Don't Wait For The DJI Mavic 3 – I'll Explain Why

The rumors about the new DJI Mavic 3 have been swirling around the web ever since the Mavic 2 was released and a lot of fliers are waiting to make it their first drone. In this clip I explain why waiting for the Mavic 3 is a big mistake and give you some insight on what it might look like. Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks again for watching!

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48 Comments

  1. Beam's Hobby Shack on April 1, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I agree with you Rick. I say buy what you want now and get what you want later. We’ll never have it all and we won’t live long enough to get it all either.

  2. Nola Drone life_ on April 1, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    No rush here more time to save the money lol,besides really loving the MA2

  3. K-Numerique on April 1, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Really liked your video and the way you gave some insight to the Enginerring logic behind the scenes. You also strike me as really cool guy! Stay flying! Liked and subscribed!

  4. Muhammed Hafiz on April 1, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    But, isn’t it waiting for mavic mini 2 is a better option?

  5. DB Cooper on April 1, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Mavic 4 is going to be great

  6. TAPP Channel on April 1, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    a lot of drones… Whats your favorite for a commercial footage in 2020??

  7. Douglas Owens on April 1, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Nah, I’ll fly my mavic pro till the 3 comes out.

  8. Brandon on April 1, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Just bought the mavic air 2 and also bought best but geek squad protection for any extra 300 dollars ontop of the combo pack. Can anyone truly recommend the protection plan or is it a waste of 300 dollars please help!

  9. Reginald Johnson on April 1, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    I have the Mavic 2 Zoom! I ordered it from DJI and was flying it a week Later! I ordered a Skydio 2 back in September and just got it in January! Go figure!

  10. Theo Vv on April 1, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    With the still average camera quality on drones due to small sensor sizes, an upgrade to the mavic 3 is very worth it! It could give way better photos if it has a larger sensor.

  11. cweb1988 on April 1, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    If Skydio and EVO can sell it for about the same price as the Mavic 2 Pro then they better not raise the Mavic 3’s price.

  12. Kenny Wheelus on April 1, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I like the mini an the mavic air 2,but o choose the mini because it’s more affordable for me,o know it doesn’t have the sensors like it’s prodecessors,but I’ll upgrade to a autel evo 2,soon,o like some of its features over the mavics,like you don’t have to have your phone always when you wanna fly,the controller has a built-in screen so you can see,the phone or ipad simply allows you a bigger picture to see when flying, also I like how you can get different camera styles for your drone such as infrared for night vision an for serch an rescue missions or whatever, if they had improved the follow me mode or tracking mode,then the autel evo 2 is the best almost by far next to the mavic 2 pro an mavic air 2,just some of my thoughts an I do like the skydio 2 as well.

  13. Michael R. on April 1, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you so much for this. Mavic 2 it shall be 🙂

  14. MrJackHackney on April 1, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Lol. Yes the DJI tech was reverse engineered from a flying saucer that crashed in Roswell China after the aliens ignored the low battery warnings on their spaceship.

  15. Pricop George Cătălin on April 1, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Hi, by any chance, any update on Mavic 3 ?

  16. LIFE107, FAMILY, FITNESS, BOXING, TRAVEL & HEALTH on April 1, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Subscribed

  17. Airhead Drone Services on April 1, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    The controller on the Zoom and 2 Pro are outdated as well as the flight time. Im sure that the 3 will have image stabilization, interchangeable lenses, optical zoom, and a host of other features that will be more than "incremental." Young pilots today lack patience and I can verify this as a commercial UAS consultant and flight instructor. A Mavic 2 Pro or zoom shouldn’t be a first drone period. The Mini and Air 2 are great "starter" drones. I suspect the Mavic 3 to be released by the summer or fall of next year and you will see a lot of impatient buyers kicking themselves because they didn’t wait.

  18. Adventure Jones on April 1, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Lidar is coming next for aerial photography and 3D scanning

  19. LIFE107, FAMILY, FITNESS, BOXING, TRAVEL & HEALTH on April 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Great video

  20. Steve Robinson on April 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    You missed something that is a big improvement on the Mavic 3 – 40 MINUTES FLIGHT TIME. What other drone does that other than those aeroplane type drones that cost 10k, plus 10-12km range with M3.

  21. TAPP Channel on April 1, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Mavic2Pro or P4Pv2 in late 2020?? Which one would you choose?

  22. Simon Blackburn on April 1, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you, Rick, that answered a lot of questions for me! MA2 it is then!

  23. Supernova Stories on April 1, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I will sell my mavic 2 for 70% price and buy the new mavic 3 if its good
    Bit I think i don’t need more.

  24. Grant Gilding on April 1, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Fantastic video and insight. For me I’m the new owner ( 3 weeks ) of a refurbished as new mavic 1 , my first ever drone and love it. I can see myself flying this for the next year at least , by then the 2 would prob drop in price and I’ll upgrade

    Thanks again from Melbourne Australia.

