DJI Mavic Mini Leaked Photos and specs – Is it under 250 grams?

DJI Mavic Mini has been Rleased (Specs and footage)

The DJI mavic Mini Has been released just a few minutes ago!

You can get it from the official DJI site at an incredible price.

A few of its main specs include:

  • 2.7k video
  • 4km range
  • 3 axis gimbal

As predicted, most of these are actually true

The Mavic Mini from DJI is definitely a leak that makes me excited, as you can already see from the pictures that there are too many details to be just a hoax and it might just be under 250grams.

What should you expect from this article:

  • I'll go over each detail I can see in the pictures
  • List of leaked specs (not guaranteed)
  • Debate a few of the possible specs from the looks of it.
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DJI Mavic MINI photos- why this is a real leak

I don't know if DJI is doing this intentionally, or if they're really bad at managing their employees, but it's like the fourth time a leak like this has shown up. I'm pretty sure it's a marketing strategy to build hype by now.

I consider this to be 100% a real leak, because of the following reasons:

  1. The blue background is the same or similar to the one with the leaked pictures of the DJI Spark (and that proved to be true).
  2. Nobody would bother to create a great looking product like this just foar a hoax.
  3. There actually is demand on the market for good quality drones under 250grams.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark

I always wished DJI spark was foldable, and I guess this is the solution DJI is going to offer. Although the two drones seem to be about the same size, the Mavic is slightly thinner and of course it has the foldable arms, which makes it way more compact than any drone we've seen so far from DJI.

And again, if you notice, both leaks have the same blue background and that makes me think that this has to be a legit leak.This time even the photos are more accurate.

The propellers are foldable as you can see, and it seems to come with a simple charger and usb cable. I'm expecting it to come with a controller also, or maybe a separate bought one, like the spark used to. But I definitely wouldn't be happy with only Wifi range.
 
As you can see on the front arms, the wires are exposed, probably because the product is not yet ready.

 

There is a micro usb slot in the back along with a micro SD card reader.
From the front, we can see that it comes with a gimbal cover I think that hides what looks like a pretty big camera for its size. Very similar in shape to the Mavic 2 pro. The gimbal cover looks pretty solid and wide.

 

As we can see in the front there are 2 obstacle avoidance sensors as we've been used to.
There's also a pic with the bottom of the aircraft, that shows what looks like  2 or 3 downward facing sensors for more precise landing and hovering. 

Close to the camera we can find an on and off button next to some battery LEDs. The cooling sistem can also be found on the belly of the aircraft in what looks a lot like some fish gills.

 Between me and you, I always thought the Mavic looked like a shark.
There's also some dark spots here that look like places where one could screw certain accessories on it. Maybe they're made for attaching legs or external devices.

 

From bellow we can see the actual camera size, in what looks like a 2 axis gimbal, similar to the one on the spark, but might as well just be a 3 axis one. The camera and gimbal seems to be about 2.5 cm wide, which is a pretty good size, the bigger the better as it can fit more technology in there.
The last photo is one from the inside, which again shows the level of detail one would have to go to fake this.

We can see there's a round battery slot this time, covering most of the space inside the aircraft, and even going outside a bit. 

The battery has a hatch this time, not being exposed, so it may be easier to manufacture as it doesn't require the additional plastic, led's and buttons, those being on the aircraft now.
Now, the big question, will the Mavic Mini be under 250 grams to make it legal to fly without registration in most countries?

 

We can't know for sure until DJI actually releases the official specs. But Considering its really small size there's a good chance. And again, DJI, with their every product have carefully selected a strong need in the market and filling a gap  for the consumers to enjoy. 

I don't think they would release a drone that's basically just the Spark with a different design, It has to cater to a different market, and this time it's probably going to be people on a budget that want a small, under 250 grams drone that they can take through the airport and not care to register it.
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Leaked specs (speculation) 18th of aug

Battery Life

18min

Range

3000m

Controller

Yes

Gimbal

3 axis

These specs have been leaked on the internet recently, but can't be 100% trusted, so take them with a grain of salt. I have my doubts that the drone has a 3 axis gimbal, but anyway, let's get to it.

Here are my own estimations:

  • under 250 grams
  • 2 axis gimbal
  • under $400
  • over 1km range
  • wifi technology (like mavic Air)
  • 15 min flight time
Aircraft 
Takeoff Weight245 g
Dimension140x140x53mm
Diagonal Distance (propellers excluded)170mm
Max Ascent Speed9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) in Sport Mode without wind)
Max Descent Speed9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) in Auto Landing Mode
Max Speed31 mph (50 kph) in Sport Mode without wind
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level13,123 feet (4,000 m)
Max Flight Time18 minutes (no wind at a consistent 12.4 mph (20 kph)
Max Hovering Time17 minutes (no wind)
Operating Temperature Range32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS/GLOSNASS
Hovering Accuracy RangeVertical +/- 0.1m (when Vision Positioning is active or … Horizontal +/- 0.3m (when Vision Positioning is active or +/1 1.5m
Transmitter Power (EIRP)2.4 GHz … and 5.8 GHz …
Operating Frequency2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.825 GHz
GIMBAL 
Controllable RangePitch –85° to 0°
Stabilization3-axis mechanical (pitch, roll, yaw)
3D SENSING SYSTEM
Obstacle Sensing Range1–16ft (0.2–5m)
Operating EnvironmentSurface should be larger than 20x20cm and able diffuse reflection, with reflection rate >20%(eg. Wall, tree, people
VISION POSITIONING SYSTEM 
Velocity Range≤22.4 mph (36 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground
Altitude Range0–26 ft (0–8 m)
Operating Range0–98 ft (0–30 m)
Operating EnvironmentSurface with clear patterns, enables diffuse reflection with >20% reflection rate. Adequate lighting (lux>15)
CAMERA 
Sensor1/2.3″ CMOS, Effective pixels 12MP
LensFOV 81.9° 25mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.6
ISO RangeVideo 100–3200, Photo 100–1600
Electronic Shutter Speed2–1/8000s
Image Size4000×3000
Still Photography ModesSingle Shot, Burst Shooting: 3 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias, Interval 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s
Video Resolution4K: 3840×2160 30p, 2.7K: 2688×1515 60p, FHD: 1920×1080 120p
Max Video Bitrate60Mpbs
Supported File SystemsFAT32 (≤32GB)
Photo FormatJPEG
Video FormatMP4 (MPEG–4 AVC/H.264)
Wi-Fi 
Operating Frequency2.4GHz / 5.8GHz
Max Transmission Distance100m (Distance)…
REMOTE CONTROLLER 
Operating Frequency2.4GHz
Max Transmission Distance2.400 – 2.483GHz (unobstructed, free of interference), FCC 3.1mi (5km); CE: 1.8mi (3km); SRRC 1.2 mi (2km), 5.725 – 5.825GHz (unobstructed, free of interference), FCC: 3.1mi (5km); CE: 1.8mi (3km); SRRC 1.2mi (2km)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0°–40°C)
Battery3000mAh
Transmitter Power2.4GHz: FCC: ≤26dBm; CE:≤18dBm; SRCC: ≤18dBm, 5.8GHz: FCC: ≤28dBm; CE:≤14dBm; SRCC: ≤26dBm
Operating Current/Voltage950mAh @3.7V
Supported Mobile Device SizeThickness range: 6.5–8.5mm, Max length: 160mm
Charger 
Input100–240V; 50/60Hz; 0.5A
Output5V/3A; 9V/2A; 12V/1.5A

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

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2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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