DJI has officially introduced the Mavic 3. This drone gets two camera sensors: a primary camera and a telephoto lens. The Mavic 3 should be able to fly for 46 minutes on a battery charge and will be on sale from Friday.
The Mavic 3’s primary camera will have a 4/3″ sensor that can take 20-megapixel still images and record 4k videos at 120fps. If the user chooses 50fps, then 5.1k images can be recorded. 24mm lens with an 84-degree angle of view and an aperture that goes from f/2.8 to f/11.
This camera is housed in a tilt and swivel element, in addition to a camera with a 1/2″ sensor. This sensor can take 12-megapixel photos and shoot 30fps in up to 4k, and has a 162mm telephoto lens. This lens has an angle of view of 15 degrees, an aperture of f/4.4 and according to DJI can zoom up to 28x including 4x digital zoom.
The drone will have a 5000mAh battery that should provide a flight time of up to 46 minutes. The maximum hover time is 40 minutes. DJI says it makes this extra flight time possible by supplying a larger battery, but also by using more efficient motors and propellers. In addition, the drone is lighter and also improved on an aerodynamic level. The Mavic 3 would have 35 percent less air resistance than previous Mavic drones. The battery can be charged with a maximum of 65W via USB-C.
Furthermore, the drone supports APAS 5.0 and ActiveTrack 5.0. The Mavic 3 gets six fisheye sensors and two wide-angle sensors to detect obstacles and fly around them. The drone will also receive an improved Return To Home system, which can now devise the shortest, safest and most efficient route, DJI reports. To do this, the drone measures the wind speed and calculates the energy required to return.
The new drone also gets DJI O3+, an improved version of DJI’s connection between drone and controller. It offers a maximum range of 15 kilometers and can set up a live data feed of 1080p and 60fps. For this, DJI has also released the new RC Pro controller to enable that 15-kilometer connection. DJI does warn that customers must comply with applicable laws and regulations.
DJI’s Mavic 3 will be available in three variants. The standard version costs 2099 euros and includes drone and controller. The Fly More Combo costs 2799 euros and offers, among other things, extra batteries and a charging hub. The DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo costs 4,799 euros, customers will receive the Cine variant. It supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording and a built-in 1TB SSD. Deliveries start on November 12; the Cine is expected to be delivered on November 16.