DJI has just followed up with the brand’s DJI Mavic Mini with a new under .55 lbs (250g) drone, called DJI Mini 2. On contrary to its name, it is a successor to the first Mini imaging drone from last year.
Inheriting the same folding mechanism, this newest DJI drone is the lightest and smallest 3-axis camera drone yet. It weighs just 243g, which means it does need to be registered with the FAA. However, I’d suggest buyers to check with FAA before committing. I read the rules and my impression is, it has to be registered anyways. I could have misread.
The DJI Mini 2 may be hand-sized, but it is loaded with features and advanced tech. Features include OcuSync 2.0 transmission technology with dual frequency technology, affording the drone a transmission range of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), which is a whopping 150% increase over the first Mini.
In addition, the battery and upgraded motors now offers a cool 31 minutes of flight time, faster acceleration and speed, and the ability to withstand winds up to 24 mph (39 km/h!).
Other highlights include HD video transmission, vision sensor, GPS precise hover, pre-programmed intelligent modes, direct editing and sharing of images and footage from smartphone, and an onboard 3-axis gimbal 4K camera capable of capturing 12 MP images in JPEG and as RAW and a maximum video resolution of 4K/30fps @100 Mbps. When recording at 1080p, the camera supports up to 4X zoom.
The DJI Mini 2 Imaging Drone is available now from store.dji.com and authorized retail partners for US$449 and up.