Next Mavic Pro could offer swappable cameras and safer flight

The Mavic 2 no longer branded'Mavic Pro which suggests that this new model may have multiple variations

The Mavic 2 no longer branded ‘Mavic Pro’ which suggests that this new model may have multiple variations

DJI was supposed to have a "See the Bigger Picture" event on July 18th, but it postponed that to a later date.

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.

As expected, the DJI Mavic Pro II will have a gorgeous but practical design.

Well, if DroneDJ's sources are to be believed, DJI hasn't given up on the Pro and has plans to launch the "Mavic 2" with at least a couple of new features that could turn heads.

The leaked image had been acquired by DroneDJ, over a week before a supposedly big event planned by DJI that was pushed back.

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 speculation is that the event will unveil the company's next drone after the DJI Mavic Pro, as the artwork for the event hints that imaging will be the highlight. The first one, which may be the 1-inch sensor, is mounted on the drone in gray.

The Mavic Pro's video quality has received mixed reviews, and while we'd expect DJI to launch any follow-up device with an improved camera, giving owners additional options would be a big plus and would also set it apart from the Mavic Air, which has a fixed camera.

Is this the DJI Mavic Pro's successor drone? Only the DJI Phantom drones have wide-angle lenses, but a swappable gimbal and sensor may finally bring the feature to the DJI Mavic 2.

CNET notes in a post that 360-degree obstacle avoidance is a possibility here. There appears to be cameras and sensors for that objective at the front and sides, and most likely at the bottom and the back of the drone. Just a few days ago, a leaked photo stirred excitement among drone fans as it is the first credible image of the upcoming release.

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