DJI has finally brought a comprehensive camera system to its non-Pro drone lineup with the DJI Air 3. A successor to the very popular Air 2S – the drone that brought a 1-inch type sensor to the masses – the Air 3 brings a dual setup consisting of wide and telephoto cameras.
Both sensors are 48MP 1/1.3-inch, slightly smaller than the 20MP 1-inch, but the main camera has a much brighter f/1.7 lens (compared to the 22mm f/2.8 on the Air 2S). The Quad-Bayer sensors will by default output 12MP shots, but you can still snap in the full 48MP resolution.
Specs-wise, the wide camera is a 24mm f/1.7 unit, while the telephoto is a 70mm f/2.8. Both lenses have autofocus as well.
Video specs are also impressive. You get up to 10-bit recording across the board in HLG and the new D-Log M profile (D-Log is gone), and 4K at up to 100fps without a crop.
The DJI Air 3 has omnidirectional obstacle avoidance (that’s backward, forward, lateral, upward, and downward), which now works even in subject tracking mode.
There’s also DJI’s latest OcuSync 4.0 with up to 20km of theoretical transmission range.
The DJI Air 3 has a big 4,241mAh battery which is rated for up to 46 minutes of flight time – a huge bump over the Air 2S.
You can already order the DJI Air 3 and it will ship as soon as July 27. The drone starts at €1,099 with the DJI RC-N2 regular controller, going up to a Fly More Combo with the same controller and two extra batteries is €1,349, while the premium trim Fly More Combo with two extra batteries and the DJI RC 2 remote with its own 5.5-inch 1080p 700-nit display is €1,549.