DJI launches Mavic 3 Pro drone with triple-camera system

Apr 25, 2023, 2:41 PM UTC
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DJI, the leading drone manufacturer, today unveiled the latest addition to their Mavic series, the Mavic 3 Pro. This new drone boasts a triple-camera system, a significant improvement from its predecessor’s dual-camera setup. The Hasselblad camera, which has been included in the previous model, is joined by a new 70mm medium-tele camera and a 166mm zoom camera, providing more precise framing options for photographers and videographers.

The Mavic 3 Pro’s Hasselblad camera still offers a maximum resolution of 5.1K at up to 50 fps and can do slow-mo 120fps with DCI 4K mode. The new 3x camera can shoot video at 4K/60fps and take photos up to 48 megapixels on a 1/1.3” CMOS sensor. Additionally, the tele camera now supports a wider f/3.4 aperture and 4K/60fps video.

While the extra camera power is undoubtedly impressive, it does come at a slight cost to battery performance. The Mavic 3 Pro has a maximum flight time of 43 minutes compared to the 46 minutes on the standard Mavic 3, assuming that DJI’s obstacle avoidance technology and video recording are not in use.

Despite this, many features remain unchanged from the standard Mavic 3, such as DJI’s “OccuSync” O3+ technology and intelligent modes like the stable track shot FocusTrack feature and the ability to shoot and edit videos with MasterShots automatically.

For filmmakers looking for something more specialized, DJI also offers the Mavic 3 Pro Cine, which includes support for Apple ProRes encoding and 1TB of internal storage. Although not capable of ProRes RAW footage like the industrial-level DJI Inspire 3, the Mavic 3 Pro Cine is still a more affordable option for those seeking high-quality footage.

The Mavic 3 Pro is available for pre-order now and will start shipping in May. The drone is offered in various packages, with the Fly More Combo, which includes a carry-case, two more sets of propellers, four ND filters, two extra batteries with a charging dock, a protective muzzle, charging cables, and the standard RC controller with a built-in screen, priced at $2,999. The basic package, which includes the controller, is available for $2,199.

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For serious fliers, the $3,889 Fly More Combo includes the same items as the $2,999 package but with an upgraded RC Pro controller that adds a couple of antennas plus the ability to capture a live video feed. Finally, the ultimate Mavic 3 Pro Cine comes in the complete premium combo package with an RC Pro controller for $4,799.

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