DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, has recently launched the Mavic 3 Pro, which boasts three optical cameras, making it the first of its kind in the world.
The Mavic 3 Pro comes with a 24mm equivalent wide-angle 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera, a 166mm equivalent telephoto camera, and a new 70mm equivalent medium tele camera. The third camera fills the gap between the other two, allowing for better, more flexible shooting.
The Mavic 3 Pro features a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor, 3x optical zoom, and is capable of 48MP/12MP photos, 4K/60fps video, and supports the new D-log M. The telephoto camera also has a 28x digital zoom, although the image quality decreases with the image cropping. In addition, the new camera boasts a boosted aperture from f4.4 to f3.4 and an improved video frame rate, allowing for shooting with 7x optical zoom and 12MP photos. It also has upgraded low-light capabilities thanks to the shift in aperture.
The Mavic 3 Pro Cine also offers Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec support for all three cameras and features a built-in 1TB SSD 2 with 10Gbps lightspeed data cable. In addition, DJI claims the Mavic 3 Pro can stay in the air for up to 43 minutes, allowing for more coverage on a single battery charge.
Furthermore, to protect the drone from accidental collisions, the eight wide-angle vision sensors work with Omnidirectional Sensing and APAS 5.0 technologies to allow the drone to see obstacles in all directions and plan a safe flight path around them.
Pricing for the various Mavic 3 Pro bundles ranges from $2,199 to $3,889. Overall, the Mavic 3 Pro sets a new standard for professional drones and offers improved image and video quality, flexible shooting options, and longer battery life.
As DJI continues to push the boundaries of drone technology, it will be interesting to see what innovations they will bring to the market in the future.