK that DJI Mavic 2 ZOOM is also cool, judging from your detailed article on it.
You’re right about wedding photographing. I was at four relatives’ weddings last August, and there were professional wedding photographers as well. I felt how unfavorably they looked at my drone.
Thank you for sharing this amazing article about What is the Mavic 2 zoom. I for one did not know anything about this wonderful aerial vehicle until not so long ago ,just by reading this part, It is an unmanned aerial vehicle, drone or quadcopter for filming and shooting good enough footage and pics from the sky. I remembered the first time seeing one of those flying about us outside the mall park a lot of people got hurt running away thinking it was carrying a bomb or something.None of us knew what it was. Today by reading your article I got to know more and the tips you also provided about flying it with caution was also useful and will be helpful to those who are pertienate about flying them. I guess nothing in life that is valuable comes without work. I will share your article with my male friends. Great post.
Wishing you are the best!
You are absolutely right Fiona!
This is really exciting, informative and adventurous article. Technology can really be amazing. The DJI MAVIC Zoom drone is a highly technological device that can fly and film photos and videos in inaccessible places with ease. Skill to drive a take pictures is no easy feat according to the blog but am surprised about the video clips taken at vintage points. I wonder if is there’s a need for permission for flying ithat are regulations to be followed. Otherwise this a not a tool of pastime but an opportunity to to develop and create solution oriented technological programs. It has a potential of developing into bigger intervention projects especially for solving spatial geo-economic challenges in less advantaged communities for research purposes.
You’re right about different rules, regulations, and limits on flying a drone. They vary slightly in each country, but the main limits are relatively similar. Don’t fly near airports, above military facilities, and exercise caution when flying at the gathering site of people.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the journey from beginning till today with Mavic 2 Zoom drone. It was very motivational and gave a lot of tips on the maneuvering of the little bird and your continued confidence with each post. The videos shot by your drone are really excellent!
Hello,very unique article and interesting one. I really want to buy Mavic 2 Zoom drone after reading your post and the video you shared looks like some movie scene. But for now, I can’t afford this. And the website is very professional this is all about technical stuff and I love that. There is a learning curve in everything I guess. Good thing you survived to fly another day! Thanks for sharing.
I guess there is a learning curve to everything! You’ve captured some absolutely incredible footage and seem to have become quite adept at flying! But I know you had some learning opportunities along the way. 🙂
That latest footage from the Jurkalne bluffs is really beautiful and so peaceful. Thank you for sharing it with us! You are a real pro.
Hi Andrejs, It is an awesome review and I enjoyed it lot.
Thank you very much for the nice review. Your review is very useful. You have posted about Mavic 2 zoom drone.
I had a drone which was good. But recently it was destroyed. I am looking to buy a drone. I use drone for making videos and photos shot. I have learned a lot of things from your review. Your review is very useful. I will buy this kind of drone soon.
I will share the post with others. Thank you again. I am waiting for your next article. your article is so much educative and informative. I hope this drone will work properly.
Great article on the Mavic 2 Zoom. I have always wanted a drone but have never gotten one. My son had one for awhile but sold it after he wrecked it. Now I know what to look for in a drone and some things to stay away from. Several people around here make good money selling recordings of peoples homes and land.
After reading your post I think that the Mavic 2 Zoom is probably the type of drone that I will get when the time is right. Thank you for such an interesting post on a topic I had been wondering about.
Hi Andre, impressive post to learn about quadcopters in general, and to see what are you achieving with Mavic 2 Zoom. I must admit I am still more in the Chinese cheap drones, but of course I am not flying 3 or 5 miles into the sea as you are doing. I saw your videos, and seems Mavic 2 Zoom is not getting so good lighting (eg. vertical filming of the vessel). Do you think this quality is enough to offer services to monitor infrastructures? (eg. Communication towers, Factories, etc). Thanks again and best regards, Jabu
Thanks, Jabox, for the comment. You’re right that sometimes you might not have the right lighting, but I’m still learning. Although some errors in filming admitted can be corrected fairly well by using LUT (Look up table) or other tools and editing software. I think DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro can undoubtedly be used to provide different services.
I really like your hands on experience and review of the Mavic 2 Zoom drone. Sorry about the propeller incidence- it’s good that there were spares at hand. From what I’ve seen in your YouTube footage of movement of ships in the Freeport of Riga, this drone is doing an impeccable job. All the best in your adventures and keep uploading them for us to enjoy!
Thanks for the kind words!
Hello there, firstly I must say how helpful this post has been. I have no doubts many people would learn greatly from it. Also, You mentioning how you decided to keep your urges to check is definitely worth it as, if I was to e the one it this context or situation I would forget but , you decided to and hang around so you could get DJI mavic 2 zoom.Anyone can become competent if and only if then copy this similar act you have portrayed, and a little amount of study too.
In my opinion, the most crucial thing in this hobby is that the process of flying and video photography should be carried out on its own is to bring pleasure to you. Nothing arises fro itself. We need to train, fly, make mistakes and learn from others.
Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. Let me first take for a minute to state how supportive this post has been. I have no questions a lot more individuals would gain extraordinarily from it. Likewise, I trust it merits referencing how you chose to keep your desires to check, rather than doing what the vast majority from your point of view would do, you chose to pause and get the first DJI Mavic 2 zoom. I have almost certainly that with persistence and conscious practice, anybody can get skilled. Thanks for the information. I think this article will benefit everyone.
Hello, thanks for sharing your experience on magic 2 zoom, this is really great. I really appreciate you taking time and breaking it all down for us. I enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with lots of valuable information. I am just getting to know about mavic2 zoom and I must say this is an eye opener for me. Thanks for sharing
Amazing article and i like how you added to your reporting as you used the drone more and more. One thing that i find extremely important when flying a drone is obviously the battery. Maybe i have missed it in your article but can you tell me how much is the maximum flying time you get our of it?
I had a few cheap drones that didn’t last long and I am considering in buying a good quality one but I want to be sure that it’s battery can hold a respectable amount of time. Oh and if you know ho big the battery is I would appreciate it. Thanks!
To answer your question, see my latest update on the post.
Hello,Thanks for the update on what a Mavic 2 zoom is. The tips you also provided about flying it with caution too, was also useful and helpful I love this experience of yours with the drone, I can’t wait for the next post .Maybe I’ll just have to get myself one of this drone because I love them.
Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful information.I have very little knowledge about drones.However, I have seen many discussions about this before.You’ve talked about the Mavic 2 Zoom.From your discussion, I found complete information about the drone.You’ve come to us with a great discussion.I hope you come to us with more new information like this so that we can know many more new things.
Thanks again for sharing such a great article.
Hi, ANDREJS. Thank you for writing a beautiful article entitled What Is the Mavic 2 Zoom? Taking pictures and videos is like a snack to me.I work in music videos as a hobby.So my desire to buy a drone that is durable and robust has been around for a long time. Loved the Mavic 2 zoom drone reading your article and I want to buy it.I’m more interested in the fact that someone I know has bought this drone and its battery charge lasts a long time. After buying it I will share the feelings with you.
Thanks for the comment. Definitely split with me about your first impressions when you buy this great DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone.
Thanks for the in-depth review here of the Maverick drone. I wanted to buy a quadcopter a long time ago, but I didn’t want to buy fake either but I would imagine it is hard to copy or is already copied as you mentioned in China as you mentioned. Quite surprising if it has. I love the video footage you get from the Maverick my friend has one and it’s awsome and I love the follow me home setting where you just walk and it follows you using GPS.
Thanks for writing such an informative article on mavic 2 zoom. This article has really helped me and taught me how to fly a drone. I always had interest for drones but was a so difficult for me to make use of it. I never knew drone batteries last so long. Thank you sharing such a great and amazing article and I hope to see more article ad helpful as this topic
Hello there! This is an amazing review. For me, the Mavic 2 series isn’t a massive improvement on the original Mavic Pro when it comes to raw flight specs. The drones can stay airborne for a couple minutes longer (31 instead of 29), and can fly a few miles per hour faster than their forebears.
I haven’t delved into the details of the Mavic Pro, but I chose the version of Mavic 2 Zoom mainly because of the advantage of optical zoom. Often, when you can’t, or it is prohibited fly close enough to a filmable object, I can bring it closer without losing quality.
Hi, it is a great and nice feeling to know that someone will create a great website like this and also create a write up on an article like this. Does are helpful to me and I would prefer longer and safer flight because I use it mostly for hiking. The magic 2 zoom fits into what I desire. Thank you for this post
Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I wish many days I would use a drone and was hoping for a registration with the drone.And the Mavic 2 zoom in your register is really awesome I have this zoom I want to use and it will be very fun to fly.And this picture is so beautiful to look at and I really like the tips provided by the teaching and I think it won’t be a problem for me.I will collect this zoom very quickly and after using it I will share new experiences with you.
It’s interesting how a less expensive model can have a function that the more expensive model doesn’t have. This shows how big of a field photography and filming is and that someone looking to get one of these should have a good idea of what he will be doing with it. What surprises me is that you went for a 1k model with zero experience. You wanted the real deal from the beginning it seems.
Maybe it’s true that you shouldn’t have started immediately with a relatively expensive model without any experience. I didn’t regret it anyway. For me, range, flight time, and optical zoom were the main criteria. Mavic 2 Zoom meets all these criteria.
Fantastic article on flying a drone like your Mavic 2 Zoom. One day I would love to purchase a drone but like you in the beginning.
I am afraid of ruining a new drone in my first flight. I guess I could start with a cheap one and work my way up, but as of now it will have to wait.
It’s amazing to watch you progress from a beginner to an intermediate flyer.
I am writing this in mid March of 2020 a year after you started flying. I’m sure you have progressed even further.
I’m also impressed all of the knowledge you picked up. You have to learn lighting for filming, aeronautics for determining your flying profiles and how to fly over large expanses of ocean. This cannot be easy.
You show great video production skills as well.
Great job all around.
As I said, I’m still learning. I’m starting to go more into video processing right now. There’s a lot to study and learn.
Woooooow! what a diligent and detailed account of your experience with the mavic 2 zoom. Its indeed a journey worth sharing. Thanks for this unique article you have put together. The most scary component i dread is the flight blades, because my kids would love to share the experience with me so i have lots of questions in mind; can we find drones that the blades have a safety cage around it? Another issue that i worry about is the battery flight capacity. Can we find a drone with a battery flight time of 2 hours or more? I have developed love for drones lately and would love to own a reliable but simple drone that is not for professional video purposes, please can you offer a recommendations? How long does it take to practice and become good enough? Thank again for your great website. Cheers!
Thanks for stopping by. I don’t know a consumer drone who can fly for 2 hours. In my opinion, anyone can learn to fly and film. It depends on desire.
Hello, I’m so passionate about your Mavic 2 Zoom drone especially on its design as you portrayed an image of it flying. It’s like a dream come true if I can find myself in it. You also said this drone is ” an unmanned aerial vehicle”, please can you be more explicit?
Your website is as well very much well designed and organized. and your knowledge on drones seems not to be that of a beginner as you claimed. I hope you produce us the latest developments of these fascinating devices so that we can get the right information as we become a regular visitor to your amazing enterprise.
Thanks for stopping by. UAV stands for “unmanned aerial vehicle”. It is “an aircraft without a human pilot onboard and a type of unmanned vehicle. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system; which includes a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two.” Wikipedia
First of all, thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us about a review on Mavic 2 Zoom Drone. After reading your article I really want to buy Mavic 2 Zoom drone after reading your post and the video you shared looks like some movie scene. Your review was very well organized. Loved reading and got to know a lot after reading
I have to tell my friends about this and make him read your post 🙂 I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I want to share this article on my social media and I think if I share your article on my social media everyone will know about it
My son-in-law bought a drone about 4 months ago. I did not even know what the word drone meant until he charged this little helicopter and tried flying it in our backyard. Now, by chance, I come across your page and wow! I learn so much with you as you explain about this drone that you have bought. I agree with the battery as every time the drone’s battery is flat he has to wait until fully charged again. A bit of a shlep! I love the features you mentioned here and will tell my son-in-law to have a look at the Mavic 2. All I am interested in is the camera and I see you are showing the different specs on the cameras. Am I right in saying that the pro is the one with the better camera?
Thank you so much for reviewing Mavic 2 Zoom Drone. I have a drone but it was broken. So I decided to buy a new drone. I use drones to create my YouTube videos. I know so many things by reading your article. It’s a very important article for me. Your review is helpful for me. I am gonna buy this type of drone soon.
Thank you for the review again. I am sharing your article with my friends. Best of luck for you and your website. Keep going.
