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The DJI Mini 2 SE Review

The DJI Mini 2 SE Review

Is this the first time you are purchasing a new drone? DJI drones which makes some of the best drones on the market, from entry-level drones to high quality drones have added a great affordable upgrade to their popular DJI Mini SE with the DJI Mini 2 SE.

The equipped 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor camera delivers 12MP photos and up to 2.7K videos. Photography shooters from beginners to professionals can record wonderful times with family and friends, or obtain nature and it’s scenery while travelling. In addition the DJI Mini 2 SE is equipped with a 24mm focal length lens (effectively 35mm), but this also an extremely ultralight and portable camera drone. At less than 249 grams it can literally fit into most users palms.

DJI released their newDJI Mini 2 SE Foldable, the DJI Mini 2 SE Drone Quadcopter kit including the RC-N1 remote with the Pro Accessory Bundle, and the DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo foldable drone.

The DJI Mini 2 SE drone models adds to it’s already impressive lineup of drones. These include the DJI Mini SE Drone, DJI Mavic Mini, The Mavic Air 2, the DJI Mavic 3 and the DJI Mini 3 pro. An investment in a DJI Mini 2 SE is completely worth it as this is an amazing first drone for beginners or even as new drone for the experienced user.

Let’s delve into the beginners guide to the new DJI Drone and assist you in choosing which bundle is right for you.

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Design, Battery and Signal

Some classify the DJI Mini 2 SE as a beginner drone, however as mentioned earlier is great for the experienced flyer as well. The drone is compact, ultralight and very portable. It can also be operated by apps on iOS and Android devices. (Please note that the DJI Fly App is not on the Google Play store for Android any longer, however check with your smartphone manufacturer as it may be available as of March 2023).

The DJI Mini 2 SE provides 31 minutes of max flight time Mini 2 SE supports up to 10 km or 6.2 miles of HD video transmission at up to 60 fps or 2.7k resolution at up to 30 fps. Level 5 38 KPH wind resistance with a maximum take off level of 4,000 meters is also present.

The DJI Mini 2 SE is designed with a pair of propellers. With a 3 axis gimbal stabilization system, The DJI Mini 2 SE can deliver smooth imagery and full video.

This is not an FPV drone (First Person Viewer) which are illegal to use in the US as determined by the FAA. Therefore you can feel free to utilize this new drone to get quickshots, images and great video. An FPV drone may be legal in some countries and if you are outside of the US, we would recommend checking with your countries laws. FAA Certified UAV coaches are available to train and help you pass the FAA drone pilot test if you so choose.

In addition as this new drone is less than 250 grams it does not require registering with the FAA prior to usage. It is usable under the FAA exception for recreational flyers “drone pilots”.

The Lithium-Ion flight battery checks in at 2250 mAh, weighing 2.9 oz. Maximum charging power is 8.8 V. Plenty of charging power via USB-C charging hub. With the correct cables which are included such as the USB-C cable, the USB to micro USB and the USB to lightning cable, connecting to your android or iPhone is an absolute breeze.

To help with safety during transportation, the DJI Mini 2 SE batteries are set to hibernation mode before shipping. Easily install the battery into the charging station or the new drone first, then charge it fully with the compatible cable and activate the battery. Once the battery is activated, the user can press the power button once and then again while holding the button for two seconds to turn on the new drone.

We recommend having a spare battery or two to ensure that you have plenty of power to capture all the images and video shooting you need. A portable power bank charger would make a great accessory to help with this.

The DJI Mini 2 SE is equipped with a dual MicroSD card/MicroSDHC slot with a maximum of 128 GB of storage capacity.

DJI Mini 2 SE


Great Specs/Features

The DJI Mini 2 SE comes at a super price point.

The included DJI Fly app allows the user to have easy-to-follow flying tutorials covering all the flight modes, and tips and tricks to get your going. The DJI Fly App is no longer available on the Google Play Store for android but can still be found in the iOS app store. The DJI Fly app also provides the drone pilot a smart user interface, search functions to see nearby fly spots and GEO zones. In addition with the built in editor to the app, you can easily and quickly edit your cinematic video or images with tools and templates. These also allow for sharing work.

With just several taps, DJI Mini 2 SE automatically records and shoots cinematic-level videos to share directly on social media. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced “drone pilot”, the DJI Fly app assistants in providing awesome results with soundtracks and filters.

