Pocket-Friendly Mini 3 Is the Newest Drone from DJI


DJI is adding the newly announced DJI Mini 3 to its ever-expanding family of drones. The Mini 3 is the non-pro version of the Mini 3 Pro released last May, and positions itself to be an even more affordable point of entry into drone photography. The new model means the Mini Series now exists in four versions: Mini 3 Pro, Mini 2, Mini SE, and now Mini 3.

DJI Mini 3
DJI Mini 3

The Mini 3 is very similar to the Pro version, which was already one of our favorite drones to use—so much so that we named it our favorite Mini drone of 2022. They share an identical chassis that still weighs 249 grams. The Mini 3’s camera is equipped with the same 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor with dual native ISO and chip-level HDR technology. The camera’s f/1.7 aperture and larger 2.4μm 4-in-1 pixels record clear details and present exceptional imagery, even in low-light scenarios.

The primary difference is that the Mini 3 drops the front-facing obstacle sensors featured on its older sibling. Additionally, it has a shorter range of 10km because it utilizes OcuSync 2, not 3. DJI Mini 3 comes with the standard Intelligent Flight Battery to provide a maximum flight time of up to 38 minutes—7 minutes longer than the Mini 2. By contrast, the Mini 3 Pro has a 12km range and 34-minute maximum flight time.

You'll be able to order the Mini 3 right here at B&H starting December 9, by itself or via the Fly More kits, which include the DJI RC remote controller and other accessories, such as the two-way charging hub, shoulder bag, extra propellers, or even the Intelligent Flight Battery Plus.

Will you be picking one up? Or perhaps you're a new user wondering if the Mini 3 is a good entry point into drone photography? Check out our product page for more details and be sure to let us know what you think of the DJI Mini 3 Classic in the Comments section, below!



I currently own the Mini2 and the Air2s, wanted to upgrade the Mini 2 to Mini 3 but not necessarily the Pro. I just think DJI took too much out of the Mini 3 Pro to go with the new Mini 3. I mean you lose Obstacle avoidance, OcuSync3, 48MP, 4K60fps and master shots and tracking. It’s kind of a Mini 2 with better battery life. Just my 2 cents. Going to keep the Mini 2.

Hi Michael -

Sounds like a plan.  Your input is greatly appreciated!