The best drone under $500 (DJI Mini 2 review)

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    The Verge

    The DJI Mini 2 is the best drone under $500. DJI’s first Mavic Mini drone was clearly made for people making their first step into the drone world. But its successor, the Mini 2 which now supports OcuSync and has an improved camera makes a very strong argument for even more experienced pilots and content creators.

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The Verge
The Verge

There is always SO much to test and talk about when it comes to drones. If you want to know more about anything specific or you think I missed something, please let me know down in the comments and we can chat! — Vjeran

4 ай мурун
Skyviews 4K
Skyviews 4K

Hey what a useful video..I also have dji mini 2 and i get some really good footage with it for my channel...the only problem is that I ve never reached a range higher than 1km 🤔

2 ай мурун
Kalpesh Patel
Kalpesh Patel

Nice video. I thought flying above cities isn't permitted or one has to apply for permissions to do so. Interesting to see you casually flying it above :)

3 ай мурун
pa maj MARTINI VAN MAN
pa maj MARTINI VAN MAN

@beast95117 Keeping line of site is always safer, going behind buildings is always a gamble. Keep up High enough to circle the building but still maintaining line of site or, move to position yourself to get video from the back of the building at same hight as before then edit to look continus. I hope this helps 👍 I didn't take the insurance cover so I play it safe 😬

3 ай мурун
Anoop k
Anoop k

How get free dji drone . Dji drone my dream drone

3 ай мурун
Dub Taal
Dub Taal

Great review...and amazing job of capturing SF! It's worth mentioning that the original Mavic Mini did not get an upgrade that added RAW or Cinelike. As such, I think most OG Mini owners are feeling a little abandoned by DJI considering technically speaking, the MM would support a few feature upgrades. But there's always litchi!

4 ай мурун
compasscalldoc
compasscalldoc

Did you need a permit to fly these at GGNRA/Presidio? Those are all restricted areas I thought.

8 күн мурун
Robert Salyers
Robert Salyers

Is this Mini 2 worth $450 ??

18 күн мурун
Rondo C
Rondo C

I loved your shots of SF. This video inspired me to take more shots of SF

20 күн мурун
Tech Sandeep
Tech Sandeep

Love from India.

27 күн мурун
Texanwithadrone03
Texanwithadrone03

Just ordered a mini 2,I get it Wednesday ☺️☺️

29 күн мурун
Mark Gaucher
Mark Gaucher

Great review, very informative, I enjoyed every minute of this video. Thank you.

Ай мурун
kisuke urahara
kisuke urahara

Not Dieter 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Ай мурун
Trey Rahman
Trey Rahman

"Womp womp" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤙🏼

Ай мурун
4K Hong Kong
4K Hong Kong

Very informative. It’s been 3 months and I have zero regrets with my purchase of the Mavic Mini 2.

Ай мурун
Naviss
Naviss

Nice review, & and such a powerful drone in a small package ! Anyone know what backpack he uses?

Ай мурун
Canaan Whitston
Canaan Whitston

where are you finding this for under $500??

Ай мурун
Jacob Van der Vorst
Jacob Van der Vorst

But is it only for apple?

Ай мурун
ABDUL SHARIF
ABDUL SHARIF

I will maximize the use of the Dji Mini 2 before I upgrade.

Ай мурун
Harry M
Harry M

How loud it is compared to a Mavic Air? I have a Mavic Air but I don't like it because of the noise.

Ай мурун
Phasefella tv
Phasefella tv

Does mavic mini 2 have active track ??? Where it follows you

Ай мурун
The Verge
The Verge

It does not since it doesn’t have sensors. Protip: you can control the camera while the drone is “returning to home”. So you can try to cheat it. - Vjeran

Ай мурун
Duncan73
Duncan73

DON'T BUY THE DJI MINI 2!!

Ай мурун
John Froschauer
John Froschauer

I really liked your review. I loved your shots of SF. I always seemed to find trouble when I would fly in GG Park, Ocean Beach, or anywhere in the city.

2 ай мурун
Evan Wiger
Evan Wiger

noise isn't an issue if you have Topaz AI Denoise. i don't use anything over iso 200 anyway.

2 ай мурун
Marcos Armendariz
Marcos Armendariz

Ok so the camera is the worst but also it'll satisfy experienced users, etc!? Which one is it!?

