Mavic 3 launch may be delayed as Autel EVO II sales are not hurting DJI

The Mavic 3 launch may be delayed as the sales of the Autel EVO II are not hurting DJI as much as you might have expected, given the specs on Autel's latest drones.

Mavic 3 launch may be delayed

Many drone hobbyists and commercial drone pilots are eagerly waiting for the release and launch of the drone. And while we still believe that there is a very good chance of this drone being released this summer, there are also rumors that the Mavic 3 may be held back. The reason being is that the sales of the EVO II 8K and EVO II Pro drones are not hurting DJI's sales as much as anticipated.

Drones that currently compete with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro are the new Autel drones as well as the Skydio 2. However, both and have had problems fulfilling customers' orders in time for these two drones. So even though the EVO II and drones compete with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro on specifications, they're not hurting DJI's sales as much as expected. This has allegedly resulted in DJI contemplating if they should push back the launch of the DJI Mavic 3 to later this year or even next year.

Mavic 3 Launch May Be Delayed As Autel Evo Ii Sales Are Not Hurting Dji 1

Mavic 2 Pro soft 4K video

We certainly hope that this will not be the case because the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is almost two years old by now and is due for a replacement. Every time I shoot 4K video with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and compare the footage with the and the Pro, I am disappointed by the softness of the 4K videos. The video recording capabilities for the -branded M2P could be and should be better. Hence, I can't wait for the successor of the DJI Mavic 3 to come out.

A DJI Mavic 3 with the improved Ocusync 2.0 from the Mavic Air 2, 360-degree obstacle avoidance, a micro-four-thirds camera with interchangeable lenses, and high-quality video recording capabilities would make 2020 a great year for drones!

Exciting plans may indicate Mavic 3 launch

In response to my ‘Game of Drones' article, DJI did say that the drone maker has ‘more exciting plans for the remainder of 2020‘. That surely gives me hope. Let me know what you think about the upcoming Mavic 3 in the comments below.

Happy Friday and happy flying!

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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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  1. If you are getting soft 4k video from a Mavic 2 Pro then something is wrong. We have done numerous side by side tests with a Phantom 4 Pro and the video quality is damned near identical. We you add in D-LOG at 10 bit color, it performs even better than a Phantom 4 Pro.

    • Interesting. Do you have Any files you could share? Unfortunately, my experience is different. I have flown various M2Ps and P4Ps And the Phantom consistently showed better video footage regardless of the settings I have used.

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