DJI could also be about to upend the world of aerial pictures but once more — by introducing a drone with drastically improved battery life and two cameras as an alternative of 1. DroneDJ and leaker Jasper Ellens are each independently reporting that the Mavic 3 Professional is actual, coming this November, and it sounds prefer it’ll have some important enhancements over the three-year-old Mavic 2 Professional and even the Mavic Air 2S launched earlier this 12 months.

Whereas DJI’s standard-sized drones have usually topped out at simply half an hour within the air earlier than requiring a battery swap or recharge, DroneDJ’s supply says we’re now taking a look at as much as 46 minutes of flight time. And that’s regardless of the extra {hardware} on board: a whole second digicam (with its personal sensor and lens) so you may have telephoto and extensive angle capabilities in the identical drone.

In 2018, you needed to decide between the Mavic 2 Professional with its 1-inch sensor and adjustable aperture or the Mavic 2 Zoom with a 24mm-48mm telephoto lens, however the Mavic 3 Professional will apparently be the perfect of each worlds. First, it’s obtained an even bigger 4 Thirds sensor behind its 24mm f/2.8-f/11 digicam, and second, the telephoto lens in entrance of its new 1/2” secondary sensor stretches out to 160mm for a 15-degree area of view. (The telephoto lens doesn’t zoom out and in by itself itself, however we’re successfully speaking a few 6x zoom should you change between the 2 cameras.)

The sensors are 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel respectively, should you’re speaking stills, and seem to supply 5.2K video.

It additionally appears the drone can charge directly from a USB-C cable, like DJI’s Mini drones, as an alternative of getting to come out the battery first. Weight clever, we’re apparently solely taking a look at a slight enhance from 907g (Mavic 2 Professional) to 920g for the brand new Mavic 3 fashions.

Sure, fashions, as a result of like 2018’s Mavic 2 Professional and Mavic 2 Zoom, it seems there’ll be two of them once more — a Mavic 3 which at present additionally seems to go by the identify Mavic 3 Professional, and a “Cine” mannequin which is able to reportedly function a built-in SSD and comes with each a “1Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable” (presumably to get that footage off the inner drive) and a brand new model of DJI’s Good Controller (the one with the built-in display) with upgraded OcuSync video transmission for 15km (over 9 miles) of most vary — up from 10km on the Mavic 2 Professional and 12km on the Air 2S.

Each sources say the Mavic 3 Professional ought to begin at $1,600, the identical worth the Mavic 2 Professional prices in the present day, however may simply price one other $1,000 for the Cine bundle. At the moment, the prevailing DJI Good Controller prices $750 all by itself.

Ellens says these drones are approaching November fifteenth.


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