DJI Mini SE
138 × 81 × 58 mm
Capture stunning imagery with the legendary Hasselblad drone camera and enjoy a smooth flight with omnidirectional obstacle sensing. Every improvement on Mavic 3 sets a higher standard for aerial photography. Fly with Mavic 3 and discover imaging above everything.
Tele Camera Pro Mode
With Pro mode, the tele camera of Mavic 3 supports manual parameter adjustments and RAW photos. The tele camera offers unique camera language to make your footage more expressive and dynamic.
Smart Return to Home
Mavic 3 can fly to a designated altitude and then find a safe and efficient route back to its home point, combining the advantages of Advanced RTH and traditional RTH, allowing users to choose the best option according to their environment.
Adjustable Aperture for Every Scene
Aperture is adjustable according to the needs of different scenes. In low-light environments, the f/2.8 aperture lets more light in; when the lighting is sufficient, aperture can be adjusted to lower the shutter speed for recording smoother, more natural footage.
Wider FOV to See the Bigger Picture
Weighing less than 13 g, the 24mm equivalent lens not only supports autofocus, it also has an 84° FOV to capture more in every frame.
Focusing is Faster with VDAF Technology
The Hasselblad camera on Mavic 3 drone features Vision Detection Auto Focus (VDAF) technology, which works with multiple vision sensors to utilize distance data and optimize focusing speed.
FHD High-Frame-Rate Transmission with Visible Smoothness
Mavic 3 is DJI’s first-ever camera drone able to transmit a 1080p/60fps live feed. This means the camera view is displayed at specifications close to what the camera actually records. It also makes Mavic 3 more responsive to your control.
1. Unobstructed, free of interference, and when FCC-compliant. Maximum flight range specification is a proxy for radio link strength and resilience. Always follow local rules and regulations and fly your drone within your visual line of sight unless otherwise permitted.
2. DJI Mavic 3 Cine supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, and H.264/H.265 encoding, while Mavic 3 only supports H.264/H.265 encoding.
1. Compared to DJI Mavic 2, what major upgrades does Mavic 3 have?
DJI Mavic 3 is DJI’s next-generation flagship consumer camera drone. Compared to Mavic 2, major upgrades include:
-Mavic 3 offers significantly improved imaging performance thanks to its 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and 24mm-equivalent lightweight lens. It can record up to 5.1K/50fps or 4K/120fps videos.
-Mavic 3 Cine even supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding, offering higher image quality and greater flexibility during post-processing.
-The flight experience has also been comprehensively improved with the flight time extended to 46 minutes. And thanks to incredibly stable O3+ technology, video transmission can reach up to 15 km.
-DJI Mavic 3 is equipped with an omnidirectional obstacle sensing system and supports the upgraded APAS 5.0 and Advanced RTH, letting creators enjoy safe flight with peace of mind.
2. What’s the difference between the combos?
Compared with the standard Mavic 3 combo, DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo includes two additional Intelligent Flight Batteries, one Battery Charging Hub, one Convertible Carrying Bag, and one ND Filters Set (ND4/8/16/32) to help you explore and shoot in more scenarios.
Compared with the DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo, the DJI Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo includes a Mavic 3 Cine aircraft that supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding and has a built-in 1TB SSD, an upgraded DJI RC Pro with a high-bright display, one ND Filters Set (ND64/128/256/512), a 10Gbps Lightspeed cable, and other accessories that help facilitate professional-level imaging
BG Boyd –
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Pro Drone or not Pro Drone?
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2021
Style: DJI Mavic 3
Firmware and software updates have been released that were enough for me to possibly bring this review up to a 3.5. However, I bought the RC “PRO” for $1200 and among other problems I have with it, you can’t even use it to adjust the shutter or aperture. LOL. $1200 for a pro remote for a pro drone and you can’t even do the most basic pro thing, adjusting the shutter and aperture. On top of all that, it takes several minutes for the drone to grab enough satellites to turn green and set the home point. So we’ll call it a wash and leave it at a 3.
I’ll start with this, there are a lot of people questioning if this is a worthy successor to the Mavic 2 and a lot of people questioning those people. The latter tend to say “you are not a professional, you don’t know how to use a drone, you are mad it is too expensive”.
Also, take all these 5-star reviews from people coming from Mini 2’s and Air 2’s with a grain of salt. They are coming from, in many ways, an inferior product. Yeah, the Mavic 3 is better than those for a lot of reasons and I understand why those users are pumped. But this drone was supposed to be an upgrade to the Mavic 2 and in many ways it is not.
I guess I’d call myself a semi-pro. I use my drone for photography and videography and sometimes make some money off it.
When I opened mine and removed it from the box, the lens cover was detached from the camera. I put it back on and as far as I can tell, nothing was damaged.
It should be common knowledge at this point that DJI rushed the drone out with unfinished features to get holiday sales. A firmware update was scheduled for January to add some of the missing features. An update was pushed out in mid-December and I had that update the first time I operated my drone. I believe another one is still coming out in January to add even more missing features. I don’t know what features those are and some of them might be what I take issue with below.
I don’t get the pro vs non-pro debate. It is priced at a pro-level and many proponents of the Mavic 3 argue that it is a pro drone … and I argue that yes I expected it to be. But then why on earth did they ship it with the controller used for the mini 2 and the air 2. It is missing so much from the Mavic 2 controller. No programmable C1, C2, and 5D buttons. No live telemetry LCD. No exposure dial. No dual controller support. Proponents and DJI need to make up their mind, is this a pro drone or not? If it is … shipping with this controller was a huge mistake and a slap in the face. I suspect they did this on purpose to force “pros” into dropping $1200 for the RC-Pro controller that has these buttons. Either way, Not cool.
I’ve heard a lot of complaining about the fly app … which is the same app used by the “non-pro” drones. I was hoping all of the whining about this was unfounded but it is indeed far inferior to DJI GO 4 and not suitable for a “pro” drone. Missing features *could* be added by DJI in the future but … who knows.
Hardware issues that cannot be resolved with software update:
1) Getting to the SD card is a huge pain. You have to take the battery out to get it out.
2) Can’t charge with the gimbal cover on
3) Unless you buy the Fly More (or buy the battery dock separately), there is no way to charge your battery outside of the drone (that said, being able to charge a battery in the drone is pretty neat).
5) The zoom lens is arguably one of the top selling points for this drone but it is a joke. Maybe it can be used to inspect things, but no photos or videos I took at a zoom are usable (maybe, just maybe 4x and 7x). I’d even be too embarrassed to post them on instagram. Also you have zero control over photos and videos on the zoom lens. Auto only mode and JPG only. Maybe fixable in a firmware update? Also, you can’t do a full 1x-28x or vice versa smoothly, at one or two points the recording blacks out (while switching lenses?) It is also near impossible to zoom with your finger on the app and do other things smoothly (especially if you have a hood on your tablet), which is the only way to do it unless you shelled out the extra 1200 for the “pro” controller.
5) Gimbal rubs against arms when folded up
Vinh V. Tran –
What can I say? This bird is sensational. Only two minor gripes. First, they have to put the mini SD card slot somewhere else. I had to use needle-nosed pliers to get the card out. Second gripe, the zoom feature. It zooms from 0-14x very smoothly, but when you go past 14x (to 28x) jerks directly from 14x -28x and nothing smooth in between. Maybe this can be fixed with software. Other than that, the Mavic 3 is sensational.