DJI Mini 2 compared to Mavic Mini, Air 2, 2 Pro/Zoom and Phantom 4 Pro

Now that almost all the specifications of the yet-to-be-released DJI Mini 2 are known, it seemed to make sense to compare this latest DJI drone to the previous models. Here’s the compared to the DJI Mavic Mini, Mavic Air 2, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, and the V2.0.

Hat tip to P. Morrell!

Updated with new DNG/RAW info and 4K at 100Mbps!

DJI Mini 2 compared to Mavic Mini, Air 2, 2 Pro/Zoom and Phantom 4 Pro

Before diving in, there are a few things to point out. We still do not have confirmation on three important aspects of the DJI Mini 2:

  • RAW photo capability
  • Auto-Exposure Bracketing
  • Video bitrate

However, based on all the other information that is available, the DJI Mini 2 seems to be the best bang-for-your-buck drone for many drone enthusiasts and people just starting out.

Another benefit of the DJI Mini 2 is that in the U.S. you don’t need to register the drone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) if you fly it recreationally. In other , you can fly the Mini and Mini 2 without a license at all, so that combined with 4K video and Ocu-Sync 2.0 might well make the Mini 2 the best travel drone money can buy.

Here’s how the various DJI drones compare.

DJI Mini 2 compared on photography capabilities

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 1/2.3” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12MP
FOV: 83°, 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO Range: 100-3200 photo
Electronic Shutter: 4-1/8000s
Auto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB): ???
JPEG & DNG/RAW! confirmed
Modes:
– Single shot
– Panorama
DJI Mavic Mini 1/2.3” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12MP
FOV: 83°, 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO Range: 100-3200 photo
Electronic Shutter: 4-1/8000s
Auto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB): No
JPEG only
Modes:
– Single shot
– Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
DJI Mavic Air 2 1/2″ CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12MP and 48 MP
FOV: 84°, 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO Range: 100-6400 manual at 12 MP
Electronic Shutter
JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Modes:
– Single: 12 MP and 48 MP
– Burst: 12 MP, 3/5/7 frames
– AEB: 12MP, 3/5 Frames at 0.7EV Bias
– Timed: 12 MP 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 seconds
– SmartPhoto: Scene Recognition, HyperLight, and HDR
– HDR Panorama:
* Vertical (3×1): 3328×8000 pixels (Width×Height)
* Wide (3×3): 8000×6144 pixels (Width×Height)
*180° Panorama (3×7): 8192×3500 pixels (Width×Height)
* Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 pixels (Width×Height)
DJI Mavic Air 1/2.3” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12MP
FOV: 85°, 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO Range: 100-3200 manual photo
Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s
JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Modes:
– Single shot
– HDR
– Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
– AEB: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
– Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
– Pano:
* 3×1: 42°×78°, 2048×3712 (W×H)
* 3×3: 119°×78°, 4096×2688 (W×H)
* 180°: 251°×88°, 6144×2048 (W×H)
* Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 (W×H)
DJI Mavic 2 Pro 1” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 20MP
FOV: about 77°, 35 mm Format Equivalent: 28 mm
Aperture: f/2.8–f/11
ISO Range: 100-12800 manual photo
Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s
JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Modes:
– Single shot
– Burst shooting: 3/5 frames
– AEB: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
– Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s
– Interval RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom 1/2.3″ CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12MP
FOV: about 83° (24 mm); about 48° (48 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (24 mm)–f/3.8 (48 mm)
ISO Range: 100-3200 manual photo
Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s
JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Modes:
– Single shot
– Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
– AEB: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
– Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s
– Interval RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 1” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 20MP
FOV: FOV 84° 8.8 mm/24 mm (35 mm format eq.)
Aperture: f/2.8-f/11
ISO Range: 100-6400 manual photo
Mechanical Shutter Speed: 8-1/2000 s
Electronic Shutter Speed: 8-1/8000 s
JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Modes:
– Single Shot
– Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames
– AEB: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
– Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
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DJI Mini 2 compared on videography capabilities

