DJI Mavic Mini vs Powervision PowerEgg X Camera Drone Comparison

DJI Mavic Mini vs Powervision PowerEgg X Camera Drone Comparison

In this article we compare the specs and features of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Powervision PowerEgg X camera drones.

You can compare these two drones in more depth at our one of a kind drone comparisons tool, filter film making drones to narrow down features you want in an aerial photography drone and much more.

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.

Summary

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.

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Title DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs PowerVision PowerEgg X Drone Specs
Buy
Price $499 $1249
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Release Date 6 months 4 weeks ago 4 months 2 weeks ago
Manufacturer DJI Powervision
Diagonal Distance 213mm 426mm
Dimensions (smallest) 140 × 82 × 57 mm 480 × 630 × 127 mm
Volume Size 654cm³ 38404cm³
Weight 249grams 862grams
Size small large
Field of View 83° 78°
Focal Length 24mm 27mm
Max Speed 46kmh 65kmh
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
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" 1/2.8"
Image Sensor Size Diagonal 7.66mm 6.48mm
Noise Level 74 decibels
Photo Resolution 12mp 12mp
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
Image Processor
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
Tracking Modes none
Video Format H.264, MP4 H.264, H.265, MOV, MP4
Zoom none none
Video Modes manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video video
Image Stabilization 3 axis gimbal 3 axis gimbal
Positioning Sensor GPS
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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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.
User Guide DJI Mavic Mini User Guide Manual and PDF Download

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