pocket drone with 4K HDR capture

DJI carries its compact drones to a new level with launch of the DJI Mini 3 Pro model. We are dealing with a drone that fits in a jacket pocket once it is “tight” and weighs only 249 grams. Despite this, it has an impressive photo / video sensor.

DJI Mini 3 Pro comes with such a compact body that you don’t need to register it officially. The drone has a new 1 / 1.3 inch sensor with F / 1.7 aperture and 48 megapixel resolution. It can capture 48 MP photos at full resolution or 12 MP with pixel binning. It has a 24 mm lens, and on the video capture side, it provides support for filmare 4K la 60 FPS and 4K HDR at 30 FPS. In addition to the standard color profile, it has a flatter D-Cinelike.

We don’t have 10-bit video here like on Air 2S, only 8-bit. In terms of stabilization, a 3-axis stabilizing gimbal allows vertical rotation to produce good TikTok and Reels clips. DJI Mini 3 Pro handles obstacles much better. Where the DJI Mini 3 only had sensors with down detection, the Mini 3 Pro also has some for front, back and down detection.

It allows the Mini 3 Pro to support even standalone flight modes: Spotlight 2.0, Point of Interest 3.0, Active Track 4.0 and MasterShots, plus Hyperlapse. The range has increased slightly from its predecessor, from 31 minutes of flight to 34, but there is also a version of the drone with a battery that lasts 47 minutes and a 30W charger, but that variant jumps to 249 grams and must be recorded.

We also have video zoom at 2X in 4K and 4X in Full HD, plus slow motion. DJI has also launched a 5.5-inch screen controller, lighter and cheaper than the previous one. The new drone starts at 829 euros with the standard RC-N1 controller, and with the new controller costs 999 euros. Only the drone without a controller is 739 euros.