Is The DJI Mini SE The New Best Beginner Camera Drone? Find Out!
DJI has long been the go-to for high-end professional drones across the world. It wasn’t until October 2019 and the reveal of the Mavic Mini that DJI refined their focus on the ‘beginners camera drone’ market.
Now, after the flyaway success of November 2020s Mini 2, DJI are working hard to corner the starter drone market once again. Whilst we believe that the Mini 2 is far and away from the best starter camera drone, it can be a bit pricey for those starting out.
The DJI Mini SE has now arrived in the UK to offer DJI’s flight experience at an affordable price point.
Let’s explore just how impressive the DJI Mini SE is and whether it’s worth your time (and money!).
What Is The DJI Mini SE?
The DJI Mini SE is a new(ish) version of the DJI Mini series of drones that has seen releases in Russia and across the pond.
Designed so that entry level pilots can take to the sky safely, the Mini SE takes advantage of a compact design which unfolds easily to get aerial faster than ever. Weighing in at under 250g, the Mini SE is a similar weight to your average smartphone. It also helps that the Mini SE can fit in the palm of your hand!
Billed as the ‘perfect creative companion’, the Mini SE makes flying simple. DJI’s collaborative technology works in unison with the DJI fly app to allow for a simplified flight experience with a perspective unlike any other.
As the Mini SE is aimed to target the beginner audience, it’s clear that safety has been a priority for DJI. Equipped with a 360° propellor guard, the Mini SE is fully prepared to improve flight safety.
The Mini SE also has DJI’s advanced sensor technology to allow the drone to hover precisely and securely.
A Camera to Fly For
For a beginners camera drone, the Mini SE features a surprisingly impressive camera! The stabalsied 3-axis gimbal has the ability to capture video clips at up 2.7k - perfect for the budding vlogger in your life. For you photography enthusiasts, stills can be captured at up to 4000 x 3000 resolution.
Whilst it may seem impossible to capture quality aerial content, the Mini SE makes it easy. With the ‘Quickshot’ feature, even the newest user can capture content that wows!
Every DJI drone uses an app and the Mini SE is no exception. The DJI Fly App offers a variety of ‘Creator Templates’ that can generate awesome videos with a touch of the screen. That means even those with no editing experience can make social media shareable content.
Editing and recording has never been simpler and with up to 4KM HD video transmission staying in range hasn’t either.
Is The DJI Mini SE Worth The Money?
The DJI Mini SE is a great looking drone, with surprisingly impressive features at a reasonable price point.
As DJI’s cheapest ever drone - other than the Ryze DJI drone which was made in collaboration - it does come with drawbacks in comparison to others in their market.
Despite this, DJI has packed the Mini SE with praiseworthy features at a far more reasonable price. We’ve shouted previously about how good the Mini 2 is, but from experience, as a starter drone, it can be a tough sell due to the price.
We’d recommend the DJI Mini SE as a cost-effective, beginners camera drone.