Rumors: DJI Mavic 3 Pro and Inspire 3
So, this brings us to the expectations for next year, 2020. What do we know and what are the DJI Mavic 3 Pro rumors and Inspire 3 whispers? Well, let’s continue with the DJI Mavic 3 Pro. This drone is expected to be released at the end of January next year. It will include ADS-B as DJI announced earlier, and it will have a much-improved camera. Even though we do not have any information as of yet about the sensor size and the type of shutter DJI might use, we fully expect foldable unmanned aircraft to have a 1-inch sensor that will provide much-improved video quality over the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, and even better than what you get out of the current Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.
Do the DJI Mavic 3 Pro rumors include a Zoom version?
In the DJI Mavic 3 Pro rumors, there is little information on whether DJI will continue with its dual Mavic line-up and will launch a Mavic 3 Pro and a Mavic 3 Zoom. We do know that they are currently testing the camera for the Mavic 3 Pro. But will there be a Zoom version as well?
One solution might be that DJI would combine the Pro and the Zoom and simply call it the new Mavic 3 with a better camera and zoom lens. Even though this is a tempting idea, we think this is unlikely. We believe it will be more realistic that DJI keeps the Mavic 2 Zoom and positions the new Mavic 3 Pro above it.
Actually, we would not be surprised to see DJI continuing both the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro, while launching the new Mavic 3 Pro. Just like they kept selling the original Mavic Pro after introducing the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom. DJI would basically be taking a page out to the Apple iPhone marketing playbook where older models are still available at lower prices, while new phones are being introduced. To mimic this strategy would be a smart move fro DJI, we think.
DJI Inspire 3 rumors
Then lastly, the DJI Inspire 3. Will we finally see a successor to the Inspire 2 in 2020? Yes, rumors indicate that we will. Industry insiders tell us that the Inspire 3 will be launched mid-2020 with an improved Zenmuse camera line-up, a slightly improved flight time by three to five minutes because of new batteries, ADS-B (of course), a redesigned body, and a new remote controller.
So, after a disappointing 2019 for DJI, all eyes are now aimed at 2020 and we believe it will be a big year with some big drone announcements from the Chinese drone maker. Expect a new DJI Mavic 3 Pro and a new DJI Inspire 3, but forget about the DJI Phantom 5.
The 2020 CES show starts next week in Las Vegas (January 7-10) and several photo companies will announce new gear:
- Sony has a press conference scheduled for January 6th, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST. As usual, no reliable information is available on what will be announced.
- Panasonic will also have a press event on January 6th (10:00 – 10:45 am). Expected are two new Panasonic HC-X1500 and HC-X2000 professional 4k camcorders.
- Canon will announce the EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera.
- Nikon will announce two cameras and two lenses.
- Insta360 will announce a new modular action cam and 360-degree system ONE R.