The DJI Mavic 2 Pro: The best portable drone ever?

This is my full review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro but also looks at the Mavic 2 Zoom, the Mavic Air, Spark, original Mavic Pro and Parrot Anafi. Which one is the best?

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Blog post with link to downloadable test footage edit in full resolution:

Mavic 2 Pro supplied by DJI for review purposes.

All music from Audio Network

“Blue Danube” Julian Gallant, David Tobin, Jeff Meegan
“Wrong Turning” Terry Divine-King
“Legacy Unfolds” Amie Doherty
“Ahead of the Game” Paul Mottram
“Loose Change” Paul Mottram
“Star Quest” James Brett
“Ad Infinitum” David Kelly
“Gentle Breeze” Neil Sidwell
“Easy Bossa” Christopher Ashmore
“Surfacing” Sue Verran
“Evolving Dawn” Paul Mottram
“Secret Beauty” Luke Richards
“Starting Over” Amie Doherty
“Fjord” David Tobin, Jeff Meegan, Malcom Edmonstone

30 Replies to “The DJI Mavic 2 Pro: The best portable drone ever?”

  1. Dave Pitman

    Philip, very thoughtful review.
    But no hardware shutter speed control on a "pro" camera?? WTH ??

    And no reviewers bringing up this glaring deficiency ?? There is a workaround if using ios. And Litchi has us fixed up too. But, why did DJI remove the ability to simply switch between iso/shutter/f-stop with hardware controls like on the Phantom series. And WHY don't you reviewers bring up this problem? Do you all shoot in Auto?

  2. Apple Cap'

    Hello I just supported your channel I gave you the thumbs up I also subscribed and hit the bell and shared your video in my messages please do the same for my channel to support each other thank you

  3. alexshdvideo

    Thank you for doing this video! I think you really helped me narrow down my options for my first descent drone. Mavic 2 Pro or maybe the Parrot Anafi for my first drone out of the gate that takes descent video. 🙂

  4. Eugen Balan

    Philip, you are one of the few who really knows to do aerial filming. So many use drones, but do not do it in a beautiful way. Too short sequences, same framing, generic approach, bad light and so on. Maybe the first time I really like aerial footage, just for the sake of image and composition. Subscribed. Well done!

  5. JuicyVeganDwarf

    Good vid. Currently I don’t own any drones, had a flyaway with one of my phantoms and sold the other also sold my Yuneec Q500 a while back too. After finally leaving London recently and moving up to St Andrews in Scotland I desperately need one again. The Mavic 2 Pro ticks a lot of boxes so I think I am going to pick one up.

    Good vid ??


    Has anyone experience the black screen issue. I have my mavic 2. Just got a samsung 7" tablet. Undated the firware and now total black screen. Tried to revert back to old firmware but nothing seems to work. I fly the dron and record perfectly fine but jusc can't see anything that I'm recording. So frustrating. HELP MEEEEEEE PLEASE. ANYONE

  7. wasimmerihrwollt

    Great video! Why does the Mavic 2 Pro have to be out of my financial reach, though? One question a bit off topic: Did you always ask for permission to fly in Greece. On paper it looks virtually impossible having to ask the police every time.

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