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DJI Mavic 3 Pro: The Next Step In Superior Aerial Photography

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DJI has just released another upgrade to its Mavic series of drones with the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, a triple-camera system that represents an incredible advancement in camera drone technology. With the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, you get three separate lenses all combined in one powerful drone. You can play around with multiple focal lengths to find greater creativity within each and every shot. The drone has superior multi-scenario capabilities, as its display allows you to switch back and forth between focal lengths with ease. You can let your inspiration be the guide as you sift through different composition styles until you find your own unique match.

Triple Camera System

Hasselblad Camera

The first lens is the 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera, which builds upon the Hasselblad camera of the Mavic 3 series. This camera is the perfect fit for professional photographers, as it can create both 20MP photos as well as 12-bit RAW photos for breathtaking clarity in your images.

4/3 CMOS Sensor

The larger sensor offers higher resolution, dynamic range, and better noise suppression in low-light environments. No matter what kind of lighting you’re shooting in, you’ll be sure to capture clean and grain-free images.

Wider Dynamic Range

The Hasselblad camera also features a native dynamic range of up to 12.8 stops, which captures even greater detail in both highlights and shadows. The wider dynamic range will result in more natural transitions between highlights and lowlights, adding depth to images without losing any of the rich visual information in the shot.

Aperture Control, Wide FOV, and VDAF

Other features of the Hasselblad camera include aperture adjustment, which allow you to cater to the variety of lighting situations you find when filming up in the sky. It’s also equipped with a 24mm equivalent autofocus lens with an 84° field of view, which widens the amount of detail you can capture in every shot. Lastly, the camera is equipped with Vision Detection Auto Focus (VDAF) technology, which uses multiple vision sensors to calculate distance data and optimize focusing speed. Every detail of the Hasselblad camera is designed to give you greater creative control over filming, no matter the time or the place.

Hasselblad Natural Color Solution

The Hasselblad camera features the signature Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HCNS), which captures natural colors with incredible accuracy and minimizes the need for presets or post-production editing. While the camera films, the sensor obtains RGB color data that is then converted through Hasselblad’s unique image processing algorithm and color processing mode. The L2D-20c lens is calibrated with HCNS in every pixel to ensure the camera captures color just as strikingly as other Hasselblad cameras. You won’t need complex post-processing with this camera, as HCNS makes sure natural and accurate colors are captured down to the pixel level of the sensors.

70MM Medium Telephoto Camera

The next camera in the Mavic 3 Pro triple-camera system is a medium tele camera, which is a versatile choice that works with a variety of themes and scenes. By compressing the depth of field and focusing in on the subject, it creates a distinct visual center of gravity that gives the camera movement greater sense of space. This allows you to focus on following wherever inspiration takes you while the drone performs its magic. The medium tele camera also allows you to shoot timelapse video via 3x optical zoom, while its 70mm focal length offers a unique spatial compression effect that will add a cinematic look to your photos.

166MM Tele Camera

The last camera in the DJI Mavic 3 Pro is an upgraded tele camera with a wider f/3.4 aperture and higher resolution. This camera allows for 4K/60fps video recording, 12MP photo capture, and a powerful 7x optical zoom. The hybrid zoom function can even reach as far as 28x, giving you the freedom to zoom in and plant yourself right in the midst of crystal-clear image details. Instead of risking the safety of the aircraft, you can easily observe your subject from a distance. Whether you’re filming animals from afar, scouting a snow-capped mountain, or filming closeups of tall buildings, the soom feature ensures an efficient and peaceful flight without sacrificing quality.


The DJI Mavic 3 Pro isn’t only useful for shooting breathtaking photos. The drone also features incredible video capabilities, including 5.1K Video Recording and DCI 4K/120fps. The 70mm focal length adds a special touch to your photos and allows you to create gorgeous visual stories. If you record in HLG mode, then you can retain even more color information and highlight details. When the time comes for post-production, you’ll have even more flexibility to play around with the footage. You can even shoot a hyperlapse video to give your shot a cool effect of time passing quickly.

10-bit D-Log Color Profile

It even includes a new 10-bit D-Log M color mode that can record up to one billion colors. This feature captures natural color gradations with fine detail, even when shooting in tricky lighting situations such as sunrises and sunsets. You get the full-spectrum visual experience with an even simpler color grading process, making post-production a breeze without compromising on either quality or clarity in your images.

