The DJI Mini 2 drones are much lighter, smaller drones with a larger number of flight, camera and power functions.
More and more people are deciding to buy a drone for their own use. In recent years, sales of these products have grown due to the versatility of the drone. This device can be used both for entertainment purposes and as an aid for companies involved in logistics, marketing, construction, surveillance, etc.
What is the DJI Mini 2?
The DJI Mini 2 is a small and inexpensive drone recently released. This device is a technological advance of the first DJI Mini and one of its main features is its weight, as it is no more than 250 grams and has dimensions of 245 x 289 x 56mm. It is a very economical technological device since it does not exceed €500. It is capable of 4K video recording. The camera sensor is a 1/2.3″ 12 MP CMOS sensor and the lens has the following characteristics: 83° field of view and f/2.8 aperture.
What are the main camera parameters of the DJI Mini 2?
As discussed above, the DJI Mini 2 is equipped with:
- A 1/2.3″ 12 MP CMOS camera sensor.
- The lens has the following features: 83° field of view and f/2.8 aperture.
The camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, thus it does not impair the movement of the drone, wind or sudden changes of direction. In addition, this electronic device allows you to take photos in RAW format.
What are the maximum photo and video resolutions supported by the DJI Mini 2?
- The maximum video recording resolution of the DJI Mini 2 drone is 4K / 30fps.
- The video size available is:
- 4K: 3840×2160 at 24/25/30 fps
- 2.7K: 2720×1530 at 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
- FHD: 1920×1080 at 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
- In addition, it also has the ability to capture moments with photos. The maximum photo resolutions supported by DJI Mini 2 are:
- 4000 × 3000 (4: 3) / 4000 × 2250 (16: 9).
On the front of the device there is a built-in camera that allows users to record in 4K resolution and capture photos thanks to its 12MP sensor where there are also two integrated air intakes that allow the device to be cooled while the user is using it. It also has a built-in LED light that, depending on its colour or flashing, indicates to the user the status of the device.
A microSD slot is built into the back of the DJI Mini 2. Thanks to it, the quality of photos and videos is at its highest. However, when the microSD card is not installed, the quality and resolution of photos and videos will be lower (720p resolution), so it is recommended to install the microSD card to take advantage of all the functionalities and developments of this electronic device.
How fast does the DJI Mini 2 fly?
Before flying the drone, certain factors must be taken into account that the drone owner must be aware of at all times. The current regulations must be taken into account and you must know in which areas you can fly a drone and in which areas you cannot. The European drone regulations that came into force on 31 December 2020 affect all types of drones, regardless of their weight and size. It includes all the rules that must be followed to fly these technological devices, so the recommendations and rules mentioned in this document must be followed in order for the flight to be legal.
You must also take into account the restrictions of the areas and locations where you plan to film. There are places where video recording and image capture is prohibited. To be aware of this, there are numerous websites on the internet that allow us to find out what these restrictions are.
The speed of the DJI Mini 2 drone is 4.7 metres per second in good conditions, i.e. no wind. The flight time is approximately 31 minutes. The environmental conditions at the time the drone is to be flown should always be taken into account, as they can be detrimental to the drone. The DJI Mini 2 has significantly improved wind resistance while in flight, with the ability to withstand winds of up to 38.5 km/h, and in these winds, the drone is able to remain completely static, despite its low weight, thanks to its built-in stabiliser.
The DJI Mini 2 can reach an altitude of up to 500m and the maximum take-off altitude is 4000m, always taking into account the regulations and restrictions of the place where the drone is to be flown.
Finally, it is important to mention that you should download the official DJI Fly app, which is used to adjust the different settings of the drone and the camera. This app is available for both Android and iOS.
What sensors does the DJI Mini 2 have?
The camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, so it is not affected by the movement of the drone, wind or sudden changes in direction. Another new feature of the DJI Mini 2 is that it allows users to take photos in RAW format and includes a number of modes programmed into the device: Circle, Helix, Dronie, Helix, Rocket and Boomerang among others.
The back of this electronic device is equipped with a USB Type-C port with two functions: charging the drone’s battery when it is not in use and transferring files in video or photo format to the computer. The back of the drone also features a Micro SD card slot.
Underneath the DJI Mini 2 are sensors that help the drone’s stability and positioning.