DJI Mavic Mini 2 looks similar to the Mavic Mini. Plus point in Mavic Mini 2 is the fact that it comes with some improvements which were lacking in Mavic Mini’s previous model.
DJI Mavic Mini 2 Complete Review
In this blog, we will cover the comprehensive review of the DJI Mavic Mini 2. Let’s move on to the detailed review of Mavic Mini 2 without wasting any time.
Features of the Mavic Mini 2
- A weight of 249g
- OcuSync 2.0 is used for transmission
- The sensor is a 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor.
- Lens equivalent of 24mm (84o field of view)
- The aperture of F2.8 (fixed)
- Photos with a resolution of 12MP
- Images in JPEG and RAW
- Video in 4K/30p and 1080/60p (100 Mbps bit rate)
- Zoom up to 4X (lossless zoom)
- Flight time of 31 minutes.
Design of the DJI Mavic Mini 2
As you fly through the air, the DJI Mini 2 will never cause a distraction with its palm-sized dimensions and foldable arms.
There is no registration requirement for the US, UK, or Australia because the device weighs just 249g. It’s true that the Mavic Air 2 is compact and light, but the Mini 2 is even better – it’s like your own customized sky camera that you can take with you wherever you go.
The Mini 2 has a three-axis stabilized camera on the front. It comes with a camera protector, which you can remove when you’re ready to fly it. There’s an exposed microSD card slot on the rear, as well as a USB-C port (upgraded from micro-USB on the Mavic Mini). This can be used to charge on the go. Above these is the battery flap, which makes swapping out the battery and storage a breeze — we adore the convenient hot-swapping feature.
On the sides, front, and back of the DJI Mini 2, there are no obstacle avoidance sensors like on the DJI Mavic Air and bigger drones. The DJI Mavic Mini 2 drone does have a few sensors at its base, so when it senses a surface or obstacle below, it bounds up in an attempt to avoid it. Underneath the drone’s undercarriage is a battery meter and light, so you can keep track of it even when it’s dark.
Controller and Handling of the DJI Mavic Mini 2
The controller on the new DJI Mini 2 is the best part about it. In this entirely new redesign, simplicity is king. As far as we know, only the Mavic Air 2s has a similar advanced controller.
Due to the battery’s size and capacity, it’s no surprise that the DJI Mini 2 controller weighs 390g – a lot more than the actual drone. The left and right joysticks fit into their respective ball-socket elements without too much effort on the product’s bottom part.
In the box, players receive Lightning, micro USB, and USB-C connector cables. The spring-loaded phone holder extends from the top of the controller, and its cavity contains a connector cable.
In addition to an Fn button which can pan vertically by default, there’s a mode switch, a landing button, and two power buttons. For those wishing to avoid fiddling with a computer interface while in flight, there is a slider to choose Cine, Normal, or Sport.
A jog-dial controls vertical panning on the DJI Mini 2 where the L trigger would have been located. From the joysticks to the dial, what sets the controls apart is the degree to which incremental movements are registered. The sky’s the limit when it comes to styled movements once you master smooth, languid, silky pans in Sports mode.
It was easy to use the DJI Mini 2 for all kinds of aerial tricks, including getting off the ground and up into the air. Mavic Mini was a marvel when it was first released, but DJI has excelled itself with its better-designed controller and overall, more sophisticated flight control system.
A video transmission range of up to 10 kilometers makes the Mini 2 150 percent more powerful than the original. The Mini 2 is an impressive drone, but unlike the Mavic Mini, we couldn’t legally fly as high or far for the connection to waver, despite our best efforts.
The Amazing DJI Fly App
DJI Fly is a good app that strikes a good balance between being incredibly easy to use and being incredibly powerful.
For new drone pilots, the main interface will be enough. In addition to the takeoff and landing buttons (both on the controller), there is a map shortcut at the bottom left, a shutter release button on the right, a mode switcher, a gallery shortcut, and a toggle between manual photo and video.
There are a number of useful readings scattered throughout the DJI Fly app’s UI. There are many more, but height, remaining record time, exposure correction, and controller signal are among the most important.
For power users, the app shines with the expanded menu, which is accessible by tapping the three dots on the top right. Here you will be able to set the maximum height and distance for your Mini 2, as well as the Home Point for your Mini 2.
In the DJI Mini 2 app, you can also harness the RGB spectrum of the front LED, giving it a gaming laptop vibe. You can switch between breathing, rainbow, and solid RGB modes when you’re flying multiple drones. It’s easy to identify yours when you’re flying multiple drones.
