DJI doesn’t often step back, but after the release of the original DJI Mavic 3 Review and Mavic 3 Cine models in 2021, DJI has added a slightly simpler new horse to its stable: the Mavic 3 Classic. It costs less than the original model and has a Hasselblad 20MP 4/3 camera as he only has one, no telephoto camera for his brother. This model is designed to be a more accessible option for the Mavic 3 series.
The main difference between his original Mavic 3 model and the Classic is that the older model has both a good 4/3 main camera and a 162mm telephoto lens. Features and performance are the same, except for the Cine model’s internal 1TB SSD and Apple Pro Res recording. Removing Apple Pro Res recordings in Classic may be a deal breaker for some professional videographers, but many will prefer Normal, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma High Dynamic Range), and 10-bit -D- You’ll find video recordings up to 5.1K in the Log profile. 200 Mbit/s is enough. And for stills, the camera can still shoot 12-bit RAW files and JPEGs, and the overall quality is still excellent.
DJI Mavic 3 Review : Release Date & Price
Launched worldwide in November 2022, the DJI Mavic 3 Classic is the world’s first drone with European C1 certification. In short, this means Mavic 3 models can fly in the open A1 category. This category does not require any training, but must pass an exam set by the local aviation authority. He must not fly over people or crowds and he must be 50 meters away from people or objects. The certification has been welcomed by drone pilots on the continent, but after the British Civil Aviation Authority controversially announced that it would not recognize European ratings despite its involvement in the design. , a UK-based drone pilot, is preparing for three more years of uncertainty.
The Ambient Drone Dies Mavic 3 Classic He is available in three kits. DJI Mavic 3 Classic with DJI RC-N1 Controller $1,599 / £1,399 / AU$2,399, DJI Mavic 3 Classic (DJI RC Smart Controller) $1,749 / £1,529 / AU$2,599, DJI Mavic 3 Classic (Drone Only) . is priced at $1,469 / £1,309 / AU$2,299 and is aimed at users who already own a compatible controller. The DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Kit includes a carrying case, 2 extra batteries, a 3 battery hub and other accessories and is priced at $649 / £529 / AU$799. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic ND Filter Set (ND8 / Video Essential 16/32/64) is priced at $129 / £109 / AU$169. Both controller kits and the Fly More Kit offer significant savings in price compared to the corresponding Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine kits.
DJI Mavic 3 Review : Design & Controller
There’s a new drone in town, but it looks very familiar. That’s because it’s the same as the Mavic 3, except for the camera setup. Instead of dual cameras, the Classic only has an impressive 20MP 4/3 main camera, omitting the 162mm hybrid telephoto zoom that complements the original model’s 4/3 camera. Given that this camera has limited control over settings, it’s certainly not a huge loss. So if you can get by without it, the Mavic 3 Classic is an attractive option. The Mavic 3 Classic has the same design and construction as the original model and folds up for convenient portability.
The Classic measures 221 x 96.3 x 90.3 mm when folded and 347.5 x 283 x 107.7 mm when unfolded, and weighs 895 g, the same as the DJI Mavic 3 (the Cine model with SSD weighs 899 g). All models are advertise with a flight time of 46 minutes, which is totally unrealistic, but the average flight time is a respectable 30 minutes. But if you can stretch a little more, the DJI RC Smart Controller with its 5.5-inch touchscreen is worth considering. Because it’s not much more expensive than the DJI RC-N1 Controller Kit. The DJI RC-N1 is the same controller that comes with the Mavic Mini 3 Pro, Mavic Air 2, and Air 2S, without the LCD screen and instead with a telescoping phone holder on top of the controller.
DJI Mavic 3 Review : Features & Performance
Like its siblings, the DJI Mavic 3 is incredibly easy to fly. And while it’s aim at advance users in addition to professional photographers and videographers, its flight and safety features allow even the absolute beginner to fly his DJI Mavic 3 Classic with confidence. GPS positioning is provided by connecting to GPS, GLONASS and Bei Dou satellites. In low winds, the precise hovering made possible by the Mavic 3 Classic’s hardware and software combined with these three features can capture seconds of exposure. GPS system. The drone is capable of withstanding wind speeds of just under 43 km/h, and during testing in conditions with gusts near that speed, we found that the Classic was able to comfortably fly upwind and record smooth video footage in normal mode.