Great that the set came with extra propellers, so at least you could continue to operate your drone. I was surprised to read that an extra set only costs $12, as I thought it would be a lot more.
Thanks also for the great tips, as there must be nothing worse than losing your drone in the sea.
I think it is better for a beginner to start off with a cheaper drone, even if the quality of the photos isn’t great, as rather learn from your mistakes and get more experience before progressing onto a more expensive drone.
It has almost been a year to the day that you decided to invest in the Mavic 2 Zoom. You started out as a beginner. So, I am interested to know how the Mavic 2 Zoom is working for you after all these months? You must be more of a professional now and have learned to maneuver the drone since day one.
You’re right; it’s nearly a year since I am an active drone user. I’ve learned a lot of things. Above all, flying skills, as well as a bit of filming, photographing, and post-production editing. There’s a lot still to learn, but I like it.
When I first saw your site based on GPS navigation systems, i thought of what’s installed in most cars. We need our navigation systems to get us from place to place. (Whoever invented that idea, Bless them). Who’d ever thought that’ll make our lives easier? Now, through advanced technology, GPS’s are installed in drones. An interesting concept!
But I guess this makes sense. They’re many folks interested in flying aircrafts, the mechanics of how drones operate and what makes them work. What will our aviation engineers think of next?
I would love to create a website like yours as the template used is really nice, simple and brings about clarity of the write ups, but then you wrote a brilliant article on the mavic 2 zoom. getting the best device for navigation matters and i would believe that this is among the best since i have not used it before.
Hello,Your post is somewhat helpful to me as a beginner. It is always good when we are buying something to buy the quality instead of fearing the price. The excellent condition will compen-sate for the high cost. I think that the things you shared will be helpful for everyone .Your article is an awareness post that will be helpful.Thank you very much for sharing your experience .
Wow! Thanks for sharing this article. I just want to say that I love drones and I am a film director so I have experience with drones. Truly i love the feature of Mavic 2 zoom. I will buy this one because it looks robotic and creative one. For that reason, I will definitely buy it.
thanks for posting this article. i am travel lover person. in my country i travel a lot. this why i was feeling the necessity of a drone by which i can take videos and do the photographing. your review is awesome. i loved the fact how you gave all the updates of each with attaching the videos. it is truly recommendable. and again a big thanks for giving the purchase link of amazon too. amazon is an amazing place to shop. hope to get my drone soon. i would like to share my videos with you too. please give more reviews like this. i would love to read and get useful information about different products.
last;y i will share this article to my social media accounts so that others can know about it too.
Thank you so much for providing updated information about the Mavic 2 Zoom.
Your article is really very informative I have gained a lot of knowledge Your article reads .The precautionary tips you give really played a very useful role in my case .These tips should really follow when flying a drone and I hope the tips you give are really important for beginners. So I will share your article with my other friends and they will definitely share with you their new experiences.You must be applauded for such a conscious article .
I think the things you have shared will be helpful to everyone. Can I share your article on my social media?
You write about the Mavic 2 Zoom. it’s really important for me. I am using a drone to make my personal video and photoshoot. My old drone is not good. Recently I decided to buy a new drone. Your article helps to select whois drone I need to buy. You explain very well about mavic 2 zoom. I am gonna buy this drone. Thank you for posting this article. Best of luck. I will share this article with my friends and family.
I must say this is a pretty cool looking drone, looks military in design and look at first glance. The Mavic 2 Zoom would be great addition for a teenager to adult really into the drone space.I think it would be rather addictive once you start using it on a daily basis.
However,one must be very careful when operating the drone, as it is clear with its astonishing design it could cause some damage to equipment, property, and most importantly people.
You are right that Mavic 2 Zoom drone is an addictive gadget and that you should fly carefully and follow with the rules.
Hello and good day! I don’t have any experience about flying a drone or the drone itself but I find them quiet fascinating and your article really picked my interest of trying a drone one day. I really liked that you included footage of your experiences even the crash on the Birch tree! I felt your passion and your will to succeed in flying this particular drone. I don’t have any idea about flying drones in my country but this article of yours makes me want to research for it. Thank you so much!
Right off the bat, I need to give you a debt of gratitude is in order for this sort of article on Mavic 20 zoom. For a couple of days, I am searching for this sort article. By perusing this post I have come to adapt such huge numbers of things Mavic 20 zoom. You have worked admirably . I truly needed to purchase an automaton. I have to watch your recordings you are doing incredible yet there is still space for improvement. This article should peruse by everybody and hence I like to share it.
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Thanks a lot for the encouragement
Hi Andrejs, thanks for this well detailed review and your experience so far with the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. So many people will learn from it. I love the way you have narrated your daily experience with the machine and the incidence you also had along the line as you learn. I believe this post should be one of the best on the subject matter and I will personally direct my friends who are into photography to visit your website from time to time. I sincerely appreciate your article. Cheers.
Hi! I just read your artucle. I have had couple of drones in the past, but they were all a low price ones so you can just guess how long they’ve lasted – couple of days. I did look after DJI drones ( supposedly they are the best on the drone market ), but then some “rules” acrosed my intentions to buy one – you must have some sort of flying permission or you must nlbe a pilot?? If you want to fly heavy drones – is the Mavic zoom one of those?
Thanks for stopping by. Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drone pilots do not need special licenses in general. There are slightly different rules in each country, but if you’re not engaged in commercial filming (private estate blah, blah), you can fly, but you have to comply with flight restrictions (airports, altitude, etc). This drone weighs around 900 grams.
Thank you and i do feel enlightened by your article. i would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on the mavic 2 zoom. i think i would love to buy one of these for my personal use. you have brought to light its awesome specifications. thank you
Wow, this is a very nice article written from experience. I find very helpful for me and I know it will be helpful for others who are planning on starting on the same and also I see its good also to invest in good tools as they will be beneficial in the long run. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Thanks for posting this detailed article! I think what I appreciate most about it is that you are detailing your journey and growing experience with this drone. You aren’t afraid to show us your mistakes and how you learned from them, which I find refreshing. I am amazed at how clear the picture is with the on-board camera. I guess you truly get what you pay for with this drone! Nice job with the footage!
Andrejs, thanks for such an in depth journey into your use of the Mavic 2 Zoom. The photos are stunning and I can see from your experiences it is a sturdy and resilient drone. I think if you have an interest in aerial photography this is going to be a worthwhile investment. My questions I have for you are: 1. how long is the battery expected to last (before you have to buy another one) and 2. does it come with a warranty?
