Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

DJI has col­lect­ed sta­tis­tics of the most pop­u­lar ques­tions about the Mav­ic Mini quad­copter and is ready to pro­vide detailed answers to some of them. We hope that this arti­cle will add use­ful knowl­edge to you.

In Octo­ber 2019, Mav­ic Mini, a new ultra-com­pact drone for dai­ly flights, entered the hob­by drone mar­ket. The nov­el­ty cre­at­ed a con­sid­er­able res­o­nance in the quad­copter user com­mu­ni­ty and a lot of rea­sons for ques­tions, for exam­ple, about the func­tion­al­i­ty and future fate of pre­vi­ous­ly released suc­cess­ful mod­els. This arti­cle high­lights the most fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions and pro­vides the most com­plete answers. Let’s start!

Is my Mavic Air or Spark obsolete with the introduction of the Mavic Mini?

Each of our prod­ucts has its own unique fea­tures and ben­e­fits. Spark remains a great drone for begin­ners who are not famil­iar with the basics of radio con­trol and aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy. The Mav­ic Mini is a step up for any­one look­ing for the most com­pact and light­weight quad­copter with high flight per­for­mance and cam­era capa­bil­i­ties. Mav­ic Air has many auto­mat­ed and intel­li­gent fea­tures, as well as a for­ward-fac­ing obsta­cle detec­tion sen­sor. We sug­gest you choose a drone based on your own needs and lev­el of expe­ri­ence.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

Which drone is right for me: Mavic Mini or Mavic Air?

Mav­ic Mini and Mav­ic Air have sim­i­lar 12MP 1/2.3” CMOS cam­eras, how­ev­er Mav­ic Mini shoots 2.7K video while Mav­ic Air is capa­ble of shoot­ing 4K, both at 30fps. Both drones are well-suit­ed for trav­el­ers who need small foot­prints on their list of require­ments.

Oth­er drone dif­fer­ences include size, flight time, and ease of use. The Mav­ic Mini is small­er and weighs less than 250 grams, which is impor­tant under Russ­ian law — the drone won’t have to be reg­is­tered. The Mav­ic Mini is con­trolled using the new DJI Fly app, which is aimed pri­mar­i­ly at users whose cre­ativ­i­ty is asso­ci­at­ed with fast video shoot­ing and social net­work­ing. And final­ly, its flight time reach­es 30 min­utes. Mav­ic Air impress­es with its many smart fea­tures and max­i­mum automa­tion modes.

Does the Mavic Mini have the same flight rules and restrictions as other drones?

Yes. How­ev­er, the mass of 249 grams allows you to legal­ly not reg­is­ter the drone and not reg­is­ter it in many coun­tries, for exam­ple, in Rus­sia.

The con­cept of flight safe­ty is close­ly relat­ed to pub­lic and nation­al secu­ri­ty, which every Mav­ic Mini user should keep in mind, sober­ly assess­ing their own respon­si­bil­i­ty and strict­ly observ­ing local restric­tions. Remem­ber: the absence of the need for reg­is­tra­tion does not can­cel the rules for the use of air­space, pho­tog­ra­phy and video film­ing.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

How high can the Mavic Mini go?

By default, the ceil­ing of the quad­copter is 120m, how­ev­er, in the DJI Fly app set­tings, you can increase the flight alti­tude to 500m. The max­i­mum height at which the drone can fly is 3000m, but be sure that you do not vio­late the rules and laws by fly­ing high, they may vary by coun­try and region! We strong­ly rec­om­mend that you famil­iar­ize your­self with all local reg­u­la­tions and restrict­ed areas before fly­ing for the first time. Secu­ri­ty nev­er fails!

Mavic Mini can really fly 30 minutes?

Yes. The flight time reach­es 30 min­utes at a con­stant speed of 14 km/h and calm weath­er. With its light weight and 2400 mAh bat­tery, Mav­ic Mini can stay in the air longer than the aver­age drone of a sim­i­lar size.

Mavic Mini is very light. Can he fight the wind?

