Review – The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise – It’s Finally Here!

Review – The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise – It’s Finally Here!

October 29, 2018 10 By Scott Hinkle

I’ve been holding off on buying a Mavic 2 for various reasons including, hoping to see what the next Phantom series model might have up it’s sleeve, hoping for a fix for the various video issues that plague the current Mavic 2 Pro and, of course, seeing what the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise might have to offer.

Now that it’s finally here, let’s review the specs and features to see what makes it worthy of the name Enterprise…

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What’s the Big Difference?

The major difference in the Enterprise model vs the Pro and Zoom has got to be extended port that allows you to connect additional devices onto the drone. No real details are available at this time but, based on observation, it appears this port will allow communication and power transfer to operate the attachments.

Here’s the promotional video for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise:

What Kind of Devices are Available for This Extended Port?

As it stands right now, there appear to be three different devices available for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise:

  • SpotlightM2E Spotlight – A dual spotlight that enhances your vision in low-light areas. This will help you to locate lost persons and direct them to safety, etc. Check out DJI’s how-to video on using the spotlight:

  • SpeakerM2E Speaker – This loudspeaker attachment will allow you to communicate with ground teams and effectively guide others. It’s interesting to note that it’s not a live broadcast but rather playback of recordings you can make. Check out this video from DJI on how to use the speaker:

  • BeaconM2E Beacon – This accessory provides additional safety while conducting night missions, allowing other pilots to easily spot your from a distance. Here’s DJI how-to video on using the beacon:

These are the three options available at the moment. Rest assured more will follow as DJI and third parties come up with even more devices to use in various professions and situations.

What Other Features are Unique to the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise?

DJI didn’t just stop with the extra port for accessories. They really nailed it when it comes to security, situational awareness and tracking.

  • PasswordPassword protection! DJI has finally introduced password protection, requiring a password prior to gaining access to the drone and it’s contents. This has been a feature many have asked for in the past and now it’s available on the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise. I don’t know if it will trickle down to other models in the line but it’s nice to see the DJI has introduced it somewhere.

 

  • AirSenseDJI AirSense – This features will provide real-time positioning alerts on nearby manned aircraft. I don’t know if this is tied into ADSB or how it works but this is a great safety feature, especially for those flying in areas where aircraft are commonly seen.

 

 

  • GPS TimestampingGPS Timestamping – I’m not sure if this one is actually unique to the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise but it’s still worth mentioning. GPS timestamping will record the time, date and coordinates each time an image is taken, so you can leverage data for industry level applications where accuracy is essential and timing is vital.

 

  • Self-Heating Batteries – This one will benefit those who tend to fly in cooler climates. No more hauling a heating device or sitting in the car with the heater on to preheat the batteries. They do it themselves. I do not know what the drain is when used so I’m not sure how it will impact flight time. Here’s a video by DJI about the self-heating batteries:

  • 24 GB Internal Storage – The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise edition includes internal storage of 24 GB.
  • Discreet Mode – This option disables all LED lights allowing for unobtrusive flight over sensitive areas.
  • New Apps
    • DJI Pilot – Developed specifically for enterprise users, it optimizes your flight capability for peak performance.
    • DJI FlightHub – A one-stop solution for managing drone operations, supporting large organizations to effectively scale aerial operations.

Show Me the Specs!

Aircraft

905 g
Folded: 214×91×84 mm
Unfolded: 322×242×84 mm
Unfolded+Spotlight:322×242×114 mm
Unfolded+Beacon:322×242×101 mm
Unfolded+Speaker:322×242×140 mm
354 mm
5 m/s (S-mode[1])
4 m/s (P-mode)
4 m/s (S-mode with accessories[1])
4 m/s (P-mode with accessories)
3 m/s (S-mode[1])
3 m/s (P-mode)
72 kph (S-mode,without wind)
50 kph (P-mode,without wind)
6000 m
31 min (at a consistent speed of 25 kph)
29 min
27 min (with beacon turned on)
28 min (with beacon turned off)
22 min (with spotlight turned on)
26 min (with spotlight turned off)
25 min (with speaker turned on)
26 min (with speaker turned off)
29–38 kph
35° (S-mode, with remote controller)
25° (P-mode)
200°/s(S-Mode)
100°/s(P-Mode)200°/s(S-Mode)
100°/s(P-Mode)
-10°C to 40°C
GPS+GLONASS
Vertical:
±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning)
±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
Horizontal: ±0.3m (with Vision Positioning)
±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
5.725 – 5.850 GHz
2.400 – 2.4835 GHz
FCC:≤26 dBm
CE:≤20 dBm
SRRC:≤20 dBm
MIC:≤20 dBm5.725-5.850 GHz
FCC:≤26 dBm
CE:≤14 dBm
SRRC:≤26 dBm
24 GB

