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Macic 3 Classic - low sharpness

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Hello,

I recently purchased Mavic 3 Classic to replace my Air 2s. Mavic 3 Classic has a larger sensor and it would seem that it should give a better picture, but I was immediately very disappointed in the quality of the picture. My Air 2s produced much sharper video.
I am attaching a link with samples of photos and videos in original quality. Please check their quality, especially the low sharpness.
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Is this normal for Mavic 3 or did I buy a faulty device? I'm completely confused.
 
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Hello,

I recently purchased Mavic 3 Classic to replace my Air 2s. Mavic 3 Classic has a larger sensor and it would seem that it should give a better picture, but I was immediately very disappointed in the quality of the picture. My Air 2s produced much sharper video.
I am attaching a link with samples of photos and videos in original quality. Please check their quality, especially the low sharpness.
samples
Is this normal for Mavic 3 or did I buy a faulty device? I'm completely confused.
The video was shot in low light as were many of the pictures you took .
There is not doubt that the pictures coming straight out of the Mavic 3 are not as refined as the Air 2S .
But just few tweaks in the settings are your up an running, I dont see anything wrong with your Mavic 3 Classic except that your shooting in low light with a broad focus .

Take a minute to fly in front of some tree leaves and really see what your camera is doing and I think you will find them very close .

Phantomrain.org
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The video was shot in low light as were many of the pictures you took .
There is not doubt that the pictures coming straight out of the Mavic 3 are not as refined as the Air 2S .
But just few tweaks in the settings are your up an running, I dont see anything wrong with your Mavic 3 Classic except that your shooting in low light with a broad focus .

Take a minute to fly in front of some tree leaves and really see what your camera is doing and I think you will find them very close .

Phantomrain.org
Gear to fly in the Rain. Land on the Water
Thanks for the answer.
For example, this photo was taken in excellent lighting, but in my opinion it is not sharp enough. At least compared to what I received on Air 2s.
 
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The problem is that photo , its not a good photo to judge if there is something wrong with the camera , and it does not appear to be.

Here is quick video of how I check my camera very quickly on zoom and in the sun and horizon.


this is also where I learned 2K put out the most clean video .
Please shoot like this first so you know your camera is working correctly on many levels.

Phantomrain.org
Gear to fly your Mavic 3 in the Rain. Land on the water.
 
Hello,

I recently purchased Mavic 3 Classic to replace my Air 2s. Mavic 3 Classic has a larger sensor and it would seem that it should give a better picture, but I was immediately very disappointed in the quality of the picture. My Air 2s produced much sharper video.
I am attaching a link with samples of photos and videos in original quality. Please check their quality, especially the low sharpness.
samples
Is this normal for Mavic 3 or did I buy a faulty device? I'm completely confused.
After my recent purchase of a Mini 4 Pro with bad flare and in consideration of the many different complaints I have heard I have come to the reasonable conclusion that it's quite likely your problem and many other such complaints is due to simple sample variations. With any manufacturing process, including camera lenses, very small differences in lens alignment, the quality of the glass or plastic and myriad other considerations result in variations from one sample to the next, hence the entire concept of Quality Control and I'll bet dollars to donuts you simply have a less-than-excellent sample. I returned my Mini 4 Pro with terrible lens flare and am hoping for a better example. In older posts I recall a person exclaiming how sharp my 7x tele was on my Mavic 3 and wondering what post processing sharpening I had done. None. His lens was not nearly as sharp as mine. It happens. If you're not past the 14 days...consider returning it and repurchasing.
 
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After my recent purchase of a Mini 4 Pro with bad flare and in consideration of the many different complaints I have heard I have come to the reasonable conclusion that it's quite likely your problem and many other such complaints is due to simple sample variations. With any manufacturing process, including camera lenses, very small differences in lens alignment, the quality of the glass or plastic and myriad other considerations result in variations from one sample to the next, hence the entire concept of Quality Control and I'll bet dollars to donuts you simply have a less-than-excellent sample. I returned my Mini 4 Pro with terrible lens flare and am hoping for a better example. In older posts I recall a person exclaiming how sharp my 7x tele was on my Mavic 3 and wondering what post processing sharpening I had done. None. His lens was not nearly as sharp as mine. It happens. If you're not past the 14 days...consider returning it and repurchasing.
Thank you very much for your answer, I would like to get as many opinions as possible on the sample that I provided. Is there still a problem here or not?
 
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Hello,

I recently purchased Mavic 3 Classic to replace my Air 2s. Mavic 3 Classic has a larger sensor and it would seem that it should give a better picture, but I was immediately very disappointed in the quality of the picture. My Air 2s produced much sharper video.
I am attaching a link with samples of photos and videos in original quality. Please check their quality, especially the low sharpness.
samples
Is this normal for Mavic 3 or did I buy a faulty device? I'm completely confused.
I looked at the first three jpgs and after zooming as much as I could saw nice sharp detail. I would be pleased with that result.
 
Is this normal for Mavic 3 or did I buy a faulty device? I'm completely confused.
Your camera is probably fine.
But it's not possible to tell anything about sharpness from those examples.
They are all very distant, soft, treed landscapes.
If you want to see what your image quality is like, photograph something with hard detail, much closer to the camera and in good light.
 
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Here's a shot I just took with my M3C. I don't have a problem with the sharpness especially since I reduced it to a 5X3 to post it here.

Drone 10-0-23.jpg
 
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