Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Vs. Mavic 2 Pro: Which Drone Should You Buy?

Mavic 2 Pro Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Integrating cutting-edge technology, engineering, and innovation into highly efficient drones has been a continuous goal at DJI. With products like the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and Mavic 2 Pro, the possibilities of aerial photography have been redefined for content creators. Both drones are equipped with incredible features and durable designs, ensuring pilots that their demands for photography and videography will always be met.

Still, a question remains. Of the two drones, which is the best fit for your needs? In this article, we will compare the key features and highlights of both drones and help you to make the right purchasing decision. Let’s get started!

Highlights



Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Mavic 2 Pro

​Design

Iconic Phantom Series Design

Foldable, Portable

​Weight

1375 g

907 g

Dimensions

251×398.78×172.72 mm

214×91×84 mm (folded)

​Stabilization

​3-Axis Gimbal

​3-Axis Gimbal

​Video

4K/60fps at 100 Mbps

4K/30fps at 100 Mbps

​Camera

1-Inch CMOS, 20 MP, Mechanical Shutter

1-Inch CMOS, 20 MP

Max Transmission

8 km

8 km

Max Flight Time

30 Minutes

31 minutes

Obstacle Sensing

5 Directions

Omnidirectional

(6 Directions)


Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

      Design

Iconic Phantom Series Design

Like all Phantom drones, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is robust and features the iconic Phantom series design.

      Camera Performance

4K/60fps at 100 Mbps

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is a professional aerial photography drone equipped with a mechanical shutter. Not only does this reduce the troublesome rolling shutter effect, but it also allows pilots to freeze fast-moving objects in frame, helping tremendously with capturing high-speed action with stunning clarity.

Fans of crystal-clear imagery will be more than impressed with the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Pilots can film with Cinema 4k/60fps and enjoy more creative freedom with an adjustable aperture of f/2.8-f/11. With a 1-inch CMOS sensor, 20 MP images, 14fps Burst shooting mode, and more, creating professional footage has never been easier.

      Flight Performance

30-Minute Max Flight Time

With a maximum flight up to 30 minutes, maximum transmission distance of 8 km thanks to OcuSync 2.0, and a maximum flight speed of 72 kph, you are getting exceptional fight performance. Whether you’re capturing a fast-moving object or flying high above a picturesque mountain range, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 delivers state-of-the-art DJI flight performance technology to you.

      Other Features

1. Intelligent Features

Creative shots are just a tap away thanks to intelligent features. With three ActiveTrack options, users can film subjects in Profile, Spotlight, or Circle mode. An improved TapFly mode allows pilots to fly their Phantom drone in reverse, perfect for those dynamic aerial selfies.

Are you interested in controlling your flight paths creatively? Now you can in Draw mode. Simply draw a route on the remote-controller display screen, and your Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will move in that direction while keeping its altitude locked.

2. Remote Controller

With the optional 5.5-inch 1080p LCD screen built into the remote controller, using any of the flight modes mentioned above, livestreaming, or even operating under direct sunlight can be done with crystal-clear quality. The DJI GO 4 app is integrated into the remote controller, preventing the need for a mobile device during operation.

3. Obstacle Sensors

Pilots can now fly with comfort, thanks to advanced obstacle sensors. With two rear visual sensors, forward and downward sensors, and infrared sensors on its sides, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 provides reliable obstacle sensing in five directions. If the transmission signal is lost, the drone has a Return to Home function that will bring it back to its original takeoff position. How’s that for flight safety?


Mavic 2 Pro

Mavic 2 Pro

      Design

Foldable Design

Mavic 2 Pro boasts a foldable design, making it incredibly portable and convenient to travel with on your next adventure. The drone can be packed into a bag and taken out quickly and easily.

      Camera Performance

4K/30fps at 100 Mbps

Boasting a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile, Mavic 2 Pro gives users excellent control over dynamic ranges. This added flexibility is ideal for color grading in post-production, allowing users to capture jaw-dropping scenery with mesmerizing quality. Pair this with 4K 10-bit HDR video, an f/2.8-f/11 adjustable aperture, and a 1-inch 20MP CMOS sensor, and you have all the tools you need to create iconic aerial photography.

      Flight Performance

31-Minute Max. Flight Time

Featuring a 31-minute maximum flight time, Mavic 2 Pro is an excellent option for those of you that wish to get the most from your shooting sessions. Thanks to OcuSync 2.0, Mavic 2 Pro has a clear connection up to 8 km away. Added to the mix is a maximum flight speed of 72 kph, which means users have plenty of options to obtain the perfect shot.

      Other Features

1. Intelligent Feautures

Mavic 2 Pro also has a wonderful array of intelligent features that would help any pilot unleash their inner creativity. Hyperlapse mode not only allows you to capture incredible motion shots with four different shooting options, but it also automatically stabilizes clips during post-processing. Now you can create the professional-looking footage you’ve always wanted and share it on social media easily.

With four shooting modes for panoramas and a host of QuickShots like POI 2.0 and Waypoint 2.0, various shooting modes are available for both beginner and experienced users.

2. ActiveTrack 2.0

ActiveTrack 2.0 has been greatly improved, which lets you elevate your tracking experience with new features like precise recognition, trajectory prediction, high-speed tracking, and obstacle sensing. Mavic 2 Pro was the first DJI drone to be equipped with omnidirectional obstacle sensors on all sides of the aircraft. This ensures users have the highest form of safety and comfort when flying in various environments.

Recommended Users

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and Mavic 2 Pro are both equipped with a 1-inch CMOS sensor and plenty of incredible features that make them both excellent options for aerial photography application.

Mavic 2 Pro offers an excellent and well-balanced combination of portability, flight performance, and power. If drone portability, omnidirectional sensing, and 4k 10-bit HDR video are important features for you, Mavic 2 Pro would be a great choice.

For users that want a drone with a mechanical shutter to capture fast-moving objects, 4K/60fps video, and professional shooting options, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is an ideal choice. Ultimately, if you’re seeking an enjoyable flight experience backed up by advanced features, you can’t go wrong with either the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 or Mavic 2 Pro.

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