DJI Mini 3 Update All The Latest !
All the latest got that coming up next Music bill. The drone reviewer here, if you like the content of this video or anything on my channel, make sure you hit the subscribe button and ring the notification bell. So you dont miss any future content. With that lets begin. The other night i hosted rotor talk, live and was joined by very special guests. Johnny alfonso johnny drone flyer and ray kelly captain ray kelly. We discussed all the latest regarding the dji mini 3, including the release date, pricing, specs and a whole lot more so without any further ado. Lets roll that clip in its entirety were at that point in the program that you know its its the min its mini. Three time and what were going to do is i want to go through a lot of the tweets from diels drone and jasper ellen, and then i want to go through one of the articles from. I think it was from drone dj and then were going to kind of try to get some perspective on this because ive gotten a lot of questions about. You know the release date and when the products going to ship and um, you know the specs and everything and pricing, and all that so im going to go im going to take this step by step here. So i love the leaks. I love these leaks. You know that they, oh purposeful, leaks by dji. You know people excited about it very good people about marketing.
Yes right, you are 100 right and dji has gotten very smart with that, because you know what heres heres, how much this is costing them all right. Its not costing them a dime and theyre getting all this publicity from this, which i think is fantastic. Okay, um this is from deals. Drone 829 euros has been confirmed on two dealers site, okay. Now, of course, this is in another language. Um and i dont know what that language is but um, you know youre seeing um and apparently i dont know if these are options down here or not so now were going to move on next price right thats, you know not too expensive um. I also received news that the release date of the mini 3 pro has been changed to may 10th. It is unlikely. Dji will be delayed again so well, so we will see the teaser poster on may second or third, okay, thats, just a that would john yeah. So latest mini 3 pro render, i saw in a chinese article im sure all promotion picks will leak soon too people can find this. The rest is just too close to ignore, and then we talked about joining his facebook group ive seen these different eu stories listening to many three pros configurations. This is why i had no doubt about them, but it appears the shops have learned how to hide their products. Usually, when i tweet something like this, we will see a spec sheet soon, ciao and im going to bring this up here.
Dji mini 3 pro fly more kit, dji mini 3 pro single unit, dji mini 3, pro uh with dji rc, remote controller dji mini 3, pro um smart with the smart controller, and i dont know what the um difference is here with this. But we see some prices and i think you know. Of course, you know this is just a fly more kit and thats just for a single thats just for the drone itself – and this is with the the remote controller and um im, not quite sure what this one would be on the end down there so yeah. I dont know many meant i dont know what that one would be. I could understand – and we talked a little bit about drone nation last night at that. I think it was 6.99 if you have the controller from the mini 2, and you know thats really, probably not a bad price at 700. If you have the control already, because if you dont, you may want to, you, know, buy out of one with the controller, and i guess thats with one battery so so theyre going to, let you actually buy just a drone. Is that what youre saying yeah? Oh yeah yeah, absolutely yeah theyll. Let you buy a drone without a controller right which i think is a smart move, because you know if you had the mini. If you have the air 2s, the mini 2 uh, you got the same controller in the air 2s.
So the air 2s and the air too, so you got the same controller like you got the same controller three times so yeah ive never charged out have any of you tried to swap yours out. I have not yeah its gon na be real interesting to see how that works, but i think its also its also a smart move with dji, because i think that means what were going to see here were going to go over this article here in a second. I think what that means here is youll see a dji rc remote controller, whatever theyre going to call this a la carte meaning just by itself, so you can buy that and add that to the drone, if you want um, you know, and maybe, instead of getting A fly more kit, you get a couple of batteries instead and then buy your own case, thats the controller with the display, which is, i guess, its, not a true, a smart controller, but it does have a display. You know right right right, exactly okay, this article on drone xl, the launch date of the mini three pro is rumored to be delayed until later in may and then um. The release date is may 10th jasper ellen says its unclear why it would have been delayed. One possible reason: the drone maker wants to make sure the drone is completely finished, with all features operational and ready to apply. Dji wants to prevent another mavic 3 debacle flagship drone is shipped to customers without many of the promised features.
