The DJI Mavic 3 Classic Drone Finally Emerges

DJI has announced the latest edition to the Mavic line with the DJI Mavic 3 Classic.

Focusing the design on a single, 4/3 CMOS 20-megapixel camera, the Mavic 3 Classic can capture 5.1K Video at up to 50 frames per second, 4K video at 60 fps, and 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second, while keeping it’s the maximum flight time to 46 minutes.

“The Mavic 3 series has always set the standard for what a drone can do, from the original Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine that transformed aerial photography and cinematography,” said Ferdinand Wolf, Creative Director at DJI.

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“With the launch of Mavic 3 Classic, we hope to see even more creators putting our top-of-the-line tools to work and pushing their creativity past their old limits.”

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The Hasselblad-designed camera utilizes a 24mm F2.8 lens with 12.8 stops of dynamic range and can 10-bit color when capturing using DJI’s custom D-Log video codec.

DJI says that the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution directly outputs color-accurate images for both stills and videos with 12-bit Raw photography and 10-bit Raw D-Log video.

Furthermore, the company says that through its hyper log gamma system, the high dynamic range does not require color tuning in post-production, even in low-light scenarios or night video mode (though regulations may restrict the use of a drone at night). The camera offers reduced video noise and allows for much cleaner shots.

The Mavic 3 Classic also relies on DJI’s O3+ transmission protocol for multi-channel flight control and video to display 1080p video at 60 frames per second, at a crazy distance of up to 9.3 miles (15km).

Although it’s important to keep in mind that federal regulations require the drone to remain within line of sight during all flight operations.

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DJI’s Active Track 5.0 relies on multiple sensors to acquire and track subjects, keeping them locked within the frame while the drone moves along preset or freeform flight profiles.

By contrast, Master Shots, automated shots, and editing functions are curated to create professional quality clips so that new pilots do not get overwhelmed while they are still developing their skills.

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The Quickshots shooting mode also provides special shooting modes including timelapse, hyperlapse, and panorama shooting styles that experienced pilots have come to rely on, while Cruise Control sets a constant flight speed so that pilots can focus on getting the aerial shot.

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The APAS 5.0 navigation system is set up with eight visual sensors to detect obstacles in all directions and avoid them independently while intelligently planning a route around them, while the Return to Home feature continually scans up to 200 meters from the drone to plot the best path back to its home point when necessary.

The Mavic 3 Classis is also equipped with an AirSense ADS-B receiver for being aware of other aerial vehicles within its flight envelope and is compliant with the FAAs new Remote ID system, as well as the European Unions C1 Certification for A1 open category navigation.

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The DJI Mavic 3 Classic (drone only) is compatible with existing RC-N1 remote, RC remote, and RC Pro remote controllers and has a retail price of $1469. The drone is also available in kit form with a DJI RC1 Remote for $1599, or the DJI RC remote for $1749.

The Mavic 3 Fly More Kit is also supported and can be purchased with two Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Battery Charging Hub (100W), a 65W Car Charger, three pairs of Low-Noise Propellers, and a DJI Convertible Carrying Bag for an additional price of US$649.

Qualified users can also try the drone before they buy through the SkyPixel program. The SkyPixel Product Tryout Program will send DJI Mavic 3 Classic to select users who will be able to experience the device for a limited time. For more detailed information, visit the official SkyPixel site.

[source: DJI Global]

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DJI Mavic 3 Classic, Drone Only (B&H)
DJI Mavic 3 Classic with RC-N1 Remote (B&H)
DJI Mavic 3 Classic with RC Remote (B&H)
DJI Mavic 3 Classic Fly More Combo (B&H)

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