DJI Mavic 3 Pro is a Flagship Drone with the First Triple Camera System
Following DJI’s announcement of the professional Inspire 3 drone, the leader in civilian drones has announced the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, a flagship drone with the world’s first triple camera system.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro Combines Existing Hasselblad Camera with New Medium Telephoto and Telephoto Cameras
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro features the Mavic’s renowned Hasselblad camera and 24mm lens, plus a pair of telephoto cameras with 70mm and 166mm focal lengths.
The primary camera is the same 20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS image sensor featured in the standard Mavic 3. The sensor is paired to a 24mm-equivalent lens with an f/2.8-11 aperture range. The camera’s ISO spans 100-6400 sensitivities for still photography and video.
DJI claims that the camera’s dynamic range is 12.8 stops. Plus, paired with Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution (HNCS), the camera promises accurate colors straight out of the camera, reducing the need for complicated presets or extensive post-processing.
The primary camera records 12-bit RAW images and ProRes video up to 5.1K (5120 x 2700). DCI 4K and 4K video can be recorded up to 60 frames per second for normal-speed playback and 120 fps for slow-motion playback.
The new medium tele camera (70mm equivalent) is paired with a Type 1 (1/1.3-inch) CMOS image sensor and 3x optical zoom. It can record 12 and 48-megapixel photos and 4K video at up to 60 fps. The camera also supports the new D-Log M color mode. DJI says the 3x optical zoom is a perfect companion for the drone’s Hyperlapse recording mode.
The Mavic 3 Pro improves upon the original Mavic 3’s telephoto camera, which delivers a 162mm equivalent lens with an f/4.4 aperture. The Pro’s new 166mm telephoto camera has a faster f/3.4 aperture and improved video frame rate. Whereas the Mavic 3 recorded 4K video at up to 50 fps, the Mavic 3 Pro delivers 4K/60p video. Both drones capture 12-megapixel still images and digital zoom of up to 28x.
For the ultimate cinematic experience, the DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine model includes built-in 1TB SSD storage and a 10Gbps “lightspeed” data cable. All three versions, the Mavic 3 and the new Mavic 3 Pro and Mavic 3 Pro Cine drones, support Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding.
New 10-bit D-Log M Color Mode Promises Better Colors and Simpler Post-Production
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro includes a new 10-bit D-Log M color mode that supports recording up to one billion colors. “Even in high-contrast scenarios, like sunrises and sunsets, it delivers natural color gradations with delicate details for a full-spectrum visual experience,” DJI promises. D-Log M also reduces the challenge of color grading, enabling a more efficient, simpler post-production workflow.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro Flight Time and Intelligent Features
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro allows up to 43 minutes of flight time and features Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing and Advanced Pilot Assistance System (5.0) to ensure long, safe flights. The drone’s eight wide-angle vision sensors are paired with a high-performance vision computing engine to promise reliably safe flying.
The Mavic 3 Pro includes a DJI O3+ transmission system to provide a 1080/60p live feed at up to 9.3 miles (15 kilometers), although DJI recommends maintaining line of sight with the drone.
Additional features including Waypoint Flight (automatic flight route generation based upon preset waypoints), Cruise Control (flight control in any direction without continuous control stick input), and Advanced RTH (safe return to the home point with obstacle avoidance), ensure a smooth, automated drone flight experience.
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro promises to be accessible to newcomers and experienced drone users with a suite of intelligent modes. FocusTrack for the Hasselblad camera and the medium telephoto camera allows users to select and track a subject across multiple directions automatically. MasterShots are enabled with a single tap, allowing the drone to automatically shoot, edit, and add soundtracks to cinematic footage. QuickShots are diverse camera movements, like “Dronie, Rocket, Circle, and Helix, ” allowing even inexperienced users to capture exciting drone shots. Finally, Panorama mode enables users to capture a 100-megapixel pano shot automatically.
The Mavic 3 Pro includes High-Speed QuickTransfer, utilizing Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to transfer footage and photos to a connected smartphone at up to 80 MB per second. Concerning smartphones, DJI’s LightCut app allows users to preview footage from the Mavic 3 Pro without transferring the footage. An AI-powered One-Tap Edit mode allows users to easily edit footage as well.
DJI Care Refresh
DJI has announced that the DJI Mavic 3 Pro and Mavic 3 Pro Cine are now part of the DJI Care Refresh protection plan. The replacement service covers accidental damage, including flyaways, collisions, and water damage, for an additional charge. For the full details of DJI Care Refresh, visit DJI.
Price and Availability
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro and Mavic 3 Pro Cine will begin shipping in May.
The Mavic 3 Pro (DJI RC) starts at $2,199, with a Fly More Combo (DJI Remote Controller (RC)) available for $2,999 and a DJI RC Pro version available for $3,899. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine Premium Combo costs $4,799.
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro, Mavic 3 Classic, and Mavic 3 are compatible with DJI’s latest DJI Goggles Integra, DJI Goggles 2, and DJI RC Motion 2. DJI has announced two new goggles and RC Motion Controller combos to enhance the flight experience further, the DJI Goggles 2 Motion Combo and DJI Goggles Integra Motion combo. More information is available via DJI’s store.
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