Apple ProRes 422 HQ

This feature comes only with the Mavic 3 Pro Cine, a professional-grade tool that gives you even more options for video recording. All three of the cameras in the Mavic 3 Pro Cine support Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding, which allow for high-quality video recording. The Mavic 3 Pro Cine also comes with a built-in 1TB SSD and a 10Gbps lightspeed data cable, both of which allow you to manage and transfer your files with greater freedom and ease.

Advanced Flight Capabilities

Advanced RTH

Another advanced safety feature is Advanced Return to Home (RTH), a feature that automatically finds the safest route back to the takeoff point. In the event that you lose signal or decide to trigger the return, the Mavic 3 Pro will immediately fly the safest route back to you and complete a safe landing on its own.

Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro puts safety first with its omnidirectional obstacle avoidance system. With wide-angle vision sensors facing every angle and a powerful computing engine, the drone can detect obstacles and plan safe flight paths around them. You won’t have to worry about the drone’s safety while in the air, allowing you to focus on the creative work while the drone keeps itself safe.

Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) 5.0

APAS 5.0 is another safety feature that helps detect and avoid obstacles in all directions. With APAS 5.0 equipped, the drone can fly in complex environments while recording smooth footage without interruption. If you’re flying in a place with many obstacles, APAS 5.0 allows you to navigate the environment automatically while you focus on filming your masterpiece.

Extended Flight Time

Flight time is always an important factor in DJI drones, as you don’t want to stop your mission midflight to charge the drone. The Mavic 3 Pro has an extended 46-minute flight time that ensures you can perform every aspect of your mission in one flight. Route planning, composition, and even filming hyperlapse videos can all be done in one fell swoop thanks to the efficient propulsion system and large battery. The drone also has 50% higher wind resistance than its predecessor, ensuring no energy is wasted during flight.

Long Range HD Video Transmission

Transmission range is another important factor in allowing you greater freedom in your flight. With Ocusync 3+, you can fly longer distances and send signals with greater stability and less delay. The drone even comes with an optional Cellular Transmission Dongle that connects to 4G networks to maintain a smooth, stable connection even when the O3+ signal is blocked by buildings or trees. The two systems work together during flight, allowing the signal to switch seamlessly back and forth for an uninterrupted flight.

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro can transmit a 1080p/60fps live feed with a max transmission range of 15 km, making it one of the first DJI drones capable of such a feat. This means that the camera view will display images at a resolution that’s almost identical to what the camera is actually recording. It will also be even more responsive to commands, limiting the delay between your controller and the drone’s reactions.

Mavic 3 Remote Controllers


The basic remote controller for the Mavic 3 Pro is the DJI RC. The RC features a lightweight body, FHD display, and ultra-long battery life for a better flying experience. It provides low-latency HD 1080p/60fps live feed in a built-in 5.5-inch FHD screen that supports long-lasting brightness of up to 700 nits. The 4-hour runtime gives you enough battery to shoot at multiple locations on only one charge. The dual-spring control sticks make for a smoother control experience, while the microSD and USB-C ports are convenient for charging and using microSD cards.


The DJI RC Pro is available as an optional accessory for the Mavic 3 Pro, as well as on such kits as the DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo: DJI RC Pro and DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine Premium Combo. This powerful upgrade boasts a fully integrated design with an in-built screen similar to the RC.

With O3+ video transmission technology, it shows the same 1080p/60fps live feed, but this time on a 5.5-inch built-in screen with a brightness of up to 1,000 nits. The screen also supports Outdoor mode, which automatically enhances shadow details for clearer viewing even in direct sunlight.

The remote controller is equipped with the latest-generation processor for stronger performance and lower power consumption. It also supports high-speed download of up to 80MB/s as well Wi-Fi 6 protocol.

The DIJ RC Pro includes microSD, USB-C, and Mini-HDMI ports for charging, storage, and video output. You can even install third-party apps to allow for more diversified editing and sharing.

Lightcut App

With the LightCut app, you can wirelessly connect to the Mavic 3 Pro on your phone and get a quick preview of your clips. The app’s AI-based One-Tap Edit feature allows you to view the footage without having to download it. It even offers templates designed specifically for MasterShots to help you create cinematic videos with the touch of a button. The LightCut app will analyze footage and automatically edit it to the theme or style of your choice, making it easy for even the most beginner user to create a professional-looking video.

How does it compare to the DJI Mavic 3 Classic?

