Which DJI Drone Should You Buy in 2022 | DJI Mini 2 vs. Air 2S vs Mavic 3

Which DJI Drone Should You Buy in 2022 | DJI Mini 2 vs. Air 2S vs Mavic 3

A question I get asked often is which drone to buy as there are many great drones to choose from in 2022. Should they go with something like the DJI Mini 2? Or perhaps the DJI Air 2S? Or should they go all out and pick up a DJI Mavic 3? There are many things to consider and in this video, I break down my thoughts on all of the DJI Drones and offer up my opinion on which drone I would choose. I include lots of sample footage from each drone and a side-by-side comparison of the DJI Mini 2 vs. DJI Air 2S vs DJI Mavic 3.

DJI Air 2S (DJI Store) https://click.dji.com/AIevUYn7mh1E9gz1F4GQRA?pm=link

DJI Mavic 3 (USA) https://amzn.to/3c8wpQl
DJI Mavic 3 (CAN) https://amzn.to/3C9Ut02

DJI Air 2S (USA Amazon) https://amzn.to/2QxBTMY​​
DJI Air 2S (CAN Amazon) https://amzn.to/32lOrK3​​

DJI Mini 2 (USA Amazon) https://amzn.to/2IcjTEd​​​
DJI Mini 2 (CAN Amazon) https://amzn.to/2I9DYuD​

DJI Mini SE (USA) https://amzn.to/3Au8W6g
DJI Mini SE (CAN) https://amzn.to/3iDlhPH

Autel Evo Nano+ (Amazon) https://amzn.to/3GVKGNu
Autel Evo Nano+ (Website) https://bit.ly/3HmWdX5

Autel Evo Lite+ (Amazon) https://amzn.to/3gTHMhv
Autel Evo Lite+ (Website) https://bit.ly/3oY3oxQ

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  1. Barney Eckles on July 5, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    All chinese drones, including DJI should be boycotted immediately. The Ukranian forces where using them (DJI I believe) to spot Russian forces. Long story short, the Chinese promptly started to send location information software to the Russians so the Russians can blow up any Ukranian forces near that drone. Source, CNN.

  2. Steady Charismatic Show on July 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Looking to buy a second hand drone . I am in South Africa . we want to use it For our NPO

  3. ProStudio 05 on July 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    The DJI mini 2 actually has obstacle sensors at the bottom of it!

  4. Priest on July 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    7:04 The air 2S has upwards obstacle avoidance. Just not sideways. Great video though.

  5. Cargo Bay on July 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Hi there. At 7:07 , where was the castle-like structure filmed at?

  6. Gaby Super Gaby on July 5, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    What a botched science fair experiment. Fly them at the same time under equal conditions and lighting bro.

  7. Sayaka MIZUI on July 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm


  8. Wes Parsons on July 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Waiting on the mini 3 as I’m looking at long term travel and want something very compact.

  9. Joel Appugliese on July 5, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    This is exactly what I needed to help my research. I’ve been doing real estate photography and video with the mini 2 and, despite the clients being really happy with the results, I myself am not. Especially when I’ve been editing my sony raw files of interiors and I move on to edit the drone photos. I’m in Canada and I’ve been considering upgrading, which means I have to take the allegedly grueling transport canada exam for advanced piloting.

  10. FeloniousMonk304 on July 5, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    And now, May 10th, you need to add the DJI MINI 3 to the list! IMHO, yes, it was worth the wait. Impressive air time! 3 sensors, though still needs to the sides and above sensors.

  11. Zulvalor on July 5, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    You should put uk links too

  12. Vladimir Velazquez on July 5, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    u should lable the drones names

  13. the7yetis on July 5, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Your SHOULDN’T BUY ANYTHING FROM DJI. I purchased a Phantom 2 Vision plus from them and everytime I updated the firmware/software it would take away capabilities that I paid for originally. I referred to it as "crippleware". No support, no help, no return or the capabilities that cost soooo much back then. Then the camera module ceases to function and to fix it (because DJI no longer supports it!) I have to go all "hacker" on it to reflash EEPROMS and shit. It flies, just cant get any video from it. Not much of a product.

  14. Graeme Watson on July 5, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Hard for me to believe anyone would be buying a drone from Communist China! Are you nuts? Apart form the big risks, you are supporting the enemy – Red China. They are working day and night to bring down USA and the West.

