Much better than Mini 2, but also much more expensive?

[16:39 Do,5.Mai 2022 [e] from ]

Before A month ago there were already rumors about the latest model from DJI – meanwhile, there are many sources such as DJI specialists Jasper Ellens Almost all technical data as well as price, images and known Mini 3 Pro release date. Fortunately, the many improvements that were already anticipated by previous leaks have been confirmed, including the camera, flight time, gimbal, smart recording modes, and obstacle avoidance system. Unfortunately, the prediction that the price will rise significantly is also considered correct.


DJI Mini 3 Pro
DJI Mini 3 Pro

Better camera, bigger sensor, new axis, more frames per second

It is clear that the new Mini 3 Pro will be presented on the 10th of May at 3 PM.Here is the official teaser page from DJI) and as expected, it introduces some improvements over the previous model, such as a much larger 1/1.3″ 48MP sensor with native dual ISO (compared to the 12MP 1/2.3″ sensor from the Mini 2) and the ability to record HDR .

DJI Mini 3 Pro below
DJI Mini 3 Pro

As before, video is recorded in 4K, 2.7K, and FullHD – but new is the option to record in FullHD slow-motion at 120 fps, as well as 4K recording at 60 fps instead of the previous 30 fps. The aperture is now larger at f/1.7 and therefore brighter as well. Image quality should also be improved with these various upgrades Much better from mini 2.
DJI Mini 3 Pro Specifications
DJI Mini3 Pro Specifications – via Jasper Ellens

Also on board are QuickShot smart flight/record modes such as Dronie, Rocket, Circle, Helix, Boomerang and Asteroid, which the Mavic 3 can use via a firmware update. I got in january.
DJI Mini 3 Pro Wuhan
Night shots of Wuhan taken with a DJI Mini 3 Pro – via Jasper Ellens

The new OcuSync 3.0 is used as a video transmission system, which can send 1080p30 live video to a maximum range of 12 kilometers from the drone to the console. Another interesting improvement: the Mini 3 Pro aims It flies very softly according to Jasper Ellens And with a new gimbal, rotate the camera 90 degrees and take portrait photos in smartphone format for social media. Also positive: the flight time has been increased from 31 to 34 minutes thanks to a new battery with a capacity of 2453 mAh (Mini 2: 2250 mAh) and a more aerodynamic design.
DJI Mini 3 Pro Folded 2
DJI Mini 3 Pro

Weight and better obstacle avoidance

Another big improvement is to be expected: the Mini 3 Pro has two additional dual sensors for obstacle avoidance – not just at the bottom like the previous model, but for the first time for a model in the Mini series also at the front and rear, which corresponds to a significant upgrade of the automatic collision avoidance function, enabling It will make flying – especially for beginners – much safer.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Controller
New DJI Mini 3 Pro Controller

As expected, the new Mini 3 Pro weighs less than 250 grams and therefore falls into the category of C0 drones (take-off weight is up to 250 grams). So it can be flown in Germany (and many other countries too) without the need for a driver’s license (however, it is still subject to registration and insurance requirements).
DJI Mini 3 Pro wallpaper
DJI Mini 3 Pro

DJI Mini 3 Pro price

A Fly More kit with two batteries, a battery charging station, two sets of fans and a shoulder bag should cost €189. Due to an offer that was accidentally activated too early by an English-language online store, the approximate price is already clear, so it is assumed that the Mini3 Pro, including the new console, will be a somewhat slimmer version of the The RC Pro of the Mavic 3, with a built-in display, costs about 1,000 euros. This is confirmed by Jasper Ellens, who already knows the prices of the base version Mini 3 Pro without remote control and the standard version (Mini 3 Pro with remote control RC-N1), which will be 739 euros and 829 euros, respectively. Given the current price of the Mini 2 of 459 euros, this would be a very steep increase of 280 euros. As for the rating: the Air 2 (with a 1-inch 5.4K sensor, APAS 3.0 and FocusTrack) currently costs 849 euros and the top model Mavic 3 is around 1930 or 4800 euros (Mavic 3 Cine). Hopefully, the Mini 2 will still be offered as a cheaper model – albeit with a much smaller range of functions.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Fly More
Fly More DJI Mini 3 Pro Set

It’s interesting that it will only turn out to be a Mini 3 Pro, but – unlike the previous DJI naming – it is not (implicitly assumed) the standard Mini 3, from which the Pro model stands out due to improvements (at least there are no leaks, so there are unlikely).

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