RAW format coming to the Mini 2 is another big boon for aerial photographers who want to fine tune their images in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Capture One. Just take a look at the details we were able to recover from processing a RAW image in the comparison above.
Additionally, if you shoot video at 1080p you’ll be able to crop in digitally by up to four times, or two times for “loseless” magnification.
What’s more, the drone still weighs only 249 grams, making it so small and light that you don’t even need to register it with the FAA.
DJI Mini 2 Image Samples
The Mini 2 also features upgraded motors that provide up to 31 minutes of flight time – a minute longer than last year’s model – and it can withstand winds up to 24mph. More impressively, the range of the Mini 2 has been extended from 4km (2.49 miles) to 10km 6.21 miles thanks to the company’s new OcuSync 2.0 transmission technology. The only thing that feels lacking about the drone is it only features forward- and bottom-facing proximity sensors.
The DJI Mini 2 is available now and it comes at a starting price of $449 for the standard package, which includes a DJI Mini 2, remote controller, and one battery. The $559 Fly More Combo includes a few more accessories including a charging hub, carrying case, remote controller, and three batteries,
Kevin Lee is IGN’s Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam