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DJI Air 3: Details and early video of new drone leak

The DJI Air 3 is rumoured to contain three cameras. (Image source: WeChat via @Quadro_News)
The DJI Air 3 is rumoured to contain three cameras. (Image source: WeChat via @Quadro_News)
Early signs of the DJI Air 3 have surfaced online, tipped to be the company's next sub-500g drone. Not only have DJI Air 3 photos emerged, but so has a short video of a beta unit.

DJI has already released plenty of drones this year, most recently announcing the Matrice 350 RTK as a new enterprise option. Additionally, the company has expanded its Mavic 3 and Mini series in the last year or so, as well as establishing Avata as its new FPV drone series. Over two years have elapsed since DJI refreshed its Air series though, which currently lives on through the Air 2S.

However, early signs of the DJI Air 3 have now emerged online, seemingly from Chinese social platforms like WeChat. Reportedly still in beta testing, the likes of @Quadro_News and @JasperEllens believe that the Air 3 will launch this summer. The former adds that the drone could retail for roughly CNY 7,500 (~US$1,064), although this appears to be speculation rather than anything concrete.

Moreover, @Quadro_News reports that the Air 3 will arrive with a 1-inch primary camera sensor, along with 1/1.3-inch and 1/2-inch camera sensors serving as 3x optical and 7x optical lenses, respectively. Meanwhile, @JasperEllens asserts that DJI may have designed the Air 3 to weigh less than 500 g, roughly double the weight of the Mini 3 Pro. Nonetheless, this weight would allow the Air 3 to conform to the European Union's A1 and C1 subcategories, open categories in its drone regulations.


@DealsDrone (1) (2), @JasperEllens & @Quadro_News (1) (2) (3)

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Alex Alderson, 2023-05-27 (Update: 2023-05-27)