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DJI Has Released A More Affordable Mavic 3 Drone

The company’s new Mavic 3 Classic shares plenty of the original Mavic 3’s best features, but at a far more affordable price point.

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DJI has just added a new model to its drone lineup, the Mavic 3 Classic, which is positioned as a more accessible variant of the popular Mavic 3 machine. The latest drone boasts many of the flagship’s best features, but at a more welcoming price for newcomers.

The Mavic 3 Classic costs $1,469 for the base unit, though this will end up at more like $1,599 or $1,749 when teamed with either a DJI RC-N1 or DJI RC controller, respectively. Though it’s unlikely many buyers will take the option, it should be noted that the new drone will also be compatible with the company’s RC Pro controller.

So what do you get for the Classic’s asking price? The new budget model loses the additional telephoto lens of the original Mavic 3 drone but offers the same 4/3 CMOS 20-megapixel camera, O3 Plus transmission system, and 46-minute flight time.

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The Mavic 3 Classic’s 24mm equivalent lens can record video at 5.1K / 50fps, 4K / 60fps, and 1080p / 60fps using H.264 and H.265 encoding, while slo-mo footage can be captured at 4K / 120fps and 1080p / 200fps. If you want to download images and video directly from the drone, you’ll enjoy 80MB per second transfer speeds when using a Wi-Fi 6 connection.

Newbie Friendly Features

The Mavic 3 Classic looks to be the perfect drone for newcomers to the hobby, sporting features like automated quick shots and a cruise control feature for nervous pilots. When in this mode, the drone flies at a set constant speed, allowing you to focus on photography without the risk of a crash.

The drone can independently plan its own routes to weave around hazards, thanks to eight visual sensors feeding information to an APAS 5.0 obstacle avoidance system. Like many other models, it can also return to home when a connection is lost or if the battery pack is running low.

Availability And Regulations

The Mavic 3 Classic is available now, though you’ll have to check local regulations to ensure it’s legal in your region. In Europe, for example, drone pilots can fly the Mavic 3 Classic in the A1 Open Category without obtaining a remote piloting license.

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PowerSchool Launches Arab Version Of Its EdTech Platform

The cloud-based solution is now available to Middle Eastern users, helping schools with administrative, communication, and classroom workflows.

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PowerSchool, a leading cloud-based education software provider, today announced the launch of newly translated and localized solutions for the UAE and wider Gulf Coast and Middle East region.

Native-Arabic speaking educators will now be able to accomplish critical administrative, communication and classroom workflows using newly-updated Arabic translations, as well as access a right-to-left oriented interface, Hijri calendar overlay, and more.

PowerSchool’s platform is able to log student records and create reports in their native language, while teachers can now create enhanced, personalized lessons for their students and digital forms for parents.

powerschool edtech arabic interface

Finally, PowerSchool’s multi-language AI-powered assistant is also in development, and the company plans to launch the tool in the Middle East in the near future.

“With the UAE and other GCC countries prioritizing digital transformation in education, we are pleased to announce the availability of our educational and operational products in Arabic,” revealed Stewart Monk, Senior Vice President & General Manager, International at PowerSchool. “This also aligns with our commitment to provide mission-critical support to education leaders to provide personalized learning for students globally”.

Also Read: Top Free AI Chatbots Available In The Middle East

Along with the launch of a new Dubai office in 2023, PowerSchool seems highly invested in localized Arabic products. The latest announcement from the company strongly signals its commitment to the Middle East and GCC, and comes after the publication of its 2024 Education Focus Report, which takes a deep dive into the region’s education trends and developments.

“PowerSchool’s commitment to providing Arabic localization across its products reflects an understanding of their diverse user base and their commitment to inclusivity,” explained Mohammed Essam, PowerSchool Lead at ESOL Education. “This investment can lead to closer collaboration with educational institutions in the Middle East, fostering innovation and progress in the education sector. Overall, this is a promising direction that could benefit both PowerSchool and the educational community in the region”.

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