DJI is updating its cinematographic solutions portfolio with the new “Mavic” family drones. Following the launch of its new DJI Action 2, the manufacturer has introduced the DJI Mavic 3. It’s an indirect successor to the Mavic 2 Pro released in 2018. DJI also announced the Mavic 3 Cine which is a costlier version.
Both the drones share a similar design with omnidirectional sensors that mitigate any risk of accidents in the air. In addition to bringing high resolutions of video recording with their cameras developed by Hasselblad. The Mavic 3 Cine is the flagship of the launch and supports the Apple ProRes 422 HQ mode, now available on the iPhone 13 Pro.
DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine Features
Going deeper into its technical details, it is possible to notice that both models have the same L2D-20c aerial camera, customized by Hasselblad. The set sports a 4/3 CMOS sensor with a 24mm lens, offering an 84° angle of view. There’s also a 162mm secondary lens that allows up to 28x hybrid zoom.
The system offers a variable lens aperture that can be set between f/2.8 and f/11, depending on the use case. The drones rely on Hasselblad algorithms to create 20 MP images in 1-bit RAW format and videos up to 5.1K at 50 FPS or 4K at 120 FPS.
DJI announces that the new generation of drones benefits from the Swedish manufacturer’s technology of photographic materials to capture colors with high accuracy thanks to the Hasselblad Color Solution (HNCS), producing up to 1 billion colors using the 10-bit D-Log profile. There is also support for recording videos with H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) compression.
Drone location accuracy is enhanced by the use of GLONASS and BeiDou satellites.
For a safer and unpredictable flight, DJI claims that drones can fly up to 15 kilometers from the controller without being affected by interference from other signals. And for “signal”, the devices have the “QuickTransfer” feature, which transfers images and movies to a smartphone via Wi-Fi 6.
The differences between Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine stem from their recording and storage capabilities. The most advanced variant supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ with 3.772 Mbps encoding and brings a 1 TB SSD. The standard model only has 8GB of space. A 5,000 mAh battery promises to power these machines for up to 46 minutes of flight on a full charge.
DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine Pricing and Availability
The DJI Mavic 3 is now available at a price of US$ 2,199. The standard set comes with the drone, the battery, an RC-N1 remote control with three cables, a battery charger, and three pairs of propellers.
The DJI Mavic 3 Cine costs US$4,999. The most advanced set comes with a drone with a built-in SSD, three batteries, a charger, a charging hub, and six sets of propellers, plus extras like a carrying compartment and a 10Gbps data transfer cable.