DJI launches the Mavic 3 Classic, a “relatively affordable” flagship drone with a Hasselblad camera

While it’s common to announce new products that are better than what you’ve made previously, DJI is turning things around by releasing a cheaper, lower spec version of its high-end drone from last year. The Mavic 3 Classic is DJI’s answer to anyone who wanted the latest in drone technology but didn’t have $ 2,199 to spend on a drone. With a much more conservative price tag of $ 1,469, the Mavic 3 Classic reduces the secondary telephoto lens found on its predecessor, but retains all the other features that make it such amazing hardware. The Classic drone shoots in 5.1K at 50fps using a 20MP Hasselblad CMOS 4/3 camera that provides incredible detail with industry-leading color accuracy and has a flight time of a whopping 46 minutes, which gives you enough time to capture virtually everything from sports footage to aerial time-lapses of cities and other landscapes.

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For most people, I would say that the vast majority, two shooters on a drone can seem excessive. The Mavic 3, however, still pushed the limit by sporting the Hasselblad 4/3 camera along with a 1/2 inch telephoto lens. Probably realizing that the Mavic line (which was built for consumers and not professionals) may have gone a little off course with the Mavic 3, DJI decided to shrink the secondary camera to provide a drone that still had performance. superior to others while being relatively affordable for most high-end consumers.

The Mavic 3 Classic, as the name rightly suggests, brings the Mavic range back to its original trajectory. The drone makes no compromises anywhere: it still takes 12-bit RAW photos and has the ability to shoot 5.1K (5,120 x 2,700) video at up to 50 frames per second, cinematic and UHD 4K at frame rates of 120, or Full HD can be recorded at 200 fps. The camera sits on the same 3-axis gimbal that captures incredibly sharp images and stable video and packs an array of visual sensors for omnidirectional obstacle detection and avoidance, along with an AirSense ADS-B receiver to alert users to presence. of nearby aircraft.

The Mavic 3 Classic also uses the same O3 + transmission standard for a 1080p / 60fps live feed up to a range of 15km (9.3 miles), with the ability to stream footage captured via WiFi 6 to your smartphone as soon as the drone lands on the ground again. In addition to its standard features like subject detection, the Mavic 3 Classic also comes with a new Cruise Control mode that allows you to set a speed and direction, allowing the drone to take control of its own flight so you don’t have to. worry about manual checks. DJI also announced a new Night Shots mode that lets you capture brilliant videos in low light with reduced noise.

The Mavic 3 Classic starts at $ 1469 for the drone alone or $ 1599 for the drone with the RC-N1 controller. If you want the high-end controller with the built-in 5.5-inch display and pre-installed DJI Fly app, the package will set you back $ 1749.


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