A DJI Mavic 3 aerial 360 photo was posted by Aveos, a professional drone operator based in Poland.
DJI Mavic 3 (previewed here) is the new flagship consumer drone from the leading drone manufacturer DJI. It is the first consumer drone to have a Micro Four Thirds size sensor. With the larger sensor, photos have a higher dynamic range, bit depth, and signal-to-noise ratio.
Many people use drones for videos but they are also used for photography, including aerial panoramas. Most DJI drones support a 360 photo mode. However, the Mavic 3’s current firmware doesn’t have a 360 photo mode yet, which DJI has promised in a firmware update in January 2022.
That hasn’t stopped Aveos, a Polish professional drone operator, from taking a 360 photo manually. Here’s a link to the photo.
The result seems to show very good dynamic range, particularly with highlights. The detail is quite good, although it is hard to tell how much it exceeds the detail of a 360 photo from the Air 2S. Please note that the photo was uploaded to Google Photos, which may reduce the image quality. I also don’t know if Aveos shot in JPG or Raw.
I have the Mavic 3, which arrived just yesterday, and will be posting a review.