The DJI Mavic Mini was released around this time last year, so it's not surprising that we're beginning to hear rumblings regarding the DJI Mavic Mini 2. New rumors are pointing towards this diminutive drone featuring 4K video, which is an impressive step up from the original Mavic Mini's 2.7K video.
The updated DJI Mavic Mini 2 will also have a 12MP camera, so it seems that there won't be any significant upgrade from the original Mavic Mini's sensor. However, moving from 2.7K video to 4K video is a huge leap – and will likely prove to be very attractive to photographers or videographers in the market for a new drone. It could also mean that there are some attractive Mavic Black Friday deals in store, too.
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As reported by Photo Rumors, the original DJI Mavic Mini was pretty revolutionary due to its incredibly light weight. Weighing in at just 249g, this tiny drone is one of the few video-centric drones that doesn't need to be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK, or the Federal Aviation Administration in the US.
Considering that registering a drone means having to pass a test and pay a nominal fee, skirting below the 250g limit means that the DJI Mavic Mini gives its users the freedom that all drone operators used to be able to enjoy.
With that in mind, we can't imagine that DJI will tip the DJI Mavic Mini 2 over the weight limit. However, combining 4K video with a featherlight weight will certainly make the DJI Mavic Mini 2 a formidable proposition in the drone world.
There have been some rumors that the Mavic Mini 2 could be appearing in the last few months of 2020, but it's worth taking that with a pinch of salt.
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