Initially debuting again in late 2021, the DJI Mavic 3 received a brand new lease on life a yr later with the Mavic 3 Classic which was $450 cheaper however sacrificed one among its twin cameras for the value reduce. With the brand new Mavic 3 Professional, DJI goes the opposite manner by upgrading the Mavic 3 drone with a 3rd digicam, providing extra inventive freedom for framing pictures from the air.
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The Mavic 3 Professional carries ahead the identical 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad digicam used within the different Mavic 3 fashions, with a 24-millimeter equal prime lens (it doesn’t zoom) for capturing the dramatic wide-angle vistas that drone videography has come to be identified for. It additionally carries over the identical video specs as the unique Mavic 3, capturing 5.1K footage at 50fps, or 4K at 120fps. In order for you, or want, to go 8K, you’ll as a substitute must cough up the $16,499 for the just lately introduced DJI Inspire 3.
Additionally returning to the Mavic 3 Professional is the 28x hybrid zoom (or 7x zoom optically) digicam from the unique that was eliminated for the cheaper Mavic 3 Basic, however with a lens upgraded from 162mm to 166mm, and an aperture improve from f4.4 to f3.4, permitting pilots to get a lot nearer to a topic whereas protecting the drone, its spinning propellors, and the noise they produce, farther away.
The 166mm telephoto digicam is now joined by a further 70mm medium telephoto digicam on the Mavic 3 Professional, with a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor and 3x optical zoom. Each provide extra inventive flexibility in the case of framing, however they’re additionally restricted to capturing 4K video at 60fps, as a substitute of 120fps, so there are some trade-offs.
With an additional digicam comes additional weight, which implies the Mavic 3 Professional sees a small hit in flight time: 43 minutes in optimum circumstances as a substitute of 46 minutes with the unique and Basic fashions. But it surely nonetheless contains “eight wide-angle imaginative and prescient sensors” to acknowledge doubtlessly problematic obstacles and routinely fly round them, in addition to the DJI O3+ transmission system permitting the drone to be flown from as much as 15km away whereas nonetheless offering the distant pilot with a 1080P/60fps dwell video stream on their controller, or of their goggles.
The Mavic 3 Professional additionally carries ahead the entire automated performance of the 2 earlier fashions, together with topic monitoring for computerized focus and framing, the flexibility to comply with customized pre-programmed waypoints and exactly recreate a flight route repeatedly, and “Superior RTH” permitting the drone to plan an environment friendly however protected flight again to its start line when its battery begins to get low.
Formally transport in Might, the DJI Mavic 3 Professional begins at $2,199 for a primary equipment that features the DJI distant management and a battery, or $2,999 for the Fly Extra Combo equipment which incorporates further batteries, a multi-charger, a set of customized ND filters, and further props.
If you wish to step as much as the newer DJI RC Pro controller that includes a brighter display screen that’s simpler to see when used outside in daylight, it’s bundled with the Mavic 3 Professional as a part of a pricier $3,889 combo. Lastly, DJI can be providing a Cine model of the DJI Mavic 3 Professional for $4,799: a big value improve, but it surely additionally contains help for Apple’s ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT codecs on all three cameras for improved video high quality. Final however not least, it has a 1TB SSD drive constructed proper into the drone with a high-speed 10Gbps cable connection for shortly pulling media off the drone.