DJI has today announced their latest drone and a cheaper version of the Mavic 3 announced earlier this year. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic sits between the DJI mini 3 pro and the flagship Mavic 3. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic features the same 4/3 CMOS 20-megapixel camera, 46-minute maximum flight time, and O3+ transmission system as the original Mavic 3 drone, without an additional telephoto lens.
For video work, the camera captures up to 5.1K/50 fps, 4K/60 fps, and 1080p/60fps using H.264 and H.265 encoders. In slow-motion applications, Mavic 3 Classic captures video at 4K/120fps and 1080p/200fps. It’s 24mm equivalent focal length lens opens to an adjustable aperture spanning f/2.8 to f/11 for 12.8 stops of native dynamic range. When light hits the 20-megapixel sensor, it is processed in 12-bit RAW for photography and 10-bit D-Log for video.
The O3+ transmission system for flight control and video can display stellar 1080p/60fps video at a range of up to 15 kilometers. Using the same batteries as the original Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 classic can be flown for up to 46 minutes before changing to a new battery. The drone transfers images and videos to your mobile phone using the Wi-Fi 6 protocol with speeds of up to 80Mbps without connecting the phone to the controller.
The ActiveTrack 5.0 system uses multiple vision sensors to recognize subjects, lock them in the frame, and move the drone and camera in concert to create professional-quality videos. With MasterShots, both shooting and editing functions are automated to make the creative process simple and effective even for new pilots still developing their personal visual language in the air.
The Mavic 3 Classic has eight visual sensors to detect obstacles in all directions, feeding that information to the APAS 5.0 system that can avoid obstacles and independently plan routes around them. Its advanced Return To Home system scans the environment from up to 200 meters away, then can plot the best path back to its launch point and fly that route if necessary.
Price and availability
The DJI Mavic 3 Classic is available for purchase today from store.dji.com and authorized retail partners in three purchase configurations:
- Mavic 3 Classic (Drone Only)- It is compatible with any existing DJI RC-N1, DJI RC or DJI RC Pro controller. It is available for the retail price of US$1469.
- Mavic 3 Classic- includes a charger and the DJI RC-N1 remote controller. It is available for the retail price of US$1599.
- Mavic 3 Classic (DJI RC)- includes a charger and the DJI RC remote controller. It is available for the retail price of US$1749.
- Mavic 3 Classic Fly More Kit- includes two Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Battery Charging Hub (100W), a 65W Car Charger, three pairs of Low-Noise Propellers, and a DJI Convertible Carrying Bag. It is available for the retail price of US$649.