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DJI Mini 4 Pro drone - FAQ

2023-09-25
DJI Mini 4 Pro drone - FAQ

New drone DJI Mini 4 Pro, released on September 25, 2023, brings many changes and improvements over its predecessor. Below you will find answers to most common questions regarding the new drone, you will learn what changes have been made compared to the DJI Mini 3 Pro and what to look out for.

Questions about the DJI Mini 4 Pro drone:

What improvements does the DJI Mini 4 Pro have over the DJI Mini 3 Pro?

DJI Mini 4 Pro is equipped with numerous improvements in terms of obstacle detection, imaging system, video transmission and smart features. Maintaining a lightweight design at 249 grams, the DJI Mini 4 Pro uses an omni-directional vision sensor system for omni-directional obstacle detection. Supports new image processing platform and 4K/60fps HDR video recording, with optional 10-bit D-Log M and HLG color modes. It is also equipped with the DJI O4 FHD digital video transmission system, which provides a maximum transmission distance of up to 10 km*. Offers enhanced ActiveTrack 360°, Waypoint Flight, Advanced RTH, Cruise Control and other smart features.

Data tested in accordance with FCC standard in a non-interference environment. For reference purposes only and is not a guarantee of actual transmission distance.

How to launch the drone after unpacking?

To ensure safety during shipping, DJI Mini 4 Pro batteries are set to sleep mode before shipping. Before use, insert the battery into the drone or charging hub, then connect the charger to charge and activate the battery. After that, press the power button once, then press again and hold to turn on the drone.

How to activate DJI Mini 4 Pro?

Using the DJI RC-N2: Connect your mobile device (connected to the Internet) to the camera, then connect to the DJI Mini 4 Pro using the DJI Fly app. Follow the instructions in the app to activate the DJI Mini 4 Pro.

Using the DJI RC 2: When using the DJI RC 2 for the first time, connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or a smartphone hotspot, then follow the instructions in the DJI Fly app to activate the device. After activating the DJI RC 2, connect it to the DJI Mini 4 Pro using the DJI Fly app, then follow the instructions in the app to activate the drone.

What is the DJI Mini 4 Pro's resistance to wind?

DJI Mini 4 Pro's maximum wind resistance is 10.7 m/sec. Wind resistance depends on the drive. In strong winds, slight vibrations can be expected due to the drone's light weight. High-powered propulsion system ensures stable hovering of the drone or safe return to the launch point. DJI Mini 4 Pro automatically controls the gimbal, for smooth recordings.

Is the DJI Mini 4 Pro water resistant?

Not. Avoid contact with water during use, as it may damage the device. If it rains during flight, turn around and land as soon as possible, and wait until the drone is completely dry inside and outside before using it again.

What application should be installed before using DJI Mini 4 Pro?

DJI Mini 4 Pro can only be used with the DJI Fly app. The DJI Fly app can be downloaded from the "Downloads" section of the official DJI website.
*If you are using the DJI RC 2, it comes with the DJI Fly app pre-installed.

Questions about the DJI Mini 4 Pro camera:

What improvements does the DJI Mini 4 Pro camera have compared to the camera in the DJI Mini 3 Pro?

Compared to the DJI Mini 3 Pro camera module, the DJI Mini 4 Pro offers the following improvements:
1. A new image processing platform was used to improve overall imaging performance.
2. HDR improved from 4K/30fps to 4K/60fps.
3. Slow Motion mode improved from 1080p to 4K.
4. New 10-bit D-Log M and HLG color modes capture color and detail with high dynamic range.
5. New night mode (Night Shots) provides better low-light performance.
6. Long exposure (shutter speed up to 8 sec) for more creative possibilities.
7. Next-generation SmartPhoto algorithm effectively improves photo quality.
8. Higher resolution of panoramic photos.

Does the DJI Mini 4 Pro support manual mode for taking photos and videos?

Yes. You can manually set camera parameters such as shutter speed, ISO and white balance in the DJI Fly app.

How to enable HDR on the DJI Mini 4 Pro?

When recording video at 60 frames per second or lower, the DJI Mini 4 Pro turns on HDR mode by default.

How Dual Native ISO Fusion works in DJI Mini 4 Pro?

Photo mode and video mode (60 fps./s and lower): Using algorithms, the sensor integrates images acquired by two sets of analog amplifier circuits to achieve better dynamic range of real-world imaging.

Questions about battery and drive DJI Mini 4 Pro:

How often and how to replace propellers in DJI Mini 4 Pro?

Before each flight, check propellers for cracks, wear, deformation, corrosion and loose screws. If any of the listed types of damage occurs, the propellers must be replaced. To replace the propellers, follow the instructions and use the supplied screwdriver. Remove the two propellers and screws from the engine and replace them with new propellers and screws. Connect marked propellers to marked motors, and unmarked propellers to unmarked motors. Before each flight, make sure propellers and engines are properly installed.

Can I use other USB-C chargers to charge DJI Mini 4 Pro?

Yes. To ensure the speed of charging, we recommend using DJI 30W USB-C charger or other USB chargers.

What are the functions of the bidirectional charging hub?

Bidirectional charging hub supports USB PD fast charging protocols and can charge up to 3 batteries in sequence. It can also be used to store batteries or as a powerbank (storing at least 1 battery of sufficient power) to charge a mobile device or control apparatus via USB-A port.

Questions regarding control equipment DJI Mini 4 Pro:

Which models of control cameras are compatible with DJI Mini 4 Pro?

Currently, the DJI Mini 4 Pro is compatible with the DJI RC-N2 and DJI RC 2.

