DJI MINI 3 PRO – ULTIMATE Video Comparison VS Mini 2 + Air 2S + Autel Nano +

DJI MINI 3 PRO – ULTIMATE Video Comparison VS Mini 2 + Air 2S + Autel Nano +

Wondered how good the DJI Mini 3 pro video quality is compared with its main rivals the DJI Mini 2, DJI Air 2s or even the Autel Nano + ? Look no further, In this 4 way comparison you can decide for yourself which you think is the best! All video was filmed at 4K @ 30fps, Neutral Exposure in Auto settings

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46 Comments

  1. Richard C on May 19, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Brilliant comparison Gav. It was all perfectly executed mate. I liked number 2 👍

  2. Sk Nazib ul Alam on May 19, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Love from India 🇮🇳

  3. harryhorton on May 19, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Going to watch again Now

  4. Sargsmith on May 19, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I do wonder how they would all compare with editing done to each. The Air 2s definitely seemed less vibrant, but the picture quality was very good. Seems a lot had to do with how the drone internally balanced colors and less to do with pure picture quality. Out of the box, the Nano really surprised me.

  5. Donology on May 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Wow that video was very well done. I thought the nano plus then the mini 3 to be honest..

  6. Ken Millard on May 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Great vid so glad i got nano + 4312

  7. Rui Rodrigues on May 19, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    For me it’s just newer tech. I like new tech and the Mini 3 at the end of the day has a better camera than my Mini 2, seems to have the same or better wind resistance and here in Canada sub 250g drones literally have no restrictions…can go as far as you like and as high as you like. Transport Canada just has what we call the "don’t do anything stupid" recommendation for sub 250g drones so…pretty much why I have one on order.

  8. Steven Carey on May 19, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Very useful video Gavin. I guessed 4 was the Nano plus because I had watched some other videos where it performed very well. Surprised to see that the Air 2S was not as good as the mini drones.

  9. InteractiveDNA on May 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    4 the Nano+ watching in a phone. Best image quality in colors, dynamic range and definition. There is not sharpening and yes definition vs the Mini 3 Pro has a lot sharpened edges and some parts blurry pixels.

  10. Fulwood phantom on May 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Number 4👍

  11. MrRaymond1021 on May 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    No matter what, I Still think the A2S is king of the drone sky? It’s my favorite of all the above drones. I know that the Mini 3 is great, but it’s to weak when it comes to wind, and I don’t trust it when the winds start to pick up.
    I will put it in second place, of course Autel has a great camera but it’s worse than the Mini 3. So, I put that in last place. That’s my personal line up of the drones on this video.
    Of course, I understand that some people will disagree with me, but that’s what this video is about right, our own preference?
    Thanks again for sharing. I thought it was an interesting video. Thanks again. 👍👍👍

  12. harryhorton on May 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    That was a great Video Gavin – straight away 2 & 4, my Fav`s – great picture quality they just looked the best to me – 1 & 3 looked a little washed out lacking in vibrancy and life.

  13. Ivor England on May 19, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Wow. What a great test. Could just be my particular preference. Could be that I watched this on an iPad but my preference was 4,2,1,3 – best to worse. Not at all what I was expecting. Thanks Gavin. You are the drone man!

  14. Wayne Stobbart on May 19, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Torn between 2 & 4 finally picked 2 towards the end 👍

  15. Corporate Creative Productions on May 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Number 4 Nano + was very good – almost the best out of the four!

  16. Steve O’Neill on May 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Gavin,
    Have I got this correct, did video shots of ‘Drone 4’ show with a label of ‘3’?

  17. NUeB on May 19, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    06:18 – That particular downward looking footage from the mini 3 is so much out of focus, what was going wrong there? I expected that to be much sharper so I didn’t think it’s actually the mini 3 first time I saw this. @GAVINHR – another YouTuber said that mini 3 records 10 bit video when in D–Cinelike mode, can you confirm this?

  18. Typemyusernamehere on May 19, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    4 was most pleasing to the eye, on all tests, dji got work to do. this was a very good test, now i shall watch it again to see if knowing which is which, will influence my second decision, since i’m brainwashed into liking the mini 3 best after watching weeks worth of hype reviews. Maybe i’ll get wasted and try to forget which is which so i can take the test again :p

  19. Joshua Childs on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Ese atuendo me vuelve loco KISSSSSS.Uno loco contigo y tienes ese cuerpo curvilíneo, hiciste un buen trabajo modelándolo también. También me gusta el último atuendo. Me encantaq cómo los cinturones de liga se.

  20. Albert Lim on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    All the photos and videos are very well taken, especially the mini 2 doesn’t lose too much to the others in good light

  21. barrybri on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Best to worse 4 Nice,2 Good,1 OK , Meh 3

  22. Jantje Jansen on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    LOL at 7:05 the number doesn’t change from 3 to 4.. Two drones same number #3 and #3

  23. Rui Rodrigues on May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Have to say after watching it twice…not too impressed with the image from the Air 2s. Maybe I just like a more sharper image….seems too flat to me. Anyways…great video. Must have been allot of work to put this together.

  24. DroneGraphy on May 19, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Absolutely mind blowing!!!!!!! I watched this video like 4 times already. Gavin, now this is the cocktail I have been waiting for. What a surprise from the Nano plus. My 2 and 4 guess were exact, I just did not know where to place the other two but this is an outstanding video comparison. Good job mate. My cocktail has been served thanks to you!!!

