(Pocket-lint) - DJI has softly released a new drone successful the US. Called the DJI Mini SE, it costs $299 and is disposable from respective retailers.
From what we tin tell, the caller drone is an updated, cheaper mentation of the Mavic Mini. It costs $100 little than that model. The main quality betwixt the 2 is the Mini SE uses the $449 DJI Mini 2’s chassis, offering less exposed screws and improved arms and upwind velocity resistance. It besides packs lighter, much almighty LiPo batteries, propellers, and a charging hub.
The Mini SE has a USB-C charging port, too, alternatively of micro-USB. It besides doesn't request to beryllium updated to get 24p video oregon manual ISO settings. Unfortunately, determination is nary 4K video (or adjacent 4K printed connected the lens) - conscionable 2.7K and 1080p. It apt lacks photograph upgrades arsenic well.
There are a mates accessory things to note: The Mavic Mini artillery charging hub can't complaint the Mini SE battery, and portion the Mini SE tin usage the Mavic Mini’s battery, the powerfulness is decreased. But the Mavic Mini DIY Creative Kit, Mavic Mini Snap Adapter, Mavic Mini Propeller Holder, and Mavic Mini Intelligent Flight Battery (international mentation only) are each compatible with Mini SE.
Lastly, the Mini SE's value is nether 249g, truthful nary request to registry it successful the US. But it volition spell implicit 250g if you usage the Mavic Mini’s artillery with it.
If immoderate of this interests you, the DJI Mini SE is present disposable to bargain from Amazon and different retailers successful the US. No connection yet connected UK availability.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published connected 16 August 2021.