DJI Mavic Mini vs UPair 2 Ultrasonic 4K 3D Camera Drone Comparison

DJI Mavic Mini vs Upair 2 Ultrasonic 4K 3D Camera Drone Comparison

In this article we compare the specs and features of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Upair 2 Ultrasonic 4K and 3D 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.

Spec Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the UPair 2 Ultrasonic 3D Camera Drones

At first glance these drones are two different beasts, the UPair is a large phantom esque drone and the DJI Mavic Mini is a tiny pocket option.

In this article we compare these two drones to see what they are like side by side.

They are both at the same price point of $499, so a contender in terms of price.

The UPair 2 was released in early 2019 and the DJI Mavic Mini released end of 2019 so both a 2019 camera drone and ready for film making.

Diagonally, the Mini is 213mm when folded up and the UPair is 335mm, so much larger, from corner to corner, but it also doesn't pack away.

The UPair 2 is a not a folding drone and looks just like a DJI Phantom.

Because of this, its volume size is insane compared to the mini which comes in at 654cm³, the UPair has a volume of 39619cm³ which is nearly 4 Litres in size.

The weights are also much different, 249grams for the Mini and 1350grams for the UPair 2. Looking at the two drones you could probably fit the Mavic Mini in place of the camera and gimbal on the UPair 2, it is that small.

Considering their size difference they are pretty similar in terms of top speed, with the Mavic Mini having a max speed of 46kmh and the UPair 2 topping out at 50kmh, just 4kmh faster.

They're ascent and descent speeds are very similar too.

The UPair 2 has a much smaller transmission distance of just 2km, but we have seen in reviews that this can go much further and might even be on par with the DJI Mavic Minis transmission of 4km.

You also get a basic tracking in the UPair 2 Ultrasonic camera drone.

Photo and Video Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the UPair 2 Ultrasonic 3D

We have to start off with the fact that the UPair can take 3d photos and videos as it has multi image sensors on the front of it's camera and under the gimbal.

This is the main difference between the two camera drones.

They both do 2x slow mo of 60fps at 1080p and have a 1/2.3" image sensor size which is pretty typical of camera drones.

They both take JPEG photos and neither have raw or flat file photos or videos.

The UPair can take 4k videos which is one resolution better than the 2.7k of the Mini.

Summary

If size is no issue, th UPair 2 is an amazing sub $500 camera drone for photography and 4k video making.

It is larger by a lot, but if you're using it not far from a car or vehicle, this isn't an issue and reviews and footage from it look fantastic.

It's a strong and well balanced camera drone which should get you in to the film making side of things with no issues.

If size is an issue and you don't need 4k, the Mavic Mini is the drone for you, as it's the same price as the UPair 2.

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Title DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs Upair 2 Ultrasonic 4K and 3D Drone Specs
Buy
Price $499 $499
Video reviews
Release Date 7 months ago 1 year 4 months ago
Manufacturer DJI UPair
Diagonal Distance 213mm 355mm
Dimensions (smallest) 140 × 82 × 57 mm 435 × 360 × 253 mm
Volume Size 654cm³ 39619cm³
Controller Type remote controller and smart phone remote controller and smart phone
Controller Dimensions 145 × 80 × 45 mm
Controller Volume Size 522cm³
Weight 249grams 1350grams
Controller Weight 244 grams
Drone & Controller Combined Volume 1176cm³
Drone & Controller Combined Weight 493 grams
Size small large
Focal Length 24mm 26mm
Max Speed 46kmh 50kmh
Max Ascent Speed 4m/s 4m/s
Max Descent Speed 3m/s 2m/s
Max Wind Speed 28kmh
Max Flight Altitude 3000m 1500m
Transmission Distance 4 km 2 km
Flight Time 30 minutes 24 minutes
Noise Level 74 decibels
Charge Time 90 minutes
Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life) 25/100
Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time) 23.00km 20.00km
Physical Features folding arms
Positioning Sensor GPS
Field of View 83°
Max Bitrate 40 Mbps
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Image Sensor Size Diagonal 7.66mm 7.66mm
Photo Resolution 12mp 12mp
Slow mo (1080p) 2x 2x
Slowest FPS (1080p) 60fps 60fps
Best Video Resolution 2.7k
Flight Modes cinematic mode, normal mode, position mode, sport mode ATTI mode, normal mode
Image Format JPEG JPEG
Image Processor
Obstacle Avoidance none downward
Photo Modes auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot single shot
Resolution and FPS Pairings 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps 4k 30fps
Auto Shot Modes circle, dronie, helix, rocket active track, return to home
Tracking Modes none active track
Video Format H.264, MP4
Zoom none digital
Video Modes manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video video
Image Stabilization 3 axis gimbal 3 axis gimbal
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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