On Thursday, DJI tweeted a teaser for a May possibly 10th announcement, saying it’s about to expose “a twist in the plot.” It would seem probably that the company programs on releasing a new drone — particularly supplied that a YouTube movie demonstrating a DJI Mini 3 Pro and its controller becoming unboxed was uploaded on the very same day as DJI’s teaser (through DroneDJ).
In their movie, YouTuber DM Productions suggests they obtained footage of the unboxing from an individual who received the unannounced DJI Mini 3 Pro drone early. The video presents us a excellent seem at the drone by itself, with its bevy of obstacle avoidance sensors as nicely as its controller.
As DM Productions points out, the controller is very similar to DJI’s recent RC Pro, with a handful of buttons and ports removed. The Mini 3 Pro’s controller also does not have any antennas sticking out from the top, and I’d bet very good money on the screen not remaining as dazzling or crisp as the a single identified on the $1,100 RC Pro.
At this issue, we’ve gotten a ton of aspects about this drone. Very last month, a leak showed that it would still weigh under 250 grams (which means that Americans will not legally have to sign up it) and that it would increase front-struggling with collision avoidance sensors. That leak also contained details on the drone’s battery (which will seemingly be close to 2,453mAh) and camera, which we later on got even far more details about thanks to two merchants listing it for sale early.
In accordance to DroneDJ, the Mini 3 Pro will price tag someplace about $1,000, and its camera procedure will be a enormous enhancement in excess of the Mini 2. (Even though you’d hope that’d be the situation offered that the Mini 2 currently sells for $449.) The 3 Professional is rumored to have a larger sensor, a lens with a broader aperture that’ll let in additional light, and the ability to report at 4K 60fps, as a substitute of the 30fps the Mini 2 tops out at. Oh, and it need to be ready to do that in HDR, with any luck , producing it so you really do not have to make your mind up involving also-vibrant skies or much too-darkish floor.
As for the “twist in the plot” that DJI’s promising, equally the retail leaks and the unboxing video mention that you will be in a position to easily change involving taking pictures portrait online video and landscape online video with the drone. That is an attention-grabbing feature for those generating content for telephones — and there is some humor in that DJI’s up coming drone will be equipped to shoot vertical written content when a drone manufactured by Snapchat will not.
It looks unlikely that there’s a great deal still left to leak about this drone, specially in the shorter amount of money of time right before it’s formally exposed. DJI’s web page states the announcement is scheduled for the 10th at 9AM ET.