In a nutshell: Aerial drones are available in a wide range of price ranges, from cheap stockings to serious state employees. DJI’s latest flagship fits right in with the latter category, despite being small enough to fit in a backpack.
That Drone DJI Matrice 30 is a professional kit through and through. The standard M30 is equipped with a 48MP 1/2-inch CMOS sensor camera with 5-16x optical zoom, 12MP wide-angle camera and support for 8K photo 4K/30FPS video resolution. There is also a laser rangefinder that can provide accurate positioning of objects up to 1200m away. The M30T variant adds a radiometric thermal imaging camera to the mix.
IP55 rating allows the M30 to operate in harsh environments including high winds, heavy rain, high altitudes and extreme temperatures from -20°C to 50°C. Six-position obstacle avoidance sensors help reduce collisions, and a three-propeller emergency landing mode can land the device safely even if one engine fails completely.
Battery life is estimated at 41 minutes of flight time. It also supports hot swapping of the battery, and the smart charging case allows you to charge it from 20 to 90 percent in just half an hour. Meanwhile, the new DJI RC Plus remote controller features a 7-inch HD screen and is IP54 certified for dust and splash resistance.
Perhaps the most impressive component is Dock DJI. This self-contained takeoff, landing and charging station enables fully automatic programmed flights. The docking station is IP55 rated and the main components are IP67 rated for continuous operation with minimal maintenance. It even features a built-in weather station, wide-angle surveillance cameras, built-in antennas, an external 4G adapter port, and an internal battery in case the dock power goes out.
DJI M30 Starting at $9,999, the drone will be available for purchase from the DJI online store and through enterprise dealers. That Dock DJI is being tested on selected users and will launch sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022.