DJI posted a teaser for their next product release on May 10, at 9am EDT. The product will almost certainly be the DJI Mini 3 Pro.
The teaser uses the tagline, “A Twist in the Plot,” which refers to the Mini 3 Pro’s unique capability of shooting vertical photos and videos for social media, thanks to a gimbal that can rotate the camera 90 degrees to portrait orientation.
Previously, I noted the gap above the camera and wondered if it might be for a camera that can tilt upward at any angle, which would be very useful for 360 photos without a blind spot in the zenith. However, some retailers accidentally posted product pages for the Mini 3 Pro and there was no mention of such a capability. Instead, the gap appears to be designed to give adequate clearance for the vertical shooting mode.
Nonetheless, it appears that a pilot can use the vertical shooting mode to capture parts of the sky that would otherwise be within the blind spot, which should reduce the blind spot significantly, making it easier to patch.