When DJI released its highly-anticipated Mavic 3 drone series back in November, over 3 years after the Mavic 2, there was some initial disappointment. One of the biggest complaints was that many of the features it boasted in the press materials weren't yet available. Updates were promised for January 2022, and today the world's leading drone manufacturer made good of them by releasing a v01.00.0500 firmware update for both iOS and Android.

DJI's Fly app powers the Mavic 3 series and upgrading to v.1.5.8 will allow users to access the following features:

  • QuickShots including Dronie, Rocket, Circle, Helix, Boomerang, and Asteroid
  • Panorama mode
  • Burst Shooting
  • Digital zoom for Normal (N) video mode
  • Increased sharpness in imagery when shooting in high magnification with Tele camera (still .JPEG files only)
  • Added color display assist for D-Log profile
  • Added zoom and D-Log for FocusTrack when recording
  • Added 4K/60p and manual EI adjustment for MasterShots
  • Added support to set RTH altitude for Advanced RTH
  • Added QuickTransfer
  • Optimized accuracy of color correction
  • Optimized image area for Timelapse (Hyperlapse) photos
  • Added support to DJI RC Pro to output clean HDMI footage
  • Added support for DJI RC Pro to cache video and download original video to an external SD card
  • Fixes for other minor bugs

The ability to capture hyperlapse clips and follow subjects with ActiveTrack 5.0 were added in December. DJI introduced a new RC Pro, an upgrade from its SmartController, with the Mavic 3. DJI Air 2S owners will now be able to use the remote when they upgrade to the latest firmware. Huge thanks to Official DJI Owners Group on Facebook for the tip.