The DJI Mini 3 Pro may come with some notable improvements over its non-Pro predecessor, including obstacle avoidance sensors and a larger battery.
Posing as a DJI researcher, Jasper Ellens shared the leaked images and videos on his Twitter account. The front of the device has two large sensors to help avoid obstacles, plus two downward-facing sensors to avoid ground collisions. If the leaks are true, this would be a welcome addition to the range of drones suitable for those new to flying drones. Because the DJI Mini 2 only has location sensors.
As for the camera, the leak indicates a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.7. This will mean a brighter image and improved low-light performance compared to the f/2.8 lens on the DJI Mini 2. The camera will be housed in a redesigned three-axis gimbal placed to one side, possibly allowing users to record vertical videos suitable for posting on social platforms.
On the other hand, the leak indicates that the DJI Mini 3 Pro battery will have a capacity of 2453 mAh. This indicates that flight time may be a bit longer. For comparison, the DJI Mini 2 has a 2250 mAh battery and 31 minutes of flight time. Therefore, we can see little progress with the Mini 3 Pro.
Despite the upgrades, the DJI Mini 3 Pro will continue to weigh less than 250 grams, allowing users to use it without having to register it, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s UAV Directive. We’ll see if the DJI Mini 3 Pro will drop the “entry price” designation, along with the new “Pro” label and features. We also don’t yet know if DJI plans to release a non-Pro model.
While recent leaks have said a lot about the DJI Mini 3 Pro, we don’t know details like frame rate or Ocusync 3.0 support. However, we may not have to wait any longer to find out about them. Ellens predicts that DJI could announce the drone in the next few weeks. He will also reportedly continue to share more details about the expected drone these days.