DJI’s hotly anticipated Mavic 2 Pro has been confirmed after UK retailer Argos published a print catalogue with the unannounced video drone listed for sale.
Argos’ mistake became known publically after Twitter user Brett Thake tweeted an image of the magazine which posted model names, specs and images.
The Mavic 2 Pro is what might be expected from a second generation device, with advances being made on its predecessor in flight time, distance, obstacle awareness and larger sensor.
Specifically, the 2 Pro will come with a 1 inch sensor, representing an almost doubling in size from the first generation unit.
The Pro series will catch up on some of the features released in the Mavic Air, including omnidirectional object avoidance.
The Mavic 2 Zoom offers a with a 24mm-48mm zoom lens allowing for in-camera dolly zoom shots, one of the more popular shots drone operators use but had previously required lossy post production techniques to achieve.
Copy lifted from the image quotes an 8km range, 20m/s flight speed and 31 minutes of flight time – all of which are big improvements from the previous model.
The leaks emerged after Argos failed to remove pre planned content that was not released due to DJI moving their launch events at short notice.
A DJI spokesperson commented “This pre-printed catalogue was scheduled before we postponed our ‘See the Bigger Picture’ event to ensure we can deliver high-quality, cutting-edge technology to our customers according to our standard of innovation.”
We now know there will be at least three models in the new generation of drones, the Mavic 2 Pro, the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Enterprise.
A separate leak from a German magazine in July showed a Mavic 2 Enterprise, allowing for larger payloads.
Little news exists about the Enterprise, speculation around what the payloads shown in the leak may be ranges from a large LED panel to a speaker or a sensor.