The DJI Mini 4K is a $299 drone designed for beginners

DJI’s latest product is another Mini drone. It can capture 4K video at up to 30fps and 60fps at 2.7K resolution, with an increased video bitrate of up to 100Mbps, which should provide higher quality video at both settings. While these features may not excite you, perhaps the price will.

Not to be confused with the Mini Pro series, which costs several hundred dollars more, the $299 Mini 4K weighs less than 249g, folds up and doesn’t require FAA registration.

The specs won’t push the Mini series forward, but they cover all the essentials for beginner drone pilots, including 2x digital zoom when recording in 4K, a 3-axis gimbal and electric image stabilization. DJI says it can transmit 1080p video up to 10km away. Again, it also has Level 5 wind resistance and can fly for up to 31 minutes (or up to 93 minutes with DJI’s $449 Fly More package.)

The Mini 4K will also include one-touch gestures and features such as spiral support, drones and panorama shooting. If you’re a total newbie, DJI’s companion app has one-touch flight and takeoff and landing tutorials.

A lot of this will sound familiar to anyone who’s been following DJI’s ever-expanding drone business for the past 10 years, but it’s probably not aimed at you — it’s for newcomers. The Mini 4K is priced significantly lower than its Mini Pro iterations, and is actually lower than other Mini drones from DJI. Available to order now for $299 / £269.

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