Drone and camera manufacturer DJI has just released its latest lightweight drone, the DJI Mini 3 (DJI RC-N1). The drone’s weight of just over half a pound allows it to be flown without registration, testing or licensing in locations where drones below 250 grams are unrestricted, with the added benefit of extreme portability.
The camera records beautiful 4K HDR video on its dual native ISO f/1.7 aperture in stellar detail. The drone’s built-in vertical mode is perfect for shooting reels for TikTok, Instagram, and other social channels. With an outstanding 6-mile range via DJI’s O2 transmission system and an impressive 34-minute (47 with the extended-life add-on) battery life, the Mini 3 is ideal for continuous filming.
DJI Mini 3’s built-in flight patterns help users create cinematic transitions and views with a simple click, and the 23.6mph Level 5 wind resistance allows for shooting in adverse weather conditions. DJI’s “Return to Home” activates at the touch of a button (or when battery life is low), returning the drone to its launch point. The drone’s built-in connection transfers new recordings via Wi-Fi at 25mbps.
Users should be aware that, unlike the DJI Mini 3 Pro model, which can record up to 4K 60p and has obstacle detection, this version is limited to 4K 30p with no forward or reverse sensors. The Mini 3 comes in several combinations: Mini 3 plus a DJI RC controller with a screen, Mini 3 plus a DJI RC-N1 controller without a screen (you use your smartphone as the screen), and Mini 3 without a controller (because you already have one of the above from a previous drone. Each option and various add-on accessories are available at the DJI website store.
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