If there was any doubt that the folks at DJI had cemented themselves as the top consumer drone manufacturer in the world, then their newest release is sure to quash it. And that’s because the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is the world’s first consumer drone to feature an optical zoom.
While that fact would certainly be enough to make this R/C flier stand apart from the crowd, there are plenty of other features that make it even better. For instance, that high-performance optical zoom feature (24-48mm optical zoom and 49-96mm digital zoom, to be exact) is complemented well by the 1/2.3” sensor for 12 MP still photos. Of course, it also has everything you’d expect out of a Mavic, such as a 31-minute flight time, 1080p video transmission at up to nearly five miles away, active subject tracking, omnidirectional object sensing, and more. This revolutionary camera drone can be yours for $1,250; the impressive Hasselblad camera-boasting Pro edition capable of capturing 20 MP aerial in shots in superb color starts at $1,449.