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Mavic 2 Pro vs. Mavic Air 2 Comparison - which is the better deal?
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Here is our Mavic 2 Pro vs. Mavic Air 2 Comparison

Which one is the better deal for you?

Feedback very much appreciated

We also have a comparison between Mavic Mini vs. Mavic Air 2

Feedback to that article here please
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Hi, there. Thanks for your sharing.
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Perhaps you should mention the Bayer Filter.
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A mavic 2 and Mavic Mini combo seems to make more sense for me.
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DAFlys Posted at 4-29 23:57
Perhaps you should mention the Bayer Filter.

What do you mean?
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Vlas Posted at 4-30 00:30
A mavic 2 and Mavic Mini combo seems to make more sense for me.

Can you explain your opinion?
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The Bayer filter on the sensor that converts a 12mp sensor to 48mp.
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UnlimiteDronegmail.com Posted at 4-30 07:36
Can you explain your opinion?

Thw Mini's size, portability, and no need to use a sticker in order to register. The Mavic 2 Pro for LOG profiles, much better low light, and general stability. Also, the zooms ability to change focal length.
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DAFlys Posted at 5-1 01:05
The Bayer filter on the sensor that converts a 12mp sensor to 48mp.

I disagree, sir!

You cannot physically change the resolution of the sensor. It is always a 48MP sensor, that uses a Quad Bayer filter to group 4 pixels into one. Which means by default, you get a 12MP pictures and videos, with a working pixel size of 1.6 microns.

If you want that Super-resolution 48MP photo, then Quad Bayer is negated via software, and you basically split each big pixel into 4 small 0.8 micron ones. That increases the resolution, but also brings more noise into the picture, since the pixel is now 4x smaller, and it can see 4x less light.

Don't you agree?
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HowNotToDrone Posted at 5-2 13:15
I disagree, sir!

You cannot physically change the resolution of the sensor. It is always a 48MP sensor, that uses a Quad Bayer filter to group 4 pixels into one. Which means by default, you get a 12MP pictures and videos, with a working pixel size of 1.6 microns.

Not really. However the side effect of the filter is an increase in dynamic range which is usually welcomed.
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DAFlys Posted at 5-3 23:49
Not really. However the side effect of the filter is an increase in dynamic range which is usually welcomed.

Can you explain why you disagree? Because everything I said before is correct.  

Is there something that I am unaware of?

I wouldn't say the higher dynamic range is a "side effect" because the main goal of pixel binning is to reduce image noise in low-light scenarios, as well as to increase dynamic range.

For that, you need bigger pixels. And when you put 40 million pixels in a 1/2" rectangle, you get really tiny pixels. The only way to get bigger pixels is to bin them together, and that is achieved using a Quad Bayer filter.

Am I wrong?
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DAFlys Posted at 5-3 23:49
Not really. However the side effect of the filter is an increase in dynamic range which is usually welcomed.

Everything he explained was pretty much correct, what is it exactly that you disagree with? Your initial statement about the bayer filter converting 12mp into 48mp is not really correct, the sensor *does* have 48mp. Quad-binning is used in the opposite way of what you said, it's converting 48mp into 12mp by grouping 2x2 pixels together to get bigger pixels for low-light situations.
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It puts them pretty close together, but I agree for a pro who has to or likes to spend a lot of time in post the M2P tips it, I’d like to see comparisons with the zoom, I believe apart from actual zoom this MA2 would come out well ahead .
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hallmark007 Posted at 5-4 06:55
It puts them pretty close together, but I agree for a pro who has to or likes to spend a lot of time in post the M2P tips it, I’d like to see comparisons with the zoom, I believe apart from actual zoom this MA2 would come out well ahead .

Theres a comparison here -

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Ice_2k Posted at 5-4 05:56
Everything he explained was pretty much correct, what is it exactly that you disagree with? Your initial statement about the bayer filter converting 12mp into 48mp is not really correct, the sensor *does* have 48mp. Quad-binning is used in the opposite way of what you said, it's converting 48mp into 12mp by grouping 2x2 pixels together to get bigger pixels for low-light situations.

Looks like he can't admit he made a mistake
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hallmark007 Posted at 5-4 06:55
It puts them pretty close together, but I agree for a pro who has to or likes to spend a lot of time in post the M2P tips it, I’d like to see comparisons with the zoom, I believe apart from actual zoom this MA2 would come out well ahead .

Most definitely, the sensor is much better than M2Zoom has, the only downside is that MA2 doesn't have an actual optical zoom.
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HowNotToDrone Posted at 5-5 05:54
Most definitely, the sensor is much better than M2Zoom has, the only downside is that MA2 doesn't have an actual optical zoom.

I have a zoom but I actually don’t find much use for Zoom, so I’m selling it getting MA2 better for me for traveling .
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