In a recent email sent out last week about, DJI’s “Fly as you are!’ event, new photos and specs are being shared online about the new DJI Mavic Mini, by reviewers who are leaking the photos of the new and unreleased drone. (UPDATE: The DJI Mavic Mini has been officially released!)
Retailers are listing the new DJI Mavic Mini drone on their websites which confirm those leaks that have recently been made, and prices the drone at $646.15 Canadian dollars (around $494) when sold with DJI’s Fly More kit. $500 is a rather accurate price point, given that it’s the same price that the DJI Spark went for back in 2017, but its extra small size an weight will likely make the Mavic Mini appeal to a wider and more niche audience.
The listing reconfirms the DJI Mavic Mini specs as we’ve reported them in previous articles.
- The drone will indeed weigh a mere 249 grams making it an ultralight aircraft
- It will have a 30-minute maximum flight time.
- It will have 2.5 miles of HD video transmission.
- It will have a vision sensor plus GPS precise hover
- A three-axis gimbal that provides 2.7 k video footage.
Important specs listed on websites such as Newegg confirms the DJI Mavic Mini specs listed above. This means that any those who end up getting the drone, in the US (and soon the UK) won’t have to register this drone with authorities in order to fly it. Until now, DJI’s lightest Mavic drone was the Mavic Air, which weighs 430g, which is above the FAA registration cutoff of 8.8 ounces (250g).
Flight time is rated at 30 minutes according to the product listing (which confirms with DroneDJ’s previous report), and recording resolution apparently tops out at 2.7K rather than 4K. So no 4K, but a very interesting release by DJI, which leaves us thinking that keeping the weight under the “radar” may have been the biggest influence for its creation and release.
Official DJI Mavic Mini Specs:
Weighing under 8.82 oz., Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. This makes it exceptionally portable and places it in the low and safe weight class of drones.
Built-in stabilized gimbal camera
Mavic Mini commands a powerful sensor, offering stunning 12.0MP aerial photos with extreme detail and 2.7K Quad HD videos. A three-axis motorized gimbal provides high camera stability and ensures clear, smooth footage.
Real-time, first-person view of your flight
Beam what your drone sees through its camera straight to your phone or tablet using a free iOS or Android app so you can go on a virtual flight, set up great photographs, and monitor telemetry data.
Dedicated remote controller
Maintains an HD, low-latency video feed at a distance of up to 4km. Detachable control sticks can be easily stored inside the remote controller for added portability.
Downloadable DJI Fly app with friendly UI
Offers a simple and intuitive user experience, enabling you to create cinematic shots with just a few taps. It even has Flight Tutorial, a feature to help you get started with Mavic Mini quickly and safely.
Reduce the risk of harm or damage to people or objects from accidental collisions with the aircraft.
Thanks to its downward-vision-sensing system and GPS, Mavic Mini can also hover precisely both indoors and outdoors.
UPDATE: DJI Officially releases Mavic Mini on their website. For more information visit DJI’s official page