DJI’s latest announcement fuels theories about the Mavic Pro II
Theorists dive into DJI’s invite for clues
Fans of Chinese drone maker DJI have been waiting for the Mavic Pro II for a while now -- but that wait might soon be over.
DJI sent an invitation out to an event on July 18 in New York City, so they’re set to unveil something. But a few eagle-eyed -- and perhaps overly wishful -- DJI enthusiasts think the invitation gives the game away.
The invitation has an eye with the text “See the Bigger Picture” layered on top. To most, it might seem like a typically vague advertising slogan -- but others saw something more.
@OsitaLV pointed out on Twitter that flipping the image around and tracing the letters in a certain way produces the letter M and II -- hinting at a second Mavic Pro.
It’s worth noting that @OsitaLV is no random Twitter user, having revealed information on other DJI products in the past.
Over the past few months @OsitaLV has been giving out more information on the Mavic Pro II, suggesting it’ll be bigger and have more powerful motors than the last, as well as having a bigger image sensor.
The latter could be supported by the text itself: “See the Bigger Picture.”
Another take posits that the image on the invite -- which uses a popular photographic technique called the tiny planet effect -- hints that it might involve a 360-degree camera.
Theories aside, there are some solid reasons to think a Mavic Pro II launch isn’t far away.
The original Mavic Pro was released almost two years ago, followed by a minor update (Mavic Pro Platinum) in December of last year.
Earlier this year, the company released the well-received Mavic Air -- making its mid-range product lineup look quite crowded -- which left many in the semi-pro segment waiting for a new model to suit their needs.