, coming equipped with a number of new features, including omnidirectional obstacle, sensing and avoidance 46 minutes of flight time. Thanks to the mavic 3s new battery system, 15 kilometers of video transmission range as well as 5.1 k, 50 frames per second video or 4k at 120 frames per second, all in 10, bit d log, coming from a 20 megapixel micro, four thirds hazel blad sensor. That is attached to a drone that flies in the sky, and on top of that literally, there is a 12 megapixel half inch cmos telephoto sensor that is capable of six times optical zoom, compared to the primary sensor and also its capable of four times digital zoom. On top of that, so, as you can see, this is quite the beast of a drone. So after i show you everything, thats inside of the box shortly in this video ill, be talking about all those cool new features and more as well as offering my thoughts and opinions on whether or not its worth it to drop the cash on the newest drone. In the dji lineup so with that said, lets get right into it all right. So taking a look at the outside of the box. First on the front, you do have an image of the drone itself, which is pretty typical and then on. The back. Youve got another image as well as the contents of the box itself, but since im going to be showing you that right now whats the point in telling you all that so lets open it on up.

Okay. So one thing that i noticed thats different than other drones, is that they do have a peel tab here to open it up, which is something that apple usually does, but ive never seen dji do before. On top. Of course, you see the drone itself and im going to just set this aside for a second because ill get to that in just a little bit beneath that you have some extra propellers. They do come with just two in the kit that i have. I just have the base model dji mavic 3, so you can also get a combo model as well as a premium combo model which ill talk about a little bit later. But that is that then, of course, you have the remote its the same as the mavic air 2 mavic air 2s, pretty much everything, so that is that your phone goes here on the top. Alongside the joysticks youve got all the typical things that you would expect on a drone controller. You got the power button, the mode selector return to home a function button as well as a camera flip button and then on the back. Youve got a shutter release as well as a gimbal movement. Knob and right here is where your cable is stored. That goes and plugs into your phone. Also in the same compartment, youve got some typical. You know documentation, then moving over to the right compartment. Youve got the charger. This is a usbc charger which is pretty cool, because now you can directly charge the drone itself through usbc, so you no longer have to worry about huge bulky charges, then in the other bag you have the various cables to connect your phone.

So by default, the controller does come with a lightning cable, but you can also go and attach a usbc if your phone happens to have usbc or a micro usb. If your phone has micro usb, also youve got some more joysticks. If you happen to lose yours as well as an additional usbc charger, this is to go and plug into the brick to go and plug into your controller other than that thats everything you got inside the box so lets take a look at the drone itself. I like how it kind of you know came in this nice protective plastic. Usually the drones are just kind of laying in there, but this one happened to come with this this time to prevent you know scratches or anything happening as im taking this off. This is a nice protector to go and protect both the gimbal here in the front, as well as the bottom of the gimbal and a little bit of the top of the drone. So that goes and just slips on and then it latches into place with pretty solid magnet there. If you didnt, see just magnetizes in place and there you go so like i said this is the mavic 3. This doesnt come with. You know the extra components it doesnt have the internal ssd or the prores, but it does have everything else that the other three drones have, and that includes the absolute mammoth of a sensor that is on this drone.

I didnt think it would look this big in person, but this with a being a micro, four thirds size sensor. This is huge, like this sensor is the same size as the sensor and the other secondary camera that ive got pointed down at this desk. So the fact that they got that fit into this drone is pretty cool on the rear is where youve got that new battery you just simply remove it by pinching the sides and then pulling out. This is probably one of the heavier batteries that i have felt. This is a 5 000 milliamp hour battery, so its pretty hefty for a battery aside from the primary video and photo sensor on the front of the mavic 3, there are 10 additional sensors that contribute to the obstacle avoidance. So there are two on the front two on the top two on the rear, as well as two on the bottom, which are visual sensors as well as two ir sensors, so throughout all of those theyre able to contribute to that obstacle, avoidance and active track. Five, which allows you to basically just fly your drone, lock it onto you and then itll fly everywhere and avoid basically all obstacles, because its able to create a 3d map of your environment that youre flying in and it just avoids all obstacles really. The last thing to show you in regards to the drone for right now is the usb c port, as well as the micro sd card.

