DJI Mavic 3 Pro - Premiere
Today (25.04.23) saw the launch of the new DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone. The manufacturer has improved the well-known design and created a camera like never before. Series Mavic 3 from the beginning, it was aimed at professional photographers and filmmakers. For the first time, however, the drone has as many as 3 cameras, which will allow you to get shots that were not possible before. Let's take a look at the new drone, describe its features and compare it with other machines. We will also show that the DJI Mavic 3 Pro is the best drone for filming and shooting in the mid-price range.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro - specifications and regulations
The manufacturer has retained the foldable design of the Mavic 3 series drones, allowing for easy transportation. The drone's specifications, such as wind resistance (12 m/s), operating temperature (-10°C to 40°C) and the number of obstacle detection sensors (8) remain the same. The weight of the drone has increased to 958 g (963 g for the Cine version), making the flight time 3 minutes shorter than previous models. The manufacturer declares a maximum flight time of 43 minutes. That's still a lot for a drone, and with the Fly More Combo, which includes two additional batteries, you can be sure there will be enough time for the perfect shot.
Video transmission system DJI Ocusync 3.0+ provides a range of up to 8 km, enabling clear footage HD 60 fps in a highly disturbed environment, such as a city, up to 1.5 km and up to 3-5 km in open space. The Mavic 3 Pro is also 2 m/s faster than its predecessors.
The Mavic 3 Pro is subject to drone regulations a3 subcategory and requires special training, such as NSTS-01, to be able to fly it in cities. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro is a professional piece of equipment designed with photographers in mind, so it's likely that most people will opt for such training. In the next section, we will look at the amazing capabilities of the camera, which most distinguishes it from other models.
Camera and filming capabilities of the Mavic 3 Pro
DJI has for the first time used as many as three cameras in its mid-price category drone. Each allows for different effects when creating shots. Let's start with the main Hasselblad camera, equipped with a 4/3" sensor with 20 MP effective pixels. Its equivalent focal length 24 mm with 84° field of view, variable aperture f/2.8-f/11 allows you to get standard epic shots from a drone. This camera will capture 12-bit RAW images and record videos 5.1K/50FPS with extremely rich details. Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution (HNCS) provides excellent color reproduction, and the new 10-bit D-Log M mode can store up to billion colors.
Medium tele camera has a focal length of 70mm with 1/1.3'-inch sensor, 48 effective pixels and 3x optical zoom. It is perfect for landscape and building shots, recording 4K/60FPS videos with a fixed f/2.8 aperture and 35° field of view.
The third camera, a tele 166mm with ½" sensor and 7x optical zoom, enables recording in 4K/60FPS from a safe distance. Although similar to the camera known from the previous DJI Mavic 3 model, the new drone uses a brighter aperture f/3.4. The field of view remained the sameBelow is the original photo taken with this lens.
Original photos from the DJI Mavic 3 Pro
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone also features smart features, which help to achieve the intended effect, such as panorama with the ability to capture a beautiful landscape in a detailed photograph 100 MP or FocusTrack tracking modes, which allow you to steadily follow a moving object with the ability to set which side you want the drone to be on. Point of Interest and Spotlight modes will allow precise fly-around around buildings, for example.
For those who want even more aerial filming and shooting capabilities, we are pleased to introduce the Mavic 3 Pro Cine - a drone designed with professionals in mind. This device is equipped with three cameras with additional encoding support Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT, which allows you to get images of amazing quality. You don't have to worry about lack of space for recordings, because the drone comes with a built-in 1TB SSD drive as well as a lightspeed cable that allows data transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
Ease of use and control
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro has the same features that make flight easier and safer than the previous model, the DJI Mavic 3. In addition to sensors that warn of obstacles, the drone enables automatic planning of safe routes to return to the starting point. For long distances, users are helped by cruise control, which provides steady flight without holding the sticks. For fans of interesting videos there is an option Waypoints - automatic route planning based on points set by the user, which makes it possible to obtain, for example, intriguing timelapses and effective transitions from day to night. On the Internet, you can find many tutorials that will help you start your drone adventure in a pleasant way, and an extensive community or service will advise if you have problems.
For the first time, the manufacturer has dispensed with the standard DJI RC-N1 controller, which requires a phone connection to control it. The kits instead include controller with built-in DJI RC screen. For better viewing and the ability to display the camera image on a larger screen using the HDMI port, there is also a controller available DJI RC Pro. Controller pro version offers brighter 1,000 cd/m² screen.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro - prices and availability
Today, i.e. April 25, 2023, began pre-sale of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone, which will hit store shelves as early as May 9. It is worth taking your place in line, as quantities will be limited at first. The drone can be purchased alone, with a DJI RC controller or as a combo version. Great news for fans of the DJI RC PRO camera is that the manufacturer has released a combo version with a professional controller. Below is a price chart for the DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone:
|DJI Mavic 3 Pro (the drone itself)
|DJI Mavic 3 Pro (DJI RC)
|DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo (DJI RC)
|DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo (DJI RC PRO)
|DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine Premium Combo
With the release of the new drone, its predecessor - the DJI Mavic 3 - is retiring and will no longer be sold. Previously, the version Fly More Combo cost £13,999, which is about £1,200 more than now, but it did not include a controller with a screen and an additional camera. You can now look for this model on the secondary market. However, if you do not require such high quality recording and do not need a telephoto lens, it is worth considering the DJI model Mavic 3 Classic. Classic has all the advanced features, but only one main camera with 4/3 sensor".
DJI Mavic 3 Pro is a new drone from DJI aimed at professional photographers and filmmakers. It has a foldable design and 3 cameras, including a Hasselblad main camera with a 4/3" sensor and 20 MP effective pixels, a medium telephoto lens and a 166 mm telephoto lens. The drone also has built-in smart features such as panorama and FocusTrack tracking modes. It has the same features for easy and safe flight that we know from the previous model, the DJI Mavic 3. The drone will be available for purchase from May 9, 2023, and is expected to be the best mid-priced drone for filming and photography.