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Sep 26, 2018 21:56 |  #271

I need some advice. I've been seeing videos online about how the Phantom 4 Pro blows the Mavic 2 Pro out of the water with IQ. Even though I thought that may be hype at first, I've done a bit of research. Not only does it appear that the P4P is MUCH better quality, I've seen videos now showing the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic Air with better IQ than the Pro. Also someone did tests and it appears that the Mavic 2 Pro doesn't even use the whole 1" sensor.

So I did some research for myself. I tested the camera of the Mavic 2 Pro vs. the Sony RX100V (supposedly the same sensor). The difference is shocking. The RX100V looks SO MUCH BETTER.

I feel lied to by DJI, and I'm seriously considering returning the drone. I received it on the 30th of August so I still have a few days to return it I think. I spent almost a total of $2000 when it was said and done, and I'm getting Mavic Air quality apparently.

I made a video about my test vs. the RX100V that will be released shortly. I'll post when it's finished.


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Sep 26, 2018 22:09 |  #272

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I need some advice. I've been seeing videos online about how the Phantom 4 Pro blows the Mavic 2 Pro out of the water with IQ. Even though I thought that may be hype at first, I've done a bit of research. Not only does it appear that the P4P is MUCH better quality, I've seen videos now showing the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic Air with better IQ than the Pro. Also someone did tests and it appears that the Mavic 2 Pro doesn't even use the whole 1" sensor.

So I did some research for myself. I tested the camera of the Mavic 2 Pro vs. the Sony RX100V (supposedly the same sensor). The difference is shocking. The RX100V looks SO MUCH BETTER.

I feel lied to by DJI, and I'm seriously considering returning the drone. I received it on the 30th of August so I still have a few days to return it I think. I spent almost a total of $2000 when it was said and done, and I'm getting Mavic Air quality apparently.

I made a video about my test vs. the RX100V that will be released shortly. I'll post when it's finished.

This has been my great concern as well. I'm past my 14 day return window so it looks like I'm stuck with a drone that may live up to what DJI claimed. My understanding though is the IQ impacts video more than stills. Not sure.


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Sep 26, 2018 22:19 |  #273

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This has been my great concern as well. I'm past my 14 day return window so it looks like I'm stuck with a drone that may live up to what DJI claimed. My understanding though is the IQ impacts video more than stills. Not sure.

I was not aware that there was only a 14 day return period. I thought it was 30. I just sent an email to DJI with my concerns. The video quality is definitely lacking what it should be.


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Sep 27, 2018 09:48 |  #274

Here is the video comparing the RX100V vs. the Mavic Pro 2 cameras.


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Sep 27, 2018 12:22 |  #275

Although I'm glad I don't do video, the more I read about this issue I don't feel as perfect as I did when I first bought it. I still don't believe this affects still IQ, as my images from both M2P and P4P are definitely comparable. BUT, what if I do want to explore into doing video later on? Hmmm.. This is definitely not good news in general, especially for video guys. For me though, I'm ok. I bought the M2P just to take aerial photos and to take with me everywhere, so my purpose is somewhat served. I'll worry about video quality when I actually start considering..


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Sep 27, 2018 19:12 |  #276

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Putting that in there probably cost more than that plane is worth.

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Sep 28, 2018 00:52 as a reply to  @ Jarvis Creative Studios's post |  #277

so...i watched this for 11 minutes...and i go out of it that the mavic isn't a blogging camera...i think we all knew that...tie your RX 100V to a balloon and compare the images then...


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Sep 28, 2018 12:12 |  #278

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so...i watched this for 11 minutes...and i go out of it that the mavic isn't a blogging camera...i think we all knew that...tie your RX 100V to a balloon and compare the images then...

Great job completely missing the point. It's a camera comparison of two sensors that are supposed to be the same, yet give off drastically different results. Of course the Mavic is better than the RX100 when taking video from the air. But the quality is not up to advertised par.


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Sep 28, 2018 22:10 |  #279

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Sep 30, 2018 22:20 |  #281

Does this qualify as Drone Photography? :-P The Mavic Air is mine and the Mavic Pro 2 is my buddy's.

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Oct 01, 2018 22:15 |  #283

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Tell us more about this shot, setup, lighting, post processing! This is really nice!


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Oct 01, 2018 22:31 as a reply to  @ kezug's post |  #284

This was shot on a partly cloudy day and after I set them up I waited til the sun was behind the clouds for nice even lighting. I just edited it in Lightroom and added a color balance layer in photoshop


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Oct 01, 2018 22:37 |  #285

a couple from my spark

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