DJI Mini 2 review

The ultra-lightweight DJI Mini 2 drone does an impressive job of balancing features, weight, and price

5 Star Rating
DJI Mini 2
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The DJI Mini 2 is the drone the flying community had hoped for last time; a premium machine which costs significantly less than other high-end drones, side-steps some of the legal frustrations, but still has a stabilized camera, 4K video and Raw stills. It also brings the radio technology pros prefer, together with battery life to beat most high-end machines. The downsides are few and forgivable, though the lack of compatibility with its predecessor’s batteries will be disappointing if you plan to upgrade.


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    Light and compact

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    Excellent battery life

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    No registration needed

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    4K, Raw & fully stabilized camera


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    Limited object tracking

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    Price hike over Mavic Mini

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    Better, but not flawless, in crosswind

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    QuickShots are 1080P

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The DJI Mini 2 drone has a take-off weight of just 249g, meaning that it doesn’t need to be registered with the Federal Aviation Authority in the USA, and (assuming you’ve not added to the weight with accessories) falls in the C0 class of the ‘Open Category’ in the UK & Europe. That makes it an obvious choice as the best drone for beginners.

The Mini 2 is not altogether new. In fact, if you follow DJI’s progress, it’s aesthetically probably the least dramatic product update the firm has ever made. Then again, it’s also one of the quickest - it's just 53 weeks since its predecessor the DJI Mavic Mini was launched. And a lot has happened inside the almost unchanged (and already very good) airframe, not to mention a complete replacement of the controller.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook