Which Drone to Buy in 2021 // DJI Air 2S vs Mavic Mini 2

Which drone should you buy in 2021? In this video, I compared the DJI Mavic Air 2S and the DJI Mavic Mini 2 to see which is the better value drone for filmmaking and photography. Let me know which drone you think is better in the comments below!

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CHAPTERS
0:00 – Intro
0:08 – Mavic Air 2S Footage
0:56 – Registering + Part 107 License
1:57 – Mavic Air 2S Footage + Photo
2:12 – Comparing Air 2S + Mini 2
5:06 – Zoom
5:40 – QuickShots
6:40 – More Comparisons
8:44 – Which Drone is Better?
10:19 – Final Thoughts

47 Comments

  1. NorthWalesSky on January 13, 2022 at 4:44 am

    The obstacle avoidance does NOT work in Sport mode! Lacking side sensors and is very very noisy!

  2. Brian Cranford on January 13, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Sensors? People get more into they can’t crash because of the sensors,,, learn how to fly and it will never crash,, this is the worst video and comparison I’ve ever seen

  3. Bob Nelson on January 13, 2022 at 4:46 am

    Great video. I bought the Mini 2 and am really thinking I’ll get the Air 2 S today. This vlog got you a new subscriber.

  4. Gabriel Z on January 13, 2022 at 4:46 am

    I’m getting the DJI Air 2S as I already have the Mavic Mini 2 and my old faithful Mavic Pro

  5. Addez on January 13, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Why do you keep calling the dji mini 2 for mavic 2. The mavic two costs almost 3 times the price. Nothing to compare

  6. Walking the Dales on January 13, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Great video! What’s the battery comparison like? Similar flight times for both or big difference?

  7. Dave on January 13, 2022 at 4:59 am

    I was planning to buy the Air 2S, then I looked at the price and considered the Mavic Mini 2. Ended up buying a Tello.

  8. JC on January 13, 2022 at 5:00 am

    @6:54 DJI Mini 2 come with an included holder strap to prevent the propellers from flopping during transport. Even reviews from Nov 2020 knew that. Disappointed with your attention to details and yet have the audacity to say you hate it. It’s your own fault.

  9. Hobby Drone on January 13, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Good review

  10. Guitars & Cadillacs on January 13, 2022 at 5:04 am

    There are no obstacle avoidance in Sport mode. I believe you say that there is around the 4:00 mark. Has something changed regarding this mode that I’m not yet aware of? Thanks.

  11. TravelLove on January 13, 2022 at 5:04 am

    As a beginner, already crashing DJI Mini 2 multiple times.

  12. JayCarl on January 13, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Air 2s to get great shots, Mini 2 for surveillance.

  13. Patrick Rambles on January 13, 2022 at 5:07 am

    Man, I only discovered your channel a few months ago and you’ve quickly become one of my favorite camera channels. Keep up the great work!

  14. TravelLove on January 13, 2022 at 5:08 am

    Does obstacle avoidance work in DJI Air 2S during MasterShots/QuickShots?

  15. Dirty Am3rika on January 13, 2022 at 5:08 am

    Definitely gotta have both!

  16. Carlos Calderon on January 13, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Want both, plus FPV, wish DJI would allow us to buy drone only and use same controller.

  17. Graph Guy on January 13, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Only one fits in your pocket… done.

  18. Jonathan Evans on January 13, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Honestly you deserve more subs. This is a solid well made video. Keep it up!

  19. Sidney Diongzon on January 13, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Soooooo…..which drone would YOU get????

  20. ASHIF ALI on January 13, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Which is most better

  21. Eze Adventurer on January 13, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Very useful buddy man, I crashed my mini into a loch in Scotland, so gonna go for 2S!

  22. Zee & Brett Voyagers Escape on January 13, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Can you travel to most countries with the new Air 2S like you can with the Mini?

  23. Dr Dimento on January 13, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Nice Review. Thanks. So, will either controller accommodate iPad Mini 5 in the attachment or only smart phones?

