DJI Mavic Mini review

DJI Mavic Mini drone weighs just 249g, and folds up into a neat package. But its price will also impress high fliers

5 Star Rating
DJI Mavic Mini
(Image: © DJI)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The DJI Mavic Mini is the lightest truly premium drone around. It’s relatively affordable compared to DJI’s other quadcopters, and while it doesn’t do quite as much - there’s no 4K video capture or collision sensors, its pros outweigh its cons tenfold - it fits in a large pocket, doesn’t need to be registered with your local aviation authorities, has great battery life and captures sensationally smooth footage without costing the earth. 


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    Light and compact

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    Great battery life

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    No registration needed

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    Fantastic stabilization


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    No 4K video capture

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    No collision sensors

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The DJI Mavic Mini weighs just 249g, which means it’s one of the few video-centric camera drones that doesn’t need to be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK, or the Federal Aviation Administration in the US. It’s also DJI’s lightest, most affordable drone, fits in a large pocket and has a range of up to 2.5 miles. 

• Update: The Mavic Mini is still available in some outlets but has now been replaced by the more advanced DJI Mini 2, which is the one we would recommend now.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.