DJI has unveiled its latest sub-250g flyer, the Mini 3 Pro. The new miniature boasts serious upgrades compared to its non-Pro predecessors.
The Mini 3 Pro arrives with a long list of notable specs and features. Of those, none is more prodigious than the upgraded camera system. The Mini 3 Pro’s 1/1.3" CMOS sensor is a massive upgrade over the Mini 2 and Mini SE, offering the highest video resolution ever seen in a Mini drone—up to 4K60. On top of that, the powerful new sensor supports the direct output of HDR video (at 4K30) and 48MP RAW stills—feats no other Mini can produce.
The Mini 3 Pro’s upgraded camera system also includes a reimagined gimbal that offers a wider rotation range for low-angle shots. The new gimbal system also allows you to switch quickly between portrait and landscape shooting modes, making it great for social media and content creators.
Arguably as important as the Mini 3 Pro’s upgraded camera system is its array of obstacle-avoidance sensors. Featuring forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, the Mini 3 Pro is the first Mini to support active obstacle sensing, making it the “safest Mini to date.”
Cost and Availability
As you’ve probably guessed, the Mini 3 Pro’s massive upgrades and premium features come with a significant price increase over its predecessors. Depending on which kit and/or accessories you opt for, you could be paying as much as twice the cost of the Mini 2. But at $669 for the drone only, it's still a solid choice for budget creatives.
Here at No Film School, we're always excited to learn about how you use your gear. Let us know in the comments if this new drone will find its way into your kit and what you plan on using it for!