The DJI Mini 3 series could launch with multiple models
The idea that DJI will launch new drones soon has been floating around since December, when @DealsDrone published a hardware release roadmap for 2022. Last week, an alleged photo of the DJI Mini 3 Pro appeared, which we have discussed separately. In short, the image showed that DJI has overhauled its Mini drone with a new design and a revised controller.
Additionally, @DealsDrone has now commented on what features to expect from the Mini 3 series. It is worth clarifying that DJI has not begun teasing any new drones yet, while @DealsDrone admits their expectations are a forecast. Hence, they have not gathered their information from DJI's supply chain or equivalent sources.
According to @DealsDrone, the Mini 3 series could launch with a 1/1.3-inch CMOS image sensor. The leaker adds that the sensor should have an f/1.7 aperture and a 24 mm equivalent focal length, but these details were already known from Jasper Ellens' leaked image. However, @DealsDrone adds that the Mini 3 series could have a titled gimbal, which would allow it to record vertical photos and videos.
Moreover, @DealsDrone expects the Mini 3 series to support 3-axis obstacle avoidance, potentially making DJI's next drones simpler to control than their predecessors. Unsurprisingly, @DealsDrone believes that the Mini 3 series will feature ActiveTrack and OcuSync 3 technologies, among others. Incidentally, the same leaker asserts that DJI may release up to three Mini 3 variants too, distinguished by weight. Theoretically, DJI could unveil a sub-250 g model with a CE class 0 mark, along with a heavier model that has longer battery life. The DJI Mini 3 series is rumoured to debut in April.