The drone giant DJI has is back with a new model, a follow-up to last year’s agile Mavic Mini which is simply called Mini 2.
DJI Mini 2 is a direct upgrade of last year’s model and just as it weighs less than 250 grams and is therefore classified as “A1 (limited)” – the category in the new EU rules for drones that will come into force in 2021.
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The camera on the Mini 2 can record at up to 4k resolution at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second, “2.7k” (2720×1530) with the same frame rates, or 1080p at between 24 and 60 frames per second. The zoom varies between 2x and 4x depending on the resolution.
A big news is that the radio system has been upgraded and it improves the distance it can be remotely controlled at up to 10 kilometers in the USA, Canada and a handful of other countries. In the EU, the transmitter is limited to 20 dBm, which is enough for up to 6 kilometers – well much longer distance than you can see it on and thus legally fly it with the new rules.
The pre-programmed flight functions have been expanded with a new boomerang flight that flies away from a point in an oval curve and returns to the starting point.
DJI Mini 2 has started to be sold now and costs 479 euros, approximately 4,930 kronor, on the company’s European online store.