New leaked photos of the alleged DJI Mavic 3 Classic drone seem to corroborate rumors that the tech giant is prepping a dressed-down (read more affordable) version of its most powerful folding camera drone yet.
Instead of the dual camera setup of the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine, the new iteration from the series shows a gimbal sporting only one Hasselblad camera. But just like the original, it also mentions E.24 and F2.8 as specs.
So, in all likelihood, we could see DJI Mavic 3 Classic being outfitted with a customized L2D-20c aerial camera with a professional-grade 4/3 CMOS sensor and a 24mm prime lens. The drone should be able to shoot 20MP still images in 12-bit RAW format and videos in 5.1K at 50fps, 4K at 120fps. In addition, an adjustable aperture of f/2.8 – f/11 should be able to meet the needs of aerial photographers in a wide variety of lighting scenarios to get sharper and clearer images.
Ideally, DJI would position this drone under $1,300 to appeal to users who are willing to give up on a tele lens for a more pocket-friendly price.
While Mavic 3’s 162mm tele lens with 28x Hybrid Zoom (digital + optical) and aperture of f/4.4 can freely bring distant objects visually closer, many enthusiasts don’t need a drone this powerful.
In other news, a cheaper Mini 3 drone may also be coming.