DJI Mini 3 Pro review 7 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW The perfect travel drone. The DJI Mini 3 Pro is the latest DJI Mini product line that has quite a lot of changes compared to the previous generation. Amazingly, bringing many DJI updates while still maintaining the typical light weight of the DJI Mini which is only around 249 grams. So, Mini 3 Pro remains very compact, light and easy to carry around. The “Pro” label on the DJI Mini 3 Pro also confirms that this model can be used for professional purposes.
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7 things you should know about the DJI Mini 3 Pro:
This is an interesting feature. Because, the DJI Mini 3 Pro camera specifications get a significant increase. The sensor aperture is already 24 mm with an aperture of F/1.7. As a result, this drone can capture light at night very well. So far, capturing Night Mode has been a challenge for drones for consumers. Although not all pilots like to fly at night, the drone’s ability to capture photos and videos at night is becoming more and more demanding. In addition, the 3-axis gimbal on the DJI Mini 3 Pro also feels stable. This can be seen from the results of the video, which are smooth and sharp. My favorite feature is the Mechanical Range system in the gimbal which can tilt up to 180 degrees. That is, this drone can look up when it is flown.
Then what about the videography capabilities? The DJI Mini 3 Pro camera can record video at up to 4K 60 fps resolution. HDR video recording is also supported up to 4K 30 fps resolution. For optimal shooting, DJI provides a D-Cinelike color profile option that will make it easier for creators to adjust colors or color grading in the editing process. In video mode, the camera also supports the zoom feature. Digital zoom up to 2x can be used when recording 4K video. 3x zoom in 2.7K resolution and up to 4x zoom in Full HD resolution.
2. Security Sensor
The DJI Mini 3 Pro has an abundance of security sensors. More than the previous generation. In total, there are 6 sensor points. Two sensors face forward, two sensors face back, and two sensors face down. Rear-facing sensors can also detect objects above. With so many anti-collision sensors, we as pilots will feel calmer when flying the DJI Mini 3 Pro. Especially in certain conditions where there are many obstacles, such as buildings or trees.
3. Tri-Directional Obstacle Sensing
For the first time in the DJI Mini line, the Mini 3 Pro features Tri-Directional Obstacle Sensing consisting of front, rear and bottom-facing sensors. This drone is also the first DJI Mini variant to support Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) 4.0 autopilot technology. So, the DJI Mini 3 Pro can detect and avoid obstacles in the vicinity to minimize the risk of a collision.
Make sure to buy the Combo package as it is more profitable. One of them, users get a battery dock that can charge 3 batteries at once. This makes it easier for us to charge the battery. Especially when traveling. The charging system is also quite fast. As long as we use the charger head/travel charger up to 30W, we can charge the drone directly using the USB type C cable provided in the sales package.
5. Remote Control
Well, this is a featured feature in the DJI Mini 3 Pro: Remote Control (RC). The RC in the DJI Mini 3 Pro (Combo version) uses a similar model to the DJI RC Pro which already has a screen. As a result, we don’t have to bother connecting the drone to a smartphone. More concise, simpler. All control is done on screen and remote.
6. Features of the DJI Mini 3 Pro
The DJI Mini 3 Pro also supports flight and automatic shooting features. Including, FocusTrack automatic tracking which offers a variety of shooting modes such as Spotlight 2.0, Point of Interest 3.0 and ActiveTrack 4.0. For taking pictures, there is support for QuickShots, MasterShots and Hyperlapse features. For the transmission system, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is now equipped with an O3 transmission system that can transmit video streaming in Full HD resolution up to a distance of 12 Km.
7. Lighter Weight
The interesting thing about the DJI Mini 3 Pro is that it weighs less than 250 grams. To be precise, 249 grams. This is DJI’s trick of regulation in a country like America. As long as it’s not more than 250 grams, users don’t need a license to fly a drone. Because, it is considered a hobby drone, not a professional. Another impact, this compact and lightweight size makes it easier for users who like to travel. However, the capabilities of the DJI Mini 3 Pro are very good. Because, it can fight strong winds, though. So it doesn’t make users worry. In addition, the photos and videos are very stable.
