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Lens misting/fogging
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TheBoy
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Had my Mini 3 since last May, read about fogging issues, but never suffered myself until the last couple of outings with it.

Is this fogging?
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It was a clear, bright day.  Removing the lens cover and wiping the lens with a camera cloth did not help, but it did eventually clear itself after about 10 minutes.  I had similar on the previous outing, where it suddenly looked like I was flying in mist after a couple of minutes.
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gnirtS
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Pretty common - the O-ring seal between the camera lens and protective glass doesnt work properly.

Its a simple fix though, remove the 2 screws, slide off the front cover then after a while reinstall it making sure the O-ring is seated correctly.

Its not fog inside the camera, due to the hot camera it forms inside the protective glass not the camera itself.
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TheBoy
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Thanks for the response.  As it's currently still under warranty, if it needs screws removing to fix, I think it's probably best to send it to DJI to sort?
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Rockbyter
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2 Screws?  I see no screws on mine.  Looks like the glass is stuck on.
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Hi, there. I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. I would like to verify and check some information. Could you please provide us with a picture or video showing the foggy lens via direct message for us to further check? Thank you for your cooperation.
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Rockbyter Posted at 5-2 09:26
2 Screws?  I see no screws on mine.  Looks like the glass is stuck on.

2 tiny black screws hold the plastic/glass protector unit on.  On either horizontal side of the camera mount.

The whole plastic unit slides off to reveal the actual camera module.
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DJI Diana Posted at 5-2 14:51
Hi, there. I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. I would like to verify and check some information. Could you please provide us with a picture or video showing the foggy lens via direct message for us to further check? Thank you for your cooperation.

Hi, thanks. The one on the 1st post good enough?
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Ah thanks, now I see them, this old eyesight not what it was.  I don't have the problem but nice to know if it develops that there is a fix.
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gnirtS Posted at 5-2 18:08
2 tiny black screws hold the plastic/glass protector unit on.  On either horizontal side of the camera mount.

The whole plastic unit slides off to reveal the actual camera module.

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TheBoy Posted at 5-2 22:05
Hi, thanks. The one on the 1st post good enough?

Thank you for your response. Sorry for the confusion. I would like to confirm the lens itself. Thank you.
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DJI Diana Posted at 5-3 11:16
Thank you for your response. Sorry for the confusion. I would like to confirm the lens itself. Thank you.

No need to worry, its on its way back to your service centre now.
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5 seconds on google (or 2 seconds looking at the actual drone).
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TheBoy Posted at 5-3 22:02
No need to worry, its on its way back to your service centre now.

Thank you for the update. Should you have any DJI-related concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thank you.
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gnirtS Posted at 5-4 05:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDQeTG-ayB0

5 seconds on google (or 2 seconds looking at the actual drone).

A picture is worth a thousand words...

Thank you
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