DJI Mini 2 SE vs DJI Mini SE: Which is Best?

The new DJI Mini 2 SE has just landed in Australia! The highly-anticipated follow up to the fan favourite DJI Mini SE, the new Mini 2 SE offers beginner pilots a more immersive piloting experience with greater creative control. Let’s see how it compares to the original DJI Mini SE!

DJI Mini 2 SE vs DJI Mini SE: What’s Different

Better Transmission 

DJI Mini 2 SE implements the updated DJI O2 (OcuSync 2.0) image transmission protocol first introduced with the DJI Mavic 2 series. O2 delivers a vastly improved piloting experience compared to the DJI Mini SE with up to 10 KM of video transmission range compared to the original SE’s maximum range of 4 KM.

How is this improvement achieved? OcuSync 2.0 communicates and transmits video between the DJI Mini 2 SE drone and controller via 2.4 and 5.8 GHz radio frequencies. This method of video transmission is far better than the Wi-Fi based method adopted by the original DJI Mini SE and opens up all new avenues

It’s crazy to think that top-of-the-line technology used in DJI’s flagship camera drones is now being used in their most budget-friendly model.

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Updated Controller 

Video transmission is a two way street. That means that in order to achieve better image transmission when flying, both the drone and controller must be improved. We’ve already covered the new DJI O2 system powerign the Mini 2 SE, now we need to cover the other half of the equation: the remote controller.

The DJI Mini 2 SE makes use of the DJI RC-N1 controller, a remote that will now be familiar with many DJI pilots. Not only is this controller sturdier and more durable than the original DJI Mini SE’s controller, it provides a far more ergonomic piloting experience. The controller also features built-in antennaes that support the far better transmission provided by DJI O2.

RAW Photos 

The DJI Mini 2 SE borrows a feature from its pro counterparts by introducing RAW photo capture to the Mini SE product line.

Not only does shooting in RAW deliver more fine details in your images, it also greatly improves your photo editing experience with significantly more colour data to play with. This is perfect for pilots who want to fine tune their photos in an editing software like Lightroom before sharing their creativity with the world.

More Camera Control 

This includes small yet meaningful feature upgrades including

  • Added support for digital zoom. DJI Mini 2 SE supports maximum digital zoom of up to 4X, perfect for framing things from far away.
  • Added support for AEB (auto exposure bracketing). AEB successively captures multiple exposures at different light levels to ensure that you always capture a perfect exposure.


Panoramic shooting makes its debut on the DJI Mini SE series with the Mini 2 SE now supporting the full suite of panorama shooting modes you know and love on other DJI Mini series drones. These include Sphere, 180°, and Wide-Angle shooting modes.

DJI Mini 2 SE vs DJI Mini SE: What’s Different


If you’re looking for any design or aesthetic differences between the DJI Mini SE and DJI Mini 2 SE, you might be searching for a while. Design-wise the two SE drone models are identical with all of the Mini 2 SE’s upgrades occurring under the hood.

Accessory Compatibility

One absolutely huge advantage to having a shared drone design is cross-compatibility for all accessories between the Mini SE and Mini 2 SE.

Piloting Experience

Both the Mini SE and new Mini 2 SE run off the DJI Fly that’s packed with features and optimised for first time flyers. If you’re nervous about piloting, don’t be, DJI Academy makes learning the basics of flying easy!

Read More: Introducing DJI Mini 3 Pro: The Most Advanced Mini Drone Ever

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Where Can I Buy the DJI Mini 2 SE?

The DJI Mini 2 SE has officially landed and can be purchased today at D1 Store, Australia’s first and only DJI Authorised Retailer.

The DJI Mini 2 SE is available in two configurations; the DJI Mini 2 SE or the DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo Pro which includes 2 additional Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Two-Way Charging Hub, Shoulder Bag and more.

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  • DJI Mini 2 SE 
    Fly More Combo

DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo | $799

Ready to fly? Do it with the new DJI Mini 2 SE, the best new beginner drone from DJI that’s packed with features yet easy to fly. Sporting a 2.7K camera, a variety of intuitive creative features and more, DJI Mini 2 SE provides a fantastic entry point into drone piloting and aerial content creation.

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Read More: DJI Mini 2 vs DJI Mini 3: What’s the Difference?

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Shop with Confidence

The new DJI Mini 2 SE is available now in-store and online at D1 Store! Purchase online and receive free shipping in Australia for all orders over $99!

Shop with D1 Store and experience local support, service and the best prices. We've got convenient locations around Australia where you can see and experience the products first hand.

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