The DJI Mavic 3 launch day reveals leak early, confirming price tag, specifications and missing features
The DJI Mavic 3 has leaked once again, this time courtesy of PetaPixel and TechCrunch. While DJI will unveil the Mavic 3 tomorrow, the pair published their launch articles a day early. Unsurprisingly, PetaPixel and TechCrunch pulled their articles soon after publishing them, but cached versions are available to view.
As expected, DJI will launch two versions of the Mavic 3: a regular model and the Cine version. Both share the same camera hardware with a 20 MP sensor in a 4/3-inch format serving as the drone's primary camera. The 24 mm camera has an f/2.8 to f/11 variable aperture and is supported by a zoom camera with a 162 mm focal length. The latter also has an f/4.4 aperture.
The Mavic 3 can record videos at up to 5.1K at 60 FPS and can last up to 46 minutes between flights. The drone has a range of up to 15 km too, during which it can live stream a 1080p video at 60 FPS. Incidentally, TechCrunch notes that the Mavic 3 lacked several advertised features at the time of testing.
According to the website, the drone did not support 120 FPS video modes, nor APAS 5.0 object detection and crash mitigation features. Supposedly, DJI failed to include APAS 5.0 in the Mavic 3's pre-launch firmware, but the website states that ActiveTrack 5.0 will be 'available at a later, unannounced time'. Additionally, the Mavic 3 will not support 4K Network-Powered Transmission, either. Again, DJI will release this 'at a later time'. Reputedly, some of these features will arrive in January 2022.
The Mavic 3 will launch for US$2,199 in the US with a battery, charger, a remote control and three pairs of spare propellers. By contrast, DJI will charge US$2,999 for the Fly More Combo with three batteries, six pairs of propellers and ND filters. However, only the Cine model supports ProRes 422 HQ, which runs to US$4,999. DJI includes 1 TB of built-in storage with that model though, along with an advanced remote control, more ND filters, a carry case and a charging station.