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

The DJI Mini 2 and DJI Mini SE are two of the most popular drones on the market today, and certainly two of our favourites! Whilst they might look similar, there are a few crucial differences hiding under the hood. Check out this guide to learn about all the differences between the Mini 2 and Mini SE!

Want to dive into the nitty gritty and see how things stack up in the spec sheet? Check out the table below to see how the Mini SE and Mini 2 compare when it comes to the numbers.

Specifications DJI Mini SE DJI Mini 2
Weight < 249g
< 249g
Max Flight Time 30 minutes
31 minutes
Max Speed 46 KM/h
57 KM/h
Camera Sensor 1/2.3” CMOS 1/2.3” CMOS
Photo Performance 12 MP 12 MP

Video Performance

Video Transmission Enhanced Wi-Fi
OcuSync 2.0
Max Video Range 4 KM
10 KM
Retail Price $459 $749
Fly More Combo Price $619 $949

What’s the same between each model?

The DJI Mini SE Fly More Combo comes with everything you need to begin your drone journey including multiple batteries for ample flying time, a convenient battery charging hub and more! Check out a breakdown of all the included extras below!

If you look at the Mini 2 and Mini SE side by side, you probably won’t notice the difference, but we won’t blame you, they do look pretty similar! But whilst they may share the same shell it's what’s on the inside that counts - their camera and flight performance is truly what sets them apart.

Accessory Support
One of our favourite similarities between the Mini SE and Mini 2 is their shared accessories. Despite being released at different times, almost all DJI and third-party Mini 2 accessories are backwards compatible with the Mini SE drone, including Intelligent Flight Batteries , the convenient Two-Way Charging Hub, ultra-popular Propeller Guards and more!

What’s different?

Camera Performance
Perhaps the biggest difference between the Mini 2 and Mini SE is each drone’s camera performance. Both drones house a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor on a gimbal camera, however these cameras vary greatly when it comes to performance. The Mini 2’s sensor is powerful, capable of capturing 4K video at up to 30fps, however the Mini SE’s camera caps out at 2.7K.

Flight Performance
Despite sharing the same design and propellers, the Mini 2 and Mini SE differ substantially when considering flight performance. In terms of flight speed, both the Mini SE and Mini 2 outperform other drones in their class, however with its stronger motors, the Mini 2 reaches a showstopping max speed of 57 KM/h in sports mode, compared to the 46 KM/h max speed of the Mini SE.

Another major difference between the Mini 2 and Mini SE is their image transmission systems. Whilst the Mini SE utilises an enhanced Wi-Fi signal to transmit video up to 4 KM, the Mini 2 takes full advantage of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync 2.0 technology, allowing for HD video transmission up to 10 KM away. What does this mean? The Mini 2 will fly further and more reliably than the Mini SE with video transmission that is more stable as well!

Remote Controller
The final major difference between the two Mini drones is their respective remote controllers. The Mini SE shares the same controller as its predecessor, the DJI Mavic Mini, whilst the Mini 2 adopts the updated RC-N1 controller used by larger drones including DJI’s flagship Mavic 3! Whilst they perform similarly, the Mini 2’s RC-N1 is more ergonomic, durable and better for prolonged use.

Which Mini is for me?
If you’re approaching drones with a camera-first approach, the Mini 2 is the option for you! With support for 4K video and detailed 12MP stills, the Mini 2 provides everything you need to start capturing stunning aerial imagery for social media, clients and more!

If you’re just getting started or are shopping on a budget, the Mini SE is still an absolutely fantastic option that is popular with beginners and experienced pilots alike. It’s lightweight form factor makes it ideal for throwing into your backpack for flight at a moments notice.

Where do I buy a DJI Mini drone?
Both the Mini 2 and Mini SE are available now in-store and online at D1 Store! Purchase online and receive free shipping within Australia.

Want more?
Want to take your Mini 2 experience to a whole new level? Check out our D1 exclusive Mini 2 Combos that include all our favourite accessories for the Mini 2! Or check out our list of Must Have Accessories for DJI Mini 2

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  • DJI Mini 2 Pro Combo

DJI Mini 2 Pro Combo | $999

Includes: x1 DJI Mini 2 Combo, x1 Propeller Guards, x1 128GB SD Card, x1 Landing Gear Extensions, x1 RC Monitor Hood

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  • DJI Mini SE Pro Combo

DJI Mini SE Pro Combo | $648

Jump straight into the fun of flying with the D1 Store exclusive DJI Mini SE Pro Combo! With all the essentials you need to get started including a microSD card, landing pad and more, it's the perfect way to start your drone journey!

Includes: x1 DJI Mini SE Combo, x1 Propeller Guards, x1 128GB SD Card, x1 55cm Landing Pad

  •    DJI Mini 2 Ultimate Combo
  • DJI Mini 2 Ultimate Combo

DJI Mini 2 Ultimate Combo | $1099

The DJI Mini 2 Ultimate Combo is perfect for capturing stunning videos with the ND/PL Filter Set, along with the Monitor Hood, 360 Propeller Guards and PGYTECH Landing Gear Extensions.

Includes: x1 DJI Mini 2 Combo, x1 Propeller Guards, x1 128GB SD Card, x1 Landing Gear Extensions, x1 RC Monitor Hood, x1 4 ND Filters, x1 18W Fast Charger, x1 USB-C/A Card Reader, x1 LiPO Battery Safe Bag. 
  • Mini SE Ultimate Combo | D1 Store
  • DJI Mini SE Ultimate Combo

DJI Mini SE Ultimate Combo | $748

DJI Mini SE Ultimate Combo comes with additional accessories to give you everything you need. It comes with 360 Propeller Guards, ND Filter Set, 128GB SD Card and an 18W Charger.

Includes: x1 DJI Mini SE Combo, x1 Propeller Guards, x1 128GB SD Card, x1 55cm Landing Pad, x1 18W USB Charger, x1 4 ND Filter Set, x1 Dual USB Charger and x1 USB 3.0 Card Reader. 

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