DJI’s Mavic Mini 2 Updates Packs 150% Better Range and shoots 4K for $449

by Rey Sagar
DJI's Mavic Mini 2 Updates Packs 150% Better Range and shoots 4K for $449

DJI has already announced a bunch of new products for the past few weeks and now the company has launched yet another device DJI Mini 2. Just like the last Mavic mini lineup, It is the successor to the Mavic Mini. It is well known as the company’s smallest drone, but the company seems to have dropped with Mavic branding.

The new DJI Mini looks identical to the last Mavic Mini, with both drones featuring identical designs and three-axis gimbals. There are other similarities, too both the Mini 2 and Mavic Mini have the same image sensor, automated QuickShot modes, and DJI Fly companion app.

DJI's Mavic Mini 2 Updates Packs 150% Better Range and shoots 4K for $449

The most important feature of the last DJI Mavic Mini is Its small fun to fly drone and worked well for its weight and size. Weight is a big deal as it comes in at 249 g, which allows the drone to be used without a license. All drones that weigh 250 g and up require it to be registered and this new drone also have that feature which is very useful especially for beginners.

Main Upgrades On New Mavic Mini 2

  • 249-gram weight, compact size
  • 4K 30p @100 Mbps previously 2.7k 30p @40Mbps
  • Ocusync 2.0 high-grade transmission tech compared to the Wifi transmission technology
  • Improved motors for 31 minutes of flight time, withstand winds up to 24mph
  • 4X zoom @1080p, 3X zoom @ 2.7K, 2X zoom @4k
  • Shoots Jpeg + RAW photos
  • Comfortable grip with a long battery life of 4 Hours (240 min)

On the outside, the Mini 2 retains the same basic design as before, including its folding rotors and 249-gram weight, which means that as long as you’re flying it recreationally, you don’t need to register the drone with the FAA. But on the inside, due to the addition of DJI’s Ocusync 2.0 tech, the Mavic Mini 2’s max video transmission range has increased from four kilometers (~2.5 miles) all the way up to 10 kilometers (~6.2 miles), an increase of around 150%. Total flight time has also increased slightly up to 31 minutes on a charge, and with more powerful motors, DJI says that the Mini 2 can handle stronger winds of up to 24 mph.

The Mini 2 also comes with the same style controller as the Air 2. More importantly, now all the connectors are now USB-C on the drone, controller and battery charger. The Mavic Mini’s controller was smaller, but it also awkwardly held the camera below the controls, so you were always looking down as well as moving your hands down to change settings on your display. 

The newer controller puts your phone at the top and the mount is easier to use, even with a case on your device, and it’s still compact. The holder drops down into the top and the sticks can be unscrewed and stashed in the bottom of the controller for travel. 

DJI's Mavic Mini 2 Updates Packs 150% Better Range and shoots 4K for $449

What you will get on DJI Mavic mini 2 Fly More Combo?

  • Remote Controller
  • 3 x Intelligent Flight Battery
  • 3 x Pair of Extra Propellers
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Gimbal Protector
  • Micro-USB RC Cable
  • USB Type-C RC Cable
  • Lightning RC Cable
  • Pair of Extra Control Sticks
  • 18 x Spare Screw
  • Propeller Holder
  • Two-Way Charging Hub
  • 18W USB Charger
  • Shoulder Bag

Mavic Mini 2 Price

The standard package for the DJI Mini 2 includes the drone, the controller, and one battery for the retail price of $449 (£419, AU$749). There’s also a Fly More Combo for $599 (£549, AU$949) that includes three batteries, a charging hub, a carrying case, the drone, and controller.

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