Thanks for stopping by. The manufacturer’s warranty in the EU is two years, but it does not cover drone pilot errors. Crash and water damage warranty can be purchased for €135 per year. The duration of the battery at perfect weather conditions is 31 minutes.
Thanks for this thorough review. I’ll be travelling around the US as soon as this pandemic is over and want to do a full trip around all the states with my girlfriend. I need a drone that’s proven to work and not going to let me down on my travels. I’ll be gone for about 2-3 months and I like this drone. The price is good and the quality is there. Thanks again, I’ll be buying this asap.
Really interesting article thank you very much. In your experience how much should one be paying to get a really reasonable entry level gimbal mounted camera drone. At what price point would you say do we stop paying for the technology and start paying for the cache of the manufacturers label positioning in the market place?
It is and valuable question. I suppose THE price of DJI Mavic 2 Zoom may be relatively high, but new technologies in cars are often exaggerated in price terms. Perhaps we need to look at what offering market, and in this respect, Mavic 2 drone is superior to the competitors’ offers.
Nice, this is so tempting. I have been wanting to get into drones for a while now and I really appreciate you sharing your experiences, you definitely helped me understand the first basics of buying a drone. I also like the idea of going with quality over cheaper chinese goods. The Mavic 2 seems like a good quality drone to begin learning on. The camera looks excellent but I wish it had a little more flying time.
At first, I also thought flying time might be longer, but I think it’s big enough. The reality is that no matter how powerful it is the battery, you will want to fly further on and the return time will be higher, and there are limits for communication between drone and controller.
Hello Andrejs, thanks for sharing such wonderful information on Mavic 2 zoom drone, and funny enough I am into a minor film making business which makes me make use of drones a lot. There are so much I look for in a drone and one thing is the ability to detect obstacle which I really like about some highly good drones. I am thankful for the lesson not to land my drone on a slant surface. Cheers.
Thank you for this very informative post. As you, I am looking for a drone to purchase but I never heard of the Mavic 2 Zoom. I am quite afraid of buying expensive drone which offers a very low quality of recording. I wonder how do you transport your drone if you need to shoot video in another country ? Is it very fragile ? Do you have a special transport case for it ?
There are tons of specially designed cases, bags, or backpacks for designated DJI drones beginning just form 20$ up to hundreds.
II am a complete beginner in drone flying and filming. While I have been taking pictures for many years now – I’ve always wanted to get into aerial photography. When you go (or least use to go the Mall (prior to COVID-19) the vendors there made drone flying look so easy and relatively inexpensive. I have bought some cheap drones in the past and really have not been able to the hang of it. Something like walking down the street and being able to chew gum at the same time. So I when came across your post I was excited. Your videos are outstanding especially for some who said they were just learning. I really appreciate your words of caution. For someone who is just starting out – how would I go about finding out if there are any flight restrictions in my region?
Thanks for stopping by. Actually DJI GO 4 application will show you all information like NFZ (no flight zones) and more. Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro drones are brilliant machines, and you’ll definitely enjoy have one.
Hello. Thank you so very much for this amazing article on the Mavic 2 Zoom. Haven learned about your experience and how wonderful it was, I can’t really wait to get myself one drone so that I can practice with it and also have the same experience. I also love the fact that the Mavic 2 price is lesser than that of the competitors which makes it affordable. Thanks.
Thank you so much for the detailed information here about the Mavic 2 Zoom and your long journey. It is amazing what you have achieved and what you have learnt and it has certainly made me more likely to purchase something like this. My brother is really intrigued with this stuff and I have passed him your article and details for where he can purchase through you.
As more enterprising people find ways to use the drone technology I an sure we will see these in use more and more. Some of the first drone users were not respectful of privacy, for a while there was not as much acceptance of the drones. People in our area had their drones shot down. However, the new has worn off, and now they are used near here for checking pipeline for leaks as well as on ranches for keeping an eye on livestock. Some landowners use them to follow wild hog populations on their property. Allows for better placement of the hog traps to move them off their land.
The videos that you shared are interesting and give such good coverage. Have you been able to get done what you intended to do? Is this still the model you would recommend? Is there a smaller less expensive one you would recommend for someone who just wants to fly them? Is a 2nd battery always a good idea? Seems it would be, but if for younger kids, it would give them a long time to fly it at a time. Are there any warnings for first-time flyers who are just flying for fun? Thanks for your article, and interesting information, Sami
Thanks for the great comment. In a word, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone is exactly what I need and no other on the market even close to it. Mavic 2 Pro has a more advanced camera but not optical zoom I need very much as not every time it is safe to fly close to object. Yes, there are a couple of cheaper DJI drones as Mavic Mini and the latest Mavic Air 2. Not for my habits as I used to fly in strong winds even twice as much wind speed than recommended by the manufacturer. Until now had no problems nor flying nor filming quality. The only I’d like to have is longer battery time, but even half an hour is usually enough. Do not worry about restrictions and NFZ (no flight zones) as all essential info is on the screen.
Thank you for this great review on the Mavic 2 Zoom. I have a beach travel website and I have been looking into getting a drone so I can start taking drone footage of beaches. I have a couple questions. I would be a newbie to this, so is this complicated to get going? I mean, am I going to have a hard time getting it up in flight and figuring out how to record? This is my biggest hurdle I worry about.
Thanks for stopping by. I can only say from my experience that it’s not so simple to learn to fly and film with a drone. It’s not a Chinese vocabulary, perhaps, like learning to drive a car. I suggest that you do not risk from the beginning, because $1.5K is not a little money anyway. YouTube is full of tutorials and advice.
Hello, I am extremely interested in drone photography / video production and have been researching the best equipment to start my arial videography business. This article helped me out on a few key points so thank you for that information. If I could offer some constructive feedback, I would say the page is crowded a bit with advertisements that diverted me from the original premise of the site. Overall a very good read and information. Thank you for taking the time to go over your experiences. Very helpful.
Hello there, thanks for this very informative piece. I really found it interesting. I for one am a huge fan of drones and Manning one and I also like photography and I would like to know more about rules guiding use of drones. Also you talked about one of your flights back with high wind, I would like you to give tips like dos and don’t as to handling a drone expecially in adverse Conditions.
