DJI, the world-renowned Chinese glider manufacturer, has announced the DJI Mini 3 Pro glider, the newest version in the company’s miniature glider series, which weighs only 249 grams, offers improved flight time of up to 47 minutes, and a new 48-megapixel camera capable of filming 4K resolution video at 60 frames per second.
After introducing the DJI Mini SE skimmer last year, the company is finally introducing the next generation of the 2020 DJI Mini 2 skimmer in the form of the DJI Mini 3 Pro. The new glider combines the APAS 4.0 (Advanced Pilot Assistance) system with a 3-way obstacle avoidance mechanism for safer flight even for less experienced users.
The biggest upgrade in the new glider compared to the previous generation comes from its camera side, which incorporates a larger 1 / 1.3-inch sensor with 48-megapixel resolution, compared to the previous generation which came with a 1 / 2.3-inch sensor with only 12-megapixel resolution. Added to this are two natural ISO modes for improved HDR quality and a shooting angle of 82.1 degrees.
The camera will be able to shoot video at a maximum resolution of 4K at 60 frames per second, with a zoom of up to 4 times, or film in slow motion of 120 frames per second at Full HD resolution.
In addition, the camera itself sits on an upgraded gimbal that comes with a greater range of motion and allows for the first time to rotate the camera 90 degrees for vertical shooting.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro skimmer uses the company’s latest DJI O3 transmission technology to create a transmission range of up to 12 km. The glider will offer a flight time of up to 34 minutes using its standard battery, enough time according to the company for a flight range of up to 18 km.
DJI will also offer a more powerful Flight Battery Plus battery that will increase the flight time to up to 47 minutes and a range of 25 km.
The new DJI Mini 3 Pro skimmer comes with a higher price tag compared to the previous generation, with a base price of $ 669 without a remote in the kit and a price starting at $ 759 with a remote.