  25. Travelling Man on May 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Totally surprised. Convinced myself that No 4 was for me the most pleasing overall. I’d have been more than happy to show unedited holiday video to my family and friends. But knock me down with a feather, turns out No 4 was the Nano+ and wasn’t expecting that at all. Thanks for your efforts in presenting this despite disappointing me enormously. Please tell me you got the labelling wrong and it should have read Mini 3 😆

  26. DRONE AVENGER on May 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I already have the nano plus ,no need for me to trade ,or upgrade, it has super video quality day and night, great test ,ready for your night test. I know u will have a great one keep up the awesome work.

  27. Sk Nazib ul Alam on May 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    2nd

  28. That Guy Richard on May 19, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Brilliant video Gavin! I watched it twice!!! Good sound selection too, you know I am really looking forward to your videos. Great job. Im surprised by the Autel and happy to see there isn’t as much disparity between the 2 and 3 as I initially thought.

  29. Chris Ring on May 19, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    in the last two clips #3 shows twice and no#4!

  30. rockbyter2011 on May 19, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks, I found 4 the nicest and 3 the worst. just shows that the Mini 2 can still hold its own for purely recreational fun.

  31. Old Guy On A Couch on May 19, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Air 2S above all. Way better in the shadows from the Mini 3 Pro. Just goes to show the mini’s are still toy drones and no where near being a Pro drone.

  32. Катерина Воронина on May 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Ese atuendo me vuelve loco KIYOHARAA.Uno loco contigo y tienes ese cuerpo curvilíneo, hiciste un buen trabajo modelándolo también. También me gusta el último atuendo. Me encantac cómo los cinturones de liga se.

  33. Curtis W on May 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Very good comparison! I thought that drone 2 & 4 were consistently crisp in their detail and color with drone 3 good on a couple of shots. I seriously thought that 2 & 4 would be the Air2s and the Mini 3 but was very surprised that 4 was the nano. I found that 1 & 3 wasn’t sharp enough for my liking and 2 & 4 were just more eye appealing to me. I have a Mini 3 on order so I’m happy with the camera results but hoping the range is better with the drone I get in Canada then the tests I have seen so far from Europe.

  34. Dan on May 19, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Ok paused it at 8:12 to figure out if I am right.
    Personally I liked #4 straight out of camera. The colors were more vibrant, and it seems like there is a lot more detail, especially on the edges so if we were shooting in log the color grading would be fantastic.
    That being said, I think it is #1 Mini 2, #2 Nano + #3 Mini 3, #4 Air 2S.
    And I wasn’t to far off. Sadly the Nano + airframe issues with wind is concerning, but the camera technology is something to keep in mind. The radio link strength is also really good as well. Maybe save up for the Lite +?

  35. Paul H on May 19, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    that was very good. enjoyed the comparison. Autel nano+ still semms to vcome out as a good camera, event though the power lets it down. Thanks Gavin

  36. TeraCaspac Channel on May 19, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing this info about the drones sir

  37. Glen Smith on May 19, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    4 is the best then 2, before you revealed what drones they were. And i fly a DJI Mini 2, plus other cheaper drones.

  38. Deacon Blues on May 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    At this moment watched on phone at 1440p high quality setting.
    #3 was dismissed within first two examples.
    Felt #1 & #2 were on par with each other – one would look slightly better than the other in an example then reverse in another.
    #4 had a punch with it bringing up shadows that looked good in early examples but not much in later with color.
    Toss up between #1 & #2 with #4 being runner-up… and #3 doesn’t finish the race.
    Everything is subjective. What I prefer will be different than others. If I watch this later on larger screen – computer or TV – might completely look different and order will be changed.

  39. Bill Howie on May 19, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I liked the Autel best and next best the Mini 3

  40. Jantje Jansen on May 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    What a nice idea, thanks for the effort. It was fun to do your little test but now I’m confused.. Thought it was multiple choice and wrote down my preferences.. 4, 4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 3, 1.. Strange at 6:45 the Mini 2 gives sharper footage than Mini 3.. Mini 2 the railings on top of boats are clearly visible, in Mini 3 overly exposed.

  41. Dave Murphy on May 19, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Instantly preferred 2 then 4, worked it out correctly and glad I chose 2 as the best one. 1 & 3 seem "cloudy" to me watching on an expensive 4k pro monitor just FYI

  42. Harry Demetri on May 19, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Great job. My opinion is that number 1 has the least detail and dynamic range. Number 2 is great balance of contrast and color. Number 3 has wider field of view, so objects are smaller but contrast and saturation is a bit lower but still nicely balanced. Number 4 has great dynamic range but way too much contrast and sharpening. My guess was correct on the which drones were which.

  43. Hugo Varvoglis on May 19, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Nice work!
    No1 has less dynamic range so mini 2, 
    No2 has a warmer tone so is mini 3
    No3 was less pushed in colors and in sharpness Air2s
    and No4 Autel has a love-hate image for me, it has very good dynamic range but it has a strange digital sharpening that annoys me,
    I would go for the mini 3 as I believe is the best overall package especially for Europe’s restrictions.

  44. DroneStories on May 19, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    It is obvious that Autel color science, especially for nano & lite, is the best there is at the moment, for those who drone = camera.
    They also have an incredible high dynamic range, which is great for those involved in color grading.

  45. Nick H on May 19, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I actually preferred the Autel Nano + due to the colour definition, wasn’t expecting that.

  46. Gekol Drone Videos on May 19, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Great test, really love the Nano+ camera color profile👍😀I have both drones Nano+ and Mini 3 Pro. These are the two best drones in my personal opinion! In normal light they are very close and in low light I find the Nano+ has the best camera. The Mini 3 Pro is the best flyer and has the most options and windresistance! But I have to test the Mini 3 Pro more before I give my final opinion about the Mini 3 Pro camera. This weekend I do further testing with my Mini 3 Pro that I got yesterday. Just did a quick hoover test sofar. These are my drones for this and next year. Glad I made a good choice😀🇳🇱

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