The Next-generation of DJI Camera Drone

DJI Mavic 3 Drones

Completely redesigned and upgraded DJI Mavic 3 Drone


DJI Mavic 3 Series Drones

The next-generation 5.1K DJI Camera Drone

Transform your aerial content with the DJI Mavic 3: A next-generation camera drone for videographers, professional production houses and media workers.

Completely redesigned and upgraded from the popular Mavic 2 Series, the Mavic 3 has enhanced imaging capabilities, omnidirectional obstacle sensing, smarter flight modes, and longer flight times.

There are three versions of the Mavic 3, with these key differences:

  • Mavic 3 Classic: 4/3 CMOS 20MP Hasselblad camera with 3x digital zoom. Internal storage 8GB.  
  • Mavic 3: 4/3 CMOS 20MP Hasselblad camera; and 1/2-inch CMOS Tele camera with up to 28x hybrid zoom. Internal storage 8GB. 
  • Mavic 3 Cine: 4/3 CMOS 20MP Hasselblad camera; and 1/2-inch CMOS Tele camera with up to 28x hybrid zoom. Also supports Apple ProRes and has 1TB of internal storage. 


Mavic 3 Key Features

  • 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera
  • 1/2 inch Tele camera (Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine only) 
  • Video: 5.1K/50fps and 4K/120fps
  • 20MP images
  • Enhanced Mavic 3 Cine edition offers Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding for richer video processing and internal 1TB SSD onboard for high-speed data storage
  • 46 minutes of flight time
  • 28x hybrid zoom camera (Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine only) 
  • Smart controller compatibility - the DJI RC Pro and DJI RC
  • Omnidirectional obstacle sensor
  • DJI AirSense
  • Advanced Return To Home
  • DJI O3+ Upgraded Transmission System
  • DJI’s first drone that offers a High Frame-Rate Transmission with a 1080p/60fps live feed.
  • Intelligent Shooting Modes
  • Range of Mavic 3 accessories

Mavic 3 Camera

Professional 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad System

The Mavic 3 Series sets a new standard for content creation in a foldable and transportable drone.

  • Customised L2D-20c aerial camera embeds a professional-grade 4/3 CMOS sensor with a 24mm prime lens.
  • Shoot 20MP still images in 12-bit RAW format.
  • Video capabilities of 5.1K at 50fps and 4K at 120fp. This enables smoother footage, more generous cropping possibilities and 120fps slow-motion.
  • Native dynamic range of 12.8 stops helps retain more details in highlights and shadows.
  • Adjustable aperture of f/2.8-f/11.
  • 24mm equivalent autofocus prime lens (12.5 grams) has an 84° FOV to capture more details with sharp clarity.
  • The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine feature a 162mm tele lens with 28x Hybrid Zoom (digital + optical) and aperture of f/4.4 for more dynamic perspectives.
  • The Mavic 3 Classic does not have a tele lens. It does have 3x digital zoom via the Hasselblad 4/3 sensor.
  • New Vision Detection Auto Focus technology for rapid focusing.
  • Unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) delivers a deeply accurate colour palette.
  • 10-bit D-Log colour profile captures up to 1 billion colours, offering advanced post-production flexibility.

Mavic 3 Camera Codecs

Mavic 3 Cine Vs Mavic 3 Vs Mavic 3 Classic - Camera Options

The Mavic 3 Cine is a version with Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding for a maximum data rate of 3772Mbps, giving professional users a powerful tool to satisfy post-production needs in their daily business.

DJI Mavic 3 Cine supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ and H.264/H.265 encoding, while DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Classic support H.264/H.265 encoding only.

The 3772Mbps data rate is possible only while recording in the Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec at 4K/120fps.

To handle the large amounts of data from the ProRes codec and high frame rate videos, Mavic 3 Cine comes with a built-in 1TB SSD and the DJI 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable to help transfer large data files rapidly. The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Classic have 8GB onboard storage. 

The Mavic 3 Series is a foldable and portable drone.

