After the announcement of DJI Spark, next big thing from DJI is DJI Mavic Pro 2. The DJI Mavic Pro 2 is expected to be announced in late 2017 to early 2018. It will replace current DJI Mavic Pro. Here is a wish list of DJI Mavic Pro 2:
- Water resistance is one of the most anticipated feature. We are yet to see a waterproof or water resistant drone made by DJI. It does not necessarily have to be 100% waterproof, but some kind of a water protection would be a good improvement, especially for people who want to record water activities.
- Improved ActiveTrack feature. It is insanely popular but nevertheless, it has a tendency of losing its target and spinning around the area endlessly. By Improving this feature, DJI would surely cement their status as the number 1 drone manufacturer since Mavic 2 seems like it is going to be a huge hit. I just hope they don’t overinflate its price tag!
- Better flight time – The Mavic currently has a flight time of 27 minutes. The Mavic 2 should be able to fly for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Better range – The current Mavic has an impressive range of 4.3 miles. The next edition of the Mavic should be able to eclipse the 5-mile range no problem.
- Faster – The original Mavic can hit speeds of up to 40 mph. We wouldn’t be surprised if the new sportier Mavic 2 can top 50 mph.
- Improved camera and gimbal – The original Mavic camera is good and we’d expect the next edition to be better. We are hoping they can extend the field of view, which is currently about half of what the GoPro Karma offers. DJI is getting better at making cameras, we hope the Mavic 2 follows this trend. The gimbal tends to heat up quickly. We believe the new camera and gimbal combo will be better and more efficient.
- Better Obstacle Avoidance – The current Mavic has front camera sensors, but the Mavic 2 should have front and rear cameras to help it avoid obstacles.
- Quick Setup/Fly by Gesture – The DJI Spark was a game changer in that you can take the drone out and get flying in seconds. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the new Mavic 2 also had a quick setup option and could fly by gestures like the Spark.