When DJI was interested in keeping his latest consumer drone under wraps, it failed completely. A picture of the upcoming Mavic 2 drone was first published online earlier this month, but the British business Argos has released a catalog that shows the new drone in a very prominent ad that also features the drone The random leak shows two models of the DJI Mavic 2 that have not even been released by the manufacturer. It is unclear how a major retailer might accidentally post an ad before an official launch – either Argos mistakenly skipped the pistol or DJI failed to notify the store about the cancellation of the launch date.
According to Drone News Publisher DroningOn a Facebook user named Isa Turan contacted DJI via the social media platform to ask if the leak was legit or a Photoshop gimmick, and they told him that the catalog was printed before the "See Larger Image" event was moved. 1
While advertising in Argos wastes everything on price, the surprising news is that the Mavic 2 will be available in two models – the Pro and the Zoom.
@DroneDJ the new UK Argos catalog is out and it has the Mavic 2 in it ? #mavic # mavic2 #dji #djidrones pic.twitter.com/Z6vVA8J28KJuly 28, 2018
Each model seems its own capabilities: the Mavic 2 Zoom reportedly contains a 2 x optical zoom lens (24 – 48 mm), while the Mavic 2 Pro has a Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch sensor. However, a zoom lens seems to be missing.
According to the ad, both models are capable of 31 minutes of flight time, with a top speed of about 45mph.
Both models can also transmit 1080p live video over a distance of up to five miles and each have a 360-degree obstacle avoidance (described as "omnidirectional obstacle detection") in the form of Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) and Active Track 2.0 (an updated version of DJI's auto-tracking technology).
However, the murmured detachable gimbal or the maximum video recording quality were not mentioned – we can only guess it will follow in the footsteps of Mavic Air and Mavic Pro and 4K- Show shots.
Following a blog post by DroneDJ
the German edition of the DJI website has inadvertently uploaded a thumbnail image of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Edition.
It's the first time anyone has seen the new drone from below that provides the "bigger picture" that DJI should have unveiled earlier this month.
However, the technical details below do not match the Argos ad, which clearly states the flight time as 31 minutes and not the 21 minutes mentioned on the German DJI website.
Waiting for Takeoff
Just because Argos has accidentally printed an ad for the Mavic 2 does not mean that the launch of the new DJI drone is imminent. While the company has postponed the July 18th event "Seeing the bigger picture", there has been no official word about the launch ever since.
All we have now is to be expected when the Mavic 2 drones finally land and a pending decision as to whether you want a Hasselblad camera with no zoom or the flexibility of a 2x lens.