DJI Mavic 3 Review

The DJI Mavic 3 is the new upgraded Mavic drone from DJI, upgraded from the well-known Mavic 2. DJI is a big producer in the drone market with some successful models especially on sites such as Amazon. The DJI Mavic 3 offers 5.1K video quality with its 2-axis self stabilizing gimbal for more smooth shots.

With its aerodynamic shape and its good quality propellers and motors, the DJI Mavic 3 is a pretty fast and stable drone, perfect for those who are looking for a reliable drone for long-range flights. The DJI Mavic 3 also does a pretty good job when flying steady calm skies to a bit of windy weather.

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But before we talk about its features, what comes in the box of the DJI Mavic 3? Inside the box, we can find:

  • DJI Mavic 3 drone
  • Remote Controller 1
  • USB Type-C connector and cable
  • Standard Micro-USB Connector
  • RC Cable (Lightning Connector) 
  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Low-Noise Propellers x 3
  • Portable Charger
  • Storage Cover

DJI Mavic 3’s controller works well and it’s comfortable and easy to use with its dual handles and minimalistic design, above the controller you can put your smartphone of all sizes when it runs out of battery you just need to charges it with its charging cable.

In this blog, we review the DJI Mavic 3 specifications, features, modes, and an overall view of this drone to give you great helpful information about it.

Pros

  Foldable drone

≫  Can fly as far as 15km (9.3 miles)

≫  Good for beginners and experienced users

≫  Comes with a 5.1K camera

≫  Good flight stabilization

  Good flight time up to 46min

Cons

  High price

  App problems sometimes

Technical Specifications

The DJI Mavic 3 drone can record up to 5.1K and record 4K/120fps and take pictures up to 20MP. The Mavic 3 uses a small gimbal for the camera which gives some nice stable videos with your drone camera. 

The DJI Mavic 3 can go as far as 15 km max transmission range and can fly a total distance of 30 km, and fly at a max altitude of 6000 m above sea level. The Mavic 3 uses GPS + Galileo + BeiDouHover.

The Mavic 3 uses the CMOS 4/3 sensor which captures great image quality. It records with a 10-bit D-Log color profile.

This drone also comes with rechargeable 15.4 V 5000 mAh batteries. The Mavic 3 drone allows you to fly up to 46 minutes when they’re charged and takes about 2h to charge.

The camera on the drone is able to take pictures at 4000 x 3000 pixels and 5120 × 2700p video thanks to its sensor. It uses an 84° FOV lens with an aperture of f/2.8 to f/11. The max video bitrate when recording in H.264/H.265 is 200 Mb/s.

The Mavic 3 supports up to 512GB SD cards, it supports MicroSD SDXC or UHS-I cards, microSD cards are not suitable for recording Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec.

For the SSD Specifications:

The Mavic 3 supports: 8 GB (available space is approx. 7.2 GB)

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

For the photo format, it uses a JPEG format or DNG for RAW, as for the video format, it uses MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265).

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  Flying Time: 46 minutes

  Uses 5000 mAh batteries

  Operating Temperature: -10º to 40º Cº 

  Weight: 895g (2 lb)

  Dimensions: 34.7 × 28.3 × 10.7 cm

  Maximum flight distance: 15000m                  (49000ft)

  3-Axis stabilization Motorized on 3 axes       (tilt, rotate, turn)

  Image Resolution: 5120×2700

Video 5.1K: 5120×2700
    4K: 3840×2160

≫  Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz,                         5.8GHz

  SD card up to 512GB

  FOV 84°

  Sensor: CMOS 4/3

  Max Remote control distance:1000m         (3280 ft)

Video and Flight Stabilization

The Mavic 3 comes equipped with an adjustable 5.1K camera which will give you pretty good-looking footage, the camera comes with 3-axis self-stabilizing gimbal technology, it will provide clear pictures and smooth videos and will keep the footage steady.

The image quality on the DJI Action 3 is really good, it offers pretty natural colors and the sensor provides a 12.8-stop dynamic range that retains more details in highlights and shadow, the camera uses a FOV of 84° wide-angle lens.

The DJI Mavic 3 uses some great autofocus technology called VDAF which automatically detects where the camera should focus with great accuracy. The Mavic 3 also uses a larger sensor which keeps images sharp even in low light.

