DJI MINI 3 PRO – Hnads On Review Roundup The mini turns pro

Earlier today DJI introduced a new version of a pro drone in the form of the DJI MINI 3 PRO. This tiny drone will not replace the existing mini but will add a list of more advanced features in an ultra-compact frame.

DJI MINI 3 PRO – The mini goes Professional

The new drone has a new 1/1.3-inch high-resolution 48MP CMOS camera sensor with a dual native ISO. It includes a wide-angle 24mm (equivalent in 35mm) lens with a fast f/1.7 aperture. The drone also includes a 3-axis stabilized module that can record videos in vertical mode. For the stills aspect, users can shoot images in either JPEG or DNG format in a 4:3 aspect ratio at 8064×6048 (48 MP) or 4032×3024 (12 MP).

In video mode users of the DJI MINI 3 PRO can record up to 4K 60p or 1080p 120p at 150Mbps (H.265 or H.264). While the drone is restricted to 8-bit color (unlike some of the higher-end versions) it is capable of D-Cinelike flat video recording profile. You also have 2X digital zoom in 4K and 3X in 2.7K.

Unlike the previous mini-drones, the new Pro version has multi-directional sensors with Tri-Directional obstacle sensing with over 30 min of official flight time.

DJI also introduced a set of 3 ND filters for the new drone – 16/64/256.

The DJI MINI 3 PRO

DJI MINI 3 PRO

DJI MINI 3 PRO main features

  • Sensor resolution – 48MP CMOS 4K 60p camera.
  • Sensor size – 1/1.3-inch CMOS + f/1.7 lens with 24mm (equivalent in 35mm) lens.
  • ISO range – 100-6400.
  • 9-bit video (150Mbps).
  • Over 30 Minutes Flight Time.
  • Spotlight 2.0, Point of Interest 3.0, ActiveTrack 4.0 – advacned focus features.
  • MasterShots and Hyperlapse – which keeps the subject in the middle and creates dynamic timelapse videos.
  • Weight – 390g.

Pricing and availability

The DJI MINI 3 PRO sells on its own for $700, $760 with the RC-N1 Remote, and $910 with the DJI RC Remote.

Hands-on Videos

In the desert with the DJI MINI 3 PRO – fulltimefilmaker

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iPhonedo on the DJI MINI 3 PRO

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Potatojet playing with the DJI MINI 3 PRO

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James Matthews shooting with the new drone in Iceland

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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