DJI’s new Mini 3 Pro drone appears poised to offer a slew of upgrades over its non-professional predecessor. Leaked photos and Video It includes sensors to avoid obstacles and a larger battery.
DJI researcher Jasper Ellens has leaked photos and videos of upcoming DJI on Twitter Placed, two large sensors appear on the front of the device. This should help avoid obstacles, while the two sensors facing downwards should prevent hitting the ground. In comparison, the Mini 2 only has ground detection sensors.
As for the camera, the images show a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, which results in a brighter image and better low-light performance compared to the f/2.8 aperture of the Mini 2. The camera is mounted on a redesigned three-axis gimbal placed on the side. This may mean that you may also be able to record vertical videos that are suitable for posting on social media.
The Mini 3 Pro may also offer a slightly longer flight time, as the leaked media mentions an upgraded 2453mAh battery, as the predecessor has to contend with a 2250mAh battery so the flight takes 31 minutes.
Despite the upgrades, the Mini 3 Pro still appears to keep its weight under 250g, so you can fly without having to register the drone with the FAA. It is still unclear what the new DJI should cost and whether the manufacturer also plans to release a non-Pro model. Anyway, Ellens expects DJI to announce the drone in the coming weeks.