The DJI Mavic Mini is an easy-to-use, affordable flying camera for capturing all your fun. Genuinely compact, portable consumer drones have been around, but not with the performance of the DJI Mavic Mini, the world’s leader in feature-filled, reliable drones. The DJI Mavic Mini folds to fit in a backpack, jacket, or cargo pants pocket and weighs little more than your smartphone.
The DJI Mavic Mini is fast and goes where you want because controls are simple and GPS is built-in. It records shake-free video, high-definition, and clear still photos, as you’d expect from DJI. And at 249 grams, the Mavic Mini is exempt from federal regulations, so you don’t even have to register it.
DJI Mavic Mini features:
- Lightweight: Just over 249 grams.
- Pocket size: 14 x 8.3 x 5.6 cm. folded
- Flight time: Up to 30 minutes
- Range: 4 km
- Shake-free: 3-axis gimbal for smooth video
- Quality video: 2.7K high-definition
- Sharp stills: 12MP
- Sharing: Easy recording, editing
- Simple controls: a 2-stick controller that links to and holds almost any smartphone
Everything Needed To Fly
In addition to the DJI Mavic Mini, you get a remote controller, recharging cord, rechargeable battery, screwdriver for propellers, wall-outlet recharger and carrying case.
The DJI remote controller links effortlessly to the drone on startup and uses the downloadable DJI Fly app as well as the twin joysticks for complete directional control. When you attach your smartphone, live video is streamed in 720p high-definition. You also see information such as speed, GPS location, and command buttons. Press one button for takeoff, one for “Return To Home”, another for landing, and another to see how much battery power is left on your drone.
The controller folds up entirely, and the control sticks remove for more accessible storage and carrying.
Link Your Smartphone
To see what the DJI Mavic Mini drone sees, attach your smartphone to the included remote controller. The Mavic Mini’s controller adjusts to hold any compatible phone from 640 to 860 millimetres thick and up to 16 centimeters long. You may, however, have to remove thick cases which isn’t a big deal. As for phone compatibility, phones that operate on Android v6.0 (or later) or iOS v10.0 (or later) are compatible.
Save videos and photos and to your phone and edit them on the DJI Fly app, then share.
It’s Got A Quality Camera
The DJI Mavic Mini has a high-performance camera to capture all of your adventures. The video is recorded in 2.7K high-definition at 30 frames per second with stills being a sharp 12MP. The shutter speeds are blisteringly fast as well, at 1/8000 second freeze action. All footage is captured through a sizeable 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor.
The camera’s field of view is 83 degrees from a lens that is equivalent to 24mm in a 35mm format, an angle wide enough to capture large groups and plenty of beautiful scenery. Closer shots are easily accomplished by flying the drone nearer to the subject; when it’s safe to do so, of course.
The DJI Mavic Mini’s camera is attached to a tiny motorized gimbal that cancels out any drone movements on three axes. Even though the drone may move slightly while hovering, the camera is always held super steady. Video is stabilized, appearing shake-free and smooth. It’s a small scale version of the same process that filmmakers in Hollywood use.
The gimbals used are more precise than digital stabilization, which is more common on drones in this price range.
The DJI Mavic Mini’s 12MP image stills are blur-free and crystal clear. The DJI firmware makes details stand out, not wash out. Colours pop, making subjects look like they do in real life. Your boyfriend’s eyes just as blue, your girlfriend’s smile will be just as white, and a child’s hair just as messy as in real life (just joking).
Want more than one shot? The DJI Mavic Mini’s camera can shoot stills at preset intervals, choose from every 2 seconds up to every 60 seconds.
Storing Your Images
The Fly app lets you store stills and video in your smartphone, connected to the controller.
To make the DJI Mavic Mini store your video and photos internally, simply insert a microSD card, and you’re ready to go. An SD card slot is under the battery lid. Slip the card in, snap the battery cover closed and you’re off to the races. MicroSD cards storing up to 256GB are compatible.
Editing Your Images
Using the included DJI Fly app, edit image stills and videos to your liking. Add or remove music or apply-templates easily as well.
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Help From The GPS
GPS via Satellite positioning is the same technology that sends you accurate directions while you’re driving; helps to simplify your flight by:
- Telling you where the Mavic Mini is.
- Letting you tell the DJI Mavic Mini how far and high to fly.
- Memorizing the Mavic Mini drone’s safe route, enabling it to return home with a simple one touch of the “Return To Home” button.
- Helping Mavic Mini automatically land within centimetres of the spot where it took off. If the Mavic Mini’s down-facing sensors determine that it’s not safe to land, the Mavic Mini will tell you so you can move it a few centimetres or meters and bring it down safely by using the controller.
- Allowing the DJI Mavic Mini to fly back to the same spot it was when you interrupted flight to replace the battery.
DJI QuickShots Flight Programs
The DJI Mavic Mini will help you take creative selfies and other awesome videos. DJI’s QuickShots pilot assist programs do the hard part so you don’t have to:
- Rocket. The Mavic Mini’s camera locks on the subject and flies straight up to a distance you set between 12 and 37 meters.
- Dronie. The drone’s camera locks onto the subject, backs up and flies upward as high as you choose, from 12 and 37 meters.
- Helix. Set the altitude between 12 and 37 meters and the Mavic Mini will fly up and away to that distance, circling the subject.
- Circle. Set the distance and altitude and the DJI Mavic Mini will circle your subject.
And of course, you can manually control the DJI drone if you want a selfie that shows you and your family or friends. Move the DJI drone back to get in more of the scenery that you’re enjoying, or closer for a tighter shot.
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More info: https://www.dji.com/mavic-mini