As already predicted DJI has introduced two new Enterprise models for its Mavic 3 series, which are mainly aimed at special applications and replace the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Enterprise Dual models. Like both of these, there are again two variant, now called DJI Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T. However, unlike the previous generation, both models now have a wide-angle and a telephoto camera - the Mavic 3T (T for Thermal) variant is also equipped with a thermal imaging camera.
DJI Mavic 3E and 3T
Both models are based on the Mavic 3 and offer the similar basic performance specs of up to 45 minutes of flight time and live image transmission via DJI O3 Enterprise Transmission of 1080p30 video at a distance of up to 15 kilometers. Like the consumer models of the Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Enterprise series also feature the DJI AirSense system for increased flight safety, which detects ADS-B signals from manned aircraft and helicopters to warn drone pilots of other air traffic in their vicinity. Also on board is the latest version of the DJI APAS System 5.0 obstacle detection and avoidance system, which uses six omnidirectional fish-eye sensors to eliminate blind spots in any direction.
Omni-directional obstacle detection.
162mm telephoto camera
. The telephoto camera of both versions is relatively similar - both use a 1/2" CMOS sensor with 12 megapixels and a lens with an equivalent focal length of 162mm and an f/4.4 aperture. Digital can be zoomed 8x and hybrid 56x into the image. However, the 3T&s maximum ISO of up to 25600 is again significantly higher than the 3E&s 6400, but the Mavic 3E is superior to its sister model in (H.264) video recording quality as it records (with both the zoom and wide-angle cameras) 4K at 30 fps at 130 Mbps and 1080p30 at 70 Mbps (as opposed to the 3T&s 85 and 35 Mbps, respectively).
DJI Mavic 3E and 3T camera systems.
DJI Mavic 3E
. The Mavic 3E&s specialty is mapping and surveying without the need for ground control points using its 20MP wide-angle camera, which, along with the intelligent night scene mode, offers greatly improved performance in twilight conditions. The Mavic 3E&s wide-angle camera uses a 4/3 CMOS sensor with 20 megapixels and a 24mm lens (equivalent focal length) with an 84° field of view and an aperture of f/2.8 to f/11.
Videos can be recorded in UltraHD 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) or FullHD though at a maximum of 30 fps in H.264, with the bitrate on the Mavic 3E being significantly higher in each case at 130 Mbps (4K) and 70 Mbps (FHD) compared to the 85 Mbps (4K) and 30 Mbps (FHD) of the Mavic 3T. The wide-angle camera is combined with the telephoto camera with up to 56x hybrid zoom. A mechanical shutter prevents motion blur and supports fast 0.7-second interval shooting.
DJI Mavic 3T
DJI Mavic 3T
The DJI Mavic 3T, on the other hand, is specifically designed for firefighting, search and rescue, inspection, and night operations, and because of that, it offers a combination of the same zoom camera as the Mavic 3E, as well as a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera and a thermal imager with a 61° field of view (DFOV) and an equivalent focal length of 40 mm with a resolution of 640 x 512 pixels. The thermal imager supports point and area temperature measurements, high temperature alerts, color palettes and isotherms to help professionals find hotspots and make quick decisions.
DJI Mavic 3T Thermal Imager.
The Mavic 3T&s thermal imaging and zoom cameras enable easy comparisons with 28x continuous digital zoom on parallel-displayed screens. The Mavic 3T&s wide-angle camera uses a 1/2" CMOS sensor with 48 megapixels and a 24mm lens (equivalent focal length) with an 84° field of view and an f/2.8 aperture.
Pricing and Availability
The DJI Mavic 3E and DJI Mavic 3T Enterprise drones are available immediately in a variety of configurations, with the Mavic 3E standard version priced from €3,149 and the DJI Mavic 3T standard version priced from €4,919.