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Mavic 3 vs Mavic 3 Classic
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The Mavic 3 seems very expensive drone anymore when compared with Mavic 3 Classic. I hope we can see additional futures for that very expensive telephoto lens and maybe other improvements over Mavic 3 Classic. Otherwise, I will be unhappy to buy the expensive one and also most of people will buy the telephoto cropped version instead of Mavic 3.
2022-11-3
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TonyPHX
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I don't think there is a big reason to be unhappy.  Apart from the telephoto, these are essentially the same drone.  Given the year difference in release timing, the price difference is not unexpected.  M3 sales were clearly hindered by DJI trying to drive the price point higher on their "flagship" drone.  They could discount the original model, which would also irk early buyers.  This seems like a way to preserve value of the top of the line, and put another offer out there.  DJI wins either way.  It is a really good business strategy.  
2022-11-3
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2022-11-5
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KokoFresha
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The real questions about the MAVIC 3 Classic are:
1. Is there an improvement in the GPS of the MAVIC 3 Classic?
2. Is the camera identical to that of the original MAVIC 3? Does the lens cover the sensor in photo mode and 4/3 ratio in RAW mode?
3. Is there a difference in the behavior of the obstacle avoidance system?
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Labroides
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KokoFresha Posted at 11-5 04:33
The real questions about the MAVIC 3 Classic are:
1. Is there an improvement in the GPS of the MAVIC 3 Classic?
2. Is the camera identical to that of the original MAVIC 3? Does the lens cover the sensor in photo mode and 4/3 ratio in RAW mode?

1. Is there an improvement in the GPS of the MAVIC 3 Classic?
It would be unrealistic to expect it to be any different.
The GPS system in the Mavic 3 works perfectly, what improvement would you want?

2. Is the camera identical to that of the original MAVIC 3?
Of course it is.
Why would DJI go to the expense of developing a new camera?

3. Is there a difference in the behavior of the obstacle avoidance system?
Why would there be?

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Labroides Posted at 11-5 04:43
1. Is there an improvement in the GPS of the MAVIC 3 Classic?
It would be unrealistic to expect it to be any different.
The GPS system in the Mavic 3 works perfectly, what improvement would you want?

All three points were features that were heavily advertised a year ago. And they turned out to be not as good as advertised...
More than half a year ago I claimed that there would be a MAVIC 3S . .A part of the forum laughed at me - now MAVIC 3 S is a fact (called Classic).
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KokoFresha Posted at 11-5 06:03
All three points were features that were heavily advertised a year ago. And they turned out to be not as good as advertised...
More than half a year ago I claimed that there would be a MAVIC 3S . .A part of the forum laughed at me - now MAVIC 3 S is a fact (called Classic).

That was a much different M3 drone being rumored, it was an S version and articles are still available on the internet . It was to have an upgraded camera a removable SSD hard drive an optical zoom. The classic is cheaper version it has the same 4/3 Camera no zoom camera, basically an SE model.
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TonyPHX Posted at 11-3 05:44
I don't think there is a big reason to be unhappy.  Apart from the telephoto, these are essentially the same drone.  Given the year difference in release timing, the price difference is not unexpected.  M3 sales were clearly hindered by DJI trying to drive the price point higher on their "flagship" drone.  They could discount the original model, which would also irk early buyers.  This seems like a way to preserve value of the top of the line, and put another offer out there.  DJI wins either way.  It is a really good business strategy.

It would make a good back up drone particularly if you only need the drone. I have 2 spare RCN1 controllers , need something to go with them …
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KokoFresha Posted at 11-5 06:03
All three points were features that were heavily advertised a year ago. And they turned out to be not as good as advertised...
More than half a year ago I claimed that there would be a MAVIC 3S . .A part of the forum laughed at me - now MAVIC 3 S is a fact (called Classic).

All three points were features that were heavily advertised a year ago. And they turned out to be not as good as advertised.
What's not good about the GPS and main camera?
They seem to be pretty good in my experience.
Is there an issue with Obstacle Avoidance?
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Huginn Kenningar
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M3 Classic is just the M3 without the tele lens. IMO is funny enough to spend the extra money
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KokoFresha
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Labroides Posted at 11-5 14:55
All three points were features that were heavily advertised a year ago. And they turned out to be not as good as advertised.
What's not good about the GPS and main camera?
They seem to be pretty good in my experience.

The lens cannot cover the sensor in photo mode, 4/3 ratio. Take a RAW photo and open it without distortion control and you'll see the shading at the corners. The image is sometimes is too sharp, especially visible in trees. I mean photo mode, not video.
GPS - for me, the cold start is firmly over 1 minute. Yes, they've improved it significantly, but I suspect it's at the expense of accuracy.
The obstacle avoidance system is a disappointment. I have so many fake triggers that I am considering turning her off permanently.
If on these 3 points there are no improvements in MAVIC 3 Classic, then it is pointless, because the price is not attractive enough!
2022-11-6
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KokoFresha Posted at 11-6 02:29
The lens cannot cover the sensor in photo mode, 4/3 ratio. Take a RAW photo and open it without distortion control and you'll see the shading at the corners. The image is sometimes is too sharp, especially visible in trees. I mean photo mode, not video.
GPS - for me, the cold start is firmly over 1 minute. Yes, they've improved it significantly, but I suspect it's at the expense of accuracy.
The obstacle avoidance system is a disappointment. I have so many fake triggers that I am considering turning her off permanently.

The lens cannot cover the sensor in photo mode, 4/3 ratio.
Is that a problem?
I've been shooting with the M3 for 6 months and the results are very good.

GPS - for me, the cold start is firmly over 1 minute. Yes, they've improved it significantly, but I suspect it's at the expense of accuracy.
A minute for a cold start is normal and the accuracy is fine.

The obstacle avoidance system is a disappointment. I have so many fake triggers that I am considering turning her off permanently.
I don't have that problem because I have had OA disabled from day 1.
It's just a gimmick,  If OA is needed, I'm flying in the wrong location.

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KokoFresha Posted at 11-5 06:03
All three points were features that were heavily advertised a year ago. And they turned out to be not as good as advertised...
More than half a year ago I claimed that there would be a MAVIC 3S . .A part of the forum laughed at me - now MAVIC 3 S is a fact (called Classic).

You and about 75% of everyone on here and Mavic Forums KNEW there would be another iteration of the M3.  No need to toot your horn.  lol
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My M3 Cine's cold start times for GPS are always 30 seconds or less following their updates.
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