The minuscule and lightweight DJI Mini 3 Pro takes DJI’s well known Mini robot series higher than ever. The first DJI Mavic Mini showed up in 2019, and was continued in 2020 by the Mini 2, which increased the video goal from 2.7K to 4K close by different upgrades; however the Mini Pro 3 truly brings the ‘amazing’ variable to the sub-250g Mini series.
What’s most amazing about the Mini 3 Pro is that DJI has figured out how to incorporate a tri-directional obstruction evasion framework inside such a little robot – however that is a long way from the main improvement over its ancestor.
The new robot’s sensor is greater – it’s presently a 1/1.3-inch CMOS chip; its focal point’s most extreme gap has been expanded to a brilliant f/1.7; its video capacities have been immeasurably improved; and the camera can be pivoted 90 degrees, empowering you to catch stills and video in both scene and picture design.
The rundown of upgrades goes on, advocating that sought after ‘Professional’ moniker. Basically, what you get with the Mini 3 Pro is a large number of the elements and abilities of higher-spec drones like the DJI Mavic Air 2, in a machine that urgently stays inside the sub-250g weight classification, and that implies it needn’t bother with to be enlisted in numerous areas. This is a noteworthy accomplishment that has so far just been achieved by the Autel Evo Nano, which we’re currently exploring.
These welcome new elements, alongside the new DJI RC Smart Controller that is accessible in the priciest of this robot’s three packs, make the Mini 3 Pro an enticing recommendation for aeronautical substance makers. One genuinely sizable disadvantage, however, is the huge jump in cost from the DJI Mini 2.
This is normal when you think about the new elements as a whole, however a robot that was once sufficiently reasonable to interest fledglings is presently valued nearer to the DJI Air 2S, a robot that has a 1-inch sensor and is right now first spot on our list of the best robots you can purchase. It’s a difficult decision between the two, yet the DJI Mini 3 Pro is a brilliant choice for anybody whose need is movability, and additionally a smaller robot that openings into their more extensive camera pack.
You can purchase the DJI Mini 3 Pro now in three setups from the DJI Store and approved retailers. The most fundamental choice is the Mini Pro 3 with no regulator, which costs $669/£639/AU$989. Normally, this choice is focused on clients who currently own a viable regulator.
The second, and what will probably be the most famous group, is the standard unit ($759/£709/AU$1,119), which incorporates a DJI RC-N1 regulator. In the event that you need the new DJI RC Smart Controller, however, you’ll have to go for the third and most costly pack, which costs $909/£859/€829.
Each of the three DJI Mini 3 Pro packages are altogether more costly than the DJI Mini 2, which sent off for $449/£419/AU$749 in November 2020.
Each of the units incorporate an Intelligent Flight Battery, two arrangements of propellers, a screwdriver, a gimbal watch, and a USB-C link for charging and information move. The standard pack likewise accompanies links to interface the regulator to your cell phone, however these normally are excluded from the other two groups.
As usual, a Fly More Kit is accessible, and offers phenomenal incentive for cash when contrasted with the singular costs of the included extras. This incorporates two Intelligent Flight Batteries, a three-battery Charging Hub, two arrangements of propellers, and a Shoulder Bag. The Fly More Kit costs $189/£159/AU$259, and extra adornments are accessible independently.
In the US and Australia, you can likewise purchase a DJI Mini 3 Pro Fly More Kit Plus for $249/AU$359, which incorporates the Intelligent Flight Battery Plus for a more extended, 47-minute flight time.
With its collapsing plan and light-dark completion, the Mini 3 Pro has the mark DJI Mavic family looks. However, while the DJI Mini 2 has smooth, Lamborghini Countach-esque lines like other Mavic models, the Mini 3 Pro is determinedly more adjusted.
The incorporation of the deterrent sensors and adjusted gimbal mounts further add to this more shapely look, while extra plan changes incorporate propellor arms that have been made more streamlined, and propellors that are bigger than those utilized by the Mini 2 to assist with expanding flight times.
The gimbal connects to the robot on the two sides of the airframe, which helps support the camera and its bigger 1/1.3-inch sensor. Helpfully, this camera can be pivoted 90 degrees to shoot stills and video in both picture and scene design. An element has presumably been incorporated for online entertainment content creation, on account of the prevalence of TikTok and Instagram Stories, yet it’s an incredibly valuable component for picture takers, all things considered.
DJI Mini 3 Pro key specs
Sensor: 12.1MP 1/1.3in CMOS
Video/max outline rate: 4K/60p, 2.7K/60p, 1080/120p
Max bit-rate: 150Mbps
Adjustment: 3-pivot gimbal
Transmission: Ocusync 3
Max flight time: 34 mins
Aspects (collapsed): 145 x 90 x 62mm
Aspects (unfurled): 171 x 245 x 62mm
As far as regulators, the standard unit accompanies the DJI RC-N1, which is the very regulator that you get with the Mavic 3, Air 2S, Mavic Air 2 and Mini 2. This regulator includes an adjustable telephone holder and no screen of any sort.
A huge, yet pricier, overhaul on the RC-N1 is the new DJI RC Smart Controller that we utilized for this audit. It offers an enormous, clear 5.5-inch touchscreen with a 700-nit brilliance, and tips the scales at 390g. This is just around 5g more than the mix of a RC-N1 Controller and a cell phone, and it offers a quicker set-up, as you just have to tighten the thumbsticks to begin flying.
With regards to flight, the Mini 3 Pro offers three modes – Cine, Normal and Sport – which is a DJI staple across most buyer and prosumer models.
Cine, which offers a maximum speed of 13.4mph, furnishes a more slow flight speed with less touchy controls for smoother artistic video film. The Normal mode, with a 22.3mph maximum velocity, is the most generally utilized mode, while Sport is the quickest mode, with the robot ready to reach 35.7mph, despite the fact that crash aversion is switched off.
Notwithstanding its little size and lightweight form, the Mini 3 Pro has a breeze speed obstruction of just shy of 24mph, and performs sensibly well in these circumstances, especially while you’re flying in the more impressive Sport mode. Generally speaking, we viewed the controls as responsive and the association between the robot and regulator was solid.
With each new DJI drone in a current series there is by all accounts an improvement in battery and flight execution, and the Mini 3 Pro is no exemption. The new 2,453mAh Intelligent Flight Battery weighs simply 80.5g, and is professed to give a flight season of as long as 34 minutes.
In actuality, when you factor in the charge required for Return to Home, differing temperatures and wind, your flights are all the more practically in the 20 brief locale, yet that is as yet a fair knock up from the endurance of the first DJI Mavic Mini.