DJI Drone Comparison – A Beginner Guide To DJI Consumer Camera Drones

More specs and full pricing for these DJI drones.
Mavic Mini:
Mini 2:
Mavic Air 2:
Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom:
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0:

If you are looking to buy your first camera drone there are many great choices available. DJI is the leader in consumer camera drones and have a strong lineup for 2021. This video goes through each of their six consumer drones giving you pricing, details, strengths and weaknesses of each one. Flying drones is a great hobby but can also be a good way to improve your video and photography skills as well. You need the right drone for the job and this video will help you make the decision of which one is right for you.

CORRECTION – The Phantom 4 Pro V2 CAN do 4K 60fps and FHD 120fps. I misspoke during that part of the video!

Review of Mavic Mini:
Review of Mini 2:
Review of Mavic Air 2:
Review of Mavic 2 Zoom:

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Kelly Shores is a FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot. He enjoys flying toy drones, camera drones, RC airplanes, and FPV quads. When he’s not flying drones, Kelly enjoys photography, biking, travel and hanging out with his family!


  1. Raghavendra thane on May 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    i want the dji mavic air 2

  2. Charl Meyer on May 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Great Video Kelly. Lots of information thanks for sharing.

  3. Lifestyle Unleashed on May 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    A great review and breakdown of the Dji range. I am blown away by my Mavic Mini and Mavic Air 2. The Air 2 really is phenomenal. I also have a Phantom 3 advanced. One thing I would say, although outclassed by the Air 2 in virtually every way the phantom comes into it’s own for line of sight in countryside. Something else to bare in mind

  4. Common Sense Logic and Reason on May 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Great video. The only inaccurate thing is that the Phantom 4 Pro V2 can do 4K at 60fps.

  5. Zuan Verreynne on May 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    The way he said ‘THE AUTHORITIES’ LOL

  6. Twobarpsi on May 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Looks like I should get the mavic 2!

  7. Drone Flight on May 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for the info. I love DJI drones.

  8. Mike Hrenak on May 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Mav air two is the way I went great price for what u get had it for two months and I love it

  9. Ezekiel Chery on May 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    The Phantom 4 Pro advance and v2 all have 4K 60fps

  10. Graph Guy on May 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    My problem is not the drones, they all are good. My problem is 3 military bases in my area; one of them doing secret flying activities. Tie that with a state prison, 4 major medical centers and air space is not readily available.

  11. Brad Alston RiverCityRVA on May 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Wow Kelly, thanks for all of that information on all of the DJI drone family. As one who has flown almost all of these drones, I really think the Mavic Air 2 is the all-around best drone for most people. At the professional level I do believe, from your high-level review, the Mavic Pro 2 with the 1" sensor would be the best for sure. Thanks again for taking the time to put this all together and sharing Kelly!

  12. Aws Al Yemen on May 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for your time, helped me a lot what to choose

  13. Melvin Alcantara on May 19, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    What about p4p pro ?

  14. Drew Jeers on May 19, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I can’t find anyone doing this but I’m interested in drones for use by truck drivers maneuvering in tight areas. Does anyone with experience in drones see a negative in trying this usage of them.

  15. Skibble Dazzle on May 19, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    brilliant video.

  16. MasterP DJ on May 19, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I agree, I have all of those drones and I like MA2 the best out of all of them. Can’t wait to see their new FPVish drone coming out soon. Do you have a tester already LOL

  17. Fly Wright Drones on May 19, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Doesn’t seem like 7 months since you did a comparison video like this.

  18. runeburman on May 19, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Many thanks for yet another excellent video! Actually the upcoming version of the FlyLitchi app will add to the functionallity to both Mavic Mini and Mini 2. An evelualtion license is availible through the iOS apps Test Flight and Litchi for DJI Drones. Then the FlyLitchi app will add to the functionallity to all of these drones. Among other things that app has a very advanced system for the use of waypoints. Another consideration is the use of DJI Goggles. Currently they work only with the Phantom and the Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom, which is too bad.

  19. RICK HALBUR on May 19, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Fantastic video Kelly very well done amazing information Thanks so much my Friend

  20. Zuan Verreynne on May 19, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Very well said!

  21. Darren Adams on May 19, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Great Video. I have the Mini and the range is very small. One comparison i would love to see and i wish i understood before i bought mine is how well they do in windy conditions. I live near the beach and am always getting warnings about it being to windy. So a comparison to show how well each one of these works on a windy day would be great.