DJI has developed more efficient motors and propellers and reduced the weight of the drone’s structure and hardware.

The drone can fly for up to 46 minutes and can achieve a 30km maximum flight distance per battery charge.

The streamlined design of the Mavic 3 has reduced the overall drag by 35%, compared to the previous generation, resulting in greatly improved speeds. The Mavic 3 can reach a top speed of 46.9 mph (21m/s) in S Mode.

Mavic 3 Safety Features

The DJI Mavic 3 Series has improved obstacle sensing and navigation systems, upgraded tracking capabilities, DJI AirSense, and an Advanced Return to Home function.

APAS 5.0: Combines inputs from six fish-eye vision sensors and two wide-angle sensors which sense obstacles in all directions and plan safe flight routes to avoid them. APAS 5.0 is most effective when flying under adequate lighting conditions.

ActiveTrack 5.0: This upgraded tracking mode enables the Mavic 3 to move with the subject as it moves forward, backward, left, right, and diagonally, and fly alongside as well as around a moving subject. It can also pick an object back up if it temporarily disappears from the frame. 

Advanced Return To Home: This upgraded version of RTH enables the drone to automatically determine the shortest, safest, and energy-efficient route to land back at its home point, also taking into account the wind speed and power required to RTH. This provides more time flying safely before triggering the RTH action.

Powerful Positioning Algorithm: Improved hovering precision with signals from GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou satellites. This makes Mavic 3 less likely to drift in the air and more stable when shooting long exposures and timelapses.

DJI AirSense: Integrated AirSense system to warn drone pilots of nearby manned aviation transmitting ADS-B signals.

Geofencing And Altitude Limits: Alerts when flying near to sensitive locations and altitude limits.

Mavic 3 Upgraded Transmission System

DJI O3+: Upgraded transmission system delivering stable, smooth, and clear video transmission and makes the drone more responsive to your control.

Fly Further: Maximum control range of 8km (CE) enables the drone to transmit signals with higher stability and less video lag.

High Frame-Rate Transmission: The Mavic 3 Series is DJI’s first drone that offers a High Frame-Rate Transmission with a 1080p/60fps live feed. This means the camera view is displayed at a resolution close to what the camera actually records.

DJI RC Pro And DJI RC Controllers

A New Generation Of Smart Controller

The DJI Mavic 3 is compatible with the RC Pro Controller, the standard RC-N1 Remote Controller, and the DJI RC.

The RC Pro Controller offers a smoother control experience and is upgraded with enhanced antenna power for an extended transmission distance.

It features a 1000-nit high-bright screen which allows better vision and control for outdoor flights.

Its battery system offers an extended operating time of up to three hours and can be charged in 90 minutes.

The DJI RC - which was released with the DJI Mini 3 Pro - features a 390g lightweight body, 5.5-inch FHD display, ultra-long 4-hour operating time, and supports DJI O3+ video transmission.

The RC Pro Controller comes as part of the Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo, and is also available as a separate accessory.

The DJI RC comes as part of the DJI Mavic 3 Classic DJI RC package. It is also available as a separate accessory.

The RC-N1 Remote Controller is included in the Mavic 3 standard package, the Mavic 3 Fly More Combo, and Mavic 3 Classic RC-N1 package.

Mavic 3 Shooting Modes

New DJI Intelligent Shooting Modes for the Mavic 3.

The Mavic 3 Series features an array of intelligent modes for creating and editing compelling photos and videos.

MasterShots: Automatic editing and dubbing in the app to quickly create high-quality content which can be shared.

Panorama Mode: Mavic 3 allows pictures to be directly stitched and processed by the drone, without the DJI Fly App or any post-production, allowing users to capture breathtaking landscapes with sweeping breadth and rich detail.

QuickTransfer: Lets users store and process materials on their mobile devices without linking with the remote controller. Mavic 3 can transmit materials from the drone to the mobile device more quickly through the WiFi 6 protocol.

