The latest addition to the DJI Mini drone series is here! DJI has unveiled the new Mini 2 SE camera drone, bringing several enhancements to flight performance, image transmission, and intelligent features of previous-generation Mini SE aircraft. The photo and video quality, however, have been kept the same, indicating that the new DJI drone aims to woo beginners rather than those looking to upgrade from the sub-$300 Mini SE.
Weighing less than 249g, the Mini 2 SE is an ultraportable drone exempt from regulations in several parts of the world. Its 1/2.3-inch CMOS camera sensor films video at 2.7K and delivers photos at 12MP.
The drone comes with a maximum flight time of 31 minutes and up to 10 km of HD video transmission. Intuitive flight control features include one-tap takeoff and landing, stable hovering, and return to home (RTH), while intelligent shooting modes such as QuickShots and Panorama make creative photography possible even for novice pilots.
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Mini 2 SE is priced at $339 for the basic package and its Fly More Combo costs $489. DJI stresses that this drone is the perfect balance between ease of use, reliability, and affordability.
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that the new DJI Mini 3 with a 1/1.3-inch camera sensor for crisper details, vertical shooting mode for easy social media sharing, and 38 minutes of flight time is currently available for $469, which is a huge $90 discount on its typical selling price.
The deal on Mini 3 is so good that even the Mini 2, with its selling price of $449, pales in comparison. On that note though, one of the biggest differences between the Mini 2 and Mini 2 SE is that despite sporting the same camera sensor, the latter’s video filming abilities have been capped at 2.7K. The Mini 2, on the other hand, delivers 4K videos.
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The price point difference between the Fly More Combo of the Mini 2 SE and Mini 2 is identical to the standard offering. While the Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo is priced at $489, a similar package with extra batteries, propellers, and useful accessories sets you back by $599 when purchasing the Mini 2.
So, is this price difference enough for anyone to opt for the Mini 2 SE instead of the Mini 2 or even the Mini 3 at the current deal price? That, we guess, is something time will tell. For now, you can take a look at a detailed comparison between the Mini 2 SE, Mini 2, and Mini SE by clicking here.
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