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DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Air 2S: which is the better choice?

Josh Spires | 11 May, 2022 | News

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The new DJI Mini 3 Pro has been released and is now within range of the older DJI Air 2S. Let's take a closer look at all the differences between the two drones.

Which drone is right for you?

If you want the larger 1-inch sensor capable of 5.4k video and a larger drone that can withstand the wind a little better the Air 2S is the drone for you. The Air 2S also features DJI AirSense (ADB-S) which will notify you of manned aircraft nearby.

If you are wanting a drone with a great camera, the peace of mind obstacle avoidance brings for less than the Air 2S and aren't worried about a smaller sensor size the Mini 3 Pro is the drone for you.

Both drones are amazing deals, and you really can't go wrong with either.

DJI Mini 3 Pro DJI Air 2S
Weight Less than 249 grams 595 grams
Dimensions
  • Folded: 145x90x62 mm
  • Unfolded: 171x245x62 mm
  • Unfolded (with propellers): 251x362x70 mm
  • Folded: 180x97x77 mm
  • Unfolded: 1183x253x77 mm
Camera sensor size 1/1.3-inch sensor 1-inch sensor
Aperture f/1.7 f/2.8
Max video resolution
  • 4k/60fps video
  • 4k/30fps HDR video
5.4k/30fps video
Photo resolution 48MP RAW photos 20MP RAW photos
Max flight time
  • 34 minutes (standard battery)
  • 47 minutes (plus battery)
  • 31 minutes
Max flight speed (no wind)
  • 16m/s (S mode)
  • 10m/s (N mode)
  • 6m/s (C mode)
  • 19m/s (S mode)
  • 15m/s (N mode)
  • 5m/s (C mode)
Wind resistance 10.7 metres per second (Level 5) 10.7 metres (Level 5)
Max transmission range Up to 12km at 1080p/30fps Up to 12km at 1080p/30fps
ADS-B (DJI AirSense) N/A Yes
Obstacle avoidance
  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Downward
  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Downward
  • Upward
Smart shooting modes
  • ActiveTrack 4.0
  • Point of Interest 3.0
  • Spotlight 2.0
  • MasterShots
  • Timelapse
  • Vertical shooting
  • ActiveTrack 4.0
  • Point of Interest 3.0
  • Spotlight 2.0
  • MasterShots
  • Timelapse
Price

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