DJI Mavic 3 pricing previewed and oh boy I hope you are sitting down


The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and 2 Pro debuted in 2018 at  $1,249 and $1,449 respectively (the Pro was updated to $1499 a month later). So even with the global chip shortage, inflation, and everything else, the DJI Mavic 3 should pull in pretty close to that, right? Uhh well, you might want to have a seat…

According to the latest leaks, you might have to dive deeper into junior’s college fund to pick up the latest Mavic 3. We’ve seen a lot of the new DJI Mavic 3 specs, so clearly, a premium price is expected, but if the latest leaks are to be believed, DJI has definitely moved upmarket.

DroneDJ had heard a lower number a few months ago, but things change. Inflation and chip shortages seem to have driven the prices up.

DJI Mavic 3 Prices

Chinese prices were leaked via OsitaLV today

  •  ¥‎13,888 for Mavic 3
  •  ¥‎17,688 for fly-more combo
  •  ¥‎32,888 for Mavic 3 Cine

At 6.41 Yuan to the dollar, the rough US equivalents are:

  • $2,299 for Mavic 3
  • $2,799 for fly-more combo
  • $5,199 for Mavic 3 Cine

That’s about $500 more than we were hoping for, and the Cine is way into Professional range even with its rumored 1TB SSD and Pro controller. A 1TB SSD is like $250 (I know not apples to apples) and the Pro controller is $500 currently so that rumored ProRes is going to come at a steep premium. But if you are a pro, a $5,000 drone is par for the course.

That said, these drones do bring a lot to the table. Rumored 46 minute flight time is mind blowing as is that camera system. As a prosumer, I’m leaning toward the FlyMore. Perhaps ProRes will be a hackable upgrade!

What do you think, time to take out a 2nd mortgage?

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