Following a leak, the DJI Mavic 3 has finally been unveiled by the Chinese company, along with the Mavic 3 Cine, a more premium version of the drone. Both these offerings ship with dual camera systems, can shoot 4K videos at up to 120fps, and capture 20MP photos.
The Mavic 3 has been priced at $2,199, whereas the Cine model has been placed at $4,999. The two main advantages that it has over the other model are the ability to shoot Apple ProRes 422 HQ videos at 5.1K up to 50FPS and its incorporation of a non-removable 1TB SSD.
The DJI Mavic 3 can capture 10-bit D-log footage, while both the drones offer standard H.264 and H.265 profiles. Despite this, there is no HDR video support on these two new drones. They carry a 4/3 CMOS sensor and pair it with a main 24mm lens and a hybrid zoom lens capable of 28x digital zoom.
The new DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine bring a big improvement to battery life. They offer 46 minutes of flight time, which is quite a huge upgrade over the Mavic 2’s 31-minute battery life.
On the flight tech front, these drones grab the omnidirectional obstacle sensing feature from their predecessor but it’s now capable of detecting obstacles 200m away. ActiveTrack 5.0 has made its way into these DJI drones as well, bringing improved tracking and following of subjects.
Another feature of the DJI Mavic 3 range is Advanced RTH (Return To Home), which gives them improved accuracy while planning their route back to the launch site. Moreover, the updated OcuSync 3+ technology provides a range of 15kms and a live feed transmission of 1080p at 60fps.
The DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are now available for pre-order in the US.