Slot is right here on the rear. So, if youre curious about where that is thats, where thats located but other than that, theres really not too much more to show you right now so lets go and get this up in the air and give you some of my first flight impressions. So lets go Music all right here we are outside and before i take off, i do want to mention just a couple. Things first off is the new battery. I really do enjoy the fact that theyve moved it here to the back is much more preferable to me compared to the older models that had the batteries that slotted it on the top. So when you were pre flighting, you could never really know for sure when it was slotted into place properly, but with the newer batteries. Here you can be reassured that it goes and slots into place because it slides into the back and then once its actually pushed into place it clicks in and it clicks in with a very reassuring sound. Secondly, i want to talk a little bit about the pricing structure of the mavic 3.. So if you didnt know there are three total skus there is the what ill be calling the mavic 3 standard bottle, and that is what i have right here. This one will set you back 2, 1999, and it comes with everything that youve seen in the unboxing just previously, then next up above that is the mavic 3 combo just a regular combo, and that one costs 2 999 us dollars that one comes with extras, such As six extra propellers two extra batteries plus a charging hub a carrying bag to carry everything that transforms into a backpack which is pretty neat and then four extra nd filters that this one just doesnt come with, so that one, like, i said, will set you back.

Two thousand nine hundred and ninety nine dollars and then the full everything included model. The mavic 3 cine comes with everything that the standard combo comes with, plus it has an additional four nd filters, as well as the standard remote controller, which is this one right here is changed out for djis new rc pro controller, which comes included with a built In screen, as well as additional buttons that the standard controller here just does not have so on top of that, the drone itself comes with some extra features, and that includes a one terabyte ssd built into the drone to allow for supporting the huge file sizes that Come from the apple prores 422 hq support that the cine 3 has. So if you are looking to film some of the best video that you possibly can out of a drone, then you will have to be dropping some cash on that cine model which supports the apple prores, 422 hq, but other than that, and the fact that it Has that built in one terabyte, ssd for storage, all three of the drones in each level are exactly the same. So if you dont want to go and drop that much cash, then you dont have to and before you go whipping out your wallets to pay for any of these models of the mavic 3, which i know are tempting with those price tags. Not really. Let me tell you really quickly about my wallet here and just wait.

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That just is great and then when were talking on the other end of the spectrum during the day, the sensor has 12.8 stops of dynamic range, which means that when you are shooting in an environment where theres a lot of light like right now, im shooting literally Right towards the sun, but the contrast to the ground is not completely blown out. You can still see the ground and you can see part of the blue in the sky as well with other drones. That dont have a high dynamic range like that. The sky would just be completely blown out, you would either see just the ground or you would see just the sky and not the ground. So, as you can see, it looks really great with that for the primary hazelblad sensor. It can go and shoot up to 5.1 k and 50 frames per second at the highest resolution, and although it would be nice to have 8k 5.1 k is better than 4k. So that is nice to have and the fact that its able to shoot up to 50 frames per second is an added bonus. If youre, not somebody wanting to shoot in that, though, there are other options. If youre looking to shoot in 4k 4k, you can shoot up to 60 frames per second or, if you flip, over into the slow mo, you can shoot up to 4k in 120 frames per second in a camera that flies up in the sky.

I will say there is a crop here, so if you compare this to the regular 4k, its not the same it crops in quite a bit, but the fact that they have it, there is really great, and although it is zoomed in it still looks really good. So, just looking here at 120 frames per second, you can go and slow it down, which yields some really unique results on top of regular 4k. It also has support for cinema 4k cinema 4k. As you can see it just changed. There has a wider field of view, so it doesnt go and crop off as many pixels on the sides. In fact, it goes to 40 96 in width. So that means that you get a little bit more real estate on the sides when youre shooting in that, and it just looks more cinematic when youre filming in this and no matter what resolution youre recording in the camera supports 10 bit d log. So it looks gray right now, but if you slap on a lut, then it looks great. I personally dont like to shoot and d log. It just adds so much more to the post processing aspect of these videos, but if youre somebody who needs that, then its great, that that is an option there for you other than that theres not really too much more. To add for the video coming out of the primary hazelblad sensor, other than just ending it off saying that i am very impressed with all the videos that ive gotten out of it.

I have not gotten a single piece of bad video out of this primary sensor. It all just looks so good and its super crisp. It has great color out of the camera you dont even have to go and throw on any luts, or anything just looks good. So with that said, moving over to the images out of this sensor, its also quite a beast with these images, because it is 20 megapixels in size. As far as the sensor, you can get giant photos in raw. So if youre somebody who likes to go and adjust your photos in post, you can go and shoot in raw with the primary sensor, which is fantastic. All the photos are super crisp and if you need to adjust things manually for video or photo, you can always go and adjust things manually down here in the bottom right. You can adjust your exposure, you can adjust the white balance. Iso pretty much. Anything you need is right there, as you can tell the size of the sensor, is pretty wide and thats, because it does have a 24 millimeter equivalency format. So if you are needing a wide angle, drone camera, then this is definitely it, but if you need it even wider, then dji does sell a little clip on lens that allows the camera to be even wider, with the photos covered out of the hazel blad sensor. I feel like we now need to shift over into the telephoto sensor.

