Following the success of the DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI has finally released their more affordable version, the DJI Mini 3. While lacking some of the features of its $750+ counterpart, the Mini 3 still ships with more than enough to make any drone enthusiast happy.
Though it doesn’t have some of the Pro model’s bells and whistles such as 10-bit color, the Mini 3 is still capable of filming in 4K, though admittedly only at 30 frames per second. Obstacle detection is also absent, but the Mini 3 maintains automatic takeoff, IR sensors, and a downfacing vision system, as well as the option to select pre-programmed flight paths. For still images, the Mini 3 has a lower quality sensor than the Pro model, but can still take photos up to 12 megapixels in quality. Like the Pro, the Mini 3 is extremely lightweight and made for portability.
At $499 for the drone plus a RC-N1 controller, the Mini 3’s price point may be much easier to swallow for some consumer than the hefty pro model. Plus, beginning early next year, the Mini 3 will be available without a controller for $409.
See also: DJI Avata review roundup