Last week, DJI held its annual launch event and revealed its new Mavic 3 drone and Mavic 3 Cine, which is a massive upgrade over its predecessor, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. The DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine boasts a new dual-camera setup, with a longer flight time while providing overall improved image quality.
Both the new drones now come with a new dual-camera setup, which Dji developed in collaboration with the German camera company Hasselblad:
- The primary camera comes with a much larger 4/3 CMOS image sensor that promises to provide an improved dynamic range and improved low-light performance.
- While the secondary camera is a telephoto zoom lens, which provides 7x optical and 28x digital zoom, it gives a similar result that you would typically get from a 162mm DSLR lens.
The cameras are capable of shooting videos at a resolution of up to 5.1K/50fps or 4K/120fps, while Mavic 3 CINE also supports Apple ProRes 422HQ; while allowing for still photos at a resolution of 20 megapixels, which are stabilized with a new slightly improved 3-axis gimbal.
Apart from the improved cameras, the new drones also feature an improved set of sensors on all sides, which adds up to provide amazing obstacle avoidance capabilities to the drone — at the same time, providing a longer flight time of 46 minutes thanks to the new larger 5000mAh battery. This is a massive improvement over its predecessor that provided a flight time of 31 minutes.
While the Mavic 3 Cine comes with a built-in 1TB high-speed SSD and a Lightspeed Data Transfer Cable with transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, which comes in handy whenever you are transferring large video files.
And as always, the drones also come with various Dji exclusive features, including:
- New updated OcuSync 3+, Dji’s proprietary transmission technology that offers high stability, low-latency 1080p 60fps live feed with a range of 15 kilometers.
- The latest version of DJI’s RTH technology with APAS 5.0 allows the drone to automatically determine the safest and the most energy-efficient path to its home point.
- And updated ActiveTrack system, which now allows the drones to sense obstacles in Normal mode as well.
The new drone is available in three bundles, namely- the standard, Fly More, and Cine Premium combos:
- The standard pack with one battery, the drone, a 65W power brick for charging, and a controller come at $2,199.
- While the Fly More bundle, priced at $2,999, comes with a set of ND filters, three batteries, four sets of propellers, a battery charging hub, and a carrying case that can transform into a backpack.
- And finally, the Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo offers all the accessories that come with the Fly More bundle. The bundle includes the DJI Mavic 3 Cine drone and a DJI RC Pro remote controller that can run stand-alone without using a phone, thanks to its in-built display. It also has an additional set of ND filters priced at $4,999.
Overall, the new DJI Mavic 3 seems like an excellent addition to Dji’s current lineup of drones, which are taking the competition to the next level by providing exceptional image quality and features.