As famous by Drone DJ, the DJI Mini SE is basically a less expensive model of DJI’s unique Mini. In our evaluation of the Mini in 2019, we referred to as it ‘the proper drone for freshmen.’ In 2020, the DJI Mini 2 got here out. In our DJI Mini 2 evaluation, we remarked that the Mini 2 constructed upon the wonderful idea of the unique Mini and included important enhancements. The Mini 2 launched at $450, $150 dearer than the brand new Mini SE.
The Mini SE is extra a non secular successor to the unique DJI Mini than a substitute for the Mini 2. Whereas the Mini 2 information 4K video, the Mini SE provides the identical 2.7K video decision as the unique Mini. That stated, the Mini SE makes use of the identical barely redesigned physique because the Mini 2. Talking of sharing options with the unique Mini drone, DJI has delisted it following the discharge of the Mini SE.
|The DJI Mini SE weighs solely 249 grams, placing it within the lowest weight class of drones.|
At 249 grams (8.8 oz.), the Mini SE is about the identical weight as some smartphones. DJI writes, ‘Weighing below 249 grams, DJI Mini SE is nearly as mild as the typical smartphone. This makes it exceptionally transportable and locations it within the lowest and most secure weight class of drones, which can exempt it from sure rules in lots of nations.’
When folded, the drone’s dimensions (L x W x H) are 131 x 81 x 58mm. Unfolded with propellers, the drone is 245 x 289 x 56mm. When it comes to further specs, the drone has a most ascent pace of 4 meters per second and a max pace (with no wind) of 13 m/s. The Mini SE has a most tilt angle of 30° and a most angular velocity of 150°/s.
In our protection of the Mini SE leak in June, we questioned what distant the Mini SE would ship with, the Mini distant or the improved Mini 2’s distant? Because it seems, it is the previous.
As talked about, the DJI Mini SE shares its imaging pipeline with the unique Mini. The Mini SE drone information 12MP aerial photographs and as much as 2.7K Quad HD movies utilizing its 1/2.3″ CMOS picture sensor. The built-in lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal size of 24mm and an F2.8 aperture. The drone’s ISO vary for photograph and video is 100-3200. The drone features a 3-axis motorized gimbal. When flying, the distant maintains an HD video feed at as much as 4km (2.5mi). The drone is rated for as much as half-hour of flying with a completely charged battery.
The DJI Mini SE comes with quite a few ease-of-use options, together with QuickShots. With QuickShots, you may set the drone to robotically carry out preset motions, together with Dronie, Rocket, Circle and Helix. The drone additionally features a CineSmooth mode. This slows down the Mini SE’s flight pace and actions for extra precision and stability. It is a helpful mode when flying in tight areas, too. The Mini SE comes geared up with a 360° Propeller Guard to guard the drone and other people within the space. It additionally has superior sensors to hover exactly.
The accompanying DJI Fly app helps customers discover scenic places close to them. The built-in SkyPixel social media platform lets customers share aerial photographs and movies with different customers.
The DJI Mini SE is accessible now by means of DJI and licensed retailers. To study extra about DJI’s new $300, 249-gram drone, go to DJI.