Consumer drones for the most part aren’t very big, which is a good thing in terms of portability. However, they are still big enough where it isn’t as simple as you packing them into a backpack and calling it a day, but if you are after something that small and portable, you might be interested to learn that DJI has since unveiled the DJI Mini 2.

The Mini 2 is the successor the the DJI Mavic Mini that was announced back in 2019, and naturally it comes with a host of changes and improvements over its predecessor. With the DJI MIni 2, DJI claims that the drone weighs in under 249 grams. For those concerned that it might be too small and light to fight against the wind, the Mini 2 is also boasting a level 5 wind resistance which should make it more than capable of flying on most days.

It will sport a similar foldable design that makes packing it up a breeze, and there are features like built-in GPS, up to 31 minutes of flight time, and also up to 10km of video transmission with OcuSync 3.0, which means that you can fly it for great distances while it maintains its video feed, which is actually kind of impressive for a drone of this size.

According to DJI President, Roger Luo, “Mavic Mini was a monumental breakthrough for DJI and for drone pilots across the world, as its unprecedented combination of weight, safety, performance, and overall value became the entry point for countless new drone pilots and fans. DJI Mini 2 enhances those key aspects, packing larger drone performance in an approachable, small design in the safest drone category that is perfect for beginners and will also impress more experienced pilots.”

The DJI Mini 2 is priced starting at $449 which includes the drone, a remote controller, and a battery.

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