05 November 2020
DJI's high-end drone lineup has just received a couple of new models: Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine. Both of these are exactly the same drones except for a couple of extra features that buyers will get with the Cine model. The main highlight of the drone is its dual-camera setup which is a first for DJI drones.
The DJI Mavic 3 features a 20-megapixel Hasselblad wide-angle 4/3 CMOS sensor and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with 4X digital zoom and 28X Hybrid Zoom. The primary camera is capable of shooting 5.1K videos at 50 frames per second and the secondary sensor is 'limited' to recording 4K videos at 30fps.
The drone supports various DJI modes like MasterShots and 100MP panorama mode. The good thing is that it can now also be used for live streaming content in 1080p at 60 frames per second. It is capable of offering an extended 46-minute flight time and a nearly 10-mile video transmission range. This is a significant improvement over the previous offerings.
The Mavic 3 comes with 8GB of onboard storage but if you go for the Mavic 3 Cine, you will get 1TB SSD storage. This is because the Cine model also supports the Apple ProRes 422 HQ video format. Both drones have features like Advanced RTH (return to home), APAS 5.0, ActiveTrack 5.0, WiFi 6, and OcySync 3+.
The Mavic 3 standard bundle will cost you $2,199 where you will get the drone, carrying strap, remote controller, charger, a set of extra propellers, and a joystick. The Fly More Combo is priced at $2,999 and offers two additional batteries, a charging hub, four sets of propellers, a carrying case that also transforms into a backpack, and a set of ND filters (ND4, ND8, ND16, and ND32).
If you are interested in the Mavic 3 Cine, it is available in a single bundle named Cine Premium Combo and costs $4,999. It includes all the standard accessories, a DJI RC Pro, and additional ND filters: ND64, ND128, ND256, ND512. DJI has made all the bundles available for purchase.