Good Evening all,
Well finally I managed to get my hands on the Mavic 3.
Some will be haters, some will be advocates, but IMHO, I think that this makes a move much like the DSLR market did some years ago, where it separated armatures with ‘Semi-Pro’ with this upgrade.
Now I am not saying that this is going to be for everyone and I have yet to truly give this a good shakedown, the Damn DHL delivery driver left me to last on his list!
Here is what I have observed from opening the parcel.
The build quality is certainly a step up from the Mavic Mini and other previous Mavic range, it feels and is heavier, but the build quality just feels a little upgraded when its in your hands.
The updating of the Firmware is rather annoying as it was shipped right from DJI, and having to update the 365MB took about 10-15 mins to complete.
The vey quick test flight is a little light drizzle was very interesting, I merely took it up and actioned very few manoeuvres, as I would like to spend more time with it tomorrow. However first observations are:
The response time is FAST it is might sensitive - and possibly why people are experiencing crashes at times, as the remote is very responsive with the drone.
The remote ergonomically feels weird! I am sure that I will get used to it, but is a new sensations ergonomically and it feels like it needs more grip.
The camera is AWESOME - I can’t wait to try it in the daylight, but the nighttime video (which I will uploads ASAP) is pretty damn good.
The downloading of the video file (2mins ish - 689MB) took about 15 mins! Why I have no idea, I have not made any setting changes but this was from phone to drone!, I was more than shocked at that!
Overall I was very impressed. The bag and the extra batteries and filters all are great and I am charging away to try and get the drone up in the morning for another series of flights and see how it responds.
Yes the price tag is hefty, and I am sure building my own, and or alternatives are an option, but as my third drone, and still after 7 years of playing around with drones this is something I wanted to invest in and use for my business and for my son (soon to be film uni student) to have a good product to try it with.