2 ай мурун
hateyouwithapassion1
hateyouwithapassion1

It was the cat on the leash for me

2 ай мурун
J Rob
J Rob

Why the mask when you are by yourself, or at least 6 feet from anyone else? Makes no sense, unless you are just woke flexing or hopefully, being ironic. By the way, I really liked your review otherwise.

2 ай мурун
jManraM
jManraM

Best automatic drone for superb shots. If you're trying to go insane mode and freestyle then FPV race drones is what u need 🔥🔥

2 ай мурун
orlando camejo
orlando camejo

0l

2 ай мурун
brandnaqua
brandnaqua

i like it!

2 ай мурун
H B
H B

Do I still need a permit for it in the us? In Canada, we need a permit for everything over 0.25 kilograms Thanks

2 ай мурун
Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez

Great review! Thank you

2 ай мурун
Miku
Miku

What editing app do you use?

2 ай мурун
Speaker Subject
Speaker Subject

Umm I think you forgot the Battery life of one flight... That's the important one too.

2 ай мурун
AJ PARKER
AJ PARKER

I just purchased this drone and the DJI refresh. I managed to clip some low lying branches and cracked the housing where the rear leg folds up to. Now there is extra flex where there should not be. Can I purchase that plastic piece, or must I use my "insurance" and send it in? 😢 FML

2 ай мурун
Stacy Moore
Stacy Moore

seriously, the mask in the woods? he must follow that famous tennis player Labron James i think his name is; driving a convertible alone with a mask on.

2 ай мурун
doug riter
doug riter

Cool review.

2 ай мурун
W H
W H

Why are you wearing a mask outside?

2 ай мурун
Don Engel
Don Engel

Could this be paired with the headset used by the FPV, since it uses Ocusync?

2 ай мурун
Im 12
Im 12

cries in 1k Ausralian for the combo

3 ай мурун
Gold Formation
Gold Formation

😚

3 ай мурун
Wesley Chapman
Wesley Chapman

where's 3:32 called?

3 ай мурун
just for fun
just for fun

average Joe does not know how to edit and make it look cinematic .... was expecting that row footage and review about that

3 ай мурун
JD Velez
JD Velez

Been researching which drone to buy for a while!! Just purchased the mavic mini 2 on amazon!! Crossing my fingers!! Thanks for the review!!

3 ай мурун
G Star
G Star

LOL. This fool wearing a mask outdoors with no one else around. Are people really that stupid?

3 ай мурун
Jun
Jun

Very nice drone. Indeed, very user-friendly for beginners.

3 ай мурун
Democrat Pro
Democrat Pro

stupid mask

3 ай мурун
Toby and James Goldsmith
Toby and James Goldsmith

3:00 is that a…..CAT?!?

3 ай мурун
MasJoko
MasJoko

should i but this mini 2, mavic air 2 or just wait the new drone to launch tomorrow?

3 ай мурун
Tyler Mccreery
Tyler Mccreery

Go peep out some my videos shot on the mavic air 2 at McCreery187

3 ай мурун
Dale A
Dale A

Stimulus passed. Mini2 soon.

3 ай мурун
Publ1c One
Publ1c One

If your judgement on wearing masks in anyway reperesents your judgement on this product NO WAY I am interested. You are in a FOREST ... ALONE .... Man, the levels of ignorance this displays is reaching new heights.

3 ай мурун
Víctor H. Flores
Víctor H. Flores

Seems that everyone on verge must sound like dieter

3 ай мурун
Meco
Meco

Not Dieter did a great job on this review

3 ай мурун
BB Creations
BB Creations

Thanks for the video man. Thinking about asking for this drone for my birthday as my fist real drone but I don't know I would love to have sensors so I don't crash it 😂

3 ай мурун
Omar Ahmad
Omar Ahmad

This video reminded me how beautiful San Francisco is

3 ай мурун
alfred Gunter
alfred Gunter

bi.g things come in bigg packages 66 size 18 shoe🍆🍆🍆

3 ай мурун
American Movie Podcast
American Movie Podcast

I wish it had auto tracking and a bigger sensor

3 ай мурун
Marjukka Heikkinen
Marjukka Heikkinen

I love these shots of SF. They’re so beautiful.

