DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Mini 2 - which 249g drone should you buy?

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Mini 2
(Image credit: DJI)

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Mini 2 – they’re both close to the same size, they both have 4K cameras, and crucially, they’re same legally significant weight. To the untrained eye, in fact, they might look almost the same but, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

The Mini 3 Pro is, as the incremental name implies, a more recent release and also one with more powerful, or “Pro,” features. These include a larger imaging sensor, an all-new gimbal allowing the camera to be rotated to capture portrait images, and the long-awaited arrival of collision sensing, as well as a number of other extras more evident in the software.

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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2
Take-Off Weight249g249g
Size171 x 245 x 62mm159 x 203 x 56mm
Folded size145 x 90 x 62mm138 x 81 x 58mm
Diagonal span247mm213mm
Collision sensorsFront / Back / Down-
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2
Horizontal Speed16 m/s16 m/s
Ascent Speed5 m/s5 m/s
Descent Speed5 m/s3.5 m/s
Maximum wind resistance10.7 m/s10.5 m/s
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProMini 3 Pro Flight Battery PlusDJI Mini 2
Battery Life Theoretical Max34mins47 mins31mins
Battery Life at Hover30 mins40 minsApprox. 28min
Descent Speed2453mAh3850mAh2250mAh
Battery Weight80.5g121g86.2g
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2
Axis3 (pitch, roll, yaw)3 (pitch, roll, yaw)
Tilt-135˚ to 80˚-110˚ to 35˚
Roll-135˚ to 45˚-35˚ to 35˚
Pan-30˚ to 30˚-20 to 20˚
Tilt speed100˚/s100˚/s
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2
TechnologyDJI O3DJI O2
Range – FCC (USA)12km10km
Range – CE (UK, EU)6km6km
Live View Quality1080p/30fps720p/30fps
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2
Resolution48 MP12 MP
Sensor size1 / 1.3 (0.769) inch1 / 2.3 (0.435) inch
ISO range100-6400100-3200
Field of view (FOV)82.1˚83˚
Max apertureƒ/1.7ƒ/2.8
FormatsJPEG / DNG (RAW)JPEG / DNG (RAW)
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Header Cell - Column 0 DJI Mini 3 ProDJI Mini 2
Resolution4K/60fps4K/60fps
Slow motion1080P/120fps-
Bitrate150mbps100 Mbps
Digital zoom at 4K 2x 2x
Digital zoom at 1080P4x4x

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


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