The best DJI Mini 3 deals in December 2023: prices and stock updates

DJI Mini 3 review
(Image credit: Adam Juniper / Digital Camera World)

These are the best DJI Mini 3 deals right now, all in one place. The DJI Mini 3, launched in December 2022, is one of the most talked-about lightweight DJI drones on the market, offering outstanding video and photo capabilities in a father-weight package. Available in three controller variants, this guide will highlight the best deals for all three options, making your purchase a breeze.  

Given that, in many places, ultralights are the most popular drones, it’s not a surprise DJI has added to their range. The drone does still sport DJI’s cinematic QuickShots (Dronie, Helix, etc.) which will make someone the center of attention for a single shareable shot. Perhaps even more significantly for social media fans, the drone retains the rotating portrait/landscape camera from its ‘Pro’ sibling.

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DJI Mini 3

Ultralight drone trims the feature set (and the price)

Weight: 8.8 oz / 249 g | Dimensions (folded): 148.0 x 90.0 x 62.0mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 251.0 x 362.0 x 72.0mm | Sensor: 1/1.3" CMOS | Camera resolution: 12MP | Maximum aperture: ƒ/1.7 | EFL: 24mm | Field of View: 82.1˚ | Shutter: Electronic, 4-1/8000s | Video Resolution: 4K: 3840×2160 @ 30 | Gimbal: 3-axis | Battery life: 23 minutes | Max Range: 2km / 1.25mi) | Max flight: 38 mins | Max Speed: 36mph

Camera rotates for portrait or landscape
Ultra-light drone below registration
4K 30fps HDR video
Flight time up to 38 minutes
Works with DJI RC or RC-N1 controllers
Price rise compared to Mini 2
No collision sensors
No subject tracking
Looks aren’t for everyone

(Image credit: Adam Juniper / Digital Camera World)

The main camera gimbal looks very similar and houses a similar imaging system; 1/1.3-inch CMOS and a ƒ/1.7 aperture. The 48-megapixel 4-in-1 sensor is designed to produce decent 12-megapixel results in low light. Just like the Mini 3 Pro the sensor can also be turned using what DJI calls “True Vertical Shooting.”

The new Mini 3 is available with the same selection of controllers its ‘Pro’ brother is; none, the DJI RC-N1 (which uses a phone as a monitor) or the DJI RC which includes a built-in screen. Both of DJI’s offered remotes have a similar aesthetic and include rubber recesses for the storage of the control sticks so they’re safe in transit.

There is much to be said for collision avoidance and subject following, but they can also be somewhat irritating and, if we’re absolutely honest, not wholly reliable technologies. Dispensing with them to save a bit of cash isn’t the worst move. In fact, you’d save $200 ($559 instead of $759, or £519 instead of £709), which is not to be sniffed at.

You might also like our guides to the best camera drones, the best drone accessories, the best drones for kids, and of course, drone rules and regulations.

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.