3 ай мурун
Murtz T
Murtz T

What kinda face mask was that you had on @ 1:39?

3 ай мурун
James Patton
James Patton

the video footage you got was all fantastic

3 ай мурун
Abraham Tario
Abraham Tario

If I buy now... dji will drop mini3.. reason why I haven’t bought one haha

3 ай мурун
CG XIII
CG XIII

I just ordered mine 😅 hoping.a new one doesn’t come out soon!

2 ай мурун
arturo sanchez
arturo sanchez

No fly zone you fly in restricted areas FAA is watching you

3 ай мурун
Brian Wood
Brian Wood

What pack are you using in this video?

3 ай мурун
Daily life
Daily life

Finally quite a disappointing drone. Is there another brand that offers better results for this range of price ?

3 ай мурун
Jake Randolph
Jake Randolph

What software do you use to edit these videos?

3 ай мурун
Johanon Zimmerman
Johanon Zimmerman

You lost my respect when you wore a mask outside.

3 ай мурун
Bian Magic
Bian Magic

The reason why I think the Mini series will never get sensors is because it will kill the Mavic air Series. If the Minis had sensors there will be no reason to get the air.

3 ай мурун
H4n Mil
H4n Mil

Never had a drone before, for photo to counter the noise can it be set to take a few seconds of exposure since it can be floating in the air?

3 ай мурун
Ryan Kim
Ryan Kim

Was hoping the new mini would have sensors for obstacle avoidance. Guess I'm going to have to wait to buy for the next version :/

3 ай мурун
Glen Smith
Glen Smith

Fantastic drone, but not the best drone under $500.

3 ай мурун
Radycal
Radycal

you broke my ears just for that transition?

3 ай мурун
C.
C.

Is the "green chromatic aberations" a Verge signature video look? I think I've seen it before, but it looks interesting, a bit vintage. :)

3 ай мурун
Сергей Антонов
Сергей Антонов

Классное видео! Респект автору!

3 ай мурун
TERMINAL OUTDOORS
TERMINAL OUTDOORS

I love my DJI mini 2. I have flown it in about every condition I could think of, and made a few videos to show.

3 ай мурун
xBlockhead
xBlockhead

No problems flying in the rain?

2 ай мурун
Diego Teliz
Diego Teliz

Great review but... man! those drones shots are awesome!

3 ай мурун
Andrew Pollack
Andrew Pollack

Great work! This drone sells itself, but your videography makes it even more compelling

3 ай мурун
Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper

Weird question but... that sage hoodie, where's it from?

3 ай мурун
charis antoniades
charis antoniades

When do you think is the best time to buy the mini 2 between now and july? Do you expect any price drops anytime?

3 ай мурун
Pooja Nive
Pooja Nive

In india helight limit is only 15 metre

3 ай мурун
Aung Myint choco
Aung Myint choco

You guys say that is a good camera! It is seem awesome

3 ай мурун
Riast Ullah
Riast Ullah

This is such a great review!

3 ай мурун
Chill2020
Chill2020

I'm a beginner. I've been studying drones for couple months now. So, is the Mavic mini 2, or mavic air 2 or mavic pro 2. Can I get another point of view for a beginner what would you buy outta these 3?

3 ай мурун
Tolga Balci
Tolga Balci

02:13 Even though OcuSync 2 standard has the capability to transmit in 1080p, DJI Mini 2 is limited to transmitting only at 720p/30fps. It was one of my main deterrents when I was looking to buy a Mini 2 vs Air 2, but I ended up going with the Mini 2 anyway. 720p on the remote I think is perfectly fine.

3 ай мурун
Mojex
Mojex

Does the DJI Mavic Mini have RAW phot's now? 7:55

3 ай мурун
Kael
Kael

Where's Dieter.

3 ай мурун
Bheekham Singh
Bheekham Singh

Delivery in india, and price

3 ай мурун
-
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I use a mavic air 2 and honestly i hate myself for not selling it and buying the mini 2, we have new eu drone regulations and i just bought a drone exam to legally fly my ma2. That means I totally payed 1000 euros to fly it

3 ай мурун
Proper Gander
Proper Gander

This ‘not Dieter’ guy is an absolute Snacc! We need more of him for sure!

