DJI has unveiled its newest drone, the DJI Air 3, boasting two lenses, 46 minutes of flight time and more.
The Air 3’s dual primary camera system features a wide-angle sensor and telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The camera can capture 48-megapixel images and HDR video at 4K. Both cameras sport 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensors but different focal lengths to provide consistent image quality while still providing variety in shooting style.
The wide-angle camera sports a 24mm format equivalent with an f/1.7 aperture, while the telephoto camera is a 70mm format equivalent with an f/2.8 aperture.
The cameras support direct output of 4K/60fps HDR video and can hit a maximum framerate of 100fps without FOV cropping. Moreover, both cameras support 10-bit D-Log M and 10-bit HLG colour modes. It’s also the first Air-series drone to support 2.7k vertical video shooting at a 9:16 aspect ratio for social media sharing.DJI says the Air 3 sports 48 percent more flight time compared to previous models, with a max flight time of 46 minutes. Moreover, the battery charging hub now has a power transfer button that can reroute remaining power from the batteries into the battery with the highest remaining charge.
The Air 3 is also the first in the series to support omnidirectional obstacle sensing for improved environmental awareness.
The DJI Air 3 is available on DJI’s website in three configurations:
- Air 3 with RC-N2 controller: $1,029 USD (about $1,353.79 CAD)
- Air 3 Fly More Combo (includes RC-N2, two additional batteries, charging hub, shoulder bag and more) – $1,269 USD (about $1,669.55 CAD)
- Air 3 Fly More with RC 2 controller: $1,429 USD (about $1,880.05 CAD)
You can learn more about the DJI Air 3 on DJI’s website.
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