DJI Mavic 3 Classic vs Mavic 3 vs Mavic 3 Cine

DJI Mavic 3 Classic vs Mavic 3 vs Mavic 3 Cine

  • Despite having the same high-quality 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad sensor as the other two drones, only the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine have a tele camera for greater magnification.

  • Mavic 3 Cine - Aimed at professional filmmakers with the Apple ProRes 422 codec and 1tb internal storage

  • The Mavic 3 Classic has a lower price but doesn’t include the Tele lens

The Mavic 3 Classic, Mavic 3, and Mavic 3 Cine are industry-leading drones for creating content. They share features including the 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad sensor for 20MP imaging and the capacity to record 5.1K/50fps video and breathtaking 4K/120fps slow-motion.

All three Mavic 3 drones were designed to produce high-quality content and use the micro 4/3 Hasselblad sensor.

The camera uses H.264 and H.265 encoders to record video at up to 5.1K/50 fps, 4K/60 fps, and 1080p/60 fps. Mavic 3 Classic records footage at 4K/120fps and 1080p/200fps for use in slow-motion applications. Its 24mm equivalent focal length lens has an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/11, with a native dynamic range of 12.8 stops. The 20-megapixel camera is up to the task of faithfully capturing the vibrant hues, peak highlights, and detail-rich shadows of our environment since light is processed in 12-bit RAW for photography and 10-bit D-Log for video.

Utilising the DJI Fly app, the Mavic 3 Classic, Mavic 3, and Mavic 3 Cine all share a variety of smart shooting modes that speed up the production of high-quality film. These include:

MasterShots - An automatic mode where the drone will automatically fly around and create cinematic footage.

QuickShots - Perform expert camera movements like Dronie, Rocket, Circle, and Helix automatically.

Hyperlapse - Beautiful video that both slows down and speeds up time.

Panorama - Capture more of your surroundings with a wide-view photo

ActiveTrack 5.0 - Simply draw a box over the subject and the drone will automatically follow the subject while using its obstacle avoidance to not crash. 

The DJI RC, DJI RC Pro, and DJI RC-N1 are the three controllers that work with the Mavic 3 Series.

The DJI RC and RC Pro are effective controllers with an inbuilt screen. 



The Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo, which is intended for professional filmmakers and comes with Apple ProRes, more storage, and the DJI RC Pro in the box, is the most expensive choice. The DJI Mavic 3 Cine is priced at £4279.

The Mavic 3 Classic, on the other hand, offers excellent value and is significantly less expensive than the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine. 

The DJI Mavic 3 Classic (DJI RC)  is priced at £1529 and comes with the DJI RC controller which is compatible with the Mini 3 Pro, Air 2s and Mavic 3.

The Standard DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo is priced at £2399. This package comes with 3 intelligent flight batteries a charging hub, ND Filters, 6 x Low-Noise Propellers and an RC-N1 Remote controller. 

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