DJI releases Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine

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DJI has released two new Mavic drones, the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine, with both equipped with dual lens setups.

The two models share a number of improved features over the Mavic 2, with the standout features Apple ProRes 422 HQ footage at 5.1K up to 50fps on the Mavic 3 Cine, and 4K up to 120 frames per second on the Mavic 3.

In addition to 'standard' 28mm lenses, both drones are equipped with 28x hybrid zoom lenses.

© DJI Mavic 3
© DJI Mavic 3

Both models also feature an extended battery life that DJI claims can support up to 46 minutes of flight time on one charge, which is a marked improvement on the Mavic 2, Mavic Air 2s & 2S, which could all only fly for just over 30 minutes after a single charge.

© DJI Mavic 3
© DJI Mavic 3

Like its 2018 predecessors, the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine also continue DJI's relationship with Hasselblad, with the Swedish company providing 'Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution' which helps capture natural colours directly from the drones' camera. 

For users who don’t wish to use the built-in colour profile, the Mavic 3 also has the capability to film footage in 10-bit D-log, which allows for more colour control in post-processing. 

In addition to the improvements to the drones’ camera, DJI has upgraded the drones’ autonomous functions, including improvements to the omnidirectional obstacle sensing feature, which can now detect objects up to 200 metres away, 10 times further than previous models. 

This enhanced sensitivity gives rise to a number of other improvements, including an Advanced RTH (return-to-home) function, APA 5.0 and ActiveTrack 5.0. 

ActiveTrack 5.0 will not be available yet on the drone’s release, but instead come as a firmware update later. DJI claims it will greatly improve the drones’ ability to track and follow subjects as it will be able to use visual sensors on the camera body of the drone to maintain continuous tracking of a subject, even if the subject goes out of frame. 

© DJI Mavic 3 Cine
The Mavic 3 Cine boasts a built-in, but not user-replaceable, 1TB SSD drive. © DJI Mavic 3 Cine

The Mavic 3 does not possess the ProRes or built-in SSD features of the Mavic Cine, but both models do come equipped with updated versions of DJI’s proprietary transmission technology OcuSync 3+, which DJI claims will deliver 15km of range in ideal conditions, as well as 1080p at 60fps live feed transmission to your drone controller or smartphone. 

The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are available for purchase in as part of a number of drone bundles, including the Mavic 3 Standard version for an RRP of $3,099 AUD, the DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo with an RRP of $4,199 AUD and the DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo with an RRP of a whopping $7,199 AUD.

You can head to DJI’s website here to find out more about the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine.

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