With its latest drone, the Mini 3 Pro, DJI has set out to change the game. In this small frame comes plenty of innovation – including many features you wouldn’t usually find in drones that size. In this DJI Mini 3 Pro Review we explore exactly why this drone punches way above it’s weight.
DJI just introduced the all new Mavic Mini series this week! But we’re super excited about it because there are some major changes in this latest model. They’ve upgraded from a 1/2.3 inch sensor to a full 1/1.3 inch! Plus they’ve put a huge fast F1.7 lens on there, which you’ll love because you don’t have to wait so long for photos to process! It’s also got obstacle avoidance technology that will make flying worry free, plus an updated gimbal system with 3-directions of stabilization!
Purchasing a sub-250g drone is worth it because they are less expensive and don’t need to be registered (unless they’re used for professional purposes). They can’t go above 250g at take-off though.
- 48MP, 1/1.3″ CMOS sensor
- 24mm (equiv.) lens with 82.1º FOV and a fixed F1.7 aperture
- 4K/60p video
- H.264 and H.265 recording at 150 Mbps
- D-Cinelike and Normal video profiles
- Raw and JPEG image capture
- OcuSync 3.0 (O3) 1080p/30p image transmission (12 km range)
- Three-way obstacle avoidance (front, back, bottom)
- APAS (Advanced Pilot Assistance System) and ActiveTrack 4.0
- ‘MasterShots’ cinematic capture mode
- 47-minute flight time (with Intelligent Flight Plus battery)
- Under 250g at takeoff (with standard battery)
The Mini 3 Pro has unparalleled features which are ground breaking in its category. For example, the camera takes 48 MP shots and can record video at 4k Ultra High Definition. And this drone is probably one of the most high tech drones you’ll ever come across. For instance, with all of these features it includes something called DJI APAS 4.0 – this will now allow for obstacle detection and avoidance as well as ActiveTrack 4.0 – which gives users even more control over whatever they’re shooting!
Intelligent Flight Plus Battery
What’s really captivating about this quadcopter is the Intelligent Flight Plus battery that can keep it up for an impressive 47 minutes but comes at the cost of extra weight. If you’re looking for something lighter and smaller, then try out its standard battery which still provides a solid 34 minutes of flight time – three minutes more than what it offered with the Mini 2.
Obstacle Detection and Avoidance
When it comes to your drone needs, the new cameras on the Mini 3 Pro are almost always better than you’re used to from DJI, plus there’s obstacle avoidance and longer flight times.
Don’t let obstacles come between you and the Mini 3. The aircraft features a three-way obstacle detection and avoidance system – from its top, bottom, and backside – to ensure that it doesn’t get caught up in anything (or anyone). Like its predecessor, the Mavic Air 2, there are no side detectors. One of the most notable features missing from this device is an auxiliary light on its underside for landing.
This version of the Mini 3 controller is also compatible with other drones such as the Air 2S or Mavic 3; so if you have one of these models, then you can use it to control these drones. The controller is light weight which makes it easier to take on travel adventures.
The Mini 3 Pro offers the DJI Fly app, which was first introduced in November 2019 and powers other Mini drones – such as the Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S models. The new interface is simplistic, showcasing all of the functions for photography and videography right on one screen with a three-tiered navigation menu.
As someone who has flown the Mini 3 Pro, I can attest to how wonderful it is. It takes just minutes from unpacking until you’re soaring through the sky. And it isn’t too difficult to learn how to use this little machine either – which makes it an even greater purchase.
Drone technology has come a long way. But it wasn’t until the release of the Mini 3 Pro that this was a professional drone we could all afford. The first time I saw one fly, my jaw dropped. And then flew into my pocket so I could buy one for myself! Despite being small and packing less features than competitors; this little drone is anything but basic- it’s sleek design belies its extraordinary capabilities at navigating even challenging weather conditions while still maintaining a rock-solid connection with its remote controller.
If you’re looking for a lightweight, professional drone that is under 250g, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is a great choice. Even if it’s the first drone you’ve ever flown. If you enjoyed this DJI Mini 3 Pro Review and are thinking of purchasing this awesome little drone, leave a comment below and let us know.