DJI Mavic 2 – Camera Swap Service – Updated!August 29, 2018
The biggest question, since the official announcement of the DJI Mavic 2 series, is which one should you get? Until recently, you had to choose from either the Pro, the Zoom or both. Well DJI has announced an upcoming camera swap service to help you make that decision.
Update! – It’s actually pretty easy to swap the cameras yourself. Check out my DJI 2 – How to Swap the Cameras post.
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How Does it Work?
Details are scarce at the moment. All we really know is you send your drone off to a DJI authorized service center and then get it back with the camera swapped out.
Can I Do it Myself?
This is also not really known. It’s recommended that you send it in but not necessarily required so that makes me think that it’s possible but I don’t know if it will void any warranties, how difficult it is to perform or if you can obtain the other camera separately vs being required to use the service (at least for the initial swap).
Will I Get My Original Camera Back?
This is just an assumption right now but, yes. It wouldn’t make sense that you’d buy the more expensive drone, pay to have the camera swapped to the less expensive model and not get your original camera back or vice versa.
How Long Will it Take and How Much Does it Cost?
No one knows yet. The fact that you have to send the drone in to have the service done is off-putting to me. I want my cameras easily interchangeable, to be able to do it myself and receive instant gratification.
Although, not what I was originally hoping for, it is nice to know that the DJI Mavic 2 cameras can be swapped out. Now the question becomes which one do I want first? I’m leaning toward the Pro. It’s also nice to know that DJI offers a camera swap service to do it for you, in case you’re not comfortable performing such surgery on your drone yourself. The downside is the inconvenience of having to ship it in to have it done.
I will update this post with more information as it becomes available.
Now that you know that you can have the cameras swapped out are you ready to buy? If so check out my The DJI Mavic 2 – The New Models Are Finally Here! post for a comparison as well as purchase links (on with a discount).
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