DJI has announced a new drone, the DJI Mini 3 Pro. The drone comes with professional features that promise to bring significant advantages over the various rival models available on the market. The device is the first of the alleged “Mini 3” drone duo that will succeed the DJI Mini 2 lineup, initially launched in 2020.
For those who followed the rumors around the Mini 3 Pro — including unboxing and image samples, the official announcement only adds to what was already speculated. This includes its 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor camera with 48 MP resolution, dual native ISO, and f/1.7 lens aperture, contributing to its good performance in night scenes.
DJI Mini 3 Pro Features
The camera supports 4K video recording at up to 60 FPS with 2.4µm pixels. Its high resolution allows for 2x digital zoom without loss of quality. The sensor has a high dynamic range (HDR) to produce images with excellent contrast and includes Focus Track which, as its name suggests, automatically centers an object in the frame.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro isn’t just recognized for its pro-quality camera. Its multiple proximity sensors in the rear, front, and bottom areas bring obstacle detection capabilities and allow APAS 4.0, its autonomous driving system, to find safer air routes automatically.
Another great new feature that comes with the device is its DJI RC remote control, which has an integrated 5.5-inch Full HD touch-sensitive screen for displaying images captured by the camera in real-time. The accessory has the built-in DJI Fly app and allows for quick media sharing with a smartphone.
Compact, the small drone of only 249 grams has a battery that promises autonomy of up to 34 minutes in the air. It is possible to purchase a smart external battery “Plus” that extends its duration by 47 minutes.