DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine released with sub 900g weights and numerous improvements over the Mavic 2 Pro
DJI has launched the Mavic 3, its latest drone that arrives not long after the Action 2 camera. The Mavic 3 leaked extensively yesterday courtesy of some mistimed launch day articles, as reported at the time. In short, the Mavic 3 is available as two models, both with the same camera hardware. The new drone has improved runtimes compared to its predecessor, too.
The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine also weigh less than 900g, making them eligible for C1 certification in the European Union. The Union's CE rules come into effect for all drones from 2023 onwards, about which Drone Traveller explains.
However, it is worth noting that the Mavic 3 has some missing features at launch. As we discussed yesterday, these include the ability to shoot 120 FPS videos. DJI expects to add these in January 2022 with an update.
The Mavic 3 starts at US$2,199 or US$199 if you pay monthly for it. Upgrading to the Fly More Combo adds three batteries, a battery charging hub, a carrying bag and an ND Filters Set (ND4/8/16/32). The Fly More Combo does cost US$2,999, although this is a fraction of the US$4,999 that DJI charges for the Cine Premium Combo. The extra US$2,000 gets you Apple ProRes 422 HQ support and a 1 TB built-in SSD, along with a DJI RC Pro controller.
All models will ship this month. DJI stresses that each person can only purchase three units though, 'due to limited new product availability'.