DJI Mavic Mini FAQ: Answer Your Questions

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The following article contains answers to frequently asked questions about DJI Mavic Mini. From general product questions to those about the DJI Fly app, discover the answers to all your questions here.


DJI Mavic Mini: General Questions

How much does DJI Mavic Mini weigh?

Weighing under 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. This makes it exceptionally portable and places it in the lowest and safest weight class of drones, which in many countries may exempt it from certain regulations. For example, in the United States and Canada, you can fly Mavic Mini without the need to register your drone with the government.

Will the weight of DJI Mavic Mini exceed 250 g when using a microSD card?

Not to worry! Your Mini won’t exceed 250g as long as you use any of these officially recommended SD cards.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a Mavic Mini today at the DJI Online Store and discover all the fun possibilities!

Does DJI Mavic Mini have any internal storage?

You need a microSD card in order to store your footage. For a full list of recommended memory cards, please visit the website.

How long will it take for DJI Mavic Mini to arrive after I place my order?

The arrival time of your Mavic Mini depends on a variety of factors, including product availability, the order date and time, the shipping method selected, and more. Please be patient and contact the shipping company if you have any questions.

Will DJI Mavic Mini make my DJI Mavic Air/Spark obsolete?

Every one of our products have unique features and advantages. Spark remains a fantastic new drone for beginners and those who aren’t familiar with drones and aerial photography. Mavic Mini is a great step up for users looking for an extremely portable and lightweight drone that delivers a powerful flight and camera performance. Mavic Air features a wide range of intelligent flight modes as well as forward vision sensing. We encourage you to choose your drone based on your needs and skill level. For more information, check out Mavic Mini vs. Spark.

Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark

Which drone is better for me: DJI Mavic Mini or DJI Mavic Air?

Mavic Mini and Mavic Air have the same ​1/2.3” CMOS 12 MP camera, with the Mavic Mini offering up to 2.7K at 30 fps and the Mavic Air offering 4K at 30 fps. Both are excellent drones for frequent travelers with high requirements for portability.

Where the two drones start to differ is in terms of size, flight times, and ease of use. Mavic Mini is smaller and lighter, weighing less than 250 g. Mavic Mini is operated with the new DJI Fly app, which is perfect for users with no editing experience, offering creative options to turn any video into a social media clip. Lastly, Mavic Mini has up to 30 minutes flight time. Mavic Air impresses with its intelligent flight modes and its forward vision sensors. If you’re still not sure which of these two fantastic drones you prefer, take a look at our Mavic series comparison.

Is DJI Mavic Mini under the same flight restrictions and policies as other drones?

Yes. However, Mavic Mini weighs only 249g, making it eligible to fly in some countries and regions without needing registration.

Flight safety is closely related to public safety and national security, and we request all of our new Mini users to be aware and pay attention to all relevant local flight restrictions and policies related to flying their aircraft.

Mavic Mini


DJI Mavic Mini: Camera

What camera does DJI Mavic Mini have?

Mavic Mini has a 12MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor (24mm-equivalent lens with an ISO range of 100-3200).

Does DJI Mavic Mini support intelligent shooting modes?

Mavic Mini and the DJI Fly app support multiple QuickShots to make it easier to shoot cinematic video with just a few taps. You can also set intervals on the camera for the ultimate selfie.

What image quality can DJI Mavic Mini shoot?

Mavic Mini is capable of shooting 2.7K quad HD videos. Mavic Mini’s camera packs plenty of power for new users who are still looking to create stunning content!

Is the footage stable?

With a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, you can shoot incredibly smooth footage.

Can DJI Mavic Mini shoot RAW video? Can I set the support exposure manually?

Mavic Mini does not support RAW format. Auto mode is the only exposure mode supported for video recording, but you can toggle between Auto and Manual modes when taking photos to help you with tasks such as capturing better nighttime shots.

DJI Mavic Mini skateboarding


DJI Mavic Mini: Flight Performance

How high can DJI Mavic Mini fly?

The default max flight height for your Mavic Mini is 120 m, which can be increased to 500 m by changing the settings in the DJI Fly app. The max takeoff altitude is 3000 m. But please be aware that the max flight height can change depending on the different rules and regulations observed across different countries and regions. We recommend that you check all relevant local laws and regulations for your aircraft each time before you fly. It’s always good to stay safe!

What is the max flight speed of DJI Mavic Mini?

The max speed of Mavic Mini depends on which flight mode the aircraft is set to: Sport mode, Position mode, or CineSmooth mode. The fastest horizontal speed Mavic Mini can reach is 13 m/s in Sport mode. But be careful! Mini moves really fast in Sport mode! Only use Sport mode after you’ve done a bit of flying and are used to controlling your aircraft.

If you want to know more information about Mini’s flight speed and different flight modes, check out Mavic Mini specs.

DJI Mavic Mini is so light! How does it perform with wind resistance?

