The DJI Mini SE drone that was recently leaked with ‘help’ from Walmart will be released on July 15th. The drone will be priced at $299, which practically makes it a no-brainer for anyone who is looking to get into the drone hobby.
DJI Mini SE release date is July 15th
The DJI Mini SE basically is the original DJI Mini with the new DJI controller. At least that is what the leaked images suggest. However, in some photos, we can still see the old foldable remote controller.
According to our exclusive DJI source, Mr.D, the ‘new’ DJI Mini SE will become available on July 15th and will retail for $299.
The main drawbacks of the Mini SE are the inferior WiFi connection, 2.7K video recording at a measly bit rate of 40 Mbps. The resulting poor video quality was the main reason for DJI to introduce the Mini 2 only one year after the launch of the original back in 2019.
While the DJI Mini SE will arguably be the best bang-for-your-buck DJI drone, you may want to consider getting the DJI Mini 2 instead. The Mini 2 provides a much better transmission signal, called Ocusync 2.0, that not only results in more range but specifically in a more robust connection between the drone and the remote controller. Furthermore, the Mini provides 4k video recording capability at 100 Mbps which results in a better dynamic range and richer overall color profile in your videos.
The DJI Mini 2 is somewhat more expensive at $449 but offers in my opinion a better value.
Mark your calendars, the DJI Mini SE will be available on July 15th for $299.
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