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Tiny and Capable: A Review of the DJI Mavic Mini

The DJI Mavic Mini is a ludicrously small drone, but that does not necessarily mean it does not come without a set of professional features. This great review takes a comprehensive look at the new drone to help you decide if it is the right one for you. 

Coming to you from Ready Set Drone, this excellent review takes a look at the new DJI Mavic Mini. The Mavic Mini is remarkably small, easily fitting into the palm of your hand and weighing in at a mere 249 g, exempting it from many registration requirements. Altogether, this makes it quite the portable package, easily fitting into any camera bag and taking up no more space than a normal lens. And while it will not come with the full set of capabilities of its bigger cousins, it does come with a stabilized 3-axis gimbal paired with a camera that shoots 2.7K footage and 12-megapixel stills. With drones, it tends to come down to a balance of physical size and sensor size and capabilities, but the Mavic Mini is making the argument for smaller devices being able to cover the needs of professionals. Check out the video above for a full look at the new drone. 

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Studio 403's picture

On my get list for 2020. Nice for a part time photographer to add some sizzle to my steak.

Richard Hitswater's picture

Same here! It seems like it's getting rather prohibitive to fly the larger drones without special permission and certification, etc. I can understand the reasons for them, but I too am a part time "enthusiast" and being able to add something to my kit that is easy to use without a lot of hassle is a big plus!

davidlovephotog's picture

Until the city or state you live in outright bans them or adds permit fees to even fly them. And don't forget anything you plan to post to youtube is pretty much commercial work so you need to take the stupid flight chart exam. They really should've based the laws according to how high you want to fly. Do I really need to contact the airport to fly 50 feet off the ground for a fake crane shot? Even if they capped a Mavic pro 2 to only go 50 feet up before stopping. But everyone in the beginning decided to do stupid stuff so here we are.

Tony Northrup's picture

"anything you plan to post to youtube is pretty much commercial work" <- you can make this argument since YT videos can be monetized, but the FAA issued a memo saying they were not pursuing action against youtubers flying safely. Our team initially got our Part 107 certifications just for our YT videos, but it seems like it's not really necessary for that purpose right now.

davidlovephotog's picture

Awesome, now we're just left with don't fly in parks, beaches, around people, near schools, near airports or helipads, over private property or in complete cities like New York and whomever else decides to ban them.

I bought a Mavic Pro 2 without researching, then found out about the 107 and watched your video Tony which was helpful but I sent the drone back two days later without ever flying it because there was no place to fly it here in Florida.