November 3rd, 2022 at 11:22 a.m. by Claus Ludewig – The Chinese manufacturer DJI has provided the Mavic 3 with a cheaper classic version of the drone. What does the drone have to offer in addition to the Hasselblad camera and where has the red pencil been made?
The drone DJI Mavic 3 from the Chinese market leader DJI has been available since autumn 2021. The DJI Mavic 3 currently costs at least 1,930 euros on Amazon. A few weeks ago, the manufacturer presented two versions, the Mavic 3E and 3T, aimed at professional users. Now follows an inexpensive classic version, which is intended for private users. As for the camera, both the Classic edition and the Mavic 3 offer a 20-megapixel Hasselblad lens, with 4K videos possible at up to 120 fps in slow motion and 60 fps in normal speed. In addition, the aperture can be adjusted from f/2.8 to f/11.
No telephoto lens on the DJI Mavic 3 Classic
Compared to the more expensive Mavic 3, the Classic version has to do without the dedicated telephoto lens, with which a 28x hybrid zoom is possible. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic only offers 3x digital zoom. However, the Classic variant also offers a maximum flight time of 46 minutes, just like its big brother. If you want to stay in the air for longer, you can purchase the Mavic 3 Fly More Kit, which includes additional battery packs and a 65-watt car charger.
Using Wi-Fi 6, the drone can transmit videos and photos to a smartphone at up to 80 Mbps. Active 5.0 is image stabilization, and the drone can avoid dangerous objects and fly home automatically. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic is available at a price of almost 1,500 euros, whereby users can also use existing accessories such as the DJI RC Pro, DJI RC or DJI RC-N1 remote control with the drone. The package with the remote control DJI RC-N1 costs around 1,600 euros, for the bundle of DJI Mavic 3 Classic and DJI-RC N1 the manufacturer charges 1,749 euros. Deliveries for the most expensive package will start on November 9th, while the drone itself without a remote control will be available on November 21st. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic weighs 895 grams, so the drone can fly according to class C1 within the EU. As the first manufacturer in Germany, DJI has received a C1 certification for the Mavic 3 according to the new European drone regulation. In addition to the CE classes, there are three sub-categories A1, A2 and A3, which determine how close you can fly to bystanders.
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DJI has given the Mavic 3, which costs almost 1,930 euros, a cheaper Classic version. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic uses the same 20-megapixel camera from Hasselblad as the more expensive Mavic 3. Compared to the more expensive Mavic 3, the Classic version does without the dedicated telephoto lens, which enables a 28x hybrid zoom. With the DJI Mavic 3 Classic, only a 3x digital zoom is possible. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic, which weighs less than 900 grams, costs just under 1,500 euros.