After launching the DJI FPV, the DJI Mini 2, the DJI Air 2S, and the DJI Action 2, the company has just announced the launch of its new flagship, the DJI Mavic 3 and today we are going to talk about its specs, price and release date. The device has been “completely redesigned”, has been enhanced with a Hasselblad camera, and now offers up to 28x hybrid zoom.
DJI Mavic 3 specs
|DJI MAVIC 3|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||Folded (without propellers) 221 × 96.3 × 90.3 mm|
Unfolded (without propellers) 347.5 × 283 × 107.7 mm
Mavic 3: 895 grams
Mavic 3 Cine: 899 grams
|OPERATING FREQUENCY||2.400-2.4835 GHz|
Up to 46 minutes
|TRANSMISSION DISTANCE||FCC: 15 km|
CE: 8 km
SRRC: 8 km
MIC: 8 km
|MAXIMUM FLIGHT ALTITUDE||6000 m above sea level|
|MAXIMUM FLIGHT SPEED||Speed max. ascent|
1 m/s (mode C)
Speed max. descent
1 m/s (mode C)
Speed max. flight (at sea level, no wind)
5 m/s (mode C)
|MAXIMUM FLIGHT DISTANCE||30 km|
4/3 CMOS, effective pixels: 20MP
Field of view: 84 °
Electronic shutter: 8-1 / 8000 s
Video: 100-6400 Still
1/2 inch CMOS
Field of view: 15 °
Electronic shutter: 2-1 / 8000 s
ISO range :
Video: 100-6400 Still
|RESOLUTION||Hasselblad: 5.280 × 2.970, JPEG/DNG (RAW)|
Camera : 4,000 x 3,000 pixels, JPEG
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
Tasa de bits H.264/H.265: 200 MB/s
Zoom digital x4
Mavic 3 Cine:
MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)
Remote control: 1080p at 30 fps / 1080p at 60 fps
|DETECTION||The binocular omnidirectional vision system, complemented by an infrared sensor on the underside of the aircraft|
Front vision system
Measurement range: 0.5-20 m
Rear vision system
Measurement range: 0.5-16 m
Side detection system
Measurement range: 0.5-25 m
Superior detection system
Measurement range: 0.2-10 m
Lower vision system
Measurement range: 0.3-18 m
Mechanical range :
Tilt: −135 ° to 100 °
Tilt: −90 ° to 35 °
Maximum control speed: 100º / s
Angular vibration range: ± 0.007 °
|GPS||GPS + Galileo + BeiDou|
Hover Accuracy Range :
Vertical: ± 0.1 m (with visual positioning); ± 0.5 m
|STORAGE||Mavic 3: 8GB (available space is approx. 7.2GB)|
Mavic 3 Cine: 1TB (available space is approx. 934.8GB)MicroSD SDXC or UHS-I card with a capacity of up to 2TB
Two cameras and 5.1K recording
With the DJI Mavic 2, Pro DJI started the collaboration with Hasselblad. We find a custom L2D-20c aerial camera with a 4/3 CMOS sensor and a 24-millimeter fixed lens in the new model.
Thanks to this lens, the drone is capable of capturing 20MP still images in 12-bit RAW format and videos in 5.1K at 50 FPS or 4K at 120 FPS. As if that were not enough, it is also capable of recording slow-motion videos at 120 FPS. This sensor also increases dynamic range and eliminates noise more effectively in low light conditions.
In that regard, it is worth noting that it has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops and that the lens has a variable and adjustable aperture of f/2.8-f/11. Speaking of the fixed lens, it is equivalent to 24 millimeters and has 84º of the field of view. Special mention should be made of its weight of only 12.5 grams.
The second camera is a 162-millimeter telephoto with 28x hybrid zoom and f/4.4 aperture. It features visual detection autofocus, which, in a nutshell, means that the Hasselblad camera works with other built-in visual sensors to detect distance and increase focusing speed.
The standard model offers the precision of the Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution color profile. According to DJI, it is capable of capturing up to one billion colors thanks to the 10-bit D-Log profile.
But there is another model, the Mavic 3 Cine, which is an upgraded version with Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding (3,772 MB/s). This codec requires fast and large storage, so the Mavic 3 Cine integrates a 1TB SSD and a 10GB/s data cable for file transfer.
As for intelligent video and photo capture modes, we have MasterShots (quick editing), Panorama (stitching images taken by the drone directly on the drone, up to 100 MP), and QuickTransfer (saving and processing footage on mobile devices, with the bonus of now supporting WiFi 6).
Better obstacle detection and more autonomy
Now that we know how it records, let’s see what it offers in terms of security. The first thing that catches the eye is APAS 5.0, the obstacle detection and navigation system. This combines inputs from six visual sensors (fisheye) and two sensors (wide-angle) to detect obstacles in “all directions” and plan flights to avoid them.
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It is an omnidirectional detection system that comes complete with ActiveTrack 5.0. This allows users to detect obstacles even in “Normal” mode and, in addition, allows the drone to move with the target as it moves sideways and can even fly alongside or around it. If it goes out of frame, the drone will automatically follow and reframe it.
On the other hand, it has GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou and its accuracy has been improved. It also has a system for returning to the point of origin, with the bonus that this model detects the shortest, safest, and most efficient route. Moreover, the drone even calculates the wind speed to take it into account when returning.
The DJI O3+ transmission system has a maximum range of 15 kilometers and improves signal stability and performance. It’s the first DJI drone to offer a live signal in FullHD at 60 FPS.
Finally, and in terms of autonomy, the drone is capable of enduring up to 46 minutes in “ideal conditions”. That, according to DJI, is due to new motors and propellers, a higher-capacity battery, and lower structural weight. The shape of the arms has been redesigned to make them more aerodynamic and, according to DJI, they offer 35% less drag than previous generations.
DJI Mavic 3 release date and price
The DJI Mavic 3 is available for purchase now through the company’s website and authorized dealers. It is available in different packs and is as follows:
- DJI Mavic 3 standard version: $2,425 (current exchange rate), includes Mavic 3 drone, intelligent flight battery, RC-N1 remote control, three RC-N1 cables, battery charger, storage case, 3 pairs of propellers, and other essential items.
- Mavic 3 Fly More Pack: $3,233 (current exchange rate), includes Mavic 3 drone, three Intelligent Flight batteries, RC-N1 remote control, three RC -N1 cables, battery charger, battery charging hub, storage case, six pairs of propellers, ND filter set (ND4), convertible carrying bag and other essentials.
- DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Pack: $5,544 (current exchange rate), includes an integrated 1TB SSD and supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ video recording, the Mavic 3 Cine drone, three Intelligent Flight batteries, DJI RC Pro, battery charger, battery charging hub, storage case, six pairs of propellers, ND filter set (ND4\8\16\32), ND filter set (ND64\128\256\512), convertible carrying bag, DJI 10GB/s high-speed data cable, and other essential items.