It is shaping as much as be a giant month for DJI drone followers – some new leaks counsel the rumored DJI Mavic 3 Professional may arrive very quickly, simply weeks after the pro-level DJI Encourage 3.
New photographs of the unannounced DJI Mavic 3 Professional, shared by @DealsDrone on Twitter (under), affirm that it is prone to be DJI’s first drone with three built-in cameras.
This versatility makes it a probably thrilling launch for aerial photographers and videographers, even when it is prone to price greater than the DJI Mavic 3 (which launched for $2,199 / £1,879 / AU$3,099). Some additional leaks picked up by @Quadro_News (opens in new tab) additionally counsel the drone may land as quickly as April 25.
Mavic 3 Professional new leak? pic.twitter.com/DdBZSkdVUKApril 19, 2023
The brand new photographs, which additionally embrace images of the drone’s retail packaging, do not inform us a lot that we did not already know in regards to the DJI Mavic 3 Professional. Just like the DJI Mavic 3 Basic, it looks like (opens in new tab) we’ll be getting a bundle that incorporates simply the drone with out a controller, plus one which incorporates the DJI RC pad. There may even doubtless be a extra premium DJI Mavic 3 Professional Cine choice with 1TB inside storage.
The massive query stays what focal lengths these three cameras will provide. It appears doubtless that the Mavic 3 Professional will provide related cameras to the 2 which are on the Mavic 3. That drone has a major wide-angle digicam with a 4/3-inch CMOS sensor and a 24mm lens, flanked by a second 162mm telephoto one with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor.
The Mavic 3 Professional’s third lens, which ought to add a useful additional choice between these two excessive focal lengths, will doubtless be a mid-telephoto providing. In keeping with latest hypothesis from @Quadro_News, that third lens could have a 70mm focal size that’ll shoot 4K/60p video.
We’ll doubtless see some extra exact hypothesis arrive within the coming days, notably if the drone is certainly launching on April 25. However no matter its digicam specs, the Mavic 3 Professional is shaping as much as be one other fantastic choice for many who want most photographic flexibility from a comparatively compact drone.
Evaluation: The lacking piece within the Mavic 3 sequence
It took some time for the DJI Mavic 3 sequence to seek out its toes after a barely rushed launch on the finish of 2021. This meant lots of its options, together with ActiveTrack 5.0, needed to be added later with large firmware updates in December 2021 and January 2022.
However the Mavic 3, plus the extra reasonably priced DJI Mavic 3 Basic, at the moment are among the many greatest drones you should purchase, and that may doubtless be the case once more with the Mavic 3 Professional. The brand new mannequin may even spherical off the sequence properly, with an choice for each form of aerial photographer or videographer.
The Mavic 3 Basic affords a single, high-quality lens for many who merely want wide-angle capturing. The usual Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine will grow to be the middle-ground choice for anybody who wants the choice of a telephoto lens for B-roll footage or various angles. And the Mavic 3 Professional is shaping as much as be DJI’s most versatile flying digicam to date, with a useful additional mid-telephoto lens.
However lots of questions nonetheless stay unanswered. Will the Mavic 3 Professional nonetheless have a 4/3-inch CMOS sensor on its major digicam, or will that be downgraded to make room for the opposite two cameras? And can all the Cine model’s cameras assist high-end options like Apple ProRes recording?
Luckily, it seems like we cannot have to attend lengthy to seek out out.