Why the DJI Mini 2 might be better than the DJI Mini 3 Pro...

DJI Mini 2 better than DJI Mini 3 Pro?

I got the a few days ago DJI Mini 3 Pro ordered because I am very sure that this drone is another milestone in development. She's quieter than them DJI mini 2, takes very passable shots in the dark, has many sensors for detecting obstacles and otherwise it seems to be extremely well equipped with features. So why should the DJI Mini 2 be the better alternative?!?

This recording (video) was taken with a DJI Mini 2 - you can see that it can still produce good work even with little light.

This recording (video) was taken with a DJI Mini 2 - you can see that it can still produce good work even with little light.

DJI mini 2 vs. DJI mini 3 Pro - where does the old model score?

There is one feature where the DJI Mini 2 clearly has the edge: the purchase price. And that is also noticeable in the recording quality. Well, maybe not directly, but indirectly, because most people fly more cautiously with an expensive drone than with a cheap one. That makes sense so far.

And here the DJI Mini 2 clearly scores ahead of the DJI Mini 3 Pro, because while the Mini 2 only costs 459 euros, the DJI Mini 3 Pro costs a whopping 829 euros. One thing is clear: if you always want the latest model, you have to dig deep into your pocket.

Phillip Skraba explains in his video why he still prefers the DJI Mini 2 and didn't buy a Mini 3 Pro.

Phillip Skraba explains in his video why he still prefers the DJI Mini 2 and didn't buy a Mini 3 Pro.

Better shots through more risk-taking

I'm on YouTube this video by Phillip Skraba encountered In it he explains that unfortunately he did not receive a test version of the Mini 3 Pro, but that he does not really have to have the new model either. He loves his DJI Mini 2 and if you work with a log profile and color grading and can fly well, you can also get breathtaking shots out of this drone.

This picture is also a screenshot from the video by Phillip Skraba - taken with the DJI Mini 2, but obviously also properly post-processed.

This picture is also a screenshot from the video by Phillip Skraba - taken with the DJI Mini 2, but obviously also properly post-processed.

To make sure you know he wasn't lying I would suggest you watch his video as not only does it twirl his Mini 2 on its boom through the frame but he also has a lot of his shots which are really impressive.

And he also mentions that due to the DJI Mini 2's low price, he doesn't have to worry about having to do wild flights to nail a certain scene. He frankly admits he treats the drone really badly because to him it's just a tool. And so far she has put everything away without a fuss. So the Mini 2 also seems to be a robust specimen.

From his point of view, the Mini 2 is therefore a recommendation, which is mainly due to the low price and the - nevertheless - good video quality. I found the idea so exciting that I wanted to share it with you. And if you don't already have a DJI Mini 3 Pro because it's too expensive for you, the DJI Mini 2 might be a good choice. You can then fly them until the DJI Mini 4 comes out - that's how we always do it with the iPhone, right?!? 😊

► Inexpensive entry-level drone: DJI mini 2

► More expensive, but better: DJI Mini 3 Pro

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12 comments

  1. Peter William says:

    I was a bit loud-mouthed last week...
    Didn't want to show off, but now I'm almost leaning towards the 2.
    The initial enthusiasm for flying drones has now been sufficiently satisfied.

    We all know that when dad has a new toy...

    I still have the big Mavic Air with all the trimmings.
    The low weight and the freedom that comes with it would appeal to me.

    But isn't the 2 series enough for me? I'm still flying up and forward if I'm being honest. No drone needs to be able to circle or follow me automatically. I move like a turtle anyway, so I can pull the drone along on a string.

    I think I'll leave it with the 3 and rather get the 2 for around half.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Probably not a bad decision. You won't need all these "mastershots" for the influencers... 😊 Then I wish you a lot of fun with the 2nd one when it's here!

  2. Christopher Mrosek says:

    Thanks for the article about the DJI Mini 3. It really appealed to me and has now ripped a big hole in my till. I've tried a few "cheap" copters, but that was more of a gimmick. However, it piqued my enthusiasm. I knew DJI from the name, but really going to their site was only triggered by the post here. I realized pretty quickly that I had to have this part. Unfortunately I have to be patient, because the delivery date is probably not until mid-June...

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Christopher! I'm glad you caught fire. My drone has been on "ready to ship" for days. But it hasn't been sent. I don't know... maybe there's no one around to throw them on the plane. :( Well, if you like, please get in touch when you have the drone. It's always nice to exchange ideas with others.

      • Christof says:

        Presumably, ready for dispatch only means that the money has been collected and the invoice has been written. The delivery date was given before the order was placed. But I could also imagine that "build on demand" or at least a lot of orders are in the pipeline. I just hope the date doesn't get pushed back. – I would also be interested in exchanging experiences. Is there already a corresponding section in the forum?

  3. Markus says:

    I canceled my order again after a week, every day my resistance grew in me to pay so much money for the features that were actually unnecessary for me. Well, the possibility of photographing in portrait format is very tempting... I also love my Mini2, I'm still very satisfied with the possibilities and the reliability, it would be a shame if the 2 had to be "grounded" on the shelf. It was similar with my Nikon Z6 when I got the 7...
    The lack of transport protection for the propellers on the 3 series bothers me extremely, and the gimbal protection is also incredibly fiddly to attach, one can almost speak of a faulty design.
    I skip the 3 and am already looking forward to the Mini4

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hi Mark! I have never had a propeller protection on my DJIs. If that thing is in a small bag, the propellers should be fine. And I very rarely had the gimbal protection on... So from the side I have no concerns that the Mini 3 Pro will disappoint me. But the Mini 4 will certainly be great too! 😊

  4. Patrick says:

    Hi Jens, mine was almost a week "ready to ship". Then another 4 days in the "warehouse processing". Now on Father's Day it is in the Netherlands for interim storage. Hope she goes on the truck tomorrow.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Well, then I'll keep my fingers crossed that she comes quickly. Mine is scheduled for tomorrow. Perfect so before the WE! 😊

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