Review: DJI Mini 3 Pro

The DJI Mini series has just been upgraded with its mouth-dropping addition, the DJI Mini Pro 3. Produced by a popular company known for its high-end quality drones, this new product doesn’t fall short with its advanced technology and compact size. This makes it useful for users who would like to avoid the hassle of drone registration as it falls under the sub-249g category. Apart from its size, the drone features a wider sensor, safer flight, better battery life, and improved image or video quality than its predecessor in the Mini series.

How does the packaging look?

The DJI Mini Pro 3 comes in three different packages. The first consists of just the controller and can be purchased at the lowest price. The second contains the drone and the standard DJI RC-N1, while the third comes with the latest DJI RC Smart controller. All three kits have a single intelligent flight battery, a screwdriver, gimbal guard, a set of propellers, and a Type-C to Type-C power cable.

Safe design

The DJI mini has a rounded look, finished off with its obstacle sensor and smooth gimbal camera mount. The product comes with a foldable feature just like the drones from the Mavic series. This feature reduces its original dimension of 17124562mm to 1459062. Its design includes larger propellers and propeller arms, which are more aerodynamic to give it a safer flight.

Friendly configuration

The DJI Mini Pro 3 has a user-friendly setup setting. Therefore, even a beginner can navigate through its first flight by following the preflight checklist and on-screen instructions (for those using the DJI app or the Smart controller).

New three-dimensional camera

With its new tridimensional camera, the drone can detect obstacles left, right, and below. The obstacle is picked up by using the wide-angle forward, backward, and downward facing sensors. However, with the help of the fourth version of the Advanced Pilot Assistance System, these obstacles can be avoided or with settings the drone can be turned off.

There is more than one mode to choose.

The drone has three forms of speed mode: the standard Cine, Normal, and Sport Mode. The Cine Mode runs at a maximum of 13.4mph. This can be used for recording good cinematic video footage. In the normal and most popular mode, the drone runs at a speed of 22.3mph. While the sport mode has the drone running at a maximum of 35.7mph, this unfortunately has the obstacle avoidance shut off.

Extra careful flight

Despite its small size, the product can withstand wind speeds of up to 24mph.The connection between the controllers and the drone is wonderful, making the drone trustworthy to be responsive to changing controls.

Developed battery

The improvement in drone batteries provides us with an intelligent flight battery with a capacity of 2453mAh and a flight time of 34 minutes.

Good image and video quality

The DJI Mini Pro 3 review would be incomplete without an examination of its image and video quality.Having a sensor with a resolution of 12.1MP and a size of 1/1.3inch, the drone can be trusted to produce images of good quality. The sensor used is of the Quad Bayer type. This can help to increase the number of pixels from 12MP to a total of 48MP. This function provides the user with a drone that can take refined, sharp images with more details. Images can be taken both in RAW format and JPEG format, both with good resolution. Videos can be taken in 4K, 2.7K, and FHD(1080p) resolutions with bitrates of 60fps for the 4 and 2.7K resolutions and 120fps for the 120fps. Each resolution has a zoom option that provides 2x, 3x, and 6x for the 4K, 2.7K, and FHD resolutions, respectively.

Besides all of this, listed above is the Quickshot feature that lets users shoot dynamic videos. Another feature is the Fasttrack suite that gives the option to track moving objects, keeping a subject in frame while flying manually.

Where can it be purchased and how much is it?

The DJI Mini Pro 3 can be purchased at the best prices from the DJI global website at $669 for the kit without the controller, $759 for packages with the original DJI RC controller, and an additional $200 to upgrade to the DJI RC smart controller.

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