DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine were introduced as the Chinese company’s newest drones. The new Mavic models are the successors to the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, both of which were launched in 2018. Both Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine have the same design with omnidirectional obstacle detection and offer a dual camera system with Swedish optics manufacturer Hasselblad. In terms of differences, the Mavic 3 Cine offers an enhanced experience with Apple ProRes 422 HQ support and built-in 1TB SSD.
DJI Mavic 3, Mavic 3 Cine Prize
The DJI Mavic 3 price starts at $ 2,199 (about Rs. 1,63400) for the Mavic 3 standard version that comes with the drone, a battery, an RC-N1 remote control, three RC-N1 cables, A battery charger, a storage cover, and three pairs of propellers is supplied. The Mavic 3 is also available in a DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo option priced at $ 2,999 US (about Rs 2,22,800) that includes two batteries, a battery charger hub, five pairs of propellers, and an ND filter set (ND4 / 8 / 16/32) and a convertible carrying bag in addition to the scope of delivery of the standard version.
The DJI Mavic 3 Cine is priced at $ 4,999. It is available under the DJI Mavic Cine 3 Premium Combo, which includes the special edition drone with built-in 1TB SSD, three batteries, DJI RC Pro, battery charger, battery charging hub, storage lid, six propeller sets, ND filter ND4 / 8/16/32 and ND6 / 128/256/512, convertible carrying case and a DJI 10Gbps data cable.
Initially, the DJI Mavic 3 Series will be available for orders in the US through the DJI website as well as through authorized resellers.
DJI Mavic 3, Mavic 3 Cine specifications
The DJI Mavic 3 and DJI Mavic 3 Cine both come with the same custom-made L2D-20c aerial camera that includes a 4/3 CMOS sensor with a 24mm prime lens that provides an 84-degree field of view . The camera system also includes a secondary camera sensor, which has a 162 mm telephoto lens with 28x hybrid zoom and an aperture of f / 4.4. Overall, the camera system supports an adjustable aperture of f / 2.8 – f / 11 and a native dynamic range of 12.8 f-stops. It is powered by Hasselblad software algorithms that enable 20 megapixel still images in 12-bit RAW format and videos in 5.1K at 50fps and 4K at 120fps.
On the other hand, the DJI Mavic 3 Cine has Apple ProRes 422 HQ coding for a maximum data rate of 3772 Mbit / s. The extended version also has 1 TB SSD. The regular Mavic 3, on the other hand, has 8 GB of onboard storage.
Except for the premium video coding and additional storage space, the Mavic 3 Cine is identical to the Mavic 3.
DJI claims the Mavic 3 delivers an extremely accurate color palette that comes from Hasselblad Color Solution (HNCS). The drone can also capture up to a billion colors with the 10-bit D-Log color profile.
The Mavic 3 is also able to record videos in standard H.264 and H.265 profiles.
In addition to the improved camera functions, the Mavic 3 includes APAS 5.0, which takes inputs from six fisheye vision sensors and two wide-angle sensors into account in order to continuously detect obstacles. The obstacle detection system will also receive the updated ActiveTrack 5.0 in January through an update that enables the detection of obstacles even in normal mode. It also helps the drone move forward, backward, left, right, and diagonally, and fly next to or around a specific moving subject.
DJI claims that its proprietary technology is able to track and frame the subject even if it moves too fast and temporarily falls out of the picture area. In addition, the drone has an advanced positioning algorithm that improves hovering precision using the GLONASS and BeiDou satellites.
The DJI Mavic 3 also has an integrated AirSense system that was included with the DJI Air 2S earlier this year. It warns pilots of nearby planes and helicopters broadcasting ADS-B signals to help them fly the drone to a safer location.
For a safe return, the Mavic 3 contains the company’s internal Return to Home (RTH) system, which automatically returns the drone to its starting point if the battery is critically empty or the connection to the controller is lost. It also features an update to the existing RTH system that allows the new model to determine the shortest, safest and most energy efficient route to land back to its home point.
The Mavic 3 contains an improved transmission system that supports flying with strong signal interference over a range of 15 kilometers, DJI said. The drone is also the company’s first drone to offer high frame rate transmission with a 1080p / 60fps live feed using the system called O3 +.
Pilots can use the Mavic 3 to record high-quality videos which, after automatic editing and synchronization, can be shared with others using the MasterShots function. There’s also a panorama mode that allows images to be stitched and edited right from the drone without using the DJI Fly app or any other post-production solution. In addition, the drone comes with QuickTransfer over Wi-Fi 6.
The Mavic 3 is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery that, under ideal conditions, offers up to 46 minutes of flight time on a single charge. It’s a significant upgrade over the original Magic 2, which had 31 minutes of battery life. The new drone also has an improved structure that is foldable.
In terms of weight, the regular Mavic 3 has a take-off weight of 895 grams, while the Mavic 3 Cine comes in at 899 grams.