DJI Mini 3 Pro vs. DJI Mini 4 Pro: A Detailed Comparison

The DJI Mini 3 Pro and DJI Mini 4 Pro are two of the most popular drones on the market. Both drones are known for their compact size, high-quality camera, and advanced features. In this blog post, we will compare the DJI Mini 3 Pro and DJI Mini 4 Pro in terms of their specifications, features, and overall performance to help you decide which drone is the best fit for your needs.



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Both drones feature a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor with 48 MP effective pixels. The lens has an FOV of 82.1°, a format equivalent of 24 mm, and an aperture of f/1.7. However, the Mini 4 Pro has an advantage in video resolution, offering 4K at up to 100fps compared to the Mini 3 Pro’s 4K at 60fps. The Mini 4 Pro also supports H.264/H.265 video formats with a max video bitrate of 150 Mbps, while the Mini 3 Pro supports MP4/MOV (H.264/H.265) with the same max bitrate.

Flight Performance

Both drones have a max wind speed resistance of 10.7 m/s and a max pitch angle of 40°. They also share the same operating temperature range of -10° to 40° C. The Mini 4 Pro has an edge in hovering accuracy, with a horizontal accuracy of ±0.1 m (with vision positioning) compared to the Mini 3 Pro’s ±0.3 m.

Transmission and Sensing

The Mini 4 Pro uses the O4 video transmission system, which offers a max transmission distance of 20 km and a live view quality of up to 1080p/60fps. In contrast, the Mini 3 Pro uses the O3 system with a max transmission distance of 12 km and a live view quality of 1080p/30fps. The Mini 4 Pro also boasts omnidirectional binocular vision sensing, while the Mini 3 Pro has a tri-directional obstacle sensing system.

Features and Performance

Safety and Obstacle Avoidance

The Mini 4 Pro is the safer option, with omnidirectional obstacle sensing that virtually eliminates blind spots. This makes it an excellent choice for first-time pilots or those looking for a follow-me drone. The Mini 3 Pro’s tri-directional obstacle avoidance is still commendable, providing forward, backward, and downward vision.

Video Transmission

The Mini 4 Pro’s O4 transmission system provides superior video transmission capabilities, with a max range of 20 km and support for 4K video shooting at up to 100 fps. This makes it ideal for videographers looking to shoot in slow motion or from far distances. The Mini 3 Pro‘s O3 system has a shorter range and supports 4K video at 60 fps.

Battery Life and Portability

Both drones have a standard battery life of 34 minutes, but the Mini 3 offers a slightly longer flight time of 38 minutes. When it comes to portability, both drones are tied, with each weighing under 250 grams and having a compact, travel-friendly design.


In conclusion, both the DJI Mini 3 Pro and DJI Mini 4 Pro are excellent drones with their own unique advantages. The Mini 4 Pro stands out for its superior video transmission, omnidirectional obstacle sensing, and higher video resolution. On the other hand, the Mini 3 Pro is still a great option for those looking for a high-quality drone with good obstacle avoidance and a slightly longer battery life. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

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