  15. Alex Pickworth on July 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    THE CHINESE GOVT TRACK THESE DRONES. In Ukraine many have used these drones to find the enemy but China has provided the Russians with the ability to track them so they know were the drones land. If you want a drone I would suggest spending the extra money and getting one that is not Chinese made or utilizes Chinese software. You might have your own opinions about Trump but this is exactly what the whole Huawei fuss was about.

    Assume I am lying and check out Fox News and/or CNN right and left are reporting the same thing.

  16. Primitive Twinkie on July 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Great for surveying Muslin minorities too!

  17. Pavchenko on July 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Konkretnie. Very good.

  18. Garrett's RC! on July 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    i have a mini 2 and i love it

  19. Ian Dewey on July 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    how do they last in the wind ?

  20. David Drew on July 5, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Mini 3 pro🤣🤣

  21. Doug Crum on July 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Being a novice user (mainly with grandchildren) I am still using my original Mini, cannot afford every upgrade…

  22. Owen Cunningham on July 5, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Good afternoon, I quite enjoyed your very well presented comparison. I’m confused however about the price you mentioned? I enjoyed the images you took of the wrecked ship near Grimby, I driven past several times over the years when we visit my in-laws in Beamsville, I’ve always wanting to see it from the lake side. Back to pricing, they seem to range from $1250.00 CAD to $1650.00 approximately, did you not mention a much lower price in the video?
    Thank you for time

  23. Best_pilot 15 on July 5, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Man I really want a dji drone but I never have enough to get one

  24. jim verw on July 5, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    What about replacement parts and maintenance on these units

  25. Peter Wolff on July 5, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    2s has upward sensors

  26. thatguyoudontlike ha on July 5, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    its my birthday

  27. aziz utku özdemir on July 5, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent work

  28. noongar on July 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Just cannot stop looking at his hands lol

  29. John Fairley on July 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    In Canada any drone larger than the Mavic 2 needs a flight license, so that’s another consideration.

  30. Richard U on July 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    what happens if you don’t register your drone that’s more than 250g?

  31. Beaver 314 on July 5, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Time to make a new video

  32. GOUD on July 5, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    "Bog you down"

  33. Pratesh Ramjohn on July 5, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Can we get an updated video comparing the mini 3 directly against the air 2s given that they both cost about $1000? Thanks in advance.

  34. Eric Lipinski on July 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    All 3 are awesome but now you need to add the MINI 3 into the mix

  35. Billion on July 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I’m a newbie when it comes to drones and am looking to purchase a DJI drone, most likely the AIR 2S. This may sound like a dumb question but does the camera come included with the drone? Thanks for anyone that can help!

  36. subicbay895 Radio Station on July 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    the 1 thing I am looking for is the model with a Clean HDMI Output

  37. aiguy on July 5, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    None. Buying DJI means directly supporting a communist regime that locks people inside their home and lets them starve to death just so they don’t need to admit they are wrong. Also, the existance of aeroscope shows the mindset they have about personal data security. They got civilians killed by selling these devices which can collect all the data from DJI drones, including the current position of the pilot, to Russia.

  38. Shawn K Dooley on July 5, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I really like my mini 2. I looked at what I planned on doing with it and the mini 2 met that perfectly. It’s also small and light and I bring it with me a lot on hikes.

  39. faithra khajiit on July 5, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    mini 3 or air 2

  40. Skeggi Skjeldarson on July 5, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I am confident that my DJI Mavic 2 Zoom will serve me well in years to come. Cant see any improvements in these three presented in the video.

  41. Kathie Pfaffle on July 5, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you! I feel confident in my choice of the Air 2S thanks to this video!

  42. Andrey Nasonov on July 5, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Or you an combine the 3 and get Mavic Mini 3

  43. devon foster on July 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Good afternoon which book you recommend to buy to learn photography by drone. Thanks.

  44. pegas2929 on July 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    What would you buy for snowboarding and kitesurfing? Cheers!

  45. Stephen Winterson on July 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Don’t buy DJI drones, the company is helping Russia in their occupation of Ukraine.

  46. Totenham on July 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm


  47. Jon Arment on July 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Does the mini 2 come in 9 mm? I live in Texas…

  48. NomadHomad on July 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I have a mini 1, great 2k-1080 drone i got for $180. Was aiming to get a 2s, but Lately I’ve been sketched out by DJI and the big elephant in their room. I’m now leaning on an Autel. I might get a mini 3P down the line if I can pick one up at a good price, but it’s not a priority.
    Interesting video non the less as I like drones in general

  49. Cyrus Dadat on July 5, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Mavic Mini 3 Pro has entered the Battle!

  50. Adrian Halpin on July 5, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Very informative!

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