Both the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine share a number of major features, including a dual-camera system with a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad sensor and telephoto lens, the ability to record in 5.1K/50fps, breathtaking 4K/120fps slow motion, 46 minutes of flight time, and a number of safety features.
Although these two “Mavics” have a lot in common, they also have a few major differences.
One of the biggest differences between the Mavic 3 Cine and the Mavic 3 is that the Mavic 3 Cine uses Apple ProRes 422 HQ Codec.
Using the Apple ProRes codec in post-production has the following benefits:
A decrease in computing workload due to picture compression
Each video frame is compressed by ProRes to save video data. In turn, the computer can quickly decompress and manipulate the video data due to this advantage.
With an effective compression rate, ProRes uses 10-bit encoding to produce greater colour information. High-quality videos in a variety of formats can also be played back using ProRes.
Mavic 3 Features
DJI has collaborated with Hasselblad, a renowned Swedish camera manufacturer, to develop a camera capable of capturing amazing images. The Mavic 3's bigger sensor provides it a higher dynamic range and resolution, as well as a superior low-light performance. The 4/3 CMOS sensor also has a high 12.8-stop dynamic range, allowing the user to capture more information in the shadows, resulting in higher quality output. The Mavic 3's Hasselblad camera also has Vision Detection Auto Focus technology. This means that many vision sensors work together to gather distance data more quickly, allowing for faster focus.
The Mavic 3's new camera offers a larger field of view than previous models, allowing you to capture considerably more action than ever before. With an 84-degree field of vision, you can get more out of every photo. It also contains a natural colour solution that produces rich, natural colours with a single button click. Hasselblad didn't take the Mavic 3 lightly, and everything they've done with the L2D-20c lens lives up to Hasselblad's high standards.
With a 5000mAh battery, the Mavic 3 can fly for up to 46 minutes in the absence of wind and up to 40 minutes in the presence of wind, giving you plenty of time to capture the ideal photo. The Mavic 3 can resist gusts of up to 12 m/s, allowing it to fly steadily in windy circumstances with a range of up to 12 kilometres.
Mavic 3 Cine Features
The Mavic 3 Cine has all of the same specs as the standard Mavic 3 Cine apart from the SSD and ProRes. The Mavic 3 Cine has a 1tb internal memory to cater for the higher quality footage that can be taken with it.
Which Mavic 3 Should you buy?
Most experts agree that the regular Mavic 3 is best suited for tech-savvy amateur or semi-pro content creators who want to make use of the newest technology and raise the bar for their aerial photography or filmmaking.
The Mavic 3 Cine, on the other hand, raises the bar even further and places it in the domain of production companies and professional filmmakers.