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DJI has just announced the new DJI Mini 2. This mini drone is an iterative, yet powerful update to the DJI Mavic Mini, now offering 4K video capture, more power, OcuSync 2.0, and more.

The updates don’t stop there, and the result is far better than the simple spec sheet adjustments imply. The DJI Mini 2 may now be the best drone for beginner pilots.

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DJI Mini 2 overview

DJI Mini 2 overview

Mini 2

DJI Mini 2

November 2020

Release Date

The original DJI Mavic Mini was a very important machine for the consumer hobby drone market. The DJI Mini 2 is the next generation of super-compact camera drone, it's a solid improvement over the original Mini, especially in terms of the camera and flight capabilities. You still get a sub-250 gram drone, but now get a 4K camera, vastly improved connectivity, a more durable design, and more power.

The newer 1/2.3-inch sensor produces 12MP stills, and 4K video at 30 fps and 100Mbps data rate. For some, the most exciting update is lossless zoom. With up to 4X zoom, you can safely fly at distance from your subject, perfect for those pet photos or to capture shots of a waterfall in the distance.

DJI continues their accessory package trend, you can get the DJI Mini 2 for $449, or grab the DJI Mini 2 Fly More combo for $599.

DJI knew they had a good thing with the original Mavic Mini drone from 2019. Besides being a surprisingly capable drone for the size and price, the machine proved very important at a time of uncertainty for drone registration and licensing — the Mavic Mini, and the new Mini 2, weigh in at 249 grams, which means you do not need to register with the FAA before you fly. Make no mistake, you still must follow the rules of the sky, including acquiring authorization to fly in controlled airspace, but it saves you a few dollars, at least.

The DJI Mini 2 has a 4K camera, putting it on par with a typical smartphone today. We’re talking about a machine that weighs only 7 grams more than the Google Pixel 4 XL in my pocket right now, but is capable of reaching hundreds of feet into the sky, for about half the price.

The addition of OcuSync 2.0 is far mo