DJI mini 3 pro vs. DJI air 2s: Which one should you choose to capture memories

DJI’s Air 2S release date was April 2021, but it is still the best choice for many content creators. DJI mini 3 pro was Released on 10 May 2022, and the mini 3 non pro yet to launch soon. This mini 3 pro is the 1st mini-series drone with three obstacle sensors with more robust features than its previous mini 2.  

Before the release of this mini 3 pro the air 2s was the definite option for different content creators, but after this mini 3 release, it is tough to choose between them. Both these devices are the best mini-size drones which are mega capable and have major upgradation in features.  

Here is an extensive comparison between the DJI air 2s vs. DJI Mini 3 Pro considering all the key specifications to assist you in choosing the best for you.  

DJI mini 3 pro  

mini 3 pro
Photo credit: DJI

DJI introduces the lightweight, portable drone Mini 3 Pro offering a hassle-free and compact design.  

DJI air 2s  

DJI air 2s
Photo Credit DJI

The DJI Air 2S is the ideal drone for creators on the go since it has a 1-inch CMOS sensor, solid autonomous capabilities, and a small body weighing less than 600 g. Bring this all-in-one aerial powerhouse with you everywhere you go to explore and capture the world in breathtaking detail.  

DJI mini 3 pro vs DJI air 2s: Design Comparison  

DJI mini 3 pro arrives with a portable, ultra-light design weighing 249 grams. Additionally, the folded arms measure 145×90×62 mm in dimension, and the unfolded arms measure 171×245×62 mm in size.  

For the air 2s, the folded arms measure 180×97×77 mm in dimension. In comparison, the unfolded arms measure 183×253×77 mm in size, weighing 595grams.  

DJI mini 3 pro vs. DJI air 2s: Speed Comparison  

Air 2s offers a maximum flight time of 31 minutes and a hovering time of 30 minutes, but in practice, you will get around 26-27 mins. In addition, this drone arrives with an ascent speed of 6 m/s and a max speed of 19 m/s. The device allows a maximum tilt angle of 35° with a top pitch of 250°/ s.  

DJI Mini 3 Pro has a full ascent speed of 5 m/s and a descent speed of 5 m/s. Furthermore, the device allows a maximum forward angle tilt of 40° and a backward tilt of 35°. Moreover, the device arrives with a maximum flight time of 34 minutes at 21.6 kph and a hovering time of 30 mins.  

DJI mini 3 pro vs. DJI air 2s: Camera Comparison  

The camera is one of the most distinctive features every drone owner looks forward to while owning one. The leading DJI air 2s drone arrives with a 1-inch type CMOS sensor with 20MP resolution. In addition, the camera offers a maximum aperture of f/2.8 with an 88° field of view. Moreover, the camera features still photography along with an electronic shutter. Furthermore, the device offers video with 5472×3078 @ 24/25/30 fps resolution. 

The device also supports a micro SD card for maximum storage of up to 256GB. On the other hand, the Mini 3 Pro arrives with a 1/1.3 inch CMOS sensor with 48MP. Moreover, the device includes a focal aperture of f/1.7 with an 82.1° field of view. The device supports videography of 4K resolution. Furthermore, the device also supports Quick short modes and color profiles with ultra-zoom features. So here, Air 2s is the clear winner based on camera specs.  

DJI mini 3 pro vs. DJI air 2s: Sensing System Comparison  

DJI brings its latest air 2s featuring four sensing systems: downward, forward, upward and backward. In addition, the drone offers an operating range of 0.38-23.8 m for forwarding sensing systems and 0.37-23.4 m for back sensing systems. The forward sensor has a 72° horizontal and 58° vertical field of view, and the backward sensor has a 57° horizontal and 44° vertical field of view. On the contrary, the Mini 3 Pro has a forward sensing system at 0.39- 25 m range with a 106° horizontal field of view and 90° vertical. In addition, it has a backward sensor system ranging between 0.36- 23.4 m with a horizontal 58° field of view and a 73° vertical field of view. The downward sensor ranges from 0.15- 9m with 87.6° left/ right and 104.8° forward/ backward.  

Max Transmission Distance is the same for both drones, which is 12 km FCC. The mini 3 pro li-ion battery is used, and for air 2s, battery technology is lipo.  

The Price for the Air 2s is $999, and the mini 3 pro is $759, so this price difference can be the deciding factor for many peoples. If you want a drone with premium features without restriction, go for the mini 3 pro. But if you want a more premium professional drone, go for the DJI air 2s.  

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