The best drone under $500 (DJI Mini 2 review)

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The DJI Mini 2 is the best drone under $500. DJI’s first Mavic Mini drone was clearly made for people making their first step into the drone world. But its successor, the Mini 2 which now supports OcuSync and has an improved camera makes a very strong argument for even more experienced pilots and content creators.
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The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
There is always SO much to test and talk about when it comes to drones. If you want to know more about anything specific or you think I missed something, please let me know down in the comments and we can chat! - Vjeran
Skyviews 4K
Skyviews 4K महिन्यापूर्वी
Hey what a useful video..I also have dji mini 2 and i get some really good footage with it for my channel...the only problem is that I ve never reached a range higher than 1km 🤔
Kalpesh Patel
Kalpesh Patel 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Nice video. I thought flying above cities isn't permitted or one has to apply for permissions to do so. Interesting to see you casually flying it above :)
pa maj MARTINI VAN MAN 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@beast95117 Keeping line of site is always safer, going behind buildings is always a gamble. Keep up High enough to circle the building but still maintaining line of site or, move to position yourself to get video from the back of the building at same hight as before then edit to look continus. I hope this helps 👍 I didn't take the insurance cover so I play it safe 😬
Anoop k
Anoop k 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
How get free dji drone . Dji drone my dream drone
Dub Taal
Dub Taal 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great review...and amazing job of capturing SF! It's worth mentioning that the original Mavic Mini did not get an upgrade that added RAW or Cinelike. As such, I think most OG Mini owners are feeling a little abandoned by DJI considering technically speaking, the MM would support a few feature upgrades. But there's always litchi!
Mark Gaucher
Mark Gaucher 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great review, very informative, I enjoyed every minute of this video. Thank you.
kisuke urahara
kisuke urahara 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Not Dieter 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Trey Rahman
Trey Rahman 9 दिवसांपूर्वी
"Womp womp" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤙🏼
4K Hong Kong
4K Hong Kong 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Very informative. It’s been 3 months and I have zero regrets with my purchase of the Mavic Mini 2.
Naviss 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Nice review, & and such a powerful drone in a small package ! Anyone know what backpack he uses?
Canaan Whitston
Canaan Whitston 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
where are you finding this for under $500??
Jacob Van der Vorst
Jacob Van der Vorst 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
But is it only for apple?
ABDUL SHARIF 18 दिवसांपूर्वी
I will maximize the use of the Dji Mini 2 before I upgrade.
Harry M
Harry M 19 दिवसांपूर्वी
How loud it is compared to a Mavic Air? I have a Mavic Air but I don't like it because of the noise.
Phasefella tv
Phasefella tv 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
Does mavic mini 2 have active track ??? Where it follows you
The Verge
The Verge 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
It does not since it doesn’t have sensors. Protip: you can control the camera while the drone is “returning to home”. So you can try to cheat it. - Vjeran
Duncan73 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
John Froschauer
John Froschauer 25 दिवसांपूर्वी
I really liked your review. I loved your shots of SF. I always seemed to find trouble when I would fly in GG Park, Ocean Beach, or anywhere in the city.
Evan Wiger
Evan Wiger 29 दिवसांपूर्वी
noise isn't an issue if you have Topaz AI Denoise. i don't use anything over iso 200 anyway.
Marcos Armendariz
Marcos Armendariz महिन्यापूर्वी
Ok so the camera is the worst but also it'll satisfy experienced users, etc!? Which one is it!?
hateyouwithapassion1 महिन्यापूर्वी
It was the cat on the leash for me
J Rob
J Rob महिन्यापूर्वी
Why the mask when you are by yourself, or at least 6 feet from anyone else? Makes no sense, unless you are just woke flexing or hopefully, being ironic. By the way, I really liked your review otherwise.
jManraM महिन्यापूर्वी
Best automatic drone for superb shots. If you're trying to go insane mode and freestyle then FPV race drones is what u need 🔥🔥
orlando camejo
orlando camejo महिन्यापूर्वी
brandnaqua महिन्यापूर्वी
i like it!
