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DJI Mavic 3 Pro: Everything we know about the triple-camera drone

Rumours surrounding the DJI Mavic 3 Pro have sparked excitement among drone enthusiasts and professionals. Though not yet confirmed, leaked information suggests some impressive features and specifications for this potentially ground-breaking drone.

The details of the Mavic 3 Pro

Several sources have leaked images and specifications of the purported Mavic 3 Pro online. The most striking feature appears to be its three-camera setup, which reportedly consists of a wide-angle, a telephoto, and a mid-telephoto lens. Each camera is said to have its own sensor and lens, mounted on a gimbal-stabilized module resembling a mantis head.

Mavic 3 Pro with 3 cameras leak
Image source: Jasper Allens


The wide-angle camera is rumoured to have a four-thirds sensor, larger than the one-inch sensor on the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic Air 2S. If true, this would allow the Mavic 3 Pro to capture more details and dynamic range in low-light conditions. The lens specifications for the wide-angle camera are believed to be similar to the Mavic 2 Pro’s 24mm f/2.8-f/11 lens.

The telephoto and mid-telephoto cameras reportedly have different sensor sizes and lens specifications, providing varying degrees of zoom capabilities. The Mavic 3 Pro is also speculated to be capable of recording 5.2K video at 30fps or 4K video at 60fps and taking still photos in 20-megapixel or 12-megapixel resolution, depending on the camera used.

Allegedly, the Mavic 3 Pro will offer a longer flight time than its predecessors, with up to 46 minutes of battery life per charge. It is also said to have a USB-C port for direct charging without battery removal.

Two variants are rumoured: a standard version with a DJI RC remote controller, and a Cine version with a DJI RC Pro remote controller with an integrated screen, built-in SSD for high-resolution video storage, and a Lightspeed Data Cable for fast data transfer.

Comparison with other DJI drones

The Mavic 3 Pro, if the leaks prove accurate, could be DJI’s flagship portable drone, offering more versatility and quality than any other DJI drone. It is speculated to be compatible with existing Mavic 3 models, providing various payload options for different applications.


The Mavic 3 Pro’s main differentiator from other Mavic 3 models would be its three-camera setup, offering more flexibility and options for different shooting scenarios. It would also boast a larger sensor for the main camera than any other DJI drone, except for the Inspire series.

The Inspire series is DJI’s professional-grade drone platform, which offers interchangeable cameras and lenses for different purposes. The latest model is the rumored Inspire 3, with a potential full-frame sensor and an interchangeable lens mount.

The Mavic Air series is DJI’s mid-range line-up, offering compact, lightweight drones with advanced features. The Mini series is DJI’s entry-level drone line-up, offering small, simple drones that are easy to fly.

Speculating on the Mavic 3 Pro’s potential

The Mavic 3 Pro is a highly anticipated drone, with leaks suggesting impressive features and specifications. If the rumors are true, the drone would have three cameras with different zoom levels and perspectives, a four-thirds sensor for better low-light performance and dynamic range, longer flight time, and a USB-C port for direct charging and data transfer. The drone would also potentially come in two variants with different features.

While the price and release date of the Mavic 3 Pro have not been confirmed, some sources speculate a launch in November 2023 with a starting price of $1,600, and an additional $1,000 for the Cine version. The Mavic 3 Pro would be a premium drone for photographers and filmmakers seeking more flexibility and quality from their aerial shots.


The Mavic 3 Pro could have some advantages over other DJI drones, such as more versatility and options for different shooting scenarios, better low-light performance and dynamic range, longer battery life and direct charging, and compatibility with the existing Mavic 3 models. However, the Mavic 3 Pro might also have some disadvantages, such as higher cost and weight, complexity of switching between cameras, and potential regulatory issues due to its size and capabilities.

The Mavic 3 Pro would be suitable for users looking for a professional-grade drone capable of capturing stunning views of nature, wildlife, sports, and other subjects with different zoom levels and angles. The Mavic 3 Pro might not be suitable for users seeking a simple, affordable, or lightweight drone that can fly easily and safely in various environments.

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DJI Mavic 3 Pro - What's potentially included?
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What are your thoughts on the Mavic 3 Pro? Are you excited about its potential features and specifications? Would you consider buying it or waiting for another DJI drone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Ben Evans

Ben is the founder and editor of Drone Sumo Magazine. He is from the UK but lives in Japan and has been interested in drones and tech for as long as he can remember. He writes reviews, features and guides when he's not flying. He occasionally does other things such as drinking coffee...