I was. It’s not ideal to fly in such high winds, but if you’re flying on land, away from people, buildings, etc., this feature can be very helpful. Three flight modes offer different speeds and features, Sport mode offers a top speed of 75 km/h. Collision avoidance is disable in this mode, so it is not suitable for flying in more complex environments. In such environments, normal mode is slow but offers a high level of agility and works in tandem with collision avoidance.
Cine mode has the slowest flight speed, less control sensitivity, and can capture cinematic video footage. For collision avoidance, an advance pilot assistance system (APAS) is use. The 5.0 analyzes data from 6 fisheye sensors and 2 wide-angle sensors to detect obstacles in all directions. When collision avoidance is on, the drone can set to brake or avoid obstacles when they are detect, maintaining continuous flight.
Bypass setting has two modes: Normal and Nifty. The Nifty option is to fly smoother when detecting obstacles, but carries a higher risk of crashing than normal mode. In my tests, in Nifty mode, I was able to successfully fly the drone over forest trails. Additional safety features include Advanced Return to Home, which scans up to 200m in all directions to determine the safest and most efficient route back to your starting point. Air Sense ADS-B receivers alert you to nearby aircraft and helicopters, so you can adjust your flight path as needed. The GEO 2.0 geo fencing system also provides useful information about restricted airspace and potential hazards.
DJI Mavic 3 Review : Image & Video Quality
The Hasselblad 20 MP Four Thirds camera delivers excellent image quality for photos and videos. This is the best camera available for a foldable drone and has the largest image sensor. The camera has a 24mm equivalent lens with an adjustable aperture from f/2.8 to f/11. This produces an image that has little roll-off towards the edges of the photo and is sharpest in the center. Video footage is not affect by this attenuation.
This is likely due to less use of the sensor and lens edges when shooting in 16:9 or 17:9 formats. It is impressive across the range and the images are usable even at high sensitivities. Noise is noticeable at ISO 800, and for photography, ISO 1600 is ideally the height you want to shoot to maintain optimal image quality. Photos can be capture in 12-bit Raw and JPEG, and the sensor’s ability to provide 12.8 stops of dynamic range means that RAW files in particular can capture a lot of image data, so shadow details can be recover in post if need.
Should I Buy It ?
Buy It If…
Need a quality foldable drone
The DJI Mavic 3 Classic is one of the best drones in its class. If you want the best image quality in a foldable drone, the DJI Mavic 3 Classic is a great choice – the Hasselblad 20MP 4/3 camera is the best camera you can get for any foldable drone.
Original His Mavic 3 Model Is Too Expensive
The First Two His Mavic 3 Models Are Awesome Dual Camera Drones. However, if you only want a 4/3 camera and can’t justify the cost of the original model, you can save a lot by choosing the Classic.
All offer superior safety features
such as collision avoidance, precise GPS positioning, advanced return-to-home, and ease of use. Although not an entry-level drone, beginners will have no trouble using his DJI Mavic 3 Classic.
Don’t Buy It If…
Budgets are limit
The Mavic 3 Classic is cheaper than the original model, but most people will also need to purchase the Fly More Kit for two extra drone batteries, a carry bag, etc. Considering the , it’s still an expensive drone. Useful accessory.
I need a small and light drone
The Mavic 3 Classic is a relatively small and light drone, but it is larger and heavier than the DJI Mavic Mini 3 Pro. The latter produces excellent photos and videos, and at just 249g is much more portable than the Classic’s 895g.
Requires a telephoto camera
The Mavic 3 Classic has made more affordable by eliminating the 162mm hybrid telephoto zoom found in the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine. If you want this camera, his original DJI Mavic 3 model is the best option.