  24. Filip on January 13, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Its «DJI Mini 2» not «DJI Mavic Mini2»

  25. ric ricksen on January 13, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Mini 2 and other DJI beginner drones do not make a f ing sense because of no safety features and program shots! But YouTubers and reviewers still give them top ratings and recommend to beginners! Don’t beginners need all those lacking features?! Mindblogging hurts

  26. Invisible Doctor on January 13, 2022 at 5:17 am

    If you bought the combo pack for the Mini 2 it should have came with a prop holder accessory that wraps around the Mini 2 to hold the props in place so it won’t make it dangle. It doesn’t take up that much more space and would still make able to fit in small bags.

  27. Roblox Princess on January 13, 2022 at 5:18 am

    The Mini 2 is good but I’d pick the A2S all the way! It’s not only about the camera performance but this drone is built to understand what you’d want to do when you’re up flying. Maybe because it’s the newest drone but the Air2S for me is probably one of the most intuitive drone you can get at a steal price!

  28. Boogaloo Q on January 13, 2022 at 5:19 am

    I never flew the air 2S but it doesn’t take long to get to point A to point B… He shouldn’t of never said that. Bad comparison

  29. YorktownUSA on January 13, 2022 at 5:19 am

    I NEEDED active track, so I only had one option…

  30. Fly Wright Drones on January 13, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Awesome video!!!

  31. Pabge and Free fire gaming for apple user on January 13, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Bro sell me your Air 2s please

  32. Rich2799 on January 13, 2022 at 5:23 am

    I heard people buy ND filters for the mini 2. Are ND filters required for the Air 2S, or is the camera so much better that they aren’t needed?

  33. Dr Dimento on January 13, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Nice Review. thanks. Can either or both accommodate an iPad mini 4 or 5 instead of a smart phone?

  34. PRZEŚWIETLENI on January 13, 2022 at 5:25 am

    Great review! I find 2s more entry level in case of safety, too bad the price is so demanding.

  35. theUKtoday on January 13, 2022 at 5:26 am

    There is a lot I like about the mini 2 especially its almost a ninja as once you have taken off as its so quiet and small. Also in the UK we can fly the mini 2 just about anywhere, the restrictions are few!

  36. Timmy Turner on January 13, 2022 at 5:27 am

    Nice comparison! Even beginners can start out with the Air2s as it’s relatively easy to fly! And with the features I get to try on this drone, I find I’m more hooked at using the Air2S than the Mini2!

  37. Ted Rutledge on January 13, 2022 at 5:31 am

    I went from Phantom 2 to Phantom 3 Std to P4PP to MA 2 to Air 2S, and it’s the best one yet for me. Now will Mr Sidney share us a LUT for D log on this sensor? That would be icing on the cake!

  38. Ronnie Paul on January 13, 2022 at 5:32 am

    :42 in and I leave… I am here for the drone review not your editing skills!

  39. Ryanide09 on January 13, 2022 at 5:32 am

    put a piece of tape over the Mini 2 ports… problem solved!

  40. Brian Cranford on January 13, 2022 at 5:32 am

    You pack the mini 2 without the prop guard it comes with? This is getting worse by the second. Seriously you have no clue what you’re talking about

  41. Brian Cranford on January 13, 2022 at 5:33 am

    You have no clue what you are talking about, it disables the sensors in sport mode…….. This is pretty hard to listen to knowing you have a 107c?

  42. vanlal hruaia on January 13, 2022 at 5:36 am

    haha

  43. Polk Craig on January 13, 2022 at 5:37 am

    Why is there so much about mini 2 and not the air 2?

  44. Ben W on January 13, 2022 at 5:38 am

    This video sold me on the over double price on the air 2s I’ll hopefully have 1 in a week or 2 I’ll have to see looking forward to upgrading my spark.

  45. New Media on January 13, 2022 at 5:38 am

    I thought obstacle avoidance gets disabled in sports mode?

  46. The Last Dad on Earth on January 13, 2022 at 5:39 am

    I need something with the power of the Air 2S in the body of a Mini 2. Throw in multiple sensors and you got the perfect drone.

  47. J D on January 13, 2022 at 5:43 am

    I just got the mini 2 which is awesome. I am thinking of getting the air 2s as well. If it is just recreational, do I need to do anything other than registering with FAA?

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