Thanks for sharing this great review on Mavic 2 zoom, it’s so informative and educative article. Thank God you realize your self before buying more fake products from wrong sources. I always advise my clients that not all that glitters are gold. Am happy you finally got a product you can trust and get your required desir
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wow your article is more reasonable that i have ever experienced in my life. with these i will say that technology is a blessing to the world.
as a person who have not drive or control a drone mavic 2 zoom can it be that easy for me to just use common sens and do it if i eventually buy it.
i appreciate you for the explanation on the meaning of mavic 2 zoom drone you really did it to my understanding kudos for you.kudos all
Thanks for stopping by, and as you mentioned, just common sense and a bit of endurance, especially at the beginning. Let’s get it!
A lot of people go on an impulse buy and just buy anything amazon suggests to them. I really don’t know why they do that when probably deep down they know they don’t need it but for some reason they just want to spend money. Good thing you did not go for that propeller as that is something you know you don’t currently need. I love droves and I have had the opportunity to see some of them in action. I have never made use of the Mavic 2 Zoom but for the price it is going for I have to say that you were wise not to just jump into buying in because you are right about fake electronics out there. I love the video you made and it makes me to just want to bring out my credit card and get myself one.
Thanks for stopping by and smart words, you say. So, go ahead and buy one. I guess you will never regret it.
I like the idea of flying a drone and taking pictures, never realized how great it was until we listed our home for sale and the agent took drone footage of the view and 2 acres from the sky. Wow! They turned out awesome. I’m thinking it would be a fun hobby, but I am told there are a lot of regulations for flying that come along with drones.
Do you now anything about these regulations and do you need any specific license to be able to fly them?
There are slightly different rules in different countries, but basically, they are relatively similar. No special license is required when flying DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro drone unless you are solely inclined to commerce and operate in the NFZ (no fly zone) zone.
Hi, this certainly looks like a cool device and you have some great landscapes and seascapes to shoot. A close friend of mine bought a high-quality drone a few years ago and started making serious money shooting videos for commercials. He was already a professional cameraman and has been all his working life, bringing much experience from warzone photo and video journalism. Much of his material has been on the major networks. So when drones came along this was a natural sideline for him and it proved very profitable. I have also worked many years in professional TV and video production though mainly as a video editor with minor camera work experience. There is a logical sequence to learning these kinds of skills. For example, in the news domain, it was always desirable for someone who wanted to learn camera work to sit in on editing sessions first. When you understand what is needed in the edit suite then you know what you need to bring back from a shoot. Really everyone who works in this sphere needs to get an understanding of the directing process and how stories are put together visually. Cool gadgets and technology can only take you so far. I say this since you express the desire to make this a professional paid source of income. I am sure there is a lot of competition out there. But to compete well you will probably need to put together a professional showreel and to do that you need to know how to visually compose stories. There are plenty of really excellent books out there that will lead you through this. I am sure there are also plenty of Youtube videos that will explain directing and common editing and camera mistakes etc. Anyway, I hope you are successful in turning this to profit. Good luck and best regards, Andy
Thanks a lot, Andy, for such great and wise words you wrote. You’re right, there are a lot of useful online tips, just to find the valid ones. Errors, though, in my opinion, are one of the best ways to learn something and remember.
Thank you so much for sharing with us an interesting and excellent article. The principal content of this article is Mavic 2 Zoom drone. It is really pretty that you have demonstrated this topic so well in your article. I have learned a lot by reading your article and gained a lot of cognition about it. Of the points mentioned in your article, I like what is the Mavic 2 Zoom drone? I don’t have much real experience with the drone but the drone you mentioned is really awesome with a GPS navigation system and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to use it for personal or business purposes.
I’ve read and enjoyed your article and I’d like to share it with my friends by posting it in the Facebook community so everyone knows about your article and gets to hear about it.
Thank you very much for your review. It inspires you to write more and more so that what you say might help others.
Mavic 2 drone and all the other drone kind of stuff are all new to me. I have been looking forward to understanding the technology behind it though.Particularly I have been searching for a drone that can shoot Arial view photos, and I think you have already provided me with the answers that I need. The article very informative and I appreciate every bit of it.Thanks
It sounds like you are loving using your DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone. I have always been scared to invest in one of these, as I would probably crash it on my first try. Do you have a cheap version you could recommend that one could practise on first before venturing into the more serious stuff?
I love to take photos, so having a drone will be an ideal addition to my hobby, as you can get shots from a drone that you can’t get by being on the ground.
Hi and thanks for stopping by. In fact, it is not so easy to crash DJI Mavic 2 drone, but you can begin with Mavic Mini for about $400 still available on the market.
Hi; the DJI Mavic 2 pro do shoot pictures more beautiful than the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, however, that doe’s mean that the zoom pictures have any fault.
You will only identify the difference when you view both pictures together. I admired the way you have written from your own experience about the DJI Drone product. It gives a full understanding to your readers.
As the account you have given is first-hand. Did you use your Drone to film all those images you listed in this post?
They are looking good!
Hello. You’re right that Mavic 2 Pro has a better Hasselblad camera with 20 pix but no optical zoom. There will be no big difference between unprofessionals looking at the footage, it is more to show up in front of one another. All the video in my post is filmed with DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone.
Thank you so much Andrejs for these extremely interesting insights into the handling of your Mavic 2 Zoom, respect, especially the videos fascinated me, we are sailors ourselves and are planning another circumnavigation in a few years, such a Mavic 2 Zoom drone would be very suitable for our purposes. It was also very interesting to see how your videos get more and more professional during the 16 months you have your drone, great, I hope to see more articles from you, great job, thank you so much.
Thanks, Monica, for the comment. Flying a drone is real fun, and shots from above look great what can never be done from ground level. S, I highly recommend DJI drones. You can start with smaller like Mavic Mini or Mavic Air 2.
Hello, thank you for your tips and post. I gained more benefits on reading your article here. I read that you shared your experience and tips on how to choose drone, and the footage of leaving port that proved that how a drone works. I was still hesitating how to choose a drone, and had no ideas at all. Now I known more, and you explained your tips in detailed. I believe that you lead us to make a good decision how to choose a good drone. Hope to read more such great articles in future. I will pass your article to my dummy friends and let them take a look how to choose a drone.
I thought that this was a superb article. I loved the videos. They are superb and the camera you have is great quality.
I liked your honesty when had a few scarey incidents at the beginning landing on the slanted roof and nearly crashing the drone into the sea when the battery was low. Wish you success with the videos. It looks a lot of fun.