Priced at $2,029 CAD or $1,449 USD, the DJI Mavic 3 Classic package includes the aircraft, a DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller, a 65W Portable Charger, as well as all essential cables and components. Its powerful camera and versatile features make it a valuable investment for both amateur and professional photographers and videographers. Although it doesn’t feature the zoom telephoto camera found in the regular Mavic 3, it’s still a welcome addition to the Mavic series that’s sure to impress any user. The Mavic 3 Classic packs the same 4/3 CMOS Based 20MP Hasselblad camera as the DJI Mavic 3 Pro.The Mavic 3 Pro Imaging system is much more advanced than the Mavic 3 Classic thanks to the multiple focal length options and Apple ProRes support on the Cine version.

While the DJI RC Pro is compatible with the Mavic 3 Classic, there is no bundle from DJI that provides both in a single package. The Mavic 3 Pro however, has two combinations that have the DJI RC Pro included in the package. The following comparison chart outlines some of the main features:

DJI Mavic 3 ProDJI Mavic 3 Classic


Hasselblad Camera:
4/3 CMOS, Effective Pixels: 20 MP

Medium Tele Camera:
1/1.3-inch CMOS, Effective Pixels: 48 MP

Tele Camera:
1/2-inch CMOS, Effective Pixels: 12 MP

Hasselblad Camera:

4/3 CMOS, Effective Pixels: 20 MP


Hasselblad Camera: 1-3×

Medium Tele Camera: 3-7×

Tele Camera: 7-28×

3× (Digital Zoom Only)

Video Format

MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)
MOV (Apple ProRes 422 HQ/422/422 LT)

H.264/H.265: 200 Mbps
Apple ProRes 422 HQ: 3772 Mbps
Apple ProRes 422: 2514 Mbps
Apple ProRes 422 LT: 1750 Mbps

MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)

H.264/H.265: 200 Mbps

Sensing Type

Omnidirectional binocular vision system, supplemented with an infrared sensor at the bottom of the aircraft

Omnidirectional binocular vision system, supplemented with an infrared sensor at the bottom of the aircraft

Max Transmission Distance

FCC: 15 km

CE: 8 km

FCC: 15 km

CE: 8 km

Max Flight Time

43 minutes

46 minutes

Takeoff Weight

Mavic 3 Pro: 958 g

Mavic 3 Pro Cine: 963 g

895 g


Folded (without propellers): 231.1×98×95.4 mm (L×W×H)

Unfolded (without propellers): 347.5×290.8×107.7 mm (L×W×H)

Folded (without propellers): 221×96.3×90.3 mm (L×W×H)

Unfolded (without propellers): 347.5×283×107.7 mm (L×W×H)

Internal Storage

Mavic 3 Pro: 8 GB (approx. 7.9 GB available space)

Mavic 3 Pro Cine: 1 TB (approx. 934.8 GB available space)

8 GB (approx. 7.9GB available space)

Packaged RC Options



RC Compatibility



Which Kit Is Right For You?

The Mavic 3 Pro comes in four different bundles, each of which features a different price and list of components.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro: DJI RC

This kit includes the DJI RC Remote Controller, one Intelligent Flight Battery, and three sets of Low-Noise Propellers. It also includes a 65W Portable Charger, a Storage Cover to protect the gimbal and propellers during transport, and all the necessary cables for charging and data transfer. It retails at CAD $2,849 or US $2,049

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo: DJI RC

This combo offers a few additional features. You’ll get three batteries instead of one and double the amount of Low-Noise Propellers. You’ll also receive the Battery Charging Hub accessory and ND Filters Set to make charging and light adjustment easier than ever. Lastly, the Shoulder Bag will help you transport everything you need in style. This option sells at CAD $3,899 or US $2,799

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo: DJI RC Pro

This combo is identical to the previous Fly More Combo, but with the inclusion of the DJI RC Pro instead of the DJI RC. It retails at CAD $4,799 or US $3,449. The DJI RC Pro has a 5.5 inch 1080p screen with a higher peak brightness of up to 1000 nits for superior outdoor visibility in varying lighting conditions. It features a 3 hour operating time, a much faster SoC than the DJI RC for smoother performance and supports expansion as well as connectivity. With a USB-C, mini-HDMI for video out, support for third party apps and a microSD card for storage expansion.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine Premium Combo

The last combo is the Mavic 3 Pro Cine Premium, which gives you exclusive access to the powerful Mavic 3 Cine. In addition to getting all of the same features as the Fly More Combo, you’ll receive Apple ProRes 422 HQ, which features a maximum data rate of 3,772 Mbps to preserve visual quality at the highest professional level. You’ll also receive an extra ND Filters Set, a 1TB SSD, and a 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable all for the price of CAD $6,249 or US $4,489

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