The DJI Mavic 3 features a dual-camera system, providing you with more professional and fun camera functions to effortlessly shoot like a pro.
This in-depth, step-by-step guide will help you utilise these camera functions.
Mavic 3 Camera: Auto/Manual Focusing
DJI Mavic 3 supports Auto Focusing (AF) and Manual Focusing (MF). By default the camera uses AF to automatically adjust focus based on distance from the subject.
- When autofocus is not enough to get the shot you want, try manual focus.
- Tap the AF icon in the live view of the DJI Fly app and then drag the parameter bar to manually adjust focus.
The parameters of DJI Mavic 3 can be adjusted in Auto mode and Pro mode.
Auto mode only displays certain parameters around the outside of the flight interface.
- Tap the parameter to open the setting.
- Change the storage path from internal, SSD and SD card storage.
- Change video formats and frame rate.
- Change EV (Exposure Value) to adjust image exposure settings.
In Pro mode the camera view displays more detailed parameters.
- Tap the parameters at the bottom of the screen to open settings.
- Pro mode allows you to also change parameters such as white balance.
- Pro mode allows you to also change parameters such as white balance and aperture.
- Pro mode also allows you to customise shutter speed and ISO, giving you full control of your Mavic 3 camera.
How to Use AE (Automatic Exposure) on the Mavic 3
- Enter Auto mode when DJI Mavic 3 is in Photo or Video mode.
- Tap the camera view once and the metering box will appear.
- Drag the sun icon next to the box upward or downward to adjust EV.
- You can also tap the box and hold to enable AE Lock.
- Exit AE Lock either by tapping another area of the camera view or by manually changing the EV value.
Explore mode enables the tele lens of Mavic 3 providing a safer way to explore and plan shots.
- Tap the telescope icon next to the Photo or Video button to enter Explore mode.
- In Explore mode you can use Mavic 3’s hybrid zoom in any of the following five ways:
- Tap the zoom button under the telescope to switch between a series of zooms including 1x, 2x, 4x, 7x, 14x and 28x.
- Tap and hold the zoom button in the flight interface of the DJI Fly app to drag up and down to adjust camera zoom.
- Pinch to zoom in and out on the screen with two fingers.
- When using the RC-N1 remote controller press the Fn button and hold.
- While holding turn the gimbal dial to zoom in or out.
- When using the DJI RC Pro use the dial on the right side of the controller to zoom in or out.
60fps Transmission Frame RateDJI Mavic 3 supports video transmission at 1080p/60fps. Video is automatically transmitted at 1080p/60fps in Photo mode and when recording at 60fps or 120fps in Video mode the video transmission will automatically switch to 1080p/60fps.
- Tap Twice to Change Camera View.
- During flight you can tap the target view on the screen and the camera will automatically set it in the centre of the frame.
Coding FormatDJI Mavic 3 supports H.264 and H.265 encoding, and DJI Mavic 3 Cine even offers additional support for Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding.
- Before recording with Apple ProRes 422 don’t forget to set the video resolution to 4K or above and select ProRes D-log Color Mode - D-log allows you to shoot videos with higher dynamic colour range resulting in greater flexibility when post-processing.
D-log colour mode
- When recording videos in D-log colour mode you can enable Color Display Assist where the camera view will switch to a more natural colour contrast and display.
- This will display your footage in more natural colours, in real time, which is helpful for composition and focusing.