In 2021, DJI Mini SE was released. The significance of this drone is to allow more ordinary consumers to experience aerial photography and afford aerial photography. Now, its upgraded version DJI Mini 2 SE is officially released. DJI Mini 2 SE has improved image transmission capability and battery life, but the weight remains below 249 grams.
DJI Mini 2 SE can succeed Mini SE and become a new entry-level drone, allowing more users to try and experience aerial photography. So what upgrades does the DJI Mini 2 SE have compared to the Mini SE, and which partners are they suitable for?
Let’s take a look at the comparison of parameters between Mini 2 SE and Mini SE, and what upgrades are in these.
The first is the power system. It can be seen that the DJI Mini 2 SE has a slight increase in both the maximum ascent speed and the maximum descent speed compared with the Mini SE. The maximum horizontal flight speed has also been increased from 13 m/s to 16 m/s. Maximum flight time increased by one minute. Under the premise of the same battery capacity and the same body size and weight, it is not easy to have these improvements in power. Because without changing the battery capacity and the weight of the fuselage, the improvement of the power system can only optimize the propellers and motors.
Compared with Mini 2 SE, Mini SE supports Galileo (Galileo) satellite navigation system in satellite navigation, which is a global satellite navigation and positioning system developed and established by the European Union. This is one of the four major navigation systems in the world. It can be seen that the Mini 2 SE already supports three of them. Supporting more navigation systems means that UAVs can face more complex scenes, and the positioning accuracy and stability will be further improved.
The Mini 2 SE uses the same 12MP image sensor as the Mini SE. Mini 2 SE photos support RAW format files. Everyone knows that JPG (GPEG) and RAW are two photo file formats, the former is a compressed file, and the latter is a lossless file. The JPEG format is a compressed format that stores less detailed color information. RAW is a lossless format, which has a wider adjustment space, and there will be no data loss in the adjusted image. Due to the difference in the amount of information, the JPEG format can be adjusted in a limited range in the later stage, while RAW retains richer layers and details and can be adjusted in depth.
In terms of image transmission, the DJI Mini 2 SE is equipped with the DJI O2 image transmission system, which can support image transmission effects up to 10 kilometers away. Of course, this is not possible to achieve a 10-kilometer video transmission anywhere. In cities with severe interference, the actual video transmission distance may be less than 5-6 kilometers. Mini SE uses WIFI image transmission, which is criticized by people. WIFI image transmission is unstable, and the image transmission distance is also very short. The actual flight is basically 500 meters to 1 kilometer. Moreover, the WIFI image transmission operation is also more troublesome. It is more troublesome to connect the aircraft to the WIFI of the mobile phone.
DJI Mini 2 SE supports DJI’s latest DJI RC-N1 remote control. Compared with the old one, the new remote control not only brings farther and more stable image transmission but also has a better feel and ease of use than the Mavic mini remote control. It would be even nicer if the Mini 2 SE could be updated to use the DJI RC remote control.
After comparing the parameters, it is time to compare the prices. DJI Mini 2 SE is divided into a stand-alone version and a free flight package, the prices are 2388 yuan and 3188 yuan respectively. The free flight kit includes DJI Mini 2 SE aircraft, 2 additional smart flight batteries, RC-N1 remote control, 3 pairs of propellers, propeller restraint, shoulder bag, and other accessories.
If you want to fly comfortably and for a long time, the author recommends buying the free-flying suit. The price of the DJI Mini SE stand-alone version is $300, and the price of the package suit is $400. Compared with the price, the DJI Mini 2 SE stand-alone version is $58 more expensive, and the package suit is $72 more expensive. Although the price has increased slightly, it is still the most affordable DJI drone at present.
For novice users and users who want to try aerial photography, DJI Mini 2 SE is a very suitable product. On the one hand, the purchase pressure is low. Even if you buy the package suit, the price is close enough to the people, so that users with small budgets can afford it and experience it.
On the other hand, there is less pressure for beginners to experience aerial photography. Novices are relatively unfamiliar with the operation of drones. There are many cases of bombing due to mistakes. However, because the price of the DJI Mini 2 SE is low, even if the drone is bombed, the loss is minimal. Therefore, the pressure during the aerial photography experience is also low.
For ordinary consumers who want to try aerial photography and experience drone flying, and novice users who want to get started with aerial photography, DJI Mini 2 SE is definitely the first choice for experience and practice.
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