DJI Mavic 3 Accessories

The DJI Mavic 3 features a range of accessories. These include:

DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Kit: Includes two Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Battery Charging Hub (100W), 65W Car Charger, three pairs of Low-Noise Propellers, and a DJI Convertible Carrying Bag. More cost-effective option compared to buying these accessories separately.  

DJI 65W Portable Charger: Fast-charging option with a charging time of approximately 96 minutes and is compatible with current notebooks and smartphones via its USB Type-C output.

DJI Convertible Carrying Bag: New design with a backpack and shoulder bag configuration, offering plenty of space for the drone, accessories and other items.

DJI Mavic 3 Storage Cover: Lightweight, minimalist design to protect the camera, gimbal, and propellers when folding and transporting Mavic 3.

DJI ND Filters Set: Two options - ND4/8/16/32 and ND64/128/256/512 - which enables the camera to excel in any bright-lighting condition. A separate option (ND8/16/32/64) is available for the Mavic 3 Classic.

DJI 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable: Download material from the drone to a computer at high speed. Material backup is available on-site, thanks to high-speed transmission.

DJI Mavic 3 Drones and Accessories FAQs

Answers to your most frequently asked questions.


What is the difference between DJI RCN1 and DJI RC231 controllers?

The DJI RCN1 Controller is the standard DJI controller which uses a mobile device to display the DJI app.

The RCN1 has labelling to match the Mini series, Air 2S and Mavic 3 of Cine, Normal and Sport, while the DJI RC231 is labelled for Mavic Air 2 Flight Modes of Tripod, Normal and Sport.

DJI RCN1 and RC231 are interchangeable controllers and are both compatible with the list same drones.


What drones are the DJI RCN1 & RC231 compatible with?

DJI RCN1 & DJI RC231 are compatible with the following DJI drones:

They are the same controller with different labelling for flight modes.


Compared with DJI Mavic 2, what major upgrades does Mavic 3 have?

DJI Mavic 3 is DJI’s latest flagship consumer drone.

Compared with Mavic 2, Mavic 3 has substantially upgraded camera performance, featuring a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera.

The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine also feature a tele camera. The Mavic 3 Classic does not.

The Mavic 3 Series is capable of capturing 5.1K/50fps and 4K/120fps videos.

The Mavic 3 Cine even supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding, offering higher image quality and greater flexibility during post-processing.

In addition to the camera system, Mavic 3 also delivers a comprehensively upgraded flight experience.

Flight time has been extended to 46 minutes, and the new O3+ provides a strengthened video transmission range over greater distances. Obstacle sensing has been developed into a truly omnidirectional system, with a more powerful APAS 5.0 and Advanced RTH to give users greater peace of mind during flight.


Can I take RAW photos with Explore mode?



What controllers are compatible with the DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine?

The DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are compatible with the DJI RC-N1, the DJI RC Pro, and the DJI RC.


Can I use other chargers with USB-C ports to charge the Mavic 3 battery?

Yes. However, to ensure charging efficiency, we still recommend using the DJI 65W Portable Charger. Other chargers at 60W or above supporting PPS/PD protocol are also recommended.


Can I charge Mavic 3 directly through the built-in USB-C port of the aircraft body?



What app is required for using DJI Mavic 3?

The DJI Fly app.


What are the highlights of the DJI Convertible Carrying Bag?

The DJI Convertible Carrying Bag can be converted between a shoulder bag and backpack to suit users' portability needs.

1. The shoulder bag configuration provides enough space for Mavic 3 and its accessories, offering a more convenient shape that makes items easily accessible.

2. The backpack configuration provides enough space for Mavic 3 and its accessories, along with a 16-inch laptop and other small items for daily use, making it perfect for short trips.


What is the most efficient way to export files from the built-in SSD of DJI Mavic 3 Cine?

Use the DJI 10Gbps Lightspeed Data Cable in the box to connect the aircraft to your computer via the USB-C port. Make sure the write speed of your storage device is greater than 700MB/s. Other data cables are not recommended since they may take longer to transfer files as high-speed transmission may not be supported.


How long does it take to fully charge a DJI Mavic 3 Intelligent Flight Battery?

