10 November 2020
The DJI Mavic Mini 2 has arrived as the newest lightweight and small-sized drone in the market. It is a successor to the original DJI Mini and comes with a few noteworthy upgrades. The biggest changes are related to camera performance and flight range capabilities. These do result in price increase but still makes it a value for money product.
The new Mini 2 packs a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor which is now capable of shooting at 4K resolution. The Ultra HD video recording will be done at 30 frames per second at 100Mbps. This is a major upgrade over the predecessor's 2.7K recording at 30fps at 40Mbps. The camera can also be used for clicking 12-megapixel still images with 4X digital zoom and RAW support.
DJI says the new Mini 2 drone comes with OcuSync 2.0 technology. It is a transmission tech said to be helpful in providing a stable, long-distance, and reliable connection between the remote controller and the drone. This brings us to the second major improvement done by DJI in the new model. It comes with a transmission range of 19 kilometers which is more than twice the predecessor's range. The only catch is that the drone should be in your line of sight for it to work at the peak distance. It also weighs just 249 grams that makes it easier to carry around even in your backpack.
Here are the different shooting modes that you will get with the drone:
- Quick-shot modes: Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle, and Boomerang
- Panorama modes: Sphere, 180, and Wide-Angle
- Image modes: Triple Shot and Timed Shots
The DJI Mavic Mini 2 has been priced at $449 where you will get the drone, a remote control, and a battery. There is also a bundle (Fly More Combo) featuring two additional batteries, a charging hub, and a carrying case for $599. It can be booked via Amazon, B&H, and DJI's online store in the United States.