Still is ongoing selling issues. Six months later, okay and then ultimately, possibly more likely gj could be faced with cover 19 related shipping and supply issues, as the virus recently flared up in china – and i want to talk about this for a second here um, you know a lot of people. Dont know theyre, they are super stringent over in china, with their lockdowns i mean i was. I was seeing some some things about that on the news i mean uh, you know to their their people are basically locked in their places. Theyre theyre not going out and theyre, they have a zero tolerance policy, so i think that a lot of things have slowed down in china to a crawl um. But, as i said before, were going to talk about the shipping of this. I dont, i think the product is already here um, but were gon na were gon na talk about that here in a minute were gon na go to this article here, uh mini three pros appear on the website of a dutch retailer specializing in rc, including most Important specifications – the mini three will have a one over one 1.3 inch cmos sensor with support for hdr video recordings were possible in 4k, 60 frames per second um photos can be taken in 48 megapixel raw apas 4.0 ensures safe flight operations. I want to stop right. There guys 4k 60 frames per second on a mini drone, its going to be an amazing camera.
Theres, no doubt about it. I mean it used to be as far as in dgis consumer lineup. You had to get a phantom 4 pro to get that and were talking about a mini now and were talking yeah exactly. You know how far this technology has evolved, its come down to get down to the mini, and i think thats incredible. It really is. You know, because you know phantom 4 is a pretty its trust me. It was one of my favorite drones ever i really love my phantom 4 pro v 2.0, but you know size and thats thats the name of the game. Okay and were were going going to a whole new platform, and you know – and i want to talk about something here in a minute now – um filming in 4k, 60 frames per second 48 megapixel raw photos, um obstacle, detection flight modes, flight time, um active track 4.0 Spotlight 2.0 point of interest: 3.0: its going to have a pass 4.0 um. You know, and then – and i know you guys talked a little bit about this last night. You know – and this is something that has really piqued my interest in this drone – a battery that goes for 47 minutes, okay, thats a long time bill – i was just in here. Thinking about that. Are we really now are we? Are we getting what we wish for because youre like me, man, 47 minutes in the air, would be like? Oh my god, im ready to come down.
You better have a big sd card in your drone. I got to tell you that yeah somebody said it last night: youd have to change the sd card uh before the battery runs out. You know yeah yeah thats, you know and its a good its a good problem, but but you realistically i mean you think about it and and lets say for for arguments – sake, youre, probably going to get more, like maybe 35 to maybe 40 minutes. Okay, you know you know weather and wind and all that kind of kind of good stuff. But even that i mean you know: ive gotten almost ive gotten almost a half hour uh on on my mavic 3. Okay, not quite about 25 minutes, okay, which i think is incredible. All right and ive never had the occasion to need to film something for more than 20 minutes. Okay, but i think you know this 47. It really intrigues me – and i think, thats great, especially if youre on a shoot and – and i think, theyre kind of theyre kind of making a statement with this theyre saying this just isnt for hobbyists, okay, you know you could be a professional and get this drone And you know 4k 60 frames per second be able to shoot some great scenery. You know and have that that run time up there to get some great shots, youll see a lot of professionals starting to use it. They will be no doubt about it.
I i agree and – and i think one of the other things that we see here – okay, you know obstacle: detection, apas, 4.0 um, you know active track. Um, you know these are this? Was software again? You know there was a point in time. You know it wasnt. On the lower class drones, it was only on the phantom series. Okay and now you know you know what youre getting on this mini. Three is is just awesome. I mean its just its just incredible. I im just im just really tickled about this drone yeah. I would agree man just just the flight time and the characteristics of uh what the camera is going to be. I know lon talked about, you know. I had to all tell nano and of course, the low light capability of that drone is a little bit different, but this drone here will definitely be uh, a great drone to having your backpack and the smaller you know and what we always lose track of in The united states, its not a big deal for us, but other parts of the world, its definitely a big big deal under the 250., so you know were very small uh. You know sales uh in in the united states as far as the whole dji is concerned, but you know theyll theyll do absolutely itll be the drone to get. I can tell you that thats a good point johnny. It really is.