Offers a tremendous 83 degree field of view with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and minimum focusing distance of 3.3’.

The DJI Mini 2 SE offers several different Quickshot modes locking the image onto you while maneuvering based on which you chose. These include Helix, Rocket, Circle, Boomerang and Dronie. Dronie is basically the new drone taking a selfie of you.

4× Zoom enables you to transition between shots of varying distance and composition when shooting HD full videos. That means you can take clear, vivid great video and shots from a comfortable distance.

With the inclusion of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), with downward vision and a hovering range of 1.6 to 32.8' / 0.5 to 10 m, the DJI drone can hover stably in the air.

Press and hold the takeoff/landing icon, and the aircraft will automatically take off or land. This is accomplished with just one tap.

Select different shooting angles from Sphere, Wide Angle, and 180° panorama, and the DJI Mini 2 SE will do the rest, generating a great panoramic shot with one tap.

Video and Still Image Formats

The single shot new DJI drone offers the following image and video formats:

ISO Sensitivity: Photo/Video100 to 3200, Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter 1/8000 to 4 Seconds

Video Format at 2.7k, 2720 x 1530p at up to 30fps with a 40 MB/S bitrate on MP4 recordings. At FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080p at up to 60fps.

Single Shot Still Image Support of 12 MP (4000 x 3000)

Drone Sensor and Safety Features

Return to Home is one of the most important safety features on this mini drone. Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH allow you to rest easy during operation. The Return to Home feature is a failsafe built into the DJI drone that gets the drone back safely to a preset home point in the following scenarios:

  • When it loses connection to the remote controller

  • The battery life is getting too low

  • The user chooses to engage the Return to Home (RTH). Once the DJI Mini 2 SE detects the preset home point, it will descend automatically and land there.

  • With built in obstacle avoidance, the user should feel that much more at ease with operating these fantastic DJI drones.

Remote Controller

The DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller which is a joy to use comes with a 1280 x 720 display resolution with an operating temperature of 14 - 104F. Operating Frequency can utilize Wi-FI 2.4 GHz (2.400 to 2.4835) and the 5.8 GHz (5.725 to 5.850) Maximum Operating Distance 6.2 Miles.

Ocusync is a feature that will transfer the drone to a less used channel in the Wi-Fi spectrum if it detects interference.

Included Bundles

The DJI Mini 2 SE Review

The new DJI Mini 2 SE and the different bundles offered are fantastic to operate.

The DJI Mini 2 SE Foldable includes the following:
RC-N1 Remote Controller, RC-N1 RC USB-C Cable, RC-N1 RC Lightning Cable, RC-N1 RC Micro-USB Cable, Intelligent Flight Battery, Pair of Propellers, Propeller guard, 6 x Spare Screw, Gimbal Protector, screwdriver, USB-C Data Cable and a DJI USA Authorized Dealer Warranty

The DJI Mini 2 SE Drone Quadcopter Kit + Backpack Pro Accessory Bundle adds the following items to base DJI mini 2 SE box:

1 Year CPS Extended Warranty
Deco Gear Drone Photography Travel Backpack
Deco Gear Landing Pad 31.5" Double-Sided Reflective w/ Spokes & Carry Case
Lexar Professional 64GB 1066x Micro SDXC Memory Card with Adapter LMS1066064G

While the DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo Foldable Drone adds even more items:

3 x Intelligent Flight Battery, Two-Way Charging Hub, RC-N1 Remote Controller, RC-N1 RC USB-C Cable, RC-N1 RC Lightning Cable, RC-N1 RC Micro-USB Cable, Shoulder Bag, 3 x Pair of Propellers
18 x Spare Screw, screwdriver, Propeller Holder, Gimbal Protector, USB-C Data Cable and a DJI USA Authorized Dealer Warranty.

Additional add-on items may be purchased separately. Such as, carrying cases if not included, Micro SD memory cards up to 128 GB which these new drones can handle via their two slot system.

The Drone for You

The DJI Mini 2 SE, the DJI Mini 2 Drone Quadcopter kit and the DJI Mini 2 SE Fly more Combo Foldable drones are now available for purchase. Whichever bundle you it’s worth it. Whether you are a beginner looking for a starter drone, taking your new drone for it’s first flight looking to hone your skills with one of these great drones, or a more experienced drone operator, this new DJI drone it worth it.

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