DJI Mavic 3 quadcopter – the best qualities of all three generations in a new drone. Mavic 3 – the top drone of 2021-2022, has collected the best qualities of the line and received a number of upgrades in the best traditions of DJI.
It is difficult to confuse the drone with something, as the silhouette and lines of previous models are traced, but with some visual and design improvements. Perhaps let’s take a closer look at what’s new in this car.
Immediately striking is the updated camera from Hasselblad with two lenses. Upper camera 12 MP 4K, 1/2 CMOS sensor, 4x digital zoom, FOV 15°, allowing you to get 28x zoom. Lower or main camera, 20 MP 5.1K, 4/3 CMOS sensor with small body size of the camera itself, adjustable aperture from f2/8 to f/11 FOV 84°, 12.8 stops wide dynamic range, autofocus technology using video sensors VDAF and 24mm equivalent focal length. Dynamic Range 12.8 allows you to get balanced transitions between light and shadow, in combination with Natural Color Solution, makes it possible to preserve the brightness and brilliance of the picture. The camera in the Mavic 3 Cine version supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ and H.264/265 encoding, as opposed to the basic H.264/265 version.
The gimbal of the camera accurately responds to the flight dynamics, holds the image stably, responds smoothly to the turns of the drone, and counteracts the impact of vibrations caused by the movement of the quadcopter and the influence of the wind. The Mavic 3 is claimed to be wind resistant up to 12 meters per second.
An important point during the operation of the copter is to eliminate the risk of collision with any kind of obstacles in flight. Thanks to Advanced RTH wide-angle omnidirectional sensors, advanced working algorithms and a high-performance processor, the APAS 5.0 obstacle detection system is able to smoothly bypass any kind of obstacles, follow an object in the forest. The latest ActiveTrack 5.0 with finer and more precise sensors for tracking an object while moving when the aircraft is following you, for example. Both technologies have proven themselves and have shown excellent results in the previous model of the Dji Air 2s quadcopter. The declared range of detection of obstacles reaches 200 meters.
The flight characteristics of the Mavic 3 are significantly superior to previous models in the lineup. OcuSync 3.0 – video transmission is available up to 15 km. The maximum flight range is 30 km, and the height is 6000 meters. DJI have increased the flight time of the copter tremendously. The drone can stay in the air for up to 46 minutes, although in previous models it reached the mark of 25 minutes. This was made possible thanks to a new battery with a larger capacity, which could not but affect the weight of the copter, it became heavier and weighs 895 grams. In addition, the battery landing site has changed, now it installs from the back, instead of being installed from above, as it was before. The battery has a convenient luminous charge scale. It charges quite quickly, within 1 hour 30 minutes. The maximum flight speed is 75 km/h.
The quality of signal transmission has improved significantly, the drone does not lose connection even when it is behind large concrete structures relative to the controller. Satellite positioning, Mavic now communicates with GPS, Glonass, Galileo and China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system.
Many familiar features of the Mavic 3 have received their updates and improvements, AirSense has become better and actually notifies you of approaching helicopters and planes. Smart return home RTH with the ability to build the best way to return to the starting point. Everyone’s favorite QuickShots, MasterShots and Waypoints 3.0 building a route by waypoints make it possible to create the most beautiful picture or panoramic view, show an object from interesting foreshortening and from different angles.
The DJI Mavic 3 is an innovative quadcopter with a huge potential to bring advanced features and engineering systems to future generations.