DJI’s Mavic drones have turn into the main selection for aerial images lovers, and with the Mavic 3, DJI is upgrading practically each facet of its latest high-end drone.
Just like the earlier Mavic, the Mavic 3 can be accessible in two barely totally different fashions: the usual Mavic 3 and the Mavic 3 Cine, the latter of which options assist for Apple ProRES 422 recording and comes with a bonus 1TB onboard SSD for sooner knowledge switch. However irrespective of which model you select, you continue to get a giant 4/3 CMOS designed in partnership with Hasselblad and a secondary telephoto cam that gives as much as a 28x hybrid zoom.
The Mavic can seize 5.1K video at as much as 50 fps, or 4K video at as much as 120 fps, whereas nonetheless supporting all of DJI’s program modes like MasterShots, a brand new 100-MP Panorama mode, and QuickTransfer for offloading footage by way of Wi-Fi 6. And with Hasselblad’s Pure Coloration Resolution, DJI claims the Mavic’s colours are deeper and extra correct than ever earlier than. Support for 10-bit D-Log coloration makes grading your footage in submit that a lot simpler.
However essentially the most spectacular factor concerning the Mavic 3 is that principally each spec and have has been upgraded not directly. To start out, each variations of the Mavic 3 can now fly for as much as 46 minutes on a single cost, which is up from simply 32 minutes on the Mavic 2. With DJI’s improved O3+ transmission system, the Mavic 3 now boasts a variety of 15 kilometers, which is double the 8km vary of the Mavic 2.
To be certain that the Mavic returns residence secure and sound, DJI created a brand new Superior RTH (return to residence) protocol that enables the drone to fly again to you in a extra direct and power-efficient method (principally by flying over obstacles as a substitute of weaving round them). DJI says that Mavic 3 may even learn present wind circumstances to calculate essentially the most environment friendly route residence.
Tright here’s additionally a brand new APAS 5.0 system that makes use of the Mavic 3’s eight on-board imaginative and prescient sensors (six fish-eye and two wide-angle) to supply omnidirectional collision detection to higher keep away from incoming objects, whereas DJI claims its new and improved Energetic Observe 5.0 helps the Mavic 3 higher observe your topics as they transfer, even in a tough area like a dense forest.
Naturally, it wouldn’t be a brand new Mavic and not using a bunch of latest equipment. Alongside the Mavic 3, there’s a brand new RC Professional controller that helps the Mavic 3’s full 15km transmission vary and comes with a brighter display, whereas new ND filters provide you with extra management over publicity. There’s additionally a brand new 65-watt moveable cost, a 10GBps Lightspeed Information Cable for the Cine mannequin, a brand new 108-degree wide-angle lens, and numerous new carrying choices.
The one actual draw back is that the Mavic 3 ain’t low cost. Out there right now, the usual Mavic 3 package begins at $2,199 and consists of the Mavic 3, one battery, an older RC-N1 controller, three RCN1 cables, a battery cost, storage cowl, and three pairs of additional propellers.
In the event you transfer as much as the $2,999 Mavic 3 Fly Extra Combo, you additionally get a battery charging hub, much more substitute propellers, DJI’s ND filter set, a convertible carrying bag, and extra, whereas the much more costly Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo goes for $4,999 and has principally all of the equipment you may need, together with the upgraded RC Professional controller.