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DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray

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DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray
DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray



  • The compact yet powerful Mavic Mini camera drone is the perfect creative companion, capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary
  • Weighing less than 0.55lbs by 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. In the United States and Canada, you can fly this camera drone without the need to register your drone with the government
  • Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior camera stability and ensures clear, Ultra-smooth footage
  • Mavic Mini’s weight allows it to stay in the air longer than similar consumer FlyCams on the market. Enjoy up to 30 minutes of flight time with a fully-charged battery
  • DJI Fly App requires iOS v10.0, Android v6.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, S10, S9 Plus, S9 , S8 Plus, S8, S7 edge, S7, S6, Note9, Note8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20, P10, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 10, nova 5, nova 4, nova 3e, nova 2, Honor 8X, 10, 9, 20 Pro, Magic 2, Mi 8, MIX 2S, MIX 2, Redmi Note 5, Oppo Find X, R15, Vivo NEX, X27, X21, X20A, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, LG V20, LG G6

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Specification: DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray


6.3 x 3.15 x 0.39 inches


0.026 ounces




1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


2019, October 29



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11 reviews for DJI Mavic Mini – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray

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  1. Nathan

    For everything this drone offers, it’s a fair price point. It’s reliable, portable, long flight time (~23 minutes), 2.7k & 1080 video, 1 ½ mile range (FCC), and under 250 grams!

    Anyone looking to get their first drone or a new highly portable drone cannot go wrong with this new DJI Mavic Mini.

    I will try to update this review and make it more personal as I continue to fly the Mavic Mini.

    Below is some of my first impressions and important details for anyone looking to own this drone or new to the hobby. I broke this into sections so you can focus on the items you are interested in as it’s a tad long.

    The reason behind the 4 star review is due to the follow items/issues:

    •SOFTWARE CONS (fixable with updates)
    -Buggy “DJI Fly” app software
    -App kills phone battery when flying
    -Outdated DJI GEO fencing
    -RTH beeping can’t be disabled/silenced
    -RTH does not look for landing pad
    -No Local Data mode to avoid data collection by DJI/China in “DJI Fly” app

    -No collision detection sensors
    -Uses WiFi and not Ocusync
    -No Smart Controller support
    -Uses micro usb and not usb-c
    -No Aircraft beacon receiver (DJI AirSense)
    -Drone feels like cheap plastic
    -Fly more case is a tight fit
    -Controller micro-usb port is square
    -Unable to charge controller while battery charges (3 battery dock)

    The fly more combo for $100 more is hands down worth the extra money ($399 vs $499). If you ordered the missing items separate, you’d be paying significantly more, so it’s a great deal.

    -Drone battery: $45 each ($90)
    -Propeller guards: $19
    -DJI fly more case: unavailable
    -Charging hub: $39
    -Extra propellers/screws: $12

    I ordered my Mavic Mini Combo from Apples website due to being the only one with two day delivery. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and directly from DJI we’re all LONG shippings times.

    While this drone sadly only uses Wifi, the range is still very impressive. DJI claims you can reach a distance of 2 ½ miles in the United States (FCC), however anyone in the US can expect about 1 ½ miles of range under normal flight conditions. Depending on your location this will vary due to two different models released.

    •Model MR1SS5:
    -5.8 GHz: 4000 m (FCC); 2500 m (SRRC)

    •Model MR1SD25:
    -2.4 GHz: 2000 m (MIC/CE)
    -5.8 GHz: 500 m (CE)

    —FLIGHT TIME——————————
    DJI claims this will fly off one fully charged battery for 30 minutes! While this claim is under perfect & windless conditions, I would say you can expect about 20-25 minutes on a typical flight. Flight time will depend on multiple factors like temperature, wind speed, flight speed, video recording, altitude, GPS signal, distance from controller, and WiFi interference. While this is less than advertised, it is still very impressive for a drone of this size and price.

    —FLIGHT SPEED——————————
    The Mavic Mini can fly in three different modes depending on the pilot’s needs. The default mode (P), sport mode (S), or cinematic mode (C). The below shows how fast the drone travels in meters per second (m/s) depending on flight mode.

    •Max Speed (near sea level, no wind)
    13 m/s (S), 8 m/s (P), 4 m/s (C)

    •Max Ascent Speed
    4 m/s (S), 2 m/s (P), 1.5 m/s (C)

    •Max Descent Speed
    3 m/s (S), 1.8 m/s (P), 1 m/s (C)

    —PHONE APP——————————
    In order to fly this drone, you’ll want to download the new “DJI Fly” app from your App Store. This app will be how you see all of the drones status, outputs, camera feed, adjust settings, and update the firmware. This does enforce Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) restrictions on places DJI thinks you should not fly and will warn you or it’ll not let you take off or enter this air space. This app works side by side with the included controller and will require you to connect your phone/device to operate before your first flight.

    I recommend using an Apple iPhone for best results, however android phones are also supported. Before your first flight you are required to register and update the drone for the first time using the DJI app. Afterwards it’s optional and possible to operate the drone with only the included controller and not have a phone connected (not recommend). Remember if you do this you will not be able to see the camera, drone stats, or edit settings.