DJI Mini 3 Pro price
The DJI Mini 3 Pro is available starting today in several different kits. Interestingly, DJI is offering its own Mini 3 Pro without a bundled controller for $669. This means that if you already have an RC-N1 remote, you can use the remote you already have and save a few dollars. If you do need a controller, you can opt to get the RC-N1 with a drone for $759. If you want a new DJI RC remote with a built-in display (which I highly recommend), it will cost you $909.
Two different Fly More kits are available, which include various accessories, such as extra batteries. In my experience, I always buy a Fly More kit when I buy a new DJI drone, because having an extra battery is very important, and the Fly More kit offers better value for money than buying the batteries themselves. While the Mini 3 Pro costs significantly more than its predecessor, it’s a significant upgrade that easily justifies the extra cost. Visit the DJI Store.
Should you buy the DJI Mini 3 Pro?
Given that the DJI Mini 3 Pro is incredibly feature-rich and capable of considering its small size, very light weight, and relatively low price, this is the drone I would recommend to most people. I’d also recommend buying it with the new DJI RC controller, as having a built-in display in the controller is a massive upgrade over having to be connected to a phone.
What’s the Difference between DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 2 vs Mavic Air 2
The first difference between DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 2 vs Mavic Air 2 is in terms of design. Especially regarding the third dimension of the drone and its weight. The DJI Mini-Series is ergonomic in terms of design, especially in terms of its weight, which is less than 250 grams. If you’re a traveler who wants a compact drone that can fit in your bag, then the mini-series is perfect. Especially for adventure and other activities. Unlike the case with the DJI Mavic Air 2, which looks quite large with a rather heavier weight than the other two series.
2. Image and Video Quality
Image and video quality is one of the most important comparisons when choosing a drone camera. If you look at the differences between the DJI Mini 3 Pro vs. DJI Mini 2 vs. Mavic Air 2 in terms of sensors, it’s clear that the Mini 3 Pro is superior with a large sensor size. A large sensor will provide better information on the sensor and make the image quality bigger, detailed, and clearer.
Then, in terms of photo resolution, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is the same as the Mavic Air 2 with a size of 48MP and 4K/60fps for video. This makes it bigger than the DJI Mini 2 and has superior performance. Especially for shooting in conditions with minimal lighting, though. So, the DJI Mini 3 Pro and Mavic Air 2 are good enough for beginners who want cinematic results and without a lot of settings.
3. True Vertical Shooting
Although the Mavic Air 2 has the same features, it differs in the features found in the latest mini series. On the Mavic Air 2, the vertical panorama feature can only be used to take pictures. Meanwhile, to stitch multiple images together, you have to do it with digital cropping.
Meanwhile, the DJI Mini 3 Pro has a camera gimbal that makes it easy to rotate when shooting. This camera can rotate up to 90°, so users don’t have to bother anymore to update the compression level and image quality by cropping it.
4. Battery life
The DJI Mini 3 Pro really excels. Especially with the option of two batteries to choose from. Of course, with the additional time of about 13 minutes on Flight Intelligent Battery Plus, you can take pictures of your surroundings, and make the most of the existing features.
Then, from a flight range, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is superior and stable enough for shooting at a distance of up to 12 Km FCC. However, if you want more speed, then the choice is the Mavic Air 2. That is, with a speed range of up to 19m/s in Sport Mode. This is certainly higher than the DJI Mini 3 Pro and Mini 2, which are only 16m/s.
Conclusion DJI Mini 3 Pro
With a capable design, size, features, and capabilities, users have the opportunity to further explore the capabilities of using flight experience, photography, and cinematic videography through the DJI Mini 3 Pro. The resulting content can now be uploaded to social media platforms in real-time, without the need to re-size, or edit, which takes a long time. The DJI Mini 3 Pro has been adapted to policies in many regions and countries, which is less than 249 grams. With its light weight, enhanced safety features, it is not only regulation friendly, but also the safest in the series.