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How to take videos and photos with DJI Mavic Mini

Here, we introduce how to take videos and photos with DJI Mavic Mini. Click here for more information on DJI Mavic Mini.

Taking a video / photo

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Take a video


The button with a red circle in the left back of the controller is the video recording button. Recording starts and ends each time you press the button. When in photo shooting mode (DJI Fly app shutter button is white), press this button to switch to video mode.

Take a photo


The button on the right back of the controller with the camera illustration is the shutter button. Each time you press it, a photo is taken. When in video mode (DJI Fly app shutter button is red), press this button to switch to photo mode.

Switch video format

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Tap the icon above the shutter button of the DJI Fly app. A menu like this will appear. Tap “Photo” to switch to photo shooting mode, and tap "Video" to switch to video mode. Then select the shooting method, resolution, and frame rate from this menu.
First, select resolution from "2.7K" or "1080P", and then select frame rate to the left. You can choose up to 30fps for 2.7K and up to 60fps for 1080P.

Switch photo format

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If you tap "Photo" on the screen above, you will see a screen like this. You can select "single" or "Timed Shot".
Single” takes one photo each time you press the shutter.
In “Timed Shot”, when you press the shutter once, photo is taken continuously every specified number of seconds. Press the shutter button again to stop shooting. You can shoot at the shortest every 2 seconds.
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In photography mode, tap (Settings) icon at the top right of DJI Fly app screen and select [Camera] menu to display this screen. You can switch aspect ratio of the photo (4: 3 or 16: 9). This setting does not affect the video aspect ratio.

Change camera direction

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There is a gimbal dial under the video recording button on the controller. Tilt it to the left or right to change the camera angle. The rotation speed of the camera changes depending on the tilt angle. Or press and hold the camera view screen of the DJI Fly app to display the scale as shown in the figure. Drag the circle up or down here to change the camera angle.
By tapping (Settings) icon at the top right of the screen in the DJI Fly app, and enabling [Control]-[Gimbal]-[Advanced]-[Allow Upward Gimbal Rotation], the gimbal can tilt range of -90° to +20°. The default control range is -90° to 0°.

Format of video / photo taken

Video format (2.7k)
Video H.264 (MPEG4-AVC) 2720 x 1530 pixel, 25 or 30 frames per second, Bit rate about 40.36Mbps, Level5.0 high profile, GPS location information included (tag xyz)
Audio none
Subtitle flight log
Container .mp4 file format
File size About 291MB per minute
Video format (FHD)
Video H.264 (MPEG4-AVC) 1920 x 1080 pixel(1080p), 25/30/50/60 frames per second, Bit rate about 34.51Mbps, Level 4.0 high profile, GPS location information included (tag xyz)
Audio none
Subtitle flight log
Container .mp4 file format
File size About 248MB per minute
Photo format (16:9)
Photo 4000 x 2250 (9 million)pixel, Focal length 4.49mm (24mm in 35mm equivalent), GPS location information included, JPG format YUV, sRGB
Photo format (4:3)
Photo 4000 x 3000 (12 million)pixel, Focal length 4.49mm (24mm in 35mm equivalent), GPS location information included, JPG format YUV, sRGB
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How to use Quick Shot

With Quick Shot, you can shoot a dramatic video clip of about 15 seconds with one touch. If you find stunning views while traveling, or if your family or friends get together, try quick shots.
Make sure the battery is fully charged and the GPS signal is well received. Also make sure that there are no buildings, people, animals or other obstacles around.
If the GPS signal mark displayed on the upper right of the DJI Fly app is not white, Quick Shot cannot be used.
Take off the Mavic Mini and move it to the shooting start position. Hover at least 2m (7ft) above the ground. Then point the Mavic Mini camera at the subject. Get closer between the subject and the drone within 50m (164ft) or less.
PC Tap the icon above the shutter button of the DJI Fly app. Then, a menu like this will be displayed, so select “Quick Shot”.
PC Select the shooting mode from “Dronie”, “Rocket”, “Circle”, “Helix”, and then select the distance or altitude.
When you start Quick Shot for the first time, an explanation video will be displayed. Tap the icon to close it.
For details on the operation of “Dronie”, “Rocket”, “Circle”, “Helix” mode, see DJI Mavic Mini knowledge .
PC On the screen of the DJI Fly app, tap the mark displayed on the subject you want to shoot, or drag the box surrounding the subject to position it. Tap the green “Start” button to start recording.
When shooting is complete, the drone returns to its original position.
During quick shot shooting, press the pause / RTH button on the controller or tap the icon displayed on the DJI Fly app screen to stop quick shot shooting. The drone hovers on the spot.
  • • If the subject and the surrounding scenery are similar in color, it may not work properly.
  • • Do not specify fast-moving or flying objects as subjects.
  • • Do not use quick shots in extremely dark (< 300 lux) or bright (> 10,000 lux) locations.