The most anticipated drone release is finally here. It actually has two drones. DJI today released the Mavic 3 Cine and Mavic 3 Cine.
The new drones share a few key features, but let's start with the Mavic 3 Cine, which costs $4,999. The Cine model can film Apple ProRes 422 HD footage at up to 5.1K and 50FPS. It also has a 1TB SSD that is not replaceable but it is still usable.
While the Mavic 3 is less expensive at $2,199, it doesn't have ProRes or an SSD built in. However, it shares the same dual camera system that uses a 4/3CMOS sensor. Both drones can film in 4K at 120fps, and take 20MP photos. The main 24-mm lens can also be used as a hybrid zoom lens that can zoom in at 28x digital zoom. This lens is equivalent to 162mm at aperture f/4.4.
The drones' batteries can last 46 minutes, which is an improvement over the Mavic 2s 31 minute battery, and even the Mavic Air 2s and 2S which could fly for 34 minutes and 31 minutes, respectively.
These drones replace DJI's Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom drones, which were released in 2018. In 2018, DJI also introduced the first Hasselblad camera that could be used in DJI drones. This was after it purchased a majority share in that company in 2017. Since 2018, however, we haven't seen any Hasselblad branding on DJI products. DJI has now included Hasselblad Natural Color Solution in its products, just as it did in 2018. This promises incredible natural colors right out of the camera.
The Mavic 3 can also film footage in 10-bit Dlog if you don't want to use the built-in colour profile. This allows for greater control over the color of the post-processing. You can also shoot in ProRes encoding. However, there is no HDR video.
Apart from the improvements in the camera, DJI also updated its autonomous features for Mavic 3. The Mavic 3 shares the same omnidirectional obstacle sensing as its predecessor. However, the sensors can now detect objects up to 200m (650ft) away. This is in addition to the 20m (65ft) range that the sensors could detect before. The sensor has always been a little too sensitive for me, so I'm curious to see how they react now when near objects.
This extra reach allows for some improvements Advanced RTH (return home), APAS 5.0, and ActiveTrack 5.0. Advanced RTH allows the drone to plan a smarter route back to its launching point. The APAS 5.0 does exactly what you need, but only when you are the drone's operator. ActiveTrack 5.0 will not be released, but it promises great improvements over tracking and following subjects. You can fly in any direction and follow a subject, as well as using the visual sensors on your camera body to track subjects if they move out of frame.
The drones come with the latest version of DJI's OcuSync 3+ transmission technology. This promises 15km range in ideal conditions and 1080p at 60fps live stream transmission to your controller or smartphone.
There are three options for buying the drone. $2,199 for the standard version. This includes the drone, carrying case, remote controller, charger, extra propellers and a joystick.
DJI Mavic3 Warranty Plans DJI warranty programs Mavic3 (1 year plan), $239 1st Replacement $159 2nd Replacement $199 Mavic3 (2 year plan), $299 2nd Replacement $159 2nd Replacement $199 Mavic3 (2 year plan), $299 2nd Replacement $199 Mavic3 (3 year plan), $229 3rd Replacement $229 Mavic3 Cine (1 year Plan) $369 1st Replacment $239 2nd Replacment $299 Mavic3 Cine (2 Year plan) $599 2nd $299 299 Mavic3 3r 339 299 Mavic3 3rd $299 2nd $299 Mavic3rst $299 Mavic3r 3rt $299 Mavic3r 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd $299 Mavic3r 3r 3rd 2nd $299 Mavic3r 3 st $299 Mavic3rst $239 2nd $299 Mavic3rst $239 3rst $299 Mavic3
Fly More Combo includes two additional batteries, a charging station, four sets propellers, a carry case that can be transformed into a backpack and a set ND filters (ND4,ND8, ND16, ND32). Fly More Combo costs $2,999
The Cine Premium Combo is the last bundle. This means that you can't buy the Cine version Mavic 3 without purchasing the accessories, including a brand new DJI RC Pro. The remote controller is similar to the DJI Smart Controller and has a bright, built-in screen. You won't find the Cine Premium Combo with additional ND filters (ND64 ND128, NND256, ND512), but you will get them in the Cine Premium Combo. The Cine Premium Combo bundle costs $4,999. You can order all three bundles starting today.