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Which Vertical Camera Drone is Right for me? New Mini 3 Pro or EVO Lite?

Which Vertical Camera Drone is Right for me? New Mini 3 Pro or EVO Lite?

Plenty of camera drones have become a new hobby, and almost all value-for-money drones come with built-in gimbal and cameras. Now you can use the drone to create a nice vertical panorama image. Vertical camera drones have become the new darling of people.

If you're a drone photographer, or a video blogger with a mobile app, creating fun and rich portrait mode images instead of cropping, or learning a ton of camera drone photography tips, What makes vertical camera drones really conquer you?

Popular camera drone brands with consumers are DJI, Autel Robotics, Parrot, Skydio, and not all drones with cameras are created equal. The drones themselves have a wide range of performance and capabilities, and the cameras on them also have a wide range of resolution qualities and image stabilization.

Autel Robotics EVO Lite and the newly launched DJI Mini 3 Pro are the standout vertical camera drones. Who will win the applause?

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Autel EVO Lite: Gimbal and Camera


Autel EVO Lite

DJI Mini 3 Pro

Axis 4-axis(horizontal/vertical/tilt/rotation shooting) 3 (pitch, roll, yaw)
Tilt -135°~45° -135˚ to 80˚
Roll  -45°~45° -135˚ to 45˚
Pan  -90°~90° -30˚ to 30˚
Rotate -400°~400° /

The camera of the Autel EVO Lite drone is equipped with a four-axis gimbal, and the camera of the DJI Mini 3 Pro is mounted on a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, and the gimbal provides the drone with stable images. The four-axis gimbal of the Autel EVO Lite camera drone rotates the camera unit 90° for portrait shooting.

Instant Lightweight Champion Evo Lite Plus

Camera gimbal roll options seem pretty unequal, but when it comes to normal stabilization, the Autel EVO Lite easily beats the DJI Mini 3 Pro. The true vertical shooting allows more vloggers to participate, quickly share and spread on youtube, Instagram, without cropping the picture, without losing any details.

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Autel EVO Lite: Still Photos


Autel EVO Lite

DJI Mini 3 Pro

Resolution 50MP 48MP
Sensor size 1 / 1.28 inch 1 / 1.3 inch
ISO range 100-6400 100-6400
Field of view (FOV) 85° 82.1˚
Max aperture ƒ/1.9 ƒ/1.7

The EVO Lite's larger sensor and 50 megapixels offer a comfortable edge in this category, but not only that, but the EVO Lite camera incorporates a unique moonlight algorithm and RYYB color filter array for sharper, more natural-looking images.

In terms of features for drone camera photographers, both drones offer AEB, Time Lapse and Panorama (Spherical, 180° and Wide). EVO Lite's time-lapse photography will provide more stunning instant photos. So the user experience is better.

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Autel EVO Lite: Video


Autel EVO Lite

DJI Mini 3 Pro

Resolution 4K/60fps 4K/60fps
Slow motion 1080P/120fps 1080P/120fps
Bitrate 120mbps 150mbps
Digital zoom 1-16x 4x

When it comes to video, the EVO Lite once again beats the Mini 3 Pro on the spec sheet. Additionally, the Mini 3 Pro's dual ISO sensors allow the Mini 3 Pro to capture high dynamic range photos and videos up to 4K/30fps. But when trying 4K/60fps video, the noise is very noticeable compared to the EVO Lite.

On top of that, vertical-format video for Instagram Stories and the like is certainly a highlight of the EVO Lite and Mini 3 Pro drones, and relative quality is much more important on these increasingly important platforms than other camera drones. obvious. But for high quality video in true vertical format, Autel EVO Lite is recommended.

Shooting in low light conditions is also a major factor in the comparison of camera drones. Among vertical camera drones, Autel EVO Lite's RYYB color algorithm can provide 40% more light than the traditional RGGB algorithm. With a decent amount of ambient light, low-light footage will also be crisp and soft. The Mini 3 Pro allows shooting in D-Cinelike, which is DJI's flattened color profile.


The Mini 3 Pro is an entry-level camera drone that's relatively durable and easy to fly, and it can't compare to some high-end drones like the Mavic 3. For a comparison of drone options in the ultralight category, take a look at the Autel EVO Nano+ vs Mini 3 Pro.

The Autel EVO Lite drone is a feature-rich, high-performance camera drone with multiple shooting modes. It is a good choice for those who want to share photos and videos quickly and enjoy high-performance Portrait camera drone.

Just in time for the 2022 Father's Day sale, the Autel EVO Lite price at $1,499, and the DJI Mini 3 Pro is priced at $759. For more Father's Day promotions, please refer to this page.

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