REVIEW DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo Ultralight Foldable Drone, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K Camera, 12MP Pho
But before i get into the nitty gritty about the drone, i want to tell you guys the five best new features of the mini to you before i go into greater detail so quickly list them off here, number one being the 4k video recording number two ocusync 2.0, transmission technology number three, the better stability you’re getting with the drone number four, the 249 gram weight limit and the last piece is the price, so yeah, a lot of people are going to be excited that 4k video recording is here with the mini 2. I think a lot of people wanted that with the original mini, but it only topped out at 2.7 k resolution at 30 frames per second dji is using the same sensor here as before, but now it’s increased to 4k resolution at 30 frames per second, you have Also options for 24 and 25 if you want, but more importantly, they also increase the bit rate for the recording it’s at 100 megabits per second versus 30 megabits per second from before so with that you can get a little bit more information from your footage. Now, if you do want a faster frame rate, you could drop it down to 1080p. You have pretty much the gamut from 60 frames per. Second, all the way down to 24 frames per. Second, the only thing you’re missing out here. If you flew the dji mavic air 2, is that you’re not going to get things like the hdr mode? The video hdr and also some of these super slow motion speeds, but i think for a lot of people.
This is going to give them the extra flexibility in post to either punch and crop, or do whatever, but at least you get that full 4k resolution Music. The second big feature here with the mini 2 is ocusync 2.0 transmission technology. Now, if you’ve used the mavic air 2 like i have you’ll really appreciate this feature because with ocusync 2.0, it just provides for more reliable transmission from the controller to the drone. When i’ve used the mavic mini before every now and then i would see the video feed glitch out or have some sort of interference so far in using the mini 2. I haven’t seen too much of that, which is great and theoretically it could go up to a range of 10 kilometers because of this occasion, 2.0 transmission technology. So in that way, you’re going to have improved connectivity between the drone and the controller and when it comes to controlling the drone 2 it’s key. Because you want that responsiveness. You want to be able to see the video feed in real time and not have to worry about any latency issues. One of the biggest challenges with drones in general is that the lighter you are the tougher it is for you stay stabilized, especially in windy conditions, but dji said that they improved the motors here with the mini 2. So now it has a wind resistance of level. 5, meaning that it’ll withstand windy conditions between 19 miles per hour and 23.
5 miles per hour and honestly in my first day of actually flying the mini 2. I was kind of surprised that it handled the windy conditions and i try to refrain from flying when it’s really windy out, because you never know what’s going to happen with something this light. I am always scared that it’s going gon na struggle as far as coming back to me because it’s flying against the wind. But luckily i did fly it over the river and it seemed to handle it fine and when it’s kind of hovered or tried to stay still, you could see a little bit movement but for the most part he was handling the wind very well. The footage from the gimbal was also super stable and you didn’t see any jitters or anything like that, so so far it’s great, but i would still caution you guys to not fly when it’s really gusty out unless you’re a pro. When you consider the new hardware they put in into the mini 2 to give it the 4k video recording the ocusync 2.0 technology and also the improved motors, you would think there’d be a compromise somewhere, whether it’s in the battery life of the drone or perhaps the Weight, but you know what there’s none of that it’s still 249 grams, which is kind of crazy, because with that just about anyone could buy the mini to start flying it. You don’t need to register it with the faa and to me that’s good, to know, because for a lot of people who just want to pick up a drone start flying for the first time, it just makes for an easier transition.
On top of that. The battery life is exceptional 31 minutes per charge with the batteries so that’s pretty long and when consider the size of the unit. It’S compact travel, friendly, doesn’t weigh a whole lot and it’s, probably the best drone you could find as far as a travel, companion, Music and those are the five best new features of the dji mini 2.. I still think it’s a fantastic upgrade versus last year’s unit. The price is definitely worth it. Some of the areas that word struggles is low. Light performance it’s still not the best, but you have 4k video recording at 100 megabits per second, so you get more information and you just have a little bit more to work around with and, of course, as far as the other drones and dji’s portfolio, i still Feel as though the mavic air 2 is still the all arounder, because, yes, it has better performance, larger sensor, more features, but largely for the fact that you have those obstacle avoidance sensor. So you could have the drone fly autonomously and not worry about it hitting something else with the mini 2.