It’s no surprise that DJI drones top our list of the best drones around. From a little flying fun to the ultimate selfie drone; from a photographer’s favorite to industrial and educational quadcopters, DJI has at least one offering in every area. There’s even a drone for spraying crops! The range wasn’t expanded to include three-and-a-half notable drones until 2021, with the arrival of the racing DJI FPV, the foldable DJI Air 2S, the Mini SE (depending on where you live) and the Mavic 3.
It is also important to take into account the latest drone rules on registration, which in many places means more paperwork for drones weighing more than 250 grams.
But what would replace this new drone? how does the old compare to the potential news specs? let’s see.
To quote a few in the very lively and very excited Youtube chat ahead of the official lunch, many are looking forward to a potential DJI Mini 3 Pro, some even say:
“I’m going to order today, I’m just not sure if I want that smart controller or not or save the money and go for a normal one” or “I hope the mini 3 will avoid good obstacles because the size is just so favorable for such purposes”
While others suggest that smaller drones used to be affordable for everyone, but:
“All the mini drones used to be good quality and affordable drones, but now it’s not so affordable with extra features that normal people don’t want or need”
“Does anyone know in advance if the RC PRO will be compatible with Mini3? I hope so… I have Mavic3Cine, I don’t want to spend more money for another screen…”
I’m sure there are a lot of readers on both sides of the fence right now, but in just over an hour we’ll be sure to find out what to expect from the suspected drone launch!
Perhaps the only downside to the screen being incorporated into the controller is that the joysticks are now much further up, which could be less comfortable to hold, but until we have one in our hand we won’t. know whether that is the case or not.
Until we hear more information directly from DJI we can’t say for sure what the specs will be, but if anything of what has been mentioned is true, it will be a very exciting drone capable of taking high quality photos and videos. . As soon as we have more information, we will keep you informed.
From a leaked photo what we reported earlier, it looks like the remote (at least in the Pro kit) will have a built-in screen instead of you having to use your phone, making the controller smaller to handle. It should also make it easier to use, as there have been times when I’ve used my drone and accidentally clicked on a pop-up notification and it took me to Instagram or Messenger without wanting to.
The camera also appears to be more of a square design than the more traditional rectangle we’ve seen from the drone giant, which may be due to the weight being limited to 249g.
Don’t get confused though, although this drone weighs less than your favorite pack of cookies, you still need to register this drone with your local authorities and within the drone laws of state or country†
The gimbal and camera unit also look like they’ve been upgraded through a redesign, we’re used to seeing the camera held by two arms of the gimbal, but the new DJI Mini 3 has a more interesting approach and actually looks like a mini version of the DJI OM 5 – which could be an interesting development.
DJI Mini 3 First leak video pic.twitter.com/NgskqONf8wApr 2, 2022
It also looks like the gimbal itself has benefited from a much anticipated redesign, with arms that pivot instead of flipping out and a camera that is more square in shape, all of this looks like one of the best cameras around. drones may be out there, in 2 hours we’ll know if all these rumors and leaks are true or just fantasy.
How to watch the DJI drone launch
For those just tuning in, the best way to watch is by keeping track of the DJI YouTube Channelwhere people are already queuing up and waiting for the news when and when it happens, better yet we’ve included the premiere below and you can sit back and follow the announcement as soon as we hear about it LIVE on Digital Camera World.
The video will be released at 9am ET / 2pm BST / 11pm AEST
From the apparently leaked spec sheet it looks like the Mini Pro 3 will have a top speed of 57km/h while the lens will have an 82.1 degree field of view which is an equivalent size to a 24mm lens, take it again with a pinch of salt, as DJI has not made any official comment.
It’s expected to include features that were previously missing such as obstacle avoidance sensors, it could have a bigger battery with flight autonomy and maybe even a 1-inch sensor with an f/1.7 lens – which would be a game changer. regardless of whether you use it for photos or videos.
While DJI has not made any official statements about release dates or specifications, the most recent and exciting leak is a DJI Mini Pro 3 Spec Sheet from Sony Alpha Rumors via Twitter account Jasper Ellens suggesting that the model will have a new Sony 48MP sensor. If this is true, the design of the Sony Quadpixel sensor will be similar to the design used by the OM-1 digital camera†
DJI first started its popular drone series with the DJI Mavic Mini in October 2019, which was quite a unique offering at the time of release, packing a 2.7K camera into a body weighing less than 250g. That family now includes the more recent DJI Mini SE and the DJI Mini 2†
DJI Mini 3 drone: what we know so far
The new drones didn’t launch on April 28, as some rumors predicted, and now that same rumor mill is suggesting that May 10 could be the official launch date today. In a few we will now for sure!