DJI’s Mini SE, the sibling of the DJI Mini 2, is an ultra-lightweight and highly portable drone. It's equipped with a 3-Axis gimbal 2.7K camera and offers reliable 4km HD Video Transmission. Aimed at beginners and hobbyists, the Mini SE allows you to experiment with drone piloting and use DJI’s intelligent Fly App that will have you capturing professional-looking photos and footage in seconds.
DJI Mini SE Key Features:
- Powerful 1/2.3” CMOS Sensor
- 12MP aerial photos & 2.7K Quad HD video
- Impressively lightweight at under 249g
- 3-axis motorised gimbal provides stability
- Reliable & stable 4km HD video transmission
- Vision sensor & GPS precision hovering
- QuickShot modes include Dronie, Circle & Helix
- A long maximum flight time of 30 minutes
- Support automatic Return to Home (RTH)
- Make use of DJI’s highly intelligent DJI Fly app
- A variety of Creator Templates for instant films
- Simplified recording & editing
Make sure to familiarise yourself with the Drone Code before purchase
Expanded DJI Mini SE Key Features:
Camera & Sensor
The DJI Mini SE is designed to provide professional performance for hobbyists and those who want to explore drone use without spending masses of money. The SE is equipped with an advanced 3-Axis Gimbal 2.7K Camera. Its 1/2.3” CMOS sensor offers 12MP aerial photos and can capture 2.7K Quad HD videos, both of which are stabilised by that 3-axis motorised gimbal that ensures clear, ultra-smooth footage. Again, this is an ideal arsenal for beginners or holiday goers who want to try out a drone that can not only capture impressive detail but is ultra-lightweight at just 249g and highly portable too.
Professional Shots Quick!
Like all DJI drones, you have access to the highly intelligent DJI Fly App. This app can help you produce professional-quality videos in seconds. Not only can you make use of the simplified record and edit process, but the DJI Mini SE utilises the same professional cinematic QuickShot modes as the Mini 2 that help you perform complicated aerial manoeuvres for stunning, eye-opening footage. These include, but are not limited to, Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket. Finally, once you’ve caught that perfect shot, the app allows you to easily edit and then quickly share your shots and clips on social media for all your friends to see.
Have a Safe Flight
The Mini SE shares several smart features with its Mini II sibling. These features are put in place to ensure a safer flight for you and your drone. Something especially useful for first-time flyers. There’s the Smart Return to Home (RTH) feature that allows you to recall the drone back to the starting point at any time. Just tap the RTH button on the remote or the DJI Fly app and the drone will make its way back to you.
Making set up all the easier is the automatic takeoff function that launches the drone into the air itself and in turn, frees up the hassle of having to manually launch the drone. Finally, there’s precision hovering. This allows you to make the drone stay at a certain height whilst hoovering, meaning you can focus on framing your shot over piloting the drone.
The SE or Mini 2?
So what is best for me? While there are many similarities between these two drones such as their powerful cameras and impressive level 5 wind resistance, these drones are aimed at two different types of users. The Mini 2 with its slightly extended flight range, higher resolution and upgraded camera, is aimed at more experienced drone users or those who require these extra features.
While the DJI Mini SE doesn’t have these functions, this drone isn’t intended for advanced users. It’s still a highly advanced and impressive piece of kit that can easily equip beginners and hobbyists with the opportunity to capture elevated photos and videos. It gives you the chance to become acquainted with drone piloting while still providing breathtaking footage.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x DJI Mini SE
- 1 x Remote Controller
- 1 x Intelligent Flight Battery
- 1 x Pair of Spare Propellers
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Communication Cable-USB-C
- 1 x Gimbal Protector
- 1 x RC Cable (Micro USB connector)
- 1 x RC Cable (USB-C connector)
- 1 x RC Cable (Lightning connector)
- 1 x Pair of Spare Control Sticks
- 6 x Spare Screw
- 1 x Screwdriver
Do I need a drone licence?
From November 2019, the minimum weight requirement to register a drone with the CAA is 250 grams - Technically this means that the tiny drone can be flown without registration. However, qualifications are still needed for commercial drone use and even then, this doesn't mean you can fly your Mini SE anywhere. Make sure you know the rules and consult the Drone Code before you fly, and if you want to fly commercially, you need to take the PfCO CAA exam (Permission for Commercial Operations).
Does DJI Mini SE have internal storage? Can I install a MicroSD card?
There is no internal storage - You will need a microSD card to store photos and videos. You can use 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256BG microSD cards.
Is DJI Mini SE waterproof?
The DJI Mini SE is not waterproof. Flying in adverse weather conditions can cause damage and will be unsafe to fly in.
Does DJI Mini SE support obstacle sensing?
The DJI Mini SE does not support obstacle sensing. It’s recommended that you fly with the 360° Propeller Guard to protect the propellers fully and improve flight safety.
What is the maximum mobile device size supported by the DJI Mini SE remote controller?
6.5-8.5 mm in width, shorter than 160 mm in length, and a protective case is not recommended. Mobile devices larger than these dimensions are not supported.
How often do DJI Mini SE propellers need to be replaced?
Always check propellers for cracks, wear, warp, corrosion, and loose screws before any flight. If any damage is present, the propellers should be replaced.
What DJI Mini 2 accessories can be used with DJI Mini SE?
The DJI Mini SE Intelligent Flight Battery, propellers, Two-Way Charging Hub, and 360° Propeller Guard are compatible with DJI Mini 2.
How is DJI Mini SE different from DJI Mini 2 in appearance?
The designs are generally the same. The main differences are DJI Mini SE does not have "4K" printed on the lens, and the rear aircraft status indicator is not clickable.
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