DJI Mini 3 Pro features a high quality camera with the unique ability to twist and capture portraits and videos while maintaining their full quality. This makes it perfect for recording tall buildings and statues which tend to have a vertical orientation. It’s also great for capturing action videos of people walking or running. The camera can also be rotated to a horizontal position, providing the traditional drone footage that best covers vast landscapes.
DJI is best known for its drones, however, the company has made significant advancements in video technology. Its gimbals provide silky-smooth stabilization for smartphone cameras, DSLRs, and even motion picture cameras. In 2017, DJI became the majority shareholder of camera company Hasselblad, bringing new camera technology and decades of experience to further enhance its offerings.
The Mini 3 Pro is DJI’s latest lightweight drone, an advanced model featuring an industry-first camera that can physically rotate 90 degrees, enabling full-resolution portrait photos and video. Since social media favors smartphone viewing, DJI’s innovation will make a huge difference in post-processing time and quality. In the past, a drone video had to be cropped before being posted on social media. It is presented in a much smaller size in landscape mode unless the phone is rotated for viewing. Vertical format works best for many subjects and having this option gives the photographer creative freedom. Thanks to Active Track 4.0 technology, the drone can follow the user, providing high quality aerial selfie videos. The MasterShots feature makes beginners feel like they have years of experience, automating many classic drone maneuvers.
DJI Mini 3 Pro Camera Specifications
The DJI Mini 3 Pro’s camera has a wider f/1.7 aperture to allow more light to reach the image sensor. Low-light performance is also improved by using a much larger image sensor, at 1/1.3-inch with larger 2.4-micrometer pixels. The resolution gets a significant boost, rising to 48-megapixels from the previous 12-megapixel sensor. The end result is a big step up in image quality and the ability to capture stills and video at dusk and even into the evening.
4K resolution video can now be captured at 60 frames per second and there is a new 1080p slow motion option at 120 frames per second. The camera’s vertical tilt control offers a much wider range, from negative 135 degrees, pointing down and back, to 80 degrees, pointing almost up. This allows for low angle shots as well as the more traditional aerial views that drones are known for. Somehow, DJI has managed to incorporate technology found in much larger drones into the Mini 3 Prowhile keeping a weight of less than 249 grams, an incredible technical feat.
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