Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Argos leaks details of DJI Mavic 2 drone?

Argos leaks details of DJI Mavic 2 drone?

According to a statement the BBC obtained from a DJI spokesman, the catalog also only shows a "hint" of what will be on offer with the new drones.

Yes, that really does say that you'll be able to transmit 1080p footage over 8km (around 5 miles). The "Pro" version will have a 1-inch CMOS sensor behind a Hasselblad-made camera.

Information about the new drone has been leaking here and there for a while now but we now have most of our questions answered after United Kingdom retail catalog Argos kind of leaked the details and they're pretty interesting. Not only did they confirmed the Mavic Pro 2, they also confirmed a Mavic 2 Zoom. But the drone has already appeared in the latest catalog by the United Kingdom retailer Argos, and the listing reveals that it will be offered in "Zoom" and "Pro" versions. That's what the print industry risks every day, and an error like printing an ad way out of schedule can lead to a Mavic mishap... just ask drone- and gimbal-maker DJI. Buyers can also look forward to "omnidirectional obstacle sensing", which means even more obstacle-avoidance sensors than the Pro, and more than the more recent Mavic Air, which has front, back and bottom sensors.

Design of the upcoming drones looks to be carry-over from the original Mavic. In the catalog, there is no mention of the recording capabilities, though we would not rule out 4K recording features.

DJI Mavic 2 drone leak confirms Pro and Zoom models
Leaked DJI Mavic 2 advert confirms Pro and Zoom models

The Mavic 2 Zoom comes with - as the name suggests - a zoom function, with a 2X optical zoom (24mm to 48mm). Thanks to a mistakenly published advertisement in a United Kingdom retailer's catalogue, DJI had to confirm a few specs and features ahead of the drones' official reveal.

"This pre-printed catalogue was scheduled before we postponed our "See the Bigger Picture" event", the spokesman continued, adding that the event had been delayed to "ensure we can deliver high-quality, cutting-edge technology to our customers".

But postponing a launch is one thing for sites like Pocket-lint, but it's quite another if you'd already printed a catalogue with the details inside.

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