DJI Upgrades to a Triple-Camera Gimbal with the Mavic 3 Pro

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DJI Upgrades to a Triple-Camera Gimbal with the Mavic 3 Pro

With the release of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, filmmakers considering the Mavic 3 now have a new option. The Mavic 3 for professional use represents the gimbal's upgrade to a triple-camera solution―a first for DJI. The added lens is a 70mm telephoto with 3x zoom. The new drone comes in multiple configurations: with RC remote, Fly More Combo with RC, Fly More Combo with RC Pro, and Cine Premium Combo. It is also supported by essential accessories, such as a propeller guard, storage cover, wide-angle lens, and ND filter kit. The new features, configurations, and accessories add creative possibilities that can be just what you need to take your content to new dimensions.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Drone with DJI RC
DJI Mavic 3 Pro Drone with DJI RC

What your mind imagines is limited only by the tools at your disposal. This is why the DJI Mavic 3 Pro is an ideal choice for professionals. You get the compact, folding design, more than 40 minutes of flight time, and omnidirectional obstacle avoidance from the Mavic 3, while gaining upgraded optics.  

The dual-camera gimbal is now a triple-camera system, with a "middle-ground" 70mm 48MP medium telephoto lens with 3x zoom, joining the 24mm 20MP wide-angle Hasselblad and an upgraded 166mm 12MP full telephoto with 7x zoom. The 166mm tele now offers a larger f/3.4 aperture for increased light sensitivity and reduced noise in low-light scenarios, and a faster 60 fps framerate for smoother 4K videos.

Shot on 1x
Shot on 1x
Shot on 7x
Shot on 7x

Creativity with the Mavic 3 Pro gets an added boost with seven selectable intelligent flight modes. These modes let pilots sit back as the drone flies complex and visually dynamic flight patterns automatically. DJI also makes use of automation with its omnidirectional obstacle avoidance system with APAS 5.0, which detects potential hazards and automatically plots a course around them.

Other features migrating over to the Mavic 3 Pro are the drone's ability to deliver long-range control and video transmission, as well as lengthy flight times, thanks to its compact, lightweight design. DJI's O3+ technology is incorporated into the Mavic 3 Pro, for transmission ranges up to 9.3 miles, and the included flight battery can keep the Mavic 3 Pro in the air for up to 43 minutes.

With the release of the "pro" version of the Mavic 3, DJI gives creators more options in a drone that is known for its visual capabilities and mobile form factor. Now with a third telephoto lens, multiple zoom options are available without the need for extra lenses. If you'd like to experience these new attributes for yourself, the entire Mavic 3 Pro lineup and assortment of accessories are available at B&H.

Looking forward to the Mavic 3 Pro? Let us know in the Comments section, below. 

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Do all 3 cameras shoot in jpeg & dng? it doesn't really specify and just says for photo modes: jpeg/dng. I assume it means they can all do dngs, but just wanted a confirmation

Hi Forrest -

Here are the published specifications for all three on-board cameras:

 

First Camera:

Image Sensor4/3"-Type CMOS

Sensor ResolutionEffective: 20 Megapixel (5280 x 3956)

Focal Length24mm (35mm Equivalent)

Field of View84°

Maximum Aperturef/2.8

Minimum Aperturef/11

Minimum Focus Distance3.3' / 1 m

ISO SensitivityVideo
100 to 12,800

Shutter Speed1/8000 to 8 Seconds

Video Format5120 x 2700p at 24/25/30/48/50 fps (MOV/MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-4)

Still Image SupportDNG / JPEG
20 MP (5280 x 3956)

Internal Storage8 GB

Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC [512 GB Maximum]

Photo ModesAuto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB), Burst Shooting, Interval, Single Shot

Second Camera:

Telephoto LensImage Sensor: 1/1.3" CMOS
Effective Pixels: 48 MP
FOV: 35°
Format Equivalent: 70 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Minimum Focus: 9.8' / 3 m
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 2 Seconds
Maximum Image Size: 8064 x 6048
Supported File System: exFAT
Digital Zoom: 3 to 7x (Normal Video Mode & Explore Mode)

ISO Range(Video, Normal and Slow Motion): 100-6400 (Normal), 400-1600 (D-Log), 100-1600 (D-Log M), and 100-1600 (HLG)
(Night): 800-12,800 (Normal)
(Photo): 100-6400