Please stay away from airports. That scares the bejeezes out of me!
Thanks! You are right warning me about airports. Unfortunately, there are some violating rules and flying close to those strict NFZ (no flight zones). All these restrictions appear on remote controller display, though.
Reading this post, I didn’t feel like I was enjoying the update like I would but I don’t like sequel movies so it’s good that I was able to read everything just at once. I like how you have discussed your own personal experience with magic 2 zoom. I am also a big fan of the drone although I don’t own one. Maybe I should buy this mavic 2 zoom.
Thank You for your interesting articles on the mavic 2 Zoom, we are looking for a Drone that will work for us, and your articles are very helpful in telling us all about this drone, will be checking in to see more and how you are getting on before we decide to buy, it is very useful to know you are a beginner for using the drone, and to see how you have got on with using it as a beginner, as we are, we will be using a drone on our travels around europe many thanks.
Hello there, I am a fan of your site and I really love how you take your tome to give a detailed article and I want to days. Very big thank you to your. Looking at the topic of discussion, I have a drone which I use in making videos for my work and I have issues with it flying up, I feel I would love to get this drone as a replacement when the time comes
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I need to educate my companions concerning this and make him read your post 🙂 I should state that this article is useful and enlightening. I need to share this article on my online media and I think on the off chance that I share your article on my web-based media everybody will think about it
Thanks a lot! I hope my post could be useful for someone, especially for those who still doubt or untrust the world of drones.
Noteworthy post to memorize approximately quadcopters in common, and to see what are you accomplishing with Mavic 2 Zoom. I must concede I am still more within the Chinese cheap rambles, but of course I am not flying 3 or 5 miles into the ocean as you’re doing. I saw your recordings, and appears Mavic 2 Zoom isn’t getting so great lighting. Do you think this quality is sufficient to offer services to screen infrastructures? Incredible article Andre. I have been flying my own drones and I thought that it’s time to urge an awfully high-quality one at final. A companion of mine proposed Mavic 2 Zoom. Your article most definitely elaborated as to why I should upgrade.
I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts!
If we’re talking about lights, I think DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with 12 megapixels is good enough to film decent 4K materials. Another thing is that I’m still learning, experimenting, and making mistakes. I hardly use D-Cinelike mode anymore, but I’m trying to film normal mode, so I don’t have to resort to the relatively pointless LUT.
That’s a very detailed and spot-on review of the drone! Would you recommend it for a complete beginner who has never controlled a drone before? Also, I can see the camera on it is really solid but is it competent in terms of filming something professional, such as short films? I’m looking to get into that and having a quality drone is such an awesome asset for creative and beautiful angles. Thanks!
Thank you for the questions. In my opinion, Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro is good even for beginners and certainly good enough materials can be filmed with them.
Well, for what is worthy, I actually like all you have shared here. Interestingly, this mavic 2zoom seem perfect enough as the best to make use of when engaging in some photography shots because of some shots that can be delivered with it. This is really quite good here and the overview given he4e is massive. Thanks
The mavis 2 zoom seems like a reliable and powerful UAV that would be ideal for aerial video coverages and video shoots. Your review of the drone was really illuminating and self explanatory enough that it was easy enough for me to understand how the drone works amongst other things. Thank you for sharing this article.
Hello there, I have to say I’m really impressed with the features of this drone and it’s really cool to see such drones around bet there are some that are of really poor quality. I’m into film making and I have made use off some real powerful drone and even at that, I’m really impressed by the Mavic2 Zoom and I probably would get one for personal use
This is a very fascinating post on the Mavic 2 Zoom drone and your journey and experiences with the drone. I loved following you along the way and learning so much about drones. I never really thought about extreme temperatures and how it can affect the performance of a drone.
Flying a drone certainly sounds far more complicated than I thought, with many factors having an effect on the drone, but it sure sounds and looks like a lot of fun.
I love drones. Your video taken with this drone was very clear. I particularly loved the shot looking down at the bulk carrier. The pictures were very steady. I feel that says a great deal about the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.
In 2016 I bought a cheap $100 drone just to see if I could fly it. I realized that for $100 it had none of the features that make flying a drone easy. And the range was not very far. I managed to fly it a few times and survived hitting a chain link fence. The props managed to stay undamaged. However, its limitations took away all the fun that you have with the Mavic 2 Zoom.
This is good candidate if I consider buying another drone in the future.
This article is Very resourceful one and it is very understandable, I’m a lover of drones, I have a mini drone but I’m looking at getting a bigger drone for my filming expedition. This magic 2 zoom drone is if good qualities and it’ll be very helpful to those into the movie shooting and filming making line.
Thanks for sharing this amazing article about mavic 2 zoom drone, I’m a very big fan of flights, especially this e u can easily control by myself because I’m into cinematography and videography and I use varieties of it. This mavic 2 zoom is a good one and I like their specs. It’s nice to read through.
Thank you souch for sharing here. Surely, a worthy one to see here. This mavic 2zoom definitely is another very great drone from DJI again and I have heard a lot about it before until I read here about it too and I am very shocked at how well they have pull it all in it while compressing it all into this here. Thanks for sharing
It’s great that you have highlighted many of the mistakes that can be costly. I’m sure there are many people buying highly sophisticated drones that don’t have the necessary skills to fly them. Your article shows people what can happen, and importantly how it can be avoided.
On the other hand you have included some great video clips showing what can be achieved if you use the equipment correctly. You are clearly building up your experience using the Mavic 2 Zoom not only for your benefit but for others too.
It makes me feel confident about what you’re saying about this product, because you have actually used it yourself and given honest and thorough feedback. I appreciate the efforts you have made putting this review together, it will save people a lot of time.
I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! Maybe someone can also disagree with my judgments, but I’m always open to discussion.
