DJI Mavic 3 Classic: new cheaper drone with just the one Hasselblad camera

DJI Mavic 3 Classic
(Image credit: DJI)

Late in 2021 the Mavic 3 arrived sporting dual cameras, the option of Cine SSD, and (as many noticed at the time) a significant price rise compared to the Mavic 2 Pro. For many creatives the draw of the Mavic 3’s 28x Hybrid Zoom are limited – the main appeal being the 20 megapixel 4/3rds main camera with variable aperture.

With the original DJI Mavic 3  coming in at $2,049 / £1,729 / AU$2,899 as DJI’s cheapest offering with a variable aperture, some were starting to look at alternatives like the Autel EVO Lite+  which offers a large sensor and variable aperture for less.

  • Mavic 3 Classic (Drone Only) : £1,469 / £ 1,309 / AU$2,299
  • Mavic 3 Classic + Charger + RC-N1 controller: $1,599 / £1,399 / AU$2,399
  • Mavic 3 Classic + Charger + DJI RC controller: $1,749 / £1,529 / AU$2,599

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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