I will post a link to my videos about this model. At the end of this one and in the description below lately, i’ve been receiving lotto question like which drone should i buy? Is it worth upgrading from another model? Is it better to wait for the 3 pro so in this video, i will analyze the performance of this drone in most different situations after having tested it for 2 months. I will also compare it to the other current mavic line models to help user make an informed choice. If you find this video useful don’t forget to hit like button and subscribe to my channel in terms of specs, the r2s is at the top of the mavic line in all departments. The sensor is one inch in size like the one of the mavic 2 pro, while the other models have smaller ones. This should, of course, translate in higher quality both for video and photos, especially in difficult light conditions like low light and high dynamic range seats. Another extremely important new feature for video is the ability to shoot a 5.4k resolution. The r2s is the only model in the mavic line able to reach such a resolution, even though there is not much benefit to using footage encoded at 5.4k. At the moment, this feature is very useful for future proofing: the footage reframing and zooming dynamically in post production when encoding in 4k and also for increased detail when delivering in 4k.
The r2s is the only drone of the mavic line, together with the mavic air 2, to be able to use a frame rate of 60 frame per seconds, a 4k resolution. This is a very welcome addition for users who are into actions for lifestyle or even for landscape when moving elements are present like people, animals, cars boats, waves, waterfall and so on. I’Ve done a specific video about slow motion in drone video and how to use higher frame rates. You can click on the link at the top. If you want to know more, the r2s and the mavic 2 pro are the only models featuring 10 bit color modes d, log and hlg 10bit can handle over 1 billion colors versus about 16 millions for 8bit and perform much better in post processing, d, log and Hlg footage properly process visiting of beauty in both models, but this comes to a price in terms of computer resources needed, considering also that this mode are in the h.265 codec much more demanding than h.264. The r2s has the highest bitrate at 150 mbps. This means less compression in the file and therefore once again, more solid files for post processing, so for users who are seriously into core correction and color grading and have access to a good computer and software. The choice is between the r2s and the mavic 2 pro, but air2s has been released almost 3 years after the 2 pro, and this is huge in terms of technology in this industry.
The video processor of the 2 pro is from a previous generation compared to all mavic model of the current line, and the amount of detail was quite limited, even though the footage looked very nice and natural, when the mavic mini was released with a new video processor. The increase in detail was striking. All the following: mavic models have excellent detail and r2s tops the list with the 5.4k resolution. Don’T get me wrong. I’Ve been using and enjoying the 2 pro for many years, and the footage in 10 bit modes is beautiful and very organic. The 2 pro has also the excellent waypoint mode and omnidirectional sensors very useful for tracking, but for users interested mostly in video and willing to do serious, post processing. I would recommend the earth to s, even if the 2 pro was available for the same price. Besides the 5.4k resolution, the 60 frame per second of 4k and the much improved graphic processor, the r2s has other new useful features like solid zoom capabilities, a much better implemented hyperlapse mode and the lens performing much better against the sun, probably due to some sort of Coding for users who are mostly interested in video to be used as it comes out of the camera, probably for posting in social media. The factors to consider are different. All the models of the mavic line feature normal color in 8 bit, which is the one that can be used even without color grading in the mini 2 and the mavic air 2.
The normal mode has good contrast and color saturation and can be considered ready to use, while with the mavic 2s, a bit of tweaking is needed before posting, so for people not interested in serious processing. The mavic air 2 is a good choice and i don’t think it’s necessary to upgrade if you already own one, but for user we don’t have one. Yet. I would still seriously consider the r2s as the bigger sensor the extra resolution, the improved zoom capabilities and the excellent overlaps mode are, in my opinion, well worth the price difference. I think the mini 2 is a different kind of drone. It is the most affordable can fly under very relaxed regulations even in urban areas, and can produce very nice 4k footage. It is indeed a very attractive drone, but it lacks obstacle. Sensors cannot withstand medium to strong, wind and doesn’t. Have any kind of extra features like intelligent flight modes, tracking or hyperlapse? I consider it a very interesting choice for serious users or professionals who already own an r2s and want a second drone to use in urban environments for users seriously interested in photography. The choice has to be between the r2s and the mavic 2 pro. Both models have a much higher photo resolution of 20 megapixel. I i’ve done a specific video, comparing the two models in terms of photography. Click on this link. If you want to go deeper on the subject, the mavic 2 pro has the big advantage of the manual control for aperture and with the one inch sensor has been for a long time.
The undiscussed choice for serious photography in the mavic line, but the r2s is now a contender with a sensor on the same sides and three years of extra technology, and this drone gets into unchartered territories for drone photography in good light condition. The r2s has much more detail and a richer color palette. The structure of the sky is always excellent and the vegetation looks always much more natural when shooting in the direction of the sun. The earth 2s is simply in a different league. This model has an excellent ability to recover the shadows without any noise. Therefore, it is possible to expose to protect the highlights, thus increasing the dynamic range dji has also improved the length of the camera to control flare, probably through some coating. As much as i like to shoot photos with the 2 bro with this drone, i carefully avoided shooting in the direction of the sun. It is not the case anymore, with r2s in low light situations, the r2s seems to come from another galaxy. It can handle very well high iso values that were simply impossible to use with the 2 pro. This drone is closer to the performance of a full frame camera than to the ones of drones of the previous generation, the mavic air 2 and the mini 2 perform. Quite well for photography, but cannot compete with the top two models due to the smaller sensors and the limited resolution. The mavic air 2 has a half an inch quad bayer sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels.
Each pixel can be split into four smaller one, so it has been sometimes labeled as 48 megapixel, but this is not much more than a marketing game make only rare occasions. The 48 megapixel mode gives a very slight increase in quality, but, frankly, the resolution of this camera has to be considered. 12 megapixel. The mini 2 has now raw photos, and this is a huge upgrade compared to the original mini. It can’t shoot decent photos, but, in my opinion, the strong point of the mini 2 remains video. The r2s has surprisingly good zoom capabilities for video. Besides the ability to zoom in post processing from 5.4k to 4k, the quality of the two times zoom at 4k is excellent. It is hard to notice any loss of quality. There is also a 4x zoom at 4k, with some loss of quality, but very useful, especially when using conjunction with intelligent flight modes. This model doesn’t have lateral sensor for obstacle avoidance, so striking fast. Moving targets from close range is very risky, but using the zoom functions. It is possible to keep the drone above obstacles and still get decent results in tracking the hyperlapse mode was first released with the mavic 2 pro and zoom, but at the time it was still a work in progress, as is often the case with new technologies. The mavic air 2 implemented it in a much more useful way and with r2s it has been again seriously improved with the 2s is now possible to shoot excellent hyperlapses click on this link to access my videos about specific aspect of this drone and comparison with a Different mavic model for video and photo there was a lot of material to deal with here, so you might want to go more in detail about specific topics.
In a few days, i will be publishing a video about the upcoming, maybe new, mavic 3, so that user can have some idea about whether it is better to wait for it or rather go for the r2s. Me know your opinion in the comment below and don’t forget to hit the like button.