The best DJI drone? // DJI Mini 2 Long-Term Review
The entry level drone from dji. This video is my six month long term review. This video is not sponsored by dji or anyone else, let’s get into it. Let’S start with the numbers. According to dji, the mini 2 shoots 12 megapixel stills 4k video up to 30 frames per second weighs 249 grams, a max flight time of 31 minutes and has a six kilometer transmission distance. But what does all this mean let’s get into what i like and what i don’t like about the mini 2 starting off easy? What do i like about the mini 2? The 4k video looks great, considering it’s, not log footage, it’s, pretty flexible in post and overall looks fantastic. I really like how the video looks from the mini 2. No complaints number 2. The weight. The whole purpose of the mini 2 is that it is light enough to fit into the lowest class category of drones in as many countries as possible. This means you don’t, have to register your drone or go through any additional processes. Just so you can fly. This is great in most countries, but for example, here in the uk they just changed the drone laws, so you have to register the drone anyway. Thankfully, the process isn’t too difficult and it is still in the lowest class of drone, meaning i can fly in lots of places still really good. The flight time of 31 minutes is generally pretty good. The length you’ll be able to fly will depend on your conditions.
If you’re flying in heavy wind, this will be a lot lower. It also depends on how willing you are to fly the drone with a low battery. I would recommend picking up a couple of spare batteries to increase your flight time. Flight time is pretty good. The six kilometer transmission distance is plenty i haven’t had any connection problems while flying the drones that’s a good thing, but i also haven’t tested flying it six kilometers away, so your results may vary before i get talking about the things that i don’t like let’s talk About durability and build quality like most consumer drones, the dji mini is constructed mainly out of plastic. This is absolutely fine and it serves its purpose. The plastic was actually stronger than i expected it to be. I have crashed the drone twice. Both times were my fault. First, one flying in the woods bad idea. Second, one trying to fly indoors also not a good idea and the drone survived. Both the worst of the damage was three broken propellers and they’re easily replaced so no problem. The mini 2 is certainly durable when it comes to the quality. My first unit i received was faulty. The drone would not connect to the phone or the remote. I thought i would mention this. It may just be a one off, but i thought i ought to mention it because it did happen to me. Dji customer support was really helpful and they sorted a replacement for me pretty quickly so that’s just something worth mentioning.
What do i not like about it? But luckily there isn’t a lot. I don’t, like my only major gripe with the drone, is the 12 megapixel camera it’s, not really that great and the images that it produces for stills just isn’t quite up to the standard. We expect nowadays just about good enough for instagram. I wouldn’t recommend printing a large photo from this. I just don’t think it’s gon na look very good if you’re looking for really high quality, still images do not buy the mini 2. it’s, just not the right drone. For you try looking at something else if the highest stills image quality isn’t, what you’re? Looking for and you’re looking for a really great video drone and something that’s easily pocketable, you can bring with you practically anywhere. This is a really great drone. If you do have any more questions about the mini 2 make sure to leave them down in the comment section below and i’ll try my best to answer them. If you are looking to pick up the dji mini 2, there is a link in the description of this video. It is an affiliate link, so i really appreciate it if you do use that link make sure to like subscribe and all that good stuff. Thank you. So much for watching and i’ll see you guys in the next one. I was just watching back the end of this video and for some reason i sound incredibly depressed and sad don’t worry i’m, not i’ve had a haircut since so that’s, great and yeah.