Building off from the huge success of its predecessor, the DJI Mavic 3 is equipped with a powerful and highly advanced 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad L2D-20c camera that offers exceptional image quality and performance. Complementing this is an array of functions that enhance both photography and videography such as, an f2.8-f11 adjustable aperture and the use of Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS).
DJI Mavic 3 Key Features:
- A new and improved Hasselblad optical system
- A powerful 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad L2D-20c Camera
- Use of Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS)
- The larger sensor offers exceptional low-light performance
- 12.8 stops of dynamic range & 10-bit D-Log colour profile
- Optimised for beautiful, professional video capture
- Shoots up to 5.1K Video Recording and DCI 4K/120fps
- An f2.8-f11 adjustable aperture offers more creative
- Enhanced 28x Hybrid Zoom and Explore Mode
- High-Precision Positioning for super-smooth images control
- An intelligent Vision Detection Auto Focus (VDAF) system
- Improved advanced omnidirectional obstacle sensing
- Upgraded Waypoints 3.0 and ActiveTrack 5.0
- Extended flight time from Mavic 2’s 31 to 46 minutes
- A larger capacity battery & 50% stronger wind resistance
- Reliable and super-fast Wi-Fi 6 QuickTransfer
Expanded DJI Mavic 3 Key Features:
The Optical System
Equipped with a Hasselblad L2D-20c camera and 4/3 CMOS imaging sensor, the Mavic 3 is capable of exceptional image quality and overall optical performance. The use of this larger imaging sensor provides the Mavic 3 with a much higher maximum resolution and 12.8-stop dynamic range that retains more detail in highlights and shadows, and as a result, offers a higher quality image. As well as this, the Mavic 3 can more effectively suppress unwanted noise in low-light shooting conditions.
In addition, this drone is fitted with an adjustable aperture and a super-wide 84° field of view. The benefit of an adjustable aperture is that you can now have more control of how your images and films look, allowing you to adjust settings in a wide variety of lighting scenarios. Weighing just 12.5 grams, the 24mm equivalent autofocus lens has an 84° field of view that will capture even more in your frame than ever - An ideal range for capturing beautiful vast landscapes. Finally, DJI has included their advanced Vision Detection Auto Focus (VDAF) technology that is designed to interpret distance data and optimise focusing speed by using multiple vision sensors. This makes for more precise and professional output, be it video or stills.
DJI’s Mavic 3 features highly optimised colour science is will ensure the highest level of colour accuracy and image quality, elevating your content to the next level. First up, Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS). The result of decades of experience producing exceptional imaging technology, Hasselblad’s HNCS can capture and reproduce highly vivid and accurate colours that require no presents or post-production. With Hasselblad, it’s all about capturing that detail and accuracy straight in the camera and this all starts at the pixels on the sensor, each calibrated to the same level as Hasselblad’s flagship camera body and able to record true-to-life colours. Whilst you’re filming or photographing, RGB colour data is obtained by the sensor and then passed through Hasselblad's unique image processing algorithm and colour processing system to deliver as natural colours as possible.
As amazing as the images that the Mavic 3 are, it’s its video performance that is truly outstanding. The Mavic 3’s video capabilities have been optimised to record at higher resolutions and frame rates. The drone shoots up to 5.1K Video Recording, DCI 4K/120fps and supports H.264/H.265 encoding. As well as this, it can capture up to one billion colours thanks to its 10-bit D-Log colour profile that as a result, offers natural colour reproduction and gradations. This allows for advanced flexibility in post-production.
The camera offers an intelligent 28x hybrid tele-zoom and an Explore Mode that allows you to efficiently scout and plan your shots. The zoom means you can record footage from further away which can both save time but also avoid disturbing the scene.
The Mavic 3 features two advanced mechanisms that are designed for safer flights. One is its Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing. This system uses multiple wide-angle vision sensors that work seamlessly with the Mavic 3’s high-performance vision computing engine to sense obstacles in all directions precisely and plan safe flight routes to avoid them. This and its APAS 5.0 technology work together to ensure a safer flight that is more enjoyable too, allowing the drone to sense objects then smoothly and quickly avoid them. This means that you can spend less time on obstacles and more time focussing on capturing the perfect shot from up in the sky.
So, What’s New?
Adding to the array of features that the Mavic 3 offers is an extended flight time. Its predecessor offered, in the correct conditions, a long 31 minute maximum flight time. Whereas the Mavic 3 offers a redesigned high-capacity battery that extends the flight time to 46 minutes. In addition, this iteration of the drone has 50% stronger wind resistance that opens up more creative options for your aerial productions. With extended flight times comes greater distance covered. The Mavic 3 has a huge 12km transmission range which means not only can it fly farther but it also can transmit with stability and less video lag.
The first of its kind, the Mavic 3 features FHD High-Frame-Rate Transmission that is able to transmit a 1080p/60fps live feed. This means that you’ll get a smooth live feed, seeing what the camera sees in a resolution similar to what the camera actually records. This is accompanied by a new layer of flight security. With DJI’s Cellular Transmission Dongle attached, whilst in flight, you can seamlessly switch your Mavic 3 to 4G networks for a smoother, more stable connection when O3+ signals are blocked by buildings, trees, or other structures/obstacles. The O3+ transmission system coordinates with 4G transmission, working together to provide an uninterrupted shooting experience.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x DJI Mavic 3
- 1 x DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller
- 1 x DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller Control Sticks
- 1 x DJI RC-N1 RC Cable (USB Type-C Connector)
- 1 x DJI RC-N1 RC Cable (Standard Micro-USB Connector)
- 1 x DJI RC-N1 RC Cable (Lightning Connector)
- 1 x DJI Mavic 3 Intelligent Flight Battery
- 3 x DJI Mavic 3 Low-Noise Propellers (pair)
- 1 x DJI 65W Portable Charger
- 1 x DJI Mavic 3 Storage Cover
- 1 x Type-C Cable
DJI Mavic 3 Product Video:
DJI Mavic 3 | First Look Review
How does this drone compare to the DJI Mavic 2?
As DJI’s flagship consumer drone, the Mavic 3 has substantial upgrades compared to the previous DJI Mavic 2. These include the implementation of a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and a lightweight 24mm equivalent tele camera. As well as this, the Mavic 3 has the capacity to capture 5.1K/50fps and 4K/120fps videos. This offers higher image quality and greater flexibility during post-processing.
How is the flight experience improved from the DJI Mavic 2?
The DJI Mavic 3 delivers a more refined flying experience, which includes an enhanced 46 minute flight time, the new O3+ to extend the maximum video transmission distance to 12km, as well as the omnidirectional obstacle sensing system, with a more powerful APAS 5.0 and Advanced RTH.
How do you use the DJI Mavic 3’s tele camera?
The tele camera is only available when using Explore mode. When Explore mode is enabled and the camera zoom exceeds 7x, the Mavic 3 will switch to the tele camera automatically.
How do you switch the video transmission feed to 48/50/60fps?
When video recording is set to 30fps or above at any resolution, the video transmission live feed frame rate will automatically switch between 48/50/60fps depending on the mobile phone decoding capability and transmission bandwidth.
What happens if I lose sight of my drone or it’s close to running out of battery mid-flight?
The Mavic 3 is equipped with an Advanced RTH system. This advanced technology automatically determines the optimal route back to its home point and can complete a safe return flight on its own. This is effective whether activated by the user or triggered by signal loss.
What app is required for using DJI Mavic 3?
The DJI Fly app.
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