DJI Mavic 3 vs DJI Mavic 2: What's New?

After years of anticipation, DJI has blessed pilots around the world with the revolutionary new DJI Mavic 3! Wondering if it's worth the upgrade? Learn how it stacks up against the Mavic 2 series with this handy comparison guide.

What’s new about the Mavic 3?

The Mavic 3 is an ultra-versatile aerial imaging solution that incorporates the best parts of the past to create a drone for the future. With an innovative new dual-camera module, you are no longer forced to choose between the performance of a Pro or Zoom camera - you get both by default!

  • DJI Mavic 3 vs DJI Mavic 2 | D1 Store

The Mavic 3 features Hasselblad’s most advanced drone sensor yet, a 4/3” CMOS sensor that can capture up to 5.1K/50fps in 10-bit Dlog. But that’s just one of two cameras. The Mavic 3 also features a secondary telephoto camera, a first for the Mavic series. With this new telephoto camera, you’ll have more flexibility than ever before with up to 7X optical zoom compared to the 2X optical zoom found on the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.

Oh, and did we mention the improved flight time and transmission range? With Mavic 3’s improved battery performance, you can fly for up to 46 minutes and up to 15km away with O3+ wireless video transmission. The Mavic 3 also features DJI’s latest and greatest drone safety features with omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, APAS 5.0 and more!

You can learn more about the DJI Mavic 3 with our Mavic 3 Overview.

What’s the difference between each Mavic?

Just after a breakdown of key drone specs? Check it out below!

DJI Mavic 3 DJI Mavic 2 Pro DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Max Flight Time 46 minutes
31 minutes 31 minutes
Max Transmission Range

15 km with DJI RC Pro

10 km

10 km
20 MP 20 MP 12 MP
5.1K/50fps 4K/30fps 12 MP
Primary Camera Sensor
4/3” Hasselblad CMOS
1” Hasselblad CMOS
1/2" CMOS
Primary Camera Aperture
F/2.8  F/11 F/2.8 — F/11
Secondary Camera Senor 1/2" CMOS
- -
Secondary Camera Aperture
- -
Optical Zoom
7X - 2X
Price $3099 $2499 $1749

Which Mavic is right for me?

If you’re looking to upgrade from a Mavic 2 or Mavic Air 2, the Mavic 3 is the ideal choice. With its improved camera and flight performance, the Mavic 3 is simply the best option on the market for professionals and hobbyists alike.

However, if the new Mavic 3 isn’t quite in your budget, the Mavic 2 series drones are still a phenomenal option that are used by creative professionals today. The Mavic 2 series supports a still stellar 31 minutes of flight time, features omnidirectional obstacle avoidance and more! Plus, a large variety of additional first and third party accessories are available for the Mavic 2 that are perfect for improving your flight experience.

  • DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo - Hasselblad L2D-20c | D1 Store

What about the Mavic 3 Cine?

Great question! Released alongside the Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Cine is DJI’s new flagship camera drone designed for professionals.

Check out our Mavic 3 Comparison Guide to learn more about the differences between the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine.

  • DJI Mavic 3 vs DJI Mavic 2 | D1 Store

Where do I buy the DJI Mavic 3?

Ready to take your aerial imaging experience to a whole new world? The DJI Mavic 3 and accessories are available for purchase in-store and online now at D1 Store! It’s available as a standard unit, in the Fly More Combo, or in the Cine Premium Combo.

Shop from D1 Store and experience local support, service and the best prices. We've got convenient locations around Australia where you can see and experience the products first hand. Plus, if you order your Mavic 3 online, you’ll receive free priority shipping within Australia.

  • DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo - Hasselblad L2D-20c | D1 Store

Still got questions?

Not sure which Mavic is right for you? Simply reach out to our team and we'll do our best to help. Alternatively, you can visit one of our convenient locations around Australia and speak to one of our trained Product Specialists or try the Mavic 3 hands-on.

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