Mavic Mini may be small, but it’s no pushover when it comes to handling windy weather, hovering stably at wind speeds of up to 8 m/s (level 4 winds).

Does DJI Mavic Mini have obstacle avoidance systems?

Mavic Mini’s downward sensors (along with it’s GPS) aid with positioning and stability. If you are flying in an area with obstacles, we recommend using Mavic Mini with the 360° Propeller Guard to protect the propellers and fly safely.

What video transmission technology does DJI Mavic Mini use?

Mavic Mini uses enhanced Wi-Fi transmission technology to help you maintain stable visual contact with your aircraft.

Mavic Mini


DJI Mavic Mini: Intelligent Features

Does DJI Mavic Mini have Pano, Timelapse, or Zoom functions?

No. Currently, Mavic Mini only supports single shot and timed photo modes. But if you’re looking to take some fun interesting footage, we do recommend trying one of Mavic Mini’s four special QuickShots!

Does DJI Mavic Mini support ActiveTrack or any other intelligent flight modes?

Mavic Mini supports four QuickShot modes for taking fun aerial videos: Rocket, Dronie, Circle, and Helix. Currently, ActiveTrack is not available for Mavic Mini.


DJI Mavic Mini: Remote Controller

What size phone fits in the remote controller?

Mavic Mini’s remote controller supports most smartphones on the market, but compatibility may be affected by large phone cases.*

  • Compatible phone sizes: 6.5-8.5mm thick and no more than 160mm long.

Can I connect to my drone using Wi-Fi and use my phone as a remote controller?

You can only control Mavic Mini using the remote controller.

Mavic Mini controller


DJI Mavic Mini: Battery

How long can DJI Mavic Mini fly for?

Fully charged, Mavic Mini has a 30-minute flight time when flown at a constant speed of 14 km/h in calm weather. Mavic Mini’s light weight and a 2400 mAh Li-Po Intelligent Flight Battery help it fly longer than your average drone.

How long does it take to charge?

Using the DJI 18W USB charger, a battery can be fully charged in 90 minutes.

Can I use the DJI Mavic Mini battery with other Mavic products?

No. The Mavic Mini Intelligent Flight Battery is not compatible with any other Mavic series aircraft, remote controllers, or the DJI Smart Controller. Stay safe and always ensure you are using the correct battery for your DJI product!

Mavic Mini battery hub


DJI Mavic Mini: DJI Fly app

Can I use DJI GO app?

No, Mavic Mini only works with the new DJI Fly app.

How do I update DJI Mavic Mini’s firmware?

When you connect to DJI Fly app, the app will automatically check the current firmware and alert you if an update is available. For more tutorials of how to use DJI Fly app, please click here.

Can I edit DJI Mavic Mini footage within the app?

With DJI Fly app, you can easily edit clips and create videos to be shared across your social media channels in just a couple of taps.

Is DJI Fly app available for download? Where can I download it?

We launched DJI Fly on November 11, 2019. You can download it from every major app store or from here.

Does DJI Fly app support drones other than DJI Mavic Mini?

Currently, DJI Fly app only supports Mavic Mini and Mavic Air 2, but we are planning on adding support for more drones in the future. Stay tuned!


DJI Mavic Mini: Accessories

Are there any additional accessories I can get?

The DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo includes the Mavic Mini, a remote controller, an extra pair of propellers, a 360° Propeller Guard, three flight batteries, a Two-Way Charging Hub, two USB cables, and a small carrying bag.

For extra style and functionality, the DJI Mini Bag fits your Mavic Mini, Two-Way Charging Hub, remote controller, other small objects, including products like Osmo Action and Osmo Pocket.

You will also be able to personalize Mavic Mini with a collection of shell stickers and colorful markers with the DIY Creative Kit.

Protect your FlyCam’s propellers en route to your destination with the Mavic Mini Propeller Holder (available in beige and charcoal).

Expand your creative options with the Snap Adapter and attach small accessories such as LED displays or building blocks on top of Mavic Mini.

Finally, ensure your Mavic Mini is always fully charged and ready for flight with the Charging Base, which doubles as a stylish display.

Mavic Mini Fly More Combo

Does DJI Mavic Mini support DJI Goggles?

Currently, Mavic Mini is not supported for use with DJI Goggles. Check out our official website for more information about compatible products.


DJI Mavic Mini: Warranty & Trade Up

What is the warranty period of DJI Mavic Mini?

Mavic Mini is under the standard DJI warranty. Please refer to the DJI after-sales policy for more information.

You can also purchase DJI Care Refresh, a comprehensive service plan that offers up to two replacement units and covers scenarios such as user error, collisions, and water damage for greater peace of mind. Discover more about DJI Care Refresh.

Is Mavic Mini included under the DJI Trade Up plan?

Yes. With DJI Trade Up, you can recycle an old device in exchange for DJI Credit, and use the credit when ordering Mavic Mini through the DJI Online Store. Trade-in your old device and get a Mavic Mini today!

DJI Mavic Mini and charging hub

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