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DJI Mavic Mini 2 Review – Fly More Combo Bundle

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The DJI Mavic Mini 2 is an excellent drone with new upgrades and features included in the Mini 2.

In addition, the size still weighs at 250g, and the good news is that you won’t have to register your DJI drone to the FAA because anything less than 250g is not considered register-able.

The controller is different and is similar to the DJI Mavis Air 2 controller, which is larger and bulkier.

Also, compared to the old Mavic Mini, which used a wifi connection, the Mavic Mini 2 uses Ocusync, and radiofrequency is used, which is very reliable compared to the old Mavic Mini.

Before purchasing the Mavic Mini 2, let’s jump into its specifications, design, performance, and features.

Specifications

  • Weight: 249g
  • Size: 159×202×55 mm
  • Propellers: 4
  • Gimbal: 3-axis, tilt, roll, and pan
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Video Resolution: 4K: 3840×2160; 24/25/30 fps
  • Memory Type: MicroSD
  • Remote: Yes, connects with cell phone

Drone Design

The DJI Mavic Mini 2 has a lightweight build, weighing 249g. Also, compared to the previous Mavic Mini 1, the Mini 2 has upgraded its motors which allows the drone to sustain certain weather conditions and strong winds.

This is all thanks to the 5-levels of wind-resistant technology that the Mavic Mini 2 incorporates.

With upgraded motors, the Mini 2 is quite faster as well.

In addition, the Mavic Mini 2’s design has the same light gray build, along with its high-quality plastic finish, which still looks aesthetically pleasing.

The drone’s noise isn’t too significantly loud, so you won’t hear that loud buzz noise that smaller drones produce.

The Mavic Mini 2 doesn’t come with an automated obstacle sensor, so you’ll need to be extra careful when flying through tight spaces and environments where lots of obstacles are present.

Compared to the new Mavic Air series, the Mini 2 won’t have certain features, such as the Active Tracker, which shouldn’t be an issue if you don’t mind not having a drone following you.

The Mini 2 will have its same four propellers, which can fold, making the drone very portable, making it great if you’re always on the go and traveling, which I like because I’m always traveling to different places with my Mavic Mini.

In addition, the battery packs are included with the bundle, which includes three extra batteries total. With an operating time of 31 minutes, a minute upgrade from the original Mavic Mini drone.

Also, the charger uses USB-C to charge, which the USB-C cables come along with the bundle.

The Mavic Mini 2 controller is the same as the Mavic Air 2 controller, which includes two extra attachable joysticks if you lose a single or a pair of joysticks.

On the rear of the drone, you’ll find the battery slot, along with a MicroSD slot, which is located beneath the battery slot. Along with a USB-C port right next to the memory slot, in case you need quick and direct charging. In general, the design is entirely the same as the original Mavic Mini 1.

The power button is located beneath the drone is the power button, just press and hold to power on the Mavic Mini 2 drone.

In terms of the controller, the controller is bulkier and more prominent compared to the Mavic Mini 1. The controller will have an automated return to home button, the power button, dedicated buttons to switch mode from Cinematic, Sports, and Normal mode.

Also, there is the record button and the gimbal control wheel to maneuver around the gimbal’s view.

Performance and Features

The DJI Mavic Mini 2’s speed can go up to 57.6 km/h, compared to the first Mavic Mini, which can go up to 46.8km/h, a significant upgrade in speeds.

Additionally, the Mini 2 has longer flight times, which is a minute longer than the original, and this can make all the difference when capturing that perfect ariel footage.

Also, the Mini 2 can shoot in 4K as well, at 30 fps. The drone’s can is 12MP which shoots great footage and captures lovely photos.

And when filming in 1080p, you’ll be able to use the 4x digital zoom feature, which is a great advantage when capturing specific areas with crisp and clean details.

Compared to the original Mavic Mini 1, the Mini 2 can fly up to 10km in range, whereas the Mavic Mini 1 could only fly up to 4km within distance. And thanks to its OcuSync 2.0 technology, the drone uses radio frequencies rather than a wifi signal.

The Mavic Mini 2 can work its magic; thanks to its level-5 wind resistant technology, the drone can withstand winds up to 38 km/h. So this means you won’t have to worry about your Mavic Mini 2 getting swept from high winds, and you’ll have complete confidence in flying through any weather conditions.

The Mavic Mini 2 will have five features that you can choose from, from Drone, Circle, Helix, Rocket, and Boomerang. They all operate well, and I like the Boomerang feature because the Mini 2 will fly away from you in a circular, and then the drone comes back to you right afterward, which the previous Mavic Mini 1 never had.

In addition, when capturing footage with the drone, you’ll be able to capture and download the footage directly into your phone after your flight sessions, with a transferring speed of up to 20 mb/s.

Overall, the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is compact, portable, and a versatile drone, with many upgrades from the original Mini. The best part is flying the drone confidently without any signal disruptions, meaning you’ll have stronger signal strength. And the Mini 2 can withstand and will be very stable when flying under windy conditions.

Pros

  • Huge upgrade from the previous Mavic Mini 1
  • 38 km/h of wind resistance, very stable in windy conditions
  • Can shoot in 4K
  • It offers you five different features
  • OcuSync 2.0 for stronger signals, which is a game-changer
  • Affordable in Price

Cons

  • No automated obstacle avoidance system
  • No Active Track feature

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall, the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is worth the investment if you’re seeking an affordable and high-performing drone for this 2021 year. However, if you already have the Mavic Mini 1, I would say try getting the Mavic Air 2 instead if you do have the budget.

The Mavic Mini 2 is a significant upgrade from the previous version in terms of capabilities, speed, performance, and signal connectivity.

Plus, if you’re looking for a compact and very mobile drone that captures 4K footages, then, by all means, buy the Mavic Mini 2 because it’ll be worth your investment.

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