Why We Chose the DJI Mavic Mini

We’ve recently purchased our first ever drone and as complete novices in this space, we didn’t want to get an all singing all dancing MASSIVELY expensive drone. Especially because we were unsure as to how we would even get on with flying a drone!

Since purchasing our drone, the DJI Mavic Mini, a lot of you have been asking about it and why we chose this one in particular. So here’s our break down on why we chose the Mavic Mini!

What we were looking for

We decided we wanted something small and low cost, but also with decent power and with a camera good enough to post the footage onto our social media platforms @wearewanderingtravel.

The whole idea of being able to gain a different perspective from above or even just a wider angle of the places we visit is what really attracted us to looking into buying a drone in the first place!

Why we chose the DJI Mavic Mini Drone

We chose the Mavic Mini because it was small, low cost and only weighs 249g – meaning we wouldn’t need to purchase a drone license (something to think about if you’re a first time drone flyer!).

The camera isn’t top grade, but the gimbal camera supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos. So not quite your 4K, but considering its our first ever drone, we were happy with these specs!

Our thoughts after using it for the last 2 months

Definitely well worth the purchase and does exactly what we need it to do. 

The battery has up to 30 minutes fly time which is great, and because we bought the combo it provides 2 extra batteries, meaning we can have up to 90 minutes fly time if we so desired!

It’s quite nippy (fast), nice and small (fits nicely into our backpack) and captures some beautifully crisp shots. Meaning, once we can travel again, it’ll be the perfect travel companion. 

Below are the facts and figures, feel free to click through the links provided – yes we will earn a small commission if you decide to purchase, so thank you very much in advance if you do! 🙂

The facts

DJI Mavic Mini #affilink
Cost: £369 
Ultralight and Portable Drone, Battery Life 30 Minutes, Transmission Distance 2 KM, 3-Axis Gimbal, 12 MP, HD Video 2.7K, Lightweight, Easy to Edit and Share, QuickShots

DJI Mavic Mini Combo #affilink (the option we went for)
Cost: £459
Ultralight and Portable Drone, 30 min. Flight Time, Transmission 2 Km, 3-Axis Gimbal, 12MP, Video HD 2, 7K, 3 Batteries, Remote Controller, Intelligent Flight Battery

2 thoughts on “Why We Chose the DJI Mavic Mini

  1. Oooh this might be a nice little upgrade for us soon… we have the DJI Spark as it was the smallest one we could find at the time, but this one is a bit lighter! Need a good upgrade of our camera too before we head of to Canada as well I think!


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