DJI Mini 4 Pro Review – The Best Mini Drone Just Got Even Better

Greetings, fellow tech enthusiasts! Shawn here from Air Photography, and today is an exciting day for all drone enthusiasts as DJI has just unveiled its latest marvel – the DJI Mini 4 Pro. This little aircraft takes an already impressive drone and crams it with even more Pro-level features. Let's dive right into what makes the Mini 4 Pro stand out.

Omnidirectional Obstacle Avoidance

One of the standout features of the Mini 4 Pro is the addition of fisheye sensors at the front and back, allowing for omnidirectional obstacle avoidance. Flying drones sideways used to be a risky endeavor, but with these new sensors, even beginners can navigate safely. Remember the Mini 3 Pro? It lacked side obstacle avoidance, which made sideways flight a potential nightmare.

Dji Mini 4 Pro Now With New Features That Include Omnidirectional Obstacle Avoidance.
Pro now with new features that include omnidirectional obstacle avoidance.

But with the Mini 4 Pro, you can sidestep obstacles with confidence. With the new omnidirectional sensors, you're going to have a much safer flight and less chance of colliding with something, and it actually works quite well.

The O4 Transmission System

DJI has also introduced the O4 transmission system, providing an impressive 20-kilometer range, a significant upgrade from the O3 system's 12 kilometers. While most of us won't push the drone to such extremes, the O4 system ensures a solid connection, even in congested Wi-Fi areas with interference.

The DJI RC 2 Controller

DJI pairs the Mini 4 Pro with the RC 2 controller, featuring a built-in 700-nit screen, making setup a breeze. Foldout antennas, similar to those on the Air 3, enhance signal strength, ensuring a reliable connection. DJI offers flexibility here; you can choose the controller that suits your needs best.

The Dji Rc 2 Remote Controller With Ocusync 4
The DJI RC 2 remote controller with OcuSync 4

New Intelligent Flight Features

The Mini 4 Pro brings exclusive features previously reserved for higher-end models. Cruise control allows you to set speed and direction for autonomous flight, opening up creative possibilities for your shots. Waypoint missions enable you to plan repeatable flights with ease. Cruise control and Waypoint missions are game-changers.

Advanced Return to Home

Introduced with the Mavic 3 Series, Advanced Return to Home is now available on the Mini 4 Pro. The drone autonomously determines the best return path, optimizing battery usage. Users can still opt for traditional return-to-home settings if preferred.

10-bit D-log M

The Mini 4 Pro now supports 10-bit D-log M, making it easier to grade footage consistently across multiple DJI devices. It's a welcome addition for those who take their video editing seriously.

Dji Mini 4 Pro

DJI's AR Features

Borrowed from the Mavic 3 Series, DJI's AR features find their way into the Mini 4 Pro. Visual virtual home points, return-to-home path visualization, and drone shadow all enhance your flying experience. You can enable or disable these features as needed.

Dji Mini 4 Pro Drone Return To Home

LED Auxiliary Light

The Mini 4 Pro features an LED auxiliary light on the bottom, aiding nighttime landings and improving visibility during low-level flight.

Camera Upgrades

While the core camera remains similar to the Mini 3 Pro, the Mini 4 Pro boasts new slow-motion options, including 4K at 100 frames per second and 1080p at 200 frames per second. HDR now comes standard, automatically enhancing dynamic range. Night mode makes nighttime shots a breeze.

Dji Mini 4 Pro Review - The Best Mini Drone Just Got Even Better 1

Battery Compatibility

The Mini 4 Pro is compatible with the Series batteries, offering flexibility to those upgrading from the previous model.

Dji Mini 4 Pro Battery Compatibility With The Dji Mini 3 Series.
DJI Mini 4 Pro battery compatibility with the DJI Mini 3 series.

Design and Stability

The Mini 4 Pro retains a similar footprint to its predecessor, with added front arms for improved stability during takeoff. Though it's more compact, it doesn't compromise on features.

Dynamic Tracking

With omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, DJI introduces a dynamic tracking system, called Touch Trace. Users can position the drone anywhere around them, enhancing tracking capabilities significantly. The new tracking system works seamlessly and adds a layer of safety.

Dji Introduces A Dynamic Tracking System, Called Touch Trace.
DJI introduces a dynamic tracking system, called Touch Trace.

Intelligent Flight Modes

In addition to Waypoint missions, the Mini 4 Pro supports Master shots and quick shots, simplifying the process of capturing cinematic content.

DJI Care Refresh

For peace of mind, especially for newcomers, DJI Care Refresh is a must. It covers a variety of mishaps, offering replacements at reduced fees. Recently updated, it now allows up to four replacement aircraft within two years.

LightCut Editing App

DJI's free video editing software, LightCut, simplifies the editing process with AI-powered features. It's perfect for both beginners and experienced editors.

Dji Lightcut Video Editing App.
DJI LightCut video editing app.

Concluding thoughts on the DJI Mini 4 Pro

In summary, the DJI Mini 4 Pro is an incredible feat of technology, offering an impressive array of features in a sub-250-gram package. It's a perfect choice for those upgrading from earlier Mini models, or even experienced drone pilots seeking a compact and capable companion.

With its advanced capabilities, intuitive features, and improved camera options, it's a remarkable addition to DJI's drone lineup.

Dji Mini 4 Pro Review - The Best Mini Drone Just Got Even Better
DJI Mini 4 Pro in mide-flighgt

So, if you're eager to capture stunning aerial footage and explore creative possibilities, the Mini 4 Pro deserves a spot on your tech wishlist. Get ready to embark on breathtaking drone adventures with DJI's latest masterpiece.

That's all for today, folks! Thanks for tuning in, and as always, happy flying!

Shawn From Air Photography Holding The New Dji Mini 4 Pro Mini-Drone.
Shawn from holding the new DJI Mini 4 Pro mini-drone.

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Shawn Air Photography
Shawn Air Photography

Hi my name is Shawn and I love filming and capturing this beautiful planet of ours with my GoPro and DJI drones. My channel features some of the camera gear I really enjoy and want to share. Every week I will be uploading new unboxings, reviews and tutorials for your GoPro and drones to help you get the most out of them. Tips and tricks that will help you capture beautiful cinematic drone videos as well as stunning time-lapses.

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