The weather’s improving, a good time to start traveling plans locally and globally – a key part of travel tech? Those awesome drone shots that just zoom out and around you. Let’s see how the DJI’s new drones help us novice’s become pro videographers!
What got launched?
- DJI Mavic 3 @ $ 2,199 (Fly More Combo)
- DJI Mavic 3 Cine @ $ 4,999 (Cine Premium Combo)
Whoa! Expensive – Yup, this lineup is definitely not for the casual traveller but rather the enthusiast and the travel vloggers amongst us that are rather increasing in numbers of late due to the influencer ‘epidemic’ so to speak. Haha.
What do we get for that price?
DJI Mavic 3
DJI Mavic 3 Cine
- 4/3 CMOS Sensor Dual Hasselblad Camera System
- 4K at up to 120FPS
- 20MP Photos
- Hybrid Zoom 28X Digital
- 162mm at F/4.4
- 46 Min Flight Time compared to 31 min of Mavic 2 & Air 2
- Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
- Apple ProRes 422 HQ Footage at 5.1K uptown 50FPS
- 1 TB SDD Inbuilt
- Plus everything on the Mavic 3
The new drones have some great camera improvements and also an improved omnidirectional object avoidance that can detect objects 200m away. This enables some incredible features such as advanced RTH (Return to Hand) that finds a better route back, better active tracking to follow and chart a path around you, APAS 5.0 (Advanced Pilot Assistance System) that help guide it effectively past complex path’s as it follows and an Explore Mode that uses the tele camera to effortlessly scout and plan your shots.
This coupled with Wi-Fi 6 quick transfer and a great accessories ecosystem makes this the drone to beat. The combo’s packs provided for the price mentioned above also make it a complete package in one for travel.
The DJI RC also helps make it as effortless as possible to maneuver the drone, the portable charger, wide angle lens and the cellular transmission dongle help make it more portable and travel further than before.
If you are considering a drone and have the money to spend, you cannot go wrong with this one!