Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 vs Mavic 2 Pro: Which Drone Should You Choose?

Bring­ing the lat­est tech­nolo­gies, inno­va­tions and engi­neer­ing solu­tions to the devel­op­ment of high-per­for­mance drones is the cre­do of DJI. Prod­ucts like the Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 and Mav­ic 2 Pro have changed the way con­tent cre­ators think about aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy. Both drones fea­ture a unique set of fea­tures and high reli­a­bil­i­ty, they will meet the wildest expec­ta­tions of an expe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­ph­er or oper­a­tor.

The ques­tion remains open: which of these quad­copters best suits your require­ments? In this arti­cle, we will com­pare the main fea­tures and ben­e­fits of the two drones and help you make the right choice.

Key features:


Phan­tom 4 Pro V2.0

Mav­ic 2 Pro
Design Phan­tom Series Case Fold­ing portable body
The weight 1375 907 g
Dimen­sions 251x398.78x172.72mm 214x91x84mm (fold­ed)
Sta­bi­liza­tion 3 axis gim­bal 3 axis gim­bal
Video 4K/60fps 100Mbps 4K/30fps 100Mbps
Cam­era 1‑inch CMOS sen­sor, 20 MP, mechan­i­cal shut­ter 1″ CMOS sen­sor, 20 MP
trans­mis­sion dis­tance 8 kilo­me­ters 8 kilo­me­ters
Flight time 30 min­utes 31 min
Obsta­cle sen­sors 5 sides Omni­di­rec­tion­al (6 sides)

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 vs Mavic 2 Pro: Which Drone Should You Choose?


Like all drones in the Phan­tom series, the new Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 is made in a durable body with a rec­og­niz­able appear­ance.

Camera Features

4K/60 fps at 100 Mbps

The Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 is a pro­fes­sion­al aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy drone equipped with a mechan­i­cal shut­ter. This means not only reduc­ing the trou­ble­some rolling shut­ter effect, but also allow­ing the pilot to lock onto a fast-mov­ing sub­ject in the frame, which in turn allows fast-mov­ing shots to be cap­tured with amaz­ing clar­i­ty.

The Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 fea­tures are more than impres­sive for fans of crys­tal clear images. The pilot can shoot video in 4K res­o­lu­tion at 60 frames per sec­ond, and more cre­ative free­dom is pro­vid­ed by an aper­ture adjustable in the range of f / 2.8‑f / 11. With a 20MP 1‑inch CMOS sen­sor, 14fps burst mode and many oth­er use­ful fea­tures, pro­fes­sion­al shoot­ing is eas­i­er than ever.

Flight characteristics

Max­i­mum flight time — 30 min­utes

The Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 quad­copter fea­tures excep­tion­al­ly high flight per­for­mance. The drone has a flight time of 30 min­utes at a max­i­mum speed of 72 km/h, and a video trans­mis­sion range of up to 8 km thanks to the Ocu­Sync 2.0 sys­tem. Whether you’re cap­tur­ing majes­tic panora­mas of a scenic moun­tain range or fast-mov­ing objects at a sport­ing event, high per­for­mance will expand your tool­box!

Other Features

1. Intel­li­gent modes

Take cre­ative shots with one touch thanks to the use of smart modes. The Active­Track recog­ni­tion and track­ing fea­ture has three modes: Pro­file, Sportling and Cir­cle. The advanced TapFly fea­ture lets you fly the drone with the cam­era fac­ing you to take action-packed self­ies.

Inter­est­ed in automat­ing flight in a sim­ple and intu­itive way? It’s pos­si­ble in Draw mode! Sim­ply draw a route on the screen and your Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 will fly in the direc­tion you set while main­tain­ing your set alti­tude.

2. Con­trol pan­el

An option­al 5.5‑inch 1080p mon­i­tor mounts to the con­troller, allow­ing you to use any of the flight modes list­ed above and receive a real-time image. Its bright­ness ensures excel­lent image read­abil­i­ty even under the bright mid­day sun. The DJI GO 4 app is inte­grat­ed into the remote con­troller, so you don’t need a mobile device to use the drone.

