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Reasons To Consider A DJI Mavic 3

The very first DJI Mavic Pro was announced in September 2016 and launched in the latter half of 2016. Its small size and foldable design made me amused. I had Mavic Pro for two years. Mavic Pro for 2 years and was satisfied with its capabilities. I also was awarded the architectural photography competition in Hungary using an image I created by using the drone.

The moment Mavic 2 Pro was released Mavic 2 Pro was released it was such a huge upgrade that I could not resist. I purchased it immediately! More sensors, a longer flight time and 1″ CMOS sensor was the perfect fit to my bag of gear. I flew with it for more than 100 hours and produced some of my top aerial photos. I have never received a complaint from my customers. If the lighting is great, you can produce stunning photos and video clips with this device, which is what a lot of you are.

Mavic 3. Specifications and initial impressions

There are three major upgrades that got me thinking about DJI’s latest drone designed to shoot with – Mavic 3. Mavic 3:
1. larger sensor
2. Secondary, telephoto lens
3. bigger battery, with greater flight time

1. A larger sensor should offer more ISO capabilities. If you use this camera, the Mavic 2 Pro for photos I’d recommend using ISO100 nearly all the time. I would use ISO400 only in the blue hour.

Thanks to the Mavic 3, I am capable of boosting up to ISO800 with very useful results.

One issue I noticed during my first nighttime photoshoot using Mavic 3 Mavic 3: the larger sensor creates blurry images earlier when exposed for longer durations. It’s true that the Mavic 2 Pro had no difficulties with exposures lasting 2 seconds but it’s Mavic 3 has to stay within a single second for sharp images. However, I was at ease with Mavic 3. Mavic 3 about 10-15 minutes later into the night than using Mavic 2 Pro. Mavic 2 Pro.

2. The telephoto lens I used in the initial couple of flights that it was not usable. It simply wasn’t sharp enough. Following DJI’s software upgrade in the beginning of in the calendar year (FIRMWARE v01.00.0500) The Mavic 3’s telephoto lens got significantly sharper. This lens was among the primary reasons I was ecstatic about the Mavic 3’s new model. The perspective that 162mm lenses can offer when flying is something that could have been done with higher-priced setups prior to. I absolutely love the photos when I view the images on a smaller screen. And in my view, you can only add a couple of images to your collection of a structure. Unfortunately, if you view them in a single row on a huge screen , they appear like phone pictures. Why? Why? Mavic 3 only shoots images that are made using the telephoto lens JPEG. This is something I’d like to see DJI will alter in the near future.

3. This battery update is massive! I’d definitely buy the drone in order to upgrade mine Mavic 2 for the battery only. The flight time has increased however, it offers much more flexibility in the air than you thought initially. If you have three minutes to reach the ideal position for taking the first shots and return the drone in the final. Mavic 2 Mavic 2 can spend about 20 minutes in the air, however I typically fly with batteries lasting around 18 minutes. So, calculate by that. From that you subtract six minutes for positioning and the return time, we have 12 minutes for the actual task. The Mavic 3, I’ve spent between 27-30 minutes flying using an uncharged battery to date (it could last longer however, I’ve used the Mavic 2’s battery empty, which expand after about 70-80 cycles which is why I’m trying to avoid this when I get the latest drone). So, even though we have only 1.5 times the flight time, we have about 2x the time for creativity that is noticeable. When it comes to leisure usage, I particularly like to shoot top-down panoramic images (Mavic 2 examples below) and in this instance, it typically takes me five minutes for me to find a good location, and I usually do that considerably before I take the drone back home. This cuts down the time spent shooting to between 8 and 10 minutes. By allowing for a flight time of 30 minutes that gives us 20 minutes of creativity that I haven’t yet tried yet however I’m looking forward to the experience.

In addition to the battery upgrade, we now have more sensors along with the sensor on the sides. They remain active during the normal flight mode, and not just in tripod mode like on Mavic 2. Mavic 2. The drone is more secure in the air, is more able to handle wind and is able to ascend quicker.

DJI Mavic 3 video

Our team has been making many short films in recent times and videos on the Mavic 3 are just as important to me as its photographic capabilities. I’m convinced that Mavic 2 Pro was a great camera. Mavic 2 Pro made amazing high-quality videos, excluding the late blue hour footage that is available in most instances. In Mavic 3, this is no longer an issue. It can be used for as long as it’s actually needed, and if it becomes dark, it’s not a problem to create video.

One of the biggest changes to the video specifications is the framerates. When I was flying at a slow speed before it, I was too fast to get an even outcome. Today, I shoot at 50fps. In post, we can reduce it to 50%, and still have the 25fps that we require. It’s not a game changer but it’s a handy tool to possess. You can also capture slow-motion videos however I believe it’s not as important for us.

The only issue I could find to be it was the Mavic 3 only has digital zoom. Mavic 2 Pro has a digital zoom. Mavic 2 Pro had an option known as “HQ” which enabled us to capture 4K video simply by scanning the sensor’s center 1:1. This resulted in the equivalent focal length of 38-40mm which we utilized frequently. This way we were able to get a much better and higher quality images over the wide-angle images. When using the Mavic 3, if we require a more narrow viewing angle we have only digital zoom until we change cameras. Telephoto lenses are equivalent to a 7x zoom, and allows us to use the parallel effect in a stunning way. But, the video from this camera is only utilized in 4k at 30fps and an auto mode that is fully automated, which limits its use however, the view angle is so distinctive that this compromise is worth it with the correct lighting and for the appropriate “task”.


Through this test, I’m not looking to persuade anyone else to rush out and purchase a brand mavic 3 or a Mavic 3. My aim was to provide a little amount of information to aid you in deciding if you’re in need of this or don’t. There are many distinct advantages that we can enjoy with this latest drone, however there are some problems. I’m hoping it is possible that Mavic 3’s shortcomings are resolved by software updates later on like they have so to date.

As the Mavic 2 Pro had been up in the air for more than 120 hours, I decided it was finally time to get a new one. For me I felt that choosing the DJI Mavic 3 was a easy purchase. Since I’ve included it in my collection, my Mavic 2 Pro has retired from my cabinet. However it is important to understand your personal preferences. If you own an Mavic 2 Pro or the new DJI Air 2S and you make use of it to obtain general views then you don’t need to upgrade. For me Mavic 3 was worth the price! Mavic 3 was worth the cost!