Need to get your arms on a Mavic 3 drone, with out the ultra-high, $2,049 worth level? DJI immediately 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 can even 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 fair 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’d use anyway. Most notably, the Mavic 3 Traditional doesn’t embody the telephoto lens, which did supply an unimaginable 28x Hybrid Zoom. However whereas cool, the zoom probably wouldn’t be that helpful for a lot of use circumstances, reminiscent of panorama and nature images. (It appeared higher fitted to enterprise use circumstances like police or search and rescue).
It’s accessible now from most main retailers, although count on it to be well-liked — and presumably promote out shortly. On DJI’s web site, there’s a 3 unit most per particular person.
Right here’s what you may count on 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 Answer
- Superior RTH
So far as videography specifically goes, count on:
- 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)
- Evening mode for video recording
Briefly, count on the Mavic 3 Traditional to seize those self same vivid colours, peak highlights and detail-rich shadows that you simply’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 critical photographers will probably 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), because of Hasselblad Pure Color Answer (HNCS).
Transmission can be a giant 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 dwell feed.
Together with the brand new drone, DJI can be releasing some new equipment. There’s a DJI Vast-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 matches into the DJI ecosystem
The follow of taking an already-made DJI drone and including (or stripping it of) options is pretty widespread follow at DJI. The corporate can get monetary savings in having to make a wholly new drone, whereas maximizing elements that may work throughout a number of drones. Fairly than have three completely different drones with completely different sizes of propellers, batteries and arms, the corporate can have one drone with numerous upgrades and downgrades.
Earlier this fall, DJI launched the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, which — in distinction to the stripped-down Mavic 3 Traditional — gives a slew of extra options that may swimsuit 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.