Mavic Mini: Hands-On Review of the Everyday FlyCam

Mavic Mini: Hands-On Review of the Everyday FlyCam

By Kelly Shores -2020-01-06

Mavic Mini: Hands-On Review of the Everyday FlyCam

Have you been waiting for a drone that strikes the ideal balance between price, performance, and ease of use? Introducing Mavic Mini – The Everyday FlyCam!

DJI has completely reinvented the modern-day drone. Opening up the world of aerial photography to beginner and experienced pilots, Mavic Mini is the perfect addition to any content creator’s arsenal. The Everyday FlyCam removes many of the barriers that may have existed for people who, in the past, might have considered a drone too complicated or expensive. Mavic Mini builds on the flight performance of the Mavic series and simplifies the flying experience with the new DJI Fly app. Let’s take a closer look at what Mavic Mini can do!

Design

Weighing just 249 g, Mavic Mini is smaller and lighter than all of its predecessors, giving you the ultimate flexibility to capture moments whenever you like. Unlike other DJI drones that feature quick-release propellers, Mavic Mini propellers are screwed on, which helps to preserve the weight of the drone. A 3-axis stabilized gimbal is located at the front of the drone, which is protected by a camera guard. And a microSD card slot is located on the back, providing a convenient location to change your storage quickly.

Mavic Mini

Camera Performance

The Everyday FlyCam has a 1/2.3-inch sensor that shoots 2.7K video at 30 fps, 1080p video at 60 fps, and 12MP images, which are ideal resolutions for capturing social media content. If you wish to slow down footage, then 1080p at 60 fps is the best option you have with this drone. The footage produced is clear, crisp, and with a great level of detail. And speaking of the perfect shot, the 3-axis motorized gimbal produces cinematic footage that looks like it came from bigger and more expensive drones.

Ease of Use

Flying has never been easier. Mavic Mini brings pure joy to every user with its simplified flight experience. Despite its small size and light weight, this drone flies every bit as well as its bigger and heavier Mavic predecessors. With GPS and downward vision sensors, it can hover precisely both indoors and outdoors. And because of its incredibly compact size, Mavic Mini can fly in smaller spaces easily and safely.

Mavic Mini: Hands-On Review of the Everyday FlyCam

Flight Performance

Depending on your flight requirements, Mavic Mini offers Position, Sport, and CineSmooth flight modes that can be accessed in the DJI Fly app. Position is the default flying mode, which utilizes GPS and the downward sensor. Sport mode lets you fly the drone quicker, but you should pay attention to the movement of the gimbal. CineSmooth mode slows the movement of the drone down so you can obtain the perfect aerial shot.

Mavic Mini

DJI Fly App

One of the highlights of this new drone is the DJI Fly app, which promises a simplified flight experience for all users. The app contains complete guides and videos that will get you flying in next to no time. In addition, Creator Templates give you cool transitions, text, and music that let you create and share cinematic video on social media instantly. Even if you have never shot or edited video before, the combination of these easy-to-use functions will inspire you to create amazing social media content. This new app also features multi-track video editing, which gives you convenient templates and extra editing functionality. Shooting, editing, and sharing can all be done in-app, and this makes the whole process incredibly easy.

Mavic Mini: Hands-On Review of the Everyday FlyCam

QuickShots

If you are yet to master manual flight techniques, Mavic Mini comes with a variety of QuickShots, which are preset flight modes that you can access at the touch of a button.

  • Rocket: The drone will ascend while keeping you centered in the frame.
  • Dronie: Create the perfect up-and-away move that’s become very popular on social media.
  • Helix: Make the drone orbit around you with the revolutions getting higher and farther.

These shots are truly amazing, incredibly easy to perform, and will add a creative touch to your work.

Mavic Mini QuickShot

Connection & Battery Life

The transmission feed connects to the controller via Wi-Fi, and Mavic Mini offers up to 4 km HD video transmission. Battery life is great, giving you up to 30 minutes of flight time to capture all the footage you need.

Mavic Mini: Hands-On Review of the Everyday FlyCam

Mavic Mini Fly More Combo

This convenient kit contains three Intelligent Flight Batteries, three pairs of spare propellers, a two-way charging hub, and a carrying bag to keep your drone and accessories safe. The size of this kit is small enough to fit into a backpack very easily, and it has everything you need to fly. Since the flight time is up to 30 minutes per battery, you can get up to 90 minutes of flight time with this kit. The batteries charge via a micro USB port, which supports 18-watt fast charging.

The Verdict

Mavic Mini combines plenty of powerful features with a streamlined flight experience at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Its tiny form factor makes it incredibly easy to throw it in a bag for your next adventure. This is a great drone for content creators that want an easy-to-use drone that still delivers on core features. Mavic Mini is not just for beginners, the Everyday FlyCam is an extremely capable, well-balanced drone that would make a wonderful addition to any aerial photographer’s arsenal.

Comments (1)
February 18, 2020

Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

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