H B महिन्यापूर्वी
Do I still need a permit for it in the us? In Canada, we need a permit for everything over 0.25 kilograms Thanks
Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez महिन्यापूर्वी
Great review! Thank you
Miku महिन्यापूर्वी
What editing app do you use?
Speaker Subject
Speaker Subject महिन्यापूर्वी
Umm I think you forgot the Battery life of one flight... That's the important one too.
AJ PARKER महिन्यापूर्वी
I just purchased this drone and the DJI refresh. I managed to clip some low lying branches and cracked the housing where the rear leg folds up to. Now there is extra flex where there should not be. Can I purchase that plastic piece, or must I use my "insurance" and send it in? 😢 FML
Stacy Moore
Stacy Moore महिन्यापूर्वी
seriously, the mask in the woods? he must follow that famous tennis player Labron James i think his name is; driving a convertible alone with a mask on.
doug riter
doug riter महिन्यापूर्वी
Cool review.
W H महिन्यापूर्वी
Why are you wearing a mask outside?
Don Engel
Don Engel महिन्यापूर्वी
Could this be paired with the headset used by the FPV, since it uses Ocusync?
Im 12
Im 12 महिन्यापूर्वी
cries in 1k Ausralian for the combo
Gold Formation
Gold Formation महिन्यापूर्वी
Wesley Chapman
Wesley Chapman 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
where's 3:32 called?
just for fun
just for fun 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
average Joe does not know how to edit and make it look cinematic .... was expecting that row footage and review about that
JD Velez
JD Velez 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Been researching which drone to buy for a while!! Just purchased the mavic mini 2 on amazon!! Crossing my fingers!! Thanks for the review!!
G Star
G Star 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
LOL. This fool wearing a mask outdoors with no one else around. Are people really that stupid?
Jun 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Very nice drone. Indeed, very user-friendly for beginners.
Democrat Pro
Democrat Pro 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
stupid mask
Toby and James Goldsmith
Toby and James Goldsmith 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
3:00 is that a…..CAT?!?
MasJoko 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
should i but this mini 2, mavic air 2 or just wait the new drone to launch tomorrow?
Tyler Mccreery
Tyler Mccreery 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Go peep out some my videos shot on the mavic air 2 at McCreery187
Dale A
Dale A 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Stimulus passed. Mini2 soon.
Publ1c One
Publ1c One 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
If your judgement on wearing masks in anyway reperesents your judgement on this product NO WAY I am interested. You are in a FOREST ... ALONE .... Man, the levels of ignorance this displays is reaching new heights.
Víctor H. Flores
Víctor H. Flores 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Seems that everyone on verge must sound like dieter
Meco 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Not Dieter did a great job on this review
BB Creations
BB Creations 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Thanks for the video man. Thinking about asking for this drone for my birthday as my fist real drone but I don't know I would love to have sensors so I don't crash it 😂
Omar Ahmad
Omar Ahmad 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This video reminded me how beautiful San Francisco is
alfred Gunter
alfred Gunter 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
bi.g things come in bigg packages 66 size 18 shoe🍆🍆🍆
American Movie Podcast
American Movie Podcast 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I wish it had auto tracking and a bigger sensor
Marjukka Heikkinen
Marjukka Heikkinen 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I love these shots of SF. They’re so beautiful.
Murtz T
Murtz T 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What kinda face mask was that you had on @ 1:39?
James Patton
James Patton 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
the video footage you got was all fantastic
Abraham Tario
Abraham Tario 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
If I buy now... dji will drop mini3.. reason why I haven’t bought one haha
CG XIII महिन्यापूर्वी
I just ordered mine 😅 hoping.a new one doesn’t come out soon!
arturo sanchez
arturo sanchez 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
No fly zone you fly in restricted areas FAA is watching you
Brian Wood
Brian Wood 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What pack are you using in this video?
