The DJI Mavic Mini is the latest drone brought to you by DJI Global. They are far and away one of the best makers of drones in the market. The Mavic Mini looks to be no different in its dominance. The device weighs in at just 249g. So it is incredibly light and hassle-free to carry around. Another tremendous benefit of its light build, this drone does not need to be registered with local agencies or face flight limitations. That allows for a ton of freedom for the user. Because it is under 250g the FAA doesn’t put any restrictions on the hobbyist. If you are planning to use this for professional use, that may be a different story.
The drone has some great accessories to go with it: a signature shoulder bag that’s perfect for everday use. You can easily tote your Mavic Mini and two-way charging hub.
The two way charging hub is another solid accessory. It can charge up to three batteries in sequence. You can also use the battery charging hub as a storage unit to transport batteries to be swapped out for extended use of your Mavic Mini. The two-way charging hub can even be used as a power bank to charge your mobile device.
The Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos so you will be more than satisfied with the quality of your images and videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior camera stablility and ensures clear, ultra-smooth footage. The steady flight and camera stabilization will take your breath away.
The remote controller will allow you to see what your Mavic Mini is seeing in the sky. The dedicated remote controller maintains and HD, low-latency video feed at a distance of up to 4km. That is more than enough range for almost anyone. The detachable control sticks can be easily stored inside the remote controller for added portability, then stowed away in your shoulder bag.
The DJI Fly will help you find scenic shooting locations near you. It gives users integrated access to SkyPixel, a social media platform for users to share their aerial photos and videos. You can browse work, share your own footage, and discover popular spots for aerial photography in your area. I can easily see myself taking this on my next trip to Mammoth. It will be a great companion on my hiking and fishing expeditions.
One of the best drones on the market has to be the Mavic Pro 2, but that drone comes in at over $2,000 when you add in the pro controller. This drone may not measure up exactly with the pro model, but for most hobbyists this drone will be a great fit, especially when you consider that it comes in nearly $1800 below the price of the Mavic Pro 2 set up. The HDR quality and smoothness of video is clearly better on the Mavic Pro 2, but the Mavic Mini is no slouch.
The Mavic Mini is the drone to get for those looking for an excellent experience in an entry level device. The Mavic Mini will also satisfy those that are looking for a more portable device to add to their collection. The Mavic Mini can be found at Best Buy.