DJI Mavic Mini Review: DJI proves ‘smaller and cheaper’ doesn’t mean ‘worse’

DJI Mavic Mini Review: DJI proves ‘smaller and cheaper’ doesn’t mean ‘worse’

The mail had arrived with a small box. I had just gotten DJI’s newest drone so I could post this Mavic Mini review. And I’ll spill a secret: I was prepared to be disappointed. DJI’s newest, smallest drone wasn’t exactly positioned as an “upgrade” to drone technology. While DJI’s product launches typically have some sort of ‘new feature’ every time — the DJI Phantom 4 wowed us with sense and avoid, the Mavic Pro shocked us with its small size, the Spark amazed us with gesture control — the Mavic Mini didn’t really have any new features going for it. In fact, DJI stripped out many features on the Mavic Mini. There’s none of the comfort from sense and avoid — that feature is done. The video quality is supposedly worse — 2.7K on the Mavic Mini vs. 4K on every other Mavic drone. The big shocker with this drone? It’s price is $399, compared to the more than $1,000 that most of its big sibling Mavic drones go for (it’s closest competitor, the Mavic Air, starts at $919. Perhaps the world of artisan toast and craft coffee has primed me to believe that more expensive is better. DJI proved me wrong. The Mavic Mini is quite possibly my favorite drone to fly for most use cases. Here’s my DJI Mavic Mini review: Why DJI made the Mavic Mini Before I get into my DJI Mavic Mini review, it’s important you understand a bit of the Mavic Mini’s roots —

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Drone technology is better than ever. If you’re thinking of buying a new drone and getting into aerial photography, there are loads of options out there. In this guide, we’ll take a look through the best drones available on the market at the moment. Here are Dronelife’s recommended photography drones for pilots in 2020.  The […] The post The Best Photography Drones of 2020 appeared first on DRONELIFE. Drone technology is better than ever. If you’re thinking of buying a new drone and getting into aerial photography, there are loads of options out there. In this guide, we’ll take a look through the best drones available on the market at the moment. Here are Dronelife’s recommended photography drones for pilots in 2020.  The The post The Best Photography Drones of 2020 appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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The Arctic is getting greener…and that is a very bad thing.  Contrary to what you may have remembered from your grade school days, the Arctic is not the barren wasteland of ice that you may envision.  The Arctic is a rich environment where plants such as dwarf shrubs, a variety of grasses,  lichens, herbs, and […] The post Drones Help Scientists See that the Arctic Is Getting Greener appeared first on DRONELIFE. The Arctic is getting greener…and that is a very bad thing.  Contrary to what you may have remembered from your grade school days, the Arctic is not the barren wasteland of ice that you may envision.  The Arctic is a rich environment where plants such as dwarf shrubs, a variety of grasses,  lichens, herbs, and The post Drones Help Scientists See that the Arctic Is Getting Greener appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Drone Podcast: Ian Smith Speaks with Dr. Ernest Earon from REIN about “Insurtech” and DroneInsurance.com

Ian Smith of Commercial Drones FM speaks with Dr. Ernest Earon about REIN and their first product DroneInsurance , a great example of  how technology and AI are used to better serve insurance needs in the drone marketplace.  In this roughly 28 minute podcast,  Ian speaks to drone veteran Dr. Ernest Earon, EVP of Artificial Intelligence […] The post Drone Podcast: Ian Smith Speaks with Dr. Ernest Earon from REIN about “Insurtech” and DroneInsurance.com appeared first on DRONELIFE. Ian Smith of Commercial Drones FM speaks with Dr. Ernest Earon about REIN and their first product DroneInsurance , a great example of  how technology and AI are used to better serve insurance needs in the drone marketplace.  In this roughly 28 minute podcast,  Ian speaks to drone veteran Dr. Ernest Earon, EVP of Artificial Intelligence The post Drone Podcast: Ian Smith Speaks with Dr. Ernest Earon from REIN about “Insurtech” and DroneInsurance.com appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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SOARIZON by Thales announces strategic partnership with CG Labs

SOARIZON by Thales announces strategic partnership with CG Labs

SOARIZON, the integrated drone operations technology provider has formed a strategic partnership with CG Labs, experts in the capture and processing of data. Based in Milton Keynes, UK, CG Labs works across many different sectors including industrial, construction, agriculture and events specialising in visualization, modelling and measurement, where technology and data manipulation deliver a new […] SOARIZON, the integrated drone operations technology provider has formed a strategic partnership with CG Labs, experts in the capture and processing of data. Based in Milton Keynes, UK, CG Labs works across many different sectors including industrial, construction, agriculture and events specialising in visualization, modelling and measurement, where technology and data manipulation deliver a new Read More

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