Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Best Buy, but all thoughts expressed are my own, as always.
OK, so today we’re talking drones, and in particular, one that might be at the top of the photographer/tech toy fan in your life’s wish list, the DJI Global Mavic Mini! Let’s do this, FAQ-style!
Hold up. YOU’RE doing a post about a drone?
What do you even know about drones?
Well, I know that the Mavic Mini is small and lightweight, but it comes with many of the features of other quality drones.
How lightweight is it? If I sneeze, will it blow away like a tumbleweed?
249 grams, and no?
That’s a relief, because I’m allergic to tumbleweeds. List off some of the specs, now!
30-min Max. Flight Time
4 km HD Video Transmission
Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover
3-Axis Gimbal 2.7K Camera
explain the features, but do it in a way that makes you sound like you know what you’re talking about.
I do know what I’m talking about! Anyway, the Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos. It also has a 3-axis motorized gimbal, which provides great stability, and clear, smooth, vivid footage. When fully charged, it can stay in the sky for up to 30 minutes, which is better than comparable drones. As well, the dedicated remote controller is easy to use, and it maintains an HD, low latency video feed of up to 4 KMs. I should also mention that the DJI Fly app gives users integrated access to SkyPixel, a social media platform for users to share their aerial photos and videos.
What type of camera modes does the Mavic Mini have? Slow-motion establishing shots of a city skyline at night, set to some groovy saxophone music are my thang.
That’s your thang? Regardless, it has QuickShot modes, which include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket. Just select your QuickShot, and the Mavic Mini will execute an elaborate preset motion while recording. For narrow or complex spaces, there is the CineSmooth mode, which slows down the flight speed and movements, for extra precision and stability.
What else does it come with?
Two-Way Charging Hub: The Two-Way Charging Hub can charge up to three batteries in sequence. Itcan also be used to store and transport batteries, and even as a power bank to charge your mobile device.
DIY Creative Kit: Make your FlyCam truly yours with this kit that includes shell stickers and colorful markers.
Charging Base: Show off your Mavic Mini while charging it with the convenient charging base.
DJI Mini Bag: Pack your Mavic Mini and Two-Way Charging Hub easily with this signature shoulder bag that’s perfect for everyday use.
Snap Adapter: Personalize your Mavic Mini with a wide range of compatible accessories when you use the Snap Adapter.
Propeller Holder : This lightweight propeller holder protects your FlyCam propellers from being damaged during transportation. It can also be used to fasten your Mavic Mini to your bag or belt.
Did you just cut and paste that from the Best Buy website?
Nope! See for yourself here.
Fine. Any other points, Mike?
Sure. The Mavic Mini looks it would please drone rookies and hardcore enthusiasts alike. I wouldn’t mind getting one, as I think that the kids and I would have a lot of fun using it!
Hold up. YOU want a drone?
And we’re done here. Later!