Still Image(Single Shot): 12 MP or 48 MP
(Burst Shooting): 12 MP or 48 MP, 3/5/7 Frames
(Automatic Exposure Bracketing): 12 MP or 48 MP, 3/5 Frames at 0.7 EV Step
(Timed, 12 MP): 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 Seconds
(Timed, 48 MP): 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 Seconds
Photo Format: JPEG, DNG (RAW)

Video ResolutionApple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, and 422 LT
(4K): 3840 × 2160 at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS, H.264/H.265
(4K): 3840 × 2160 at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS
(FHD): 1920 × 1080 at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS
Video Format: MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265), MOV (Apple ProRes 422 HQ/422/422 LT)

Video BitrateMax (H.264/H.265): 200 Mb/s
Max (Apple ProRes 422 HQ): 3772 Mb/s
Max (Apple ProRes 422): 2514 Mb/s
Max (Apple ProRes 422 LT): 1750 Mb/s

Color ModesNormal: 10-bit 4:2:2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ/422/422 LT)
Normal: 8-bit 4:2:0 (H.264/H.265)
HLG/D-Log M: 10-bit 4:2:2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ/422/422 LT)
HLG/D-Log M: 10-bit 4:2:0 (H.265)

Third Camera:

Telephoto LensImage Sensor: 1/2" CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12 MP
FOV: 15°
Format Equivalent: 166 mm
Aperture: f/3.4
Minimum Focus: 9.8' / 3 m
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 2 Seconds
Maximum Image Size: 4000 x 3000
Supported File System: exFAT
Digital Zoom: 7 to 28x (Normal Video Mode & Explore Mode)

ISO Range(Video, Normal and Slow Motion): 100-6400 (Normal), 400-1600 (D-Log), 100-1600 (D-Log M), and 100-1600 (HLG)
(Night): 800-12,800 (Normal)
(Photo): 100-6400

Still Image(Single Shot): 12 MP
(Burst Shooting): 12 MP, 3/5/7 Frames
(Automatic Exposure Bracketing): 12 MP, 3/5 Frames at 0.7 EV Step
(Timed, 12 MP): 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 Seconds
Photo Format: JPEG, DNG (RAW)

Video ResolutionApple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, and 422 LT
(4K): 3840 × 2160 at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS, H.264/H.265
(4K): 3840 × 2160 at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 FPS
(FHD): 1920 × 1080 at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 FPS
Video Format: MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265), MOV (Apple ProRes 422 HQ/422/422 LT)

Video BitrateMax (H.264/H.265): 200 Mb/s
Max (Apple ProRes 422 HQ): 3772 Mb/s
Max (Apple ProRes 422): 2514 Mb/s
Max (Apple ProRes 422 LT): 1750 Mb/s

Color ModesNormal: 10-bit 4:2:2 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ/422/422 LT)
Normal: 8-bit 4:2:0 (H.264/H.265)

On the Mavic 3, the telephoto lens will only record in full-auto at 30fps, and it will not record in a flat color profile. I see that this one upgrades the frame rate to 60fps, but is it still full auto? What about the 70mm lens? 

I have the cine version and if you update the firmware you can stay in dlog prores and do 2x, 3x. The whole point of the 3 pro was to address the loss of image quality you get when using the tele which I found useful for finding wildlife but even the 2x in dlog was unusable, In this version, all three lenses look to use more sensor area than the previous versions but I doubt the quality would be useable in professional production but I'm waiting to see actual footage. Phillip Bloom has been posting tests but the quality does not look great but he is not an expert with drones so take his opinions with a grain of salt

Hi Ben - 

We will have more information after the item's release when we have had some hands-on time.   

Will this have Remote ID as required by FAA in September?

Hi Joe - 

Yes.  The DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone is remote ID compliant.

 

Ugh, why is it so hard to do a 50mm? I don't want tele, I just want a normal lens in addition to wide angle. 

I'm not going to do the calculations, but what is the 'normal' lens for the sensor on this drone?  Used to be that 'normal' was the diagonal of the frame, which on a 36x24mm frame (standard 35mm film) was 42mm, close to 50.

Hi Nelson -

It would appear that "normal" would fall  in about 47mm for this sensor.