The DJI Mavic Pro 3 - Did you say 2 cameras and one with a MFT Sensor!


Gear Focus

Oct 28, 2021

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Leaks of the brand new highly anticipated DJI Mavic Pro 3 have been hitting social media. Let's take a look at what's to come when DJI officially releases the new Mavic Pro 3 drone on Nov 5, 2021. It's been three years since DJI released the Mavic 2 Pro and from the day I got it, I was thoroughly impressed. That drone was a real workhorse and helped me produce some amazing shots, including this shot from Baltimore harbor which I ended up selling to a company for a promotional video for a decent amount of money. In fact, that was the first drone footage I sold.     The Mavic 2 Pro with the Hasselblad sensor just produces some amazing images. And you can now pick up a used Mavic 2 Pro for as low as around $1300 often with the fly more combo and extras like ND filters, etc. In fact, check out Joey Helm's store as he is selling his which he flew over a Volcano in Iceland for a video that went viral.

What Updates Can We Expect?

So what are the leaks showing us as far as the specs on the new Mavic Pro 3?  Well, to start off, the company will be releasing two models, the Mavic 3 and the 3 Cine. Both models sport dual cameras, one wide and one telephoto. You heard that right and yes, it's a first for any drone. The manual that has been leaked specifically shows a wide-angle Micro Four Thirds sensor and a telephoto 1/2" sensor. The main camera features a large 4/3” sensor with 20 MP resolution, f/2.8 aperture, and 84° field of view. This is a welcome upgrade over the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which had a 1” sensor. Here's where the differences between the two models come into play. The Cine drone, as indicated by the name, will boast a few more features more adept for video shoots. It will support ProRes, the video codec that has recently made its way into the iPhones. Another difference is the amount of internal storage. The Cine comes equipped with 1TB of internal storage while the Mavic 3 packs 8GB. Both models will support a MicroSD slot for 2TB of additional storage. What kind of battery life do the new models pack? From the first look, it appears as though both models will be powered by a 5,000 mAh (77 Whr) battery that gives it up to 46 minutes of flight time. As a comparison, the Mavic 2 Pro only had a flight time of 31 minutes.

Leaked Images

[caption id="attachment_3992" align="aligncenter" width="750"] The Mavic 3 Cine even gets its own branding on the drone itself. Image: TechnikNews[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3987" align="aligncenter" width="750"] The Mavic 3 in its folded-up state, with its dual cameras. Image: TechnikNews[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3983" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Mavic 3 Cine bundle includes the Cine drone, a Smart Controller, and more. Image: TechnikNews[/caption]

The Specs (As we know them for now)

Dronemodelismo video and the Jasper Ellens leaked manual pages:
  • Upgraded obstacle avoidance with wide-angle sensors moved to the corners of the drone
  • New camera module with two lenses, wide angle + telephoto - another collaboration with Hasselblad
  • 12Mp zoom camera has a 160mm (35mm equivalent) f/4.4 lens
  • 20Mp wide-angle camera has a 24mm, f2.8 - f/11 aperture lens (with 16mm adapter ring)
  • Shoots 5.7K video, possibly in Apple ProRes
  • 46-minute flight time thanks to larger-capacity battery
  • 15km range (Ocusync 3)
  • Battery will be inserted from back, like Mini 2S
  • 1TB of internal storage on Cine Model or 8 gigs on standard
The pages from the manual detail the camera specs, flight time, and new remote controller which has Ocusync 3 and a built-in 5.5in 1080p screen: DJI Mavic 3 Remote    

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