The DJI Mavic 3 is a unbelievable digicam drone. Simply read our in-depth review to search out out precisely why – however clearly DJI thinks that there’s nonetheless one thing of a spot available in the market. Therefore the discharge of the DJI Mavic 3 Traditional, a (barely) pared-back new version of the quadcopter that’s a bit cheaper than the usual Mavic 3 mannequin: £1399 versus £1729.
In some ways, the Traditional is indistinguishable from the unique. It options the identical total design and flight setup, with a totally charged battery supplying as a lot as 46 minutes of air time, an O3+ transmission system with as much as 15km vary, and an omnidirectional sensor suite for detecting and avoiding obstacles. It’s additionally appropriate with the identical battery chargers, propellers and controllers as the unique mannequin.
So far as we are able to see, the variations are principally in a barely downgraded digicam. Don’t fear, although: the Traditional has the identical Hasselblad-branded 4/3 CMOS 20MP essential sensor as the usual mannequin, and may report 5.1K video at as much as 50fps and 4K video at as much as 60fps, plus slo-mo clips (4K/120fps and 1080p/200fps). It may possibly seize as much as 12.8 stops of dynamic vary, report with both H.264 or H.265 compression and in three image profiles: normal, HLG and D-log. All the identical up to now.
What you lose is the secondary zoom lens, which on the usual Mavic 3 mannequin used a 12MP sensor and was total rather a lot much less spectacular quality-wise than the principle digicam.
So there you may have it: rather less drone for rather less cash. You should buy the Mavic 3 Traditional at this time from the DJI site in one in all a number of packages (drone-only for £1309, with a regular controller for £1399, with a DJI-RC controller for £1529 or with a Fly Extra Package that features two extra batteries, charging hub, automobile charger, three pairs of propellers and a carrying bag for an additional £599).