The legendary DJI Mavic 2 Pro – one of if not the best cinematographic drones on the market – is very soon approaching its three-year anniversary since being initially released in late August 2018. The Mavic 2 Pro is already being effectively ‘beaten’ by non-Pro line models released by DJI – such as the highly impressive DJI Air 2S released in April.
A successor to the current Mavic Pro featuring updated specifications and more is definitely due, however based on rumors and speculations, it seems unlikely that we will see DJI release a newly improved Mavic Pro 3 model this year.
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro has not even been officially announced by DJI themselves and is only a rumor at this point in time, one that both drone and cinematography enthusiasts alike are very anticipated for. However, a source from China, where DJI holds its headquarters in the Silicon Valley of China – Shenzhen – has told that the Mavic Pro 3 had a planned release of October 2021 but has since been delayed.
These rumors from DroneDJ’s Chinese correspondent confirm a ‘Pro 3’ model of the drone is underway, however according to them the drone giant has not finalized a product, and they highly doubt we will see it released in October.
It seems that if these rumors are true, then DJI has, like many other tech companies, hit some delays this year. Furthermore, delays have definitely not been helped by the particularly busy year DJI has and still is having. As mentioned previously, the DJI Air 2S was released in April, alongside the DJI Mini 2 and DJI Pocket drones which were also added to DJI’s lineup in the past 12 months.
DJI also announced its highly ambitious interest to enter the automotive industry, seeking to design and manufacture self-driving autonomous vehicles straight from China. Therefore, it is clear DJI has indeed had a busy year in retrospect, and as such we may have to wait until 2022 to see a Pro 3 release. In terms of what to expect, it is expected that the DJI Mavic Pro 3 will feature 8K video capabilities, enhanced obstacle tracking and avoidance, and, although highly speculative and possibly unlikely, compatibility with DJI’s FPV V2 Goggles – although this would be a great addition to the Mavic lineup for FPV drone hobbyists, it is unlikely this will be released on the Pro model according to rumors, as it seems DJI wants to focus solely on the cinematography aspects within the Pro lineup.
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