Technology is advancing by the day and this iaking everything more easier for us to do, upgrades in the means of work, machines and all, I like to see drones fly, I work with them and it’s always interesting to fly them. I’m new to the Mavic 2 zoom drone, I like it’s features that you have here and I look forward to getting one
Thank you for the overview on this mavic2 zoom. Initially, when it came out, I had it at the back of my mind to buy but I couldn’t afford it then. I need it specifically for my video shooting and camera angle shots. So, seeing the overview here too, I can say you have done a great job delineating it down and explaining what it is all about, performance wise. Thanks here
Thank you for sharing with us your drone experience. I have never flown a drone before, somehow how a bit scared of the technology I guess, but my son has been asking for one. I am glad I came across your post. I will share the article with him, I am sure he will enjoy reading your personal drone experience. I am glad we know what to buy when we are ready to buy. ‘ DJI Mavic 2 ZOOM’
Hi and thank you for your continuous update about Mavic 2 Zoom. I’m actually considering buying this drone as a Christmas Gift for my nephew, but it seems to be a bit complicated. How do you feel for the learning curve if a fifteen years old teenager uses it? He likes tinkering with electronic and stuffs, but this will be the first time he will try a drone
Thanks for stopping by. No problems for fifteen age at all. I personally know a 16 years young guy who is flying Mavic Pro and making good enough YouTube aerial videos.
Your article is outstanding you have captured 2 of my interest #1 ships boats all aquatics is great I spent 4 wonderful years in the Navy love ships of all sorts I live on a very large lake Lake Texoma and belive me you one of you’re Mavic 2 Zoom drone’s would be great around the Islands WOW I’ve tried my hand at a very cheap model spent more time just keeping it in the air it was only a toy lol but Id love to get me a nicer one and try again.
I have little experience except don’t be afraid to spend just a couple hundred more than what my tight butt can afford to spend.
You’re Topic is Amazing I really Enjoy the fact that you’re actually posting you’re learning curves it’s so cool thank you so very much for this informative post happy trying
This is good, I like how you’ve taken your time to put this together, it is very understandable and it’s interesting to read about drones, especially one as good as this, it is a nice that this mavic 2 zoom is very affordable and it is of great quality, it’ll be very useful, I’d love to get
You know, there is so much to like about your post here and the thing is I think I read your post last year when you first said you are eager to start flying but how you’ve come up to keep updating us with more information on your journey in the hair is fantastic. You must have become really good at it now although I see you still had a crash at the second quarter of this year. All the same good stuff. Keep up the good work too.
Hello. Thanks for the encouraging words! In fact, I’m lazy because there is much more to say about the progress of flying and filming with my drone. Need to overcome laziness and write.
New innovations everywhere. One today and before you sleep and wake up another is here. I don’t have a drone but I hope fortune will smile on me someday to be able to purchase one so as to enable the features enumerated above. One other thing I got today is Quadcopter, never heard of it before. This platform is simply the best.
Thank you for your broad overview of the magic 2zoom. Though I have heard a lot about magic products. I have never taken it on myself to really just focus on getting one. However, now a necessity has arrived for me to buy and I will need it to cover some very basic angles in my photography course assignment. Your overview here has helped a lot in giving details and clarity to it
Hey! much thanks for having to share your experience on marvic 2 zoom, I must say its a great one. This sounds so exciting and adventurous getting to peruse your informative review I learned a lot about DJI Mavic 2 ZOOM. Of a truth it is a blessing to modern day technology and can also be used for event coverage purposes.
Thanks for sharing with us what a mavic 2 zoom and also sharing with us your personal experiences with it and things we should look out for while using it. I am actually a beginner at drone filming and I will like to know if this particular one is suitable for me or what you can recommend.
I recommend DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro drone. Although Mavic 2 Zoom is $500 more expensive, it has a much more performance missing Air 2. Don’t grab the advertising hooks like 48 MP sensors and some others. Mavic 2 series is a great choice.
Thanks for the update on what a Mavic 2 zoom is. have benefited greatly from reading your article. I have always wanted a drone for various purposes and activities and right away that article about your drone caught my eye. The mavis 2 zoom seems like very reliable and competent equipment.
Thanks for the update, it’s really interesting to follow your ventures with Mavic 20 zoom. I have only a little bit of experience with a drone I got for Christmas two years ago but never really learned to navigate it properly. It is not as easy as it seems in videos 🙂 But just like everything: when you see a piano player who mastered his playing after years of practicing, it looks easy. For a beginner, it’s tough.
Do you think the Mavic 20 zoom needs previous experience with drones? How long did it take you to master it?
Thank you for your comment! I think that after ten-twenty times of flying you will be able to film more or less watchable videos or photos from above.
Thank you, I also hope so! 🙂
Really cool content in here! Hard lesson to learn landing mavic2zoom on a slanted roof. How much did you end up paying for this drone? Has it been pretty reliable compared to other products you’ve tried(overall)? I like the idea of getting into drone photography but wonder if the risk reward is really there lol.
Awesome and insightful content. Thanks for the article!
The Mavic 2 Zoom drone seems to be a beautiful piece of equipment. I have seen a few of the videos you have shot with it, and it seems wonderful. I wonder how much is the time for which it can fly continuously and make HD film?
I also couldn’t help but wish that u had compared it to the other drones in the market so that I could decide if it’s a worthwhile buy.
But it’s a great article. Thanks.
Hello again Andrejs!
I’ve commented before but I was digging more on the Mavic 2 and guess what I found on Google? Your review still on the first page hehe, congrats! I noticed the temperature is between -10°C to 40°C which got me thinking, do you think it’s advisable if I get that drone in Malaysia? In afternoons, sometimes the temperature here can go up to 42°C the highest I’ve seen although it’s not every day it’s that hot.
Thank you for the question. I have flown myself when the temperature is around 40 C and there was no problem. The only one could be is battery bloat, which really happens at times with some DJI Mavic 2 batteries.
Firstly, I would want to say a very big congratulations to you on your Magic 2 Zoom drone. That is a very big feat achieved. Yeah, having a drone to cover an event, movie, music video, documentary and even more event can be a great source of revenue generation. I wish you the best in ur drone piloting job. Well done
Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment. Drone flying, filming, and post-production is enjoyable fun. It even can lead to unexpected money-making opportunities.
This looks like a really fascinating activity to do. But what really is the point of drone flying? Take pictures from high above? For the enjoyment of it?
From your explanation, it seems like there is some complexity involved in this. Not just pressing a few buttons and that’s it. And we also have to get permission from authorities and so on.
Thank you for the question. What is the joy or benefit of drones? It’s hard to explain in a couple of words. You could ask a lot of counter-questions like taking pictures by photo camera or riding a bike or wave surfing? If a little bit more serious, the captured shots from a bird flight that would otherwise be impossible to get, except a helicopter. People like videos and photos from above, but it’s still something uncommon and highly demanded. If honestly, I, and many other drone pilots, enjoy the process of flying on. It’s a pleasure to feel you can drive a relatively high-tech aircraft with your own hands. Until recently, it seemed only to be done by professional pilots. And yet, it’s continuous adrenaline, because there’s always a crash risk, it’s a relatively expensive risk.
