DJI Mavic 3 Classic to launch with a few features short of the Mavic 3 to cut costs
A few days ago, @DealsDrone outlined the Mavic 3 Classic, a drone that we discussed in relation to the DJI Mini 3. Subsequently, the leaker has shared two more Mavic 3 Classic-related images, potentially of a production unit. Reposted on Twitter from WeChat, the images highlight a major change from the Mavic 3, underlining that the Mavic 3 Classic will be a cheaper alternative to DJI's flagship consumer drone.
Specifically, DJI has removed the Mavic 3's telephoto camera, a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor that has a 162 mm equivalent focal length and a 15° field of view (FOV). Additionally, the writing 'E.24 F2.8' implies that the Mavic 3 Classic retains the Mavic 3's 4/3-inch and 20 MP primary camera, which has a 24 mm equivalent focal length with an f/2.8 to f/11 aperture.
Moreover, the camera should support Hasselblad tunings, although it is worth remembering that DJI is a majority Hasselblad stakeholder. Seemingly, the Mavic 3 Classic could feature a 2-axis gimbal too, rather than the 3-axis one that the Mavic 3 has. Still, the former may utilise the latter's object detection technologies. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen when DJI will announce the Mavic 3 Classic. Supposedly, the company will launch the Mini 3 later this month, so we would not rule out both drones debuting during the same launch event.