Daily life
Daily life 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Finally quite a disappointing drone. Is there another brand that offers better results for this range of price ?
Jake Randolph
Jake Randolph 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What software do you use to edit these videos?
Johanon Zimmerman
Johanon Zimmerman 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You lost my respect when you wore a mask outside.
Bian Magic
Bian Magic 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The reason why I think the Mini series will never get sensors is because it will kill the Mavic air Series. If the Minis had sensors there will be no reason to get the air.
H4n Mil
H4n Mil 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Never had a drone before, for photo to counter the noise can it be set to take a few seconds of exposure since it can be floating in the air?
Ryan Kim
Ryan Kim 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Was hoping the new mini would have sensors for obstacle avoidance. Guess I'm going to have to wait to buy for the next version :/
Glen Smith
Glen Smith 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Fantastic drone, but not the best drone under $500.
Radycal 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
you broke my ears just for that transition?
C. 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Is the "green chromatic aberations" a Verge signature video look? I think I've seen it before, but it looks interesting, a bit vintage. :)
Сергей Антонов
Сергей Антонов 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Классное видео! Респект автору!
TERMINAL OUTDOORS 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I love my DJI mini 2. I have flown it in about every condition I could think of, and made a few videos to show.
xBlockhead 28 दिवसांपूर्वी
No problems flying in the rain?
Diego Teliz
Diego Teliz 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great review but... man! those drones shots are awesome!
Andrew Pollack
Andrew Pollack 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great work! This drone sells itself, but your videography makes it even more compelling
Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Weird question but... that sage hoodie, where's it from?
charis antoniades
charis antoniades 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
When do you think is the best time to buy the mini 2 between now and july? Do you expect any price drops anytime?
Pooja Nive
Pooja Nive 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
In india helight limit is only 15 metre
Aung Myint choco
Aung Myint choco 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You guys say that is a good camera! It is seem awesome
Riast Ullah
Riast Ullah 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This is such a great review!
Chill2020 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I'm a beginner. I've been studying drones for couple months now. So, is the Mavic mini 2, or mavic air 2 or mavic pro 2. Can I get another point of view for a beginner what would you buy outta these 3?
Tolga Balci
Tolga Balci 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
02:13 Even though OcuSync 2 standard has the capability to transmit in 1080p, DJI Mini 2 is limited to transmitting only at 720p/30fps. It was one of my main deterrents when I was looking to buy a Mini 2 vs Air 2, but I ended up going with the Mini 2 anyway. 720p on the remote I think is perfectly fine.
Mojex 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Does the DJI Mavic Mini have RAW phot's now? 7:55
Kael 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Where's Dieter.
Bheekham Singh
Bheekham Singh 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Delivery in india, and price
- 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I use a mavic air 2 and honestly i hate myself for not selling it and buying the mini 2, we have new eu drone regulations and i just bought a drone exam to legally fly my ma2. That means I totally payed 1000 euros to fly it
Proper Gander
Proper Gander 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This ‘not Dieter’ guy is an absolute Snacc! We need more of him for sure!
Dennis Moore
Dennis Moore 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Big things come in little packages. Just ask my wife.
Jake Riffle
Jake Riffle महिन्यापूर्वी
How little is your wife??😜😜
l'Empereur महिन्यापूर्वी
She agreed. Told me to come back next week.
Bowen Supple
Bowen Supple महिन्यापूर्वी
Grïffīñ Døräń
Grïffīñ Døräń 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Raymond Fernando
Raymond Fernando 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Worse camera?
Patrick Hansen
Patrick Hansen 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The DJI Mini 2 is my favorite drone right now. For casual flying, I prefer it even against my MA2.
