Long-time leaker Jasper Ellens just shared all the DJI Air 3 specs on Twitter. The information this time comes from a Scandinavian
Best Buy webshop. Some of the highlights are a 1/1.3-inch-CMOS sensor for both lenses, 46 minutes of flight time, 12.5-mile range with O4 transmission, 4K HDR, Omnidirectional Obstacle Avoidance, and 10-bit Dlog HLG. Keep reading for all the specs and other info on what surely promises to become a new all-time favorite DJI drone, the DJI Air 3!
Updated with DJI Air 3 dimensions on July 12, 2023.
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DJI Air 3 Fly More Combo with the DJI RC 2 specs
DJI Air 3 is a compact foldable drone with two powerful cameras – a wide-angle and a 3x medium telephoto.
Enjoy optimized flights with a 46-minute max flight time, omnidirectional obstacle sensing, and O4 video transmission. And capture breathtaking details of any scene with dual-camera 48MP photos and 4K HDR video. With the DJI Air 3, film your subjects with unlimited creativity and tell a bold visual story.
- Wide-Angle & 3× Medium Tele: Subjects that Tell a Story
- Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing: All-Around Protection
- Dual-Camera 4K/60fps HDR Videos: Effortlessly Epic Imaging
- 46-Min Max Flight Time: Extended Air Time
- Dual-Camera 48MP Photos: Superior Details
- New 04 Video Transmission: More Range with More Stability
- Drone DJI Air 3 unfolded: 10.18 x 12.83 x 4.16″ (258.8 x 326 x 105.8 mm)
- Drone DJI Air 3 in folded form: 8.14 x 3.95 x 3.58″ (207 x 100.5 x 91.1 mm)
Air 3 boasts the first dual-primary camera system of the Air series, embedding a 1/1.3-inch-CMOS wide-angle camera and a 1/1.3-inch-CMOS 3x medium tele camera in a sleek and compact body. The two cameras have the same sensor size but different focal lengths, delivering consistent image quality and more dynamic imaging possibilities.
- 2.4um Pixel Size
- 24mm Format Equivalent f/1.7 Aperture
3x Medium Tele Camera:
- 2.4um Pixel Size
- 70mm Format Equivalent f/2.8 Aperture
Dual-Camera 48MP Photos
Both cameras are capable of delivering 48MP photos filled with true-to-life details that look great and allow seamless cropping in post for those who need it.
- Wide-Angle Camera | 48 MP
- 3x Medium Tele Camera | 48 MP
Dual-Camera 4K/60fps HDR Videos
Air 3's two 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensors support dual native ISO for direct output of 4K/60fps HDR video without cropping. This means footage from either camera can be packed with rich coloring and natural lighting transitions for breathtaking and highly-accurate results.
Max Video Specification: 4K/100fps
HDR Video: Up to 4K/60fps
Color Modes: 10-bit D-Log M, 10-bit HLG
Both cameras also support 10-bit D-Log M and 10-bit HLG color modes. 10-bit D-Log M mode helps retain more highlight and shadow details for increased flexibility when editing. While 10-bit HLG mode can present a higher dynamic range, achieving excellent imaging results without color grading.
Fly Confident, Fly Safe
Extended Flight, Innovative Charging
Air 3 offers up to 46 minutes of flight time, an increase of 48% compared to the previous generation. This provides plenty of time to explore, adjust compositions, and get the shots you want, all during a single flight.
- Improvement Over Previous Generation: 48%
- Max Flight Time: 46 minutes
The new battery charging hub
The new battery charging hub supports an innovative power transfer function. Simply press and hold the function button to transfer the remaining power from multiple batteries to the battery with the highest remaining power, giving you a more fully charged battery in situations where charging options are limited.
Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
An omnidirectional sensing system enables comprehensive environmental awareness, allowing Air 3 to detect obstacles in all directions. When obstacles are detected, Air 3 can use APAS 5.0 to perform smoother avoidance movements for a safer overall flight experience. Even complete beginners can now fly with confidence and execute creative ideas with enhanced safety.
- Horizontal Omnidirectional Vision System
- Upward Vision System
- Downward Vision System
- Downward ToF Sensor
04 Video Transmission
The next-gen 04 video transmission system empowers Air 3 with dramatically enhanced transmission performance. It provides a max range of 20 km 8] with increased stability, and a 1080p/60fps max-quality live feed to ensure ultra-smooth viewing and operating.
Intelligent Features to Fly Inspired
FocusTrack keeps you or your subject easily in the center of the frame. The 3x medium tele camera unlocks a unique sense of spatial compression when highlighting subjects. This updated tracking performance, combined with omnidirectional obstacle sensing, lets you get intelligent, well-planned shots whenever and wherever you need them.
- Spotlight 2.0
- ActiveTrack 5.0
- Point of Interest 3.0
QuickShots empower Air 3 with creative camera movement options like Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Boomerang, and Asteroid.
2.7K Vertical Shooting
Air 3 supports 2.7K vertical shooting with both cameras, giving vertical footage a superbly dynamic look when capturing landscapes or subjects. The 2.7K vertical shot output directly from the 4:3 CMOS delivers clips that are optimized for smartphone viewing and ready to share on social media without any cropping needed in post.
- Wide-Angle Camera
- 3× Medium Tele Camera
MasterShots allows Air 3 to automatically perform diverse camera movements, shooting multiple clips and editing them with music, cuts, and effects for fast and simplified cinematic footage.
Thanks to an advanced noise reduction algorithm, Air 3 can capture noise-free footage at up to 4K/30fps in low-light environments or at night.
Select from four options, including Free, Circle, Course Lock, and Waypoint to capture timelapse footage at up to 4K horizontally or 2.7K vertically.
Select 4K/100fps or 1080p/100fps to directly record a 4x slow-motion video.
In single-shot mode, Air 3 uses SmartPhoto 3.0 by default, which can automatically select among HDR, hyperlight, and scene recognition according to the scenario for better imaging results. In HDR DNG format, the camera can record a larger dynamic range with built-in contrast enhancement. The image file can achieve JPG-level quality in post-editing software, reducing the difficulty of post-production.
Quickly download photos and videos from the aircraft to your smartphone through a wireless connection, saving time and effort.
Connect to Air 3 wirelessly via the LightCut app on your smartphone for expanded creative options such as One-Tap Edit. There is no need to download all the footage during the process, which helps save storage space on your mobile device.
Intelligently selects clips based on composition and flight path and automatically matches optimal template options and sound effects to generate a quick and effortlessly cinematic video.
Enjoy a tilt-shift effect with just one tap. Apply this feature to footage shot with the 3x medium tele camera for even more dramatic results.
Hyper-Advanced Shooting Waypoint
For the first time ever, the Waypoint feature is now available on the DJI Air series. Plan flight routes and shooting actions for DJI Air 3 in advance to achieve difficult camera movements and stunning one-takes. You can also save flight routes to repeat the same movement with precision at a later time or date, opening the door to long-duration timelapse shots that capture transitions like day to night or season to season.
Photos and specs courtesy of Jasper Ellens.
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