Spec Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
Here we breakdown the specs of these two drones side by side to see which film making drone has what to offer.
From the off, you can see there is a huge difference in size and in price, the Mavic Mini can be had for around $499 and the Phantom 4 Pro V2 is three times that at $1999.
These prices may differ depending on sales you find.
The diagonal distance in their smallest form is 213mm for the Mavic Mini and 350mm for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2, this is a considerable size difference and is shown even more so when you compare the volume of both of the camera drones.
The Mavic Mini has a volume of 654cm³ whilst the Phantom 4 Pro V2 is nearly five times bigger at 2854cm³, which is equivalent to a 2 litre bottle of pop and nearly another litre on top of that.
This is represented in the weight differences too, with the Mavic Mini being just 249grams and the Phantom 4 Pro V2 having a weight of 1375grams which is well over a kilogram and without it's controller too.
They have very similar field of views of 83° and 84°, which makes the Phantom 4 Pro V2 1 degree better and can see a wider field of view when filming.
There is a large difference in max speed, with the Mavic Mini capable of 46kmh and the Phantom 4 Pro V2 capable of 72kmh top speed.
The same continues on for the ascent and descent speed, with the Phantom Pro 4 V2 having a 2m/s faster ascent speed of 6m/s and 1m/s faster descent speed of 4m/s compared to that of 4 and 3m/s for the Mavic Mini.
In terms of max wind speed they can fly in, they are surprisingly similar, with the Mavic Mini showing 28kmh and the Phantom 4 Pro V2 showing 36kmh.
There is a larger difference in flight altitude, of 6000m for the Phantom 4 Pro V2 and 3000m for the Mavic Mini.
They have similar noise levels when taking off, of 74 decibels for the Mavic Mini and 77 decibels for the Phantom Pro 4 V2.
Photo and Camera Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Phantom 4 Pro V2
It is literally night and day when comparing these two camera setups for photography and videography work. The camera itself and it's gimbal is actually a similar size to that of the Mavic Mini, which you could probably fit underneath the Phantom Pro 4 V2 with its arms folded in.
You get 100 mbps with the Phantom 4 Pro V2 video bitrate and only 40 mbps with the Mavic Mini.
What really shines is the 1" sensor size on the Phantom 4 Pro V2 which is 16mm diagonally whilst the 1/2.3" sensor on the Mavic Mini is just under half that at 7.66mm diagonally.
Without comparing anything else, this will be much better in low light conditions than the Mavic Mini, based purely on the sensor size and that means better noise reduction too.
You get 20 MP photos with the Phantom and 12MP photos with the Mavic Mini. This gives better opportunities to crop in to the photo with the larger resolution too.
These photos are also saved as RAW files with the DNG file type whilst the Mavic Mini can only save in JPEG.
In terms of video you get many more video options, frame rates and resolutions on the Phantom 4 Pro V2, with 4K video resolutions compared to 2.7K on the Mavic Mini.
You also get 120fps frame rate at 1080p on the Phantom but only 1080p 60fps on the Mavic Mini.
When saving videos you get H.265, H.264, MOV and MP4 video file formats compared to just H.264 and MP4 with the Mavic Mini
If you want a pocket film making drone, it is hard to beat the Mavic Mini, it can literally be placed in a pocket and taken anywhere. It's size has downsides when comparing it to much larger film making drones such as the Phantom 4 Pro V2.
You do get a much higher quality film making camera drone with the Phantom 4 Pro V2, but it costs up to four times as much and it's size is much larger too.
|Title||DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs||DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2 Specs|
|Buy||Buy @ DJIBuy @ Amazon||Buy @ DJI|
|Release Date||7 months ago|
|Dimensions (smallest)||140 × 82 × 57 mm||392 × 328 × 222 mm|
|Field of View||83°||84°|
|Max Ascent Speed||4m/s||6m/s|
|Max Descent Speed||3m/s||4m/s|
|Max Wind Speed||28kmh||36kmh|
|Max Flight Altitude||3000m||6000m|
|Transmission Distance||4 km||7 km|
|Flight Time||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Charge Time||90 minutes||70 minutes|
|Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life)||25/100||30/100|
|Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time)||23.00km||36.00km|
|Max Bitrate||40 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Image Sensor Size||1/2.3"||1"|
|Image Sensor Size Diagonal||7.66mm|
|Noise Level||74 decibels||77 decibels|
|Slow mo (1080p)||2x||4x|
|Slowest FPS (1080p)||60fps||120fps|
|Best Video Resolution||2.7k||4k|
|Flight Modes||cinematic mode, normal mode, position mode, sport mode|
|Image Format||JPEG||DNG, JPEG, raw|
|Photo Modes||auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot||auto exposure bracketing, burst photos, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, single shot|
|Physical Features||folding arms|
|Resolution and FPS Pairings||1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps||1080p 120fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps|
|Auto Shot Modes||circle, dronie, helix, rocket|
|Video Format||H.264, MP4||H.264, H.265, MOV, MP4|
|Video Modes||manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video||video|
|Image Stabilization||3 axis gimbal||3 axis gimbal|
|Controller Volume Size||522cm³|
|Controller Dimensions||145 × 80 × 45 mm|
|Controller Weight||244 grams|
|Drone & Controller Combined Volume||1176cm³|
|Drone & Controller Combined Weight||493 grams|
|Controller Type||remote controller and smart phone||remote controller and smart phone|
|User Guide||DJI Mavic Mini User Guide Manual and PDF Download|