DJI Mini 3 Pro Arrives with 4K HDR Camera and Obstacle Avoidance

DJI Mini 3 Pro

DJI has unveiled its latest sub-250g flyer, the Mini 3 Pro. The new miniature boasts serious upgrades compared to its non-Pro predecessors, including a dramatically improved camera system, a bigger battery with longer flight time, and, for the first time in a Mini-series drone, tri-directional obstacle avoidance.

Important Features

The Mini 3 Pro arrives with a long list of notable specs and features. Of those, none is more prodigious than the upgraded camera system. The Mini 3 Pro’s 1/1.3″ CMOS sensor is a massive upgrade over the Mini 2 and Mini SE, offering the highest video resolution ever seen in a Mini drone—up to 4K60. On top of that, the powerful new sensor supports the direct output of HDR video (at 4K30) and 48MP RAW stills—feats no other Mini can produce

The Mini 3 Pro’s upgraded camera system also includes a reimagined gimbal that offers a wider rotation range for low-angle shots. The new gimbal system also allows you to switch quickly between portrait and landscape shooting modes, making it great for social media and content creators.

Arguably as important as the Mini 3 Pro’s upgraded camera system is its array of obstacle-avoidance sensors. Featuring forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, the Mini 3 Pro is the first Mini to support active obstacle sensing, making it the “safest Mini to date.” The Mini 3 Pro’s long list of bona fides continues with exciting features never-before-seen in a Mini drone, including subject-tracking (at last!) and DJI’s flagship-level O3 video transmission system. You can read about those features and more on the Mini 3 Pro product page on the B&H website.

Biggest Upgrades

Despite the fact the DJI Mini2 and th Mini SE are two of the very best miniature flyers on the market, the DJI Mini 3 Pro eclipses them in almost every conceivable metric.

 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2DJI Mini SE
Camera Sensor1/1.3″ CMOS1/2.3″ CMOS1/2.3″ CMOS
Max Video Resolution4K604K302.7K30
HDR OutputYes (4K30)NoNo
Obstacle AvoidanceYesNoNo
Active TrackingYesNoNo
OcuSync Version03Ocusync 2.0N/A
Max Flight Time34 minutes with Intelligent Flight Battery47 minutes with Intelligent Flight Battery Plus31 minutes30 minutes


The Mini 3 Pro is available today for pre-order at Photogear, and will be arriving late May 2022. Pricing below:

  • DJI Mini 3 Pro for $1,269 NZD
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro (DJI RC with built in screen) for $1,459 NZD
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro with Fly More Kit for $1,549 NZD
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro (DJI RC with built in screen) with Fly More Kit Plus for $1,839 NZD
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