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Today at 14:00 pm the countdown for "Fly as you are" from the drone manufacturer DJI ran to zero. As previously leaked, the new DJI Mavic Mini discontinued in the shop. A keynote should also have taken place; but the YouTube stream broke off shortly before 14:00 p.m., so I'm not so sure anymore: D If a keynote was on, you will probably be able to find it later on the DJI YouTube channel. Here you get the official information about the new DJI Mavic Mini drone.
As a Mavic Mini - The FlyCam for everyone you can buy the small drone in the DJI shop, which has already become known through leaks. Not only the name has been confirmed; the price of 399 € has also proven to be true. The Fly More Combo, which - as with previous models - contains more accessories, costs € 499. You can be very comfortable on the product page also order suitable microSD memory cards with 64 GB or 128 GB. Of course, these come from SanDisk, a manufacturer that I also like to recommend;) For € 15 there is also a DIY creative set with stickers and markers that are intended to decorate the drone.
The take-off weight of just 249 grams is also a rumor that has been confirmed. This is not only good because it makes the drone extremely portable, it also has other advantages. In Germany, for example, there is no labeling requirement, and in Austria you can fly the DJI Mavic Mini at a height of up to 79 meters (horizontal flight speed not factored in) due to the 30 joule rule without special permission. There is also a special version for Japan that is even lighter (see below). However, this also has a weaker battery and does not fly as long.
The technical data from the DJI Mavic Mini data sheet partially coincides with the data that has already been leaked. For example, the weight, as already noted in some sources, is 249 grams, which means that the Mavic Mini is not subject to mandatory labeling in Germany, which largely justifies the German slogan “Everyone can fly”. Here is an overview of the most important data:
More info: Product page in the DJI Shop
The scope of delivery of the DJI Mavic Mini depends of course on whether you choose the regular offer or the "Fly More Combo". Experience has shown that the latter offers a financial advantage over buying the standard offer separately and the accessories that are still included. I have listed what you can expect in each case in the following:
So the price has come true. For 399 euros for the standard edition and 499 euros in the Fly More Combo package, beginners get a good offer. You can expect high quality from DJI, the camera won't disappoint either, and you can also buy the matching SD memory cards on the product page. Ideal for the Christmas business when you want to order a complete range quickly and easily. With the large package, the two available memory cards and the DIY creative set, you can quickly get to 581 euros. You can certainly do without the latter gimmick; the SD card requirement should be calculated.
The official DJI website states that the use of the smartphone in connection with the remote control of the DJI Mavic Mini requires the DJI Fly App is required. This should be compatible from iOS 10.0 and Android 5.0. However, I have not yet found this app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. It is also not yet listed on the DJI app page. It will probably only appear in the coming days. The delivery time for the drone is currently 12 to 19 working days, so that shouldn't be a problem;)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.