In early November, DJI introduced a new drone model for the mass consumer Mavic 3 Classic. The differences between the novelty and the popular Mavic 3 are minimal: the body of the drone has a slightly darker color, and instead of two cameras, it has one 20-megapixel camera from Hasselblad. The only significant difference is the price of the quadcopter: Mavic 3 Classic is about 20% cheaper than the older model.
The maximum flight time of the Mavic 3 Classic is 46 minutes. During this time, the drone can cover a distance of 30 km. This significantly outperforms the previous Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Air 2 models.
The new drone is equipped with Advanced RTH technology, which determines the best route to return to base. The improved APAS 5.0 obstacle avoidance system, which collects data from eight multidirectional sensors, is responsible for flight stability. The AirSense receiver also provides security, which processes ADS-B signals from aircraft in the vicinity of the drone.
Camera by Hasselblad
The Mavic 3 Classic, unlike the Mavic 3, does not have a telephoto lens. But for most tasks, the camera from the Swedish brand Hasselblad is enough. It has a 20-megapixel 4/3 aspect ratio CMOS sensor, an 84° field of view, and a lens with apertures ranging from f/2.8 to f/11. The camera supports video recording up to 5.1K resolution (up to 50 frames per second). You can also record clips in panorama mode and time lapse mode (up to 200 frames per second).
If you use Wi-Fi 6, then the drone will send the captured photo and video material to a mobile device at a speed of up to 80 MB / s. You can edit it in the LightCut app.
Ease of management
The advanced O3+ communication system allows operators to control the Mavic 3 Classic from up to 15 km away. The image will be transmitted to the remote control in 1080p resolution, that is, almost in the same quality in which the drone “sees” it.
To avoid having to keep their hands on the remote all the time, Mavic 3 Classic users can turn on the autopilot. In addition, there is a choice between three speed modes: standard (Normal), cinematic (Cine) and sports (Sport). In the latter, the drone accelerates to 68 km/h.
By the way, as for the remote control, the drone comes with a DJI RC-N1 controller (without a screen) in the basic configuration, and with a DJI RC controller (with a built-in screen) in the extended configuration. The Mavic 3 Classic is also compatible with the DJI RC Pro, but it is sold separately.
Adding to the list of DJI models with the Mavic 3 Classic quadcopter is not loud, but good news in the drone market. Those who need a telephoto lens can still purchase the Mavic 3. For those who can do without it, a cheaper model, the Mavic 3 Classic, will soon be available.
Accessories released for the older model, of course, are suitable for the new one. However, specifically for the Mavic 3 Classic, the manufacturer released the Fly More Kit, which includes three pairs of spare propellers, two batteries, a 100W charging hub, a 65W car charger, and a branded transformer bag.
Thus, buyers now definitely have a choice.
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