DJI, a civilian drone and camera manufacturer based in China, introduced its new Mavic 3 Enterprise Series on September 27. The firm says that the DJI Mavic 3E and DJI Mavic 3T can serve as beneficial tools for environmental and wildlife protection, construction, surveying, energy, public safety and other fields.
The DJI Mavic 3E enables highly efficient mapping and surveying missions without the need for Ground Control Points. It integrates a 20 MP wide-angle camera with a 4/3 CMOS sensor with large 3.3μm pixels that, together with the Intelligent Low-Light Mode, offer improved performance in dim conditions. Its powerful up-to-56x hybrid zoom camera has an equivalent focal length of 162mm for 12MP images. A mechanical shutter prevents motion blur and supports rapid 0.7-second interval shooting.
Engineered to serve specific needs for aerial operations in firefighting, search and rescue, inspections and night missions, the DJI Mavic 3T has the same tele camera as the Mavic 3E, a 48 MP camera with a 1/2″ CMOS sensor, as well as a thermal camera with a Display Field of View (DFOV) of 61° and an equivalent focal length of 40mm with 640 × 512 px resolution.
The Mavic 3T’s thermal camera supports point and area temperature measurement, high temperature alerts, color palettes, and isotherms to help professionals find hot spots and make quick decisions. With a simultaneous split-screen zoom, the Mavic 3T’s thermal and zoom cameras support 28× continuous side-by-side digital zoom for easy comparisons.
With a maximum control range of 15 km, DJI O3 Enterprise Transmission enables the Mavic 3 Enterprise drones to fly further and transmit signals with higher stability. It provides a high frame rate live feed at 1080p/30fps. The Mavic 3 Enterprise Series alone has an endurance of up to 45 minutes.
The Mavic 3 Enterprise Series drones include DJI AirSense, which receives ADS-B signals from traditional aircraft in the area to warn drone pilots of nearby air traffic. The newly improved DJI APAS system 5.0 for obstacle sensing with zero blind spots is supported by six omnidirectional fish-eye sensors.
To improve operating efficiency, the Mavic 3 Enterprise Series’ battery supports 100W fast charging through a charging hub that will take 50 minutes, or direct charge with 88W fast charging.
The DJI Mavic 3E Standard version retails for $3,299, while the DJI Mavic 3T Standard version retails for $4,999.
DJI’s Mavic Series offers a satisfactory solution to the portability problem of consumer drones. In 2016, DJI released its Mavic drone. Unlike previous UAVs, the Mavic Pro is designed to be portable and, although equipped with four propellers, it can still be picked up with just one hand. The series has been undergoing further iterations ever since. In 2018, DJI released the Mavic 2 Series, and in 2019, the 249-gram Mavic Mini was released. The Mavic 3 launched in 2021 is a powerful flagship camera drone equipped with a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and a 162-millimeter telephoto lens capable of zooming up to 28x.