DJI Mini 3 Pro Redefines What a Sub-249g Camera Drone Can Do
published : 23 May 2022 at 11:52
Lightweight, portable and powerful, DJI Mini 3 Pro comes packed with a full range of features as the first high-end product in the DJI Mini series
DJI, a world leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, is releasing DJI Mini 3 Pro, most powerful lightweight and portable camera drone. Weighing less than 249 grams to be policy-friendly in many regions and countries, it delivers advanced features like 4K/60fps video, ActiveTrack, tri-directional obstacle sensing and 90° gimbal rotation to shoot high-quality vertical imaging, all while extending its flight time to well over 30 minutes. DJI Mini 3 Pro gives users everywhere a chance to fly mini but create big.
“When we launched the Mini drone series in 2019, our goal was to give everyone the easiest way to see the world from up above for the first time,” says Ferdinand Wolf, Creative Director at DJI. “Through their images and stories, we discovered how capable a small aerial camera could be. Today, we share the integration of excellent flight capability, intelligence and imaging versatility into our ultra-lightweight aerial camera. DJI Mini 3 Pro raises the bar on what a portable, powerful camera drone can achieve.”
In line with regulations in many countries and regions, drones under 250g can be placed in the safe category. At under 249g, Dji Mini 3 Pro’s combination of weight, safety and performance arrives as a new resource for content creators on the move and new pilots looking to fly. With its portable, powerful aerial camera, more people around the world will enjoy safe flight and access a large world of visual storytelling.
Exploring possibilities into where the DJI Mini series can be taken next, DJI asked users and found the perfect direction: integrate DJI’s excellent flight and imaging versatility into its smallest drone. In a first for this Mini drone series, DJI Mini 3 Pro features Tri-Directional Obstacle Sensing, comprising forward, backward and downward visual sensors. The forward and downward sensors have a wider field of view, providing seamless coverage for better route-planning and environmental awareness. These sensors also enable Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) 4.0, which automatically detect and find a safer path around obstacles during flight. These sensors also launch the entire FocusTrack suite, which allows users to select a subject that the drone automatically keeps within the center of its frame during flight while automatically planning a safe route. Thanks to its upgraded sensing system, DJI Mini 3 Pro is the first in the Mini lineup to integrate APAS and FocusTrack.
DJI Mini 3 Pro also comes with a completely enhanced imaging system. The 1/1.3-inch CMOS camera sensor has dual native ISO, a capturing technology that was previously only available on cinema and some micro-single cameras. It also has an aperture of f/1.7 and shoots images at up to 48MP and video at up to 4K/60fps.
To help capture high-quality easy-to-upload content, the camera rotates 90 degrees for True Vertical Shooting, creating incredible photos and videos in portrait orientation without quality-cutting image zooming and cropping. For the most vivid detail, HDR video recording is available at frame rates of up to 30fps. A “normal” color profile is available for quick in-app editing, while D-Cinelike allows for more post-editing possibilities. Digital video zoom at up to 2x is available in 4K, 3x in 2.7K and 4x in Full HD. Thanks to some key pieces of user feedback that we’ve applied, DJI Mini 3 Pro now has improved image performance with 2.4μm pixels that capture more image detail, which is especially helpful in low lighting and at night.
Even though DJI Mini 3 Pro weighs less than 249g, it still boasts of extended flight time. At a maximum flight of 34 minutes, Mini 3 Pro can capture more landscapes and destinations on a single charge. To give users more choice, Mini 3 Pro also introduces an extended flight battery option for the first time in DJI drone history. The Intelligent Flight Battery Plus allows for a maximum flight time of 47 minutes, an unprecedented proficiency for a drone this size. Pairing perfectly with this extended flight time is the DJI Mini 3 Pro’s O3 transmission system, which delivers a crisp 1080p live view from a distance as far as 12 kilometers.
DJI Mini 3 Pro is ideal for those flying for the first time or coming back for more. To meet everyone’s needs, DJI is also expanding its remote controller lineup with DJI RC, a lightweight remote controller with a 5.5-inch built-in touchscreen. With the DJI Fly app already integrated, users don’t need to mount their smartphone to their controller, freeing their personal device during the flying experience. DJI Mini 3 Pro arrives with several accessories to get the most out of every flight.
DJI is thrilled about the new creativity that can be realised with DJI Mini 3 Pro, and to make this possible, SkyPixel – a global community for aerial photographers and videographers – is launching two campaigns that will give pilots everywhere a chance to fly and shoot with this new advanced mini drone. In the upcoming SkyPixel Product Tryout program, chosen users will receive a Mini 3 Pro for a limited time to create and share their content with a wider audience as well as the chance of winning prizes. The best photos and videos made with the drone will be chosen as part of the Mini 3 Pro Creative Content Challenge and winners will be given the chance to earn DJI Credit. For more details, visit the official SkyPixel website.
“We welcome customers to visit, experience and pre-order with us,” says Mr. Johnny Liao, CEO of Azure Innovations Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. “The earliest delivery will start from May 17, just one week after the global launch. Thus, Thai customers can enjoy the privilege of being at the forefront of trends.”
Two DJI Mini 3 Pro configurations are currently available in Thailand: DJI Mini 3 Pro, which retails for THB25,690, and DJI Mini 3 Pro (DJI RC) at THB30,990. DJI Mini 3 Pro is available for show and pre-order today via all channels including:
1. DJI | Hasselblad – 3rd floor of Siam Paragon, is opening its door today but grand opening May 29, 2022.
2. DJI Experience Store – 2nd floor of Future Park Rangsit
3. DJI Experience Store – 4th floor Central Rama 9
4. DJI Official Online Stores - Shopee, Lazada and JD Central
5. DJI Authorized Dealers.
For more information on DJI Mini 3 Pro new features, accessories and capabilities, visit https://www.dji.com/dji-mini-3-pro.
Don't miss the opportunity to witness the first DJI | Hasselblad store in Asean on the 3rd floor of Siam Paragon, It is the crowning achievement of DJI's collaboration with HASSELBLAD, a world-renowned brand with a long history, whose cameras have inspired photographers to create masterpieces and record memorable photos, including documenting the historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. Both brands are keen to give advanced technology to assist innovative people in better expressing themselves through video works, with the goal of creating the perfect space for customers to experience the two brands' unique charms. Wonderful works taken with Hasselblad cameras and DJI products are also on display in the store, providing customers with stunning visual enjoyment. On May 29, 2022, the DJI | Hasselblad store on the 3rd floor of Siam Paragon will host a grand opening celebration with special activities and workshop for customers.