You know – and i dont worry about it so much here. Obviously in europe over there warren you know um, you know especially up in canada. You know theres different classes of licenses up there and um. You know with this kind of a drone. You know you dont. This kind of skirts a lot of that and same over and over over in europe and other countries as well too, and i think thats. Why. You know one of the things that i really like in what im. Seeing from looking at a lot of the pictures and taking a good long look at it, i think one of the things that really hasnt been talked about is how aerodynamic this is going to be, and i think how it was built to be able to withstand Wind, okay, because everybody thinks a 250 or sub gram – drone, oh its going to get pushed around like crazy. You know look out its not going to do. No, i think they have done their homework with this. I think its going to withstand win extremely well. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised at how well this drone flies. Yeah. The angle of flight is definitely gon na be uh. You know like the nano we were talking about last night. It flies flat so and thats. What makes it really slow? I think, but but you know the mini too: the mini two gets up and uh goes pretty damn good.
So if the mini, the three is like that uh itll itll even be fast and long was thinking. You know, i think itd be somewhere between 35 and 40 miles an hour. Well, you know they had flown my original mini. You know and – and i know youre talking about the mini three here, but the original mini was so light. The wind affected that drone and it was though the wind warning – would go on so much a lot yeah. It did, and i hope that with this drone and youre, probably right bill, it wont i dont think it will ray and i think – and i agree with my mini two – you know it would be like id get up there and be like oops wind warning. You know you know, and you know theres. Sometimes you can ignore them and other times you really cant, okay, um and you got to pay attention. You got to be real careful with that. You know because the next thing you know you know youre filing a claim with state farm or youre contacting dji care refresh, because you know your your drone went in the water or crashed and is not recoverable, and you know youre youre youre, really out of luck At that point in time, whats, the wind level does that. Did i see that anywhere has have we not no, that and thats a good point level level? Five again, like i mean i would think, but its just funny that you havent seen i havent seen it im, not saying its not out there im sure it is, but uh yeah.
I havent really seen anything on that and i think one of the other things that i wanted to mention tonight was – and i know you guys talked a little bit about it last night. Is you know conspicuously? You know this hasnt hit the fcc database yet right, and you know that you know a lot of people are worried about it and heres. What i say about this: okay, the spark when it was released. It didnt hit the fcc database until the actual release date. Yeah thats perfectly fine, you know its just. You know they already have their approval from the fcc. Okay, thats a done deal. You know, thats, not a problem, but a lot of people are all helped up about it and everything. One of the things that i wanted to talk about with both of you, okay, you know weve seen all the pro weve kind of seen and got a good idea what the pricing and the structure is going to be, and everything regarding that um. You know, i see a lot of people who are, i dont know if i want to use the word complaining, but you know upset about the pricing and upset because you know its its a higher price and everything, and you know a couple of things i want To say, and then i want to hear your guyss thoughts first thing is and ive always said this is, you know, theres a lot that goes into these drones, okay, with research and development.
Okay, it doesnt just you know these drones just dont happen by accident and you can see the mini threes, a totally radical new design, completely different from the mini two. I mean they did this from from from from the ground up all right. You know you get a lot of value for your dollar with dji drones, okay and realize something too. Okay, if you, when you look at the specs of this drone okay, this really is geared toward im gon na call it upper level hobbyists, okay, um, you know ones like us who are you, know, knowledgeable and and and want to get some great. You know video or pictures and on a great platform, okay, this isnt, the kind of drone that i think a 20 year old or a 25 year old, is gon na go out and buy okay, thats good youre gon na the mini 2 is going to be Around for a while and thats going to be the kind of drone for them, but for this mini 3 i think its youre. Looking at it, people whove been around drones for a while people who know what theyre doing with them and and and really get the most out of them, and i want to hear your guyss thoughts on this. You know i agree bill. The only thing yeah, you know, price wise, you know i bought the nano and it was. It was 900 bucks and i will say this, you know i know a lot of people wigged out, but you know for what it does in a in a way its flying.
I know you know marcus, they had a. You know problem over it in florida, but we still working on that. I hope they, you know ill, tell them something about that, but you know i dont think uh. You know, phones up computers up foods up. Everything is up, so i dont think were going to get. I say: uh uh, you know we want all these features and were going to have to pay for it. You got to step up to the plate and uh. You know even a bigger battery that battery. I think will put that drone over 250 to battery thatll, get you to 47 minutes. So you know theyre gon na give you some options, but they all give you an option to buy a drone without a controller which will save you. I dont know what a controller is: 100 bucks, probably 119, but uh. You know we want, you know, were kind of getting what we wish for. You know, besides apple, if you think about it. You know, if you look at other prices of computer parts, you know they have. One of apple has kind of held their price because theyre so big and manufacture a lot of their own parts but uh. You know dji, i just dont think were going to see you know if you want to buy 299 drones, yeah youre going to be going to get the se yeah yeah. You know so yeah id like to play it.
