It’s also crazy light at 249 grams
*UPDATE: The Mavic Mini is available for pre-order in the Philippines as well for Php 20,699 for the standard kit and Php 26,500 for the Fly More combo.
If DJI’s popular Spark drone is compact for you, the Chinese drone manufacturer took a step further with the Mavic Mini. DJI’s latest drone is a few millimeters smaller than the Spark and is 50 grams lighter as well. It’s so small, you don’t need to register it through the FAA—if you are living in the US.
Like the Spark, DJI promises a 30-minute battery life on the Mavic Mini, along with a 4km maximum range. While it uses the same 12-megapixel sensor, the Mavic Mini can shoot 2.7k video at 30FPS.
Because of its size, the Mavic Mini lacks the sensors for obstacle avoidance, so you might want to be more careful using it in places that have trees, walls, and the like.
DJI president Roger Luo emphasized that the Mavic Mini is designed more for fun, everyday use and not as an intense aerial imaging workhorse.
The Mavic Mini is available for pre-order in the US in either the standard package for $399(~Php 20.4k) or the Fly More combo at $499 (~Php 25.5k).