DJI Mini SE Adds Another Entry-Level Option To The Drone Market
Commercial drones today come in a wide range of sizes and prices, but those with popular names often carry high price tags as well. DJI has, of course, tried to offer affordable options, and it may finally have achieved that goal. It rather silently launched the new DJI Mini SE which distills the basic experiences consumers might look for in a decent commercial drone and has a rather tempting price tag to make getting started easier.
Drone manufacturers always have to strike a balance between several factors when designing a drone. It’s not just about piling up features that require hardware that will weigh the drone down, both literally and in terms of construction costs. At the same time, they can’t make a drone too small to turn into nothing more than a toy.
If you’re looking for an affordable drone to start with, the DJI Mini SE might be something you’ll want to consider. Taking a page from Apple’s naming convention, this “Standard Edition” only gets the essentials to create a more economical option while proving its value for money. That pretty much translates to DJI’s cheapest drone that can fit on your palm while still taking decent photos and videos.
The latter is thanks to a 12MP sensor capable of recording 2.7K HD videos. A special feature that the drone has is a set of QuickShot modes that can guide the drone on preset paths so you don’t even have to manually control it for dramatic videos. Despite its size, the drone can fly for up to 30 minutes, although these are ideal situations.
In short, the DJI Mini SE almost looks like the Mavic Mini but with the appearance of a Mini 2. Its selling characteristic, however, will most likely be its price of $ 299.99, although its availability in the US. doesn’t seem to be that wide at the moment.