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Best Drone Under $2000

Mavic 2 Pro

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The Mavic 2 is an improvement on the earlier DJI Mavic drone that came out in August 2018. The new launch was a double feature, with the option of the Mavic 2 Zoom or the Mavic 2 Pro, the only difference being the camera quality. Even though the Mavic 2 is now over two years old, it is still one of the strongest options available in the consumer drone category. The impressive flight features, relatively long battery life and controller range add up to a great all-around drone for users of all kinds. Add in the Hasselblad sensor on the Mavic 2 Pro, and you’ve got the best drone available for under $2000.

Read full review: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review

Who is it for?

The Mavic 2 Pro is the best drone available for semi-pro to pro drone photographers and videographers. That’s not to say that beginners and hobbyists couldn’t have a great experience with it – it is absolutely easy to fly and full of great features that would let even a relative beginner fly well and get great pictures, but because of the high price point, it just isn’t likely to be where most beginners are going to want to start. 

If you’re a beginner to drones, but already an accomplished photographer wanting to get into drones, it may actually be the way to go, as you’re not going to find a better camera available at the mid-level, until you get up into the enterprise level drones and cameras. 

The Mavic 2 Pro may be the next move for you if you’re an experienced drone pilot, and are now looking for a serious drone that can help you move on up to better photos and videos, especially if you’re looking to get started with flying drones for a business. 

What we like

  • Unbeatable camera quality for both photo and video
  • “Crash proof” – excellent obstacle avoidance
  • OccuSync 2.0 transmission with great range
  • Gimbal range and performance

What we don’t 

  • Price – it’s a bit on the pricey side, but worth it if you’re serious about photos
  • Controller/smartphone arrangement
  • Some glitchy-ness in the controller app
  • Low ground profile with the possibility of exposing the camera to damp

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