DJI launched the DJI Mavic Mini just last year, barging into the crowded market of small-sized civilian drones but bringing in the big guns with its main selling points of it being a lightweight yet feature-packed drone that can literally be pocketed (obviously not every single pocket fits but that’s not the point). This year, DJI releases the successor to the highly successful Mavic Mini with the DJI Mini 2 that comes packing even better specifications.
DJI Mini 2
Continuing with the original Mavic Mini’s ultraportable design, the DJI Mini 2 also features a foldable design that makes travelling extremely easy. Paired that with the mere 249g weight, the DJI Mini 2 can be brought along just about anywhere in case the opportunity to capture aerial shots arises. It really is marvellous how DJI managed to squeeze in plenty of large drone performance into such a small package that is beginner-friendly.
DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 makes its appearance for the first time in a drone of such a tiny footprint, making use of the company’s world-renowned transmission technology to ensure a stable and reliable connection even at long ranges. It even comes with a dual-frequency technology to combat interference at up to an unobstructed distance of 10 kilometres. DJI claims that the new Mini 2 can now be controlled at up to 150% further away when compared to the original Mavic Mini.
The DJI Mini 2 is designed to a beginner-friendly drone that is easy to pick-up and enjoy for everyone from different skill levels, whilst being safe for everyday use. The drone transmits real time footage to the drone operator’s phone so the user can control the drone easily and pinpoint its location. Positioning and vision sensors allow the DJI Mini to hover precisely in place, keep track of its flight path and map out the ground below for assisted automatic landing.
DJI have given the Mini 2 a 1/2.3-inch camera sensor with 12 megapixels that can capture images at full resolution in either JPEG or RAW formats and videos of up to 4K/30 fps at a 100 Mbps bitrate or a supported 4X Zoom without needing to move closer while using the Full HD video recording mode (2X loseless in quality). A class-leading 3-axix gimbal compensates for drone movement, wind sways and more. The upgraded motors now are capable of 31 minutes of flight time, greater speeds and ability to withstand winds up to approximately 40 km/h.
The DJI Mini 2 also comes with pre-programmed intelligent modes to capture stunning footage with preset movements. These includes but are not limited to QuickShots modes such as Dronie and Helix; Panoramas either in Sphere, 180-degrees or Wide-Angle forms and multiple Image Modes. A suite of new and improved accessories for the DJI Mini 2 includes propeller guards, a carrying bag, an illuminated charging display case, DIY Creative Kit and a Snap Adapter that allows for the attachment of a LED screen that displays messages.
Pricing & Availability
DJI’s Mini 2 drone is available for purchase in Malaysia starting today (10th November 2020) with two options: the standard package includes the DJI Mini 2, a remote controller and a battery for a MSRP of RM 1,899; or the Fly More Combo that includes three batteries, a charging hub, DJI Mini 2, a carrying case and a remote controller for a MSRP of RM 2,499. Those interested can make their purchase through DJI Malaysia Flagship Store, authorised dealers and DJI Malaysia’s official store on e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and Lazada.