  25. Duane Reed on April 1, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I am looking at the Skydio 2 and the Evo2.I have the Mini 2 as my 1st drone.The camera specs are fine.Not looking for any better.I’m not lookin for follow me being used in amongst the trees and down foot paths following a bike though i would be flying amongst field edges and amongst tree tops so the Skydio and it’s capabilities aren’t really needed.Now i want OA on top bottom sides and front n back.I don’t want to fly up against the edge of a wooded area and have to either back out or turn around then raise up.I realize wires and small hardwood branches aren’t always seen.I realize a drone flying at a high speed close to the ground can be affected by the forward sensors as i have seen it happen.The Autel evo 2 seems to be what i’m leaning towards as the Mavic Air 2 lacks some sensors.I have heard of twising on the arms of the Autel and a few firmware bugs that will probably be updated down the rd.What’s your opinion on my next drone? Skydio is kinda out of my range once you buy the controller etc.Any help is appreciated.Can you sell me on this Evo2?Thx

  26. Mikael Turnip on April 1, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Love this channel. Thanks, man.

  27. Mark Lawrence on April 1, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    The epiphany im waiting for. Aside from the drop in price, nothing really holds me back to buy one. Thank you for these insights.

  28. LIFE107, FAMILY, FITNESS, BOXING, TRAVEL & HEALTH on April 1, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Which is better, the DJI Mavic AIR 2 or DJI Mavic Pro?

  29. Tengu-1 on April 1, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Just 5 years ago, you would get your head bit off on some forum boards if you referred to these as "drones". _IT’S A UAV! IT’S A QUADCOPTER NOT A DRONE, GET IT RIGHT!_ My how times changed in such a short span…thankfully.

  30. Mandal Mandal on April 1, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I will wait for mavic 2 pro to get down in price, maybe get used.

  31. Just Another YouTube Channel on April 1, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    The example which you gave regarding "Revolutionary" & "Evolutionary" was fantastic! Appreciate it. Respect from Calcutta, India.

  32. SunTzu192 on April 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    In the EU we have a new regulatory framework where a new drone classification system will give pilots a lot more freedom with regards to flying closer to uninvolved people. So this new certification will nake waiting a better idea imo

  33. Duane Reed on April 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I dont need a better camera or video than i have on my Mini 2. I’m wanting a lil better OA. I’m waiting for the next DJI? Why? I think what i need is already on the market with the Air 2 or Evo 2. Wait for this, wait for that.I do however like the better range of the Evo 2. In midcoast Maine if i fly my Mini 2 300 yds and drop below the tree line into the next field i’m in the red. I need more range even after my add on antenna. I’m talkin winter time with no leaves on the trees.

  34. Terry Shrives on April 1, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    No way I’m paying for the mavic 3s heavy price tag. These guy’s just keep jacking the price up. I’m happy with the Mavic air 2, all except the geo zones.

  35. Crowds Favorite on April 1, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    The best drone would definitely be mavic air 2 for anyone asking. Amazon sells them and they arrive fast. I got mine a week after release and no regrets whatsoever.

  36. Mac Gyver on April 1, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I predict the ‘revolution’ to be fpv functionality, maybe a tri-prop upgrade?

  37. Jam Man on April 1, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    The only reason DJI hadn’t released a Mavic 3 is because they are waiting to see what competitors are doing.

  38. Kaisersozze on April 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I will wait for the Mavic 3.

  39. Jesse Amaya on April 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    My feelings on the matter is I’m getting a pro 2 in about a month and watch the 3 when it comes out. If it’s compelling enough I’ll get one in about a year, give it time to get most of the kinks sorted out. Just got a mini 2 and am living it. Funny but as far as image quality goes it a big step up from my yuneec typhoon h. Easier to launch and fly and more stable.

  40. Hedley Thorne on April 1, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    What would make me upgrade from Mavic 2 Pro to Mavic 3? Two things. 1) Full frame camera sensor and 2) built in optical zoom. Otherwise I feel like I already have the perfect flying platform with a great camera.

  41. buzzikea on April 1, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    this is what revolutionary is for andold dude – lasers… LMAO. I think this grandpa is a little too old to talk technologies, impressed he knows about drones in general.

  42. izoyt on April 1, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    evo 2 was revolution? it is just bulky copy of mavic 2, lol (that actually copied while mavic 2 series). and by the way, you can actually swap zoom and pro gimbal on mavic 2 platform by yourself without any bigger problem..

  43. Michail Louvranos on April 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    It is now January 2021 I am planning to buy a drone probably the next 6 months! Will it be wise to buy the Mavic 2 for the summer of 2020? I live in Greece and I have a lot of great places to go but still not the money for this.

  44. The life of Riley on April 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Nothing new…my GoPro karma has swappable cameras…

  45. Pen Shon on April 1, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    It doesn’t matter how fast u speak if u keep repeating mindless cliches like “i will talk about that later” “.. which is wonderful ??” “Everything is amazing ..”

  46. Steven Greenwalt on April 1, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    If you could just breed the blue one with the orange one you would have it made. I want an evo-skydio

  47. Tank 62 on April 1, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    You are so right, a drone and get it up. But what about the rumors of new drone laws and how is that going to effect the market? Like I just purchased the Autel EVO 2 I have the 1 and a DJI Mavic 2 zoom and the way things look fly sky is going to be limited

  48. Thomas Smith on April 1, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Rick i need your help..!! I’ve had my mini for 6-7 months now.( just before mini2 !) My problem is I CANNOT get the quick shot options.??? Just NOT THERE. I’ve deleted and reinstalled still no quick shots ?? HELP.. !!

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