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Mavic 3: The most anticipated photography drone is finally here!
Let’s talk you through the brand new DJI Mavic 3, and answer your all important question: how does this drone compare to the other Mavic Drones?
If you’re not familiar with DJI’s range of drones, the Mavic 3 is the successor to the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which launched in 2018. The Mavic 2 Pro was a landmark model for photographers and filmmakers, thanks to its combination of a compact, folding design and relatively large 1-inch sensor.
That 1-inch sensor, though, can now be found in smaller models like the DJI Air 2S. The new Hasselblad 20MP camera comes with a much larger 4/3 CMOS sensor, the largest sensor on the consumer drone market. This sensor will allow you to capture images with a higher dynamic range and provides astounding low light performance.
DJI’s new drone is available in two versions – a standard Mavic 3 Pro and a ‘Cine’ model, with the latter bringing a 1TB built-in SSD and a new version of DJI’s Smart Controller – the new DJI RC Pro controller. This however does come with its drawbacks as, on launch, the current DJI Smart Controller will not work with the new drone.
DJI Mavic 3 is equipped with an omnidirectional obstacle avoidance system, an infrared detection system, a fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal with a telephoto and wide-angle camera that is be able to capture 5.2K video at 50fps and 4k video at 120fps. With this this flexibility, you’ll not only capture incredible details, but also have plenty of room for resizing and reframe in post.
The Mavic 3 will be able to support 200Mbps H.264 or 140Mbps H.265 video recording, enabling higher quality capture without the fear when it’s compressed. It also uses Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec, the industry standard for high-quality video, helping you get the most out of your footage. This combined with the 10-bit colour depth and d-log image profile, it really opens up editing flexibility.
Mavic 3 Camera and Flight Modes
Mavic 3’s primary camera is a Micro Four Thirds (M4/3) sensor, similar to that found in the DJI Zenmuse X5S professional gimbal camera designed for the Inspire 2 drone. The secondary camera features a ½-inch sensor telecamera, which in tandem with the primary, gives the drone the capability of 28x hybrid zoom. Initially DJI have also announced a 15.5 millimetre attachable lens, giving you the ability to finally shoot wide angle photos and videos at 108 degrees FOV.
Further, Mavic 3 will feature several obstacle avoidance and intelligent flight modes. It will support Hyperlapse, allowing users to warp time to create especially stunning footage. QuickShots enable the drone to navigate a complicated aerial route for a professional-quality shot. ActiveTrack 5.0 technology will allow Mavic 3 to automatically follow subjects while avoiding obstacles. But by far one of the largest improvements is that the drone now has a maximum flight time of 46 minutes, giving you truly limitless flying.
DJI RC Pro Controller
The new DJI RC Pro controller, released alongside Mavic 3, offers a more crisp, precise and convenient experience, with it ultra-bright display boasting up to 1,000 nits of brightness. It features the latest version of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync video transmission technology, allowing the drone to transmit HD video in real-time up to a distance of 15km or almost 10 miles. The built-in 5.5-inch screen supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 60fps.
The controller is equipped with a wide range of drone and gimbal controls, as well as customisable buttons. It has a 3-hour maximum battery life.
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