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Oops, the DJI Mavic 3 leaked early

Beastly drone, beastly price.

dji mavic 3 early review screenshot
Screenshot: YouTube

DJI has an event later today at 10 pm ET to show off some new products, but a review on YouTube that went live early tells us that at least one of those products is the hotly awaited DJI Mavic 3. Some publishing snafus earlier today by TechCrunch and PetaPixel (now both offline) sealed the deal.

We now know how much of a beast the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are, with the beastly price tag of $2,199 for the Mavic 3. Earlier leaks had the Mavic 3 at $2,299 based on the Chinese pricing, with the Fly-More combo at $2,799, and the Mavic 3 Cine at $5,199.

Yes, over $5,000 for a Mavic. That’s because the Cine is rumored to have 1TB of internal storage, and support for up to 2TB of SDcard storage. That’s way over the 8GB of internal storage that the base Mavic 3 has.

Both models have a new dual-camera system that includes a custom Hasselblad L2D-20c aerial camera. One lens is a 4/3 CMOS sensor with a 24mm prime lens, and a second lens is a hybrid 28x telephoto. A new camera means new capabilities, and that includes support for Apple ProRes 422 HQ, DCI 4K, and 5.1K. This should also have some 120fps video modes.

You can see a clip from an early review that’s in Mandarin Chinese, so follow along for the crisp visuals if you don’t speak that language. The Mavic 3 looks bigger than the previous Mavic 2, with larger props and that sweet-looking dual-lens camera. Check out the crispy footage, especially the follow-cam behind the SUV while it’s driving.

Other specs that we expect to be officially confirmed later are a new vision sensing system that can pick up items from 0.5m to 200m away (so it should be pretty hard to crash), a 900g weight, a new ActiveTrack 5.0 system, and the ability to stream video to the controller in 1080p/60. Claimed battery life is 46 minutes, which is insane if anywhere near true.

Anyway, we won’t have long to wait for official confirmation as the event is tonight at 10 pm EST.

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