DJI has announced its latest drone foldable Mavic Mini, which is the lightest and as tiny as your palm. However, the drone details leaked several times before its official launch. The drone weighs around 2.49 grams and features aerial photography. It’s so small that you won’t have to register with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
The Mavic Mini has a maximum range of 4 km and delivers up to 30 minutes of flight time. It doesn’t support 4K footage but can shoot in 2.7k resolution at 30fps, 1080p footage at 60fps, and 12MP photography with the help of 1/2.-inch sensor present in the drone’s camera.
The camera is stabilized with a 3-axis gimbal, which helps to capture smooth footage without any jerking. The drone also has GPS receivers and downward visual sensors for precise hovering and stable flying.
However, the drone doesn’t have any obstacle avoidance feature as some higher models of DJI nor options for Quickshots. It is designed for everyday use, not for serious aerial imaging workhorse. Roger Luo, DJI president, also said, “Most importantly, it’s easy to fly, no matter your experience level with drones.”
The drone comes in two variants one is $399 Mavic Mini standard version where the buyer gets a remote controller, single battery, extra propellers and tools that are required whereas the Mavic Mini Fly Combo comes with all the components form standard version with a 360-degree propeller cage, 2-way charging hub, three batteries, three sets of extra propellers and a case for carrying it. The combo is priced at $499. Both the variants of the drone will start shipping on November 11 and are available for pre-orders.