Owning a drone is definitely fun, i myself have never flown anything that expensive, but I have flown the little cheap plastic ones, but 1k for a decent drone is a lot to spend for some people, although the 4k film quality is definitely a plus
Are there any cheaper drones that you would recommend?
DJI Mini 2 is perfect choice
You´ve got an interesting website, and the article about your journey with a drone from the start and onwards is good. I have always been interested in Remote Controlled models since childhood, and have been on the lookout for a drone. But as you, the price segments has been difficult to choose between.
Now the prices have started to become fair and of interest, for me as I think the prices have been a bit steep until now.
I am a professional pilot as well, so I can relate to how you experienced the challenge of available range and getting back home on one “fuel tank”😃. I have had the need for One emergency landing due to lack of enough fuel to return to base. The incident was due to unforeseen weather, but the lesson was learned and has stuck for the rest of my career.
My advice is to not forget to plan with regard to where the wind is coming from and the strength of the wind when you go flying. I am curious about how you use the flight programming of the drone. Can you program the drone to return to you with a safe buffer of power left to get home?
Thanks, Roy for stopping by. It’s great to hear wise words from a professional pilot. Yes, this DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone is smart enough to warn you to turn back home for a safe landing all you have to do is press Return to Home button. Not always people do it timely and hope that another five minutes will be ok. Unfortunately, it could be the last flight, especially when flying over the sea. I almost lost my drone in such a way.
Many thanks for sharing this informative article about the Mavic 2 series. It has really helped me to learn how to fly a drone. It is an amazing world we are living in and I always had interest for drones but never understood how it works until I got my hand on your post. I had no idea that drone batteries last that long. Now you got me very interested and I’m willing to explore the subject more.
When I think of being way out away from home, driving in an unknown area I never ventured in, I get a little paranoid thinking and hoping my GPS system don’t fail me now. Finding a good dependable, GPS is hard to find. I once, years ago, was stuck in a compromising situation. I had to get out of my car in a dangerous neighborhood to ask for directions because my system gave out. (I was using my cell’s GPS). Newer car’s have them installed in the dashboard and are considered more dependable.
I love following your journey with the Mavic 2 Zoom drone and you certainly have some amazing footage that you could film. I am very curious to know if the drone is waterproof. Can you fly it when there is a light rain or will it be affected by sea spray if you fly it just above the waves? Would the drone be suitable for filming surfers on the ocean?
Thanks for the comment and question. Actually, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone is not waterproof, so water ingress could cause damage. I used to fly in light drizzle and snow but not for long. I saw in some ads about fully waterproof drones but never fly them.
I’m not even going to try and sugar coat this, we all know that the flaws are inevitable when you’re making something as complex as a flying camera. But honestly, why would anyone want anything less than the best of both worlds: easily portable without sacrificing quality or performance! I don’t know about you guys but this thing has been on my wish list for a while now.
Thank you very much! To be honest, the more I fly and film, the more I like it.
This article is so timely because I am very seriously thinking about buying a drone. I really love it that you carried me on your learning journey as a complete novice right up to present with your regular updates. I now have a better sense as to what to ask at the initial buy with the important accessories (e.g. memory, charger, battery, blades) you identify. I realize as well that it would be most prudent to practice in very wide and open spaces and not close to slanting roofs or trees as you found out. I also noted that I must become adept at flying while being able to take good pictures under different flying conditions. This seems to be a little trial and error. Something I would likely be faced with unless I can find someone that is willing to teach me given there is no drone video/photography school. Lastly, I just did some research and realize that I need to get some government certifications and that there are no-fly zones. Whew. If I did not read your piece on the Mavic 2 Zoom Drone, I might have jumped into buying without understanding all the repercussions. Thank you so much for this.
Thanks a lot for the comment. You are absolutely right that Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro, Phantom series as well as new FPV drones are not a toy. Approaching seriously you can reach the best results.
Greetings! Pleased to meet you. I’ve just gone through your article on what Mavic 2 zoom is. I am not into filming but I caught so much interest in this. It is a very interesting post and I liked it. Frankly speaking, I never heard about Mavic 2 zoom before but I already made a picture of it. Thanks for sharing.
Great blog, thanks for sharing your experience with Mavic 2 Zoom. The pandemic has definitely forced us to change jobs and find other ways to make money. I do not use camera or a dron in my job but I think in this article you can find very useful information for those who do it. For me it was a pleasure to watch the videos.
Such a fascinating post.
I have always thought that drones looked like a great thing to have, but never thought any more about them.
Having read your post has really made me think again and I think that it is about time that I got one. Being retired early and having nothing to do, it might just be the thing to keep me sane.
I now know that I need to buy a good model or I will be wasting my money.
Thanks for the great insight.
Thank you for sharing your review on the Magic 2 Zoom drone. This very helpful in helping our buying journey and finding the best product to go for. I am personally getting started with the drone industry and how-tos, and your review has really shed some light. Thank you for sharing this review post,.
I will definitely share with my friends.
Thank you for including the Mavic 2 Zoom footage. Between Pro and Zoom, I prefer Zoom. I like that with Zoom, it keeps our subject clear while we focus on framing. And I really like Dooly Zoom. And I need 4K video, and Zoom has me covered here too.
I love Mavic and Zoom is perfect for me.
Hi. Thanks for detail review of this drone. I have had interest in buying drones the in future. It’s not for taking personal pictures, but to take photos of houses.
It can be good to use the drones to take picture of houses above which is not easy to do with other methods. Well, not in my home county.
It will help me get a good view on them. So, when the time comes I will need to buy the perfect drone.
Great article you have here and truly a remarkable one. We all do learn from our mistakes, and its sad that your drone slipped into the rain gutter hence making you lose two propellers. Drone are good for getting aerial view and photo. Hence, they have become more popular for gathering information for disaster management, field project analysis, law enforcement and so on. Making an increase in their demand. It would be really great having one of these mavic 2 zoom.
Its amazing to see your passion for drones , glad you want to master this technology and make a professional career out of it . Drone photography is the future . Drone photography is now used in so many different ways , right from capturing events , corporate videos .. lot of drone shoot is now used in commercial film making . You shld also consider real estate for your drone shoot assignments , lot of realtors are now using drone shoots to showcase their property . thanks for sharing .