DJI MAVIC 3 CLASSIC is HERE. Full review of the affordable DJI flagship drone
Its Colin Smith, here from Photoshopcafecom., And today I have the brand new DJI Mavic Three Classic., Now full disclosure. This was provided to me from DJI in order to do a review. Im not being paid to do this review. So were gon na look at three different areas. Were going to look at flight, were going to look at video and were going to look at the Camera. So as far as Flight, it has a 46 minutes flight time. It has a maximum speed. Ive. Had it up to about 42. Range on. Here is 15.. It uses aqsync three plus, which means it can transmit video to the controller at full. Hd at 60 frames per second. As far as the video. It can go up to five one, K. It can shoot 4K up to 120 frames per second. And as far as Photos, it has 20 megapixel and it can shoot in Raw JPEG or both.. Now the secret source in this, of course, is the Hasselblade camera.. So a little bit of history, here. In 2018 DJI dropped the Mavic two.. It came in two forms., It came with the zoom and then it came with the Pro.. This is the Pro that I actually bought back then. And a big thing about this. Is it has a Hasselblade camera on it. Now Hasselbladder is a very famous camera brand started in Sweden and actually was a Hustle blood that was used by Neil Armstrong on the moon.
Fast forward a few years we have a new Hustle blood on the Mavic Three.. So the Mavic Two had a one inch sensor.. The Mavic Three now has a micro four three sensor, which means it has a larger sensor, which means it allows more light into the sensor, which means, of course, youre going to get better. Looking photographs youre going to get much cleaner, low light shots, as well as a better kind of a depth of field effect., And the larger sensor also enables you to shoot wider with less distortion.. So, among many things today were also going to be comparing the shots from the Mavic Three Classic to the Mavic Two Pro., And well see how much those images have increased.. I expect the major difference is going to be in the low light.. So one of the things I really love about the maple three is the gimbal cover., So this gimbal cover makes it very. Easy to just kind of protect your camera, and everything is nicely tucked away. So you can just put it in a bag. One of the things I love about. This is rather than having to carry separate bags and everything when Im going on location. I can just throw this in my camera bag and I dont have to worry about messing up the drone.. So one of the things I noticed in the mavic three classic over the mavic two pro is the sound.. It actually sounds a lot smoother.
Its not as high pitched but also lets have a look. Were actually going to use the Apple Watch Ultra and test the decibels. And youll see on here that the Mavic Three is quieter. Its a little hard to appreciate just looking At the numbers, because just the whole pitch sounds very different., So for a long time now, these drones have been able to avoid obstacles and do tracking.. So right now in the Mavic Three classic were up to eight pass five.. So this is the fifth version of DJIs tracking., So Im not going to go crazy here with this. Im just going to fly through these trees. Here these palm trees, which normally I would be too scared to do – lets be honest., But Im going to rely on the obstacle avoidance. And you can set it to just stop or to go around the objects. And were going to use it to fly through these Trees and just kind of test it out. Now remember this is the same technology.. You can just draw a box around an object if you want to track it., So that means it will follow a vehicle or a bicycle, or someone skiing, or anything like that. Without having to be really really good on sticks., We can just kind of follow it.. Why dont we test this out with a boat And right now, all Ive got to do is just draw a little square around the boat.
And right now its following it, its tracking it.. So, as you can see, the drone is going by itself. Lets have a look at some of the camera settings.. So just tap the camera button.. You can see theres a photo.. We can do single, auto exposure burst time shots.. We can do three or five stops or exposure bracketing. Heres the different types of shots, including master shots, quick shots, panos hyperlapse. Lets go into the pano and see. The different types of panoramas.. We can do a Sphere 180 wide angle or a vertical., And this will automatically create the shots for us. So notice. It flies it shoots, the. Shots, but what it does is it. Puts in a folder, so it creates. A finished panorama, but it also gives you the individual images.. So you can stitch it together in lightroom or whatever you want yourself, later. Right now, Mr Shooting in JPEG. Of course you can change it to Shoot in DNG., So the settings for the panels are separate from the regular photos., And here we can change it to Raw if we prefer.. If we go to Pro that enables us to do manual, settings on everything. And we have an eight gigs internal. Or we can shoot to the card., And this is where you would switch between the two. And we have the ability to do. Autofocus or manual focus tap to focus. Lets. Look at the video settings.. Do normal, slow, motion.
