DJI Mini 4 pro lightweight drone ahead to launch: Check its camera, specification and more details

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DJI Mini 4 pro lightweight drone ahead to launch: Check its camera, specification and more details (Images:
DJI Mini 4 pro lightweight drone ahead to launch: Check its camera, specification and more details (Images:

Delhi : The latest "Pro" version of DJI's entry-level drone, the DJI Mini 4 Pro, was just introduced. Finally, it offers omnidirectional obstacle detection, a capability that is very crucial for new users and dramatically improves tracking skills. The DJI Mini 3 Pro, which it replaces, used the same sensor, but this model includes 4K 100p high-speed (slow motion) filming. Let's go right to the specifics. In order to comply with restrictions in many nations that call for you to have some kind of drone license or certification that permits you to fly it legally, DJI's entry-level line of drones, the "Mini" series, has always weighed less than 250 grams (249 grams, to be exact).

DJI Mini 4 Pro adds omnidirectional capability for obstacle detection and avoidance.

They finally succeeded with the DJI Mini 4 Pro, which has omnidirectional obstacle detecting and the ability to fly laterally without any blind areas. This then significantly improves its tracking ability.

DJI Mini 4 Pro's ActiveTrack 360°

DJI drones include a number of automated or semi-automatic tracking functions that even novice pilots may use to complete very difficult pictures. When employing tracking functions in earlier versions of the Mini, there was a higher chance of the drone crashing if one or more directions weren't covered by the drone's obstacle detecting because many of these features allow the drone to fly independently. Three modes are available in FocusTrack: Spotlight, Point of Interest, and ActiveTrack 360°. According to DJI, tracking accuracy has significantly increased, thus after losing the subject, the system should now be able to auto-recognize and replan the tracking route right away. Using ActiveTrack 360o technology, the new Trace Wheel Interface in the DJI Mini 4 Pro enables the straightforward execution of quite difficult motions. Image source: DJI

The new omnidirectional obstacle detection allows for path planning ahead of time while avoiding barriers, which should lead to more steady and fluid tracking.

Same image sensor, improved processing

Due to the similarities in specifications, the DJI Mini 4 Pro and Mini 3 Pro appear to have the same sensor: 48MP stills resolution, 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor, f/1.7 aperture, and 4K/60fps HDR video. DJI says that a new platform for image processing is what allows the drone to capture 4K/100fps, which is ideal for slow-motion cinematography. The Mini 3 Pro could only produce 120 frames per second in 1080p resolution, and most DJI drones have never looked well in that setting.

In Night Shots video mode, according to DJI, an "enhanced noise reduction algorithm" will result in less noise coming from the same sensor. It would be interesting to see if low-light images are more useful with the new drone because tiny sensor drones are often not very good in low light (and in fact, flying them in the dark is forbidden in many countries).

The Mini 4 Pro supports 10-bit D-Log M recording, much as the Mini 3 Pro. As soon as the Mini 3 Pro was released, this capability was introduced via a firmware update, making many of my initial results far less important. For this reason, I shelved my completed video evaluation before publishing (in case you were wondering why we never published a review for the DJI Mini 3 Pro). Along with 48MP RAW and Smart Photo technology (an automated mode that analyzes the kind of scene and enhances HDR shooting), there is also HLG recording for video.

Authentic vertical shooting

The DJI Mini 4 Pro can flip its camera 90 degrees to genuinely capture "real" vertical video, like with its predecessor, to meet the pervasive demand for 9:16 vertical video for platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

O4 picture transmission, maximum flight duration of 34 minutes

Since the DJI Mini 4 Pro transmits video using DJI's O4 technology (1080p/60fps), you may anticipate extremely reliable and excellent wireless video transmission.

The Intelligent flying Battery Plus, which is available separately, may extend the maximum flying time from 34 minutes to 45 minutes. However, using this battery will put you above the 250-gram weight restriction.

Pricing and accessibility

The DJI Mini 4 Pro is available in a variety of packages, and you can choose to purchase the drone along with either the DJI RC-N2 or the DJI RC2 remote controller. Prices for the DJI Mini 4 Pro Fly More Combo begin at EUR 1,129 and GBP 979, respectively.