DJI Mavic Mini 2 Drone review: best entry drone for beginners?

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Last Updated on October 26th, 2021

Our Verdict
4.8/5

Best entry-level Drone for beginners

In our review, we have come to the conclusion that The DJI Mavic Mini 2 is the best entry-level drone in the market for beginners, It has equipped almost all the advanced features like 4k Video shoot, wind resistance, 3-axis motorized gimbal, and improved controller.

When the first Mavic mini was launched, its most significant feature was its adequate camera having a very lightweight which is around 250g (0.55lbs).

Design and Controller

Dimensions: 131 x 81 x 58mm (Folded)
                      159 x 230 x 56mm (Unfolded)
Weight: 249g
Colors: Grey
• Antenna free Controller

• Simple to Use

The Design of DJI Mini 2 is close to identical to the Mavic Mini but the main different visual component is the Controller which is beautifully streamlined and gives an impressive user experience.

The weight of the Mavic Mini 2 is less than 249g so you don’t need to be registered with Aviation agencies in the US, UK, and Australia.

But please make sure about your local area what the restriction and limitations do your country has? Please do check before buying a drone.

Talking about its main beautiful component which is its controller, DJI replicates the design and functionality of this controller to the Mavic Air 2, which will allow good gripping and easy hold to users.

The Phone now can be mounted strong on the top of the controller and it’s way easier to use it, even though you should put on back cover on your phone for precautions.

The powerful Controller arrives with Antenna free design which gives it a more premium and elegant look. The operations in this controller are very simple and easy to use.

DJI Mini 2 Drone with Controller

(Image Credit: DJI)

Features and Performance

3-Axis Motorized Gimbal
OCUSYNC 2.0 Video Transmission
UltraLight Foldable Drone
• Zoom Range:
4K: 2x
                         2.7K: 3x
                         FHD: 4x

This small and compact drone is ideal for travel companions, capturing favorite memories, and transforming the way to shot videos and capturing moments.

The many advanced feature-packed in DJI Mini 2 provides complete freedom whenever you want to create.

Whether you are shooting at the shore of the beach or capturing the fun and happy moments with your family, Mini 2 can handle it all.

The DJI Mavic Mini 2 consists of a 12MP main camera for capturing impressive images in the sky along with stunning 4K videos with 30fps gives a very smooth and seamless photo and videography experience consistently.

Mavic Mini 2 in air

1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor

It’s powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor which is probably used to make very compact camera devices with long lenses and it produces good image quality in daylight conditions but weak in low light.

3-Axis Motorized Gimbal

3-Axis Motorized Gimbal offers you stable video footage on 3-axis (yaw, pitch, and roll) and it can cover all the aspects from left to right, up-down, forward and backward angles to capture every part of life.

OCUSYNC 2.0 Video Transmission

The Mavic Mini 2 supports maximum transmission distance (free of interference) up to 10km (FCC) which improves its flying ability and gives you very clear visuals.

The Signal Transmission range works best between the Strong interference (Approx. 3 kM), Medium interference (Approx. 6 Km), Low interference (Approx. 10 kM). 

Operating Temperature and Max Altitude

It can work flawlessly from the temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104° F)

This Mavic Mini 2 can also resist level 5 winds and take off a maximum altitude of 4,000 meters, so you will get stable and steady footage even when flying high above the forest or in windy areas.

31-Mins Max Flight Time

The DJI Mavic Mini 2 offers you excellent 31-mins max flight time so you have aware of its flying limitations and keep in mind before taking aerial shots.

The DJI Fly app

Simple navigation menu
Battery Status
Lots of shooting modes
• QuickShot Modes

DJI introduced DJI Fly app last year along with the release of the Mavic Mini which is also compatible with more advanced drones like the Mavic 2 and Phantom 4 series.

You have to download the DJI Fly app to achieve complete control over this DJI Mini 2.

In the app you have to press the shooting mode button and simple menu navigation with lots of shooting modes at the upper right-hand side of the app.

This DJI Fly app is totally compatible with iOS as well as android but you should be on iOS 10.0 or above and in Android v6.0 or above and works smoothly probably on all latest smartphone devices.

A top progress line at the right side allows users to view battery status and just after there is also a control panel option to navigate settings.

There are also sets of options for Photo, Video, Pano, and  Quick Shots. You should access all and each option one by one for acquiring complete details in depth.

Photo Modes in Mavic Mini 2

In Photo mode, you can capture tremendous photos as well as HDR photos using AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) along with auto timer functionality.

You can also shoot splendid videos in various pixels like (4K, 2.7K, and 1080p) using the video mode option.

You can also customize the frame rate (up to 60fps in 1080p, 30fps in all other video modes) according to your requirements.

