It’s official the DJI Mavic Mini has arrived. The new drone has been designed to be ultra-light and weighs in at just 249g, and of course ensuring that it’s as portable as previous Mavic drones it features folding arms so it can easily be slipped into a camera backpack.
DJI has pulled on the expertise and experience it has gained over the years to pack in the latest technology into a compact lightweight form. As the new Mavic drone comes in at under the 250g point it is also exempt from regulations in many areas.
In the UK we’ll soon need to pay a licence fee to fly any drone between 250g and 20kg, the new Mavic slips under this threshold with just 1g to spare.
Photographers will find plenty to get enthusiastic about with the new drone as the high-grade, not quite high resolution, the camera will enable you to capture stunning aerial shots, although not quite to the definition of the Mavic 2 Pro.
Safety appears to be a big feature touted by DJI for the new drone and the 360º propeller guards are supplied as standard. It also features the usual DJI flight controller which enables easy flight characteristics that almost anyone can skill within a few minutes.
Portable and Safe
Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest DJI drone ever made, and is the perfect creative tool for life’s daily adventures, whether seeing your everyday world from a new perspective or capturing incredible views of your getaways with friends and family. Mavic Mini incorporates DJI’s renowned safety technology, including geofencing to help drone pilots avoid restricted areas; AeroScope remote identification to help protect sensitive locations; built-in altitude limits; and automatic return to the launch point if the drone loses connection to the controller or reaches critically low battery level.
Mavic Mini is the first DJI drone to weigh below 250 grams, which aviation regulators around the world consider to be safest category for drone flight. In many countries, drones below 250 grams are considered safe enough that they can be used in new and exciting ways. Users should consult their country’s drone laws and regulations to learn more about what they can do there with Mavic Mini.
An Optimal Flight Experience
Created to be the drone for everyone, even those new to drones, Mavic Mini is simple to operate and fly using the dedicated remote controller. The ultra-light design and high-grade motors provide Mavic Mini with up to 30 minutes of flight time, giving users more time to explore and capture content. A Wi-Fi transmission signal[] delivers stable control and an HD live feed for a clear, confident flying experience. GPS receivers and downward visual sensors detect the ground below Mavic Mini, enabling precise hovering, stable flying and accurate landing both indoors and out.
Quality Content Captured with Ease
Mavic Mini offers pilots the ability to capture high-quality footage including 2.7K video at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, or 12-megapixel photographs using the 1/2.3-inch sensor. A three-axis mechanical gimbal supports and stabilizes the camera, ensuring the footage is smooth and cinematic, making it perfect for sharing on social media.
Advanced Features Created to Inspire
The new DJI Fly app is intuitively designed, simplifying the flying and content capturing the experience so that pilots of all skill levels can make the most of Mavic Mini. Dedicated tutorials are included to help new pilots learn about flying, and pre-set editing templates add a new level of creativity to the footage. New pilots can choose to fly in Position (P) mode for basic operation, more experienced pilots can unlock more capabilities in Sport (S) mode, and content creators can choose CineSmooth (C) mode to lengthen braking time for smoother shots and more cinematic footage. Pilots can also choose from several pre-programmed flight manoeuvres known as QuickShots. Simply tap the desired mode and Mavic Mini will automatically create stunning, cinematic content:
- Rocket – Mavic Mini flies straight up into the air with the camera pointing downward following your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Circle – Mavic Mini will circle around your subject at a constant altitude and distance.
- Dronie – Mavic Mini flies backwards and upward, with the camera tracking your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Helix – Mavic Mini flies upward and away, spiralling around your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
Get Creative with New Accessories
Exciting and unique accessories allows pilots to get the most out of their Mavic Mini. Customers can choose from options including:
§360° Propeller Guard: Provides a 360° guard for added safety.
§Charging Base: Charge and display Mavic Mini with this unique, illuminated station.
§Propeller Holder: Travel easier with Mavic Mini with the propeller holder that locks the props into place.
§DIY Creative Kit: Personalise your Mavic Mini with custom stickers or draw your own design.
§Snap Adapter: Attach a toy building brick or a mini LED display to Mavic Mini to write custom messages.
§Mini Travel Bag: Take Mavic Mini everywhere with the custom bag that fits Mavic Mini, RC, Two-Way Charging Hub, and other small products like Osmo Pocket and Osmo Action. It can also be used as a daily bag.
§Two Way Charging Hub: Charge up to three Mavic Mini batteries or use the charging hub as a power bank.
Detailed information on these accessories can be found here: www.dji.com/mavic-mini
Price and Availability
Mavic Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 30 at store.dji.com, flagship stores and authorized retailers and partners. Mavic Mini will come in two purchase options, the standard version which includes Mavic Mini, remote controller, one battery, extra propellers and all necessary tools and wires for €399/£369. Or the Mavic Mini Fly More Combo which includes all of the components from the standard version with the addition of the 360° Propeller Guard, Two Way Charging Hub, three batteries in total, three sets of extra propellers and a carrying case for the price of €499/£459. Mavic Mini will begin shipping mid-November. Accessories for Mavic Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 30. For additional information on both Mavic Mini and its accessories, please visit: www.dji.com/mavic-mini