fficially, the new Mavic 3 Pro won&t be available until tomorrow at 3pm, but thanks to well-known leakers like Jasper Ellens, DealsDrone and Quadro News, many of the specs as well as images and even pricing for the different variants of DJI&s new pro/consumer top model are already out. It was already clear that the biggest new feature would be a third telephoto camera - now its specs are there too.
DJI&s new Mavic 3 Pro drone with remote control.
New: the 70mm telephoto camera
. So, according to the leaked info, the previous configuration of the Mavic 3 with a main Hasselblad camera with 4/3" sensor and a 24mm equivalent lens and a 1/2" 7x optical (28x hybrid)zoom camera (166mm equivalent) will be joined by a medium telephoto camera with 1/1.3" sensor (70mm equivalent) with 3x optical zoom, covering the hybrid zoom range of 3-7x hybrid. The capabilities of the existing cameras have been improved somewhat, however, with the main camera now capable of recording 5.1K video at up to 120 fps (up from 50p) thanks to its new Sony IMX472 sensor module, and the old telephoto camera capable of 4K at 60p (up from 50p), also its aperture has been increased from f/4.4 to f/3.4 and focal length from 162 to 166mm. the new telephoto camera records at a maximum 4K 60p as well.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro announcement with the new triple camera.
The Mavic 3 variants: one on, one off
. So the (consumer) Mavic 3 now actually comes in three basic versions: once with just the main camera (Mavic Classic), with the main camera and the telephoto camera (Mavic 3), and now with three cameras (main camera plus two complementary 3x and 7x telephoto cameras). There will again be a cine version of the Mavic 3 Pro - like the Mavic 3 - aimed at professional filmmakers, which can record Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT (ProRes RAW remains reserved for the top model Inspire 3).
DJI Mavic 3 Pro
However, since the Mavic 3 is no longer (available) at DI store.dji.com/de/product/dji-mavic-3?vid=109821, DJI seems to want to replace this variant with the Mavic 3 Pro. So as of tomorrow, there will only be the Mavic 3 Classic and the Mavic 3 Pro.
No information is available regarding the other technical features, but we assume that the obstacle detection system as well as the intelligent flight and shooting modes are largely identical to those of the Mavic 3.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro
C2 instead of C1 certificate?
Also interesting is the information leaked by Quadro News that the third camera adds so much weight to the Mavic 3 Pro that it falls into a different drone class, weighing over 900 grams. A whopping 958 grams (or 963 grams for the cine version) instead of the previous 895 grams for the Mavic 3 should bring the Mavic 3 Pro to the scales. This puts it (like the enterprise variants Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T before it) in the C2 class in Europe instead of C1.
Flight time lower? Cine Version and RC Plus
. It is still unclear if the rumor is true that the flight time of the Mavic 3 Pro will be only 34 minutes (due to its heavier weight) instead of the 43 minutes of the Mavic 3. Since the Mavic 3 Pro uses the O3+ video surveillance system (and remote control) like the previous Mavic 3, the range is probably also identical with a maximum of 8 km according to EU CE standard with live video transmission of 1080p at 60 fps.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro
Aimed at professional filmmakers, the Mavic 3 Pro will again feature a built-in 1TB SSD for video recording and a 10 GB/s Lightspeed data cable for fast data transfer.
Combo variants with the RC and the RC Pro remote control are available. Like the former, the latter also has a 5.5" display, but it is a bit brighter with 1,000 nits. In addition, the RC Pro has four antennas (instead of two like the RC) as well as a mini-HDMI output, and unlike the RC, it also supports third-party apps.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro ND Filter Set
Mavic 3 Pro variants and pricing
According to the leaks, DJI will offer the Mavic 3 Pro in the following variants: a solo version without accessories for users who already own everything they need, as well as in a fly-more combo with the DJI RC or RC Pro controller, and as a top-of-the-line variant as a Cine Premium combo. Thanks to an error from a French online store, we also already know the prices of the different variants: so the Mavic 3 Pro will cost around 1,800 euros solo - for comparison, the Mavic 3 Classic with only the main camera costs around 1,500 euros without additional accessories. So the new model&s additional 3x and 7x optical zoom capabilities will cost around 300 euros more.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro
The Mavic 3 Pro with basic accessories (such as the RC remote controller) comes in at around 2,200 euros - as a Fly More Combo (additionally with ND filter set as well as additional batteries, among other things) it costs 2,940 euros or 3,679 euros (with RC Pro controller) and in the Cine Premium package (with internal 1 TB SSD and ProRes recording) around 4,800 euros. Interestingly, this would make the Cine version the same price as the Cine version of the Mavic 3 - despite the additional camera.
What do you guys think about the new Mavic 3 Pro? Does the new 70mm telephoto camera make sense for your purposes?