Discover the Biggest DJI Firmware Update for the Mavic 3

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jun 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

DJI released a new firmware update for their Mavic 3 drone model—this one is a pretty big deal, as it seems like users will finally be able to use all of the amazing features of the Mavic 3 in its entirety. 


Let’s take a closer look and some of the more interesting updates.

For better user experience, DJI has updated Explore Mode, Wide-Angle Lens, APAS, and an exclusive update for the Mavic 3 Cine:
  • Explore Mode:
    Previously, this mode was outside of the main shooting modes menu, which meant a lot of users were having difficulty finding it and thought the Mavic’s 28X zoom capabilities were gone; however, with the update, Explore Mode is now found inside the menu along with other shooting modes like video, photos, etc.

  • Wide-Angle Lens:
    Users are now able to use FocusTrack, QuickShots, (not including Asteroid), MasterShots, and Hyperlapse feature when this accessory is mounted to the drone.

  • APAS 5.0:
    The new Nifty feature is ideal for users who want to capture dynamic footage; it allows you to bypass closer to the obstacles with a smooth trajectory. Keep in mind that there is an increased risk of crashing while using this feature—we recommend that only experienced pilots use it.

  • Aircraft:
    • Overall, the Mavic 3 has been optimized so the drone has greater stability when shooting a hyperlapse.

The Mavic 3 isn’t the only item to receive updates—the DJI RC Pro also got added custom functions for its buttons and dials. The Mavic 3 Cine model now supports ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT formats when using the Hasselblad camera and one-second interval time settings when creating hyperlapses.

For photo and video enthusiasts, DJI released updates to the Telephoto Camera and Hasselblad Camera that will improve several functions. Below is a complete breakdown of the updated features:   
  • Telephoto Camera:
    • Supports the following shooting modes: Single shot, AEB mode, burst, and timed shots. Keep in mind that AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) is a form of burst shooting; the difference between AEB and traditional burst shooting is that the camera will take multiple shots of the same scene with varying exposure values to create images with higher dynamic range.

    • The Tele Camera shoots in JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW photo formats and now supports PRO Mode or manual mode.  With Pro Mode, users can only adjust the ISO and shutter speed while the aperture is fixed at f4.4.

    • Videos in 4K @ 25/30/50fps, 1080p @ 25/30/50fps are now supported and users can film in both PRO Mode and manual mode. 

    • Focus performance has also been optimized for filming videos with the Tele Camera.

  • Hasselblad Camera:

    • HLG color profile was added for greater quality while filming; users should note that HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is a form of HDR video that retains more information in the highlights and shadows. This allows editors to get the most out of the footage in their color correction process compared to a standard video color profile.

    • HLG and D-Log color profiles can be used when shooting MasterShots and QuickShots
    • The recent update allows the Hasselblad camera to support slow-motion video recordings of 1080p @ 200fps.

    • Finally, the camera supports up to 3X digital zoom in normal video mode, compared to the 2X zoom from before.

These updates allow users to unleash the potential of their Mavic 3 drones, justifying the initial hefty price tag. Those who waited to buy their Mavic 3 can enjoy a discount from the latest permanent price drop.

Check out the Mavic 3 series here. 

Here’s a complete summary of all the updates: 
  • Added switch to the tele camera in photo mode, includes single shot, AEB, burst and timed shot, supports  JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW photo format, and ISO and shutter speed settings. 
  • Added switch to the tele camera in video mode, supports 4K@25/30/50fps, 1080p@25/30/50fps  format, and ISO and shutter speed settings. 
  • Added HLG for the Hasselblad camera. 
  • Added 1080p/200fps to Slow Motion when using the Hasselblad camera. 
  • Added HLG and D-Log to shoot MasterShots and QuickShots (not including Asteroid). 
  • Digital zoom reaches up to 3x in normal video mode when using the Hasselblad camera. 
  • Added support to FocusTrack, QuickShots (not including Asteroid), MasterShots, and Hyperlapse for the aircraft when the Wide-Angle Lens is mounted. 
  • Added ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT format to the Hasselblad camera of Mavic 3 Cine.
  • Added one-second option to interval time setting when using Hyperlapse on Mavic 3 Cine. 
  • Added DJI Mavic 3 D-Log to Rec.709 vivid LUT, providing a more vivid color effect. Download the LUT  via http://www.dji.com/mavic-3/downloads. 
  • Added Nifty option for Bypassing when using APAS 5.0. Refer to the Mavic 3 User Manual v1.6 for details. 
  • Added Reset All Settings and Clear All Data options. Refer to the Mavic 3 User Manual v1.6 for details. 
  • Added support for Japanese RID requirements. 
  • Increased Home Point refresh rate. 
  • Optimized the focus performance when recording with the tele camera. 
  • Optimized the stability of the aircraft when shooting a Hyperlapse. 
  • Fixed issue: unable to use Hyperlapse when flying near a Flight Altitude Limit Zone.

Topics: SMART CONTROLLER, New Release, Mavic 3, DJI Mavic 3, DJI OM 5, drone photography, DJI Mavic Series Drones, Firmware Update