DJI has just unveiled the long-awaited Mavic 3. The newcomer features a dual-camera setup that includes a massive 20MP 4/3″ Hasselblad sensor capable of shooting up to 5.1K video, as well as a 12MP tele lens that shoots 4K video and offers up to 4x digital zoom. The video quality of the wide-angle Hasselblad offers up to 5.1K at 50fps and DCI 4K at 120 fps. Like its predecessor, the Mavic 2, the new Mavic 3 comes in two different flavors: a base model and a “Cine” version.
The major difference for many seasoned aerial videographers would be the fact that the Mavic 3 Cine supports an additional video format, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, and comes with 1TB of internal storage, versus the base model’s 8GB. Mavic 3 users can also benefit from 12.8 stops of dynamic range and an adjustable aperture from f/2.8 to f/11 allowing them to shoot in nearly any lighting condition and deliver low-light footage with less noise. Additionally, the Mavic 3 can capture up to 1 billion colors using the 10-bit D-Log color profile.
Along with the new camera setup, the Mavic 3 also features several software and design enhancements that boost its performance capabilities across the board. Included in those improvements is the Mavic 3’s omnidirectional sensor array, which allows the Mavic 3 to see its environment better and ensure a collision and crash-free flight even in environments with lots of obstacles.
There’s also a new Vision Detection Auto Focus Technology incorporated on board. In essence, it allows the Mavic 3 and the Hasselblad camera to work with multiple vision sensors on board to capture distance data to optimize focusing speeds.
On top, the Mavic 3 is the first DJI drone to feature a 1080p/60 fps live feed complemented by extended 46 minutes of flight time, a transmission range of up to 9.3 miles, and a folding design.
Multiple features allow you to create flight paths, auto-track subjects and perform complex aerial maneuvers with a tap. The drone is powered by a new 5000 mAh battery while being slightly lighter than its predecessor weighing in at 895g / 1.97 lb.
Furthermore, the Mavic 3 is engineered to hold its position in the air extremely steadily, benefiting pilots trying to take clean long-exposure or time-lapse shots. Other noteworthy features include support for OcuSync 3+ video transmission, level 5 wind resistance (up to 26.8 mph), microSD card slot supports up to 2TB cards, up to 47 mph flight speed, and more.
DJI Mavic 3 Highlights
- 3-Axis Gimbal with Dual Cameras
- 20MP 5.1K Wide-Angle 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad
- 12MP Telephoto with 28x Hybrid Zoom
- Up to 46 Minutes of Flight Time
- Up to 9.3-Mile Transmission Range
- 360° Obstacle Avoidance System
- 10-Bit D-Log Color Profile & HNCS
- 1080p60 Live View Video Stream
- 8GB of Storage Space
- RC-N1 OcuSync 2.0 Remote Included
The DJI Mavic 3 is available in several configurations as well as a standalone unit starting at $2,199.
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