Content Creators Looking to Add Affordable Drone Footage Should Try the DJI Mini 4K

Content creators who are interested in adding aerial footage to their content have a lot of options to choose from in the market.

However, finding a drone that is not too complicated or too basic to learn this valuable skill can be challenging. DJI has addressed this gap with its affordable DJI Mini 4K drone, which is primarily designed for beginners.

Let’s take a closer look at this drone.

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Priced at around $300, the Mini 4k is an excellent drone for beginners who want to learn the ins and outs of cinematic drone flying.

The three-axis gimbal-mounted 4k ultra HD camera paired with in-camera electronic image stabilization can capture 4K video at up to 30 fps, 2.7k at up to 60 fps, and bitrate of 100 Mbps. The camera also supports 2x digital zoom, which can be boosted to 3x when used in 2.7K mode.

The drone can retain a solid video signal at an ultra-long distance of 10km (32,800 feet) with 200 ms ultra-low latency. The signal can also intelligently switch between 5.8GHz and 2.4GHz to maintain signal fidelity.

It is important to remember, though, that the drone operator must be able to keep it within line of sight.

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The Mini 4k has a flight time of 31 minutes between charges, and it comes with simple one-button take-off and return-to-home landing operations.

The Mini 4k also supports preprogrammed flight modes and level-five wind resistance algorithms that enable the Mini 4K to withstand wind conditions of up to 38 mph while in flight.

The drone’s brushless motors also make it fast, but not too difficult to control. The Mini 4k can reach speeds up to 16 m/s while operating at altitudes of up to 4,000 meters.

The latest UAV from DJI comes with a range of Quickshot cinematic features, such as Helix, Dronie, Rocket, Circle, Boomerang, and Panoramic Shots.

It is also easier than ever to learn to fly thanks to beginner-friendly flight tutorials built straight into the DJI Fly app. Users can simulate their flight to get comfortable with the flight path before ever taking to the skies.

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One of the best benefits of the DJI Mini 4k, however, is that its robust folding design weighs less than 250g. As a result, it is not subject to mandatory drone registration and does not require remote ID installation if flown only recreationally.

However, content creators may need to comply with at least the former, if not the latter, as well.

Price and availability

The DJI Mini 4k is available exclusively through at just $299, making it the most affordable entry-level UAV on the market.

Users can also purchase the DJI Fly More Combo for $449, which includes the drone and controller, two extra batteries, a propeller holder, a charging hub, and a storage bag.

The Mini 4K will then be available at authorized retailers worldwide starting in mid-May.

[source: DJI]

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