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DJI Mavic Mini / 2.7K aerial video mini drone weighing 249g

DJI Mavic Mini is a mini drone with a 3-axis gimbal that weighs only 249 grams and can capture 2.7K resolution video. announced at 09:00 (EDT) on October 30, 2019 by DJI (Da Jiang Innovations Science and Technology), now a major manufacturer of drone / video related devices.
Alert regarding Japanese aviation law
Since this aircraft has a takeoff weight of 100g or more, it is subject to the " Flight Rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles " in Japan. Additionally, after purchase, you will need to register with the Drone Registration System . See below for details.

What is DJI Mavic Mini

DJI - Introducing Mavic Mini
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DJI Mavic Mini
DJI Mavic Mini is a micro aerial drone announced by DJI on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 09: 00EDT.
The size is 245 x 290 x 55 mm (including propeller), and when folded size is palm size 140 x 82 x 57 mm. The weight is about 249 g (199 g for the Japanese model), and the maximum flight time is about 30 minutes (about 18 minutes for the Japanese model). The maximum radio wave range is about 4km (2km when using 2.4GHz), the maximum speed is about 47km / h, and it is equipped with GPS. And with a 12 million pixel 1 / 2.3 ”CMOS sensor, you can shoot video at 2.7K@30fps, 1080p @ 60fps.
It is controlled by the included remote control and the new “DJI Fly” app developed for the Mavic Mini(not a Wi-Fi connection). Since the dedicated remote control does not have a display, an iOS or Android device is required.
Saipan Aqua Resort Club Achugao Beach (aerial shot by DJI Mavic Mini)
The rumor of Mavic Mini has been flowing since early August 2019, the specification was leaked at Leak information on August 16and Leak information on October 28. Although it was initially possible to shoot video at 4K 60fps resolution, according to information on October 24, it is said that it was limited to a maximum of 2.7K 30fps resolution for differentiation from Mavic Air and Mavic 2.
The Japanese version with 1100 mA battery halves flight time, but weighs less than 200g, so the restrictions imposed by Japanese drone flight rules are also greatly relaxed.
(Note: When the propeller guard is installed, its weight will be over 250g / 200g)

DJI Mavic Mini shooting example

With the DJI Mavic Mini, you can shoot such aerial videos.
Drone Aerial View MavicMini Saipan Aqua Resort Club
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SAKURA DRONE 2020 : Aerial view of cherry blossoms with DJI Mavic Mini
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Drone shooting Odaiba Gundam Unicorn 4K
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DJI Mavic Mini product introduction

DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Box It is a box of Fly More Combo. The Japanese version has the notation "199g" (bottom right).
Note: Models for North America and China are not allowed to fly outdoors in Japan due to the Radio Law.
DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Package included A set of things included with Fly More Combo.
Comparison to DJI Mavic Mini and Parrot MiniDrones Airborne Night A comparison photo with MiniDrones Airborne Night released in 2015 by Parrot.
Comparison to DJI Mavic Mini and Parrot Bebop Drone A comparison photo with the Bebop Drone released in 2014 by Parrot.
DJI Mavic Mini with Propeller guard Photo with the propeller guard attached. It becomes quite big. The weight will also exceed 200g.
Convert aerial video by DJI Mini 2 to 3DCG model in Meshroom and display in blender With free software called Meshroom, you can generate 3DCG objects from aerial videos shot with drone. See below for details.

DJI Mavic Mini price and release date

Reservations have been accepted on the DJI official site from 09:00 on October 30, 2019. Shipment is scheduled for November 11th(US). The price is USD399.00(46,200JPY) for Mavic Mini and USD499.00(59,400JPY) for Fly More Combo set.
  • DJI Mavic Mini

    DJI November 11, 2019 USD399.00

    Included items: Mavic Mini main unit, controller, gimbal protector, 1 battery, 1 set of spare propeller, various charging / connection cables, 1 set of 2 spare control sticks, 2 spare screws (6), screwdriver

    Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo

    DJI November 11, 2019 USD499.00

    Included items: Mavic Mini main unit, controller, gimbal protector, 3 batteries, 2WAY charging hub, 360 ° propeller guard, carrying case, DJI 18W USB charger, 3 spare propellers, various charging / connection cables, spare control stick 1 set (2), spare screws (18), screwdriver

    Buy at Amazon.com(US) Buy at Amazon.co.uk(UK)

  • DJI Fly

    DJI Photo / Video Free

    It is a control application for DJI Mavic Mini drone. The DJI Fly app is designed to make it easy for anyone to fly a drone. Intuitive interface and spacious camera view. An easy-to-understand flight tutorial that allows you to quickly master flight operations. A search function that allows you to see a good-looking flight location and nearby GEO areas. Advanced editing features including various tools and templates that can be edited and shared immediately.


    Michele Vagnetti Photo/Video Free (with in-app purchase)

    This App will let you fly your DJI Drone like never before! it's especially design for provide the best VR FPV flight, prepare your self to an immersive flight experience!

    view the details(App Store)

DJI Mavic Mini compatible smartphone

DJI Mavic Mini compatible smartphones are the iPhone series upgraded to iOS 10.0 or later, or the Android smartphone upgraded to Android 6.0 or later. Specific model names are listed at the bottom of the DJI Fly app's official site(DJI) in the “Compatibility”section.

DJI Mavic Mini model number

DJI Mavic Mini has models for North America and China that only support 5.8 GHz frequency, and models for Europe and Japan that support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. In addition, there are 1100mAh models for Japan and 2400mAh models for other regions. Pilots need to be careful because the frequency of 5.8 GHz cannot be used outdoors in Japan (including Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc.).
Destination North America / China Europe Japan
Body model number MT1SS5 MT1SD25
Remote control model number MR1SS5 MR1SD25
Supported frequency 5.725-5.850 GHz 2.400-2.4835 GHz, 5.725-5.850 GHz
Standards supported FCC(North America)、SRRC(China) CE(Europe)、MIC/CE(Japan)
Included battery 2400 mAh (Li-ion 2S) 1100 mAh (LiPo 2S)
Flight in Japan Flying outdoors is prohibited Subject to therevised Aviation Law. Not subject to therevised Aviation Law.

DJI Mavic Mini charging time and usable time

Charging time Usable time
Controller 120 min. 6 hours(iOS device)
2 hours(Android device)
Battery(2400 mAh) 90 min. 30 min.
(When flying at 14 km / h in no wind)
Battery(1100 mAh) 50 min. 18 min.
(When flying at 12 km / h in no wind)
(Charge time is when using 18W USB charger supports Quick Charge 2.0)
Battery cannot discharge automatically. If the battery will not be used for more than 10 days, it is recommended to discharge the battery manually (let it fly) until the battery level between 39% to 75%.

MicroSD card for DJI Mavic Mini

About speed standards

The maximum bit rate of the Mavic Mini camera is about 40.36Mbps. As listed in the recommended SD card list on the DJI official site , UHS Class 3 (U3), Video Class 30 (V30), UHS-I or higher performance is required to record 2.7K video. Prepare a microSD card with the (U3) logo.

About capacity standards

For video capacity, it is assumed that FHD(1080p)-30fps will be about 248MB per minute, and 2.7k (1530p) -30fps will be about 291MB per minute. 2.7K video for one battery (18 minutes) is about 5.2GB in total, with 3 batteries (54 minutes), the total will be about 15.7GB. It looks good to have an SD card that supports the SDXC or SDUC standard with a minimum of 16GB, preferably 64GB or 128GB.

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