The new DJI drones and build design information was revealed ahead of November announcement.
DJI drones are popular for their premium quality in both design and performance, especially for aerial shots for weddings and celebratory events. The announcement for the latest additions to the drone fleet (the DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine drones) was supposed to be on Friday, November 5, 2021, but pictures and practically all the information has already been leaked as seen on Twitter. This comes after the drone company has already finished their two October reveals.
Both drones are built similarly with a 20-megapixel camera made in collaboration with the Swedish photography technology company, Hasselblad. The main sensors in the cameras use 4/3 CMOS sensors at 20-megapixel resolution, meaning the field-of-view has been extended to 84 degrees. The aperture for the camera sensors is F/2.8, allowing darker photographs to really shine.
More specific to videographers, the cameras on both DJI drones can record up to 5.1K at 50 frames per second. Alternatively, they can also record 4K videos at 120 frames per second and HD 1080p at 200 frames per second. These drones seem to be as versatile as aerial photography and videography can get.
The main difference of the Cine version lies in the telephoto camera, which acts as a secondary camera. This camera is able to capture photos up to 12 megapixels, a 15-degree field of view, and an aperture of F/4.4. For video recording, it can record 4K videos at about 30 frames a second. Another big difference from the leaked information is in the internal storage capacities. The standard Mavic 3 will only have 8 GB of internal memory versus the 1 TB of internal storage with the Mavic 3 Cine. But both will supposedly support microSD cards for storage expansion.
Rumours have reported that both drones will have about 46 minutes of flight time on one full charge and can fly as high as 6 KM and to a range of 30 KM. The release of the Mavic 3 might be November 5th and the Cine on November 15, as seen on the announcement date released with the Twitter image above. Pricing is reported to be around $1,999 or $2,499 based on the Mavic 2 release. DJI will most likely confirm all this information as the date draws closer to the next announcement date.