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

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    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

16 күн мурун
Junior Chandler
Junior Chandler

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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 :)

13 күн 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 😬

13 күн мурун
Anoop Knml
Anoop Knml

How get free dji drone . Dji drone my dream drone

14 күн 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!

15 күн 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.

11 саат мурун
Víctor H. Flores
Víctor H. Flores

Seems that everyone on verge must sound like dieter

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Meco
Meco

Not Dieter did a great job on this review

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BenB Vlogs
BenB Vlogs

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 😂

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Omar Ahmad
Omar Ahmad

This video reminded me how beautiful San Francisco is

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alfred Gunter
alfred Gunter

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

2 күн мурун
American Movie Podcast
American Movie Podcast

I wish it had auto tracking and a bigger sensor

2 күн мурун
Marjukka Heikkinen
Marjukka Heikkinen

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

2 күн мурун
Murtz T
Murtz T

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

2 күн мурун
James Patton
James Patton

the video footage you got was all fantastic

3 күн мурун
Abraham Tario
Abraham Tario

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

3 күн мурун
arturo sanchez
arturo sanchez

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

3 күн мурун
Brian Wood
Brian Wood

What pack are you using in this video?

6 күн мурун
Daily life
Daily life

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

6 күн мурун
Jake Randolph
Jake Randolph

What software do you use to edit these videos?

6 күн мурун
Johanon Zimmerman
Johanon Zimmerman

You lost my respect when you wore a mask outside.

7 күн 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.

7 күн 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?

7 күн 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 :/

7 күн мурун
Glen Smith
Glen Smith

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

8 күн мурун
Radycal
Radycal

you broke my ears just for that transition?

8 күн 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. :)

9 күн мурун
Сергей Антонов
Сергей Антонов

Классное видео! Респект автору!

9 күн 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.

9 күн мурун
Diego Teliz
Diego Teliz

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

9 күн мурун
Andrew Pollack
Andrew Pollack

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

9 күн мурун
Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper

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

10 күн 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?

10 күн мурун
Pooja Nive
Pooja Nive

In india helight limit is only 15 metre

11 күн мурун
Aung Myint choco
Aung Myint choco

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

11 күн мурун
Riast Ullah
Riast Ullah

This is such a great review!

11 күн 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?

11 күн 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.

11 күн мурун
Mojex
Mojex

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

12 күн мурун
Kael
Kael

Where's Dieter.

12 күн мурун
Bheekham Singh
Bheekham Singh

Delivery in india, and price

12 күн 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

12 күн мурун
Proper Gander
Proper Gander

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

12 күн мурун
Dennis Moore
Dennis Moore

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

12 күн мурун
Raymond Fernando
Raymond Fernando

Worse camera?

12 күн 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.

12 күн мурун
Matthew MEL
Matthew MEL

@Ed Fitzgerald If your mini 2 struggles to hover in place, it's either way too windy or there's something wrong with it. And your gimbal will only dip down in sport mode 95% of the time. It has to do with the camera not being able to look up or rotate as much as the MA2. - An owner of both

7 саат мурун
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald

@Allende Djdjedk but if you have little experience in drones, the ma2 is a lot better because the sensors can help you fly, also the quickshots are a lot safer on ma2 because sensors and back and stiff

3 күн мурун
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald

@Allende Djdjedk I wouldn’t worry about practicality if you want a good drone, you will need the air 2 not saying the mini 2 is not good, I’m just saying you get what you pay for. The air 2 is better because it didn’t have to be under 250 g so that’s why it has sensors, i can’t tell you how helpful though sensors are. On the mini, it May as well not have any because the bottom sensors do not work. Also on the air it has the downward light, which is extremely handy to have at dusk

4 күн мурун
Allende Djdjedk
Allende Djdjedk

@Ed Fitzgerald im in a dilemma about the two, i have never own a drone but i have a vast experience RC vehicle's in general, i hear that the air 2 is better but the mini 2 is smaller and more practical...

4 күн мурун
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald

Nah. MA2 is so much better, my mini struggles to even just hover in place, and whenever I full throttle forward the gimbal dips and does the same thing on the left and the right

4 күн мурун
Roy Hale
Roy Hale

So many good things to say about the Mini 2!

12 күн 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 :)

12 күн мурун
Matt
Matt

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

13 күн мурун
Ash Stubbings
Ash Stubbings

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

13 күн 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?

13 күн 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

13 күн 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.

13 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

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

13 күн мурун
Max Dorsey
Max Dorsey

Christ. I feel bad for anyone with a mavic.

13 күн мурун
Vikingdescendent
Vikingdescendent

3:01 more cat please!

