By: DJI Makati
A little over a year ago, DJI introduced the Mavic Mini Its most notable feature was a take off weight that fell below the threshold of 250g (0.55 lbs). Now DJI is back with the Mini 2, which addresses the most important requests from users and still checks in at 249g. In the process, the Mavic branding has given way to a shorter name: the DJI Mini 2.
Just like its larger Mavic siblings, the two Minis are collapsible, with arms that unfurl to transform the palm-sized unit into a drone with just a few spring-loaded manoeuvres.
The Mavic Mini weighs less than 249g. This means it doesn’t currently need to be registered with aviation agencies in the US, UK, and Australia, but do check your local laws – it’s also worth bearing in mind that UK drone law changes from the end of December mean that it will need to be registered, regardless of that identical weight.
Let’s start by comparing the Mini 2 to Mavic Mini. Though some specifications are similar, those that have changed are significant.
Not much has changed when it comes to the overall design of the Mini 2. Its body is compact, its propellers need to be screwed in, the legs are foldable, the battery and MicroSD slots are located in the rear, and the vision positioning sensors are placed on the bottom of the aircraft. If not for the ‘4K’ lettering imprinted on the camera and a ‘Mini 2’ logo on the top left-hand arm of the vehicle, it would be difficult to tell them apart.
With at less than 249 g, it weighs about as much as an apple and fits in the palm of your hand. Compact and convenient, Mini 2 is your ideal travel companion, transforming how you capture your favourite memories and Thanks to intuitive and advanced features packed in a portable frame, DJI Mini 2 provides complete freedom wherever and however you want to create. Whether you’re shooting at a deserted beach or capturing the details of a fun family reunion, Mini 2 can handle it all.
With a max battery life of 31 minutes, DJI Mini 2 grants more than enough time to compose the perfect shot, and Capable of resist 29-38kph winds and take off at a max altitude of 4,000 meters, so your footage is stable even when flying along a winding coastline or high above an alpine forest.
What also helps newcomers is the included high-grade positioning and vision sensors so you can hover precisely in place while GPS keeps track of the drone’s position at all times. In fact, it take the press of one button on the controller to get the Mini 2 to automatically return to your take of spot and land at your feet.
The camera on board the DJI mini 2 is brilliant with a maximum video resolution of 4K at 30fps at 100Mbps. On the still image side it can capture 12 megapixel images which can be saved as either in JPG or RAW for those photographers who want to have more editing options.
According to DJI, the Mini 2 can handle winds of up to 38km/h.
While the wind speeds during our testing weren’t quite that high, we were still very impressed with how stable the drone remained in the solid breeze on the coastline. It just stuck there while the 3-axis gimbal got to work and kept the scene as smooth as silk. The only downside of the DJI Mini 2’s small size is the difficulty of keeping your eye on the drone at a distance.
Drone laws state a pilot must keep their drone in line of sight. If the drone is even 100m away from you, it’s very hard to see it. Of course, you can still see what the drone sees through the app on your smartphone. The Mini 2 can fly up to 10km away from you and reach an altitude of four kilometres – not that you would ever do that because it is illegal.
DJI says battery life is 31 minutes and that’s from the second you take off till it falls out of the sky so effectively, if you want a safe buffer to get back to you, it’s more like about 28 minutes. And that’s still pretty good.
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