    It is HIGHLY recommended you also download the FAA (US) app “B4UFLY” in order to double check the air space you plan to enter does not have legal restrictions that DJI might not be aware of.

    While the drone does come in at 148/149 grams (including SD card) and does not require registration in the United States, be warned if you add ANYTHING to this drone (maybe even a sticker) you run the risk of breaking the law if it reaches 250 grams if it is not registered. Note, that if you use the propeller guards you will be way over the 250 gram weight limit!

    Also, I want to point out, DJI does make another battery for the Mavic Mini that weighs 50 grams less for Japan’s flight restrictions with 18 minutes (vs 30) of reported flight time. If you needed to cut weight, this would be the best option.

    —RETURN HOME——————————
    It’s important that if you plan to use this feature, you take off straight up and pause a few feet off the ground so the drone can capture the return home point.

    If the drone does disconnect from the controller/phone or the button is pressed, it will start the set Return To Home (RTH) procedure automatically. It’s also important to make sure the RTH Altitude is set above the highest structure around before you fly away. When the drone enters RTH, it will stay at is current altitude if already above your setting. If below your setting, it will gain the needed altitude for a safe return. Afterwards it will turn in your direction and fly straight back to the home point. Then, it will descend in altitude until landing. Note that this drone does not include collision avoidance sensors and it’s extremely important you set the minimum RTH altitude to avoid crashing.

    DJI Mavic Mini battery’s are rated for 200 cycles. It is not recommended to continue use after 200 cycles.

    Dis/charge the battery to 40%-60% if it will not be used for 10 days or more, as it can greatly extend the battery life.

    Drone Battery Options:
    •[30] 2400 mAh (90 min recharge time)
    •[18] 1100 mAh (50 min recharge time)

    Controller Battery Option:
    •2600 mAh (120min recharge time)

    You should not use the drone in severe weather conditions, strong wind, snow, rain, smog, hail, and lightning.

    Its recommend you only operate the drone in temperatures between 32° to 104℉. This is primarily due to battery issues that can arise with extreme temperatures.

    If the wind exceeds 18 mph you should land or not take off with this drone. With that said occasional wind gusts above this should not be an issue as long as you fly with caution. Remember that wind speed will usually increase with altitude.

    While the drone is lightweight and may not damage/hurt “as much” with its small form factor compared to 250+ grams drone, it still brings risks and can cause serious injuries. Add to the fact that it offers ZERO collision avoidance sensors that DJI are well know for in the other Mavic models. The risk of collision is very likely if you are inexperience or not paying attention. If flying indoors, I would highly suggest you attach the propeller guards to avoid damage to your surroundings and the drone.

    This is a big topic nowadays and with DJI being based out of China it brings a red flag. Anyone getting this drone should be aware that DJI/China is watching! The app is chinaware and is collecting your information/data. Once collected this sits on China servers doing who knows what. Just be cautious of what you give this app access to.

    Next we have two other services all DJI drones support named “DRONE TO PHONE” and “AEROSCOPE”. In short, all DJI drones yell out your information for anyone who know how to read it over the air. I list more detail on both app’s below.

    Coming soon will be a public DJI “DRONE TO PHONE” app that will allow anyone within 1.5 miles to freely see your information including but not limited to the current drone & controller location, flight status, device serial numbers, drone altitude, and more… in real time from any smart phone while you fly your DJI drone. This to me brings risk of random people not only knowing all about your drone in the air but also where you the controller is operating from. Who knows what they will decide to do with this information… but I can’t think of many good reasons.

    On top of this they already market/sell a larger scale version of this called “AEROSCOPE” that allows the same information to be viewed when within 30 miles. I do like the idea of this a lot more, as it’s not in public hands. This version can be pricey and more for airport/no fly zone safety.

    With all that being said, I would like to end this section saying that DJI is one of the top drone companies in the world, but I felt a warning was definitely worth mentioning.

    —US/FAA LAWS——————————
    The following apply to ANYONE operating ANY unmanned aircraft as a hobbyist:

    -Only fly for recreational purposes
    -Only fly within visual line of sight
    -Never fly 400ft+ above ground/structure
    -Never fly in a restricted zone (B4UFLY)
    -Never fly above events/groups of people
    -Never fly near emergency responses
    -Never fly near manned aircrafts
    -Register if drone is 250 grams or more

    That last one is key because of how this drone is marketed. If you add ANYTHING to the Mavic Mini (including propeller guards), you will be over 149 grams and be breaking the drone takeoff weight limit without registration.

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  2. Amazon Customer

    My wife got this for me for Christmas. I’ve only flown it a few times. I was going straight up the other day to get over some trees to photograph a property when suddenly it randomly flew straight into a 100 foot tall tree. It is still up there. I could hear it beeping when I activated the find my drone feature. I called DJI and waited on eternal hold for over an hour and fifteen minutes before I hung up. I emailed them and have not heard anything. I will never buy another DJI product again in my life and I would highly discourage anyone from buying one.

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  3. Juan M.

