Today, DJI officially launches the Mavic Mini drone, the smallest and lightest folding drone the company has ever created. With the lower legs selected, the Mini is shorter than the Samsung Galaxy S10 + and weighs just 74 grams more. Starting at $ 399, it is targeting free new addicts and veterans with a foldable bag and pocket design, decent camera and video recording capabilities, and a modern companion app that offers quick keyboard shortcuts to create movie-like footage and video clips.
Although some details about the Mavic Mini were leaked before its official debut, there is enough new information to be excited. The main feature of the Mini is its small size and weight. When folded, it measures 1
Mini can be controlled from up to 4 km (approx. 2.5 miles) and stay in flight for up to 30 minutes. It comes equipped with both a GPS receiver and visual sensors down for steady turning and Unfortunately, it doesn't come with an obstacle avoidance system like ActiveTrack, which is present in the more expensive DJI models. they specification of the Mavic Mini on their website.
The photos and photo and video capabilities of the Mavic Mini are between $ 919 Mavic Air and $ 500 DJI Spark, although the latter is no longer available for purchase. 1 / 2.3 "CMOS sensor found in both Mavic Air and DJI Spark that allows 12MP shots, Mini can capture up to 2.7K video at 30FPS – Air can shoot up to 4K at 30FPS, Spark reaches 1080P and 30FPS. Considering that many people share photos and videos on social media that are mostly viewed on small screens, the picture and video capabilities of the Mini seem sufficient.
To mitigate the drone training curve and make it easier for beginners to create content, DJI introduces a new mobile companion app for the Mavic Mini called DJI Fly. Compared to the feature-rich (and sophisticated) DJI Go application, DJI Fly avoids much of the former's hassle and focuses instead on making the shooting process as easy as possible through its QuickShots feature. The app provides four pre-programmed flight maneuvers called Dronie, Rocket, Circle and Helix. Each mode offers a different and interesting way to capture a scene with just a touch of the screen, as shown in the video below.
The Mavic Mini is available for pre-order today and is expected to ship on November 11th. The standard Everyday FlyCam package costs $ 399 and includes a Mavic Mini, remote control, one battery and one set of additional propellers. The $ 499 Fly More Combo includes all parts of the standard package and adds a 360-degree propeller (fuse), two-way charging hub, two more batteries, two more spare propeller kits and a bag.