Should You Upgrade from DJI mini 2 to DJI mini 3 non-pro? Dronephi

DJI has recently launched its 3rd generation mini drone, a non-pro DJI mini 3. Mini-category drone match many drone lovers’ interest who don’t wants to take the headache of drone registration. Due to its weight below 250 grams, in many countries, you can fly it without doing any registration on the government portal.

After mini 2, DJI launched mini3 pro, which is more costly than the mini 2 fly more combo. The Mini 2 fly more combo is $599, whereas the mini 3 pro fly more combo cost around $948.

Mini 2 was the major upgradation from DJI mini under the mini-series. It first introduced 4k from 2.7k in this category. DJI mini 3 is an entry-level camera drone which you can use as a content creator who wants to travel anywhere without worrying about a drone rules and regulations.

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Changed Properties


DJI mini 3 non-pro model comes with 12MP 1/1.3 inch CMOS sensor, whereas mini 2 is equipped with a 12 MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor. But Both drones can capture 4k video with 30fps, which is ok in this price range, but there are better options for recording dynamic video.

Aperture for mini 3 is f/1.7 but for mini 2 it is f/2.8

But there are some advantages, mini 3 can shoot in verticle mode, unlike mini 2, and The Single Shot mode supports outputting HDR images.

Max Hovering Time

Max hovering time increased by 4 mins; in Mini 2 it was 29 mins, but in mini 3 it was 33 mins.

Flight Time (Max)

DJI Mini 3DJI mini 2
38 mins31mins

Max Flight Distance

With the single charge, mini 3 can go up to 18KM, but for mini 2 it was 16Km.

Operating Temperature

DJI Mini 3DJI mini 2
-10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Gimble Controllable Range

DJI Mini 3DJI mini 2
Tilt: -90° to 60° Roll: -90° or 0°Tilt: -90° to 0° (default) -90° to 20° (extended


DJI Mini 3DJI mini 2
  Folded (without propellers): 148×90×62 mm (L×W×H)   Unfolded (with propellers): 251×362×72 mm (L×W×H)Folded (without propellers): 138×81×58 mm (L×W×H)   Unfolded (without propellers): 159×203×56 mm (L×W×H)   Unfolded (with propellers): 245×289×56 mm (L×W×H)

Unchanged Properties

  • There is no major upgradation on the transmission system because both drones are equipped with O2.
  • In mini 3, DJI has not introduced any different sensing system than DJI mini 2.
  • Max Ascent Speed
  • Max Descent Speed
  • Max Takeoff Altitude
  • Global Navigation Satellite System
  • ISO Range
  • Max Image Size
  • Digital Zoom

From The above comparison, you can understand there is no noticeable upgrade in DJI mini 3 over DJI mini 2 except for the camera. If you are a new buyer, you can try this little drone, but if you are already an owner of a mini 2 then invest your money wisely.

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