I will say i was pretty optimistic about this one. I figured that it would be a great addition to the mavic 3, but i feel like i was quite wrong when you actually go and use it its honestly quite disappointing. I have not been able to get much clear, video or photo out of this sensor whatsoever, and i dont know if its just my mavic 3. Maybe that sensor has some issue with it. I dont know, but its just. It never focuses. It never yields a good. Looking image and overall, its pretty disappointing so, for example, right here lets, take a photo and pixel peep a little bit just looking at it its so disappointing compared to the primary sensor with how crisp that primary sensor is the secondary sensor. Just doesnt look good, and especially it doesnt look good when you flip into video mode, so lets hit record as far as the video mode goes. Something to note is that this sensor is only capable of shooting up to 4k and 30 frames per second. So if youre looking to shoot those higher resolutions and higher frame rates of the primary sensor, youre just not going to get that with a telephoto sensor, so thats another downside that it has. But this is the full width of the telephoto sensor, currently so seven times. Zoom is how you get to see the telephoto sensor, because the telephoto sensor is limited to 4k 30 frames per.

Second, so is the primary sensor so its not going to go and allow you to record higher resolution for the primary sensor and then 4k 30. For the secondary you just cant do that when youre creating video files, so you are limited there when you enable explore mode but yeah um. The sensor isnt that great its got a fixed aperture of f 4.4, so it doesnt let in as much light the lens. Just doesnt seem to focus very well like i said i havent really been able to get many clear photos or videos. Out of this. I honestly do not know how engadget managed to get this shot where it was. This clear i just havent, been able to see that to me. This telephoto sensor just honestly feels like a gimmick for dji to say we added this into the drone, its just, not that good. The only ways that i could see this actually being useful is, if you are somebody who maybe does site surveys or you are somebody surveying – you know cell towers or something like that. That is really the only time that i could see that being helpful, but otherwise, even for youtube videos. I dont know that it would be that helpful for you with the battery being low here. Now is the perfect time to demonstrate the new advanced rth feature. That is built into the mavic 3., so the advanced rth basically allows the drone to go and take the most optimized efficient route back to the home point.

Without you having to worry about it crashing into anything, because it has the obstacle avoidance, all the way around its able to take pretty much a diagonal path back to you in order to take pretty much the fastest way back so youre able to fly the drone Longer and not have to worry about losing your drone because of that, and with the drone back here now lets talk about the battery system thats built into the mavic 3. So this does have a 5 000 milliamp hour battery, meaning that it is a complete beast. It can go and fly around for 46 minutes, at least its claimed before the battery is fully depleted or it can hover for 40 minutes. Ive found in my use that im getting around 35 to 36 37 minutes total before its landing. So its not the total 46 minutes that theyre saying, but of course the drones never go and stack up to what the claimed lifespan is for the battery, but its still really really good compared to other dji drones that havent been able to even scrape 30 minutes. The fact that this can go over 30 minutes of flight time and leave you not worrying about battery anymore is just fantastic with the drone back up in the sky. One final thing to say about both of the cameras is that they support, recording an h.264 and h.265 h.264 supports 200 megabits per second encoding and h.265 is limited to 150 megabits per second, then, moving on from the camera system, the mavic 3 comes included with o3 Plus, which is djis, it used to be called occusync, but its no longer called that, basically its the third generation of occusync, but its now known as o3 plus, and that allows up to 15 kilometers of transmission range or 9.

3 miles. Obviously, you cant fly that far away, because you do have to maintain visual line of sight, but the fact that it has that long of a distance really helps in the closer range as well, obviously its not going to go and stop the drone from cutting out Signal if it goes around the back of a building or something it cant break physics, but it has been a huge step over the prior versions of ocusync that were present in older dji drones. When you throw the controller into sport mode, it does have a top speed of up to 43 miles per hour, which is just quite fast for a drone. Moving on to the autonomous obstacle avoidance features built into the mavic 3 im, going to first begin by manually piloting around the drone to figure out how well the flight assistance features work to bypass obstacles in order to do this by default, the flight assistance is set To break only so if it encounters an obstacle, itll just stop, but you can go and enable bypass, which means that it will actively avoid obstacles. So now, with this enabled lets, go and start flying towards some trees. I am just pushing forward and it automatically avoided those trees. That was pretty crazy. Lets do that one more time. So, as you can see, im going pretty pretty fast. Um Music now lets push forward once again towards trees. I am not touching wow wow that that was really cool.

