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This article is about the DJI Mini 3 Pro, which was presented by DJI yesterday on May 10.5.2022, XNUMX. In this article you will find out why I am already enthusiastic about it and why I stayed away from drones for a long time.
I've been involved with drones for quite a long time and have also flown wild models. My first photo drone was an 8-rotor microcopter, which was extremely large, but unfortunately vibrated so much that it was impossible to record a movie with it. Even the photos were blurry at times, although the camera was a Sony Alpha NEX 7, which certainly had good autofocus.
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Then came various other models, such as the Asctec Falcon 8, DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom, DJI Spark and the DJI Mavic Air. So I've been through a lot and in the end I have to say that DJI drones offer the best bundles of good technology and a good app from my point of view.
However, I haven't bothered about drones seriously in the last few years, because the constant legal changes and the introduction of the drone license have spoiled the fun of flying for me. And overall, there is a negative attitude towards drones among the population, which is often not unfounded when you see some YouTubers simply flying in cities, highways or near people and animals without regard to any laws, thereby endangering them .
But despite all these negative points, in the last two or three years I haven't had the opportunity to take a little sightseeing flight or take a few photos from a bird's eye view when I've been out in nature. The only drone I currently have is the DJI Mavic (the first Mavic) and it's too heavy to take with me on every hike. So basically I would still have the will to do something with a drone, but I don't have the right model.
The DJI Mini model series is the solution to my problem and with the DJI Mini 2 I could have bought a decent mini drone last year. No question, the DJI Mini 2 is also impressive for its size (I'm saying that without ever having flown it and just based on the reviews I've seen), but it just doesn't have a LOG profile for filming, which one does would enable a high dynamic range and proper post-processing for videos.
I wasn't entirely convinced of the picture quality I've seen so far either. Photos in sunlight are of course good and the RAW format also helps to get more out of post-processing, but the darker areas are often noisy and the dynamic range is not that great either.
For these reasons I have not bought a DJI Mini before, but that has changed with the DJI Mini 3 Pro.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro seems to be the advancement that all DJI Mini 2 owners have been waiting for. Well, it is slightly larger than the DJI Mini 2 when unfolded, but only slightly larger in pack size and the same weight.
What has been improved are the following points:
You can already see that the DJI Mini 3 Pro is technically quite a leap forward. A small, unpleasant side effect is that the price is also noticeably more expensive.
So if you are looking for a cheap entry-level drone, the DJI Mini 2 might be the best choice. If you want the latest technology at a still good price, you can access the DJI Mini 3 Pro without hesitation.
My DJI Mavic is actually quite a passable drone. There are only three things that bothered me a bit:
In principle, I want to have a drone that is as harmless as possible, that is nice and small, maybe also makes less noise than a large one and still delivers usable photos and videos. The DJI Mini 3 Pro should meet these requirements.
If you want to take a look at them, you can go directly to DJI or Amazon. The relevant links are here:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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