DJI has just launched the Mini 3 Pro, a small drone that weighs less than 250 grams, like the Mini 2. The purpose of achieving this weight is that EASA regulations are much laxer with drones below this figure in several countries.
The drone is capable of recording in 4K/60 FPS, has an obstacle detection system to minimize accidents, and has a flight time, according to DJI, of over 30 minutes. These are its technical features and specifications.
DJI Mini 3 Pro technical specifications
|DJI Mini 3 Pro|
|Dimensions and Weight||Folded: 145x90x62mm Unfolded|
|Operating Frequency||2.400 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz|
|Battery||2,453 mAh – Approx 30 min of flight – 1h to charge|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 40 degrees centigrade|
|Maximum Flight Height||120m (although it depends on the legislation of each area)|
|Maximum Flight Speed||16 m/s (sport mode)|
|Flight Modes||Cinema, normal and sport|
|Camera Sensor||12 MP 1/2.3” CMOS|
|Objective||Field of view 83º|
Aperture f / 2.8
|Video Size||4K up to 60fps|
2.7K up to 60fps
FHD up to 60fps
|App||DJI Fly (iOS and Android)|
Lightweight and complete
The DJI Mini 3 Pro is one of the lightest camera drones on the market, weighing only 249 grams. It is the natural evolution of the DJI Mini 2, debuting a new 1/1.3″ CMOS sensor and increasing its recording capacity to 4K at 60 FPS. Likewise, it promises to increase its flight time to 34 minutes.
The body of the drone has been redesigned to improve its aerodynamics, and it has a controller that allows you to preview the flight in Full HD quality. Another new feature of this drone compared to previous models is the ability to record vertical video. The camera gimbal rotates 90 degrees, offering optimized images directly for social networks.
For the first time in the mini-series, there is omnidirectional object detection. This allows to have vision coverage through the front, rear, and bottom sensors, to prevent the drone from crashing. In the same way, these sensors allow to focus on objects and keep them framed, a focus tracking system of all life.
The controller has also been renewed, with phone support and an integrated 5.5-inch screen. Its brightness is 700 nits, so it should look good enough in fairly bright environments. There is no lack of external add-ons, such as an extended battery, a fast-charging charger, or the screwdriver pack.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: DJI's lightest dron...
DJI Mini 3 Pro: DJI's lightest drone records better than ever
Pricing and Availability of the DJI Mini 3 Pro
The DJI Mini 3 Pro, without remote control, will go on sale for $669. The other packs go up to $759 in the case of including the DJI RC-N1 controller and $909 in the case of the model that includes the DJI RC.
The kits are sold separately, with the DJI Mini 3 Pro ‘fly more’ pack for $189 with an extended battery, among others. And the most ambitious pack is the ‘fly more plus’, for $249, which includes a bidirectional charging hub, two sets of propellers, and a shoulder bag.
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