You may have noticed that 2019 brought little news about the latest in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles. As a rule, if there was news, it concerned the industrial and corporate areas. In addition, DJI introduced the first action camera, as well as a new generation of stabilizer. However, everything changed at the end of October, because the company presented its new product to the whole world, equipped with the latest technologies. As you already understood, we are talking about the DJI Mavic Mini.
Remember that a law was introduced that all quadcopters weighing over 250 grams must be registered? So, the drone weighs exactly 249 grams, which means it does not need to be registered. In addition, the unmanned aerial vehicle has a small size. If you fold the device, then its length will be only 14 cm. The drone has a 12-megapixel camera and can fly up to half an hour. In addition, the device has many shooting modes. And now let’s talk more about the new product.
Small design and high quality camera
If you fold the device, it will be no longer than a regular smartphone, that is, 14 cm. The width and height are 0.57 cm and 0.82 cm. You can simply put the device in your pocket and you can easily carry it with you . The flying drone is suitable for traveling.
Although the new product from DJI is similar to the Mavic 2, there are a few differences. Many connectors were on the back of the device. There are fewer visual sensors. In addition, the design of the propellers has now become different. The charging indicator, as well as the power button, are now on the belly of the quadcopter.
Now you know the differences. As for everything else, the new quadcopter model is really similar to its predecessor. The design of the unmanned aerial vehicle is made in such a way as to significantly reduce air resistance.
Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of the quadcopter camera. The 12 megapixel camera is mounted on a high-quality modern stabilizer. This allows you to make incredibly smooth videos. The camera lens has a field of view of 83 degrees and a focal length of 24mm. As for the aperture size, it is f/2.8. Max. 2.7K video shooting resolution. The shutter speed is 4–1/8000 sec. The sensitivity of the matrix in the region of 100 to 3200 ISO.
Now let’s talk a little about the stabilizer. As usual, DJI is pleased with the sensitivity of the gimbal. The tilt range is ‑90 — +20 degrees. And there is also a special protective case that allows you to safely carry the drone.
You can prepare the assembled device for flight in a couple of seconds. You only need to expand the beams and propellers, and then press the power button. Now you can take photos and shoot videos.
It is worth noting that the drone does not have built-in memory, but all footage can be saved to a microSD card.
You can set up the camera and gimbal just the way you want. This will allow you to comfortably use the quadcopter.
Quadcopter flight and shooting modes
As already mentioned, the device is lightweight and small in size, so it can reach a speed of 47 km / h. So that you can safely land devices, there are visual sensors. There are IR sensors near the slots for cooling the device, as well as a stereoscopic camera. The unmanned vehicle has a GPS + GLONASS system, which allows you to find the most suitable landing site within 0.5–10 meters. In addition, there is a Return to Home mode that allows the drone to return to its take-off point.
The unmanned aerial vehicle is capable of flying for 30 minutes. You can charge the battery of the device in just an hour and a half.
You can install the DJI Fly app on your smartphone, in which you can fine-tune your quadcopter. There you can control the device, as well as broadcast videos. This application is made special for this novelty. For beginners, there is a special tutorial.
In the application, you will find many useful modes that will make it easier to shoot video. And there is a special mode that will allow you to shoot the smoothest videos. Just experiment with the modes, and you can learn how to shoot amazing videos that your family or friends will definitely like.
Remote control and accessories
The unmanned aerial vehicle comes with a remote control that allows you to conveniently control the device. An experienced user, as well as any beginner, will cope with the controls. All buttons are in the same place where they are on the control panels of other quadcopters. You will not find just a few buttons here, but this is just done for greater convenience in managing the device. You can easily operate the device and take beautiful photos and videos.
You will be able to observe a stable connection of the remote control with an unmanned aerial vehicle even at a distance of up to 4 km. You can stream HD video at 30 fps if you use the app.
The remote control battery has a capacity of 260 mAh. This means that the remote will work stably for 2–6 hours — it all depends on the OS of your smartphone.
DJI offers not only a standard package, but also an advanced version, which includes extras. accessories. In the Mavic Mini Fly More Combo, you’ll find special propeller guards, a total of three batteries, and several other handy accessories you’ll love.
In addition, some accessories can be purchased separately. DJI plans to release some nice little things that fans of quadcopters will love. For example, they will soon release a docking station that allows you to charge the device in the shortest possible time. And the propeller holder will allow you to safely transport the unmanned aerial vehicle. There is also an adapter with buttons — it will allow you to attach additional. accessories. You can also personalize your quadcopter with various stickers and markers. Thus, your drone will become unique and unlike any other device.