DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 2: Complete Comparison

The DJI Mini 3 Pro is here! The number one question on everyone’s mind? How does it compare to the DJI Mini 2? Let’s dive in and find out with this side by side comparison of the DJI Mini 3 Pro and DJI Mini 2 drone.

Spec Comparison

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DJI Mini 3 Pro DJI Mini 2
Weight 249 g 249 g
Max Flight Time 34 mins
47 mins w. Plus Battery
31 mins
Max Speed 57 KM/h 57 KM/h
Camera Sensor 1/1.3" 1/2.3"
Photo Performance 48 MP RAW 12 MP RAW
Video Performance 4K/60fps
Video Transmission O3 (OcuSync 3.0) OcuSync 2.0
Max Video Range 12 KM 10 KM
Retail Price From $1119 From $749

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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.

Mini 3 Pro 

Key Specs
Sensor Size: 1/1.3” CMOS | Photo: 48 MP | Photo Formats: RAW, JPG
Video: 4K/60fps, 1080p/120fps | HDR | Vertical Shooting

The DJI Mini 3 Pro is second to none, and delivers far and away the best camera performance ever found on a DJI Mini drone. Sporting a massive 1/1.3” sensor that’s even larger than the sensor found on the ultra-popular DJI Mavic Air 2, the Mini 3 Pro delivers 4K/60fps footage plus the option to record in 1080/120fps ultra-slow motion.

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

But that’s not all, the Mini 3 Pro is also fantastic for aerial photographers, capturing pixel-dense 48 MP stills with ease in both RAW and JPEG.

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 Pro but still provides photos that are perfect for sharing on social media.

Similarities and Differences

The Mini 3 Pro can record at frame rates of up to 120fps whilst the Mini 2 is limited to 60fps. If you love recording dynamic slow-motion clips, the Mini 3 Pro is the option for you.

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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 Pro  

Key Specs
Flight Time: 34 minutes (up to 47 minutes) | Top Speed: 57 KM/h
Max Range: 12 KM | Transmission: O3

Powered by O3 (OcuSync 3.0) video transmission technology, the DJI Mini 3 Pro can fly further than any DJI Mini drone before it with a maximum transmission range of 12 KM with the RC-N1 or DJI RC controllers. Plus, with a top speed of 57 KM/h and flight time of up to 47 minutes with the new Mini 3 Pro Intelligent Flight Battery Plus, the Mini 3 Pro 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

Flight performance is remarkably similar between the Mini 2 and Mini 3 Pro.
As such, flight performance generally won’t be a key consideration when choosing between these two Mini drones. We recommend prioritising other key factors including camera performance and safety features when making a purchase decision.

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Intelligent Features

Intelligent flight and filming features are part of what make DJI drones so special and popular among the pilot community. These adaptive features take the hard work out of capturing incredible shots and are a great way to capture dynamic, shareable content.

Mini 3 Pro  

Key Features
MasterShots | QuickShots | ActiveTrack 4.0 | Spotlight 2.0 | POI 3.0 | Vertical Shooting 

With its new tri-directional obstacle avoidance sensors in tow, the new Mini 3 Pro brings the fan-favourite FocusTrack to a DJI Mini drone for the first time ever. FocusTrack is made up of three fantastic features; ActiveTrack 4.0, Spotlight 2.0 and Point of Interest 3.0. Essentially these features are different ‘Follow Me’ modes that allow the Mini 3 Pro to utilise powerful algorithms to intelligently track and follow subjects for impressive results.

The Mini 3 Pro also features the fan-favourite MasterShots feature which allows you to capture a full reel of impressive shots with the tap of a button. And, as per usual QuickShots make their return to the Mini 3 Pro.

Last but definitely not least, the Mini 3 Pro introduces a brand new feature to DJI Mini: True Vertical Shooting. What this does is allow pilots to rotate the Mini 3 Pro camera gimbal by 90 degrees to capture a vertical image without compromising video quality. It’s perfect for social media!

Mini 2

Key Features

Due its small size and subsequent lack of obstacle avoidance sensors, the DJI Mini 2 is limited when it comes to intelligent flight features. However, the Mini 2 still features a variety of fun QuickShots that result in quick fun clips that are great for social media.

Similarities and Differences

Intelligent flight features are one space where the new Mini 3 Pro truly sets itself apart from the older DJI Mini 2. With the power of FocusTrack, the Mini 3 Pro can achieve subject tracking and capture a variety of dynamic tracking shots simply not possible on the DJI Mini 2. Plus, True Vertical Video changes the game when it comes to what’s possible with Mini 3 Pro.

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Safety Features

Safety is a critical piece of the puzzle when flying a drone, especially if you’re a beginner pilot. Safety features make it easier to fly with peace of mind and keep you, your drone and those around you safer.

Mini 3 Pro   

Key Specs

Return to Home | Tri-direction Obstacle Avoidance | Level 5 Wind Resistance

The Mini 3 Pro is the safest and most advanced DJI Mini drone to date and features multi-direction obstacle avoidance for the first time on a DJI Mini. These obstacle avoidance sensors make flying easier, allowing the Mini 3 Pro to intelligently adjust and alter your flight path to avoid obstacles as you fly.

Mini 2

Key Specs

Return to Home | Downward Obstacle Avoidance | Level 5 Wind Resistance

The Mini 2 features downward obstacle avoidance to aid its Return-to-Home protocol and safe landings but lacks the numerous other obstacle avoidance sensors found on larger DJI drones like the Air 2S and Mavic 3. Level 5 wind resistance also makes it strong and stable even in tough winds.

Similarities and Differences 

Whilst the Mini 2 is a remarkably safe drone with built-in Return-to-Home protocol, Level 5 wind resistance and more, it simply can’t compete with the Mini 3 Pro when it comes to safety. The Mini 3 Pro’s tri-directional obstacle avoidance provides a whole new level of safety and intelligent flight optimisation that simply can’t be beaten by the Mini 2 Pro.

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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 Pro | $1119

New design. 4K/60fps camera. Tri-direction obstacle avoidance. Vertical Video. ActiveTrack.

Is there anything the Mini 3 Pro can’t do?!

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DJI Mini 3 Pro w. DJI RC Controller | $1299

Experience everything the incredible DJI Mini 3 Pro has to offer with a whole new flight experience with the DJI RC remote controller. Featuring a 5.5” touchscreen display, this new controller is the BEST way to fly the new Mini 3 Pro.

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