the-bunker

Lives in United Kingdom Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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DerKeyser: Unless DJI certifies it for the new EU regulations (which they so far have shown no interest in), it’s going to be classified as a “legacy drone” in two months.
This will further restrict and complicate your use of it.

I read somewhere that Drone manufacturers expect to be able to apply for C rating retrospectively - but this will likely only apply to current models at the time. I doubt we'd get another new Mavic to top this one before end of Dec 22 (but hey what do I know) - so, in theory, the Mavic 3 will get a C1 rating nearer the time - but you would think DJI would at least be trying to comfort their prospective EU/UK customers.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:48 UTC
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zakk9: Why they are going for the Fly app on this drone is a mystery to me. Apart from the Go app being generally superior, many cheaper or older phones can't even run DJI Fly. Time to look for another Phantom 4 Pro I suppose...

Oh... and the price is almost on level with the Nikon Z9. Easy choice.

It's all about development costs - developers are really expensive & most are not very good !
I expect the DJI Go app will be relegated to bug fixes only.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:42 UTC
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amobi: Great spec on the drone, but I have been locked out again due to the price tag. First Nikon z9 now DJI but Z9 was expected. Unfortunately, I don't anticipate the Mavic 3 price coming down anytime soon. Therefore, I will upgrade my air2 to air 2s for now. The wait is over now.

I actually think for some countries like the UK, the M3 price will go up ! - The pound is bombing & taking 20% vat into account, DJI already gave the UK a bit of a discount compared to the US. The M2Pro price went up in the UK a few months after launch, by over £100.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:40 UTC
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Occams Razor: With the Air 2S at about a $1000 and the new Mavic 3 starting around $3,000, this leaves room for another model in the $1,500 to $2,000 range which is the range that I would spend for my next drone. What is up next for DJI?

I hope next up from DJI is a Mini 3 with a 1/2in sensor & still under 250g. The current IQ from the Mini 2 is (imho) it's biggest limiting factor.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:37 UTC
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semorg: $3000-$5000 price tag is insane. I owned the phantom 4 and still own the original mavic. Was waiting to upgrade to mavic 3, but not at this price.

It’s clear DJI is aiming for high margin product vs high volume probably as a result of all these drone regulations. They have to make up for loss of volume with higher margins. I guess I can’t really blame them.
That said with crippling features in their recent releases (including jpeg on this one and no white balance or more advanced controls) high margin pricing, DJI has finally lost my loyalty.

If the images\video you're sharing is in 16:9 ratio, then I estimate that M43 has an advantage of about 65% increase in sensor size over a 1in sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:35 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Why no samples with the telephoto lens?

Probably because they're not very good !

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:24 UTC
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s1oth1ovechunk: Do you know the readout speed of the sensor?
Maybe it's the new stacked sony sensor and you don't need a mechanical shutter?

I didn't think Sony made a 4/3 sensor ?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:22 UTC
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Becksvart: That sensor looks nice for a drone. 22500SEK is about 2600USD, that was expected as the rumor was 2000e. No C-class..? Which means legacy drone and A3 come jan 1st 2023 in the EU.

But of course this drone might not necessarily be for pure hobbyists and I don't know what kind of parameters professionals need to employ.

I read somewhere that Drone manufacturers expect to be able to apply for C rating retrospectively - but this will likely only apply to current models at the the time. I doubt we'd get another new Mavic to top this before end of Dec 22 (but hey what do I know) - so, in theory, the Mavic 3 will get a C1 rating nearer the time - but you would think DJI would at least be trying to comfort their prospective EU/UK customers.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:21 UTC
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miemo: Wait, yet another DJI model that's still NOT C-class certified to match the current EU-regulations!??

So in essence the 5000€ drone you buy today will become an expensive paperweight in just a bit over a year (1.1.2023). I wonder how many people who are purchasing drones these days in the EU area actually understand this…

I read somewhere that Drone manufacturers expect to be able to apply for C rating retrospectively - but this will likely only apply to current models at the the time. I doubt we'd get another new Mavic to top this before end of Dec 22 (but hey what do I know) - so, in theory, the Mavic 3 will get a C1 rating nearer the time - but you would think DJI would at least be trying to comfort their prospective EU/UK customers.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:21 UTC
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arpodthegreat: If "perfect travel camera" means portable camera you always want to have with you then I would not consider anything FF unless number one priority is image quality. The lenses are just too big. A m43 system whether it's a couple of compact primes or a couple zooms will be so much lighter and easier to manage on a trip. I've traveled with a lot of different systems and nothing has struck the right balance as well as a Panasonic gx85. Oh yeah and they cost 500 not 2000.