  22. Sam Bat on May 19, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Awesome explanation!

  23. Hedley Thorne on May 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Great video, especially for those new to DJI. I would add that all the drones except the Mavic Mini far right do excellent RAW format photography.

  24. Cameron Morgan on May 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    V2.0 does have 4K @ 60 fps fyi

  25. lakesideranch on May 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Fantastic review of the DJI line! I am part 107 certified, fly a Mavic 2 Pro w/Smart Controller, Phantom 4 Pro V02, w/Smart Controller, and the big boy’s pro drone, the Inspire 2 w/X5S camera, Cendence controller, Crystal Sky monitor, and antenna upgrade for distance performance. 5 stars for the effort you put into your content, statistics, features, etc. Much respect for your diligence with the DJI product line. I’m a big user of the products and couldn’t be happier! Fly safe, enjoy your weekend, see ya on the next adventure.
    Doug@ Lakesideranch Productions, New England based tower inspections, land mapping, and UHD video imaging for Fire, Police, town government, insurance companies, and solar farm arrays.

  26. Addy Overbeeke on May 19, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Nice collection of DJI drones Kelly. I have four of them and just added the Skydio 2 to my arsenal of drones…. Thanks for all you do for the droning community. Stay healthy and happy.

  27. Duane Reed on May 19, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Mini 2 supports a card.Best review on Dji i’ve seen.Thanks.

  28. Chris Hernandez on May 19, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I’m looking for a good Search and Rescue drone out of the drones you’re showing. Which one would you recommend? I’m Part 107 as well.

  29. TJ Parsons on May 19, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Thinking about the mini 2. Not a big fan of dji but I like the charging base.

  30. Michael Ripple on May 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Interesting I never knew about the Leica lens

  31. Geeksvana on May 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Thanks Kelly. This is another of your videos that has a lot of value even for more experienced flyers!

  32. Four Aces Farms on May 20, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Great content here, no BS just straight facts! Thanks for the video, you’ve made my purchasing decision much easier!

  33. Y on May 20, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I love the content in this video. Great information and shout out to the spec sheet you have on the desktop. Very professional.

  34. charles potts on May 20, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Great video, still loving my DJI Mavic Air which of course is no longer on DJI’s lineup, but still the Mavic Air totally decimates both the MINI & MINI 2 in my opinion, great discussion!

  35. Donovan Werts on May 20, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Really helpful info! Thank you!

  36. Conner Rodriquez on May 20, 2021 at 12:07 am

    You always do best video

  37. Tom Ulcak on May 20, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Fantastic video! I’ve got both the Mavic Air 2 and the Mini 2. Mini for portability. But, the Air 2 isn’t really that much bigger to take with. And, it has so many features! I love them both. I guess I extended the sweet spot.

  38. GTO L on May 20, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Have the air 2 and love it best drone ever

  39. Music Subic and Cebu on May 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Excellent video, thanks

  40. Mark Murungaru on May 20, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Thanks for the great video. I’m definitely getting the Air 2

  41. Eric Kimbrel on May 20, 2021 at 12:13 am

    I have most of those and recommend mavic 2 pro and mini 2. Expect to crash the mini more because of lack of obstacle avoidance. These drones are awesome flyers with incredible precision. Thanks for this video Kelly.

  42. Alan on May 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Excellent review Kelly!! For what I do, the MA 2 would be my choice of drone

  43. Stevy Garcia on May 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    What about the DJI Spark. Did they discontinue it?

  44. Eric Kimbrel on May 20, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Thank you for your videos! I am now enjoying the mini 2 and was tired of fooling around with the first mini. I am glad they have already fixed the problem and i have updated the app.

  45. Phillip Tatum on May 20, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Once again a great video to teach beginners about all the different options available to them when buying DJI drones.
    I’ve been a subscriber for a long time and thoroughly enjoy all your videos…your a great teacher and much appreciated.
    Thank you,

  46. Stevy Garcia on May 20, 2021 at 12:15 am

    I’d like to get the Mavic Air 2 but how annoying is it to get it registered?

  47. asher b on May 20, 2021 at 12:16 am

    is the mini 1 fly more combo better than mini 2 standard?

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