DJI Revealed Mavic Mini Drone – Is This For Real?

Never mind the fact that DJI hasn’t released any major consumer drones this year, aside from their recently released Osmo Action camera and the Robomaster S1 Tank. The Chinese tech behemoth revealed their latest DJI Mavic Mini drone that fits into their existing drones lineup.

We have already seen the dimensions from the leaked images and more precisely the leaked specifications. However, it is nice to see how the new DJI Mavic Mini drone will fit in terms of size compared to other quadcopters. Instead of flying heavy birds like the Mavic 2 Pro / Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic Air.

It makes even more sense to look at the Ryze Tello and the still popular DJI Spark. When the DJI Mavic Mini drone is unfolded, it has approximately the same size as DJI Spark. Although, when you fold the DJI Mavic Mini, it features a package that is much smaller and way lighter. That being said, it only weighs 245 grams which makes it a lot easier to take it with you on a trip.

Let’s take a look at how the DJI Mavic Mini compares against other product lineups:

DJI Mavic Mini Drone

Mavic Mini Tello Spark Air Mavic 2
Dimensions unfolded 140x140x53mm 98×92.5X41mm 143X143x55mm 168X184x64mm 322x242x84mm
Take off weight 245g 80g 300g 430g 907g
Max flight time 18 min 13 min 16 min 21 min 31 min
Max speed 31 mph 17.9 mph 31 mph 42.5 mph 44.7 mph
Camera 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS 5MP 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS 20MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS
Video 4K @ 30fps 720p 1080p 4K @ 30fps 4K @ 30fps
Stabilization 3-axis n/a 2-axis 3-axis 3-axis
Obstacle sensing Forward, downward n/a Forward Forward, backward Forward, backward, sideways, upward, downward

The image as shown earlier isn’t likely to be the final stage of the Mavic Mini drone. Likely, they are merely a prototype that will require testing and approvals before we can ever get our hands on it. Thus, when the DJI Mavic Mini folds, it should become a package that you can easily slip it into your travel case or pocket just like its big brothers, the Mavic Air and Mavic 2.

Share your thoughts and views about DJI Mavic Mini with us by commenting below in the comments section. Stay tuned for more updates on drones news and gadgets that are evolving the way we fly quadcopters. Happy flying and fly smart!

Hello, welcome to UAV Adviser! My name is Keith Ericksen. I am a commercial licensed drone operator. Flying and talking about the drones is my passion. Whether it is toy-grade to professional-grade quadcopters. On my leisure, I enjoy socializing with friends, play video games, hiking, traveling and reading. If you have a project that needs our drone services, please contact us via Hire-A-Pilot page.

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