DJI launches Mavic 3 drone with dual cameras

DJI launches Mavic 3 drone with dual cameras

DJI has launched Mavic 3 – its latest iteration of its popular Mavic series of drones. The Mavic 3 drone has got dual cameras with a 3 axis gimbal for steady shots and omni directional obstacle sensing technology.

Hasselblad L2D-20c 24mm camera

One of the cameras is a Hasselblad L2D-20c wideangle 20MP camera from Hasselblad having 4/3” CMOS sensor. According to DJI, this sensor has been specifically developed by Hasselblad.

In this wideangle camera the 35mm equivalent focal length is 24mm. One can shoot 5.1K and it is also capable of shooting 4K at 120p. DJI claims a dynamic range of 12.8 stops. It also has an adjustable aperture of f2.8 to f11. DJI has added what it calls as Vision Detection Auto Focus technology (VDAF) for smooth autofocus of subjects.

Tele camera with 48x hybrid zoom:

The other camera is a 12 MP telephoto with ½” CMOS sensor and can shoot 4K video and also has a 28x hybrid zoom function which amounts to 162mm in 35mm equivalent. You have to activate the Explore mode to use the tele camera. This will help is recording from a distance without disturbing the subject. This would be suitable especially for wildlife who don’t want a drone to hover too close to them or in situations where it is physically not possible to fly the drone close.

Mavic 3 not only records aerial videos at high resolutions and framerates, it also captures up to 1 billion colors with a 10-bit D-Log color profile. This delivers more natural gradations of sky coloring with more details retained for greater flexibility in post-production.

Omnidirectional Obstacle sensing:

Mavic 3 helps you to enjoy collision-free flight so you can focus on getting the best shots possible. Multiple wide-angle vision sensors work seamlessly with a high-performance vision computing engine to sense obstacles in all directions precisely and plan a safe flight route that avoids them. [4]

Mavic 3 Omnidirectional Obstacle Avoidance

Mavic 3 Omnidirectional Obstacle Avoidance

Mavic 3 comes with an advanced Return to Home (RTH) function so that in case of loss of link, it can determine the optimal route to come back to the original position.

The Mavic 3 has a flight time of 46 minutes. It has a 15km video transmission range. Also, it livestreams the video to your phone at 108060p so that in case something happens to the drone, you still have the footage.

DJI has launched the Mavic 3 in three options. The Mavic 3 is $2199 USD. It also comes in a Mavic 3 Fly more combo which has additional batteries, propellers and charging hub. It is priced at $2999 US Dollars. At the top end sits the Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo at $4999 US Dollars.

The Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo can record your footage in ProRes 422 HQ with a maximum data rate of 3772Mbps. It also supports a built-in 1TB SSD [3] and 10Gbps lightspeed data cable to further facilitate professional filming and creation. Even though modern computers can easily edit other codecs, ProRes still remains the go to codec for professionals. So this helps in retaining all the details as well as giving the flexibility for post processing for high end applications. Till the time 8K doesn’t become the delivery codec, this drone should be of big use for professionals.

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