Smarter, Safer & More Powerful – Exploring DJI’s New Mavic 3

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The much anticipated Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 CINE has just launched, and it is positively the prosumer drone to dethrone them all. DJI builds on the features that were great about the Mavic 2 and made it better in the Mavic 3 while somehow maintaining the size and (even reducing) the drone's weight. So let's take a look at what makes the Mavic 3 a must-have.

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4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Sensor

Compared to the 1″ CMOS sensor that the Mavic 2 had, the Mavic 3 is the clear superior. The 4/3 Hasselblad sensor paired with a prime lens gives the Mavic 3 an 84° FOV enabling you to preserve rich details and capture stunning footage and stills. While both predecessor and successor shoot stills at 20MP, the real difference comes with the video. The Mavic 3 can capture 5.1k footage at 50 FPS and even allows you to capture 4k slow-motion videos at 120 FPS.

You then have the second camera— Yes, a dual-camera setup— the secondary camera boasts a 162mm tele lens with a 28x hybrid zoom. With 12MP resolution and f/4.4 aperture, the second sensor lets you capture dynamic perspectives and stunning close-ups. With the Mavic 3 Cine, you get the Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec- enabling you with lossless preservation of footage. It is essentially the highest-quality professional HD video you can achieve with a single-link HD-SDI signal. Additionally, to ensure you can make full use of the Mavic 3 Cine’s powerful camera, it comes with a built-in 1TB SSD so that you can capture without inhibitions.

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Close up of Hasselblad sensor
Improved Flight Time (Our Favorite Aspect)

When you’re flying— trying to get the shot, or waiting for the precise intersection of elements for the perfect composition, the limitation of flight time or battery level can weigh heavily on your mind. We know from experience that that nagging feeling of “do I have enough in the tank” has stopped us from being patient with the shot.

The Mavic three achieves a flight time of 46 minutes per charge! Compared to the Mavic 2’s 29 minutes, that’s a 58.62% increase in flight time. The 46 minute flight time is an absolute delight allowing you to be more patient and thoughtful during your flights. It makes a huge difference enabling you to scout out the location— get into the right position and stick around for the perfect moment.

DJI Mavic Flying over floorboards
Better Safety

The Mavic 3 comes with improved obstacle sensing and navigation thanks to its omnidirectional obstacle sensors from six fish-eye lenses and two wide-angle lenses. This allows the drone to detect obstacles from all directions. In addition, while previous iterations had restrictions in the sensing capabilities, the Mavic 3 can sense objects as close as 0.5 m and objects as far out as 200 m.

Even in complex environments where the drone tracks a subject and moves, it continues to seamlessly and effortlessly glide and dart around obstacles. The upgraded omnidirectional obstacle sensors inspire confidence. The upgraded obstacle detection will be a boon to operators with the new ActiveTrack 5.0. Once the latest firmware update hits, ActiveTrack 5.0 adds additional directions the Mavic 3 can move in following the subject.

Mavic's omniudirectional obstacle sensors from six fish-eye lenes and two wide-angle lenses detects obstacles and the environment
And More!

Apart from these, you have even more features that make the Mavic 3 a well-rounded, robust, and powerful platform. For instance, the enhanced transmission system gives you a maximum control range of 15 km and transmits a 1080p/60FPS live feed. What’s more is the signal is a lot more stable and reliable, even underneath bridges. Speaking of bridges, should the drone activate the return to home function, the improved obstacle sensors ensure that the drone takes the safest, shortest, and most energy-efficient path back home.

You also have a collection of intelligent modes making the Mavic 3 more versatile and effective. These modes are

  • MasterShots- which allows operators to create quality content effortlessly.
  • Panorama Mode– automatically stitches and processes panorama shots directly on the drone itself. Finally,
  • QuickTransfer- enables you to manage data on your mobile device without linking with the remote controller.
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Start Flying- Start Capturing Stunning Images

Depending on your use case and need, you can elect to go for one of the three combos this impressive drone comes in— Mavic 3 Standard, Mavic 3 Fly More Combo, and the Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo. The Mavic 3 Standard comes with everything you’d need to start flying, while the Fly More Combo gives you additional propellers, batteries, a battery charging hub, bag, and ND filters set. But if you need the Apple Prores 422, internal 1TB SSD, and DJI’s RC Pro controller, you’d be best suited with the Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo.

The Mavic 3 is a compact drone that packs a powerful punch. It was well worth the wait for the next generation with its camera and truly impressive flight time (did I say I love that yet?). All three combos are available for order today— grab one and start capturing stunning visuals.

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