I had a GX85 for a couple of years - it ticks a lot of the right boxes as a travel camera, but I never got along with the ergonomics (even with mods like a thumb grip), so I now travel with a Sony RX100 &\or Fuji XS10 with the right lenses. The Fuji takes great images, is fairly light (with small lenses), and the Sony is a great pocket camera (albeit with a rubbish UI)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2021 at 10:57 UTC
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ZeroOne01: I used to get excited about drone releases, but not anymore with all of the restrictions. I have Mavic Air 2 which hasn’t been used for a long while.

It's 1st Jan 2023 the new regs come into force

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:08 UTC
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PhotoKhan: The optical components are a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad 24mm equivalent/84º FOV, f/2.8 to f/11 wide lens camera and a 1/2" CMOS 162mm equivalent, f/4.4 tele lens camera.

This is already known from a leaked spec sheet.

Meanwhile, DJI is about to discover you can not overprice hobbyist items in an environment where said hobby is suffering more and more restrictions and expect to sell more than residual numbers.

The Mavic 3 is not for hobbyists - it's for videographers, aerial photographers & people with too much money (of which there are still plenty).
Anyway, if the numbers don't sell then we'll see a price drop & a great bargain !

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:05 UTC
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Francis85: For me its actually still DJI Mini 2 that rules them all.
Pretty good video quality, the size and weight is exactly right for a photography vlogger as it doesn't take much space and extra weight to your backpack.

Would not use it for arial photography though.
As here is where all larger drones outshine the mini series.

I think we will see a Mini 3 next year - with a better camera

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:02 UTC
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DerKeyser: Unless DJI certifies it for the new EU regulations (which they so far have shown no interest in), it’s going to be classified as a “legacy drone” in two months.
This will further restrict and complicate your use of it.

It's end of 2022 the new regs come into force - by then there'll be a Mavic 4 ;->

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:00 UTC
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primeshooter: Hope they do better than the Mavic three. I went through three MP2 drones first had left side blurry and decentered, next the right, then the left. Hasselblad camera or not, doesn't count for much when they lens isn't set up properly. I gave up and returned them. It seems if you check amazon reviews etc, this is a very common defect.

It's not limited to the MP2, my first Mavic Pro had a de-dentered lens, the replacement did as well - the 3rd one was good. My first Air 2S had it, 2nd one is good.
DJI will replace them for you, it just takes time & hassle...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 09:59 UTC
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Jagganatha: As you can still buy a FF camera with a24MP sensor, AND a lens for the same money
and as its resolution is no better than the iPhone's or, come to think... The Nokia N8 of 2010, also with a Zeiss lens, these "high-end" machines surely only demand attention for their video quality, and so we need to compare this with the latest greatest iPhone 13 Pro Max, or at least Jordan's very own one.

BUT at least Android stuff has very much faster video transfer speeds. The iPhone's insane refusal to update from its USB2 (60Mbps max) Lightning (haHa!!) connector has put me off them, so who is going to seriously do a 4K videocomparison, pray?

At some point Apple is gonna have to concede & put USB C on their iPhones.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 07:06 UTC
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aris14: As for street photography I would also consider an M43 ILS representative, given that the system offers greater versatility overall.

Not quite - Panasonic GM1 will fit in a pants pocket with a few lens options that are also very compact.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gm1/3

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 16:05 UTC
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Strangefinder: An actor and director are aboard the International Space Station right now filming parts of a feature film: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/russian-crew-reaches-international-space-station-to-make-first-film-in-space-1.4692182

Sounds like the opening line of a joke - why did the actor, fim director & monkey go into space ? - the monkey went to get away from smoking cigarettes in a laboratory. The actor went to try & re-kindle their career, but the film director went to film Armageddon..

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2021 at 18:32 UTC
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Dreamscape Photo: Where are the flat earthers? LOL

My feet are flat on the ground - ergo the earth is flat. Any trickery by sending rich people into space & taking pics on their iphone doesn't change the facts !

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2021 at 18:21 UTC
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Matt Waller: "We need to take far better care of our home planet and also reaching for the stars." Apparently you can be a billionaire and finance your own own trip into orbit while still not knowing how to use grammar.

Hey - Richard Branson strongly objects to these comments - spending billions & burning massive ammounts of fossil fuel for the purposes of space tourism is a good thing for the planet; I mean wouldn't it be great to be the last person blasted into space, only to see Earth disintegrate\become uninhabitable ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2021 at 18:18 UTC
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