Thanks to its 10-bit D-Log color profile, the Mavic 3 offers a more natural sky color gradation, retaining more detail to allow for greater flexibility in post-production.

Video resolutions: 

  • 5.1K : 5120×2700  24/25/30/48/50fps
  • DCI 4K: 4096×2160  24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps
  • 4K: 3840×2160  24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps
  • FHD: 1920×1080  24/25/30/48/50/60/120/200fps

Battery

As for the battery, the Mavic 3 comes with a rechargeable 5000 mAh 15.4V battery which you can charge with the USB Battery Charger, which can last about 46 minutes, it will take about 2h to charge them.

The battery is situated at the bottom inside, where there is a cover that gives access to the battery. You can also always buy separate batteries for it and change them whenever the first battery runs out.

The Mavic 3 drone comes with a single battery, if you plan on recording for a long time you can get a 2n battery so you can change them quickly and keep recording whenever the first one runs out.

Design

The Mavic 3 has an elegant modern design, it is well built with good quality plastics which feel pretty resistant, and it has a nice grey color. The Mavic 3 is capable of being folded to be carried easier.

Its design is the classic quadcopter look with 4 propellers similar to most DJI drones, it feels pretty tough and can resist a bit of wind. If one of your propellers got damaged you are able to replace and switch them.

The dimensions of the Mavic 3 when extended are 34.7 × 28 × 10.7 cm (13.6 x 11 x 4.2 in) when the drone is folded its size is 22 × 9.6 × 9 cm (8.6 x 3.7 x 3.5 in) and its weight is 895g (2 lbs).

The DJI Mavic 3 comes with new improved obstacle detection security, we can find multiple sensors on the Mavic, 2 on the front of the drone, 2 more sensors on the bottom, 2 sensors on top, and 2 sensors in the back.

The Mavic 3 comes with 4 replaceable propellers without any protection propellor guards, under the body we can see small landing legs, below we see the action camera mount with a gimbal holding it for stable videos.

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Modes and Features

The DJI Mavic 3 comes with many modes and features to improve your flying experience and make it easier and more fun for beginners.

The DJI Mavic 3 comes with an advanced return home mode. One-touch low power return or out-of-range return. Whether your drone loses connection to the transmitter or runs low power, the Fancool drone is designed to safely return to its point of origin.

Thanks to its equipped GPS positioning, we have a follow-me mode your drone will follow you wherever you go, it’s a fun mode to easily record yourself. Whether you do sports or recording family moments, trips, and just about anything you can think.

The DJI Mavic 3 camera drone is equipped with advanced omnidirectional obstacle sensing. This allows you to fly confidently and safely wherever you are.

The Headless mode allows you to fly no matter what direction the aircraft is facing, the forward stick is forward, and the back stick is backward. 

Altitude hold allows you to lock the drone’s position in the air at a certain height. Whether you are a novice or expert flyer, helps you to control the drone like a veteran.

The tap fly mode by trajectory or “Waypoint mode”, allows you to pre-program a sequence of actions by drawing a flight course in your app interface and the Fancool drone will follow. 

The remote controller on the DJI Mavic 3 is high-end as well giving you access to all of its controls. It fits well in your hands and you can easily see what’s happening with your smartphone screen for live video.

To be able to use the DJI Mavic 3 on your smartphone you need the DJI smartphone app that you can easily install and take control of the drone and fly with it and control its features and modes.

My opinion

The DJI Mavic 3 drone is one of the best drones you can find, I definitely recommend getting it if you are looking for a high-end drone and are willing to spend some money on it. The Mavic 3 offers up to 5.1K video with great quality and has all the basic drone features and more, as well as good flight, battery, and features.

One of the best aspects of this drone is its range and battery time, lasting 46 minutes and flying as far as 30 km and 15 km with transmission range, the Mavic 3 comes with live transmission from your smartphone to be able to fly from the drones perspective.

This drone has many positive reviews from many people and we recommend getting it if you are looking for a great high-end drone, we hope this review was helpful.

Review Breakdown

High-end drone with a mounted 5.1K camera on a 3-axis stabilization. Can fly as far as 15 km with transmission range up to 46 minutes, comes with many useful modes. It comes with a light foldable design

Flight
90%
Design
90%
Battery Life
95%
Video Quality
85%
Modes
80%