DJI Mavic 3M unveiled with multispectral sensors and five cameras
DJI has announced the Mavic 3M, the third commercial drone within the Mavic 3 series after the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T. The Mavic 3M follows the Mavic 3 Classic, which only launched a few weeks ago. Incidentally, DJI is preparing to release the Mini 3 too, covered separately. While the Mavic 3 Classic and Mini 3 are stripped-back versions of existing drones, the Mavic 3M contains more cameras and advanced features than the Mavic 3 or Mavic 3 Cine.
According to DJI, the Mavic 3M utilises the same 20 MP and 4/3-inch CMOS sensor as the regular Mavic 3. However, DJI has swapped the Mavic 3’s telephoto camera for quad 5 MP cameras that capture light at different wavelengths. Specifically, the Mavic 3M features Near-infrared (860 nm), Red edge (730 nm), Red (650 nm) and Green (560 nm) cameras, plus an upward-facing sensor that records sunlight as an image file that the drone then uses when processing 2D images.
Additionally, DJI has included a real-time kinematics module (RTK) for ‘centimetre-level’ positioning, allowing the Mavic 3M to create precise landscape overviews. As the embedded video below highlights, DJI intends businesses to use the Mavic 3M in agricultural work, although 43-minute flight times is rather short in this regard. DJI has not announced Mavic 3M pricing or availability yet, but it offers lists of companies that should carry the new drone.