DJI Mini 2 vs DJI Mini 3: What’s the Difference?

The all-new DJI Mini 3 is here with a plethora of awesome upgrades including a fantastic new camera and aerodynamic new body. But how does it compare to the previous generation DJI Mini 2? Let’s dive into the spec sheet and discover how the latest member of the DJI Mini family stacks up against the rest.

Spec Comparison

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DJI Mini 2 DJI Mini 3
Weight 249 g 249 g
Max Flight Time 31 mins 34 mins
51 mins with Plus Battery
Max Speed 57 KM/h 57 KM/h
Camera Sensor 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Photo Performance 12 MP RAW 12 MP RAW
Video Performance 4K/30fps
Video Transmission O2 (OcuSync 2.0) OcuSync 2.0
Max Video Range 10 KM 10 KM
Retail Price From $749 From $749

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 2: Complete Comparison | D1 Lounge

DJI Mini 3 vs DJI Mini 2: Camera Performance

A drone’s camera is often the biggest reason for many pilots to purchase a drone. With more and more people creating content to share with friends and family on social media or using drones for work, a drone’s camera is probably the first thing you check out.

DJI Mini 3

Key Specs
Sensor Size: 1/1.3” CMOS | Photo: 12 MP | Photo Formats: RAW, JPG
Video: 4K/30fps, 1080p/60fps | HDR | Vertical Shooting

Sporting a new, supersized 1/1.3” camera sensor, the DJI Mini 3 takes the creative possibilities of a Mini drone to all new heights. This new sensor powers content creation, with 4K/30fps video and 12MP stills.

Oh, and did we mention that you can record in HDR? That’s right, the Mini 3 features high dynamic range recording to make colours in your videos truly pop.

Mini 2

Key Specs
Sensor Size: 1/2.3” CMOS | Photo: 12 MP | Photo Formats: RAW, JPG
Video: 4K/30fps, 1080p/60fps

Sporting a 1/2.3” sensor, the DJI Mini 2 delivers incredible 4K footage with easy to use controls and camera settings. Despite its size, the DJI Mini 2 camera still produces gorgeous 12MP RAW images that can still be used in a semi-professional capacity. With a smaller sensor, the DJI Mini 2 doesn’t produce the detail-rich HDR images of the Mini 3 but still provides photos that are perfect for sharing on social media.

Similarities and Differences

They may appear somewhat similar on paper but there’s a massive difference between the cameras of the DJI Mini 2 and Mini 3. Mini 2 features a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that’s small yet mighty, whilst the Mini 3 sports a larger, upgraded sensor that measures in at 1/1.3” This larger sensor captures more light, for greater image quality and detail.

Read More: Introducing DJI Mini 3 Pro: The Most Advanced Mini Drone Ever

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 2: Complete Comparison | D1 Lounge

Flight Performance

Flight performance is another key point of consideration when choosing a drone. Do you want it to fly super fast? Or do you prefer slow and stable flight from a drone that can fly multiple kilometres away? Let’s break it down.

Mini 3 

Key Specs
Flight Time: 38 minutes OR 58 minutes with Intelligent Flight Battery PLUS | Top Speed: 57 KM/h
Max Range: 10 KM | Transmission: OcuSync 2.0

Powered by O2 (OcuSync 2.0) video transmission technology, the DJI Mini 3 supports flight up to 10KM away with the RC-N1 or DJI RC controllers. Plus, with a top speed of 57 KM/h and flight time of up to 41 minutes with the new Mini 3 Intelligent Flight Battery Plus, the Mini 3 can cover ground (or air) at an incredibly fast rate. Perfect for when you just want to zip through the sky!

Mini 2

Key Specs
Flight Time: 31 minutes | Top Speed: 57 KM/h
Max Range: 10 KM | Transmission: OcuSync 2.0

The first Mavic Mini series drone to feature DJI’s famed OcuSync video transmission technology, the DJI Mini 2 featured a huge upgrade in transmission range and stability when compared to the original Mavic Mini. With a jump in transmission range from 4 KM to 10 KM, the Mini 2 is perfect for capturing images from close up and far away.

The DJI Mini 2 can fly for up to 31 minutes with its high-powered Intelligent Flight Battery, plus it's also great for pilots who owned the original DJI Mavic Mini with Mavic Mini batteries being backwards compatible with the Mini 2 drone.

Similarities and Differences

If you’re used to the flight experience of the DJI Mini 2, you can expect something similar with the DJI Mini 3. The one major difference between the two models with regards to flight performance is of course, battery life. The Mini 3 boasts a significant increase in flight time when compared to the Mini 2, and can even be expanded beyond the 38 minutes provided by the standard Mini 3 Intelligent Flight Battery with an Intelligent Flight Battery Plus, for up to a massive 51 minutes of flight time.

Read More: Must Have Accessories for DJI Mini 3 Pro

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 2: Complete Comparison | D1 Lounge

Where Can I Buy the DJI Mini 3 Pro?

The DJI Mini 3 Pro has officially landed and can be purchased today at D1 Store, Australia’s first and only DJI Authorised Retailer.

The Mini 3 Pro is available in two configurations; the DJI Mini 3 Pro with DJI RC-N1 remote controller, or the DJI Mini 3 Pro with the new DJI RC controller with a built-in touchscreen display.

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  • DJI Mini 3
  • Fly More Combo Plus

DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo Plus (DJI RC) | $1378

4K camera drone that fits in your pockets? What more could you want!?

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  • DJI Mini 3 RC
  • Launch Combo Plus

DJI Mini 3 RC Launch Combo Plus | $1399

Shop the new DJI Mini 3 RC Launch Combo Plus exclusively at D1 Store Australia. Packed with essential accessories, this value-for-money combo includes everything you need to start enjoying fantastic flight with DJI Mini 3!

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Read More: New Firmware Update for DJI Mini 3 Pro: Vertical Shooting Gets an Upgrade

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