Mavic 3 Classic: Save on Price, but Not on Quality

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.

Flight characteristics

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.

Mavic 3 Classic: save on price, but not on quality

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.

Mavic 3 Classic: save on price, but not on quality


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.

The post Mav­ic 3 Clas­sic: Save on Price, Not on Qual­i­ty appeared first on DJI Buy­er’s Guide.

Leave a Reply