The DJI Mini 3 Pro has appeared on the website of a Dutch retailer specializing in RC, including the most important specifications. According to the product page, the Mini 3 Pro will have a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor with support for HDR video. Video recordings are possible in 4K resolution at 60 fps. Photos can be taken in 48 MP RAW. APAS 4.0 ensures safe flight operations.
DJI Mini 3 Pro product page
The product page (which has been taken offline) was spotted by an observant reader. The product page is dedicated to the DJI Mavic Mini 3 Pro with RC1 N1 Controller (EAN 6941565929402), which will be on sale for 829 euros. The page confirms a number of specs that were already known, such as the weight of 249 grams, the presence of sensors for obstacle detection, and the ability to rotate the camera 90º to shoot vertical images.
But the page also mentions specs that were not confirmed until now. For example, according to the product description, the Mini 3 Pro has a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor with dual native ISO that supports the direct output of HDR images for extra dynamic range. The aperture has a fixed value of f/1.7 and the pixel size is 2.4 μm, making the sensor very light sensitive. In this regard, it is also worth mentioning that the drone offers dual native ISO.
Filming in 4K 60 fps, 48 MP RAW photos
Remarkable is the possibility to film in 4K at 60 fps. Slow-motion is also possible, in HD 1080p at 120 fps. Very interesting is the option to choose a D-Cinelike color profile during filming, for more options in post-processing. You can shoot in 48 megapixels, with support for RAW. Of course, it is also possible to make panoramas, namely 180°, wide-angle, vertical, and spherical panorama shots.
Also unique is the possibility to rotate the camera 90º to take vertical videos and photos, optimized for social media. DJI calls this True Vertical Shooting. Furthermore, the DJI Mini 3 offers digital zoom, to bring objects closer. This can be done up to a maximum of 4x zoom. This will probably come at the expense of image quality.amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “kesteloo-20”; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = “manual”; amzn_assoc_ad_type = “smart”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “Amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_design = “enhanced_links”; amzn_assoc_asins = “B09HH8B79P”; amzn_assoc_placement = “adunit”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “6fd7eb2b6e0097aa062bb3d024f86dfd”;
Obstacle detection, flight modes, flight time
Thanks to the new sensors, the Mini 3 Pro offers APAS 4.0, an obstacle avoidance system. This works in forward, backward, and downward flight directions. Furthermore, the drone offers ActiveTrack 4.0, Spotlight 2.0, and Point of Interest 3.0. All these features fall under the name FocusTrack. And by means of MasterShots and Timelapse, you can easily create creative videos and hyperlapses.
The standard battery offers a slightly longer flight time than the DJI Mini 2, namely 34 minutes. But it is also possible to install a larger battery, the optional Intelligent Flight Battery Plus. This offers a flight time of up to 47 minutes. The drone will therefore exceed 250 grams, which means that you are no longer allowed to fly above non-involved persons.
The connection to the controller is based on the O3 protocol. This should guarantee a range of several kilometers. The live camera image is transmitted in 1080p at 30 fps. The delay (latency) is only 120 ms.
No Cx label
The product info does not mention a Cx classification, but that was not expected either. The key question is whether DJI also lists the weight of 249 grams as the maximum take-off weight (MTOW). In that case, the drone can (continue to) be used in Open category A1 now and in the future, by users based in the European Union.
All in all, the DJI Mini 3 Pro seems to be an absolute sales hit despite the high sales price. The drone even seems to make the Mavic Air series obsolete. Certainly, if DJI manages to keep the drone formally in the sub-250 gram class, the system also offers ultimate possibilities for image-makers in terms of regulations.
DJI Mini 3 Pro launch date
An introduction date for the DJI Mini 3 Pro has not yet been announced. DJI will probably announce the drone in May, although April 28 was previously mentioned as the introduction date.
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