If you want something good its true, though you know and again you know, im im, not a big fan of spending a lot of money on like a starter, drone type of thing, you know, get your feet with a less expensive drone and uh. I i like the idea that dji is going to separate it. You could just buy the drone. You know thats thats, a good thing um, but somebody whos just getting into the hobby. This is not a drone for them. Right, like, like you just said, johnny, the mini sc is a good starter drone. You know and uh im to wait and see im not going to rush right out and buy it thats for sure, because you know i got the air 2. I got the air 2s and of course i got the mini, the the mavic 3 and i love those drones and theyre, not really big drones. I mean you talk a mini versus a mavic. I carry my mavic and my backpack now, and it goes with me on most days its in my car right, so yeah i mean its. Basically, i think what its going to do is is taking the place of the air 2. The air 2 will no longer be so youll settle in with the se, the mini 2, the mini 3, the air 2s and then the mavic 3. You know and thats kind of going to be your your lineup uh anywhere from uh.
What 299 to 200 bucks! You know, i think i actually reduced the uh air 3 and mavic 3 to uh about 150 bucks. Recently yeah yeah they just they didnt, know kind of weird and kind of quick that they did that. But hey you know that im sure they got a reason for it. You know you know. Um acaracho asked a real good question. Does the mini three squash of future air? Three, i would say yes um, i dont think youre gon na see, i think youre youre. Looking the air 2s is going to be the last iteration of the air that you see and thats unfortunate, because i i think you guys you guys, will agree thats an incredible drone. Okay, the air 2s. It does. It does almost everything that the mavic 3 does. Um in a smaller package, easier to transport, just a real joy to fly that drone its really a lot of fun and itll, be itll last two or three more years easily. Well, even even longer than that yeah and i see uh drone guys saying that johnny, the se is discontinued, which probably it is, i guess so itll be the mini two, the mini three, the drone guys saying unless hes discontinued, yeah, thats, interesting, yeah and sc was A combination of kind of the mini one and the mini two: i guess it was the mini two motors uh, you know with the cam. You know.
I know one thing i like that: the name of that channel the drone guy Laughter. Well, you know, you know in one thing and we kind of touched on this a little bit, but i think being able to you know buy if you want to buy the drone by itself um. If you want to buy it, and you know get that remote controller, you can do that. If you want to buy the fly more kit separately, you can do that um. You know this kind of started when the mavic 2 came out, because what they did was you know the mavic 2 pro and mavic 2 zoom and the fly more kit was in a separate box, which i thought was absolutely fantastic because we saw it when we Were in brooklyn – and i said you know what this makes a whole lot of sense, instead of just having this massive box with everything in it, you know, sell that separately and thats what they did and then you know one of the things that i have noticed That dji does, though, which they kind of early on you know. If you want a lot of these options, all right, i think what dji does is, for example, with the fly more kits, these extra bat you wont be able to buy extra batteries, for example, or extra props right away, because what happens is they save those for The fly more kits all right – and you know maybe a month or so down the road before you can buy those, because ive tried doing that before yeah you came out, they were, they were selling batteries on ebay for, like you know, like 50 bucks more because People had bought the flyboard and if you ordered just a one battery, you couldnt get an extra battery for a longer yeah yeah, you couldnt and, and you know, and that was on uh.
You know, and then i learned you know after doing that – one of the times that i think i think was when i bought the air too um. You know air 2s. No, when the when i, when i had the air too, i was trying to you know. I just bought the the drone by itself. I was going to buy another battery and a couple other things, these accessories werent available for at least another 30 or 45 days, and its really, you know its frustrating until i figured out exactly what was going on that that they were saved for the fly more Kits and thats, why thats? Why thats why it was like that, so i mean, but you know i think, theyve done it is the way to go, though youre going to buy a drone. The fly more really is right, because you know you really, you know and again talking about getting value for the dollar kind of a thing. I think it really kind of. Does that? Okay, you really get a lot of bang for your buck when you get the fly more kit, although i know a lot of people – and i know myself included those cases that come with a fly, more kit yeah, you know theyre, maybe good for a day trip. Okay, theyre not good to travel with okay, theyre, like if youre going out to the beach or wherever or park, and going to shoot those cases are fine.
