Compare All Sub 250gram Mini Pocket Camera Drones

Compare All Sub 250gram Mini Pocket Camera Drones

With the release of the first ever sub 250g aerial photography and film making drone, the DJI Mavic Mini a couple of years ago. We have now seen a number of drone manufacturers release their own lightweight and pocket style camera drone.

The DJI Mini 2 came out in late 2020 and was closely followed by the Fimi X8 Mini which is their first delve in to the pocket, lightweight folding camera drones.

And now in mid 2021, we have seen the release of the Hubsan Zino Mini Pro and the SE models.

Seeing as we have the biggest catalogue of camera drones anywhere with smart filters to help you find the right camera drone for you, we'd create this article which we will keep up to date as new sub 250g drones come out so that you can quickly compare all of the latest and greatest mini drones in one place.

List of Sub 250g Camera Drones

There are far more sub 250 gram camera drones available on the market, but here at ActionCameraFinder.com we only list camera drones which we feel are capable of being great film making and aerial photography tools for video and photography work.

Some of these are not the biggest brands, such as DJI, but they are more than capable of capturing stunning aerial shots and helping you create the films you want to create.

We have successfully used a couple of these drones for video stock footage and even had some work on the biggest TV networks in the world.

And the reason we managed to get such great footage, is because we had the camera drones with us, and that is the beauty of these mini pocketable camera drones, you shouldn't have any excuse, other than high winds to not have the drone with you.

And below you can compare each and every sub 250g mini camera drone, whether you're looking for the longest battery life, or the biggest transmission distance.

Whatever it is, we have included each and every feature of each sub 250g drone so that you can compare them side by side. And when we add new camera drones to the database and they are 249grams or lighter, they will automatically get added to this list, so you can always compare the latest releases by all camera drone manufacturers.

As you look through the table to compare the specific features of each camera drone, take a look at the far right where it says more specs. You can select the individual features by which you wish to compare the drones and limit the comparison table to just these columns which will make it easier to directly compare the multiple drones in the table.

Buy Image Title Price Video reviews Release Date Manufacturer Diagonal Distance Dimensions (smallest) Volume Size Controller Type Controller Dimensions Controller Volume Size Weight Controller Weight Drone & Controller Combined Volume Drone & Controller Combined Weight Size Physical Features Max Speed Max Ascent Speed Max Descent Speed Max Wind Speed Wind Resistance Max Flight Altitude Transmission Distance Flight Time Noise Level Charge Time Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life) Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time) Positioning Sensor Focal Length Field of View Max Bitrate Image Sensor Image Sensor Size Image Sensor Size Diagonal Photo Resolution Slow mo (1080p) Slowest FPS (1080p) Best Video Resolution Flight Modes Image Format Image Processor Obstacle Avoidance Photo Modes Resolution and FPS Pairings Auto Shot Modes Tracking Modes Video Format Zoom Video Modes Image Stabilization Pros Cons User Guide
dji mavic mini drone DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs $499 2 years ago DJI

Physical Specs

213mm 140 × 82 × 57 mm 654cm³ remote controller and smart phone 145 × 80 × 45 mm 522cm³ 249grams 244 grams 1176cm³ 493 grams small folding arms

Performance Specs

46kmh 4m/s 3m/s 28kmh level 4 3000m 4 km 30 minutes 74 decibels 90 minutes 25/100 23.00km GPS

Photo and Video Specs

24mm 83° 40 Mbps 1/2.3" Inch 7.66mm 12mp 2x 60fps 2.7k cinematic mode, normal mode, position mode, sport mode JPEG none auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps circle, dronie, helix, rocket none H.264, MP4 none manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video 3 axis gimbal
  • One of the smallest camera drones on the market
  • Under 250 grams 
  • Has manual ISO, manual shutter speed and white balance settings for recording videos
  • No RAW image support for photos
  • Unstable in medium to strong winds
  • For DJI drones and their flying apps, you need specific phones on Android or iPhone 7 or later. We have tried multiple 64bit Android phones on Android 9 and still been unable to use their flying apps, so please check before purchasing.
DJI Mavic Mini User Guide Manual and PDF Download
DJI Mini 2 camera drone DJI Mini 2 Camera Drone Specs $449 1 year ago DJI

Physical Specs

160mm 138 × 81 × 58 mm 648cm³ remote controller and smart phone 249grams small folding arms

Performance Specs

57kmh 5m/s 3m/s 37kmh level 5 4000m 10 km 31 minutes 82 minutes 27/100 47.00km GLONASS, GPS, GALILEO

Photo and Video Specs

24mm 83° 100 Mbps 1/2.3" Inch 7.66mm 12mp 2x 60fps 4k normal mode, sport mode DNG, JPEG, raw downward auto exposure bracketing, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, panorama, single shot, sphere panorama, standard photo 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps, 4k 24fps, 4k 30fps boomerang, circle, dronie, helix, rocket MP4 digital manual ISO, manual shutter speed 3 axis gimbal DJI Mini 2 Camera Drone User Guide and PDF How To Manual for Download
fimi x8 mini 2021 camera drone Fimi X8 Mini Pro Camera Drone $369 7 months 3 weeks ago Xiaomi Fimi

Physical Specs

168mm 145 × 85 × 56 mm 690cm³ remote controller and smart phone 706cm³ 245grams 260 grams 505 grams small folding arms

Performance Specs

16kmh 5m/s 3m/s 38kmh level 5 500m 8 km 31 minutes 120 minutes 20/100 16.00km

Photo and Video Specs

80° 100 Mbps 1/2.6" Inch 7.04mm 12mp 2x 60fps 4k DNG, JPEG, raw none HDR, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, single shot, standard photo 1080p 30fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 24fps, 4k 30fps active track F-log, H.264, H.265, MP4 digital HDR, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video 3 axis gimbal
hubsan zino mini se camera drone Hubsan Zino Mini SE Camera Drone Specs $349 4 months 3 weeks ago Hubsan

Physical Specs

166mm 137 × 94 × 61 mm 785cm³ remote controller and smart phone 249grams small

Performance Specs

57kmh 4m/s 3m/s 38kmh level 5 4000m 6 km 45 minutes 90 minutes 33/100 GPS, optical flow, GLONASS

Photo and Video Specs

80° 100 Mbps 1/2.6" Inch 7.04mm 12mp 2x 60fps 4k single shot 4k 30fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps digital 3 axis gimbal

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