The mavic 3 is easily djis best consumer drone. Yet, unfortunately, several key features were unavailable until the drone officially launched before today, i was unable to test the drones new active track 5.0 system and up as 5.0 object detection both are said to be significant upgrades over past versions. As such, im unable to confirm djis claims and im eager to try the new active track system, past dji implementations failed to impress before we start, please make sure to click the like and subscribe button and press the bell icon for regular updates camera the dji mavic 3 features a new camera system that includes two lenses. The primary lens is a beast: 20 mp4 third cmo sensor, 24 millimeters, prime lens 84 degrees field of view. The second camera features a 162 millimeters telephoto lens with a 28x hybrid zoom affair. This system gives the mavic 3 a fantastic prime lens and offloads the dirty work of zooming to a second camera with the new camera comes new supported video formats. The mavic 3 supports encoding in apple pro res 422, hq dci, 4k and 5.1k. However, the apple prores 422 hq encoding is only available on the more expensive mavic 3. The 4999 mavic 3 cine edition the images straight off the camera are stunning. I compared the images to those captured using the dji air 2s and the differences are noticeable with deeper tones and more nuance and shadows. Details are crisp and sharp look for a full report.

In the coming days, several key video features were locked until dji officially announced the mavic 3. object detention. I crash a lot of drones and its not for lack of caring. I push them farther and closer than they should go and props are cheap too, but i havent crashed the mavic 3. Yet, despite my best attempts, the drone sees everything features like object. Detection and crash mitigation have been standard features on drones for several generations. Still, this latest version features upgraded capabilities, including detecting objects at a greater distance and a closer range. As of writing, dji had yet to update the drone to the latest firmware that included significant updates to the mavic 3s capabilities. However, even using pre release software, the mavic 3 is impressive. Its fall in michigan and most of the leaves are off the trees. The mavic 3 doesnt care. I found its easily able to detect even the most minor branch. The drone can either stop or attempt to bypass the object. I took the drone for a walk through the woods. For the most part, it managed to walk itself sliding side to side to avoid obstacles. I just had to direct the drone forward and it found its path. This was capable with past dji drones, but it was not nearly this smooth. I never trusted the older crash mitigation systems. This one feels much improved like the mavic pro 2. The mavic 3 has sensors watching every corner of the drone.

In addition, there are six fisheye vision, sensors and two wide angle. Sensors dji calls this omnidirectional obstacle. Sensing and its capabilities are a step above that found on the air 2s, which only watches in four directions. Range owners are going to notice two things about the mavic 3 over past models. One. This drone has a much more robust communication connection. I didnt lose contact with the drone flying in spots. Past drones would cut out the mavic 3 streams live video to the controller at 1080p, 60 thats twice the frame rates as past models and its very noticeable dji claims that the maximum transmission range is 15 kilometers. Thats over nine miles, but im unable to test that range due to faa regulations. However, this drone has a severe range. I took the mobic 3 around to several familiar spots during my short time with a drone, including an abandoned urban area with low bridges over a river. I like to fly drones in this area. Past drones, dji air, 2s and mobik pro 2 struggle to maintain connection. When passing through bridges, the mavic 3 held its relationship the whole time. Furthermore, i noticed the increase in transmission power when flying the drone. In the cornfields behind my house, often other drones were able to skim the top of the field, but the range was dramatically cut when the drone was a few feet off the ground instead of hundreds of feet in the air. The mavic 3 didnt have that issue and managed to stream the live video to the controller at 1080p 60.

. The live video preview is lovely. The drone now transmits in full 1080p hd at 60fps when close enough, the increase in frame rates is delightful. In addition, the smoother video preview makes flying the drone more enjoyable, build quality. The construction and build quality are better than that found on the dji air 2.. It feels solid and doesnt. Look like a toy. The mavic 3s prop arms are significantly thinner than those found on the smaller air 2s. The props are 4.5 inches. The props on the air 2s are 3.5 inches battery. The mavic 3 uses a new battery design from previous models. Its a four cell unit that weighs 335.5 grams, it slides into the drones body charges over djis preparatory connector, the charging dock uses usbc claimed battery life is 46 minutes. I saw on average around 30 minutes in windy conditions unavailable for testing at the time of publication office 5.0. The pre launch firmware did not have the latest object, detection and crash mitigation features as such. The drone still featured past versions of this ability and could identify and avoid objects as small as a tiny tree branch active track. 5.0. This feature will be available at a later unannounced time. Supposedly, this system allows the mavic 3 to track and follow an object. No matter its direction of travel, past versions of this feature were disappointing and limited mainly to tracking objects, moving toward or away from the drone, not side to side or diagonally im eager to try this new feature 4g network powered transmission.

This attachment will supposedly improve the video transmission by utilizing 4g network communication. This will be released at a later time and was unavailable for testing at the time of writing Music.