The DJI Mavic 3 Professional has lastly formally landed – and because the rumors predicted, it is DJI’s first three-camera shopper drone and a brand new flagship that sits on the prime of its Mavic 3 sequence.
Not conversant in DJI drones? The Mavic sequence are its top-range shopper drones, sitting above the mid-range Air sequence and the beginner-friendly Mini vary. And the Mavic 3 Professional is now the highest mannequin in its sequence, above the DJI Mavic 3 and extra reasonably priced DJI Mavic 3 Traditional.
So what makes the Mavic 3 Professional deserving of flagship standing? Its most important attraction are these three cameras, which promise to make it DJI’s most versatile drone to this point. The Mavic 3 Professional has a most important 4 Thirds digital camera (with a 24mm focal size), which is flanked by a brand new mid-telephoto 1/1.3in mid-telephoto digital camera (70mm focal size) and an improved 166mm telephoto digital camera.
That telephoto is just like the one on the DJI Mavic 3, with the identical small 1/2-inch sensor, however has a barely longer focal size and a brighter aperture (f/3.4, in comparison with f/4.4). This could assist increase picture high quality for lengthy zoom pictures, significantly in lower than best lighting.
But it surely’s that new mid-telephoto digital camera that arguably has much more potential. It is successfully the DJI Mini 3 Professional’s most important digital camera with an extended focal size, and guarantees to neatly fill within the hole between the Mavic 3 Professional’s large and excessive telephoto lenses, letting you get nearer to topics it’s possible you’ll not have the ability to fly near (for instance, folks and buildings) with out having to make use of digital zoom.
So what are the opposite advantages (and drawbacks) to the DJI Mavic 3 Professional and is it the drone for you? Listed here are the entire official particulars, plus our early verdict.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? DJI’s first drone with three digital camera lenses.
- When is it out? It is out there to pre-order now with delivery beginning in Could.
- How a lot will it price? The DJI Mavic 3 Professional begins at £1,879 (with the DJI RC controller), with Fly Extra Combo and a Cine Premium Combo bundle additionally out there (see under).
DJI Mavic 3 Professional value and launch date and value
The DJI Mavic 3 Professional is accessible to pre-order now forward of delivery in Could within the numerous bundles under, which begin at £2,199 / £1,879 / AU$3,099 for the drone and DJI RC controller.
|Bundle||DJI Mavic 3 Professional|
|With DJI RC controller||£2,199 / £1,879 / AU$3,099|
|Fly Extra Combo (DJI RC)||$2,999 / £2,549 / AU$4,199|
|Fly Extra Combo (DJI RC Professional)||$3,889 / 3,169 GBP/ AU$5,329|
|Cine Premium Combo||$4,799 / £4,109 / AU$6,939|
Surprisingly, DJI says that whereas the prevailing DJI Mavic 3 will stay on sale, it will not be producing that drone anymore. This explains why the DJI Mavic 3 Professional’s pricing is in an analogous ballpark to the Mavic 3.
In the end, this may depart the Mavic 3 sequence with two choices – the brand new Professional model, and the extra reasonably priced, single-camera DJI Mavic 3 Traditional.
DJI Mavic 3 Professional specs and options
The DJI Mavic 3 Professional rumors have been just about spot-on – that is DJI’s first shopper drone with three cameras, making it an aerial companion with few friends in relation to capturing versatility.
Let’s check out that new digital camera setup first. As you’ll be able to see under, the Mavic 3 Professional combines the principle digital camera from the usual Mavic 3 – which has a big 4 Thirds sensor – with a brand new 70mm mid-telephoto, and a barely upgraded 166mm telephoto lens (which has a brighter f/3.4 aperture than on the Mavic 3).
|Digital camera||Sensor||Focal size||Aperture|
|Foremost digital camera||20MP 4 Thirds||24mm||f/2.8-f/11|
|Mid-telephoto (3x zoom)||48MP 1/1.3in||70mm||f/2.8|
|Telephoto (7x zoom)||12MP 1/2in||166mm||f/3.4|
On that most important digital camera, you’ll be able to shoot 5.1K video at 50fps or DCI 4K at 120fps, though it is price noting that ActiveTrack autofocus is not out there while you’re capturing at resolutions increased than 4K or body charges over 60fps.
The Mavic 3 Professional’s medium telephoto digital camera sounds significantly enjoyable, due to its 1/1.3in sensor (the identical as on the DJI Mini 3 Professional) and skill to shoot 48MP stills or 4K/60p video. It additionally helps DJI’s new D-log M format, which guarantees to be a flexible choice for colour grading.
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Lastly, that telephoto lens guarantees to be barely higher than on the Mavic 3, due to its aperture increase (it is f/3.4, in comparison with f/4.4 on its predecessor). It nonetheless solely has a small 1/2-inch sensor, however may very well be a helpful emergency choice for b-roll.
Elsewhere, DJI says the Mavic 3 Professional can handle 43 minutes of flight time (a couple of minutes lower than the Mavic 3), although that may once more seemingly equate to round half-hour of precise capturing time. And it has the identical impediment avoidance system as earlier than, utilizing eight wide-angle sensors work seamlessly to identify tree branches and objects.
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Similar to on the Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Professional additionally has DJI’s newest O3+ transmission system, which guarantees to ship a 1080p/60fps HD dwell feed at distances of as much as 15 km (within the US) or 8km elsewhere. Though most areas’ drone legal guidelines do require you to keep up line-of-sight together with your drone, so these distances are merely theoretical.