In this article, we will talk about the best SD card for DJI Mini 3 Pro, microSD card requirements as well as a compatible SD card list recommended by DJI.
Why do you need an SD card for DJI Mini 3 Pro?
Unlike other DJI drones, the DJI Mini 3 Pro only comes with 1.2 GB of internal storage. As it’s capable of 4K@60fps videos, you can only get around 1-minute long footage when shooting in this mode. So a microSD card is a necessity.
If you are in a hurry, below is a quick overview of our recommendation. You can also find the full list at the bottom.
What SD cards does the DJI Mini 3 Pro use?
DJI Mini 3 Pro SD Card Requirements: DJI Mini 3 Pro supports microSD cards that are UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above. In other words, the SD card you use must have a writing speed of at least 30MB/s. If you already have an SD card that meets the standard, you can use it directly on your DJI Mini 3 Pro. You won’t have any compatibility issues.
How many memory SD cards do you need?
At least TWO SD cards. Normally, one SD card is enough for most pilots. But we need to consider the circumstances like forgetting to install the sd card back after copying files to the PC or the sd card is broken. So it’s better to prepare a backup. Also, for most people, you can choose the combination of a 64 GB card and a 32 GB one, or two 64 GB SD cards. No need to get larger capacity SD cards unless you are a pro user and would fly your drone frequently.
If you look at DJI’s website, you will find that it not only says the requirements of the DJI Mini 3 Pro SD card but also provides a list of recommended microSD memory cards. Based on my past working experience at DJI, these SD cards are all tested by its R&D team, so you don’t need to worry about the compatibility issues like dropped-frame videos.
Here is the full list, and you can choose anyone according to your own preference. We organized them by capacity, so you can choose the right one more easily.
Lexar High Endurance 64GB V30
Lexar High Endurance 128GB V30
What is the usage of a microSD Card in the DJI RC controller?
If you take a look at the bottom of the DJI RC, you will find an SD card slot there next to the charging port. You may be confused about why the DJI RC controller also has a MicroSD slot.
Are the photos and videos stored on the drone and/or the DJI RC remote?
Do you need to insert an SD card into it?
Well, just like all the other DJI high-end remote controllers, the DJI RC has a microSD card slot on it. When you fly your DJI Mini 3 Pro or other drones (which might be compatible later), all the files are stored either on the drone’s onboard storage or the drone’s SD card. They can’t go directly to the remote controller’s SD card, but you can download the photos or videos to your RC when playing back them.
So now you can decide whether you need an SD card for your DJI RC or not.
If you want to put a MicroSD card in the DJI RC remote, DJI also has a recommended SD card list for it. I compared it with the drone’s SD card list and found that they are pretty much the same, you can just refer to the Mini 3 Pro’s SD memory cards if you want to get one.
When it comes to the best SD card for DJI Mini 3 Pro, it really varies from pilot to pilot. As we mentioned above, we strongly suggest you choose from DJI’s recommendation list if you need to buy a new one. And always get a backup SD card in case of unexpected circumstances.