The rumored DJI Mini 3 Pro could get some substantial upgrades over its non-Pro predecessor, including obstacle avoidance sensors and a bigger battery, as evidenced by leaked images and a video of the new drone (via TechRadar†
Self-described DJI researcher Jasper Ellens posted the leaked Pictures and video to Twitter. There are two large sensors on the front of the device to avoid obstacles, as well as two downward-facing sensors to prevent collisions with the ground. If that’s true, it’s a welcome addition to the beginner-friendly drone lineup – the DJI Mini 2 only has ground-sensing sensors.
This is the new one #DJI #Mini3Pro† It has a larger 2453 mAh battery. Improved 3-axis gimbal and camera E24 F1.7. Huge front and ground sensors and…new backward sensors. Weight: 249 grams. Time to sell your Mini 2. I expect an announcement in a few weeks. pic.twitter.com/CvW9YfmkRg
— Jasper Ellens – 27 Leaks (@JasperEllens) Apr 2, 2022
As for the camera, the leak shows a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, which should result in a brighter image and better low-light performance compared to the f/2.8 lens on the DJI Mini 2. designed three-axis gimbal placed on one side, potentially allowing users to create vertical videos suitable for posting on social platforms.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro may have a slightly longer flight time, as the leak points to an improved 2,453mAh battery. By comparison, the DJI Mini 2 has a battery of 2,250 mAh and a flight time of 31 minutes, so we might see a small improvement with the Mini 3 Pro.
Despite the upgrades, the DJI Mini 3 Pro still maintains its weight of less than 250 grams, allowing users to fly it without having to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s unclear whether the DJI Mini 3 Pro will drop its entry-level price tag for something more expensive to go along with its new “Pro” label and features, or whether DJI plans to release a non-Pro model as well. to take.
There are still a lot of questions about the rumored drone – like the frame rate or Ocusync 3.0 support – but we may not have to wait long to find out. Ellens predicts that DJI may announce the drone in the coming weeks.