Hey guys! I wanted to jump on real quick to tell you about my experience while using my DJI Mavic Mini. The Mavic Mini is a relatively new drone from DJI and from my experience, it is a great drone for someone who wants to get into aerial photography without breaking the bank. At the end of this post, I’ll show some of the photos that I was able to capture while using this drone in Mexico for new years!
First, the Mini was super easy to set up. Before my trip, I decided to get familiar with the controls and moving through the air. FYI, it’s not as easy as Sam Kolder makes it out to be! I took the drone out front of my house, connected it to the DJI app and started to fly all within a matter of 5 minutes, making the connection process fairly painless.
Second, what makes this drone so special is how light it is! At under 250 grams, you don’t need to register it with the FAA in the U.S. to be able to operate it. According to DJI’s website, “weighing under 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. This makes it exceptionally portable and places it in the lowest and safest weight class of drones, which in many countries may exempt it from certain regulations.” This lightness makes it very easy to transport and for my trip to Mexico I was able to pack it into a small bag alongside my camera.
Finally, the camera sensor in this drone is a workhorse! I could not be more thrilled with the quality that you get for just a couple hundred dollars as opposed to other drones that will cost up to several thousand dollars. The Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos, making this camera versatile enough to use in any situation.
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Here are the example shots that I was able to capture on my trip: