Preview: DJI Mavic 3 Pro

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DJI presented its latest drone, the DJI Mavic 3 Pro. Earlier, the DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mavic 3 Cine and the DJI Mavic 3 Classic were released. With the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, the DJI Mavic 3 series now counts four different versions. In this blog, we discuss all the new specifications of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro and give our first impressions.

Several options for buying the DJI Mavic 3 Pro

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro is available with several options. You can control the drone with the RC controller or the RC Pro controller. Both are available as part of the Fly More Combo. Moreover, there is a special Cine version of the Mavic 3 Pro, which comes as a Premium Combo. Various accessories are also available, such as wide angle lenses and ND filters.

If you want extra reassurance, you can opt for one- or two-year Care Refresh service when ordering the DJI Mavic 3 Pro or DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine.

What's in the DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo?

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo is a complete package for flying the drone. The Fly More Combo includes the necessary accessories such as: extra batteries, extra propellers, ND Filters, a charging station and storage case. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro Fly More Combo comes with:

  • 1x DJI Mavic 3 Pro
  • 1x DJI RC or DJI RC Pro
  • 1x DJI RC Pro Control Sticks
  • 3x Mavic 3 Intelligent Flight batteries
  • 6x Low-Noise Propellers (Pair)
  • 1x DJI 100w Charger
  • 1x DJI Battery Charging Hub
  • 1x Mavic 3 Pro Storage Cover
  • 1x Mavic 3 Pro ND filter set (ND8/16/32/64)
  • 1x Type-C cable
  • 1x DJI Mavic 3 Bag
DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo

Camera module of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro: all the details

What makes the DJI Mavic 3 Pro stand out the most is its new camera module. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro features three cameras: a main camera and two telephoto cameras. You can easily switch between the different cameras on the controller, making the possibilities and perspectives endless.

The table below shows the specifications of the different cameras:




Brand Point



Main camera

4/3 CMOS Hasselblad


24 mm

5.1k/120 fps
20 MP

3x digital


1/1.3-inch CMOS Hasselblad


70 mm

4k / 60 fps
48 MP

3x optical zoom


1/2-inch CMOS Hasselblad


166 mm

4k / 60 fps
12 MP

7x optical zoom

28 x hybrid zoom

DJI Mavic 3 Pro 3 different lenses

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro includes a new 10-bit D-Log M colour mode. This updated colour mode enables natural colour gradations with many details. In the process, quality of images and details are preserved.

The biggest upgrade over the DJI Mavic 3, is the additional zoom camera. The 166mm zoom camera allows up to 7x optical magnification and up to 28x hybrid zoom. With an aperture of f/3.4 and a recording quality of 4K/60fps video and 12 MP photo, the small details are captured.

Upgrade: DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro is also available as a Cine version. With the DJI Mavic 3 Cine, all cameras support Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding. In addition, the DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine features internal built-in storage of 1 TB SSD and 10 GB/s lightspeed.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine

DJI Mavic 3 Pro: Flight features

The following improvements are noticeable:

  • Excellent flight time of up to 43 minutes
  • Revised obstacle detection technology

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro has a flight time of up to 43 minutes per battery. The drone can stay in the air longer, allowing the perfect shot to be created without interruptions.

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro's obstacle sensors have also been improved. The drone features Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing and APAS 5.0. This means the drone uses eight wide-angle vision sensors and vision computing engine, which detects obstacles in all directions. A safe flight path is created and collisions are prevented.

DJI Mavic 3 Por Tele camera

What does it cost to buy the DJI Mavic 3 Pro?

The price of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro depends on the accessories you choose with the drone. The Cine version of the DJI Mavic 3 is the most expensive. If you already own the necessary DJI accessories, you can also order the drone separately.

The prices, used by DJI, are listed in the table below:



DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine (RC Pro) + Premium Combo


DJI Mavic 3 Pro (RC Pro) + Fly More Combo


DJI Mavic 3 Pro (RC) + Fly More Combo


DJI Mavic 3 Pro (RC)


Below is another specification of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro camera specifications

Our first impression of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro

DJI has, as always, released a high-quality drone. Both the hardware and software as well as the camera module look great. The biggest innovation, of course, is the camera module.

As with previous versions of the DJI Mavic 3, the camera quality of the DJI Mavic 3 Pro is insane. With a camera resolution of 5.1k/50fps, the DJI Mavic 3 Pro takes razor-sharp shots.

While the third telephoto lens camera is the biggest addition on the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, where shots with the DJI Mavic 3's telephoto lens could become blurry this is a thing of the past with the DJI Mavic 3 Pro.

It's a great device, but with a price tag. The drone is worth the investment for pilots whose main focus is videography and photography. Reasons to purchase the DJI Mavic 3 Pro are:

  • Fantastic photo and video quality
  • A drone that features three cameras
  • Up to 7x optical zoom and 28x hybrid zoom
  • A drone that can capture different perspectives
  • Suitable for parallaxing effect

DJI Mavic 3 Pro in the air

Do I need an EU Drone License for the DJI Mavic 3 Pro?

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro weighs 958 grams, including batteries and gimbal. The Cine version weighs 963 grams. DJI has stated that the drone carries the C2 label, meaning that operations in built-up areas (subcategory A2) are possible in the open category.

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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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