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The DJI Mini 2 SE, DJI Mini 3, and DJI Mini SE are great beginner-friendly drones. They look similar on the outside, but there are some crucial differences you should know about before making your purchase.

This guide will help you understand each model's crucial features and specifications so that you have everything you need to make informed decisions.

Top Specifications Differences

Specifications DJI Mini 2 SE DJI Mini SE DJI Mini 3
Weight < 249 g < 249 g < 249 g
Max Flight Time 31 mins 30 mins 51 mins
Camera Sensor 1/2.3'' CMOS 1/2.3'' CMOS 1/1.3'' CMOS
Photo Performance 12 MP 12 MP 12 MP

Video Performance

2.7K/30fps 2.7K/30fps 4K/30fps
Video Transmission DJI O2 Wi-Fi DJI O2
Max Video Range 10km 4km 10km

What upgrades does DJI Mini 2 SE have?

At less than 249 g, Mini 2 SE weighs about as much as an apple and fits in the palm of your hand. The equipped 1/2.3-inch CMOS camera delivers 12MP photos and up to 2.7K videos. Record beautiful moments with family and friends, or capture the full scope of natural scenery on a trip, DJI Mini 2 SE can add something special to any creative idea.

1. Fully upgraded video transmission

Enhanced Wi-Fi transmission has been upgraded to DJI O2, delivering better anti-interference and video transmission performance and up to 10 km of transmission distance (when unobstructed, free of interference, and FCC-compliant).

2. More creative options

DJI Mini 2 SE supports more shooting functions, including panorama, AEB, 4× digital zoom, RAW photos, and the Boomerang mode of QuickShots.

QuickShots modes include Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle, and Boomerang. With just a few taps, DJI Mini 2 SE automatically shoots and generates videos with soundtracks and filters, letting you share directly or further edit in the app.

Select from Sphere, Wide-Angle, and 180° panoramas, tap start, and DJI Mini 2 SE automatically generates a panoramic masterpiece from scratch to post.

4× Zoom enables you to transition between shots of varying distance and composition when shooting HD videos. That means you can capture clear, stunningly vivid footage of your kids, fluffy friends, or architecture from a safe distance.

3. 31-Min Max Flight Time

With a max battery life of 31 minutes, Mini 2 SE grants more than enough time to compose the perfect shot. With a combination of GNSS, downward vision, and infrared sensing systems, the aircraft can hover stably in the air. Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH give you more confidence and peace of mind during flight. 

4. Upgraded Propulsion

DJI Mini 2 SE supports a max takeoff altitude of 4000 m. Mini 2 SE flies steady and reliably and keeps your footage stable even when flying in environments with level-5 winds, up to 38 kph(10.7 m/s ).

Which mini drone is right for me?

If you're just starting or are shopping on a budget, The DJI Mini 2 SE is an affordable, compact, lightweight camera drone ideal for beginners. Its easy-to-use features make it great for capturing your everyday moments or travels.

DJI Mini 2 SE

If you're looking for a compact drone with a camera-first approach, the Mini 3 is the option! With support for 4K video, 1/1.3"CMOS, and up to 51 minutes of flight time with the Intelligent Flight Battery Plus, this drone gives you everything you need to start capturing stunning aerial imagery.

DJI Mini 3 (DJI RC-N1)

I am new to drones, what accessories are recommended?

1. microSD card

DJI Mini 2 SE does not have internal storage. Without a microSD card inserted, users can only capture single, low-quality photos or record 720p videos. The files will be directly stored on the mobile device. A microSD card can expand the storage of Mini 2 SE and unlock all its creative functions while providing space for the original photos and videos captured.

Samsung 256GB Pro Plus microSD Card

2. 360° Propeller Guard*

Fully wraps the propellers for added safety, suitable for flying indoors and in scenarios with obstacles.

* Only available in certain countries and regions.

DJI Mini 2 360° Propeller Guard

3. Two-way Charging Hub

Holds three batteries and charges them in sequence, and can be used as a mobile power source to charge a remote controller, smartphone, and other devices.

DJI Mini 2 Two-Way Charging Hub