New upgrade: DJI Mavic 3

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In November 2021, DJI released the DJI Mavic 3 and the DJI Mavic 3 Cine. These drones have recently been significantly improved, thanks to a number of firmware upgrades.

We can say that the most recent upgrade of May 31, 2022 is extensive.

List of features

The improvements or additions can be found below:

  • Adds switch to the Tele Camera in photo mode, including single shot, AEB, burst and timed shot, supports JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW photo format, and ISO and shutter speed settings
  • Adds switch to the Tele Camera in video mode, supporting 4K@25/30/50fps, 1080p@25/30/50fps format, and ISO and shutter speed settings.
  • Adds HLG for the Hasselblad camera.
  • Adds 1080p/200fps to Slow Motion when using the Hasselblad camera.
  • Adds HLG and D-Log to shoot MasterShots and QuickShots (not including Asteroid).
  • Digital zoom reaches up to 3x in normal video mode when using the Hasselblad camera.
  • Adds support to FocusTrack, QuickShots (not including Asteroid), MasterShots, and Hyperlapse for the aircraft when the Wide-Angle Lens is mounted.
  • Adds ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT format to the Hasselblad camera of Mavic 3 Cine.
  • Adds one-second option to interval time setting when using Hyperlapse on Mavic 3 Cine.
  • Adds DJI Mavic 3 D-Log to Rec.709 vivid LUT, providing a more vivid color effect. You can download the LUT via the DJI support website.
  • Adds new Nifty option for Bypassing when using APAS 5.0. The option comes into play if dynamic footage is your priority. It’ll allow you to bypass obstacles much closer than previous options while offering a smooth trajectory.
  • Adds Reset All Settings and Clear All Data options (refer to the Mavic 3 User Manual v1.6 for details).
  • Adds support for Japanese RID requirements.
  • Increases Home Point refresh rate.
  • Optimizes the focus performance when recording with the Tele Camera.
  • Optimizes the stability of the aircraft when shooting a Hyperlapse.
  • Fixes the issue wherein pilots were unable to use Hyperlapse when flying near a Flight Altitude Limit Zone.

Incremental improvement

Regular firmware upgrades for popular unmanned aircraft, such as the Mavic 3, are very common and there have been several minor releases in recent months.

This time, however, it is a major firmware upgrade, which has significantly improved the camera and its image-making capabilities. DJI now delivers the full potential of the Mavic 3.

EU Drone License

Want to get started with the DJI Mavic 3? In any case, for the DJI Mavic 3 you need the Basic certificate A1-A3 and the Additional certificate A2 is a choice.

Sem van Geffen

Co-owner Drone Class B.V.

About the author

Sem is an experienced trainer/developer, with drones as his main interest. He holds the Dutch RPA-L license and the EASA STS theory certificate. His specialism is EU aviation law and he enjoys flying the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise.

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