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DJI Mavic 3 Classic and DJI Mini 3 planned as cheaper drone options

The Mini 3 Pro could soon be joined by a cheaper drone also sold under the Mini 3 series. (Image source: DJI)
The Mini 3 Pro could soon be joined by a cheaper drone also sold under the Mini 3 series. (Image source: DJI)
According to new rumours, DJI is planning to return to the Mini 3 series, just a few months after announcing the Mini 3 Pro. Billed as a non-Pro model without obstacle sensing, the drone may launch alongside the Mavic 3 Classic too.

According to the reliable @DealsDrone, DJI is working towards releasing another drone, having only just announced the Avata. Not much time has passed since the company introduced the Mini 3 Pro either, a successor to the Mini 2 that arrived without a corresponding 'Mini 3'. Purportedly, DJI still aims to bring such a drone to market, as well as an equivalent version of the Mavic 3. As the image below shows, DJI is not returning to its 'SE' branding either.

Instead, it seems that DJI is putting the finishing touches to the Mavic 3 Classic, as well as the Mini 3. Writing on Twitter, @DealsDrone asserts that the Mini 3 will launch with the same camera as the Mini 3 Pro, a 48 MP CMOS sensor with a 1/1.3-inch optical format. Additionally, the camera has an 82.1° field of view (FOV), an f/1.7 aperture and a 24 mm equivalent focal length. Presumably, the Mini 3 will be capable of shooting in up to 4K at 60 FPS too, among the Mini 3 Pro's other camera features.

Allegedly, DJI will distinguish the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro by reserving obstacle sensing for the latter. Undoubtedly, the Mini 3 will cost less than the Mini 3 Pro, which starts at US$669 with no RC remote controller. In comparison, the Mini 2 still sells for US$449. @DealsDrone adds that the Mini 3 will launch in September. Unfortunately, less is known about the Mavic 3 Classic, currently. Described by @DealsDrone as a 'new brother' to the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine, we imagine that the Mavic 3 Classic will also be a cheaper alternative to the rest of the Mavic 3 series with fewer features than its siblings, too.

(Image source: @DealsDrone)
(Image source: @DealsDrone)
(Image source: @DealsDrone)
(Image source: @DealsDrone)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09- 2 (Update: 2022-09- 2)