The DJI Mavic 3 is finally here and it is the company’s best consumer drone yet. The long-awaited drone features impressive upgrades over its predecessor, the Mavic 2 and it will be available in two different models: the standard Mavic 3 and the Mavic 3 Cine.
The new flagship drones from DJI feature a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and a secondary telephoto lens which is capable of a 28x hybrid zoom. The Mavic 3 Cine is even better with support for Apple ProRES 422 HQ encoding for powerful video processing and it comes with 1TB SSD of internal storage for high-speed data transfer.
The DJI Mavic 3 is capable of 5.1k video capture at up to 50fps, and it can also shoot 4k videos at up to 120fps. DJI has added a new 100MP Panorama mode to its pre-programmed modes, and there is also MasterShots and a QuickTransfer that lets users store and process materials on their mobile devices via the Wi-Fi 6 protocol without linking the drone to the remote controller. The flagship drones support 10-bit D-Log colour for smoot colour grading and DJI says colours on the drones are accurate more than ever thanks to Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution.
The Mavic 3 and the Mavic 3 Cine can provide up to 46 minutes of flight time on a single charge which is an impressive upgrade over the 32 minutes time provided by the Mavic 2. Thanks to DJI’s O3 transmission system, DJI says the drone can provide clear video transmission at a range up to 15km even under challenging conditions; this is more than double the 8km range provided by the Mavic 2.
The Mavic can now return home safely with DJI’s new Advanced RTH (return to home). When the RTH is activated, DJI says the drone “would ascend high enough to clear any obstacles in its path, fly back in a straight line, and descend straight down to the home point.” There is a new APAS 5.0 system that uses the drone’s six fish-eye vision sensors and two wide-angle sensors to detect omnidirectional collision and avoid incoming objects. There is also a new Active Track 5.0 that helps the Mavic 3 drone track and follow subjects accurately even in busy areas.
Pricing for the standard Mavic 3 begins at $2,199 and it includes the drone, one battery, an older RC-N1 controller, three RCN1 cables, a battery charge, storage cover, and three pairs of extra propellers. The Fly More Combo will set you back by $2,999 and it adds a battery charging hub, additional propellers, ND filter set, a carrying bag, and other accessories. The Mavic 3 Cine has a Premium Combo that costs $4,999 and it comes with DJI’s upgraded RC Pro remote controller.
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