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60p
Bitrate: 100Mbps rumored
DJI Mavic Mini 2.7 K: 2720×1530 25/30 p
FHD: 1920×1080 25/30/50/60 p
Bitrate: 40Mbps
DJI Mavic Air 2 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120/240 fps
4K Ultra HD HDR: 3840×2160 24/25/30 fps
2.7K HDR: 2688×1512 24/25/30 fps
FHD HDR: 1920×1080 24/25/30 fps
Bitrate: 120Mpbs
D-Cinelike, Normal
DJI Mavic Air 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Bitrate: 100Mpbs
DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Bitrate: 100Mpbs
Dlog-M (10bit), support HDR video (HLG 10bit)
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Bitrate: 100Mpbs
D-Cinelike
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 H.265
C4K: 4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps
2.7K:2720×1530 24/25/30p @65Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 48/50/60p @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30p @50Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 48/50/60p @65Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD:1280×720 24/25/30p @25Mbps
HD: 1280×720 48/50/60p @35Mbps
HD: 1280×720 120p @60Mbps
H.264
C4K: 4096×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30p @80Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 48/50/60p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30p @60Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 48/50/60 @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30p @30Mbps
HD: 1280×720 48/50/60p @45Mbps
HD: 1280×720 120p @80Mbps
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Dji Mini 2 Compared To Mavic Mini, Air 2, 2 Pro/Zoom And Phantom 4 Pro 1

DJI Mini 2 compared on weight

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 249 grams
DJI Mavic Mini 249 grams
DJI Mavic Air 2 570 grams
DJI Mavic Air 430 grams
DJI Mavic 2 Pro 907 grams
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom 905 grams
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 1,375 grams
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Flight-time comparison for the DJI Mini 2

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 31 minutes
DJI Mavic Mini 30 minutes
DJI Mavic Air 2 34 minutes
DJI Mavic Air 21 minutes
DJI Mavic 2 Pro 31 minutes
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom 31 minutes
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 30 minutes
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Transmission comparison for the Mini 2

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 Ocu-Sync 2.0, 10 km or 6.1 miles
DJI Mavic Mini Enhanced WiFi, 4 km or 2.5 miles
DJI Mavic Air 2 Ocu-Sync 2.0, 10 km or 6.1 miles
DJI Mavic Air Enhanced WiFi, 4 km or 2.5 miles
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Ocu-Sync 2.0, 10 km or 6.1 miles
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Ocu-Sync 2.0, 10 km or 6.1 miles
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Ocu-Sync 2.0, 10 km or 6.1 miles
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Dji Mini 2 Compared To Mavic Mini, Air 2, 2 Pro/Zoom And Phantom 4 Pro 2

Operating temperature range comparison

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
DJI Mavic Mini 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
DJI Mavic Air 2 14° to 104°F (-10° to 40°C)
DJI Mavic Air 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
DJI Mavic 2 Pro 14° to 104°F (-10° to 40°C)
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom 14° to 104°F (-10° to 40°C)
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
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Max Wind Speed Resistance comparison

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 8.5-10.5 m/s or 19-23.5 mph (Scale 5)
DJI Mavic Mini 8 m/s or 18 mph (Scale 4)
DJI Mavic Air 2 8.5-10.5 m/s or 19-23.5 mph (Scale 5)
DJI Mavic Air 29 – 38 kph or 18-24 mph
DJI Mavic 2 Pro 29 – 38 kph or 18-24 mph
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom 29 – 38 kph or 18-24 mph
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 10 m/s or 22 mph (Scale 5)
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Price comparison

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Model Sensor
DJI Mini 2 $449 and $599 for Fly More Combo
DJI Mavic Mini $399 and $499 for Fly More Combo
DJI Mavic Air 2 $799 and $988 for Fly More Combo
DJI Mavic Air Out of production
DJI Mavic 2 Pro $1,599
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom $1,349
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 $1,599
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Dji Mini 2 Compared To Mavic Mini, Air 2, 2 Pro/Zoom And Phantom 4 Pro 3

Dji Mini 2 Compared To Mavic Mini, Air 2, 2 Pro/Zoom And Phantom 4 Pro 4

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