DJI Mini 3 has become a simplified version of DJI Mini 3 Pro for beginners. The main differences are the number of sensors for avoiding obstacles, the flight radius and the number of FPS when shooting video.
The new drone weighs 249 grams and is designed to easily fit into a small bag or even a pocket. This weight will also allow you to fly without registration, for example, in the USA.
But at the same time, the Mini 3 can withstand wind gusts up to 10.7 m/s and maintain a stabilized image in such conditions. It is equipped with a 1/1.3-inch sensor capable of shooting 4K video at 30 fps with HDR support, and taking photos up to 48 MP.
There are also shooting modes with a capture angle of up to 180° and the ability to make spherical panoramas. Along with this, there is digital zoom: 2x in 4K at 30 FPS, 4x in 1080p, and 2x for 12-megapixel photos.
The drone also has a Quickshots function — programmed shooting along a given route. There are functions of independent start and return to a given position. The latter also has additional parameters (Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH and Failsafe RTH), which will calculate the necessary charge for a safe return, and will also direct the drone “home” if it loses signal.
Thanks to the DJI O2, the new Mini 3 can stream images in 720p quality at 30 FPS from up to 10 km (6 miles) away.
In the air, DJI Mini 3 can spend up to 38 minutes with a standard battery, and up to 51 minutes with Intelligent Flight Battery Plus.
The cost of the DJI Mini 3 starts at $409 for the drone alone, $499 with the DJI RC-N1 controller, and $634 with the DJI RC. There’s also the DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo, which for $658 offers the drone itself, a DJI RC-N1 controller, a shoulder bag, a charging hub, and two Intelligent Flight Batteries. The start of sales is planned for the beginning of January.