13 күн мурун
Zo Torres
Zo Torres

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

13 күн мурун
Ivan Matz
Ivan Matz

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

13 күн 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

13 күн мурун
Deeply Superficial
Deeply Superficial

The verge underestimates A lot

13 күн мурун
Hector
Hector

Where’s the enhanced photo mode ?

13 күн 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

13 күн 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"...

13 күн мурун
Alex Ionut Coman
Alex Ionut Coman

The sensor is 1/2.3 = 0.43 inch, way larger than a quarter of the Mavic 2 pro's 1 inch 😊

14 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Right and how many of those [0.43-inch diagonally] rectangles can you fit into a 1-inch rectangle? ;) - Vjeran

13 күн мурун
Rodude channel
Rodude channel

Hello, may I please ask how you got clearance to fly in and around Golden Gate park? Do we need authorization from FAA for that? Or is it approved? Thank you

14 күн мурун
L318BLACKSHEEP
L318BLACKSHEEP

Wtf do you mean it has the worse camera 🤣🤣🤣🤣 the camera on this hummingbird is fckn awesome

14 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Worse than M2P. Sorry if that wasn't clear! - Vjeran

13 күн мурун
Daniel Maidment
Daniel Maidment

How many ads do you need?

14 күн мурун
Jihad Markabawi
Jihad Markabawi

Best drone ever i love it i use it always

14 күн мурун
Nepali Short Movies
Nepali Short Movies

Smelt too much paid amount

14 күн мурун
Timothée
Timothée

Great review!

14 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Thank you for watching! - Vjeran

13 күн мурун
PakDie
PakDie

if mavic mini or mavic air use hassleblad camera maybe the result from the picture is more beautiful

14 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Yes. Little disappointed that Hasselblad name is only associated with the M2P, but I can also understand why they keep it for the flagship Mavic. - Vjeran

13 күн мурун
FearOfTheFuture
FearOfTheFuture

The footage looks amazing. Most people watch videos on their phone anyway (guilty!) and especially on my OLED screen phone, the sunset and night time footage looks so crisp if you darken the shadows a little. Great review 👍

14 күн мурун
Steve Rogers
Steve Rogers

What is the name of your face mask??

14 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

(not promoting) It's from Stance. - Vjeran

13 күн мурун
Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams

Do you notice this one takes forever to charge? Just seems so slow for such small batteries. I don’t remember my original mini taking as long. I’d argue my mavic 2 batteries charge faster.

14 күн мурун
Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams

@The Verge I’ll double check again. One battery took around 3-4 hours

13 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Hmmm. That weren't my impressions. I though charging times were totally on par. (which also means slow) - Vjeran

13 күн мурун
SAB TV INDIA
SAB TV INDIA

Hello sir please help me

14 күн мурун
charlie gaudino
charlie gaudino

This drone is AMAZING. I just bought it a few weeks ago. My second drone and honestly, for this price, it's silly to even think about anything else. If you're looking at other drones that might be $100 less... Just spend the extra money. You will not be disappointed.

14 күн мурун
Cutemeister
Cutemeister

Where can I get that jacket?

14 күн мурун
Dipak Purani
Dipak Purani

How to buy in india??

14 күн мурун
Deepesh Verma
Deepesh Verma

You underistemade it because you don't know it is secretly spying on you and sending data to China

15 күн мурун
alexgataric
alexgataric

I bought a Mavic Mini last year and kinda wish I held off for the 2. The original still takes great video (I use 1080 60fps) and photos. Range is about half a mile which is fine for my needs. I like the increased wind resistance of the 2 as the 1 gets blown around a lot. Thanks for posting this detailed review!

15 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Well I have one good news for you however -- if you ever do upgrade to the Mini 2, you can still use the same batteries. And thank you for watching :) - Vjeran

14 күн мурун
dr.nefario
dr.nefario

That footage was insane. I can’t believe it. You are a pro. I wish to buy one once we can travel again. Did you color grade most of the video, or just contrast and color?

15 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Honestly I did very little to these clips. Maybe half of them have added contrast and some [very] minor grade. The rest looked good enough. - Vjeran

14 күн мурун
Techno How
Techno How

This review is sooooo negative on everthing, you would think the DJI Mini 2 was shi# by the end of the review.

15 күн мурун
ZaideMedia
ZaideMedia

3:01 Cat: what the f is that thing?

15 күн мурун
Panda Ho
Panda Ho

FYI you can’t fly your drone at the beach near golden gate bridge

15 күн мурун
Panda Ho
Panda Ho

Is that a cat?! 3:01

15 күн мурун
erik dunn
erik dunn

Appreciate the review. Could you link the review or the product you use as your backpack? Thanks in advance.

15 күн мурун
Drew Ayrit
Drew Ayrit

All that footage looks great to me. Sounds like the drone for most people to me.

