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. Twobarpsi on May 22, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Looks like I should get the mavic 2!

  2. Sam Bat on May 22, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Awesome explanation!

  3. Four Aces Farms on May 22, 2021 at 2:45 am

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

  4. Eric Kimbrel on May 22, 2021 at 2:48 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.

  5. Fly Wright Drones on May 22, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Doesnโ€™t seem like 7 months since you did a comparison video like this.

  6. lakesideranch on May 22, 2021 at 2:50 am

    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.

  7. GTO L on May 22, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Have the air 2 and love it best drone ever

  8. Chris Hernandez on May 22, 2021 at 2:52 am

    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.

  9. Zuan Verreynne on May 22, 2021 at 2:53 am

    The way he said ‘THE AUTHORITIES’ LOL

  10. Darren Adams on May 22, 2021 at 2:54 am

    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.

  11. Von Neo Gozos on May 22, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Im new to drones, but are they all foldable ??

  12. Duane Reed on May 22, 2021 at 2:57 am

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

  13. Zuan Verreynne on May 22, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Very well said!

  14. runeburman on May 22, 2021 at 2:58 am

    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.

  15. TJ Parsons on May 22, 2021 at 2:58 am

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

  16. Tom Ulcak on May 22, 2021 at 3:00 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.

  17. Phillip Tatum on May 22, 2021 at 3:01 am

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

  18. Charl Meyer on May 22, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Great Video Kelly. Lots of information thanks for sharing.

  19. Melvin Alcantara on May 22, 2021 at 3:01 am

    What about p4p pro ?

  20. Hedley Thorne on May 22, 2021 at 3:01 am

    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.

  21. Cameron Morgan on May 22, 2021 at 3:02 am

    V2.0 does have 4K @ 60 fps fyi

  22. Drone Flight on May 22, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Thanks for the info. I love DJI drones.

  23. Lifestyle Unleashed on May 22, 2021 at 3:03 am

    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

  24. Conner Rodriquez on May 22, 2021 at 3:05 am

    You always do best video

  25. Aws Al Yemen on May 22, 2021 at 3:05 am

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

  26. Addy Overbeeke on May 22, 2021 at 3:09 am

    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. Brad Alston RiverCityRVA on May 22, 2021 at 3:12 am

    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!

  28. Skibble Dazzle on May 22, 2021 at 3:16 am

    brilliant video.

  29. asher b on May 22, 2021 at 3:16 am

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

  30. Stevy Garcia on May 22, 2021 at 3:18 am

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

  31. Mark Murungaru on May 22, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Thanks for the great video. Iโ€™m definitely getting the Air 2

  32. Drew Jeers on May 22, 2021 at 3:19 am

    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.

  33. Raghavendra thane on May 22, 2021 at 3:20 am

    i want the dji mavic air 2

  34. MasterP DJ on May 22, 2021 at 3:21 am

    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

  35. Donovan Werts on May 22, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Really helpful info! Thank you!

  36. Mike Hrenak on May 22, 2021 at 3:22 am

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

  37. Music Subic and Cebu on May 22, 2021 at 3:24 am

    Excellent video, thanks

  38. Stevy Garcia on May 22, 2021 at 3:27 am

    What about the DJI Spark. Did they discontinue it?

  39. RICK HALBUR on May 22, 2021 at 3:29 am

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

  40. Michael Ripple on May 22, 2021 at 3:31 am

    Interesting I never knew about the Leica lens

  41. Mr. MiXxa on May 22, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Nice one…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  42. charles potts on May 22, 2021 at 3:33 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!

  43. Ezekiel Chery on May 22, 2021 at 3:34 am

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

  44. Graph Guy on May 22, 2021 at 3:35 am

    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.

  45. Geeksvana on May 22, 2021 at 3:36 am

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

  46. NR Production on May 22, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Really informative video. Love to watch. Done subscribed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  47. Y on May 22, 2021 at 3:39 am

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

  48. Eric Kimbrel on May 22, 2021 at 3:39 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.

  49. Davin Cheirs on May 22, 2021 at 3:40 am

    Wow! Thank you so much, shopping for a Christmas gift ๐ŸŽ for my son and had no idea about the differences and why the prices are so different on Amazon. Thanks a bunch!!!! Happy Holidayโ€™s Sir!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  50. Common Sense Logic and Reason on May 22, 2021 at 3:42 am

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

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