DJI Mini SE: a cheap drone with Mavic Mini in a Mini 2 body. But not for everyone

By: Elena Shcherban | 04.07.2021, 14:42
DJI Mini SE: a cheap drone with Mavic Mini in a Mini 2 body. But not for everyone

DJI has expanded its range of budget drone Mini SE, rumors of which have been circulating on the net lately. A couple of weeks ago, he was spotted in the catalog of the online store Walmart, which should have meant his next announcement in the United States. However, everything turned out in a rather strange way.

What kind of drone and where to buy it

This is a customized product designed for entry-level drone pilots in markets where drone consumer use is just emerging. Despite the appearance of the novelty at Walmart, the drone will not be on sale either in the US or in Europe (except Russia). Instead, it will be sold primarily in Southeast Asia and South America.

As for Europe and the U.S., the DJI Mini 2 is offered to users here. "The DJI Mini 2 remains our flagship entry-level drone with superior 4K/30fps resolution and image transmission up to 10km (according to local rules and regulations)," DJI said in a commentary.

Basically, the DJI Mini SE uses the internal components of the Mavic Mini in the Mini 2 body. It weighs about 250g, the quadcopter can record 2.7K video at 30 fps or Full HD at 60 fps, takes 12 MP photos, has a 3-axis gimbal setup, a wireless range of 2.5 miles and can fly in the air for about 20 minutes.

The DJI Mini SE is priced at MYR 1,349 ($325) in Malaysia, although Walmart price is $299.

Source: TechRadar