DJI Mini 2 vs Mavic Mini: Which ultra-light drone should you buy?

DJi Mini 2 vs Mavic Mini
(Image credit: DJI)

In this DJI Mini 2 vs Mavic Mini comparison guide we help you pick the best drone option from last year's best-selling drone and its more expensive successor – and help you find the best prices on these must-have beginner drones.

The 2019 Mavic Mini represented a marked change for DJI. It wasn’t the first time they’d reached out to mainstream consumers, but it definitely seemed the most completely successful presentation of a product which could be an aspirational Christmas gift or a useful creative’s accessory.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 DJI Mini 2DJI Mavic Mini
Take-Off Weight249g 249g
Size159 x 203 x 56mm160 x 202 x 55mm
Folded size138 x 81 x 58mm140 x 82 x 57mm
Diagonal span213mm213mm
SensorsForward + DownwardDownward
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Row 0 - Cell 0 DJI Mini 2DJI Mavic Mini
Horizontal Speed16 m/s13 m/s
Ascent Speed5 m/s4 m/s
Descent Speed3.5 m/s3 m/s
Maximum wind resistance10.5 m/s8 m/s
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 2DJI Mavic Mini
Axis3 (pitch, roll, yaw)2 (pitch, roll, yaw)
Tilt-110˚ to 35˚ (-90 to +20˚ ctrl)-110˚ to 35˚ (-90 to +20˚ ctrl)
Pan-20 to 20˚-20 to 20˚
Tilt speed100˚/s120˚/s
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 2DJI Mavic Mini
FCC (USA) Range Limit10km / 6.2 miles4000m / 2.5 miles
CE (UK/EU) Range Limit6km / 3.7 miles2000m / 1.25 miles
Battery5200 mAh2600 mAh
Phone Grip space / thick92mm wide 160 mm long / 8.5mm thick
Live View Quality8 Mbps / 720p4 Mbps / 720p
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 2DJI Mavic Mini
Resolution4000 x 3000 pixels4000 x 3000 pixels
Sensor size1/2.3-inch1/2.3-inch
ISO range100-3200 (3200 auto)100-3200 (1600 auto)
Effective focal length (EFL)24mm (83˚ FOV)24mm (83˚ FOV)
FormatsJPEG or DNG (Raw)JPEG
ModesSingle Shot, Interval, AEB, Panorama (Sphere, 180˚ and Wide)Single Shot, Interval
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 2DJI Mavic Mini
Resolution4K @ 30 fps / 2.7K @ 30fps / 1080P @ 60fps2720 x 1530 @ 30fps / 1080P @ 60fps
Bitrate100 Mbps40 Mbps
Max zoom4x digitalNone

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