15 күн мурун
TravelForYourNeeds
TravelForYourNeeds

The mini is a brillaint drone enjoy my friend 😁

15 күн мурун
Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly

00:02 ‘Not Dieter’ lol

15 күн мурун
Jens Veraa
Jens Veraa

7:55: "The OG Mini received a massice upgrade last year, with RAW-support?" Really? Can recall that at all.. Anyway, I have switched from the Mavic Mini to the Mini 2 and couldn't be happier with the change (actually: upgrade). But I, and everybody I know who have the Mini 2, experience the same issue regarding the gimball calibration and not being able to keep the horizon level. I never had this issue with the Mavic Mini. I sure hope DJI is able to tackle this issue. For photo's I don't mind as that can be rectified pretty fast, but this is a real issue when shooting video.

15 күн мурун
Július Kiš
Július Kiš

I think the image quality for the price is great. It’s a big step up from my Spark.

15 күн мурун
Wolfgang Fleck
Wolfgang Fleck

Seriously: nice footage!

15 күн мурун
Darth Plagus
Darth Plagus

Kind of insulting to whom ever make that music that you put it in the video just to bash it.

15 күн мурун
Aditya Devaguptapu
Aditya Devaguptapu

I am still confused about whether you're allowed to fly drones within the city. Any clarifications about that?

15 күн мурун
Aditya Devaguptapu
Aditya Devaguptapu

@Wallem Thanks for the clarification!

11 күн мурун
Wallem
Wallem

Depends on the city and local laws, but the sub-250 gram Mini can be flown almost anywhere, only not above crowds, restricted airspace and nature reservations.

13 күн мурун
First Wave
First Wave

I wonder if they could add the flight path feature or auto pilot modes for hyperlapse, should be achievable without sensors right ?

15 күн мурун
Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell

Fantastic video, sir. Thank you!

15 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Thanks for watching! - Vjeran

15 күн мурун
Kristian Binder
Kristian Binder

I’ve been taking my Mini 2 out in minus forty celcius the last week and haven’t had any issues, I’m shocked at how well it handles the cold

15 күн мурун
Taylor Yan
Taylor Yan

Did the battery drain significantly faster?

14 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Damn… haven’t had a chance to try that out 😳 - Vjeran

15 күн мурун
Nazim कवि
Nazim कवि

In which city are you?

15 күн мурун
V Kat
V Kat

I got Mini 2 instead of Air 2 which I really wanted, but freedom of flying it almost everywhere without registering with FAA, take it to different countries without too much worries, no regrets! I still can’t believe what this little drone is cable of doing....

15 күн мурун
Adil BT
Adil BT

This review jumped to a high level of directing and editing big up to you ❤✌

15 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

That means a whole lot! Thank you ✌️ - Vjeran

15 күн мурун
Jimmy Shunnarah
Jimmy Shunnarah

I enjoyed your video, I am actually tired of worrying about stocks and stuffs… its driving me nuts these days, I think crypto investment is far better than stocks

15 күн мурун
Rami Touhami
Rami Touhami

Bot detected

14 күн мурун
Lizania Hernandez
Lizania Hernandez

I personally think crypto is a very good investment

15 күн мурун
Uiara Rodriguez
Uiara Rodriguez

@Cassandra Rosman I have heard a lot about expert Nathan, he must be really good at what he does to receive so much accolade

15 күн мурун
Braylon Peter
Braylon Peter

Good investments are life savers

15 күн мурун
Luke Mason
Luke Mason

I will pick crypto trading over stocks any day anytime

15 күн мурун
Zaph Enath
Zaph Enath

i CANNOT understand half of what this guy is saying

15 күн мурун
Lester Kanali
Lester Kanali

Literally came here to write 'Not Dieter' then found a whole wave.

15 күн мурун
P S
P S

If you want to take care of your back, give up dairy if you have not.

15 күн мурун
Grady Yann
Grady Yann

What city was this filmed in? The sights look amazing!

15 күн мурун
Grady Yann
Grady Yann

@Matt Baillargeon Oh wow! Didn’t realize it was such a pretty city!

15 күн мурун
Matt Baillargeon
Matt Baillargeon

San Francisco

15 күн мурун
Nick
Nick

Drones are so cool!

15 күн мурун
T Sizzle
T Sizzle

How does it compare to the Mavic Air 2? Is the upgrade to the air 2 worth it?

15 күн мурун
The Verge
The Verge

Biggest difference are obstacle avoidance sensors, 4K 60fps (instead of 4K 30fps), 48MP photos and overall its a bigger camera sensor. - Vjeran

15 күн мурун
Alex Rybicki
Alex Rybicki

0:14 RIP Headphone users.

15 күн мурун

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