Best Drone for Travel? Mini, Air 2 & 2 Pro

Mavic Mini, Mavic Air 2 and the Mavic 2 Pro. Which Drone is best for holidays or vacation? I go through the pros and cons of each model for travel. Which is best for hiking. Which charges the quickest and which drone will help you capture those aerial cinematic videos you’re trying to film.
Closing off with 2 1/2 minutes of cinematic Scotland; Isle of Skye and the West Coast. That starts at 9:35 on the video.

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50 Comments

  1. Tasty Drone on March 28, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Awesome drone shots, love it. Well done 👍👍

  2. thevideoark on March 28, 2021 at 12:34 am

    No surprise which you chose.

  3. Wirral Drone Filming on March 28, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Hi Ian… new to your channel and I am finding it very useful as I have not long upgraded to a Mavic Air 2 from a Phantom 3 Standard. I am learning so much from you so just wanted to say thanks… Ian from the Wirral.

  4. hayabusaTravels on March 28, 2021 at 12:37 am

    More important to me are the drone regulation laws, especially when traveling abroad. Of course, the drone stability is also important.
    I held off buying a drone untill now, but I’m leaning towards the Mavic Mini.
    Still, I’ll wait for next spring as traveling now it’s a bit tricky. Maybe we’ll get a improved Mini soon.
    Rumors are that the new EU drone regulations will cause issues with flying the Mavic 2 as this drone isn’t compliant. The new EU drone regulations will get "activated" in 20121, maybe spring.

  5. SLOPPY on March 28, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Jaw dropping views Ian. Didn’t know Scotland was so beautiful. You always put great backing music to the scenery stirring the emotions. I bet you could do a fantastic video complication of your best work. Thanks for the info 😁👍

  6. Bob Owen on March 28, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Hi Ian was woundering how do you capture the video showing the video from drone with the flight information showing as you see on you phone when flying. Love your channel

  7. Gideon Sanders on March 28, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Castle Stalker?

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  9. Soarific on March 28, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Hi, I am new to the channel here , I literally just got my M2P the other day and i’ve only flew it a couple of times close by to get used to it but i’m terrified of flying the thing in case it falls out the sky somehow. I’ve never had such a fancy piece of tech, any tips to have more confidence?

  10. Mark H on March 28, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Ian – id love on the video at the end with your shots if you could add which drones each of these were filmed with! But another great video – thank you!

  11. JonnieMess on March 28, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Has your view on this changed since the Mini 2 has come out with Occusync as well?

  12. Marian nicolleti on March 28, 2021 at 12:50 am

    best video ever

  13. carol diaz on March 28, 2021 at 12:50 am

    i wanna be abile to do the same

  14. Harrison Brown on March 28, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Scotland must be the best landscape to drone! If only drones could fly in the rain haha. I managed to get mine out in the Isle of Skye and got some incredible shots.

  15. John Hutchinson on March 28, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Hello Ian. I have just ordered my first drone a Mavic air 2. Could you tell me if there is a dji store in uk? As I would like to take out the refresh. Thanks

  16. Richart Asia on March 28, 2021 at 12:51 am

    3 drones on your trip must be a huge backpack ; )

  17. François Le Clerten on March 28, 2021 at 12:51 am

    best video ever

  18. Geekgirl87 on March 28, 2021 at 12:55 am

    I’ve been to Scotland twice with my drone and have never regretted it. My biggest problem is coming from down under so for me two big issues. First is being able to take it on the plane which is not really a problem but does impact on the amount of luggage I can take even in business class. Second is, I don’t get to spend a lot of time in any one place so I need to make sure the mission I take is a good one. Well planned and well executed, otherwise I have to enjoy yours. Nevertheless, I’m coming back as soon as this covid crap is over. I’ll be on the first plane. My previous one was a Mavic Pro, I’m coming back with a Mavic 2 Pro. I just hope mine turn out to be as good as yours.

  19. ed ton on March 28, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Loved the footage at the end,Love Scotland,for the last 15yrs have been going 3+ time a year but due to "Queen Nichola"’s attitude to the English its now off my list,shame really cos I have some great friends up there.

  20. Phil Clark on March 28, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Hi Ian, great film on the Highlands. I just taken delivery of the mini 2 and heading up to where you were, luckily my brother runs a caravan park about 5 mins from castle Stalker so a great base for a week . Very new to Drone flying , you mention on other videos about flying over water. Have you any tips that could help.

    Thanks Phil

  21. David Adams on March 28, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Beautiful scenery and camera work. I loved the last scene in particular where you ended up on the sun’s long reflection after that wonderfully controlled pan. Lovely work.

  22. nobby styles on March 28, 2021 at 12:58 am

    and in next weeks video, ian chooses from three items he owns…. in "whats better for eating with, a knife, a fork or a spoon".

  23. DIV AND BENNY on March 28, 2021 at 12:59 am

    we’re going to Skye for the first time next week.
    so excited
    it looks beautiful!

  24. marcandsebe on March 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    I have the MP2 and MM. I just take both in my campervan. I have the Smart Controller for the MP2 and it’s super quick to put up. But the little MM is such a capable drone too.

  25. MOCKINGBIRD MEDIA on March 28, 2021 at 1:01 am

    As always ian very informative video

  26. Mister Franz on March 28, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Let me be just honest. Your comments, your recommendations, your warnings , your pros and contras – all comes over very serious. You are the most serious tester for DJI on YouTube. Thank you for each video. And with the time I understand your high speed of speaking English. Thank you very much again.

  27. atcautoelec on March 28, 2021 at 1:03 am

    👌Cheers Ian, another super vid and oh boy what a selection of vids to close. Well done.

