DJI Mavic 3 arrives with MFT sensor, 28x hybrid zoom, 5.1K video, ProRes & 1TB SSD

DJI Mavic 3
(Image credit: DJI)

DJI today rounded off the company’s promised three announcements of the season with the new Mavic 3, a replacement for their iconic flagship folding drone. The new model features a high-quality Hasselblad Micro Four Thirds CMOS camera  partnered with a hybrid telephoto zoom on a single gimbal which can record at up to 5.1K video. It boasts omnidirectional collision sensors with up to 200m sensitivity, updated subject tracking and up to 46 minutes flight time.

Two versions of the drone will be offered: the standard Mavic 3 and the Mavic 3 Cine. The latter will offer Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding and an onboard 1 TB SSD  to provide the high-speed storage for that video (encoded at up to 3772 Mbps), while the ‘standard’ is clearly setting the Mavic 3 as a premium drone – marking a clear step above the appealing DJI Air 2S.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

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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