Thats, where you get 120 and just tap., And this is where we can change the different formats.. Of course, we can do five point. One K at fifty frames per second.. So right now Im going to try some quick shots.. What were going to do is just switch into that mode.. We got master shots, quick shots.. If we go into quick shots, you can see all the different types of shots. We can get. Droneys rocket circle. Im not going to do all of these right now, but you can see in the preview there in the window what they all look like is boomerang theres our asteroid., So it flies away and then shoots a panorama and turns that Into a little planet., But what well do is master shots. And a master shot is actually going to take a series of these different shots and its going to give us something without us having to do anything. So, basically its going to shoot a. Bunch of shots For us., Okay lets try a master shot.. What Im going to do is Im going to just tap. Im going to go into the master shots, and then what I want to do is use that lifeguard tower and its going to take about two minutes. It says there and I hit start. Theres a little countdown. And now its going to do a variety of shots around there.. So as it starts, youll see the rounded little X.
Itll show the percentage, complete. And well also show right now its doing a drone.. So its going to go through a. Variety of different shots. And so doing these master shots is really good.. If youre in a location you dont have a lot of time., You just want to capture a bunch. Of shots that you can edit together. Later on, or something that it can even put together in the app or.. Maybe you dont have a lot of experience.. You can actually learn from these shots. See the kind of shots it does and then practice moving in those ways and then youre going to get your own shots. Thank you.. So now the lights kind of starting to come down and the worst thing you want to do is be in the middle of a beautiful sunset and youve got to land and change batteries and miss the shot. So thats one of the things I love about the Extended flight time., The two is getting a low battery warning and the three is still at 46 battery.. So right now were comparing the shots between the Mavic Three classic and the Mavic two. So we can see how the photos, look. And also Im, going to do a little bit of video. So it looks like were starting to see a little. Bit of color in the sky here., So it might be time to get flying. Again. Lets get some shots. Dark enough, now.
That we can throw them up and do some low light. Test. Yeah this one is pretty much dark now. So when people start playing drones, one of the things theyre most afraid of is crashing or damaging their drone.. So DJI shall have you covered with DJI Care to tell you about.. That is me in the studio. Alright. So I have my conclusion. Between the Mavic Three Classic and the Mavic Two probe quickly to talk about DJI Care, which is DJI refresh, which means that if you have a crash, a fly away, water damage, you can have up to two replacements per year. Or if You get the two year you can get three replacements. So basically for a replacement. You send it in you, pay a small fee, then immediately as soon as they receive a turnaround and should one out right, away. And if you dont make any claims on it. Your warranty actually gets extended by a year.. Alright lets talk about my thoughts about the two drones., So, as I mentioned at the end of my video Ive, had the Mavic Two for a number of years and flown it and really enjoyed it., But it wasnt until I started flying the Mavic Three for a Little while that I realized just how outdated this felt., Some of that has to do with flight just the responsiveness., So the Mavic Three Classic is very responsive in the sky., Its very quick it climbs pretty quickly, but it also has a faster descent speed than before, Which is nice.
, So that means when you want to bring it back in, you can do that a lot quicker. I did notice. It just seemed a lot smoother and quieter. Just the pitch of the propellers., And also I noticed the tips – have little soft tips here on the props and I think that helps reduce the noise and just give you a smoother playing experience.. Now, of course, the barrier increased from 31 minutes to 46 minutes.. Now, youre not necessarily going to get 46 minutes, but youre definitely going to get almost double the battery life is what you used to get before. So as far as the increased range, its really nice, but it doesnt affect me too much because in the US youre Not allowed to fly beyond line of sight. So up to the time the Mavic Two definitely had the best images Ive ever seen on a drone. Just the color science and everything in that Hustlebud camera really makes a difference, but I feel like its really been stepped. Up. Now the Micro Four third sensor does make a difference, particularly in low light.. If you look at the green and the noise in the shots. And then look here in the Mavic Three Classic youll notice that its much smoother. Now it also has a night shot. Mode., Unfortunately, on my firmware its not enabled at the moment., So look at those pictures and imagine them to be even cleaner.. What it does is increases the ISO and reduces the noise.
. So those night shots or those low. Light shots are going to be even. Better than what youve seen on here.. Now I noticed a bigger difference, even in the video than I did in the photos.. The video is just looking really good. Quickly.. Let me tell you about the three configurations.: You can buy the drone by itself, the RC and one where you can attach your Android or iPhone, or you can get it with the DJI RC, with the builtin screen.. Now its also compatible with the controller pro. Upgrades include the flywall kit, which comes with two extra batteries and the battery dock here. When you plug it in it can charge three batteries in series, one after the other.. So now that DJIs dropped the classic with a more reasonable price point. You know if youve been waiting to upgrade. Maybe the three, the Cine and the other three were a little bit outside of your price range. Have another look. Right, now. Its definitely worth considering.. I know for a fact that this is going to be my main drone that Im going to be flying from now on. And join the Sky Pixel product tryout program for a chance to try out the new Mavic, Three Classic for yourself. Im going to drop a Link underneath for more information about that., So thanks for watching this video., Let me know in your comments underneath.. What do you guys think about this? Is it something that youre going to consider upgrading to Maybe.
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