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New firmware gives the DJI Mavic 3 the features that were promised at launch


After the success of the DJI Mavic 2 and the “collaboration” (pretty much an acquisition) with Hasselblad, many folks were excited to see what would come in updated Mavic 3 models. And when it was officially announced in November, many jumped on that pre-order bandwagon. But upon receiving their drones, a few were disappointed stating that many of the features promised in DJI’s marketing weren’t there.

DJI did say that they’d be releasing an update in January, but the consumer market has learned to not count its chickens in the electronics world when it comes to firmware updates. DJI has made good on their promise, though with a new v01.00.0500 firmware update, available to both Android and iOS devices as well as desktop users.

DJI has provided instructions on how to update the firmware in the form of the above video and here are the patch notes for the new v01.00.0500 firmware and the features it adds:


  • Date: 2022.01.24
  • Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.0500
  • Remote Controller: v04.13.0500
  • DJI Fly App iOS: v1.5.8
  • DJI Fly App Android: v1.5.8

What’s New?

  • Added QuickShots including Dronie, Rocket, Circle, Helix, Boomerang, and Asteroid.
  • Added Panorama mode, capable of capturing in high resolution.
  • Added burst shooting.
  • Added digital zoom for normal video mode.
  • Added Color Display Assist for D-Log.
  • Added 4K/60fps and manual EI adjustment for MasterShots.
  • Added QuickTransfer.
  • Added zoom and D-Log for FocusTrack when recording video.
  • Added support to set RTH altitude for Advanced RTH.
  • Added USB mode for Mavic 3 Cine for copying data.
  • Optimized accuracy of color correction.
  • Increased image sharpness of Tele camera when shooting at high magnification.
  • Optimized image area for Timelapse photos.
  • Added support to DJI RC Pro to output clean HDMI footage.
  • Added support for DJI RC Pro to cache video and download original video to an external SD card.
  • Added support to use DJI RC Pro with DJI Air 2S.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.


  • Added features require DJI Fly v1.5.8 or later.
  • USB mode will be disabled after updating firmware. Users can enable USB mode again in DJI Fly.
  • If the update fails, restart aircraft, remote controller, and DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 (Consumer Drones Series), and retry.

The new firmware is available now and your DJI Mavic 3 can be updated using the DJI Assistant 2 app on your computer or v1.5.8 of the DJI Fly app on your iOS or Android device.


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