    This drone requires the new DJI Fly app. This is different from DJI Go. The android version of the app is only certified for a handful of newer android devices. (Even though it states 6.0 and higher) Make sure you check the DJI website for compatible devices before purchasing. I was unable to install it both a Galaxy Note 4 (andriod 6.0) or a newer Galaxy Tab A (Android 8.0). Fortunately, I was able to install it on my wife’s iphone 7, but feeling pretty frustrated this is to market without a ready android app. Edit: It appears that DJI Fly is exclusively designed for 64 bit devices — both android and ios. Make sure your device is 64bit. I had to purchase a new 8″ Samsung Galaxy tab with the 64bit snapdragon processor and was able to install the program on it. Why DJI decided to couple the lowest tech drone they have designed with the highest tech operating system is a mystery.

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    A perfect choice for beginners. Awesome technology. Had a bit of a problem with the connection from the remote into the phone….the jack on the phone was opposite of what remote intended so it didn’t quite reach. My BF was overdue for a new cell so he got a new one and it was clear sailing. The video is insane steady and crystal clear. My BF tells me this the best gift he ever received.

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    Nunca lo pude volar. la batería tenía un error, mala experiencia con producto de dji

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  6. roberto sanchez

    Excelente producto. Original, funciona bien y me salió incluso más barato que en la tienda oficial de DJI.

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  7. NewYorker

    The product is very good and flies excellent indoors. Now when you want to take it flying outside please first verify where you live with DJI’s geo System to avoid not being able to fly your drone. Below is a summary of information I gathered from a Mavic mini forum:

    – DJI uses a Geo System that “locks” you out from flying in restricted zones.
    – Normally, you can “self unlock” or “custom unlock” a blue “Authorization Zone” at Fly Safe
    – This functionality is not yet available with the Mavic Mini. Estimated firmware release is “late December”.

    In other words, any authorization requests for a “blue” zone will be denied until they update the aircraft’s firmware in “late December.”

    So please have this in mind when purchasing this product or if you prefer to be a beta tester for DJI go ahead. I think this is completely unacceptable. DJI please for future, release mature tested products to the market. Or otherwise on next new release it will be wise to at least wait 6 months until all firmware updates are also released to avoid this serious headache.

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  8. NewYorker

    I’ve made bunch of pictures so you have an idea what’s in the box. Because I’m cheap, I bought standard Mini for 399. Ended up buying extra battery, charger, carry case – paid more. This is a good drone, even when you loose connection it flies back to where it took off. Easy to fly, but only one bottom sensor, makes me feel it’s not best for beginners. Just because it’s small you still need some experience and watch YouTube videos on how to operate safely. I’m recommending this drone, just buy combo for 499 and save money. Flight time about 26-27 minutes, remote controler will start beeping at 5 minutes of flight time left. Comfortable altitude (before you start losing signal) up to 80 meters, maxed at 120 meters (400 feet). Before you fly update software + calibrate compass. Like this review, so other droners can see.

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  9. joel mattila

    Excelente precio de buen fin , llego en perfectas condiciones, espectacular.

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  10. roberto sanchez

    This Quadcopter blows away any other quad I’ve owned or flew, and that’s several! The distance achieved without loss of signal (In LOS and without residential 2.4gHz WiFi interference or obstructions) is easily over 2.75 miles (or) 4.42 kms! Keep in mind this is an extremely light quad so achieving that distance with enough battery to RTH safely WILL require very little wind. Elevation was 280ft throughout this distance test, and wind gusts on avg at that elevation were only 12-18kph. Proof of a Mavic Mini owner achieving this (and more!) on a YouTube vlog can be seen here:
    All in all a super buy for anyone in a country were weight restrictions limit your ability to fly greatly like here in Canada! At 249gr with a battery capable of 20-30 min flights and a boatload of flight functions and editable settings, a 6yr old could fly this quad better than most adults! My ONLY GRIPE is unless you have a smartphone attached to the remote with PLENTY of IDE (or) SDcard space, dealing with prerecorded flight videos can be frustersting. My Samsung S6 has limited built-in SDcard space and no aux SDcard option so dealing with a 5 min raw video and turning it into useable .mp4 video means offloading the video on the SDcard in the Mini, not a prob as I purchased the high quality 128gb card DJI suggested but only have (on average) about 1.5gb free space. So encoding videos from quad to phone is ONE at a time. Pulling out the SDcard from the Mini to bypass this issue leaves the video uncoded, with flight info along the entire bottom of screen, GPS coordinates and elevation and such, plus not all devices will play the video if its not ‘downloaded’ from Mini to phone prior to needing to view or edit it yourself. Other than that it’s nearly a 5-star quad!
    4.5-stars and 👍👍👍👍👍thumbs up DJI

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  11. Tony Muckleroy

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     I built a quad several years ago. It was very difficult to fly and had no camera, gimbal, etc… I’ve heard a lot about DJI over the years, so I decided to try the Mavic Mini with the $400 price (this was double what the parts cost me for my first drone!) My phone didn’t support the DJI Play app, so after BUYING A NEWER PHONE I was able to fly the Mavic Mini. I am blown away! Stable, smooth, I am VERY happy with my purchase. Video is clear, sharp, and excellent frame rate. More than enough for personal use, or even YouTube videos.

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