Wish to get your arms on a Mavic 3 drone, with out the ultra-high, $2,049 worth level? DJI in the present day launched a less expensive model of the high-end digicam drone referred to as the Mavic 3 Basic.
This model is about 22% cheaper, coming in at $1,599 for the DJI Mavic 3 Basic with RC-N1 distant controller. You can too go for a model with the shinier, newer DJI RC as a substitute, at $1,749. And if you have already got one other DJI Controller, there’s a good cheaper model of the Mavic 3 Basic that prices simply $1,469 — although no distant controller included.
To attain the cheaper price tag within the new Mavic 3 Basic, DJI stripped out a few of the options of the Mavic 3 drone — however they might not even be options you’ll use anyway. Most notably, the Mavic 3 Basic doesn’t embody the telephoto lens, which did provide an unimaginable 28x Hybrid Zoom. However whereas cool, the zoom probably wouldn’t be that helpful for a lot of use instances, resembling panorama and nature images. (It appeared higher suited to enterprise use instances like police or search and rescue).
It’s obtainable now from most main retailers, although count on it to be well-liked — and presumably promote out rapidly. On DJI’s web site, there’s a 3 unit most per individual.
Right here’s what you possibly can count on from the Mavic 3 Basic (the entire under are the identical specs discovered on the unique Mavic 3 drone):
- 4/3 CMOS 20-megapixel digicam
- 46-minute most flight time
- O3+ transmission system
- Hasselblad Pure Colour Resolution
- Superior RTH
So far as videography particularly goes, count on:
- As much as 5.1K video at 50 fps
- 15km HD Video Transmission
- 4K video at 60 fps and 1080p video at 60 fps
- H.26x encoders
- 10-bit D-Log for video (and 12-bit RAW for images)
- Evening mode for video recording
In brief, count on the Mavic 3 Basic to seize those self same vivid colours, peak highlights and detail-rich shadows that you just’re used to seeing within the Mavic 3 drone.
The drone hits a candy spot proper in the midst of the DJI Mavic 3 and the DJI Mini 3 Professional, which prices $759. The Mini 3 Professional is actually nice for images with a 1/1.3″ CMOS and f/1.7. However in the end, the Hasselblad digicam on the DJI Mavic 3, coupled with different options like longer battery life (46 minutes versus 34 on the DJI Mini 3 Professional) and higher, smarter sensors implies that critical photographers will probably nonetheless desire the DJI Mavic 3. The Basic version is a contented medium by offering that “higher” drone however at a worth level a lot nearer to the Mini 3 Professional.
Among the many most standout perks of the Mavic 3 Basic are that Hasselblad digicam. You’ll have true-to-life colours (particularly noteworthy at evening), because of Hasselblad Pure Color Resolution (HNCS).
Transmission can also be a giant issue for drone pilots, and most delightfully right here is the continuation of O3+ Transmission, offering 15km vary whereas nonetheless offering a easy 1080p/60fps reside feed.
Together with the brand new drone, DJI can also be releasing some new equipment. There’s a DJI Huge-Angle lens for Mavic 3 Basic, in addition to a DJI ND Filter Package for Mavic 3 Basic, which incorporates ND8, ND16, ND32 and ND64 filters.
How the Mavic 3 Basic suits into the DJI ecosystem
The observe of taking an already-made DJI drone and including (or stripping it of) options is pretty widespread observe at DJI. The corporate can get monetary savings in having to make a completely new drone, whereas maximizing elements that may work throughout a number of drones. Slightly than have three completely different drones with completely different sizes of propellers, batteries and arms, the corporate can have one drone with varied upgrades and downgrades.
Earlier this fall, DJI launched the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, which — in distinction to the stripped-down Mavic 3 Basic — affords a slew of extra options that will go well with enterprise use instances. There’s an even-more spectacular 56x zoom digicam on the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, plus different add-ons like a TK module for centimeter-level precision. The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise begins at round $4,000.