With the ability to fire up a histogram, overexposure warnings, and gridlines, in addition to switching between 50hz and 60hz refresh rates, DJI maintains the balance between professional features and a straightforward UI.
Last but not least, the app offers manual photo shooting with a shutter speed of up to four seconds for stills and 1/60 second for videos, and a maximum ISO of 3200 for both.
Features and Performance of the DJI Mavic Mini 2
Using the DJI Fly app, you can choose between a variety of shooting modes by tapping the shooting modes button. There are four options on the first screen, Photo, Video, Quickshot, and Pano, but you can drill into each one for more detail.
The camera allows you to take one photo at a time or take HDR pictures using AEB (auto-exposure bracketing). You can set different resolutions (1080p, 2.7K, and 4K) and frame rates in Video mode (30fps in 1080p, 60fps in 2.7K, and 4K).
The camera also has five QuickShot modes (Circle, Boomerang, Dronie, Helix, and Rocket), which are predefined flight paths that track a target, and three panorama options (traditional, 180-degree, and 360-degree).
Battery Life of the DJI Mavic Mini 2
Do you know how long the battery lasts? With mixed 1080p and 4K resolutions and a slight wind, we got roughly 30 minutes of battery life. In order to avoid being caught off guard when the Mini 2’s battery runs out, it returns to its starting position.
You will be able to fly more with the Fly More Pack, which is the biggest benefit of buying it. Three 2,250 mAh batteries provide roughly 90 minutes of flight time, which is excellent.
A drone’s battery isn’t the only cell worth mentioning. It takes a couple of hours to charge the 5,200mAh controller battery of the Mini 2. While connected, it also charges your phone.
With the Fly More Combo, the three batteries in the DJI Mini 2 become a fast-charging power bank capable of delivering 18W of power to your mobile device.
Video and Photo Quality of the DJI Mavic Mini 2
In all three modes, Normal (medium), Cine (slow), and Sports (fast), it whizzes across landscapes and, though sudden horizon changes can make the footage look a little wonky, even a beginner can get good footage since the Mini 2 usually adjusts pretty quickly.
Existing Mavic Mini customers likely won’t be willing to pay more for this upgrade since the sensor and lens are identical to last year’s model.
Due to its 83-degree field of view (24mm equivalent), the Mini 2’s framing is similar to, if not quite as wide as, that of a human eye. Despite its relatively low aperture, the fixed-focus lens with its f/2.8 aperture provides a wide enough field of view without blowing out too much of the sky.
It should be noted that both the Mavic Mini and Mini 2 have 1/2.3″ CMOS sensors with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000 (or 16:9, 4000 x 2250) and a max resolution of 4000 x 3000 (or 16:9, 4000 x 2250).
DJI Mini 2 hardware is very familiar, but the motors, stabilization, and wind resistance give the gimbal and camera-less work to do, and the results are very good.
The unedited films may appear dull under gloomy conditions; it appears that DJI handles the material with care and keeps video editors in mind. After all, you can bring up shadows in an edit but not blown-out highlights, and the Mini 2’s trailer is set to be one of those.
We’re glad to see that video resolution has been bumped up from 2.7K to 4K. Generally speaking, there is no reason for us to think 4K capture wasn’t built into last year’s model, but in well-lit scenes, the extra pixels give us more opportunities to zoom and crop.
When shooting 4K, you can only use digital zoom up to 2x, while at 1080p, you can use 3x. However, the Mini 2’s zoom range starts to decline as soon as the light fades.
This isn’t a drone for shooting in poor lighting conditions, as you’d expect with a sensor of this size. Videos on the Mini 2 struggle when the sun goes down, though photos are more resilient. Furthermore, it exhibits average performance in dimly lit scenes due to its tendency to underexpose slightly. We would recommend choosing bright, sunny days for flights whenever possible.
To improve low-light performance, you can override the auto mode when taking photos or recording videos. When it comes to dynamic range across a large scene, the panorama feature is superior to that of the 64MP DJI Pocket 2.
DJI Mavic Mini 2 is a great drone for beginners and anyone looking to capture the natural beauty and panoramic shots from a certain height. We have presented you with the reviews of the Mavic Mini 2. Readers are recommended to thoroughly go through this Mavic Mini 2 editor’s review before purchasing Mavic Mini 2.