NIkola Radunovic
NIkola Radunovic महिन्यापूर्वी
@Ed Fitzgerald definitely doesn't feel cheap and flimsy, it's plastic and it was made to be light, but the plastic is very sturdy and blades too, don't crash it tho as it will probably break something.
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald महिन्यापूर्वी
@Message In the Bottle I haven’t really gotten to test out the mavic air 2 but you get what you pay for, you know?
Message In the Bottle
Message In the Bottle 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Ed Fitzgerald got it 👍, I'll do more research about it
Ed Fitzgerald
Ed Fitzgerald 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Message In the Bottle the recording on the mini 2 is ok, but the gimbal dips in sport mode and also sadly no time lapse
Message In the Bottle
Message In the Bottle 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Ed Fitzgerald definitely want a "video" recording/broadcast flying drone, however definitely want below 500 bucks.
Roy Hale
Roy Hale 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
So many good things to say about the Mini 2!
marko popovic
marko popovic 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great video. Do you maybe have this raw videos for download to see quality more precisely, also to test how it handles color correcting? Thank you, that would be amazing :)
Matt 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Walking around, wearing a diaper mask when there is nobody within 6 feet of you
Ash Stubbings
Ash Stubbings 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You have yourself a new subscriber my friend. many thanks for a very informative video.
P-51 GlintHawK
P-51 GlintHawK 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Have you experienced any issues with the gimbal kick on the mini 2? Or not being able to move back or forward if the camera is at a full 90 degrees downward?
The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Great question and yes, I have. There's less room for gimbal to move around, so while flying in sport mode it'll stay around 15 degrees. Secondly, I take a lot of pano photos (the ultra-wide ones) and occasionally those will get cancelled out if the wind is stronger, thus making the drone level itself out, thus obstructing the gimbal. It was very rare and more often than not, I'd just try it a few times and cross my fingers it'll work. - Vjeran
Peter Colichidas
Peter Colichidas 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I like you video because of the drone (which I have) and the SF shots. We live in Germany now but we do miss SF and the Bay Area. I subscribed for the same reasons, SF and drones.
The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
And I miss Germany! Thank you for the sub! :) - Vjeran
Max Dorsey
Max Dorsey 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Christ. I feel bad for anyone with a mavic.
Vikingdescendent 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
3:01 more cat please!
Zo Torres
Zo Torres 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
for the price great for daylight and not as usable for night time. nice
Ivan Matz
Ivan Matz 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I get that its very cheap, but obstacle avoidance should be mandatory by law.
The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Agreed, I think that at least front facing sensor are a must-have now. I do believe that with better sensors and better tech there will be a stronger argument for more lenient laws. - Vjeran
Mangled Moccasins
Mangled Moccasins 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The verge underestimates A lot
Hector 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Where’s the enhanced photo mode ?
The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
When you look at the photos you have already taken there's a little magic wand icon in the bottom right corner. - Vjeran
Geo Drone
Geo Drone 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
You don't use AUTO....because even at MA2 Auto means a fkd up image...Always used manual WB, manual ISO, manual SS...So not "just Auto"...
Alex Ionut Coman
Alex Ionut Coman 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The sensor is 1/2.3 = 0.43 inch, way larger than a quarter of the Mavic 2 pro's 1 inch 😊
The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Right and how many of those [0.43-inch diagonally] rectangles can you fit into a 1-inch rectangle? ;) - Vjeran
Rohit S
Rohit S 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hello, may I please ask how you got clearance to fly in and around Golden Gate park? Do we need authorization from FAA for that? Or is it approved? Thank you
L318BLACKSHEEP 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Wtf do you mean it has the worse camera 🤣🤣🤣🤣 the camera on this hummingbird is fckn awesome
The Verge
The Verge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Worse than M2P. Sorry if that wasn't clear! - Vjeran
Daniel Maidment
Daniel Maidment 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
How many ads do you need?
Jihad Markabawi
Jihad Markabawi 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Best drone ever i love it i use it always
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