DJI Mavic 3 Pro: New premium drone launches with Apple ProRes support and Hasselblad triple camera set-up
DJI has announced the Mavic 3 Pro, the second drone that the company has presented in under two weeks. While the Inspire 3 targets commercial use cases, the Mavic 3 Pro is another prosumer drone. As expected, DJI's new drone tweaks the Mavic 3 by adding a third camera. A 4/3 CMOS sensor remains unchanged though, with a 20 MP output and Hasselblad tunings.
The Mavic 3 Pro also has a 1/2-inch CMOS telephoto camera with a 12 MP effective output and a 15° field of view (FoV). However, DJI describes the camera as having a 166 mm equivalent focal length, compared to 162 mm for the Mavic 3. Similarly, the same camera has an f/3.4 aperture rather than f/4.4 in the Mavic 3, as well as an option to record 4K videos at 60 FPS.
Additionally, the Mavic 3 Pro has what DJI describes as a 'medium' telephoto camera, which outputs at 48 MP with a 70 mm equivalent focal length. The 1/2-inch CMOS sensor has an f/2.8 aperture too, and supports 3x optical zoom. Camera improvements coincide with reduced flight time though, which has dropped by 3 minutes to 43 minutes. Likewise, the maximum hovering time is now 37 minutes, compared to 40 minutes with the Mavic 3 Pro. The Mavic 3 Pro also has a 28 km range, 2 km less than the Mavic 3 or Mavic 3 Classic.
Moreover, the Mavic 3 Pro is slightly larger than the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Classic, which have identical dimensions. According to DJI, the Mavic 3 Pro measures 231.1 × 98 × 95.4 mm when folded and 347.5 × 290.8 × 107.7 mm when unfolded, both without counting its propellers. The Mavic 3 Pro is heavier than its Mavic 3 siblings too, at 958 g for the regular model and 963 g for the Mavic 3 Pro Cine.
The Mavic 3 Pro starts at US$2,199 with a DJI RC controller and standard accessories. Alternatively, the company offers the drone in two Fly More Combo options with a choice between DJI RC and DJI RC Pro controllers, plus two additional batteries, a battery charging hub and an ND filters set, among other additional accessories. Rounding out the range is the Mavic 3 Pro Cine Premium Combo for US$4,799, which adds Apple ProRes support and has a 1 TB SSD. Please see DJI's website for more details.