Wish to get your palms on a Mavic 3 drone, with out the ultra-high, $2,049 worth level? DJI at present launched a less expensive model of the high-end digital camera drone referred to as the Mavic 3 Traditional.
This model is about 22% cheaper, coming in at $1,599 for the DJI Mavic 3 Traditional with RC-N1 distant controller. You may also go for a model with the shinier, newer DJI RC as an alternative, at $1,749. And if you have already got one other DJI Controller, there’s a good cheaper model of the Mavic 3 Traditional that prices simply $1,469 — although no distant controller included.
To attain the cheaper price tag within the new Mavic 3 Traditional, DJI stripped out among the options of the Mavic 3 drone — however they might not even be options you’ll use anyway. Most notably, the Mavic 3 Traditional doesn’t embrace the telephoto lens, which did provide an unbelievable 28x Hybrid Zoom. However whereas cool, the zoom seemingly wouldn’t be that helpful for a lot of use circumstances, equivalent to panorama and nature images. (It appeared higher fitted to enterprise use circumstances like police or search and rescue).
It’s out there now from most main retailers, although anticipate it to be widespread — and presumably promote out rapidly. On DJI’s web site, there’s a 3 unit most per particular person.
Right here’s what you may anticipate from the Mavic 3 Traditional (all the under are the identical specs discovered on the unique Mavic 3 drone):
- 4/3 CMOS 20-megapixel digital camera
- 46-minute most flight time
- O3+ transmission system
- Hasselblad Pure Colour Resolution
- Superior RTH
So far as videography specifically goes, anticipate:
- As much as 5.1K video at 50 fps
- 15km HD Video Transmission
- 4K video at 60 fps and 1080p video at 60 fps
- H.26x encoders
- 10-bit D-Log for video (and 12-bit RAW for images)
- Night time mode for video recording
Briefly, anticipate the Mavic 3 Traditional to seize those self same vivid colours, peak highlights and detail-rich shadows that you just’re used to seeing within the Mavic 3 drone.
The drone hits a candy spot proper in the midst of the DJI Mavic 3 and the DJI Mini 3 Professional, which prices $759. The Mini 3 Professional is definitely nice for images with a 1/1.3″ CMOS and f/1.7. However in the end, the Hasselblad digital camera on the DJI Mavic 3, coupled with different options like longer battery life (46 minutes versus 34 on the DJI Mini 3 Professional) and higher, smarter sensors implies that severe photographers will seemingly nonetheless desire the DJI Mavic 3. The Traditional version is a contented medium by offering that “higher” drone however at a worth level a lot nearer to the Mini 3 Professional.
Among the many most standout perks of the Mavic 3 Traditional are that Hasselblad digital camera. You’ll have true-to-life colours (particularly noteworthy at night time), due to Hasselblad Pure Color Resolution (HNCS).
Transmission can also be an enormous issue for drone pilots, and most delightfully right here is the continuation of O3+ Transmission, offering 15km vary whereas nonetheless offering a easy 1080p/60fps reside feed.
Together with the brand new drone, DJI can also be releasing some new equipment. There’s a DJI Huge-Angle lens for Mavic 3 Traditional, in addition to a DJI ND Filter Equipment for Mavic 3 Traditional, which incorporates ND8, ND16, ND32 and ND64 filters.
How the Mavic 3 Traditional suits into the DJI ecosystem
The follow of taking an already-made DJI drone and including (or stripping it of) options is pretty frequent follow at DJI. The corporate can get monetary savings in having to make a completely new drone, whereas maximizing elements that may work throughout a number of drones. Slightly than have three totally different drones with totally different sizes of propellers, batteries and arms, the corporate can have one drone with varied upgrades and downgrades.
Earlier this fall, DJI launched the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, which — in distinction to the stripped-down Mavic 3 Traditional — provides a slew of further options that may go well with enterprise use circumstances. There’s an even-more spectacular 56x zoom digital camera on the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, plus different add-ons like a TK module for centimeter-level precision. The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise begins at round $4,000.