Approximately 96 minutes when using the DJI 65W Portable Charger.


How can I use the DJI 65W Portable Charger?

The DJI 65W Portable Charger comes with a 65W USB-C cable to charge Mavic 3's battery. With another USB-A port and a USB-C data cable included in the package, it can also charge the remote controller at the same time. It is recommended to use a standard USB-C cable to charge the Mavic 3 intelligent flight battery.


Are there any upgrades to the QuickTransfer of Mavic 3 compared with the previous version?

With the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, data transmission is even faster, with download speeds reaching up to 80MB/s. In addition, compared to DJI Mini 2, Mavic 3 automatically selects the fastest transmission mode based on the wireless environment without switching to Wi-Fi mode manually, making it easier to use.


Does DJI Mavic 3 support the DJI Goggles or the DJI Motion Controller?



Does the DJI Mavic 3 Cine support the DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller?



How many versions does the DJI Mavic 3 Series have and what are the differences between them?

DJI Mavic 3 comes in three different packages: DJI Mavic 3 standard, DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo and DJI Mavic 3 Cine Combo. Compared with the Mavic 3, DJI Mavic 3 Cine supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ encoding and comes with a built-in 1TB SSD for high-speed data storage.


What should I pay attention to when using the built-in gimbal lock on DJI Mavic 3?

DJI Mavic 3 (Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine) features a built-in gimbal lock to prevent the 3-axis gimbal and camera from shaking, adding an additional layer of safety during transportation and storage. Precautions for use:

1. The normal operating temperature of the gimbal lock is -10° to 40° C (14 to 104° F). If temperatures are outside of this range, it may fail to lock or unlock properly. You will be prompted by the DJI Fly app to use it within the temperature range. For emergency use in special situations, you can manually twist the three axes without damaging the gimbal itself, but this measure is not recommended.

2. The built-in gimbal lock may become unlocked due to external impact. In this case, power on the aircraft and then power off to lock again.

3. After the gimbal is locked, vibrations in each axis may occur.


What improvements does Advanced RTH have compared with the previous version?

Compared to the 20 metres of its predecessor, DJI Mavic 3 has a maximum forward-sensing distance of 200 metres during RTH.

During flight, Mavic 3 will use advanced environmental sensing technology to determine the safest, most energy-efficient flight route to return the drone to its home point.


Compared with the previous generation, what upgrades does the onmidirectional sensing system on DJI Mavic 3 have?

DJI Mavic 3 can detect obstacles in all directions with extreme precision. Multiple sensing cameras with a wider range of detection help Mavic 3 respond to obstacles earlier. In a well-lit environment, Mavic 3 can avoid obstacles faster and more smoothly, capturing stable footage safely even when flying laterally or backward.


What should I pay attention to when using the DJI Mavic 3 propellers?

Replace the propellers in a timely manner to ensure safety, especially if any propeller is damaged or misshaped.


Were there any upgrades to the propellers used on DJI Mavic 3?

The propeller structure adopts a new design, with the edges made of a softer material. This not only reduces noise during flight, but also causes less damage to people or objects in the event of an accident.


Does the Mavic 3 Series support simultaneous control by multiple remote controllers?



How can I use DJI Mavic 3’s tele camera?

The tele camera is available only when using Explore mode. Once Explore mode is enabled and the camera zoom exceeds 7x, Mavic 3 will switch to the tele camera automatically.


What is the transmission range of DJI Mavic 3?

The maximum transmission range of the Mavic 3 Series is 8km (CE).


How can I set the video transmission feed to 48/50/60fps?

Once video recording is set to 30fps or above at any resolution, the video transmission live feed framerate will automatically switch to 48/50/60fps depending on the mobile phone decoding capability and transmission bandwidth.


Is there a 4G dongle for the Mavic 3 Series?

Yes, however it is currently not available in all countries. 

The Mavic 3 4G dongle has already been released in China, and it is due for release in Europe at a later date.

However, the release date for Europe has not yet been determined. 

Please check back for updates.

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