Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Next Mavic Pro could offer swappable cameras and safer flight

Next Mavic Pro could offer swappable cameras and safer flight

It also looks like the drone might have 360-degree obstacle avoidance, which could be a big deal depending on the software.

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There is still no new date for the rescheduled DJI event, so it may still be awhile before the company is ready to showcase its latest Mavic drone.

And if you take a close look at the left of the leaked picture, it seems like the Mavic 2's motor-stabilized camera might be able to become a portable handheld gimbal as well. Just a few days ago, a leaked photo stirred excitement among drone fans as it is the first credible image of the upcoming release. All other stylistic and mechanics of the drone remain most similar to its predecessor than the more recent Mavic Air.

For starters, an image that sources claim shows the second version of the Mavic Pro appears to reveal a removable gimbal that would allow the owner to use a different camera perhaps a more advanced one, or one with a different field of view, or both.

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The Mavic Pro 2 is going to be more powerful. The addition wouldn't make DJI Inspire buyers sweat, but it could be helpful for drone buyers who'd rather not give up portability for the sake of their shots.

DJI is, of course, still far and away the market leader for consumer drones, and its Mavic line has gone a long way toward helping mainstream the product for consumers.

The photos that leaked of the DJI Mavic Pro 2 do not show the rear legs. This would be a feature that will be carried over from the original Mavic Pro.

A photo purporting to be of DJI's Mavic 2. But it seems to suggest that the front legs can fold sideways.

DJI's not resting on its laurels, however, and was originally scheduled to host a big event on July 18 (US time) - one where the company had invited attendees to "see the bigger picture".

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