DJI Mini 3 Pro review


Two-minute review

The tiny and lightweight DJI Mini 3 Pro takes DJI’s popular Mini drone series to new heights. The original DJI Mavic Mini arrived in 2019, and was followed in 2020 by the Mini 2, which upped the video resolution from 2.7K to 4K alongside other improvements; but it’s the Mini Pro 3 that really brings the ‘wow’ factor to the sub-250g Mini series.

What’s most impressive about the Mini 3 Pro is that DJI has managed to include a tri-directional obstacle avoidance system inside such a small drone – but that’s far from the only improvement over its predecessor. 

The new drone’s sensor is bigger – it’s now a 1/1.3-inch CMOS chip; its lens’s maximum aperture has been increased to a bright f/1.7; its video capabilities have been vastly improved; and the camera can be rotated 90 degrees, enabling you to capture stills and video in both landscape and portrait format.

(Image credit: Future)

The list of improvements goes on, justifying that coveted ‘Pro’ moniker. In a nutshell, what you get with the Mini 3 Pro is many of the features and capabilities of higher-spec drones like the DJI Mavic Air 2, in a machine that crucially remains within the sub-250g weight category, which means it doesn’t need to be registered in many regions. This is an impressive feat that has so far only been accomplished by the Autel Evo Nano, which we’re in the process of reviewing.



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