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Hi,

I am thinking of buying a M2Pro. Anyone heard if DJI are bringing a new model out this year.

Any rumour?

Thanks,

Tony
 

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So I guess the current M2Pro would still be a better bet. Correct?
I would not make that assumption at this time.
The pictures I’ve seen on the new product clearly shows some form of a hasselblad camera. I would think that may be worth a look.
To my knowledge, dji still owns a part of that company.
I have some money tucked away for this if it specs out.
 
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So I guess the current M2Pro would still be a better bet. Correct?
Correct. IF theres another drone it isnt likely to be a flagship with a bigger sensor.
To be honest you're better off waiting until after July anyway when the new EASA rules come in.
Any drone bought before then will be classed as "legacy" so from 2022 will be subject to far stricter operating conditions.
A newer model would have CE certification.

(No idea why people keep thinking the M2P is a hasselblad camera - its not. They provided the colour science).
 
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Correct. IF theres another drone it isnt likely to be a flagship with a bigger sensor.
To be honest you're better off waiting until after July anyway when the new EASA rules come in.
Any drone bought before then will be classed as "legacy" so from 2022 will be subject to far stricter operating conditions.
A newer model would have CE certification.

(No idea why people keep thinking the M2P is a hasselblad camera - its not. They provided the colour science).
Why is it not a Hasselblad camera if it’s made by that company
 
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Why is it not a Hasselblad camera if it’s made by that company
Because its not. Its a DJI camera, made by DJI (using a Sony sensor). It uses Hasselblad colour technology in the processing.
This was all outline prior to the M2 release by someone actually working for Hasselblad/DJI on the M2P.
 

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The car you drive has a name of the manufacturer attached in some fashion. The components that make it whole, are not in total made by that particular manufacturer. Since I personally don’t know who actually built the camera installed on an mp2 as I’ve not seen with my own eyes the facility of origin. So I’ll just go by what name was provided for it.
 

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You could try actually reading the technical documents by one of the guys that DID build it. Stated quite clearly the only hasselblad is the colour science.
Not the lens, not the sensor, not the processing, the software part only.
Your claim is a bit like saying a Porsche is made by Yamaha because it uses those spark plugs.
 

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(No idea why people keep thinking the M2P is a hasselblad camera - its not. They provided the colour science).
No idea? Really? Maybe because it says "Hasselblad" on it regardless of your opinion as to proper naming, that's what it says, so that why "people" think that.

FWIW I am not disagreeing with you per se, just answering your question.
 

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Perhaps you could provide a bit more of your insight and enlighten me(and possibly some others)as to who the “guys” may be and possibly a link to that information.
Thanks.
 

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For what's worth all Hasselblad cameras use Sony sensors. If you want a Hasselblad lens then I presume are willing to pay an extra 600.00 or so.
 

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Hi,

I am thinking of buying a M2Pro. Anyone heard if DJI are bringing a new model out this year.

Any rumour?

Thanks,

Tony
No idea? Really? Maybe because it says "Hasselblad" on it regardless of your opinion as to proper naming, that's what it says, so that why "people" think that.

FWIW I am not disagreeing with you per se, just answering your question.I would buy the M 2P It’s the best drone under $3000 who knows when the Mavic three will come out if ever. Yes the phantom has a slightly better camera but who wants to fly that big honking thing around.
 

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It depends on whether a Mavic 2 Pro does what you need and if it doesn't then is it realistic that a new drone will offer it. I've had the M2P since launch and if it failed needing a replacement right now I'd probably go for another, it generally works well for me and while I'd like a larger sensor I don't think that's realistic. In the meantime while waiting for a new model I'd be missing out on photos and videos for now.

With regards to the 'Hasselblad' camera it's just a branding exercise which is very common with cameras which Leica and Panasonic have been particularly successful with, Panasonic brand their cameras as Leica despite having nothing to do with a Leica design or technology and Leica completely rebrand Panasonic cameras they sell as their own informally known as 'Leicasonic' cameras. Hasseblad produce medium format cameras which is the size above full frame/35mm which is a massive sensor, these are generally big, specialist cameras often used for studio work, this is a typical Hasselblad:


They've recently offered more compact MF options but even these are still relatively specialist devices:


Over recent years Hasselblad have been using their name to rebrand existing cameras such as the Hasselblad Lunar which is simply a Sony NEX-7 with a crazy price tag:


They did release a 1in based camera the same as the Mavic 2 Pro but this was also a rebranded Sony using an RX100 this time:


What should be clear is that the sensor and design on the Mavic 2 Pro have absolutely nothing to do with Hasselblad, the argument that Hasselblad have 'improved' the camera or similar doesn't work either since the M2P's IQ doesn't compare that well to other 1in devices (not a complaint, just the way it is).

This all seems very pedantic but the long and short of it is you these brands should be ignored and evaluate the cameras on their performance. Regardless of its Hasselblad branding the Mavic 2 Pro's camera is the best in the Mavic range due to its larger 1in sensor but it's also possible that DJI may choose to use the Hasselblad branding on smaller 1/2.3in sensors suggesting they're as good as the M2P's sensor which is not the case. Mobile phone companies in particular are guilty of using classic camera brands on pretty rubbish devices.
 

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With regards to the 'Hasselblad' camera it's just a branding exercise which is very common with cameras which Leica and Panasonic have been particularly successful with, Panasonic brand their cameras as Leica despite having nothing to do with a Leica design or technology and Leica completely rebrand Panasonic cameras they sell as their own informally known as 'Leicasonic' cameras. Hasseblad produce medium format cameras which is the size above full frame/35mm which is a massive sensor, these are generally big, specialist cameras often used for studio work, this is a typical Hasselblad:
So you are saying that the whole Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution thing, is just a bunch of bull and whatever DJI might have come up with would have been just as good?
 

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SO... back to the topic on hand: IMO, even if they come out with a new Mavic Air, it is not big enough (IMO) to support a much larger sensor... most likely the next rig to get a better/larger sensor would be the Mavic (3?)... this is my opinion of course, based on the flow of what I've seen DJI do the last few years. I'm keen on checking out the Autel Evo 2 with 1" sensor when it comes out :)
 

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SO... back to the topic on hand: IMO, even if they come out with a new Mavic Air, it is not big enough (IMO) to support a much larger sensor... most likely the next rig to get a better/larger sensor would be the Mavic (3?)... this is my opinion of course, based on the flow of what I've seen DJI do the last few years. I'm keen on checking out the Autel Evo 2 with 1" sensor when it comes out :)
My guess would be no major new AC from DJI until the FAA thing plays out. The MA2 seems a done deal, but I can't imagine it would make sense to do anything major until the shoe drops.
 

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My guess would be no major new AC from DJI until the FAA thing plays out. The MA2 seems a done deal, but I can't imagine it would make sense to do anything major until the shoe drops.
But that’s scheduled for 2years from now by the FAA. Doubt if DJI will wait that long.
 
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