Darren, from DM Productions, just posted the first review of the DJI RC remote controller for the DJI Mini 3 Pro. Let’s take a look and see what he has to say about the new DJI RC with a built-in display.
Update 5/8/22: DJI Mini 3 Pro low-light performance during a nighttime flight.
Buttons on the DJI RC for the DJI Mini 3 Pro
The remote controller that comes with the DJI Mini 3 Pro also lacks a back button, instead, you simply swipe the screen.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro remote controller does not have external antennas, instead, they are built-in to the device.
On the top side of the device where your index fingers would rest, you find a record button on the left, a photo and focus button on the right, and two scroll wheels to change the angle of the gimbal/camera and to digitally zoom in. The gimbal and camera can be pointed upwards to an angle of 60-degrees.
On the back of the DJI RC, we find storage for the control sticks, a heat sink, a C1, and a C2 button.
On the bottom side of the device, we see a USB-C port and when you open the flap you will find a second USB-C port and a MicroSD card slot. We do not yet know if you can connect an external display to the remote controller, however, this is something that Darren will look into he said.
The DJI RC only weighs 385 grams, which is significantly lighter than the DJI RC Pro, which comes in at a hefty 680 grams. The remote controllers are roughly the same size and offer the same size built-in display and brightness.
Unlike the DJI RC Pro, the DJI RC has built-in antennas. Darren said in the video that the signal performance is brilliant and he could not tell any difference compared to the DJI RC Pro.
Swipe down on the screen of the DJI RC to access a quick menu that allows you to change the brightness of the display, the volume, screen record, take a screenshot, mute, access airplane more and connect to WiFi or Bluetooth.
From here you can also access the other settings of the DJI RC. The remote controller comes with 8GB of built-in memory, and unlike the DJI RC Pro, you cannot access other apps such as Instagram.
DJI RC limitations
As I mentioned above, you cannot access other apps on the DJI RC. The only app you can use is the DJI Fly App.
The DJI RC does not provide us any info on the actual brightness of the display in Nits. We will have to wait for the specs to find out. However, Darren says the DJI RC display is just as bright as the DJI RC Pro, which is great news. At no point did he struggle to see the information on the display in bright daylight.
He said about the display that it was phenomenal and he couldn’t tell any difference when compared to the DJ RC Pro.
The fact that the DJI RC is so lightweight makes it a dream to use and he actually prefers it over the remote controller that can be had with the Mavic 3, the DJI RC Pro.
Darren points out that the gimbal is super sensitive and that you may need to dial back the sensitivity.
DJI RC review video
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