The successor to the Mavic Mini, the Mini 2, has improved imaging capabilities and transmission options, according to DJI.
It uses a 12-megapixel (1/2.3-inch) sensor capable of recording 12-megapixel images, with a maximum video resolution of 4K/30fps @100 Mbps. Additionally, images can be saved in standard JPEG as well as RAW. When recording in 1080p resolution, users can digitally zoom up to 4x.
It maintains the Mavic’s folding design for easy transportation. OcuSync 2.0 transmission technology has now been incorporated. Dual-frequency technology automatically switches between channels to help against interference.
DJI Mini 2 has a maximum transmission range of 10km, a 150 percent increase in transmission range over the original Mavic Mini. It has a maximum 31 minutes of flight time, faster acceleration and speed, and can withstand winds up to 24mph.
A live feed from the drone’s camera is sent to the user’s mobile phone. Simplified buttons and functions keep things streamlined and easy to understand. High-grade positioning and vision sensors help Mini 2 hover precisely in place. GPS keeps track of where the drone is while the vision sensors on the bottom map out the ground below it and assist automated landing.
Other features include ‘geo fencing’, which keeps drones out of sensitive areas like airports; Return to Home, a feature that can be activated so the drone returns to the pilot; and Altitude Lock, an adjustable limit on how high the drone can go.
DJI Mini 2 is available immediately. The standard package includes DJI Mini 2 aircraft, remote controller and one battery, with an RRP of $749. The Fly More Combo includes three batteries, a charging hub, DJI Mini 2 aircraft, a carrying case and remote controller for $949.