The Mav­ic Mini is small and light, but you won’t notice it from its behav­ior in winds up to 8 m/s, the drone will fly well and hov­er con­fi­dent­ly.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

Does Mavic Mini have optical sensors?

The Mav­ic Mini has a sin­gle down-fac­ing sen­sor whose main func­tion is to improve sta­bi­liza­tion and alti­tude hold, espe­cial­ly when fly­ing indoors. Also, this sen­sor allows you to effec­tive­ly detect obsta­cles locat­ed below. The Mav­ic Mini does not have sen­sors point­ing in oth­er direc­tions, and there­fore we rec­om­mend using the orig­i­nal pro­peller guards, which reli­ably pro­tect the air­craft from being hit in any direc­tion.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

How does Mavic Mini transmit video?

Mav­ic Mini uses extend­ed range Wi-Fi video trans­mis­sion to help you main­tain con­fi­dent eye con­tact with the air­craft and frame beau­ti­ful shots.

Can I use the Mavic Mini battery for other Mavic series quadcopters?

No. The intel­li­gent bat­tery is designed specif­i­cal­ly for Mav­ic Mini and is not com­pat­i­ble with oth­er drones, radio sys­tems, and ground equip­ment. Always be sure you are using the cor­rect com­po­nents.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

Does the Mavic Mini have Pano, Timelapse, and Digital Zoom?

No. Mav­ic Mini only has sin­gle shot and timed pho­to modes. How­ev­er, if you want to try some­thing new and inter­est­ing — we rec­om­mend using one of the four spe­cial Quick­Shot modes!

Does Mavic Mini support ActiveTrack and other smart modes?

Mav­ic Mini has four Quick­Shot modes for cap­tur­ing cre­ative enter­tain­ment videos: Rock­et, Cir­cle, Dronie, and Helix, Active­Track is not avail­able.


Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini


What is the quality of the image taken with the Mavic Mini?

Mav­ic Mini has a 12MP 1/2.3” CMOS sen­sor cam­era and can shoot video in 2.7K qual­i­ty. The drone cam­era has enough options for users who want to cre­ate amaz­ing con­tent.

Can Mavic Mini shoot video in RAW? Can I manually adjust the exposure?

Mav­ic Mini does­n’t sup­port RAW for­mat, auto expo­sure mode is the only one avail­able for shoot­ing videos. How­ev­er, you can choose between man­u­al and auto­mat­ic mode when tak­ing pho­tos, which will help with spe­cif­ic tasks such as shoot­ing at night.

How fast is the Mavic Mini?

The speed of the drone depends on the select­ed flight mode: Sport, Posi­tion, or CineS­mooth. The max­i­mum lev­el flight speed is 13 m/s in Sport mode. Be care­ful — trust me, it’s real­ly fast! Engage Sport mode only after you have mas­tered the con­trols in oth­er modes.

Is the DJI Fly app already available? Where can I download it?

We launched the DJI Fly app on Novem­ber 11, 2019. You can down­load it from APP Store, Play Store, or direct link.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

Does the DJI Fly app work with drones other than the Mavic Mini?

At the moment, the app is exclu­sive­ly for Mav­ic Mini, but it is planned to be used for oth­er drones in the future. Fol­low the news!

Does Mavic Mini work with DJI Googles glasses?

Mav­ic Mini is not com­pat­i­ble with DJI Gog­gles.

Are there any accessories for Mavic Mini?

Yes! DJI has sev­er­al inter­est­ing and use­ful acces­sories that will be avail­able in our store in the near future.

Answering questions about the DJI Mavic Mini

Will the weight of the quadcopter exceed 250 grams when installing an SD card?

Do not wor­ry! When using man­u­fac­tur­er-rec­om­mend­ed mem­o­ry cards, your Mav­ic Mini will weigh no more than 250 grams.

Now that there are no ques­tions left, it’s time to order Mav­ic Mini and dis­cov­er a world of fun and new pos­si­bil­i­ties!

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