The DJI Mini 3 Has a Rotating Camera and Weighs Less Than 249 Grams

DJI Mini 3

DJI has introduced a brand new member of its Mini drone lineup: a sub-249 gram drone with a 1/1.3-inch sensor known as the DJI Mini 3.

The DJI Mini 3 — to not be confused with the DJI Mini 3 Professional that was introduced earlier this 12 months — can seize 4K HDR video and 12-megapixel photographs utilizing the corporate’s True Vertical Taking pictures with the drone’s digicam, which might rotate 90 levels to seize content material in a vertical facet ratio similar to the Mini 3 Professional can.

DJI says that the sensor’s design, which has pixels “as giant as 2.4 μm,” improves low gentle efficiency because of the Kind 1/1.3 CMOS sensor and a set f/1.7 aperture lens. The firm provides that this design permits for “larger picture decision, sharper depth of area, and decrease picture noise in even low lighting and excessive distinction.”

DJI Mini 3

The sensor on the Mini 3 is described as having “4-in1 pixel know-how” for photos as much as 48-megapixels in decision, which means that the DJI Mini 3 contains a 48-megapixel sensor, which is getting used to collect extra gentle by binning (combining) 4 pixels collectively to behave as a single pixel for the usual 12-megapixels. This system will not be unusual in cameras and, relying on how the sensor is manufactured, permits a digicam to seize lower-res however higher-sensitivity photos or higher-res however lower-sensitivity ones.

DJI Mini 3

The Mini 3 has dual-native ISO (DJI didn’t point out these ISOs in its press supplies) and on-chip HDR to seize photos with huge dynamic ranges. HDR video will be captured at as much as 4K/30.

The drone is able to “large-angle tilt” for a wide range of compositions, and there’s a 2x digital zoom obtainable in 4K/30, 4x zoom in 1080p, and 2x zoom in 12-megapixel photograph mode.

Dimension and Portability

Designed to function inside international limitations on the operation of leisure drones, the sub-249-gram weight permits the drone to be flown with out registration, testing, or license in components of the world the place drones under 250 grams are free of those restrictions.

DJI Mini 3

DJI Mini 3

The precise dimensions of the DJI Mini 3 weren’t supplied within the press supplies, although the corporate did say that the drone may very well be carried “in your bag or pocket.”

Flight Time, Communication, and Options

DJI claims a most flight time of 38 minutes with the usual battery (in windless situations, shifting at a relentless 21.6 kph) and might fly as much as 51 minutes with the Clever Flight Battery Plus, a further accent that isn’t obtainable in all areas.

The Mini 3 is rated to hover steadily and seize regular photos at wind speeds as much as 10.7 meters per second (practically 30 miles per hour).

The DJI Mini 3 makes use of the corporate’s O2 digital transmission system, which might present a stay 720p/30fps feed from as much as 10km. A QuickTransfer system has a max obtain velocity of 25 MB/s.

DJI Mini 3

Like different present DJI drone fashions, the Mini 3 can seize auto-programmed QuickShots to create many typical helicopter-style cinema photographs. Mini 3 can execute Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle, and Boomerang.

The DJI Mini 3 additionally has a number of Return To Dwelling (RTH) modes, together with Sensible RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH, which sends the drone residence throughout a sign drop from the controller. For navigation, the Mini 3 makes use of the GMSS satellite tv for pc programs and has a downward sensing system for correct hovering and stability.

Pricing and Availability.

There are 5 configurations of the DJI Mini, every with a distinct choice of equipment, which are obtainable beginning in the present day.

In all probability a very powerful is the drone alone, which prices $409 and the drone that comes with the RC-N1 distant that retails for $499. The third configuration contains es the top-end DJI RC distant for $639 whereas the subsequent contains the RC-N1, a shoulder bag, a charging hub, and two further Clever Flight Batteries for $659. Lastly, the DJI Mini 3 Fly Extra Combo has the identical equipment because the prior combo however with the DJI RC controller, and it’s $798.