DJI launched DJI Mini 2, a high-performance camera drone that packs impressive new features into a small, portable design in the safest drone category weighing less than 249 grams. It is the successor of DJI’s original Mavic Mini drone, which was launched just over a year ago.
The DJI Mini 2 is easy to fly, with improved imaging capabilities, powerful flight performance, and significantly enhanced transmission technology for a longer and more reliable connection. This extremely tiny quadcopter comes with the usual DJI folding arms that accommodate the propellers. Packed together, it measures only 138 x 81 x 58 mm and fits smoothly in the palm of the person.
Although the camera hasn’t changed in terms of specification, so again, we get a 1/2.3-inch sensor capable of recording 12-megapixel images and a maximum video resolution of 4K/30fps at 100 Mbps. This is a noticeable improvement from the 2.7K resolution at 30fps and 40Mbps of the original model. A curious fact is that the DJI Mini 2 can now take photos in standard JPEG as well as RAW for advanced users who want to edit footage further.
The DJI Mini 2 not only brought a camera that shoots at 4K/30fps but can also fly a maximum transmission range of 10 km – which is a 150% increase in transmission range when compared to the original Mavic Mini – thanks to OcuSync 2.0 technologies. Upgraded motors provide 31 minutes of flight time, faster acceleration, and speed, along with the ability to withstand winds up to 24mph. It has a USB Type-C connection, which allows you to charge faster.
The controller is the same as the Mavic Air 2, larger than the previous model, and with the smartphone positioned at the top of the controller. However, the presence of fewer sensors will not guarantee the advanced technology for tracking objects in the successor to the DJI Mavic Mini.
DJI also highlights a lot of the intelligent flight modes that allow you to make recordings automatically, like the Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle, and Boomerang, all classics on the company’s drones, and that is really quite useful to capture differentiated images. The DJI Fly app has already been updated, bringing support for the new drone.
DJI Mini 2 drone can be purchased in two options. The standard package includes the drone, remote controller, and one battery for the retail price of $449. The Fly More Combo is also available, which includes three batteries, a charging hub, DJI Mini 2, a carrying case, and a remote controller for the retail price of $599.