The Air 3 utilizes DJI’s new O4 transmission system, which significantly increases its range. Pilots can now take advantage of the Waypoint feature, previously only available on other DJI drone models. The battery life of the Air 3 has also been improved, allowing for longer flying sessions. Moreover, the drone has omnidirectional sensors for obstacle detection, ensuring a safe and reliable flight experience.
With its dual-camera setup, the Air 3 offers great image quality and gives pilots more options for capturing cinematic shots. It supports features like focus tracking, Hyperlapse, and obstacle detection from all angles. However, some buyers may consider the 1/1.3-inch sensors as a downgrade compared to the 1-inch sensor on the Air 2S.
In terms of design, the Air 3 bears a resemblance to the Mavic 3 with its compact and foldable design. It also boasts aerodynamic improvements inspired by the Mini 3 Pro, including larger propellers and a more streamlined body. These enhancements contribute to reduced noise levels and increased stability in flight.
The 70mm lens :
The big idea with the Air 3 is that the quality of the two cameras is the same. As such, it comes with a 1/1.3-inch 24mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.7 main and 70mm f/2.8 telephoto camera. Those focal lengths match the two primary cameras on the Mavic 3 Pro, with the sensor size being the same as the Mini 3 Pro and the tele camera on the Mavic 3 Pro.
The 70mm lens is particularly good for action or hero shots, adding excitement and a more natural perspective. With a perfect portrait focal length, it’s great for people shots at weddings, for example. It also lets you stay a greater distance from subjects for safety or other reasons, while compressing the space between them. As usual, the main wide camera can be used for establishing, overhead, follow and other shots. And with identical sensors, it’s easy to match footage from the two cameras while editing.
DJI Air 3 dual camera system :
The big news, according to these leaks, is that the successor to Air 2S will not feature a 1-inch CMOS sensor. Instead, we are getting two 1/1.3-inch sensors with different focal lengths. One is a wide-angle camera (2.4um pixel size, 24mm format equivalent, f/1.7 aperture) and the other is a 3x medium telephoto (2.4um pixel size, 70mm format equivalent, f/2.8 aperture).
Expect 48MP stills and up to 4K/60fps HDR video from both cameras. Max video specification is 4K/100fps. Additionally, both cameras will support 2.7K vertical shooting to facilitate easy sharing of content on social media.
Intelligent Functions :
The DJI Air 3’s cameras feature comprehensive intelligent functions. Some of these, including MasterShots, QuickShots, and Waypoint Flight can help beginners quickly and easily obtain content that was previously unattainable and improve creative efficiency while lowering creative thresholds.
Waypoint Flight For :
The first time, the Waypoint feature is now available on the Air series. Plan flight routes and shooting actions for Air 3 in advance to achieve difficult camera movements and stunning one-takes. You can also save flight routes to repeat the same movement with precision at a later time or date. (Both)
Supports shooting HDR ultra-HD panorama photos and provides multiple modes, including Sphere, 180°, Wide Angle, and Vertical. (Wide Angle Camera Only)
Capture timelapse footage at up to 4K horizontally or 2.7K vertically. (Both)