[REVIEW] : The DJI Mini 3 Pro suggests it could be quite pricey, and a Mini 3 hinted
Rumors about the DJI Mini 3 Pro are piling up ahead of the drone’s scheduled launch this month, and the latest has delivered some potentially troubling news for those hoping for an inexpensive entry-level drone.
A price leak, shared by Jasper Ellens, on Twitter, revealed what could be a Chinese price list for the Mini 3 Pro and standard Mini 3 drones.
From what we can see, the Mini 3 Pro, in particular, could be twice as expensive as the DJI Mini 2 SE, which is currently DJI’s cheapest drone at a price of 299 euros.
The “Fly More Combos” above typically include two extra drone batteries, two extra pairs of propellers, a handy two-way charging hub, and a shoulder bag, among other accessories. And the new RC controller is expected to be a more basic version of the RC Pro controller we saw arrive with the DJI Mavic 3, with the main benefit being that you don’t need to use your smartphone as a display during flight.
Here are approximately the prices simply converted with the current currency:
- DJI Mini 3: 475 euros
- DJI Mini 3 (Fly More Combo): 720 euros
- DJI Mini 3 (with RC controller): 1,006 euros
- DJI Mini 3 Pro: 620 euros
- DJI Mini 3 Pro (Fly More Combo): 860 euros
- DJI Mini 3 Pro (with RC controller): 1,150 euros
A “Pro” model
Naturally, you’d expect a drone with ‘Pro’ in its name to be relatively expensive and this price leak reinforces suspicions that the Mini 3 Pro will likely be a compact successor to the older, and larger, Mavic Air. 2. This means it could be a mid-range offering for those who want high image quality in a small, backpack-friendly package.
But even the standard DJI Mini 3, which we haven’t seen any major leaks yet, would be more expensive than the current DJI Mini 2, if those prices are correct.
These prices are far from concrete and conversions could vary, but it seems possible that the affordable drones in DJI’s lineup will remain the DJI Mini SE and Mini 2, despite the arrival of the Mini 3 series. Luckily, they’ll both get a price drop after the Mini 3 launches, which is set to take place later this month.
Also a “basic” version
Price rumors for a standard Mini 3 are promising, however, given that we haven’t heard much about this drone yet. All leaks so far, including packaging and a video, have been for the DJI Mini 3 Pro, so those with more limited budgets will be happy to hear that a more basic, and affordable, version might be available. on the way.
DJI FPV: the brand’s most immersive drone is sold off at -25%
Among the plethora of drones offered by DJI, one of them stands out thanks to a very particular function. This is the DJI FPV (first person view) which allows you to pilot your drone in an immersive way. How ? Thanks to a camera that retransmits the images captured in a helmet worn in front of the eyes to deliver a first-person view. The Chinese brand makes its FPV drone accessible to the general public and the latter drops to less than 1,000 euros thanks to this offer.
THE DJI FPV IN A NUTSHELL
- An immersive flight experience guaranteed
- A maximum flight speed of 140 km/h up to a range of 10 km
- Capable of shooting 4K at 60 FPS
- A 150° wide-angle sensor
With an introductory price of 1,349 euros, the DJI FPV drone currently benefits from a 350 euro reduction and can be found at 999 euros on Amazon, as well as on Boulanger.
DJI Mini 3 Pro price reportedly leaked – don’t count on cheap drone
Rumors about the DJI Mini 3 Pro are piling up ahead of the drone’s scheduled launch this month. The latest delivered some potentially heartbreaking information for those hoping for an affordable entry-level drone.
Regular DJI innovation leaker Jasper Ellens revealed on Twitter what may be a listing of Chinese prices associated with upcoming Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro drones.
We’ve made some rough estimates based on those numbers (below), and they certainly fall away from the “entry-level” notion. The Mini 3 Pro, in particular, could end up being twice as expensive as the DJI Mini 2 SE (marketed at €299). The latter is currently the company’s cheapest drone.
The “Fly More Combos” packs above typically include an extra two batteries, two pairs of propellers, a handy two-way charging hub, and a shoulder bag, among other accessories. We should also be able to count on a new RC controller, a more basic version of the RC Pro controller attached to the DJI Mavic 3. An essential accessory, which prevents you from using your smartphone as a substitute screen during a flight.
Naturally, you’d expect a drone with “Pro” in its name to appear relatively expensive – and this price leak only reinforces those kinds of suspicions. The Mini 3 Pro could be defined as a compact successor to the mid-range Mavic Air 2. It would therefore provide you with high image quality in a small, easy-to-carry package.
The standard DJI Mini 3, which we haven’t seen any major leaks yet, would itself be more expensive than the DJI Mini 2, if those prices turn out to be right. You can currently buy the Mini 2 for €459, which is around 20% less than the supposed prices of the Mini 3.