I did not adjust the height whatsoever and it automatically went and avoided that i have not ill be honest. I havent tried this yet so this is my genuine first reactions of this lets flies towards this sculpture. Over here lets fly pretty fast, too yup. It did that so fast too, and now that weve seen what apas 5 can do when im manually piloting the drone lets see how it handles now with active track 5 when it has to autonomously move itself around in order to test this out, all you got To do is draw a box around your subject and the options for autonomous flight will pop up for you. So there is now options for active track, spotlight and point of interest. Spotlight is basically just it following you around, but not necessarily moving the drone. So im walking around right now its following me and im, not touching the controls pretty neat, but where this really comes in is when you turn into active track five. So, with active track, as you can see, there is now some new options for how you can adjust where the drone is in position to the subject you are following. So if you want it to be following from in front of you, you can do that. You can do it from the right kind of at a 45 or anywhere in between so to start im just going to do it from behind click go, and we are now locked in lets, see how it does so im in an area where there is a Lot of trees around right now, so this is going to be put to the test and has to work pretty hard.

I am just walking right now ill run in just a second, oh lost me, but it managed to find me thats good for being released earlier than anticipated. This is kind of amazing me how good this software is so far. Okay, im gon na bring it over here and im gon na kind of just run through these trees, see if it can follow me without losing me. Oh found me wow, okay, it lost me multiple times, but it still managed to find me thats, pretty thats pretty great. This is pretty freaking impressive. Honestly, this is kind of mind blowing how good this is right now and like dji, has quite a bit of time before even january, to maybe even improve it more than it already is theres, not a ton to improve. This is like already like next level compared to any other dji drone that theyve ever released before, because this is so good. I just want to try and have it lose me really quick once it has me. Good lets go and just like go behind a tree. Oh yeah totally lost me has no clue where i am right now: hello, youre, youre kind of off up yup lost, subject: okay, so it is foolable you can make it lose you, but otherwise pretty good. The only true big downside here is that when you are in any of the autonomous modes, you are limited to 4k 60 frames per second Music, all right, so the crash is coming up.

Basically, if youre curious from what happened, i was testing out the active track. While i was riding on my longboard and at the time of the crash, i was not touching. The controls whatsoever, whoa, whoa, whoa, im right here, stop you lost me bro. I only touched them um once the drone started to get sucked into the tree, as you can see from the flight log. Oh, oh it just crashed pretty much. Every error that you could get within the dji flyout popped up as soon as the crash happened and uh yeah. It got thrown down probably 50 to 60 feet from the top of the tree down to the ground, so its not invincible its down there is it. Okay, i dont know were gon na have to find out. Oh no, this here is when i found the drone and devastatingly found that the uh camera was not attached to the drone anymore. Well, there goes twenty two hundred 200. You know whats even worse. I neglected to get fly more coverage for the mavic 3, one of the most expensive drones ive ever owned that just crashed and uh looks pretty unrepairable in this current state. I honestly dont even really have words right now. Oh boy, i dont even know what i was thinking going and trusting it so much like, i even said its in beta practically right now they released it early, its not technically beta, but i mean they havent even improved upon it.

Yet um like this is the first iteration. Is it possible to repair this possibly one of the retaining pieces on the top shattered off of the upper holding like piece up here, and one of the ribbon cables was ripped out as the camera fell out and then on top of that, youve got this leg Right here that the uh the screw completely popped out of place, it might be possible to unscrew that and screw it back in, but right now its just kind of hanging there and not looking too great. So i suppose the lesson to learn here is uh. One get the fly more coverage if youre gon na be investing in a product thats this expensive get that insurance. Secondly, dont trust autonomous features of the mavic 3, at least not wholeheartedly be careful with it its not even like. I was not being careful. It just happened to not see the branch as it was going, but yeah just dont put too much trust in the mavic 3 in its autonomous systems. At least i finished this entire video pretty much. I would have liked to get more shots um out of the camera, but thats not super likely right now, so yeah well have to see how it goes and ill keep you updated. Follow me on twitter and instagram. If you want to know more about it but yeah there, you have it with all this being covered. You cant have a product that doesnt have some downsides.

