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DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Mavic 3 At An Accessible Price

- 2 years ago

DJI has announced an update to their best-selling Mavic 3 series camera drone, the Mavic 3 Classic. The Classic model packs many of the same features as the original Mavic 3 but at a lower retail price. So what value are you getting for your money and what differences are there? Read on to find out.


The Mavic 3 Classic features the same camera as the original Mavic 3 with a 20 megapixel 4/3 CMOS sensor but without an additional telephoto lens. The transmission system is the same, and the flight time is advertised as 46 minutes [40 minutes hover time]. Video recording boasts 4k capability at 60fps and even 5.1k is possible at 50fps. Aperture stops are rated from f/2.8 to f/11 with RAW photo output available.

  • 20 megapixel 4/3 CMOS sensor
  • f/2.8 to f/11 aperture range
  • RAW and D-Log output options
  • 4K 60fps recording [also 5.1K at 50fps]
  • Slow motion mode [4K 120fps and 1080p 200fps]
  • 46 minutes flight time [40 minute hover time]
  • Transmission distance up to 9.3 miles [based on 1080p 60fps within pilot’s line of sight]
  • Cruise control option for constant flight speed

Safety Features

A total of 8 sensors in different directions help keep the drone aware of its surroundings and any possible obstacles, in addition to an AirSense ADS-B receiver which keeps the pilot informed of any nearby planes or helicopters emitting ADS-B signals. A return to home system can scan the local area from up to 200 meters away and plot the best way back to its launch point. For extra security, the drone does not need to be connected to the internet within flight and transmission systems are encrypted for video signals and flight controls.

Price and Availability

Several purchase options for the Mavic 3 Classic are available for purchase now including the following:

  • Mavic 3 Classic [Drone Only] does not include a remote controller or charger, and is ideal for owners of existing DJI drones who are ready to move up to the top-of-the line camera performance of Mavic 3. It is compatible with any existing DJI RC-N1, DJI RC or DJI RC Pro controller. It is available for the retail price of 1,309 GBP
  • Mavic 3 Classic includes a charger and the DJI RC-N1 remote controller. It is available for the retail price of £1,399.
  • Mavic 3 Classic [DJI R]) includes a charger and the DJI RC remote controller. It is available for the retail price of £1,529.
  • 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. It is available for the retail price of £599.

See more at DJI’s site.

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Peter Carey

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Peter is a photographer and writer based in Hastings on the South Coast of the UK. Having originally studied biology, his passion and now, profession, see him working with both film and digital cameras. Alongside news and feature-writing for PhotoBite.UK, Peter's spare time is dedicated to language learning and occasionally servicing his latest camera purchase – at the time of writing, an Argus C3.