Compare Specs of the DJI Mavic Mini and the PowerEgg X Camera Drones
Two completely different type of camera drones for film making, we look at the many differences between these two aerial photography drones.
The PowerEgg X and DJI Mavic Mini were both released late 2019 and early 2020, within a couple of months of each other.
The price difference is quite large, from $499 for the Mini to $1249 for the PowerEgg X.
In their smallest form the Mavic Mini is 213mm diagonally and the PowerEgg X is 426mm, this is because it isn't a folding drone, but is collapsible. This is the measurement of the drone with its arms attached to its body.
Looking deeper in to the dimensions and volume of each drone, they are massively different with the DJI Mavic Mini taking up the same space as just the PowerEgg X modular body, even without its arms.
The Mini having a volume of 654cm³ and the volume of the PowerEgg is 3840cm³ which is 6 times bigger, the biggest difference of any camera drone comparison we have done to date.
Although it is 6 times bigger in area and volume, it's actually not that heavy and comes in at 862grams in total, compared to the 249 grams of the Mavic Mini.
The Mavic Mini also has a slightly wider field of view, at 83 degrees, compared to the PowerVision PowerEgg X which has a 78° field of view.
The PowerEgg must be faster due to it's size, and it is, coming in with a top speed 19kmh faster than the Mini, at 65kmh.
The Mini can top out at 46kmh, which isn't slow but a third slower than the Egg.
What is absolutely amazing with the PowerEgg, other than it's modularity (it's more than just a drone), is it's ascent and descent speeds. They have to be some of the fastest of any camera drone we've seen and tested and it can ascend at a whopping 18m/s and descend at 10m/s. We are use to seeing more of the DJI Mavic Mini speeds which ascends at 4m/s and descends at 3m/s.
The PowerEgg X can also handle higher winds, of 36kmh, compared to the Mini, which can handle 28kmh wind speeds.
They have a similar transmission distance, 4km for the Mini and 5km for the PowerEgg, so not much difference there.
And they both have the exact same flight time, of 30 minutes.
The Egg though can fly a much further distance theoretically, this is based on it's flight time and top speed, giving it a 32.5km range if its transmission distance was capable.
The Mini can theoretically fly for 23km before it's battery would run out.
One thing to check out is the PowerEgg X tracking mode, it has one of the best in the camera drone industry and because you can carry it around on it's own, without the arms or props, it acts as a camera in itself.
Photo and Video Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the PowerVision PowerEgg X
The bitrate isn't that much different, 75 mbps for the PowerEgg X and 40 mbps for the Mini. So not much to write home about there, these drones aren't the film making powerhouses like the Mavic 2 Pro or Autel Evo II.
The Mini has a 1/2.3" image sensor and the Egg X has a smaller 1/2.8" image sensor which means it shouldn't be as good in low light but it is capable of 4K video, unlike the mini and 120fps at 1080fps.
The Mini can only do 60fps at 1080p and has less video resolutions to choose from as well as only JPEG photos.
The PowerVision PowerEgg X can take RAW photos and JPEG photos.
Two very different drones, that achieve two totally different things. They are both impressive in their own way, the PowerEgg X is more functional and can do far more, has more video features and an insanely good tracking mode, this could be an impressive piece of film making kit if you don't mind dismantling it to pack away.
The Mavic Mini is a tiny beast but lacks the video and photo features of the PowerEgg X, if you require portability though, it can't be beaten.
|Title||DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs||PowerVision PowerEgg X Drone Specs|
|Buy||Buy @ DJIBuy @ Amazon||Buy @ Amazon|
|Release Date||6 months 4 weeks ago||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|Dimensions (smallest)||140 × 82 × 57 mm||480 × 630 × 127 mm|
|Field of View||83°||78°|
|Max Ascent Speed||4m/s||18m/s|
|Max Descent Speed||3m/s||10m/s|
|Max Wind Speed||28kmh||36kmh|
|Max Flight Altitude||3000m||4000m|
|Transmission Distance||4 km||5 km|
|Flight Time||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Charge Time||90 minutes|
|Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life)||25/100|
|Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time)||23.00km||32.50km|
|Max Bitrate||40 Mbps||75 Mbps|
|Image Sensor Size||1/2.3"||1/2.8"|
|Image Sensor Size Diagonal||7.66mm||6.48mm|
|Noise Level||74 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||gesture mode, normal mode|
|Image Format||JPEG||JPEG, raw|
|Obstacle Avoidance||none||downward, forward|
|Photo Modes||auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot||single shot|
|Physical Features||folding arms||folding arms, modular|
|Resolution and FPS Pairings||1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps||1080p 120fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 4k 30fps, 4k 60fps|
|Auto Shot Modes||circle, dronie, helix, rocket||active track, active track parallel, active track spotlight, follow, hand gestures|
|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|