New Drone: DJI Mini 3 Pro

While I had only been actively using my DJI Mini 2 for just a few months, the specifications of the DJI Mini 3 Pro which launched recently made me very interested in upgrading. I primarily bought my drone to do nature video and to license it on stock video sites. The Mini 2 is decently capable, but the Mini 3 Pro’s improved camera and D-Cinelike profile made me very interested. I wanted to get the best possible results out of a compact drone I could still carry with me on a hiking trip.


The above photo I took during my second outing with the drone, after I had finally received my extended flight battery kit. I’m very pleased with the results and I look forward to taking this out to fly more in the future. I opted to pick the version with the new RC controller as I didn’t really like having to use my phone on the remote all the time. The lens filter system is also quite nice and I’m using the Skyreat ND filters from Amazon.

I do have a few complaints, though nothing that would make me switch back to the Mini 2. I find that even after the latest firmware updates, I still don’t have the same signal strength I did as the Mini 2 when I’m surrounded by trees. This is still a fairly new product so I’m hoping for improvements in newer firmwares. I also find that the map on the RC remote lags compared to when I was using my iPhone and the Mini 2. These aren’t critical, but slightly annoying.