DJI Mini 2 is now released

DJI just officially announced their brand new drone - the Mini 2 

Mini 2 drone
DJI just introduced their brand new Mini 2 drone


As we discussed with you the "Make your moments fly" teaser couple of days ago, we expected to see a brand new drone from DJI and it is now officially released. The company just introduced the new Mini 2 and just by the specs we believe it is going to be the new drone best seller.

And since we mentioned the specs, here is a list of the full product specifications of the new Mini 2 as announced by DJI:

DJI Mini 2 - drone specifications

Weight
< 249 g
Dimensions
Folded: 138×81×58 mm (L×W×H)
Unfolded: 159×203×56 mm (L×W×H)
Unfolded (with propellers): 245×289×56 mm (L×W×H)
Diagonal Distance
213 mm
Max Ascent Speed
5 m/s (S Mode)
3 m/s (N Mode)
2 m/s (C Mode)
Max Descent Speed
3.5 m/s (S Mode)
3 m/s (N Mode)
1.5 m/s (C Mode)
Max Speed (near sea level, no wind)
16 m/s (S Mode)
10 m/s (N Mode)
6 m/s (C Mode)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level
4000 m
Max Flight Time
31 mins (measured while flying at 4.7 m/s in windless conditions)
Max Wind Speed Resistance
8.5-10.5 m/s (Scale 5)
Max Tilt Angle
40° (S Mode)
25° (N Mode)*
25° (C Mode)*
* Up to 40° under strong winds
Max Angular Velocity
130°/s (S Mode)
60°/s (N Mode)
30°/s (C Mode)
* Can be adjusted to 250°/s with the DJI Fly app
Operating Temperature
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Operating Frequency [2]
2.400-2.4835 GHz, 5.725-5.850 GHz
Transmitter Power (EIRP)
2.400-2.4835 GHz
FCC ≤ 26 dBm
CE ≤ 20 dBm
SRRC ≤ 20 dBm
5.725-5.850 GHz
FCC ≤ 26 dBm
CE ≤ 14 dBm
SRRC ≤ 26 dBm
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
GPS+GLONASS+GALILEO
Hovering Accuracy Range
Vertical: ±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning), ±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
Horizontal: ±0.3 m (with Vision Positioning), ±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
Gimbal
Mechanical Range
Tilt: -110° to 35°
Roll: -35° to 35°
Pan: -20° to 20°
Controllable Range
Tilt: -90° to 0° (default setting) -90° to +20° (extended)
Stabilization
3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)
Max Control Speed (tilt)
100°/s
Angular Vibration Range
±0.01°
Sensing System
Downward
Hovering Range: 0.5-10 m
Operating Environment
Non-reflective, discernable surfaces
Diffuse reflectivity (> 20%,such as cement pavement)
Adequate lighting (lux > 15, Normal exposure environment of indoor fluorescent lamp)
Camera
Sensor
1/2.3” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12 MP
Lens
FOV: 83°
35 mm format equivalent: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Focus range: 1 m to ∞
ISO
Video:
100-3200 (Auto)
100-3200 (Manual)
Photos:
100-3200 (Auto)
100-3200 (Manual)
Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter: 4-1/8000 s
Max Image Size
4:3: 4000×3000
16:9: 4000×2250
Still Photography Modes
Single Shot
Interval: JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
JPEG+RAW: 5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3 bracketed frames at 2/3 EV Bias
Panorama: Sphere, 180°, and Wide
Video Resolution
4K: 3840×2160 @ 24/25/30fps
2.7K: 2720×1530 @ 24/25/30fps
FHD: 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60fps
Max Video Bitrate
100 Mbps
Zoom Range
4K: 2x
2.7K: 3x
FHD: 4x
QuickShot Modes
Dronie,
Helix,
Rocket,
Circle,
Boomerang
Supported File Formats
FAT32 (≤ 32 GB)
exFAT (> 32 GB)
Photo Formats
JPEG/DNG (RAW)
Video Formats
MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
Remote Controller & Video Transmission
Operating Frequency
2.400-2.4835 GHz, 5.725-5.850 GHz
Max Transmission Distance (unobstructed, free of interference)
10 km (FCC)
6 km (CE)
6 km (SRRC)
6 km (MIC)
Signal Transmission Ranges (FCC)
Strong Interference (urban landscape, limited line of sight, many competing signals): Approx. 3 km
Medium Interference (suburban landscape, open line of sight, some competing signals): Approx. 6 km
Low Interference (open landscape abundant line of sight, few competing signals): Approx. 10 km
Operating Temperature
10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)
Transmission Power (EIRP)
2.400-2.4835 GHz
FCC ≤ 26 dBm
CE ≤ 20 dBm
SRRC ≤ 20 dBm
MIC ≤ 20 dBm
5.725-5.850 GHz
FCC ≤ 26 dBm
CE ≤ 14 dBm
SRRC ≤ 26 dBm
Battery Capacity
5200 mAh
Voltage
1200 mA 3.7 V (Android)
700 mA 3.7 V (iOS)
Supported Mobile Device Size
Max length: 92 mm
Supported USB Port Types
LightningMicro USB (Type-B) USB-C
Video Transmission System
OcuSync 2.0
Live View Quality
Remote Controller: 720p/30fps
Max Bitrate
8 Mbps
Latency (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device)
About 200 ms
Charger
Input
100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A
Output
12V 1.5 A / 9V 2A / 5V 3A
Rated Power
18 W
Intelligent Flight Battery
Battery Capacity
2250 mAh
Voltage
7.7 V
Charging Voltage Limit
8.8 V
Battery Type
LiPo 2S
Energy
17.32 Wh
Weight
86.2 g
Charging Temperature
5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Max Charging Power
29 W
App
Name
DJI Fly
Required Operating System
iOS v10.0 or laterAndroid v6.0 or later
Supported SD Cards
UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above is required. A list of recommended microSD cards can be found below.
Recommended microSD Cards
16 GB: SanDisk Extreme
32 GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Industrial, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x
64 GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar High Endurance, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1
128 GB: Samsung Pro Plus, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar High Endurance, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1
256 GB: SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2