3. Flight safe­ty

Pilot com­fort and safe­ty is a DJI pri­or­i­ty. Two rear opti­cal sen­sors, a front and bot­tom sen­sor, and side infrared sen­sors con­tin­u­ous­ly mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion in five direc­tions and detect obsta­cles. In the event of a radio sig­nal loss, the Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 will auto­mat­i­cal­ly return to its take-off point.

Mavic 2 Pro

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 vs Mavic 2 Pro: Which Drone Should You Choose?


Fold­ing design

The Mav­ic 2 Pro fea­tures a fold­able design that takes com­pact­ness and porta­bil­i­ty to the next lev­el. This drone can be tak­en with you on a trip — it fits into a small bag in sec­onds and is always ready to use. The Mav­ic 2 Pro is a faith­ful com­pan­ion on every one of your adven­tures!

Camera Features

Fea­tur­ing a 10-bit Dlog‑M col­or pro­file, the Mav­ic 2 Pro drone’s cam­era gives the user supe­ri­or con­trol over dynam­ic range. This adds flex­i­bil­i­ty in work­ing with col­or gra­da­tion in post-pro­cess­ing. Add to this the abil­i­ty to shoot 4K HDR video, an f/2.8‑f/11 adjustable aper­ture and a 1‑inch 20MP CMOS sen­sor, and you have a com­plete set of tools for high-qual­i­ty aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy.

Flight characteristics

Max­i­mum flight time — 31 min­utes

With a flight time of up to 31 min­utes, the Mav­ic 2 Pro is built for those who want to get the most out of every shoot­ing ses­sion. Thanks to Ocu­Sync 2.0 trans­mis­sion tech­nol­o­gy, reli­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the drone is pro­vid­ed with­in a radius of 8 km. The max­i­mum speed of the quad­copter reach­es 72 km/h.

Other Features

1. Intel­li­gent modes

Mav­ic 2 Pro also has a wide range of intel­li­gent fea­tures to help the pilot unleash their cre­ativ­i­ty. Hyper­lase mode not only gives you the abil­i­ty to shoot in motion and cre­ate pro­fes­sion­al-qual­i­ty time-laps­es, but also auto­mat­i­cal­ly sta­bi­lizes the image in post-pro­duc­tion. In addi­tion, you can imme­di­ate­ly share the results of cre­ativ­i­ty on social net­works.

Four panora­ma modes and smart func­tions such as POI 2.0 and Way­point 2.0, as well as var­i­ous shoot­ing modes are avail­able for both expe­ri­enced and novice users.

2. Active Track 2.0

Active Track 2.0 has been great­ly improved with new fea­tures such as accu­rate recog­ni­tion, path pre­dic­tion, high-speed track­ing and obsta­cle detec­tion. The Mav­ic 2 Pro is the first DJI drone to fea­ture omni­di­rec­tion­al obsta­cle sen­sors on all sides of the quad­copter. This solu­tion guar­an­tees an unprece­dent­ed lev­el of safe­ty and com­fort for the pilot when fly­ing in any con­di­tions.

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Summary: what to choose?

Both the Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 and Mav­ic 2 Pro drones are equipped with 1‑inch CMOS cam­eras and have a wide range of use­ful fea­tures for pho­tog­ra­phy and video shoot­ing.

The Mav­ic 2 Pro is a bal­anced com­bi­na­tion of porta­bil­i­ty, high per­for­mance and flight automa­tion. If com­pact­ness and porta­bil­i­ty are impor­tant to you, as well as the abil­i­ty to shoot 4K HDR video, then the Mav­ic 2 Pro is your choice.

For those look­ing for a drone that has a mechan­i­cal shut­ter cam­era for cap­tur­ing mov­ing sub­jects, 4K video record­ing at 60fps, and a full range of pro­fes­sion­al cam­era fea­tures, the Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 is the best choice.

In con­clu­sion, if your pri­or­i­ties are the plea­sure of fly­ing and shoot­ing with mod­ern intel­li­gent func­tions and auto­mat­ic modes, you def­i­nite­ly can’t go wrong with either the Phan­tom 4 Pro V 2.0 or the Mav­ic 2 Pro.

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By Yara