The Best micro SD Card for DJI Mavic Mini

mavic mini folded in hand

Our Picks:

32G: SamSung Evo Plus,  SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, Lexar 633x

64G: SamSung Evo PlusSanDisk Extreme V30 A1Lexar 633x

128G: Lexar 633x SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1SamSung Evo Plus

256G: SanDisk Extreme V30 A1


You may have already known that the DJI Mavic Mini has no internal storage and doesn’t come with a micro SD card. If you are new to drones and Mavic Mini is your first one, you may neglect this when you bought it.

The easiest way to solve this is to check if any of your existing sd cards used for DSLR, action camera or other devices are in this DJI Recommended List. If so, you can insert the sd card and get your Mavic Mini up in the air to start shooting, if not, you’d better get a new one or you may have compatibility issues.

 

Why you should trust me?

As the founder of Cutofdrone, I have nearly 5 years of experience working with DJI. During my time there, I was in charge of the DJI Online Store operation and participated in every major new product launch. I also initiated the introduction of the microSD cards that are now selling on the DJI Store.

I am an experienced drone pilot, and I own a Phantom 3 Advanced, a Mavic Pro, a Mavic 2 Pro and a Mavic Mini. I have more than 10 micro SD cards for my drones.

 

Things you should know when buying a Mavic Mini SD Card.

Sd memory cards are really easy to get, and there are so many you can choose from, as we are talking about specific ones for Mavic Mini, there are three things I would like to specify here:

1. It’s better to not use any micro sd cards that are outside the recommended list. They may work at the beginning, but there might be issues after. According to my experience working with DJI, the R&D team has tested every single one for quite many hours before they put it into the list.

2. Mavic Mini supports shooting 2.7k videos at 30fps, a 64G card can hold around 3h videos, a 32G one can hold nearly 1.5h.

3. For most new pilots, there is no need to choose a large one like 128G or 256G. The 32G or 64G ones will do the trick. If you worry that the storage may not enough, you can buy two 64G cards instead of one 128G.  Also, the 16G version is not recommended because is too small.

Based on these, we think the following ones are the best Mavic Mini sd memory cards.

 

Best micro SD Card for Mavic Mini

If you take a look at the DJI Recommended sd cards List, you will find that there are 27 kinds of SD cards that are compatible with your Mavic Mini. You can choose whichever you like according to your brand preference.

32G: 

SamSung Evo Plus

 

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1

Lexar 633x


64G: 

SamSung Evo Plus 64G

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1 64G

Lexar 633x


128G: 

Lexar 633x 128G

SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1 128G

SamSung Evo Plus 128G


256G: 

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1


 

The Full List of DJI Recommended microSD Cards for Mavic Mini

16 GB:

SanDisk Extreme

Lexar 633x

32 GB:

SamSung Pro Endurance

SamSung Evo Plus

SanDisk Industrial

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1

SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A1

Lexar 633x

Lexar 667x

64 GB:

SamSung Pro Endurance

SamSung Evo Plus

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1

Lexar 633x

Lexar 667x

Lexar 1000x

Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1

Netac Pro V30 A1

128 GB:

SamSung Pro Plus

SamSung Evo Plus

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1

SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1

Lexar 633x

Lexar 667x

Lexar 1000x

Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1

Netac Pro V30 A1

256 GB:

SanDisk Extreme V30 A1

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Max SD card size of Mavic Mini?

The Max SD card size is 256G.

2. Does Mavic Mini come with an SD Card?

No, Mavic Mini doesn’t come with any Micro Sd Card and has no internal storage.

3. What is the Mavic Mini SD card compatibility like?

The Mavic Mini requires SD cards that are UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above. The writing speed of a UHS Speed Class 3 SD card is at least 30MB/s, that is to say, you will need to make sure the write speed of the Micro SD card you use must meet this standard.

4. How to format the Mavic Mini SD card?

There are 2 ways you can format your SD card, one is format within the DJI Fly App, the other is to use your computer. I guess everyone knows how to format an SD card using a computer, so I will clarify a little bit on how to do it in the App.

Step 1. After you connect your drone with the remote controller, you will enter the main flight page, click the drone status check icon (as you can see below).

format mavic mini sd card

Step 2. When you see the following screen, scroll down to the bottom and find the SD Card section, you will see the Format button in the right side, tap on it to start formating.

how to format mavic mini sd card

please note that you will lose all the photos and videos stored on your SD card, make sure you have a backup.

 

 

You may also be interested in:

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28 thoughts on “The Best micro SD Card for DJI Mavic Mini”

  1. Hi Steve

    I’m using a SanDisc Extreme 128gb V30 A2 and sometimes on downloading on my PC get the error message, “Cannot render the file.” This is so frustrating. I haven’t tried any other card. Could this be the Mini?

    Cheers, Phil

    1. Hi Philip, I think this card should be no problem with the mini. Can you download the files to your phone and then format it via the aircraft to see if it can solve the problem.

  2. Hi Steve, why do you recommend two of the same SD Cards if worrying about storage problems as opposed to buying a single big one, wouldn’t that be more expensive?

    1. Hi Jason, sometimes, it’s better to have a backup. According to my experience, you won’t be able to shoot any videos if you forget to insert the sd card back into the drone after copying files to your computer. Also, when flying we don’t know when a crash will happen. If you use a big one, we may lose not only the drone but also the files.

  3. Both my Mavic Mini and my P3S have jittery video only when panning. I can raise, lower, travers left or right and the video is smooth, but when I pan, even slowly, the video tends to get jittery. I thought that it was associated with my old iMac, but I took the videos to the Apple store and tried them on a new Mac and they did the same thing. Is it associated with my craft or my SD card…or is it natural. My SD card is a Sandisk Ultra, 64GB Micro SC XC I with a 10 inside a circle. If it is the SD card what card will eliminate the jumpiness?

    1. Hi John, I think it might be the SD card problem if it’s a class 10 card which might be a little bit slow for recording 2.7K videos.

  4. Hi there,
    Im reading all these SD card articles now im confused lol.
    I have this new in the package SanDisk card , ImageMate, microSDXC UHS-1 Card with Adapter. Its full HD there’s a 1 inside of a U , A1. 64GB. Speed up to 100 MB/s** Read .
    Can i use that in the mavic mini ?.
    I didn’t see this card on any of the listings that you showed.
    Anyway thank you.

    1. Hi Les, the key is the writing speed. The Mavic Mini requires SD cards that are UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above. if it meets the requirements (at least 30MB/S), then it should be no problem. As I can’t see the picture so I am not sure if it works. I guess you just need to have a try.

  5. Is the Mavic Mini able to capture the coordinates of where it is for referencing later or can you enter coordinates and have the drone fly there?

  6. Hi. When I format the SD card in the DJI App, it records fine, but when I take out the card and try to import the files to a PC using an adapter, it says it must format the card. How do you resolve the apparent imcompatibility? Thanks

    1. Hi Will, to be honest, I don’t have this kind of incompatibility issues. Maybe you can try another adapter, or download your files to your phones first and then format your SD card with your PC. Hope this will help you out.

    1. Hi Kaesten, A2 (The Application Performance Class 2) is defined by SD Physical 6.0 specification. It makes SD memory cards much higher performance than A1 performance by using functions of Command Queuing and Cache. Actually, there is no need for using a faster card. Its kind of like the max speed of your car is 400km/h, but you are only allowed to go 270km/h.

      There is no such list but any sd card must meet the requirement: UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above.

  7. I got my new Mavic Mini and went out to fly as soon as the battery charged. I didn’t have an SD card so I just ignored the pre-flight warning and went ahead anyway. I started recording and when I finished had the video saved on my phone. If you can record direct to the phone why do you need an SD card?

    1. Hi Tracey, this card works for your Mavic Mini, it’s better than the recommended ones cz it’s 4K supportive. No worries.

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