3 ай мурун
Dennis Moore
Dennis Moore

Big things come in little packages. Just ask my wife.

3 ай мурун
AB
AB

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

20 күн мурун
Jake Riffle
Jake Riffle

How little is your wife??😜😜

2 ай мурун
l'Empereur
l'Empereur

She agreed. Told me to come back next week.

3 ай мурун
Bowen Supple
Bowen Supple

Hahaha

3 ай мурун
Grïffīñ Døräń
Grïffīñ Døräń

HAHAHA

3 ай мурун
Raymond Fernando
Raymond Fernando

Worse camera?

3 ай мурун
Patrick Hansen
Patrick Hansen

The DJI Mini 2 is my favorite drone right now. For casual flying, I prefer it even against my MA2.

3 ай мурун
NIkola Radunovic
NIkola Radunovic

@Ed Fitzgerald definitely doesn't feel cheap and flimsy, it's plastic and it was made to be light, but the plastic is very sturdy and blades too, don't crash it tho as it will probably break something.

3 ай мурун
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald

@Message In the Bottle I haven’t really gotten to test out the mavic air 2 but you get what you pay for, you know?

3 ай мурун
Message In the Bottle
Message In the Bottle

@Ed Fitzgerald got it 👍, I'll do more research about it

3 ай мурун
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald

@Message In the Bottle the recording on the mini 2 is ok, but the gimbal dips in sport mode and also sadly no time lapse

3 ай мурун
Message In the Bottle
Message In the Bottle

@Ed Fitzgerald definitely want a "video" recording/broadcast flying drone, however definitely want below 500 bucks.

3 ай мурун
Roy Hale
Roy Hale

So many good things to say about the Mini 2!

3 ай мурун
marko popovic
marko popovic

Great video. Do you maybe have this raw videos for download to see quality more precisely, also to test how it handles color correcting? Thank you, that would be amazing :)

3 ай мурун
Matt
Matt

Walking around, wearing a diaper mask when there is nobody within 6 feet of you

3 ай мурун
Ash Stubbings
Ash Stubbings

You have yourself a new subscriber my friend. many thanks for a very informative video.

3 ай мурун
P-51 GlintHawK
P-51 GlintHawK

Have you experienced any issues with the gimbal kick on the mini 2? Or not being able to move back or forward if the camera is at a full 90 degrees downward?

3 ай мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Great question and yes, I have. There's less room for gimbal to move around, so while flying in sport mode it'll stay around 15 degrees. Secondly, I take a lot of pano photos (the ultra-wide ones) and occasionally those will get cancelled out if the wind is stronger, thus making the drone level itself out, thus obstructing the gimbal. It was very rare and more often than not, I'd just try it a few times and cross my fingers it'll work. - Vjeran

3 ай мурун
Peter Colichidas
Peter Colichidas

I like you video because of the drone (which I have) and the SF shots. We live in Germany now but we do miss SF and the Bay Area. I subscribed for the same reasons, SF and drones.

3 ай мурун
The Verge
The Verge

And I miss Germany! Thank you for the sub! :) - Vjeran

3 ай мурун
Max Dorsey
Max Dorsey

Christ. I feel bad for anyone with a mavic.

3 ай мурун
Vikingdescendent
Vikingdescendent

3:01 more cat please!

3 ай мурун
Zo Torres
Zo Torres

for the price great for daylight and not as usable for night time. nice

3 ай мурун
Ivan Matz
Ivan Matz

I get that its very cheap, but obstacle avoidance should be mandatory by law.

3 ай мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Agreed, I think that at least front facing sensor are a must-have now. I do believe that with better sensors and better tech there will be a stronger argument for more lenient laws. - Vjeran

3 ай мурун
Mangled Moccasins
Mangled Moccasins

The verge underestimates A lot

3 ай мурун
Hector
Hector

Where’s the enhanced photo mode ?

3 ай мурун
The Verge
The Verge

When you look at the photos you have already taken there's a little magic wand icon in the bottom right corner. - Vjeran

3 ай мурун
Geo Drone
Geo Drone

You don't use AUTO....because even at MA2 Auto means a fkd up image...Always used manual WB, manual ISO, manual SS...So ...is not "just Auto"...

3 ай мурун

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