I have experience with both the DJI Mavic 3 Classic and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. For their newsletter, DJI recently sent out this specs comparison email. Here is a breakdown of the differences between these two flagship drones.
Mavic 3 Classic 895g vs Mavic 2 Pro 907g
The Mavic 3 Classic is slightly a lower payload weight. We’re talking 1.33185% difference. Nothing to see here. lol
4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera vs 1-Inch CMOS Hasselblad Camera
While both Hasselblad based camera, the Mavic 3 Classic is equipped with a signifiable more impressive 4/3 CMOS sensor.
5.1K/50fps DCI 4K/120fps vs 4K/30fps
If most of us use 1080p and 4K TVs and monitors, why should we care about 5.1K video? You can actually crop in and get a closer shot without sacrificing quality because you have more data to work with.
46 mins vs 31 mins
The flight times listed here are best case scenarios. Similar to the EPA rating on an automobile. An additional 15 minutes per battery is a significant improvement. The flight time increases by 60 minutes over 4 batteries!
Up to 15 km
1080p/60fps Live Feed
Up to 10 km
1080p/30fps Live Feed
It’s been 1,541 days since DJI released its Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom drones. Wireless transmission has undergone a significant upgrade, and it’s not just a matter of distance. As a result, there is less interference and increased reliability.
Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
To avoid crashing these expensive drones, obstacle sensing is crucial. The Mavic 3 Classic with RC retails for $1,599 while the Mavic 2 Pro with RC retailed for $1,499 when it was first introduced.
Note: In addition, the DJI Mavic 3 Classic is available without a controller for $1,469.00, however it does not work with the controller that comes with the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Mavic 2 Pro.
There are so many factors to consider when purchasing a drone. But if you’re looking for a drone that is better in terms of design, safety, and intelligent flight modes, then the Mavic 3 Classic is the better choice.