DJI is continuing its momentum and has announced the DJI Mini 2 SE, a sub-249g drone that can sit in the palm of your hand. The Mini 2 SE’s low weight, small size and folding legs means that it’s ultraportable and regulation-friendly in most territories.
Its camera features a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting 2.7K video or 12MP still images. As usual, the camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal to mechanically stabilise the footage and photographs.
Although you need to keep the Mini 2 SE within eyesight to fly legally, it’s capable of transmitting HD video over up to 10 km and it has a flight time of up to 31 minutes on a single battery charge.
DJI has given the Mini 2 SE its QuickShots and Panorama modes to make it easy to capture more creative video and stills. There’s also a 4x digital zoom feature available when shooting HD video.
According to DJI, the Mini 2 SE has Level 5 wind resistance and is capable of hovering in a stable position in wind up to 10.7 m/s.
Unlike the DJI Mini 3 Pro, which has a 12/48MP 1/1.3-inch type sensor, the Mini 2 SE has no object avoidance sensors.
DJI Mini 2 SE price and availability
The DJI Mini 2 SE is set to go on sale on 22nd March with a price of £339 / € 389 for the drone and all you need to get flying. Alternatively, its available for £459 / €529 in the DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo which also includes three batteries, a charging station, a bag and a few spares.
The price of the Mini 2 SE makes it DJI’s most affordable currently available drone and a good choice for beginners. Those wanting 4K video capability without the expense of the DJI Mini 3 Pro should take a look at the DJI Mini 3.