Make Your Moments Fly DJI Mini 2

Created : 2020-Nov-05  |  Updated : 2020-Nov-05

Pack Light, Fly Free

Just how light is DJI Mini 2? At less than 249 g, it weighs about as much as an apple and fits in the palm of your hand. Compact and convenient, Mini 2 is your ideal travel companion, transforming how you capture your favorite memories.

Small But Mighty

Thanks to intuitive and advanced features packed in a portable frame, DJI Mini 2 provides complete freedom wherever and however you want to create. Whether you’re shooting at a deserted beach or capturing the details of a fun family reunion, Mini 2 can handle it all

Powerful Performance

It may be small, but this drone packs a ton of power.

With a max battery life of 31 minutes, DJI Mini 2 grants more than enough time to compose the perfect shot.

Mini 2 can resist 29-38kph winds and take off at a max altitude of 4,000 meters, so your footage is stable even when flying along a windy coastline or high above an alpine forest.

OcuSync 2.0 Video Transmission

Explore your world without limitations.

Mini 2 supports up to 10 km of HD video transmission and has excellent anti-interference capabilities, giving you the ability to fly farther and see clearer.

Same Size, Bigger Features

In terms of its physical design, there’s not a whole lot separating the Mini 2 from the Mavic Mini. At less than 250g, it’s still tiny. Like the original, the Mini 2 also sports a foldable body that makes it incredibly portable and accessible. In fact, apart from a little color here, a new decal there, it’s pretty tough to tell the difference between the two.

But differences there are.

The first, and perhaps most significant, distinction between the Mavic Mini and the Mini 2 is that the Mini 2 can now shoot 4K video. There were very few criticisms of the original Mavic Mini, but one that did get some traction was that it could “only” capture 2.7K video. The Mini 2 resolves this criticism by offering 4K recording at 30 fps, along with 2x digital zoom. Digital zoom, by the way, is another video feature not supported by the original Mavic Mini. With the Mini 2, you get 2x digital zoom at 4K, 3x at 2.7K, and up to 4x digital zoom if you’re shooting FHD.

Another big upgrade is how the Mini 2 transmits images. Instead of the enhanced Wi-Fi system we saw in the Mavic Mini, the Mini 2 uses OcuSync 2.0 for image transmission. This dual-band system is a fairly significant upgrade, because it allows the Mini 2 to transmit images much farther—up to 10km unobstructed. OcuSync 2.0 also utilizes automatic frequency shifting, which means the Mini 2 is more resistant to transmission interference. Bottom line: The Mini 2 can transmit images farther and more effectively than its predecessor.

Confirmation Bias

Despite the notable upgrades, the Mavic Mini and Mini 2 do have quite a bit in common. In addition to the same general design as its predecessor, the Mini 2 boasts a similar 31-minute flight time, what appears to be the same 12MP image sensor, the same QuickShots, and more. All of these similarities are good things. They were standout features in the original Mavic Mini, so incorporating them (or a slightly better version) into the Mini 2 makes sense.

Mini MIA

OcuSync 2.0 and the ability to shoot 4K boost the already impressive Mini series into serious rare air. What was arguably the best, most sophisticated beginner’s/toy-size drone now appears to have that title completely locked down. There are some missing features we would have loved to see in the Mini 2 (follow-me tech, obstacle tracking, and/or RAW file output), but those will probably come the next time around. Regardless of what future generations hold, right now the Mini 2 looks like the top drone available for beginners who want the highest level of performance possible.