DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2

249g total weight | 4K/30p video | Up to 4x zoom (2X lossless)

What we like:

  • 4K camera with zoom
  • Raw photo capture
  • OcuSync 2.0 transmission

What we don't:

  • No obstacle avoidance
  • Gimbal can be jerky
The DJI Mini 2 is a sub-250g, compact and foldable drone that boasts an impressive array of features yet comfortably fits in the palm of your hand. It's ideal for beginners or hobbyists who want to take something low maintenance with them on vacation or anywhere else.
The Mini 2 can fly up to 58 km/h (36 mph) in Sport mode. Thanks to upgraded motors, DJI claims the tiny drone can withstand wind speeds up to 38 km/h (24 mph). One battery will keep you in the air for up to 31 minutes. This particular drone does not come equipped with obstacle avoidance sensors, so you'll need to be mindful of your surroundings at all times. An auxiliary light found on the bottom of the aircraft aids with takeoff and landing in low-light scenarios.
The DJI Mini 2 is a sub-250g, compact and foldable drone that boasts an impressive array of features yet comfortably fits in the palm of your hand.
The camera houses a 12MP, 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor and includes a 24mm equivalent, F2.8 fixed aperture lens with an 84ยบ FOV. The camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal and captures both Raw and JPEG images. You can use auto exposure bracketing for three shots that can be combined into an HDR image. It also supports panoramic photo capture; however, you'll need to stitch the photos together yourself in post-processing.
Video clips can be recorded at resolutions up to 4K/30p and 1080/60p at 100 Mbps. You can also zoom while recording; 4K and 2.7K resolutions allow up to 2X zoom while 1080p allows for up to 4X zoom, though it only remains lossless at 2X. Image color is pleasing, though there are no extra picture profiles available, nor is there an option for Log video capture. Video can only be recorded in MP4 format.
The Mini 2's controller might be larger than the drone itself. It's boxy, and attaching a smartphone can be challenging, but it's comfortable to hold. Every feature you need to operate the aircraft is easily accessible. DJI's OcuSync 2.0 transmission gives the drone a range of up to 10km (6.2 miles). Five QuickShot modes, including 'rocket,' 'boomerang,' and 'circle,' are available, but the Mini 2 does not offer any Intelligent Flight modes.
The Mini 2 is a perfect drone for beginners or people looking for something to take with them anywhere, especially on vacation, thanks to its uber-light and compact frame. Because it weighs less than 250g (0.55 pounds), users don't need to register it with the FAA or similar governing agencies in many other countries. However, this doesn't exempt users from following drone regulations.