DJI Mavic 3 Classic might cost less than $1,400 when it’s released on October 27th

The DJI Mavic 3 Classic is anticipated to go on sale on October 27th for around $1,400, possibly even less. Earlier today, we shared these photos from DealsDrone showing the new DJI drone.

Additionally, the Classic was listed in FCC filings, providing further proof that the new DJI camera drone is definitely on its way.

Then, we learned from a seasoned, trustworthy source that the new DJI drone's release is indeed just weeks away.

DJI Mavic 3 Classic release date October 27th

The significantly less expensive DJI Mavic 3 Classic is scheduled to go on sale on October 27th, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The DJI Mavic 3 Classic is a more scaled-back version of the DJI Mavic 3. In contrast to the M3, the DJI Mavic 3 Classic will only have one camera. The specifications are likely to be the same as those of the Mavic 3's main camera.

To appeal to a broader market, DJI has made less expensive versions of existing camera drones in recent years. We saw this with the DJI Mini SE. And now we're seeing it with the Mavic 3 Classic.

DJI's flagship camera drone for serious drone enthusiasts and professionals is the DJI Mavic 3. It is an expensive drone at nearly $2,000, so it makes a lot of sense to introduce a slightly stripped-down, more affordable version.

While DJI waited nearly a year to release the less expensive DJI Mavic 3 Classic, presumably to maximize profits on the sale of the M3 and M3 Cine, the drone maker is now set to release the DJI Mavic 3 Classic on October 27th.

While we are less enthusiastic about DJI's emphasis on profits, we are excited to see a lower-cost version of the M3 hit the market because it will enable more people to get into the drone hobby and possibly even make a career out of it.

Despite the lack of a second camera with a telelens, the DJI Mavic 3 Classic will provide you with everything you need in a camera drone to get started and, if desired, turn your hobby into a business or career. Mark your calendars for October 27th!

Are you looking forward to the DJI Mavic 3 Classic? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Haye Kesteloo
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  1. So they will release the same product but with only the MFT camera, and yet the rest will not only stay the same but will get the better RC controller with screen, and all for $600 more like $850 when you factor in the cost of the new screen controller from the mini 3, so this is a massive decrease in cost and virtually nothing to lose, the telephoto camera is for the most part garbage anyway….

    • Yes. No way the 2nd camera justifies the price delta. It seems that @DJIGlobal first focuses on margins, and when sales decline, they shift to volume by introducing a slightly dressed-down version for considerably less. Clever strategy for highly competitive consumer electronics.

      • This is just the price of the drone-correct. The combo offerings and warranty could add another $800.00 to the bottom line. Thanks.

  2. I love my mavic 3 , the zoom is just okay I’m hoping with all the new models of the mavic 3 coming out that improvements to the original will come down the tube other wise if I hadn’t already had the Air2s and the M3 I would be jumping all over the classic knowing the limitations of the m3 standard .to me the zoom is more for looking and after around 12x isn’t much for photos and definitely not for video at least until like I said maybe firmware updates

  3. I do not read in this article if this drone is FAA remote ID ready which begins September 16, 2023. It could be an expensive mistake if it is not ID ready. Or, is DJI going to charge us to get ID ready compliant software or attachment.

  4. I have the Mavic 3. It is great with its range & camera. However, made a mistake in purchasing w/o SDK for waypoints.
    I’m wondering if DJI has any intention to include or if they are trying to force us to purchase Enterprise or more expensive Products for mapping.

  5. I wanted to go for the Mavic 3 but now since this “Classic” version is being released… I might opt in to get one.

  6. I honestly don’t think the 27th will happen now, we would most certainly have heard of a sneak peak teaser from DJI by now
    Could now be November….

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