Elsewhere, it appears DJI is changing up the Mavic 3's overall design just a bit by orienting the drone’s obstacle avoidance sensors downward slightly to potentially give sensors a wider view to better anticipate incoming obstructions. And as you’d expect from a DJI drone, the Mavic 3 will reportedly come with all of DJI’s special shooting modes like MasterShots, hyper-lapse, panorama mode, and more, in addition to support for DJI’s latest OcuSync and APAS (advanced pilot assistance system) protocols.

Alongside the Mavic 3, DJI also had one more piece of upgraded hardware for use with the drone thanks to its new Smart Controller V2, which is said to feature a built-in touchscreen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a strong brightness topping out at around 1000 nits.

The one downside to all these upgrades though is that the Mavic 3 will likely be more expensive than the previous model, with DroneDJ claiming the standard Mavic 3 will start at $1,600, with prices going even higher for people who tack on DJI’s traditional Fly More kit (which includes extra propellers, batteries, etc.), and potentially going up to around $2,500 for the more advanced Cine model.


Regardless, with the previous Mavic 2 having come out back in the fall of 2018 and having now gone out of production, it’s about time for DJI to release a true follow-up to one of the best enthusiast drones on the market. So keep your eyes out for the DJI Mavic 3 as we get closer to its rumored official launch date on November 15.