What are the improvements of the DJI RC-N2 compared to the DJI RC-N1?

The video transmission system was improved and the antenna system was changed from 1T2R to 2T2R. In addition, you can use O4 video transmission.

How can I share the DJI RC 2 footage on a smartphone?

DJI RC 2 focuses on flight and control experience. To manage footage and share video, it is recommended to install the DJI Fly app on your smartphone and connect it directly to the drone via Wi-Fi. You can then use QuickTransfer to download the footage directly from the drone to your smartphone.

What are the improvements of DJI RC 2 compared to DJI RC?

Processor performance improved for smoother operation. The video transmission system was improved and the antenna system was changed from 1T2R to 2T4R. O4 video transmission is also available. The DJI RC 2 has two built-in antennas and two external antennas, and supports manual angle adjustment for the two external antennas for better video transmission results.

Does the DJI RC 2 support fast charging?

Yes. USB-C port supports power input up to 9V/3A (with 9V/3A charger). It takes min to fully charge the battery. 1.5 hours.

How to set up DJI RC 2 antennas?

Optimal transmission range occurs when the antennas face the drone, and the angle between the antennas and the back of the control apparatus is 180° or 270°.

How to customize the functions of the DJI RC 2 buttons?

Customize the C1/C2 button of DJI RC 2 in the DJI Fly app to make controlling the control camera more convenient.

Is the DJI RC 2 compatible with third-party applications?

Not.

Questions about video transmissions DJI Mini 4 Pro:

Does the maximum distance of the O4 video transmission system vary depending on the level of ambient interference?

Depending on environmental conditions and interference levels, the maximum transmission range may vary.

Unhindered:
Strong interference: urban landscape, ca. 1.5-4 km
Medium interference: suburban landscape, approx. 4-10 km
Low interference: suburbs/sea, approx. 10-20 km

With obstacles:
Low interference and building obstructions: ok. 0-0.5 km
Low interference and tree obstructions: ok. 0.5-3 km

Data tested to FCC standard in environments with typical interference. Used for reference purposes only and is not a guarantee of actual transmission distance.

What are the improvements of the O4 video transmission system compared to the O3 version?

The O4 video transmission system uses a completely new hardware solution and adds a new frequency band*. The communication algorithm has also been improved, which not only provides FHD video transmission from a maximum range of 20 km**, but also offers enhanced anti-interference functions, further improving transmission stability in complex environments such as urban areas. The control unit also supports real-time live streaming at a maximum resolution of 1080p/60fps, and the higher frame rate provides smoother recordings.

* Can only be used in countries and regions where it is permitted by local laws and regulations.

** Measured in an open outdoor environment without interference and in accordance with FCC regulations. The above figures show the farthest communication range for one-way flights without return. Always pay attention to notifications in the app when flying.

Questions about software DJI Mini 4 Pro:

How to update DJI Mini 4 Pro firmware?

Connect your drone to your control camera. DJI Fly app will send a firmware update prompt (if new firmware is available). Follow the instructions to update the firmware of the drone, control unit, battery and other components.

What factors can lead to the failure of the upgrade?

1. The battery charge level of the drone or control apparatus is less than 20%.
2. Drone or control apparatus is disabled during the upgrade. In this case, restart the drone and the control apparatus, then try again.
3. Network was disconnected during firmware download.
4. Smartphone interface is switched to other applications while firmware is being downloaded.
The drone will reboot multiple times during the update and automatically shut down when the update is complete.

Questions about compatibility DJI Mini 4 Pro with accessories:

What DJI Mini 3 Pro accessories can be used with DJI Mini 4 Pro?

DJI Mini 4 Pro is compatible with DJI 30W USB-C charger, DJI 18W USB charger, DJI Mini 3 Pro Intelligent Flight Battery** and DJI Mini 3 Pro Two-Way Charging Hub.
For details, please refer to the compatibility list of the relevant accessories on the official DJI Store.

** When using the DJI Mini 3 Pro smart battery, the drive performance and flight time of the DJI Mini 4 Pro will be reduced, and the total weight will exceed 249g. Always check local laws and regulations before use.

Compatibility chart

NameEANModel
Mini 2 SEMini 2Mini 3Mini 3 ProMini 4 Pro
DJI Mini 4 Pro Wide Angle Lens
6941565969132 ✅
DJI Mini 4 Pro Battery6941565971081 ✅
DJI Mini 4 Pro ND filter set (ND 16/64/256)6941565969125 ✅
DJI Mini 3 Pro propeller kit6941565931696 ✅✅
ND Filters (16/64/256) DJI Mini 3 Pro6941565931672 ✅✅
Wide angle lens cap for DJI Mini 3 Pro6941565931665 ✅
DJI Mini 3 Pro / Mini 3 bi-directional charging hub6941565930798 ✅✅✅
DJI Mini 3 Pro battery pack6941565930774 ✅✅
DJI Mini 3 Pro Fly More Kit - accessories6941565929822 ✅
DJI Mini 3 propeller kit6941565952264 ✅
DJI Mini 2 battery pack6941565906496✅✅
DJI Mini 2 / 2 SE / Mini SE bi-directional charging hub6941565906519✅✅
DJI Mini 2 propellers6941565906526✅✅

Summary

DJI Mini 4 Pro, brings significant improvements over its predecessor. The new model primarily offers omni-directional obstacle detection and 4K/60fps HDR recording. This compact device is an ideal choice for both beginners and professional drone pilots, thanks to its advanced features and excellent image quality. I hope that the information provided was useful. If you need answers to any questions, please feel free to contact us - we will be happy to assist you.

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