DJI Mavic 3 is the most comprehensive improvement to the world’s most popular drone series in three years.
The new drone has a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and 28x hybrid zoom camera, to its omnidirectional obstacle sensors with a maximum 200-meter range, and its redesigned batteries that provide up to 46 minutes of flight time.
Its upgraded hardware and software can process 5.1K video at 50 frames per second in supple and nuanced color with heightened low-light sensitivity, and support 4K/120fps for higher-quality results for slow-motion footage.
DJI Mavic 3’s customized L2D-20c aerial camera embeds a professional-grade 4/3 CMOS sensor with a 24mm prime lens. Rigorous Hasselblad standards for hardware performance and software algorithms allow it to shoot 20MP still images in 12-bit RAW format and videos in 5.1K at 50fps, 4K at 120fps. Weighing just 12.5 grams, the 24mm equivalent autofocus prime lens has an 84° FOV to capture more details with sharp clarity.
Mavic 3 Cine is a version with Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding for a maximum data rate of 3772Mbps.
The new DJI 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable helps transfer large data files rapidly. The improved obstacle sensing system also enables more intuitive subject tracking with the upgraded ActiveTrack 5.0, allowing users to sense obstacles even in Normal mode.
DJI’s new positioning algorithm improves hovering precision with signals from GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou satellites faster than ever. The increased positioning precision makes Mavics 3 less likely to drift in the air and more stable when shooting long exposures and time-lapses.
DJI has reshaped every element of the drone’s flight envelope and power management to enable drastically longer flight times – up to 46 minutes in ideal conditions.
DJI developed motors and propellers with higher energy efficiency, created a higher-capacity battery, and reduced the weight. Wind tunnel testing shows Mavic 3 produces 35% less drag than previous generations, allowing faster top speeds.
The drone measures the wind speed and wind speed of the current environment and calculates the power required for returning home based on the speed and the return path in real-time. DJi’s Return To Home (RTH) system directs the drone back to its starting point if it runs critically low on battery or loses connection to the controller.
Mavic 3 is DJI’s first drone that offers a High Frame-Rate Transmission with a 1080p/60fps live feed. The new smart controller DJI RC Pro offers a smoother control experience, upgraded with enhanced antenna power for an extended transmission distance of up to 15 km.
The drone can now transmit materials from the drone to the mobile device more quickly through the Wi-Fi 6 protocol. Panorama Mode allows pictures to be directly stitched and processed by the drone, without the DJI Fly App or any post-production. Wide-Angle Lens offers an FOV of up to 108° for a more immersive FPV-style flight experience.
Convertible Carrying Bag features an entirely new design with a backpack and shoulder bag configuration for taking Mavic 3, accessories, a laptop, and even clothes and other personal items for a weekend trip in style.
The DJI ND Filters Set comes in two ranges – ND4/8/16/32 and ND64/128/256/512 – and lets the camera excel in any bright lighting condition.
Fly More Combo retails for $2,999 USD and includes Mavic 3 drone, Intelligent Flight Battery, RC-N1 Remote Controller, Propellers (pair) and Convertible Carrying Bag.
DJI Mavics 3 Cine Premium Combo includes a built-in 1TB SSD, and supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ video recording. The DJI drone only supports H.264/H.265 encoding.