DJI officially released the newest product in the Yu series-DJI MavicMini on October 30, 2019
DJI officially released the newest product in the Yu series-DJI MavicMini on October 30, 2019. This brand new product is positioned as a lightweight and portable entry-level civil unmanned aerial photography aircraft, mainly for novice drone users and amateur aerial photography enthusiasts who have no previous flying experience. MavicMini has a body weight of only 249 grams, and a total of 2699 yuan basic model and 3399 yuan Changfei version of the two sets. Recently, we got the MavicMini Changfei suit and made a review of it.
At the beginning of the MavicMini’s launch, DJI was new to this family The positioning of the members is very clear, and the summary is simple: introductory, portable, and practical. In the current video shooting market, consumers are mostly shooting short travel Vlogs. Then the weight and volume of an aerial photography equipment becomes the primary consideration.
As a photography editor who reports on business trips all the year round, the author often Individuals have to carry many camera bodies and lenses, sometimes even tripods and flashlights, and are burdened. At this time, if you carry a standard-size drone similar to the Mavic2, it is obviously not enough. The MavicMini that was used for evaluation this time weighs only 249 grams, and the size is about the same as the iPhone 8P. It can basically be carried in the pocket, and the carrying pressure on the body is instantly reduced. In addition, the reason why DJI strictly controls the weight of the fuselage at the value of 249 grams is that in the current regulatory regulations on the safety weight of micro drones in many countries and regions, the registration threshold is mostly 250 grams. 250g, registration is required. This means that after users purchase the MavicMini, they can take off lightly without registration in the United States, Canada and other places.
As the core selling point of MavicMini, DJI even set the value of 249g Marked on the fuselage. Indeed, for a drone, such a light and small body can make people willing to carry it for multiple flights, and can fly freely in many small venues. So only in terms of the quality of the fuselage, the applicable scenarios of MavicMini are broader than Mavic2.
Through the above picture, we can see the aerial photography of multiple DJI stations The size of the airplane is compared. From bottom to top, there are six models: Phantom 4, Royal Mavic2, Royal Mavicpro, Royal MavicAir, Xiao Spark, and Royal MavicMini. Through this picture, you can intuitively see how small the size of MavicMini is.
Changfei suit is currently the most complete official accessories for DJI MavicMini The version includes aerial photography aircraft, remote control, two-way charging butler, three batteries, omnidirectional blade protection cover, charging plug, two charging cables, three remote control cables, spare blades, warranty card, manual, etc. .
It is especially important to mention that in this accessories, DJI upgraded the original charging manager to a two-way charging manager, which can hold three batteries for charging, making charging more convenient. When the user’s mobile phone needs to be charged, it can also be transformed into a mobile power bank to charge the mobile phone.
In terms of flight control, DJI is obviously The blade motor has been carefully optimized. The hovering of the aircraft after take-off and the stability of flying in any direction are quite high, and the aircraft can still maintain a stable attitude even under the invasion of wind speeds of category four.
In addition, MavicMini has three optional flight modes, namely Three gears of sporty, normal and stable. With the adjustment of these three-level flight modes, MavicMini is very easy to control. Especially in the steady mode, the speed of the aircraft is slowed down, and the inclination of the fuselage is also reduced. Even novices without any flying experience can quickly master it. If you add a blade protection net to the MavicMini, you can play MavicMini indoors in the steady mode.
In the sport mode, the aircraft can show good With its acceleration performance, it is easy to chase and take pictures of low-speed cars, and the aircraft movement speed and gimbal pitch speed changes very linearly. In the sport mode in time, the user can also accurately control the aircraft attitude.
MavicMini uses a brand new APP: DJIFly, the software interface The design is simpler and more intuitive than the previous DJIGO/DJIGO4, which is convenient for novices to use. And in the APP, DJI also intimately added the recommendation function of popular aerial photography locations, which is conducive to helping novice users to find the ideal aerial photography locations smoothly.
Although the size of MavicMini is small, it is equipped with wireless image transmission When the system is within 500 meters, the quality of the returned image is good, and there is little delay. However, the author did an actual test in an open area in Tianjin. The image transmission signal was at a height of 50 meters and a distance of about 500 meters. The image transmission signal delay and freezing began to appear. Although it does not directly affect the stability of the aircraft, If there are many obstacles around, it will still have a certain impact on flight safety.
Of course, even if the image transmission signal is lost, you don’t need to be nervous. This time DJI equipped MavicMini with an automatic return function, as long as there is a sudden signal loss Under the circumstances, the aircraft will arrive at the scheduled return altitude by itself and fly back to the preset take-off location. Of course, it should be noted that MavicMini does not have a forward-looking obstacle avoidance system, only the bottom of the fuselage is equipped with a lower detection sensor, so before returning home, determine the height of obstacles on the route and set the return height in advance.
MavicMini is equipped with a 12 million pixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor. The equivalent focal length of the camera itself is 24mm, which is a wide-angle pan-focus lens, and there is basically no need to worry about focusing.
From the actual photos taken in Huangling, Wuyuan, the 4K images produced by MavicMini have very high resolution, although they are only in JPG format, with color and shadows. The details are kept intact and can have a larger range of later adjustments. In addition, the sensor’s white balance and automatic light metering are adjusted accurately, and it is easy to shoot high-altitude aerial shots without manual adjustment in a uniformly illuminated environment.
In the video part, MavicMini supports 2.7K30FPS or 1080P60fps shooting format. Judging from the actual generated video images, the MavicMini with a mechanical three-axis gimbal is commendable for its image stability. No matter it is flying directly or flying sideways, there is no jitter in the image.
Especially in the 2.7K resolution mode, the definition of the generated video screen is good for viewing on mobile terminals such as mobile phones, and the smear phenomenon is also less. MavicMini is fully capable of dealing with daily Vlog video output.
In addition to basic photo and video shooting, DJIFly also provides MavicMini with four one-key video recording functions: skyrocketing, fading, surround, and spiral. These functions are very simple to operate. You only need to click on the screen to lock the subject to be shot, adjust the recording distance parameters, and then the drone can fly out many good video clips around the subject. After that, the aircraft will automatically return to the starting position. This function not only simplifies complicated flight operations, but also allows more novice flight users to experience different flying pleasures.
In less than a week of experience activities, DJI MavicMini gave The author left a deep impression. Although the MavicMini does not carry too many fancy functions, it has a sufficiently lightweight and portable body, extremely stable flight control software and mechanical gimbal, and more importantly, the affordable price of less than 3,000 yuan. The combination of the above advantages allows DJI’s new products this time to accurately penetrate and cover the vast market of civilian entry-level drones. The launch of MavicMini allows more new users who did not know about drone flight to get in touch with the magnificent feelings and excitement from the perspective of God for the first time. At the same time, it is also important for the exploration of lightweight and miniaturization of drones. step. In conclusion, MavicMini is worth recommending whether it is a novice user who is interested in drones or an experienced aerial photography veteran.
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