A nifty addition to the drone market features an unusually clear-eyed camera…or, more accurately, two of them. It’s made by DJI, and the latest in the company’s Mavic lineup. It’s called the Mavic 3, and it is outfitted with cameras made by Hasselblad.
The Mavic 3’s cameras are fixed to a 3-axis motorized gimbal. The Four Thirds camera features a half-inch, 12-megapixel CMOS sensor and a primary wide-angle lens of 24mm; for close-up shooting, it is also outfitted with a 162mm telephoto. The drone’s cameras can shoot 5.1K video at 50 fps, and 20-megapixel still shots in 12-bit raw.
For more serious shooters, DJI has a Cine edition of the Mavic 3 drone, with 1 terabyte of storage—a major improvement over the regular Mavic 3’s 8 gigs of storage. Both drones come with preset flight modes, panorama mode and QuickTransfer for media uploading.
The DJI Mavic 3 starts at $2,199; the Cine edition is $4,999.