So lets talk about some of the downsides of the mavic 3.. So some of these i kind of already have mentioned, but the very first one that i want to talk about, is something that i didnt expect when i first was unboxing the drone. So during my unboxing, one of the things that i said was a positive was the fact that it comes with this new charging brake that allows you to charge the batteries via usbc. However, something that i didnt realize is that the batteries themselves dont have a usbc port on them, so that means you cant go and just individually charge these batteries with the charger you have to go and have the battery in your drone to then go and plug In the drone which charges the batteries, which is pretty unfortunate, if youre somebody who plans to buy some additional batteries for the drone, especially if youre not just buying three and youre buying just two and you dont – have the charging hub, then youre, gon na kind of Be out of luck when youre looking to charge your batteries, you cant go and charge the batteries at the same time as flying. So this is something thats kind of unfortunate. I kind of wish now knowing that that the drone came with one of these traditional chargers that allows you to just plug directly into the battery, but it doesnt. The second downside is the telephoto sensor. It just seriously looks so bad that i dont even know that i would use it in my youtube videos, let alone would you use it in any professional production capacity whatsoever on a professional drone like this thats? What makes it so disappointing now if this was something that was offered on the air 2s or air 2, or something like that.

That would be awesome like this would be a really great sensor to accompany the primary sensor, but on this drone that cost me 2 200, no, not at all, satisfied with it, and so, if youre somebody looking to buy this drone just so, you can have that Telephoto sensor, alongside the primary sensor, dont, have your hopes too high. As far as what you should be getting out of that sensor, complaint number three is the controller that comes with the standard, as well as the regular combo for the mavic 3.. This is just a far inferior controller to what used to come with prosumer drones from dji its just not as good as the older dji controllers that used to have a screen on it. This has a four function: control right here, thats programmable. It has two function buttons on the back and, most importantly, it has two scroll wheels here. One is for exposure and one is for the gimbal why dji decided to go and use the same exact controller, probably for cost saving measures, but its quite disappointing. For a 2200 drone, i would rather have this controller, even though it has the phone mount on the bottom, which i didnt totally like. Then this controller, this one would benefit a lot with having a secondary scroll wheel for that telephoto lens. If youre going to market this as the zoom there, why not have that secondary wheel to allow for zooming in and it could be a dual function wheel that could be programmed to be for exposure as well.

So, overall, im disappointed with this controller, its not bad, but its not great either. Complaint 4 was originally about all of these features being gone out of the box from release with the dji mavic 3, but because dji just released a firmware update. It resolves a large number of these issues. There are still a couple that arent here. These are the ones, but majority of them are here now so because of that this isnt a complaint anymore. But something that is is the placement of the microsd card slot accessing the microsd card and removing it and putting it in is very difficult with it being placed here on the back. Basically, every time you do it, you have to remove the battery in order to successfully access that micro sd card slot and if you dont, have fingernails good luck, getting it out its pretty difficult and finally, complaint. Number five is the fact that the dji mavic 3 uses the dji fly app rather than the go4 app and, although im sure in the future, dji will introduce a lot of the features from the go4 app into the dji fly app. Currently, its missing a lot of things that the go4 does have that the dji fly app doesnt. So if youre somebody who needs some of those extra features, then they may not be there for you with everything, said the mavic 3.. Should you pick up one yourself and is it worth it? In my opinion, i do think that it is probably one of the best drones that you can pick up on the market right now, although it has a pretty high price tag, and i would like to see the price tag start more at like 19.

99. I do think that, even though youre paying a lot, you do get a lot as well. I do think that this is probably gon na be for a couple years to come. Probably one of the best drones that you can pick up, especially if dji doesnt go and release another mavic in the mavic line for quite some time. So if you pick one up now, this is gon na be a drone that can stay with you for years to come and you will not stop being satisfied with it. So with that said, i do think its worthwhile to pick up. But if youre somebody who doesnt need that bigger sensor or the better battery life or even the obstacle avoidance as much, then i would recommend getting something more like the dji mavic air 2s, which has largely almost all the features that this has capable. But it doesnt, have, you know the bigger sensor and it doesnt have as many sensors for the obstacle avoidance, but even with that, it still does a really great job at obstacle avoidance, and it has a great sensor that works great during the day, but maybe not So much in lower light environments. So on that note is the end of this video and if youve made it, this far definitely make sure to hit that subscribe button down below for more content, especially about the mavic 3 in the future. And if you found this video helpful make sure to hit that thumbs up button down below as well and if youd like to check out some of my other content.

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