Mini 2 SE vs. Mini SE vs. Mini 2: Most affordable DJI drones compared

Mini 2 SE vs. Mini SE vs. Mini 2,which is right for you? The Mini 2 SE stack up against its closest competitors, the Mini 2 and Mini SE.

DJI’s newest drone, the Mini 2 SE, is a super lightweight, sub-250-gram drone that’s ultra-portable and friendly to regulations. This means it’s exempt from registration and licensing requirements in many parts of the world. With an extremely affordable price of $339, and a Fly More Combo that includes extra batteries and a variety of useful accessories costing just $489, it’s quite a deal. But how does this new DJI drone stack up against its closest competitors, the Mini 2 and Mini SE? Let’s dive in and find out…

image-1381 Mini 2 SE vs. Mini SE vs. Mini 2: Most affordable DJI drones compared

When compared to the DJI Mini SE, the new DJI Mini 2 SE drone has made significant improvements in flight performance, image transmission, and smart features. One of the most notable differences between the Mini 2 SE and the Mini 2 is the video resolution. The Mini 2 provides 4K/30fps video with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, while the Mini 2 SE is limited to 2.7K/30p video. Let’s delve deeper into the complete comparisons:

SpecificationsDJI Mini 2 SEDJI Mini SEDJI Mini 2
Price (Standard package)$339$299$449
Max Flight Time31 min30 min31 min (International Version)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level4000 m3000 m4000 m
Max Wind Speed ResistanceScale 5Scale 4Scale 5
Max SpeedS mode: 16 m/s
N mode: 10 m/s
C mode: 6 m/s
S mode: 13 m/s
P mode: 8 m/s
C mode: 4 m/s
S mode: 16 m/s
N mode: 10 m/s
C mode: 6 m/s
Max Transmission Distance10 km (FCC)4 km (FCC)10 km (FCC)
Camera Sensor1/2.3-inch CMOS1/2.3-inch CMOS1/2.3-inch CMOS
Effective Pixels12 MP12 MP12 MP
Max Video Bitrate100 Mbps40 Mbps100 Mbps
Video Resolution2.7K/30p2.7K/30p4K/30p
Video Transmission SystemOcuSync 2.0Wi-FiOcuSync 2.0
Max Video Bitrate8 Mbps4 Mbps8 Mbps
Photo FormatJPEG/DNG (RAW)JPEGJPEG/DNG (RAW)
PanoramaSphere, 180°, and Wide AngleNot supportedSphere, 180°, and Wide Angle
QuickShotsDronie, Rocket, Circle, Helix, and BoomerangDronie, Rocket, Circle, and HelixDronie, Rocket, Circle, Helix, and Boomerang
Digital Zoom1080P: 4x zoom
2.7K: 3x zoom
Photo mode: 2x zoom
Not supported1080P: 4x zoom
2.7K: 3x zoom
4K: 2x zoom
Photo mode: 2x zoom
Video Resolution2.7K: 2720×1530 @ 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60p
2.7K: 2720×1530 @ 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60p
4K: 24/25/30p
2.7K: 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60p
Obstacle AvoidanceNot availableNot availableNot available
QuickTransferNot supportedNot supportedSupported
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C0°C to 40°C0°C to 40°C
image-1392-1024x576 Mini 2 SE vs. Mini SE vs. Mini 2: Most affordable DJI drones compared

If you’re in the market for a drone that weighs under 250 grams, it’s worth noting that the new DJI Mini 3 is currently available for purchase. It features a dedicated vertical shooting mode and a flight time of 38 minutes, and it’s being sold for $469. This is a significant $90 discount off its usual selling price.

FAQS

1.What is the difference between DJI Mini 2 vs Mini 2 SE?

The Mini 2 SE can record up to 2.7K video at 30fps from its 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, while the Mini 2 can record 4K video at 30fps or 2.7k at 60fps with the same sensor. The Mini 2 also supports digital zoom up to 4x in 1080p mode, while the Mini 2 SE does not.

2.Should I buy DJI Mini 2 or Mini 2 SE?

The only real difference between the two drones is the image quality they deliver. The Mini 2 SE stops at a video resolution of 2.7K at 30 fps, while the Mini 2 can offer 2.7K at up to 60 fps, and especially 4K (up to 30 fps).

3.What is the difference between DJI mini SE and mini SE combo?

The DJI Mini SE is sold in either the unit or the combo where the combo provides extra accessories including 2 extra batteries, two way charging hub, extra propellers, carrying case and an extra USB-C charging cable.

4.Does the DJI Mini 2 SE have obstacle avoidance?

Can the DJI Mini 2 SE avoid obstacles during the flight? DJI Mini 2 SE comes with a downward infrared sensing system and does not support obstacle avoidance. It is recommended to mount the 360° Propeller Guard to fully protect the propellers and improve flight safety.

5.Which is better Mini SE or Mini 2?

The Mini 2 will fly further and more reliably than the Mini SE with video transmission that is more stable as well! The final major difference between the two Mini drones is their respective remote controllers.

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