DJI Announces the Mavic 3 Drone With Major Improvements

DJI Announces the Mavic 3 Drone With Major Improvements

The latest update to DJI's popular drone, the Mavic, is here, and it brings with it some huge improvements and new features. Check out what the Mavic 3 has to offer. 

Perhaps the biggest step forward in the new Mavic 3 is its new dual-camera system. First is the wide angle camera, featuring a rather large four-thirds sensor with 20 megapixels of resolution. This sensor features 12.8 stops of dynamic range and is paired with a 24mm-equivalent lens. Complementing the wide camera is a telephoto camera with a 12-megapixel 1/2" sensor, paired with a 162mm-equivalent lens and 28x hybrid zoom. In addition to normal photo and 4K video functions, the telephoto camera also features an Explore Mode for scouting locations. 

The wide angle Hasselblad camera offers video at up to 5.1K along with 4K at up to 120 fps and features an adjustable aperture that ranges from f/2.8 to f/11. Filmmakers will enjoy 10-bit D-Log and Hasselblad NCS (Natural Color Solution) capabilities. Augmenting the cameras' capabilities are numerous automatic flight paths, automatic subject tracking capabilities, omnidirectional obstacle-sensing system, and APAS (Advanced Pilot Assistance System) 5.0. For stills, the wide angle offers raw and JPEG capabilities, while the telephoto lens is limited to JPEGs. 

Two more major improvements come in the battery life and transmission range. Battery life sees an approximately 50% increase, now offering users an impressive 46 minutes. Meanwhile, transmission range has been increased to 9.3 miles. 

Other features include advanced RTH (return to home), Live View at up to 1080p and 60 fps, precision positioning for holding steady in air, DJI Waypoint 3.0, ActiveTrack, MasterShots, automatic exposure bracketing, and timed photos. It also features 8 GB of internal storage, wind resistance up to 26.8 mph, 47 mph maximum speed, and more. And of course, the Mavic 3 still folds down to become quite portable. 


The Mavic 3 is available in three configurations:

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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