DJI Air 3 launches with various new features and improvements
DJI has now launched the Air 3, the follow-up to the Air 2 and Air 2S. As expected, DJI has added a new camera for its third-generation model, among other changes. Specifically, the Air 3 features two 1/1.3-inch CMOS (48 MP) sensors, one for its primary camera and the other for a 3x telephoto camera. While both deliver 2.4 μm-wide pixels, the primary camera has an f/1.7 aperture with a 24 mm equivalent focal length. In comparison, the telephoto camera utilises an f/2.8 aperture with a 70 mm equivalent focal length.
According to DJI, the Air 3 can capture 4K videos at up to 100 FPS, with portrait videos restricted to 2.7K. Additionally, the new drone offers various options for automatically following subjects through ActiveTrack 5.0, Point of Interest 3.0, QuickShots and Spotlight 2.0. Moreover, DJI has included OcuSync 4 for 1080p/60 FPS video transmission at up to 20 km. Please note that EU drone laws limit video range to 10 km.
Also, DJI has integrated waypoint functionality, a first for the Air series. In short, the functionality allows you to plan a route the drone will automatically fly to provide smoother tracking shots. The Air 3 is officially rated for up to 46 minutes of flight between battery swaps too. The new 720 g drone is already orderable in multiple markets and will start shipping next week. The DJI Air 3 is priced as follows:
- With RC-N2 controller - US$1,099
- Fly More Combo with RC-N2 controller - US$1,349
- Fly More Combo with RC 2 controller - US$1,549