Little by little, DJI, the specialist brand in photography and video accessories, is finding itself alone with its personal use drones. Its biggest rival, Skydio, exited this market to prioritize the enterprise sector in a strategy that is yet to be seen if it succeeds. As a result, DJI has attempted to fill this void with a drone boasting some rather intriguing features: omnidirectional obstacle detection and 4K video recording, making it a remarkable gadget.
The update that the Mini 3 Pro needed
The DJI Mini 3 Pro was one of users’ favorite drones, but it had one drawback that needed to be addressed in everyday use: it could feel extremely comfortable to operate and maneuver with ease, but it was prone to crashing into trees and dense areas. The company has attempted to address this issue through a dual strategy: first, reducing its wingspan size to make accidental propeller collisions less likely, and second, adding an omnidirectional binocular vision system, which could result in a significant improvement if it functions properly.
In terms of technical specifications, the DJI Mini 4 Pro shares significant similarities with the DJI Air 3, improving upon the specifications of the previous version. With a 1/1.3-inch sensor and 48 megapixels at f/1.7, it now competes in a much higher league. It also boasts a flight autonomy of around 40 minutes, which it had previously, but now includes the omnidirectional obstacle avoidance system, 4K video at 100 frames per second, or Full HD at 200 frames per second. Moreover, its Ocusync 4 video transmission distance has reached a maximum of 20 kilometers.
With all these features, the DJI Mini 4 Pro manages to increase its functionality, maximum flight range, and most importantly, enhance the drone’s safety during operation. Undoubtedly, it’s a significant upgrade worth considering if you’re looking to replace your current drone.