But for you know, if youre traveling or doing anything, you know you need to get a real case yeah. I got about 10 of them under here. I only use a hard case as me, but you know yeah im the same way. Im the same with john ill. Tell look same thing: you know the bag doll tail came in. You know you just cant uh. I dont know its just to me: i got a guinea, i got a mini. I got the mini right here sitting a case. You know that came with it. You know so yeah you know and for me well, you know for from at home. You know my controllers already set up with my with my mav mount and its good to go. I mean all i need to do is pop the battery and the drone uh pop my phone in the in the cradle and hook it up and its good to go. You know i have it already set up, so i dont you know its like when i travel its in the case, but thats the way that i kind of do it like that. Yeah stephen ewan is making a good point about batteries. They all kind of getting a little picky on on shipping batteries lately you know it seems like yeah and – and you know – and i think part of this too and a lot of people dont realize this and thats a good point.
Stephen thank you for bringing that up. Is you know, theres chips inside the batteries too, because these batteries are smart batteries. Okay, um, you know, and – and i think you know we kind of touched on a little bit about you – know um, with whats, going on with apple and and the supply and demand thing. A lot of this is because of the chips and a lot of these chips are made over in china, and you know, for example, you know when i bought my new car last year. I had to wait a while and its because of the chips. Thats just kind of the way it was with this right now so um. You know that thats, where things are i mean, i mean pure and simple its just so exciting, though, when a new drone is coming out. You know all the hype about it. You just get so excited and you know youre wondering how its going to be and when its going to be released – and you know how much its going to be its just a lot of excitement. You know and im looking forward to this mini 3 pro its going to be good right and its going to be good on a lot of circles and im, anxious im, anxious to see how it does in the weather, because you know living in florida. You know you know, we we get the weather changes, wait, wait 10 minutes and its gon na change to something else.
You know, um, you know, and the wind is wind can be pretty good when youre on the coast either coast in florida. The wind wind will kick up, so you got to be prepared for that kind of stuff and and im real anxious to see how this drone is going to do in the wind im real excited about that. You know bill im so so disappointed. I slept in today and it was a beautiful sunrise. No wind, i should have got up and went and filmed and flew, but i didnt well yeah. You know and thats one thing that i notice here is when the sun comes up. You know the more the sun comes up. You know that wind really picks up. You know in in when the sun sets. You know, ive noticed like at sunset its like almost calm, theres theres. No, you know theres no kind of problems with that. So uh somebodys had my front legs and i the front legs yes, but it lands. On a battery, i mean, as far as landing on the battery doesnt it bill. It looks like yeah theres kind of like these protruding. I dont want to call them legs, but ill call them. You know for lack of a better term. You probably call them lakes but theyre real short little plastic pieces on the bottom of the drone right yeah. I saw that uh. So you know i dont. I dont know about that so um, so so bill and johnny.
Are you guys going to get the mini three when it comes out? Absolutely yes, yeah im, not im, not gon na im, not gon na beat around the bush and say maybe you know yeah. Yes, im getting it yeah and you know, and rays right theres a lot of excitement when, when a drone gets released with good cause – and you know part of this is the community builds up, builds up. The excitement, which is good and dji, absolutely loves it because it gives them an absolute, a ton of publicity and the other thing that theyve gotten really smart is that they do these releases online. That theyre, not you know they dont, hold an event anymore, because those events cost them a lot of money. I mean they were great, they were first class, but it cost them a lot of money yeah. I will say, though, people in the chat, if you, if youre thinking about getting a mini 2, you know – and i i mean dont wait. The mini 2 is a great drone. You know its the price points. A lot will be a lot better and uh. You know you will you will love the mini too, so you know dont be afraid to to get a mini too. Just to say, hey, im, gon na wait and you know, spend four or five more hundred on many three i dont i dont say that you would need it, but the mini two flies really really good and ray brought up the point about the yeah, the mini.
The mini is very light and it did have you know wind problems or wind warnings, and you even get them on a very seldom. Do you get them on a mini too, but but a mini 2 is a great drone for the value right now and its been reduced a little bit to it with the platform. So you can pick up a great drone for what 499. I think it is. Maybe yeah yeah yeah. Well, you know the air 2s has been. You know, theyve been discounting that as well too. So um, you know its its a good time right now, question of the day.