QuickShots Mode

QuickShots Mode is also there for records and shoots professional-level videos with just a few taps.

There are also pre-defined flight paths for snapping and tracking a subject (Rocket, Circle, Boomerang, Helix, and Dronie)

You can also use panorama options (traditional, 180-degree, and 360-degree) for enhancing the videography experience.

Camera and Video Performance

Video Capture Resolution: Up to 4K 30fps
Camera: 12MP Still images
Sensors: 1/2.3″ CMOS
• Zoom Range:
4K: 2x
                         2.7K: 3x
                         FHD: 4x

The DJI becomes a very reliable brand in the Drone department after its successful Mavic series like Mavic Mini and Mavic Air. It was achieved just because of its camera stabilization and steady video performance.

The Mavic Mini 2 is also synonyms in terms of stable camera and video optimization.

It comes with a 12MP effective pixel camera with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor much like the original Mavic Pro and Mavic Mini.

The Camera lens consists of a 35 mm format equivalent: 24 mm, Aperture is f/2.8, FOV: 83°, and a Focus range of 1 m to ∞ The ISO range between 100-3200.

DJI Mavic Mini Camera module

(Image Credit: DJI)

Equipped with all features this Mini 2 is definitely able to produce impressive images in addition to JPEG  along with stunning 4K videos with 30fps gives a very smooth and seamless photo and videography experience consistently.

As far as the hardware is a concern in Mini 2, the improved motors, wind resistance property, 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal, stability, and overall optimization will certainly produce an impressive camera output.

For getting your dream shots you don’t need to get so close thanks to 4x Zoom.

But there are some limitations to using zooming features like you’re limited to Zoom up to 2x if you are shooting 4k videos with this Mavic Mini 2 although you can Zoom 3x if you’re shooting at 1080p.

It’s powered by a small 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor which is best suitable for day-light photography but in low light, it struggles a bit and lacks quality.

You can boost low light performance by manually adjust the image and video settings instead of auto mode.

You can also use the Panorama feature if it is required to shoot video in dynamic range, it works really great and you can achieve good quality pictures from this mode.

Battery Life

Battery Capacity: 5200 mAh
Supported USB Type Port: Lightning Micro USB (Type-B) USB C
Intelligent Flight Battery

The DJI Mini 2 is powered by a massive 5200 mAh battery which gives a maximum battery life of 31 minutes.

It grants more than enough time to compose a perfect shot and capture beautiful moments.

The Mini 2 has an exposed microSD card slot along with a USB-C port for charging, this can also be used for on-the-fly charging.

From the previous version of DJI Mini which had a MicroUSB port, it is significantly a very good upgrade in Mini 2 for DJI lovers.

There is also an option available to the users for Ample Accessories such as a charging base, 360-degree Propeller Guard, Two-Way Charging Hub, Snap Adapter, DIY Creative Kit, and DJI Mini Bag+

Ample accessories can be very useful if you travel frequently.

The Charging Base can charge and store your Mini 2 as well as show off your drone in style. The DJI Mini Bag+ will very well take care of your drone.

Should I Buy?

Having 249g weight it is the lightest and tiny drone around as well as It has almost all the advanced features like 4k Video shoot, wind resistance, 3-axis motorized gimbal, and improved controller.

Seeing above all the details we can say it beats all the competitors of this segment and is one of the best drones on the market.

You should definitely go for it.

Where to Buy

You can directly buy this phone from the official link given below :-

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DJI Mini 2 – Ultralight and Foldable Drone Quadcopter

DJI Mavic Mini 2 FAQ

Does Mavic mini 2 support zoom?

Yes, DJI mini 2 supports up to 4x zoom, but there are some limitations like you are only able to zoom 4x in FHD, in 4k it supports only up to 2x zoom. You can use the DJI Fly app to access zoom-in, and many others features.

How is battery life in DJI Mavic mini 2?

Mavic Mini 2 is powered by a 5200 mAh battery which is well optimized so you will get roughly around 31 mins of flight time to compose your perfect shot. it has a latest USB Type-C port for charging.

Can I fly DJI mini 2 at the night?

Yes, but the picture and video quality at the night is not so good and there is no option to improve that so the result would be too noisy. Use it in the daylight to get the best and impressive pictures.

How far can Mavic Mini 2 fly?

10 KM, This Mavic mini 2 can fly up to a maximum distance of 10 KM.

Is Mavic Mini 2 wind resistance?

DJI Mavic Mini 2 can resist up to level 5 winds, so you will get very stable footage even when fly it above the windy areas and dense forests.

Is Mavic Mini 2 water resistance?

According to the DJI Forum, you should avoid flying mavic mini 2 or any other DJI products in the rain because it is not designed to work flawlessly in the rainfall.

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