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DJI just announced the latest addition to its Mavic series, the Mini, and what’s most notable about it is its weight of 249 grams at takeoff. In the Canadian Authorities as well as the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires registration on all unmanned aerial vehicles weighing between 250 grams (0.55 pounds) and 55 pounds, and similar laws apply in many other countries.

Ultralight weight may be the Mavic Mini’s headline feature, but focusing on that overlooks the fact that it’s also a pretty capable drone at a very accessible price point. Let’s take a look at the Mavic Mini in more detail to understand where it stands out and what you may need to give up to get a drone this tiny.

Key features

  • 249g total weight
  • 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor
  • 24mm equivalent lens (83ยบ FOV)
  • Fixed F2.8 aperture
  • 12MP photo resolution
  • 2.7K/30p and 1080/30p video
  • 30-minute flight time