Jim and Fred are eager to review the new Mavic Phantom 2 Zoom, but first, recent photo news!
The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board is now asking visitors not to geotag specific locations when visiting Wyoming's National Parks to keep everyone from going to the same spots. The Colorado Tripod Company has released the first titanium tripod system. The hollow ball and tripod are now on Kickstarter for a support price of $399. GoPro has announced it may be bringing its production back the the United States due to the tariff concerns. A drone may have struck a 737 and damaged the nose of the plane. In addition, a number of drones flying near an England airport caused the airport to be shut down. At least two people have been arrested. DJI has also announced a new Mavic Enterprise drone with twin cameras - one is an Infrared camera - release price is $2699, For these stories and more, tune in to the podcast!
DJI is now the leading manufacturer of drones for consumers. Jim and Fred review the latest version of the Mavic 2, which comes in two models - The Zoom and the Pro. This review covers the Zoom model. Both drones are identical except for the cameras. The Zoom features a 1/2.3" sensor but the camera is fitted with a 2x optical zoom. The Pro model has a Hasselblad branded camera with a 1" sensor and a variable aperture, but no zoom. Both models features 360 Obstacle avoidance in some flight modes, 31 minute flight time, low-noise props, 44 mph in sport mode, and Occusync 2.0 Wifi for sending HD video to the transmitter from up to 5 miles away. The Mavic 2 Zoom has a MSRP of $1249 and the Mavic 2 Pro is listed at $1499.
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