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The rumors were true: DJI is releasing a new Mini 2 SE drone that offers several upgrades to the company’s existing entry-level drone. of OcuSync 2.0 This means the drone can now effectively fly more than twice as far as the original Mini SE. The “Enhanced WiFi” system on that model limited its range to a maximum of 4km. The new system should maintain a more stable video feed over longer distances. That said, the addition of OcuSync 2.0 may not be as valuable as the numbers suggest. Most jurisdictions require drones to be used to maintain line of sight. With a small UAV like the Mini 2 SE, it’s very likely that you’ll lose sight of the drone long before it even has a chance to fly 10km away.
Additionally, DJI says the Mini 2 SE can fly for 31 minutes on a single battery charge. This is a slight upgrade from the previous model’s maximum flight time of 30 minutes. Aside from these changes, the Mini 2 SE is pretty much identical to the model it’s replacing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Mini 2 SE weighs less than 249 grams, just like its predecessor. The new drone also inherits the aging but decent camera system found on the Mini SE. Equipped with a 3-axis gimbal and a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, it can shoot 2.7K video and 12-megapixel stills.
The DJI Mini 2 SE will be priced at $369 when it launches next month. In addition to selling the drone on its own, DJI is offering the Mini 2 SE as part of a “Fly More Combo” bundle that offers an extra battery, replacement propellers, and a carrying case for $519.
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