DJI launches palmed-sized Mini 2 SE drone

DJI has launched a new lightweight, palmed-sized drone, the DJI Mini 2 SE. It’s the latest addition to the DJI Mini series and looks ideal for both beginners and experienced pilots.

Build

DJI has designed the Mini 2 SE drone to be foldable which, together with its small form factor, makes it ultraportable. It also weighs only 8.8 ounces (249 g) which means that the Mini 2 SE is exempt from drone regulations in several parts of the world.

Camera

The Mini 2 SE’s camera has a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor so you can shoot 2.7K HD video and take 12-megapixel photos. The camera also has a four-times digital zoom so you can change the composition when shooting HD videos. In addition, the new drone has a three-axis gimbal that should help ensure your videos are stable and smooth.

Flight controls

DJI Mini 2 SE
Image courtesy: DJI

The Mini 2 SE has several smart features which make it easier for you to use it in a wide range of flight scenarios. The flight controls also include one-tap takeoff and landing, stable hovering, and DJI’s Return to Home feature. In addition, the Mini 2 SE has intelligent flight presets, including QuickShots and Panorama.

Other features

The Mini 2 SE has DJI’s O2 Transmission technology. This gives you a maximum video transmission range of 10 km with excellent anti-interference capabilities. The new drone also has a battery that gives you a maximum flight time of 31 minutes. In addition, the Mini 2 SE has Level 5 wind resistance. This means that at a wind speed of 10.7 m/s, the drone will still hover steadily to keep your images stable.

What we think

The Mini 2 SE looks like a great drone for beginners. It has a range of automated flight controls to give you the confidence you need to take your first steps as a drone pilot. However, it still has enough features to keep more experienced drone users entertained. It’s also priced very competitively, so it won’t break the bank if you buy it as a second, take anywhere, drone.

Pricing and availability

The DJI Mini 2 SE drone will be available from the DJI store and authorized retailers from March 22 this year. The basic drone will cost $369 while the DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo package will be $519.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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