- Weight: 249g
- Size: 245mm x 289mm x 56mm (unfolded), 138mm × 81mm × 58mm (folded)
- Battery life: 31 minutes
- Max speed: 57.6km/h
- Video resolution: 4K up to 30fps, 2.7K up to 60fps, FHD up to 60fps
- Camera resolution: 12MP
Don’t be put off by the price or high-tech-looking packaging: the DJI mini 2 is the perfect drone for beginners. DJI is the biggest name in commercial drones and it’s easy to see why. The mini 2 offers many of the features of much more expensive models but in a compact, sleek package.
Controls are easy, via DJI’s simple app – attach your phone to the DJI holder and use it in the style of a traditional remote control. Flying is intuitive with hover options if you get a little confused but it’s a seamless experience, even for a beginner. The 12MP camera on board the mini 2 is brilliant, capturing great stills and snappy footage in 4K, and recording itself is straightforward, thanks to the in-built gimbal keeping everything looking as smooth as possible.
Maximum flight time comes in at just over half an hour, which is impressive for this part of the market, and its folding arms make the mini 2 impressively portable. What’s even better is that the takeoff weight comes in at 249g, meaning that the mini 2 is one gram below the weight limit for a licence. Well done, DJI.