Back in 2019, DJI launched their first drone under 250g, following by the second-generation MINI 2 in 2020 and now they launched the third model of their smallest drone named MINI SE. This new ultra-light drone is positioned between the Mini 1 and Mini 2. Despite that many hoped for an impediment avoidance system, this function stays obtainable just for the Mavic Air 2 and Pro sequence.
Besides the MINI 2 type propellers and new battery, the DJI Mini SE seems equivalent to the primary technology Mavic Mini, with a 2.7K@30fps digicam and as much as half-hour of flight time. The first rumors confirmed the MINI SE with a Mavic Air 2 distant controller, which proved to be faux information. The SE has the identical transmitter and vary because the first-generation of Mavic MINI.
While the DJI Mini SE and DJI Mini 2 are powered by the identical capability 2 cell 2250 mAh battery pack they’ve a distinct flight time (on paper no less than). The MINI SE has in optimum flight circumstances half-hour battery life and the MINI 2 31 minutes.
DJI Mini SE versus Mini 2 in-depth comparability information
The desk under will attempt to examine crucial specs of each compact DJI drones. I highlighted with inexperienced the place the brand new DJI MINI SE excels and pink the place the older Mini 2 continues to be higher.
|DJI MINI SE||DJI MINI 2|
|Size||Folded: 138×81×58 mm
Unfolded: 159×203×56 mm
|Folded: 138×81×58 mm
Unfolded: 159×203×56 mm
|Weight||249 grams||249 grams|
|Max bit price||40Mbps||100Mbps|
|Photo mode||JPG||RAW + JPG|
|Digital Zoom||NO||4K: 2x, 2.7K: 3x, and FHD: 4x|
|Communication||Enhanced Wi-Fi||OcuSync 2.0|
|Range||4KM for FCC
2.5KM for CE
|10KM for FCC
6KM for CE
|Wind resistance||8.5-10.5 m/s (Level 5)||8.5-10.5 m/s (Level 5)|
|Intelligent flight modes||QuikShots (Circle, Dronie, Helix, and Rocket)||Panorama, Hyperlapse, One Tap, and QuikShots (Circle, Dronie, Helix, Rocket, and Boomerang)|
|GPS Follow me||No||No|
|Optical circulate sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Remote controller||Old, Mavic Mini type||New, Air 2 type|
|Battery||2s/2250 mAh||2s/2250 mAh|
|Flight time||half-hour||31 minutes|
|Release date||July 2021||November 2020|
|Price at DJI||$359||$449|
Bottom line: Worth paying extra for DJI Mini 2 over MINI SE?
The reply is simple in case you are in search of a long-range 4K drone, the DJI MINI 2 is the best choice proper now. It is barely barely costly than the brand new MINI SE, but it surely comes with a twice higher flight vary and 4K@30fps as an alternative of only a 2.7k@30fps digicam.
On the opposite hand, in case you are on a decent price range in search of a pleasant newbie drone, the DJI MINI SE is a superb selection.