DJI has now officially launched the latest generation of its compact camera drone. The Mini 3 Pro sports a refreshed look, 4K/60fps video, more flight time, and built-in obstacle avoidance. Still right under that all-important 249g weight, which means you’re not required to register the drone with most authorities, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is a more premium drone than its predecessor.
Mini 3 Pro can be folded down for between mission transport, in this case to 145 x 90 x 62 mm (5.7 x 3.5 x 2.4 in) dimensions.
DJI has tweaked the structural design a little for this latest model, with the arms and props adjusted for improved aerodynamics, dual-vision sensors have enabled APAS 4.0 and other automated flight modes. mounted to the front and the gimbal has been improved so that more camera angles. If the default 34 minutes of flight time is not enough, the optional Battery Plus will get you up to 47 minutes in the sky.
The three-axis gimbal of the DJI Mini 3 Pro can rotate vertically to produce that portrait-style TikTok and Reels-worthy video (and photo).
the onboard camera system has been upgraded with a larger 1/1.3-inch 48-MP CMOS sensor with 2.4-µm pixels and dual native ISO technology for improved low light and dynamic range performance, helped along by the module’s f/1.7 aperture.
There’s 2x digital zoom available for 4K mode, 3x for 2.7K, or 4x in Full HD. HDR 4K recording is available at 30 fps and slow-mo Full HD at 120 fps. And that gimbal can rotate by 90 degrees for top-down photos and videos.
With the obstacle avoidance sensors, pilots can enjoy almost all of DJI’s automated flight features. It’s nice to see Quickshots, Mastershots, Focustrack, and Hyperlapse modes on the Mini 3 Pro, they were not all available on the other Mini drones.
DJI RC remote control
DJI is also introducing a new controller. The DJI RC is exclusive to the Mini 3 Pro for now, but it runs Ocusync 3.0, so could be updated to work with other Mavic drones and come with a 5.5-inch 700 nit display built-in. It’s lighter and cheaper than the previous RJI RC Pro.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro with RC-N1 controller $759
- DJI Mini 3 Pro no controller $669
- DJI Mini 3 Pro with DJI RC controller $909
Fly More kits
DJI Mini 3 Pro Fly More kit $189
DJI Mini 3 Pro Fly More kit Plus $249