Sensing System

Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing [2]
Precision Measurement Range:0.5 – 20 m
Detectable Range: 20 – 40 m
Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 14m/s
FOV: Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 70°
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 16 m
Detectable Range: 16 – 32 m
Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 12m/s
FOV: Horizontal: 60°, Vertical: 77°
Precision Measurement Range: 0.1 – 8 m
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 11 m
Detectable Range: 11 – 22 m
Precision Measurement Range:0.5 – 10 m
Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 8m/s
FOV: Horizontal: 80°, Vertical: 65°
Forward, Backward and Sides:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Upward:
Detects diffuse reflective surfaces (>20%)
(walls, trees, people, etc.)
Downward:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Detects diffuse reflective surfaces (>20%)
(walls, trees, people, etc.)

Gimbal

Tilt: -135 – +45°
Pan: -100 – +100°
Tilt: -90 – +30°
Pan: -75 – +75°
3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)
120°/s
±0.005°

Camera

1/2.3” CMOS;
Effective pixels:12 Megapixels
FOV:82.6°(24 mm);47.8°(48 mm)
Format equivalent:24-48 mm
Aperture:f/2.8(24 mm)-f/3.8(48 mm)
Auto focus at :0.5 – ∞
Video:
100-3200
Photo:
100-1600(Auto)
100-3200(Manual)
8-1/8000s
4000×3000
Single shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
100 Mbps
D-Cinelike
FAT32(≤ 32 GB );exFAT(> 32 GB)
JPEG,DNG (RAW)
MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)

Charger

100-240V, 50-60Hz, 1.8A
Main: 17.6V ⎓ 3.41A or 17.0V⎓3.53
USB: 5 V ⎓ 2 A
17.6±0.1V
60W

Intelligent Flight Battery

3850 mAh
15.4 V
17.6 V
LiPo
59.29 Wh
297 g
5℃ – 40℃
-10℃ to 40℃
Manual Heating;Auto Heating
-10℃ to 6℃
500s (Max)
55W (Max)
90 min
80W

APP / Live View

OcuSync 2.0
DJI PILOT
Remote Controller:
720p@30fps / 1080p@30fps
40 Mbps
120 – 130 ms
ios 9.0 or later Android 4.4.0 or later

Supported SD Cards

Supported SD CardsMicro SD™

Supporting Micro SD with capacity up to 128 GB and R/W speed up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3

Remote Controller

2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
FCC: 8000 m
CE: 5000 m
SRRC: 5000 m
MIC: 5000 m
0℃ to 40℃
2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
FCC:≤26 dBm;CE:≤20 dBm;SRRC:≤20 dBm MIC:≤20 dBm
5.725 – 5.850 GHz
FCC:≤26 dBm;CE:≤14 dBm;SRRC:≤26 dBm
3950mAh
2 hours 15 min
1800mA ⎓ 3.83V
Thickness Supported:6.5-8.5 mm,Max length: 160 mm
Folded: 145×80×48 mm (L×W×H)
Unfolded: 190×115×100 mm (L×W×H)
Lightning, Micro USB (Type-B), USB Type-C™

M2E Spotlight

68x60x41 mm
USB Micro-B
30 m
Max 26W
FOV17°, Max:11lux @ 30m Straight

M2E Beacon

68x40x27.8 mm
USB Micro-B
Avg. 1.6W
5000 m
Min Angle:55 cd;
Light intensity:157 cd

M2E Speaker

Dimensions68x55x65 mmPort TypeUSB Micro-BPowerMax 10WDecibel100 db @ 1 meter distanceBitrate 16 kbps

What’s the Same?

This model is pretty much a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Plus. I won’t go as far to say on steroids but, with the enhancements listed above, the Plus moniker seems to be appropriate. If you were to take the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, slap a port on it and add a few software tweaks, I’d say you have the Mavic 2 Enterprise edition.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it. The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise in all it’s glory. I hope some features like password protection and AirSense make their way down to the other models but, as with most features released by DJI, I’m not holding my breath. AirSense just makes sense as it’s a safety feature above all else.

Now that it’s finally here I’m feeling a bit deflated. I was hoping for more, at least in available accessories, and I don’t really see too much of an advantage for me vs getting the Mavic 2 Pro for the better video quality, once the video issues are resolved.

What are your thoughts on the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise? Is it the one for you or will you go another direction. Is there anything that you think should be added to this review? Comment below as I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Thank you,

Scott Hinkle

MavicManiacs.com

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