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DJI Mini 3 Pro vs DJI Mini 3— Which Should I Get?

Posted by Drone Nerds on Dec 28, 2022 2:32:39 PM

If you didn’t already know, DJI had yet another release in its Mini series—the DJI Mini 3.
Between so many new consumer products, buyers’ heads are spinning…so which drone is right for you?  Let’s take a closer look at the Mini 3 and compare it to its older brother, the Mini 3 Pro.

Key Differences
Price is always going to be a driving factor in consumers’ decisions. The Mini 3 Pro is one of the most affordable drones DJI has to offer, starting at $669 solo; the Mini 3 offers users more or less the same flagship features, with a lower price tag of $469. For those who already have a compatible DJI controller, the $200 difference may not matter. If you’re a first-time flyer and you need all the equipment to fly, the Mini 3 Fly More Combo with the standard RC starts off at $718—a little pricier, but still more affordable than most drone sets.

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How to Bind the DJI RC with Other DJI Drones

Posted by Drone Nerds on Dec 27, 2022 2:18:08 PM

DJI upgraded its standard remote controllers to the DJI RC, giving pilots a complete experience with an incredible, bright, FHD display that allows users to fly their drones without needing a smartphone connection for FPV views.

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Introducing: DJI O3 Air Unit—The Cutting-Edge in Video Transmission

Posted by Drone Nerds on Nov 23, 2022 9:16:01 AM

Ready to go the distance and take your FPV experience to new heights?

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Topics: O3 Air Unit

Mavic 3— New Firmware Update Offers Cruise Control & Other Great Features

Posted by Drone Nerds on Nov 11, 2022 2:36:52 PM

DJI keeps boosting the Mavic 3’s capabilities—shortly after adding the Mavic 3 Classic to the series, DJI released a new firmware update that unlocks several new features.

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The Mavic 3 Classic is Here—Which Drone in the Mavic 3 Series is Right for You?

Posted by Drone Nerds on Nov 7, 2022 11:17:33 AM

DJI has dropped an addition to its Mavic 3 series drones, the Mavic 3 Classic, expanding its lineup of consumer drones. The launch of the Mavic 3 Classic came shortly after DJI added the Mavic 3 Enterprise as an entry-level, transitional drone for commercial application.

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Drone Flight Basics—How Does a Drone Communicate with its RC?

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 30, 2022 6:13:07 PM

In order to properly fly your drone, you have to know how it works—it’s important to have a basic understanding of how a drone connects to the controller, and what limitations exist. By having a firm grasp on how the drone operates, you can minimize the chances of crashing or losing your drone.

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Topics: FPV, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mavic Series Drones, FPV Goggles, DJI Mini 3 Pro, Drone Pilot, DJI Avata, DJI Goggles 2

DJI Osmo Mobile 6—The Ultimate Smartphone Gimbal

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 22, 2022 4:07:34 PM

Looking to get professional, ultra-stable video but don’t want to invest in a pro-grade camera?

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Meet the All-New Insta360 Sphere—the Latest in 360° Action

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 19, 2022 5:33:23 PM

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Topics: FPV, New Release, drone photography, gimbal, DJI Air 2S, travel drones, mini drones, Insta360, 360° action camera

Meet The All New Action Camera—The DJI Osmo Action 3

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 14, 2022 5:36:52 PM

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Enhanced Drone Photography—ND Filter Basics

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 9, 2022 5:58:50 PM

Neutral Density filters, commonly known as ND filters, are great accessories that can help creators capture incredible aerial photography and videography, regardless of weather or lighting conditions.

Some of the most popular ND filters on the market have been developed by DJI for their Mavic series drone and professional-grade cinematography gimbals, like the Ronin 4D. Let’s take a look at what ND filters are, and how they can elevate even the most basic drone photography into professional imagery.

As the name would describe, ND filters are lenses that can be attached to the front of the camera lens of a drone or camera. They reduce the amount of light that enters the camera, changing the exposure of the final image. This works exceptionally well when trying to highlight movement in an image, which is great for outdoor and dynamic photography. Keep in mind that overexposure, even when working with ND filters, is linked to the proper use of the ideal shutter speed, ISO, and aperture for your shots. For example, you can combine an ND filter and a fast shutter speed to capture a more natural motion blur, allowing you to take more dynamic footage of moving objects. On the contrary, a lower shutter speed will enhance a blur effect; if you combine an ND Filter and a slow shutter speed, you may end up with a very blurry photo.

While ND filters may be easy to attach to the camera lens, the user must know how to properly use them and have a basic understanding of the triangle of exposure. ND filters affect the shutter speed and the amount of light that enters through the camera lens—if you don’t know how to use them properly, your images can become messy. Since an ND filter is just that –a filter– you will need to consider how long you need to allow the right amount of light to filter into the camera; meaning that the darker your filter, the longer you will need to have your shutter open to allow in the right amount of light. ND filters also allow you to have a larger aperture, supporting brighter light filtration without overexposing the image—this results in sharp, focused images. When used properly, ND filters will allow you to enhance aerial imagery, but if used incorrectly, your results will be blurry, dark, or underexposed images from improper light penetration. 

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Topics: Mavic 3, DJI FPV, DJI Mavic 3, drone photography, DJI Mavic Series Drones, DJI Ronin 4D, DJI Air 2S