Today punctually at 15:00 CET DJI presented a new drone, the DJI Air 3. At 15:02 I placed my order for the DJI Ai 3 Fly More Combo*. I am very excited about the new drone and hope soon to be able to use it extensively on our upcoming vacation in Switzerland.
I previously owned the predecessor model, the DJI Air 2s, which I have sold in the meantime and replaced with a Mini 3 Pro. What attracts me to the new Air 3 now is that it features a dual camera system with 24 and 70mm equivalent focal length, each with 1/1.3 inch sensors. The sensors both have a resolution of 48 megapixels and in this respect are equivalent to those on the Mini 3 Pro, but are supposedly more recent developments. In my comparison test, the Mini 3 Pro performed better than the Air 2s - despite its larger 1-inch sensor but with “only” 20 megapixels of resolution.
The new DJI Air 3 also comes with an official C1 classification and may therefore be used in the EU and Switzerland in the OPEN A1 category - the category in which previously only drones under 250 grams were allowed to fly.
Since I use my drones for photography in the first place, I hope that the dual camera will give me more photographic opportunities. According to my information, the 48-megapixel photo mode is now better integrated and permits, for example, continuous shooting and exposure bracketing. With the Mini 3 Pro, this mode is still very awkward to use.
The new drone also comes with many other improvements. It now has an all-round 360° obstacle detection, a better and longer range video transmission to the also new remote control (up to 10km range in CE- and 20km in FCC-Mode), a significantly longer flight time of up to 46 minutes and, and, and…
For more information, visit DJI’s website directly.
I am very excited about the new drone and will report further.
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