DJI Mini 3 Pro sets new standard for fuss-free lightweight camera drones

DJI Mini 3 Pro
(Image credit: DJI)

While previous iterations of DJI’s sub-249g camera drone have all sat some way behind their heavier cousins when it comes to features, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is DJI’s first in this category to offer tri-directional obstacle sensors, as well as offering 4K at 60 fps (topping the Mini 2’s 30fps), ActiveTrack and a vertical camera option to share-friendly images.

This represents a significant leap for DJI in what is – thanks to aviation authority restrictions – easily the most important weight category. Current drone rules in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe are much more relaxed if you fly a drone with a take-off weight under 250g. Following the launch of the Autel EVO Nano, the first 249g drone with collision sensors, the Mini 3 represents DJI’s return competition at this level.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

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. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook