DJI Mavic 3: Double The Cameras, Double The Power

DJI Mavic 3: Double The Cameras, Double The Power

November 12, 2021


DJI Mavic 3: Double The Cameras, Double The Power


DJI doesn’t stay dormant for long when it comes to releasing new drones. Just as we’ve all gotten used to the power and precision of the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones, they’ve gone and released another addition to the Mavic lineup. The Mavic 3 is a dynamic new drone that offers you two powerful cameras to film cinematic-quality shots with the utmost precision. With the natural colors of the Hasselblad L2D-20c Camera and the 28x Hybrid Zoom technology of the telephoto camera, you’ll be able to film whatever you choose in spectacular detail.

The DJI Mavic 3 comes with a whole host of new features that offer you better footage and a more stable flight, from OcuSync3.0+ to ActiveTrack 5.0. Whether you go for the DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo or the DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo for added storage and features, you’ll be sure to enjoy the dual-camera system and extreme-precision positioning technology of the DJI Mavic 3. We’ll go over everything you need to know about the new Mavic 3 to help you decide whether or not this is the DJI drone for you. We’ll also go over some of the top accessories you can pick up to make your DJI Mavic 3 even more powerful.



Dual Camera System


Hasselblad L2D-20c Camera

If you’re familiar with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, then you know the power of a Hasselblad camera on an aerial drone. Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera brand, has created another camera for the DJI Mavic 3, customizing the powerful L2D-20c aerial camera with their superior Hasselblad standards.

4/3 inch CMOS Sensor


4/3 inch CMOS Sensor

The Hasselblad camera comes with a larger image sensor than ever before. The 4/3” CMOS image sensor not only gives the Mavic 3 higher resolution and dynamic range, but also more effectively suppresses noise in low-light environments. This means that when you’re in a situation with low levels of light, your images will be kept clean and free from grain.

The Hasselblad camera comes with a larger image sensor than ever before. The 4/3” CMOS image sensor not only gives the Mavic 3 higher resolution and dynamic range, but also more effectively suppresses noise in low-light environments. This means that when you’re in a situation with low levels of light, your images will be kept clean and free from grain.



12.8 Stops of Dynamic Range

This wider dynamic range gives you greater detail in both highlights and shadows, imbuing your images with professional-level quality. It also allows for even more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, keeping the kind of rich visual information that normally gets lost by the camera and adding greater depth to your photos.


12.8 Stops of Dynamic Range

This wider dynamic range gives you greater detail in both highlights and shadows, imbuing your images with professional-level quality. It also allows for even more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, keeping the kind of rich visual information that normally gets lost by the camera and adding greater depth to your photos.


Adjustable Aperture

Whether you’re looking to shoot in an environment with high levels of light, low levels of light, or somewhere in between, the Hasselblad camera can adjust to meet your needs. Simply adjust the aperture to account for whatever lighting conditions in which you choose to photograph.

Wide 84° FOV

Weighing only 12.5 grams, the 24mm equivalent autofocus lens has an extra-wide field of view of 84 degrees. This allows you to capture even more details in your shot with crystal clear clarity.

Hasselblad Natural Color Solution

Decades of photographic experience have led to the creation of the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HCNS), which comes standard on the Mavic 3. The HCNS ensures that every photo taken with the Hasselblad camera retains the vividly accurate natural colors being captured. You won’t need to rely on presets or even post-production editing to recreate the beauty and precision of your initial shot.

Vision Detection Auto Focus (VDAF)

The Hasselblad camera on Mavic 3 features the powerful new VDAF technology, which works in conjunction with multiple vision sensors to utilize distance data and optimize focusing speed. You won’t need to worry about adjusting the focus in between shots as the VDAF technology will take care of the job for you.

Hasselblad Natural Color Solution

Decades of photographic experience have led to the creation of the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HCNS), which comes standard on the Mavic 3. The HCNS ensures that every photo taken with the Hasselblad camera retains the vividly accurate natural colors being captured. You won’t need to rely on presets or even post-production editing to recreate the beauty and precision of your initial shot.

Vision Detection Auto Focus (VDAF)

The Hasselblad camera on Mavic 3 features the powerful new VDAF technology, which works in conjunction with multiple vision sensors to utilize distance data and optimize focusing speed. You won’t need to worry about adjusting the focus in between shots as the VDAF technology will take care of the job for you.

Pixel-Level Calibration

Hasselblad applied the same rigorous standards to the L2D-20c lens as they do to all of their Hasselblad cameras. Every pixel of the sensor is calibrated with the HNCS embedded, ensuring that the Mavic 3 captures color with the same iconic quality as any of their notorious cameras.

Accurate Colors

The sensor converts the RGB color data it obtains during shooting through Hasselblad’s unique image processing algorithm and color processing mode. This delivers the best possible natural colors in any scene, giving you vividly accurate colors straight from your eyes to the screen.

Accurate Colors

The sensor converts the RGB color data it obtains during shooting through Hasselblad’s unique image processing algorithm and color processing mode. This delivers the best possible natural colors in any scene, giving you vividly accurate colors straight from your eyes to the screen.

Pixel-Level Calibration

Hasselblad applied the same rigorous standards to the L2D-20c lens as they do to all of their Hasselblad cameras. Every pixel of the sensor is calibrated with the HNCS embedded, ensuring that the Mavic 3 captures color with the same iconic quality as any of their notorious cameras.

No Need for Post-Processing

Hasselblad has always been against the need for complex post-processing editing. Starting from the pixel level of the sensors, the HNCS ensures natural and highly accurate colors are captured regardless of where in the world you’re shooting.


Telephoto Camera

Explore Mode activates the second camera in the DJI Mavic 3 camera system. It is a telephoto camera equipped with an additional ½” CMOS-powered telephoto zoom camera. This camera shoots 12-megapixel photos and offers you the power of its 28x Hybrid Zoom, allowing you to zoom in on distant scenes or subjects to save time. You can even use the zoom technology to record subjects from far away in order to refrain from disturbing any of the elements. The 162mm f/4.4 lens enables the telephoto camera to imbue your aerial imagery with a new and unique aspect.



Video Features for Pros

● 5.1K Video Recording
● DCI 4K/120fps
● Apple ProRes 422 HQ (Cine Only)
● 10-bit D-Log Color Profile

The DJI Mavic 3 captures more than just photos. It uses its professional imaging performance to record aerial videos at high resolutions and frame rates. The 10-bit D-Log color profile enables it to capture up to one billion colors, giving you natural color gradations and increased flexibility in post-production.

The DJI Mavic 3 Cine supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding, with a maximum data rate of 3,772 Mbps. It also supports a built-in 1TB SSD and 10Gbps lightspeed data cable to further facilitate professional filming, editing, and creation.



Safety Features


Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing

With the advanced safety features of the Mavic 3, you can spend more of your time concentrating on capturing the perfect shot and less time worrying about the drone. With wide-angle vision sensors located on the drone pointing out in every direction, the Mavic 3 uses a high-performance vision computing engine to precisely detect obstacles in any direction. The drone will automatically detect any nearby obstacles and plan safe flight paths around them.



Advanced RTH

Smart Return to Home is a safety feature many DJI drones use to allow you to recall the drone back to the starting point. The DJI Mavic 3 comes with Advanced RTH to automatically determine the best route back to its home point and automatically fly home safely. Whether you activate it yourself or it’s triggered by signal loss, Advanced RTH will return your drone to you quickly and safely.

Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) 5.0

Obstacles can also pose a problem for smooth and seamless recording. To circumvent this, the Mavic 3 detects objects in all directions and avoids them quickly and smoothly. You can fly the Mavic 3 through the most complex environments without fear of accidental contact or interrupted footage.



Extended Flight Time

The longer the flight time, the more flexibility you have to fly around looking for that perfect shot. Thanks to the Mavic 3’s extended 46-minute flight time, you can accomplish every step of your flight from route planning to composition. A more efficient propulsion system and a large battery enable such a long flight time on the Mavic 3, and it even comes with a 50% higher wind resistance than the Mavic 2 to further increase the safety of your flight.

Long-Range Transmission

To pair with the extended flight time, the DJI Mavic 3 comes with a longer transmission range of 15km to transmit stable signals with less video lag. The Mavic 3 uses the new and improved OcuSync 3.0+ transmission system to offer you 15km of low latency video transmission range. You won’t need to worry about traveling to get closer to your shot, as you can comfortably fly the drone from the safety of the ground while you explore the 15 kilometers of area around you.

FHD High Framerate Transmission with Visible Smoothness

None of the DJI drones before the Mavic 3 have been able to transmit a 1080p/60fps live feed. With the Mavic 3, the camera view is displayed at specifications quite close to what the camera is actually recording. This means that what you see being recorded is almost identical to what the final shot will be. It also means that the Mavic 3 will be more responsive to your control.



DJI Cellular Transmission Dongle

Flight safety is even further increased when the cellular dongle is attached. This enables the Mavic 3 to switch to 4G networks in the event that O3+ signals are ever blocked by buildings, hills, trees, or other structures. During flight, the O3+ transmission system coordinates with 4G transmission, seamlessly switching between the two to guarantee a smooth shooting experience throughout your flight.

Extreme Precision Positioning Technology

The DJI Mavic 3 comes with such high-precision positioning that your long-exposure shots are sure to come out with incredible clarity. This also allows you to record even smoother time-lapse videos, as the Mavic 3 will hover with the utmost stability.

Remote Controller

The DJI RC-N1 remote controller is used by most new DJI drones. The DJI Mavic 3 does, however, have an optional accessory called the DJI RC Pro, which has a fully integrated design with an in-built high-performance tablet. This 1000-nit display ensures perfect visibility regardless of lighting conditions. Thanks to the OcuSync 3.0+ system, the RC Pro has a range of up to 15kms of low latency (120ms) video transmission.


Additional Features


Wi-Fi 6 QuickTransfer

The DJI Mavic 3 comes with Wi-Fi 6 QuickTransfer, enabling you to quickly and easily transfer videos and photos from the drone to your smartphone or computer. Through the use of incredibly fast Wi-Fi, you’ll have access to your footage much more quickly than if you were transferring it through a cable.



ActiveTrack 5.0

ActiveTrack is a handy feature on DJI drones that allows you to keep the drone’s camera fixed on a subject even when an obstacle passes by. The Mavic 3 features the latest version of ActiveTrack: ActiveTrack 5.0. This version allows the Mavic 3 to move with the subject as it goes forward, backward, and in any direction. You can even fly alongside the subject as well as around it as it moves. Lastly, if the subject moves too fast and goes out of frame for a moment, the visual sensors continue tracking and framing the subject in order to pick it back up as soon as it’s back in frame.


ActiveTrack 5.0

MasterShots


MasterShots

MasterShots first came out as a feature of the DJI Air 2S, and it’s featured again on the DJI Mavic 3. If you’re a fan of the easy fun of shooting videos with QuickShots, then think of MasterShots as its older and more advanced brother. All you have to do is select your subject and tap a button in order to film one of 10 different exciting maneuvers while keeping your subject in the center of the frame. Once the drone is done flying, you’ll have a short cinematic video that can be posted right to social media.





The DJI RC Pro is the new generation of the DJI Smart Controller. Faster and better than the Smart Controller, the DJI RC Pro is an optional accessory of the Mavic 3 that features a fully integrated design with an in-built high-performance tablet. The 1000-nit display offers you perfect visibility even when in direct sunlight. In conjunction with the OcuSync 3.0+ system and the DJI Cellular Transmission Dongle for 4G support, you can enjoy up to 15km of low latency (120ms) video transmission range with the DJI RC Pro.



The DJI RC Pro is the new generation of the DJI Smart Controller. Faster and better than the Smart Controller, the DJI RC Pro is an optional accessory of the Mavic 3 that features a fully integrated design with an in-built high-performance tablet.

The 1000-nit display offers you perfect visibility even when in direct sunlight. In conjunction with the OcuSync 3.0+ system and the DJI Cellular Transmission Dongle for 4G support, you can enjoy up to 15km of low latency (120ms) video transmission range with the DJI RC Pro.



One of the things that enable the Mavic 3 to fly so much longer than other DJI drones is its superior-quality Intelligent Flight Battery. The 5000mAh 77Wh capacity of this 4S battery allows the Mavic 3 to fly up to 46 minutes when fully charged. The battery itself is built with a sturdy yet lightweight construction, weighing only 335.5 grams.

The Mavic 3 drone features a special rear-loading battery bay with convenient locks on either side in order to quickly and securely attach and detach the battery.


One of the things that enable the Mavic 3 to fly so much longer than other DJI drones is its superior-quality Intelligent Flight Battery. The 5000mAh 77Wh capacity of this 4S battery allows the Mavic 3 to fly up to 46 minutes when fully charged. The battery itself is built with a sturdy yet lightweight construction, weighing only 335.5 grams. The Mavic 3 drone features a special rear-loading battery bay with convenient locks on either side in order to quickly and securely attach and detach the battery.

While the Mavic 3 comes with one Intelligent Flight Battery included, you will receive three of them when you order the DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo or the DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo. You can also order extra Intelligent Flight Batteries as their own separate accessory in case you prefer to carry an extra charge with you to extend your flight.





Unlike a regular charger that can only handle one battery at a time, the DJI Mavic 3 Battery Charging Hub can be expanded to charge up to three batteries at once. When connected to either a 65w portable charger or the DJI Car Charger, the Battery Charging Hub can power up all three of the Intelligent Flight Batteries that come in the DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo or the DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo.

The Battery Charging Hub charges with maximum efficiency by charging your batteries in the sequence according to how much power each battery has left. This means that if one of your batteries is at 50% and the other two are completely depleted, it will charge the 50% powered battery first to enable you to use it as quickly as possible.



Anyone who has flown DJI drones before knows the importance of protecting yourself from the spinning propellers of an aircraft. Thanks to the Mavic 3 Propeller Guards, you don’t have to worry about injury to yourself or to the drone during flight. This accessory protects people and objects from the spinning propellers while also improving the safety of the flight. With an ingenious design that allows for quick assembly and disassembly, you can pop the guards on and off whenever you need to fold the drone and put it away for the day.


Anyone who has flown DJI drones before knows the importance of protecting yourself from the spinning propellers of an aircraft. Thanks to the Mavic 3 Propeller Guards, you don’t have to worry about injury to yourself or to the drone during flight. This accessory protects people and objects from the spinning propellers while also improving the safety of the flight. With an ingenious design that allows for quick assembly and disassembly, you can pop the guards on and off whenever you need to fold the drone and put it away for the day.



The last thing you want to do when you’re in the middle of filming in the beautiful yet isolated wilderness is to stop, pack everything up, and drive back to civilization to recharge your drone.Thanks to the DJI Car Charger, you won’t have to. You can charge your Mavic 3 batteries on the go with the DJI Car Charger using its USB-C-based design. The charger will output up to 65w of power to charge either your Intelligent Flight Battery, your DJI RC-N1, or your DJI RC Pro.


The last thing you want to do when you’re in the middle of filming in the beautiful yet isolated wilderness is to stop, pack everything up, and drive back to civilization to recharge your drone. Thanks to the DJI Car Charger, you won’t have to. You can charge your Mavic 3 batteries on the go with the DJI Car Charger using its USB-C-based design. The charger will output up to 65w of power to charge either your Intelligent Flight Battery, your DJI RC-N1, or your DJI RC Pro.

The DJI Car Charger has been designed with new architecture that enables the charging rate to function the same from a vehicle as it would from a wall outlet. All you need to do is plug in the DJI Car Charger to your cigarette lighter port, the kind that is universally found in vehicles all across the world. Then you’ll be ready to film as long as you like without having to return home for a charge!





DJI has a brand new carrying bag for the Mavic 3 giving you a safer way to carry your Mavic 3 and all the accessories that you may need with it. Additionally, the convertible carrying bag can be used either as a shoulder bag like the previous DJI Air 2S or the DJI Mini 2 or can be converted into a backpack increasing the space available. You can carry even a 16-inch laptop and other items in the bag.



DJI has a brand new carrying bag for the Mavic 3 giving you a safer way to carry your Mavic 3 and all the accessories that you may need with it. Additionally, the convertible carrying bag can be used either as a shoulder bag like the previous DJI Air 2S or the DJI Mini 2 or can be converted into a backpack increasing the space available. You can carry even a 16-inch laptop and other items in the bag.




If you’re a fan of wide camera angles that allow you to capture an expansive view of the beautiful scenery before you, then the Mavic 3 Wide-Angle Lens is the perfect accessory. This wide-angle lens has a 15.5mm equivalent focal length, increasing the Mavic 3’s FOV to a staggering 108°. This means that you can capture the entirety of expansive landscapes in one panoramic shot. Whenever you want to include more elements in your frame, add a bit of context to your shot, or give your subject an intriguing setting, a wide-angle shot can help add some magic to your image.





Poorly designed propellers can be loud, suck power, and result in lesser flight times. While all DJI drones come with high-quality propellers, DJI has made low noise propellers specifically designed for the Mavic 3. The 9453F Low Noise Propellers give you higher efficiency, lower power consumption, and improved flight times to maximize your flight experience. The propellers are also designed to be entirely balanced, resulting in minimal noise during your flight.

Poorly designed propellers can be loud, suck power, and result in lesser flight times. While all DJI drones come with high-quality propellers, DJI has made low noise propellers specifically designed for the Mavic 3. The 9453F Low Noise Propellers give you higher efficiency, lower power consumption, and improved flight times to maximize your flight experience.

The propellers are also designed to be perfectly balanced, resulting in minimal noise during your flight.




The DJI ND Filter Set has Neutral Density (ND) filters, in measured amounts, that reduce the intensity of all wavelengths, or colours, of light from entering the camera. This gives you more control over shutter speed and aperture combinations in a variety of lighting conditions. The filters are built from light-weight, high-quality materials and come in two different sets, DJI Mavic 3 ND Filters Set (ND64丨128丨256丨512) and DJI Mavic 3 ND Filters Set (ND4丨8丨16丨32).  



DJI Mavic 3: Which one is Right For You?


The DJI Mavic 3 comes in a few different options to purchase depending on which accessories or features you may need. You can either get the basic package at $2,669 and you will get all the essentials for capturing incredible photos and videos including a pair of extra propellers and controller sticks.


The DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo costs $3,639 thanks to the inclusion of a few useful additions. In this combo you get the DJI Convertible Bag, three Intelligent Flight Batteries and the DJI ND Filter Set (ND4/8/16/32) set that enables you to control how much light enters the camera lens. You also get two full sets of extra propellers and the DJI Mavic 3 Battery Charging Hub. This combo is suitable for most pilots and provides excellent value for money.

The DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo costs $3,639 thanks to the inclusion of a few useful additions. In this combo you get the DJI Convertible Bag, three Intelligent Flight Batteries and the DJI ND Filter Set (ND4/8/16/32) set that enables you to control how much light enters the camera lens. You also get two full sets of extra propellers and the DJI Mavic 3 Battery Charging Hub. This combo is suitable for most pilots and provides excellent value for money.


The DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo is also available for $6,049, which gives you access to the exclusive Mavic 3 Cine version. This adds 1TB of high-speed internal memory and the ability to capture footage with the Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding. This combo also comes automatically with the DJI RC Pro controller, both of the ND Filters Sets, and a 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable for ultra-fast data transfers.

The DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo is an excellent choice for anyone in need of professional grade video, extra storage space and faster data transfer who is looking for the best that money has to offer.

The DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo is also available for $6,049, which gives you access to the exclusive Mavic 3 Cine version. This adds 1TB of high-speed internal memory and the ability to capture footage with the Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding. This combo also comes automatically with the DJI RC Pro controller, both of the ND Filters Sets, and a 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable for ultra-fast data transfers.

The DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo is an excellent choice for anyone in need of professional grade video, extra storage space and faster data transfer who is looking for the best that money has to offer.


Even without the combos, the Mavic 3 is one of the more expensive drones. However, with the high-quality Hasselblad camera and all of the upgraded intelligent features, it’s more than worth the money. Check out the Mavic 3 today and enjoy twice the cameras with twice the power!