DJI has announced the Mavic Mini for the Malaysian market just one week after its global unveiling. Priced starting from RM1,599, the DJI Mavic Mini is a versatile drone that’s somewhere between the Spark and the Mavic Pro.
Weighing at just 249g, the DJI Mavic Mini is an ultra-light folding drone that’s designed to be portable, easy to fly, without losing any flight or video quality. Because of its weight that is less than 250g, it is exempted from regulations that apply to other, heavier drones.
To design a drone as lightweight, compact yet capable as Mavic Mini was one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever tackled at DJI. Distilling top-of-the-line features into a palm-sized drone is the culmination of years of work, and we are excited to bring a new class of drones to the DJI lineup. Mavic Mini’s extended flight time, ultra-light weight and high-quality camera makes it the everyday flycam. Most importantly, it’s easy to fly and comes with an intuitive app, making it the perfect drone for first-time pilots and those thinking about their first drone. Mr. Kevin On, DJI’s Global Marketing & Communication Director
The DJI Mavic Mini is capable of 30 minutes of flight time, with strong Wi-Fi transmission signals up to 4KM delivering live HD video feed.
Besides that, it is also capable of recording 2.7K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 frames per second, or 12-megapixel photographs using the 1/2.3-inch sensor. A three-axis motorized gimbal supports and stabilizes the camera, ensuring the footage is smooth and cinematic, making it perfect for sharing on social media.
Pair it with the new DJI Fly app, anyone can fly the DJI Mavic Mini and easily capture great aerial footage. The app has dedicated tutorials to teach new pilots how to fly the Mavic Mini, there’s even preset editing templates that help you create videos quick and easy.
Here are several modes that pilots can fly the Mavic Mini with:
- Position Mode (Basic operations)
- Sports Mode
- CineSmooth Mode (Smoother, more cinematic shots)
There are also pre-programmed flight maneuvers known as Quickshots that pilots can select to get the shots they want.
- Rocket – Mavic Mini flies straight up into the air with the camera pointing downward following your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Circle – Mavic Mini will circle around your subject at a constant altitude and distance.
- Dronie – Mavic Mini flies backward and upward, with the camera tracking your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
- Helix – Mavic Mini flies upward and away, spiraling around your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
Of course, the DJI Mavic Mini comes with new accessories that help the pilot make the best out of their newly purchased drone. These accessories include:
- 360° Propeller Guard: Provides a 360° guard around the propellers for added safety.
- Charging Base: Charge and display your Mavic Mini with this unique, illuminated station.
- Propeller Holder: Travel easier with the propeller holder that locks the props into place.
- DIY Creative Kit: Personalize your Mavic Mini with custom stickers or draw your own design.
- Snap Adapter: Attach a toy building brick or a mini LED display to write custom messages.
- Mini Travel Bag: A travel bag that fits your Mavic Mini and the remote controller perfectly.
- Two Way Charging Hub: Charge up to three Mavic Mini batteries or use the charging hub as a power bank.
Price and Availability
The standard DJI Mavic Mini package will retail for the price of RM1,599, which includes the Mavic Mini itself, a remote controller, one battery, extra propellers, and all necessary tools and cables.
Whereas the Mavic Mini FlyMore combo will cost RM1,999 and will come with everything from the standard package, along with a 360-degree propeller cage, 2-way charging hub, two additional batteries, three sets of extra propellers, and a carrying case.