As we expected DJI focused on couple key aspects that were missing or not so good in the outgoing first generation Mini drone:

Improved reach and signal - the OcuSync 2.0 technology implemented in the Mavic Air 2 earlier this year was a real breakthrough in range capabilities. The first version of the Mini is well known for its not so good reach and wireless signal. Let's hope this will be sorted out in the new Mini 2. (CONFIRMED!)

4k video - resolution numbers grow bigger and bigger and it is quite natural to expect the 2.7k video to be left behind for a better sensor with 4k video option. (CONFIRMED!)

Improved obstacle avoidance - the first generation Mini lacked any front, rear or side sensors to protect it during flight. We expect to see better obstacle avoidance system in the Mini 2 with more sensors but still keep the weight on the low end. (NOT CONFIRMED!) - no new obstacle avoidance sensors were added to the Mini 2 (we guess that is just to keep the weight under 250g).

The Mini is a small and lightweight series of drones but we expect better smart battery management from DJI in the new Mini 2 and hopefully improved battery life. (CONFIRMED!)

New remote control - if the Mini 2 receives the OcuSync 2.0 we expect to see a remote control that is very similar to the big gray remote of the Mavic Air 2. (CONFIRMED!)

DJI Mini 2 - video


DJI Mini 2 price info

The price for the DJI Mini 2 is also announced. In the official DJI store the Mini 2 drone is sold for $450 for the regular version and $600 for the Fly More combo which comes with more batteries and some useful accessories.

DJI Mini 2 fly more combo

What does the Fly more combo package for the Mini 2 include:
  • Additional 2x batteries 
  • Bag
  • Additional propellers
  • Two-way charging hub
  • Spare controller sticks
  • DJI USB Charger 

It looks like for the additional $150 DJI included a lot of kit in the Fly more combo so it is definitely worth spending the extra cash.
  
We hope that soon we will have the chance to make a full consumer test and review of the new Mini 2 drone. 
Meanwhile, please let us know what is your feedback about the Mini 2, do you like it and would you prefer it over the more expensive Air 2.

1 comment:

  1. This would be the new best-selling drone for sure. Just missing some obstacle avoidance sensors but I guess the Mini 2 has good controls so no big deal really.

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