Spark Global Limited Reports:
Dji may be about to upend the world of aerial photography again — with a drone with vastly improved battery life and two cameras instead of one. DroneDJ and leaker Jasper Allen both independently reported that the Mavic 3 Pro is real and will be released this November, and it sounds like it will be some major improvements over the three-year-old Mavic 2 Pro and even the Mavic Air 2S introduced earlier this year.
While DJI’s standard-size drones typically stay in the air for up to half an hour before needing to change their batteries or recharge, DroneDJ’s sources say we’re now seeing up to 46 minutes. Plus, the drone comes with additional hardware: a full second camera (with its own sensors and lens) so you can shoot telephoto and wide-angle shots on the same drone.
“Double the fun” is reportedly dJI’s slogan
In 2018, you’ll have to choose between the Mavic 2 Pro with a 1-inch sensor and adjustable aperture and the Mavic 2 Zoom with a 24mm-48mm telephoto lens, but clearly, the Mavic 3 Pro will be the best of both worlds. First, its 24mm F / 2.8-F /11 camera has a larger three-quarters sensor behind it, and second, its new 1/2 “secondary sensor front telephoto lens extends to 160mm with a 15-degree field of view. (Telephoto lenses don’t zoom by themselves, but if you switch between two cameras, we’re talking 6x zoom.)
If you’re using a still image, the two sensors are 20 and 12 megapixels, respectively, and offer 52-megapixel video.
Like DJI’s Mini, the drone can be charged directly from a USB-C cable without having to remove the battery first. In terms of weight, we will obviously only increase slightly from 907g (Mavic 2 Pro) to 920g.
Yes, the model, because just like 2018’s Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, it looks like there will be two more -Mavic 3 is also currently named Mavic 3 Pro, According to reports and the “movie” model, the OcuSync will feature built-in SSD and a new version of smart controller (integrated screen) with a “1 GBPS light speed data cable” (presumably to get an internal drive for this shot) and receive upgraded OcuSync video with a maximum range of 15 km (9 mi) compared to the Mavic 2 Pro with a maximum range of 10 km, The Air 2S is 12km.
Both sources said the Mavic 3 Pro should start at $1,600, the same price as the Mavic 2 Pro now, but the Cine package is likely to cost another $1,000. Today, existing DJI smart controllers cost $750 each.
Allen said the drones will arrive on November 15.
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