DJI’s latest drone is its lightest and smallest model ever. The foldable Mavic Mini weighs in at just 249 grams, and comes with a bunch of features designed to make drone flying and aerial photography fun and accessible to everyone, without skimping on quality. And it’s so small that you needn’t bother getting FAA registration for it, either.
The Mavic Mini boasts a maximum range of 4km, or roughly 2.5 miles, and promises up to 30 minutes of flight time, which is pretty impressive for a drone of this compact size. GPS receivers and downward visual sensors mean precise hovering and stable flying, and a 2.7k video at 30fps puts it ahead of the Mavic Spark, which topped out at FHD.
It doesn’t come with the obstacle avoidance features of some of DJI’s larger models, nor does it have quite as many options for Quickshots (pre-programmed flight maneuvers for cool photography), but that’s the pay-off for its trim, palm-of-your-hand sizing — plus it’s designed for fun, everyday use, not as an intense aerial imaging workhorse. As DJI president Roger Luo says, “Most importantly, it’s easy to fly, no matter your experience level with drones.”
The Mavic Mini is available for pre-order now in two options. The standard comes with the Mavic Mini, remote controller, one battery, extra propellers and all necessary tools and wires.
The last few years have seen drones becoming all the rage around the world. From being a part of media coverage to assisting in military attacks and even covering weddings and anniversaries, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles, have slowly, but surely, integrated themselves into mainstream life. Dà-Jiāng Innovations or DJI, have released a portable drone DJI Mavic Mini. It comes with 3-axis gimbal and 2.7K video camera. DJI is a Chinese technology company, headquartered in Shenzhen that is one of the major manufacturers of commercial drones.
A report adds that the Mavic Mini also sports the AeroScope remote identification. The AeroScope is a Remote ID system that provides authorised users with the location, altitude, speed and direction of every DJI drone within radio range. It further provides users with the location of the drone pilot and its serial number as well. The drone offers 2.7K video at 30 frames per second and 1080 pixels at 60 fps. It also has provisions for 12-megapixel photographs using 1/2.3-inch sensors, the report added. DJI’s first drone to weigh a mere 249 grams, the Mavic Mini has been described by the DJI Website as being the “perfect creative companion,” and is “as light as the average smartphone.”
According to the website, being under 250 grams means that it is placed in the lowest and safest weight class of drones. The Mavic Mini comes with its own remote controller which can be controlled by the DJI Fly app. Furthermore, the website reveals that the DJI Fly app also gives users integrated access to SkyPixel, a social media platform where users can share their aerial photos and videos.