An early retail announcement at Newegg's Canadian store gave us official images of the unpublished DJI Mavic Mini as well as a list of its specifications. DJI's new drone is an open secret at the moment. In August, we saw a list of the FCC for the drone, and DroneDJ only posted photos of photos last week. But the retailer's list adds credence to these earlier leaks and costs the drone a $ 646.15 Canadian dollar (about $ 494) when sold with the DJI Fly More kit.
One of the more important specifications listed on the Newegg page is a drone weight of only 249g. This means that all owners in the US (and soon in the UK) will not have to register this drone with the authorities to fly it. Previously, DJI's Mavic lightest drone was Mavic Air, which weighs 430 grams, well above the 8.8-ounce (250 gram) FAA registration limit. Both the list of the retailer and the images leaked earlier this month by DroneDJ show how small it is enough to sit in the palm of your hand. DroneDJ notes that there is a similar width and height to a smartphone.
Flight time is set at 30 minutes according to the product list (which confirms DroneDJ's previous report ), and the recording resolution is clearly in excess of 2.7K, not 4K, which is DroneDJ speculates an attempt to stop the Mavic Mini from cannibalizing sales of DJI's Mavic Air or Mavic Drones. You can find more photos of the new drone over WinFuture .
The retail listing does not provide information on when the Mavic Mini may see the release, but with a DJI message set to air at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, it sounds like we might not be waiting long.
Updated October 28, 6:55 am ET: Updated with details of a DJI event taking place on Wednesday.