  28. Wayne Hallee on March 28, 2021 at 1:03 am

    If you are flying with it, size is everything. Mavic mini. My wife and I flew from the US to England for a 10 day road trip in 2018. We spent a few days in Isle of Skye in 2018. We loved it there. It was our favorite part of the trip. Wish we had our Mavic Mini for that trip…

  29. Mavric Faldo88 on March 28, 2021 at 1:06 am

    My country is beautiful right enough 😉🙌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😍

  30. Kirby Bradley on March 28, 2021 at 1:07 am

    We have an Arisaig here in NS Canada as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaMf0lWzfGE&t=8s

  31. Ken P. on March 28, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Ian, if I were to bring a drone to the UK ( I am from the US) would I legally be able to fly it?
    Would it depend on which drone it was say the mini versus the air 2?
    How about in the rest of Europe any knowledge of those rules?

  32. Black Lablover on March 28, 2021 at 1:15 am

    What a great video and very helpful for someone such as I who is considering purchasing their 1st drone. Really evocative film at the end. Thank you very much and just to add very well present.

  33. Ian in London on March 28, 2021 at 1:18 am

    How do you find travelling with your drone? Is it part of your luggage or all of your luggage? Jump to 9:35 for some nice views of the Isle of Skye and the West Coast of Scotland! Cheers everyone, Ian

  34. TVP - The Van Project on March 28, 2021 at 1:18 am

    You might get some people mention about Castle stalker is a no fly zone. There are signs up across from the castle (at the tree as you come entrance of the beach). Saw it last time I was there but not sure how they think they can enforce it if you take off anywhere else you won’t know of the signs. I took my drone but one I saw it I didn’t use it.

  35. Mark Zanetti on March 28, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Of course most of us have not been on a commercial flight lately but my experience is carrying multiple batteries as carry-on luggage can be unpredictable. I’ve been boarding an international flight where they would not allow even the second cell phone battery.

  36. Paul T's World on March 28, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Is it true the air is the noisiest?

  37. Steve DJI Mavic Pilot on March 28, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Ian once again you have pulled a great review out of the bag,
    the cinematic footage is first class and your overall review
    spot on, question while i was in Cumbria i used the Air2 but was a bit
    disapointed with the result, so then did the same footage with
    the DJI Mavic Mini and it won hands down, the settings were
    in auto except for the Air2 in 4k hd and the Mini in 2.7 hd
    but the differance was a mile apart, then took the Air2 to Windermere
    and this time the Air footage was perfect i just don’t understaned,
    any advice on that one Ian, oh forgot to ask which footage was from
    Mini, bring on the next review.

  38. Paul on March 28, 2021 at 1:21 am

    HI Ian! do you think DJI will certify the new mavic Pro 3 when it comes out? so it doesnt become a legacy product? Im not sure whether to hold out or buy the Air 2?

  39. muzikmon2267 on March 28, 2021 at 1:22 am

    The variable aperture on the mavic 2 pro is very limited.

    You’ll still need ND filters.

    And the hdr on the mavic Air 2 blows away any of the other DJI drones. It’s so good that lots of the time you don’t even need to do any post-processing

    and with AB comparisons nobody could tell the difference between the mavic 2 pro and the mavic Air 2..

    Most people actually think that the mavic Air 2 overall has better dynamic range and gets the pictures right more often than the mavic 2 pro..

  40. wilted on March 28, 2021 at 1:22 am

    The Mavic Air 2 is awesome, but as a photographer I’d love it to have a better sensor for stills. Looking forward to the Mavic 3 Pro.

  41. Drone Guy NH on March 28, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Sold! Thank you Ian

  42. Massimo Ginesio on March 28, 2021 at 1:23 am

    wow, this is amazing

  43. Pompelaify on March 28, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Hello, could you please leave your honest feedback on mavic mini + litchi. Best regards.

  44. Superbracey on March 28, 2021 at 1:27 am

    On a rainy, windy day, I can’t help watching more of your reviews of something (MA2) I already own compared with something (MM) I used to own. As somebody who can only really justify owning one drone, the MA2 really does feel as though it sports the best qualities of my old Phantom 3 Pro (range, power, video quality) and my Mavic Mini (packaging, portability).

    I just wish the weather would improve here because I take it everywhere with me.

  45. Nick Sims on March 28, 2021 at 1:28 am

    HI IAN IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE 2 DRONES OUT OF THE AIR 2 MAVIC ZOOM AND MAVIC PRO 2 WHICH WOULD IT BE

  46. Harry Sunderland on March 28, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Would you still recommend the mavic air 2 now in 2021 with restrictions coming in that you talked about in a mome recent video? Seems the best choice but would love to have a drone that I could fly for a few years. Also how do you find the Air 2 for other country restrictions? Thanks. Great channel with great info!

  47. AirScape on March 28, 2021 at 1:29 am

    I have a Mavic Mini but i think i will am about to grab an Air 2. I have just started uploading a few videos of Ireland. In time i hope to make look this good. keep up the great work.

  48. cincyfan987 on March 28, 2021 at 1:31 am

    The fact the mini is under 250g and avoids restricting drone laws in most countries is a huge win.

  49. Mister Franz on March 28, 2021 at 1:32 am

    My question is regarding the Mavic mini and the Mavic air 2,: Is it very important which telephone android or iPhone are use for one of these two drones. Does the telephone has influence on the quality of the flight in connection with being good connected during the flight or not?

  50. Sudburydrone on March 28, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I’ve made my decision. I will take the Mavic 2 pro. Since that’s my only drone. 😁. Love the drone shot. ✌️

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