DJI Mini 3: 248 gram drone that shoots portrait video

DJI Mini 3: 248 gram drone that shoots portrait video

The DJI Mini 3 weighs just 248 grams – but it should still take great photos and videos: the 1/1.3 sensor produces HDR video in 4K and photos with 12 megapixels. Although videos at 60 frames per second are only possible with 2.7K, in 4K the device records at 24, 25 or 30 fps. There is an HDR mode in both the photo and video modes. Unusually with drones: The Mini 3 also records portrait video on request, in which case the camera is physically rotated 90 degrees.

The differences to the 250 euro more expensive DJI Mini 3 Pro (tested on heise+) are manageable: the Pro version has a slightly higher sync rate (5 m/s instead of 3.5 m/s) and a slightly higher sensor light sensitivity (ISO) of ISO 3200. instead of 6400). In addition, the Pro Drone can handle 48MP photos at 60fps and 4K. While the Mini 3 only sees the environment below, the Mini Pro also has front and rear vision sensors.

Due to low weight dji mini 3 Drone regulations in many countries, where drones weighing less than 250 grams can be flown without registration or testing. In the European Union, however, the DJI Mini 3 also requires registration, a license plate, and insurance.

According to the manufacturer, the new DJI drone has a maximum speed of 16 meters per second, and wind resistance is 10.7 m/s (wind force 5). According to DJI, the maximum time it can hover is 33 minutes, after which the battery will need to be replaced. The Mini 3 Pro only achieves 30 minutes here.

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The DJI Mini 3 “Fly More Combo” kit with RC-N1 remote control (without display), shoulder bag, charging station and three batteries is available now for 768 euros. Together with the DJI RC remote control (with display), the package costs 938 euros. If you just want a drone and the simplest remote control, you pay 579 euros, if you already have a DJI remote control, you can get the pure drone for 489 euros. Only the “Fly More” packages are available as of now, with all other dosage forms not coming until early 2023, according to DJI.


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