DJI MAVIC MINI – Mavic Air Killer?
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DJI MAVIC MINI – Mavic Air Killer?

Is the DJI Mavic Mini a Mavic Air killer? Find out in the video coming up! As most of you know on October 30th at 9am
New York time, DJI will announce the release of its first consumer drone in 14 months,
the Mavic Mini. DJI calls this release the “Fly As You Are”
event. So is this Mavic Mini a Mavic Air killer? Yes, mostly due to the fact it will cost $399,
while the Mavic Air is currently listed for $919. Considering the Spark has been taken off the
DJI website, there is a chance of 2 scenarios happening after the release of the Mavic Mini:
DJI lowers the price of the Mavic Air because it’s almost 2 years old, and with the availability
and price of the Mavic Mini, it wouldn’t make much sense to keep it at $919. Like the Spark, DJI takes down the Mavic Air
from its website so it can really push the Mavic Mini during the holiday season. DJI could also raise the price of the Mavic
Mini around Christmas time because of increased demand, but I don’t see that happening. DJI makes its decisions based on consumers’
buying choices, so it is likely that the Mavic Air will be completely eliminated from the
DJI lineup as the Mavic Mini should do well in sales. So what should we see on October 30th? Let’s have a closer look. These specs are not completely 100% accurate,
but in the ballpark of what we should see. While the Mavic Mini should be a great upgrade
from the Spark, I will point out some things of importance that you should consider before
buying it. Number One – is the video quality, which is
either going to be 4K or 2.7K up to 30fps. However, the bit rate is only going to be
60Mbps, not 100Mbps like the Mavic Air and Mavic 2. This is a little disappointing, and will obviously
will affect the video quality, even if the Mavic Mini has a new camera sensor. Number Two – only 18 minutes of flight time
means realistically 14-15 minutes of time in
the air. For me, it’s just too short a time. Number Three – the Mavic Mini will only have
forward and downward obstacle avoiding sensors. Why not have sensors in the back like the
Mavic Air? That’s a bummer for me. Now on to the biggest positives of the Mavic
Mini – the price and the weight. A small 4K DJI drone that folds up and costs
just $399 is an instant hit because it will attract new or beginner drone pilots who don’t
want to spend a lot of money, and it will attract experienced pilots like myself because
it can be used as a backup drone for more risky shots knowing it is small and won’t
be a huge deal if I crash it. The other huge advantage of the Mavic Mini
is that it will weight 245g, or just under the .55 pound limit requiring drone pilots
in the United States to register with the FAA. It will also allow fewer restrictions for
people flying in many other countries around the world. One thing to keep in mind is that DJI has
not released a new consumer drone in 14 months, so it will obviously have some unique surprises
that are not seen on this spec sheet or mentioned in this video. Knowing DJI, the Mavic Mini should be better
than what we anticipate. Now changing gears, there is speculation that
the Mavic 3 will be released at the end of January due to the release of the Skydio 2. I made a video comparing the Mavic 2 Pro with
the Skydio 2 here. If you are interested in the Mavic Mini, or
you’re a new or beginner drone pilot, I will be releasing a video course to help you
get set up with DJI drones and be ahead of 99% of drone pilots out there. This video course will be coming out near
the end of November. I will have more info about this video course
in the next few weeks. For now, if you’re interested, leave your
email address in the comments, or send me a message on my Facebook or Instagram page. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel
so you can get all my new Mavic Mini tutorials next month. I’m Brett Garamella with
and I will see you in my next video.


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