Drone Hardware Comparison (Pierce County)
Aircraft/Sensor ModelVisual CameraZoomThermal/ NightObstacle AvoidanceRainproofLive Video ResolutionRangeMax SpeedFlight Time (minutes)Charge Time (minutes)FAA Remote ID CompliantDrone Deploy Auto FlightDrone Deploy Map ProcessingAloft Air Control StreamingPix4D Capture AutoflightPix4D Mapper ProcessingDroneLink AutoflightSite Scan for ArcGISBase Price (Or Range)Quick GL OpinionUpdated
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Current Models
09/27/22 7:57 AM
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DJI Mavic 3
20MP+ 12MP7X optical/4Xdigital/28X combinedtrue1080x192015km46mph46 minutes96 minutestruetruetrue$2,200.00Top line dual camera pic/vid drone set to take the place of Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom as software support builds10/25/22 8:31 AM
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DJI Mavic 3 Classic
20MP3X digitaltrue1080x192015km46mph45 minutes65 minutestruetrue$1,500.00Single camera version of the Mavic 3 with various controller options at purchase11/02/22 7:51 AM
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DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise
20MP+12MP7X optical/8Xdigital/56X combined512x640 radiometrictrue1080x192015km46mph45 minutes65 minutestruetrue$3,628.00Spritual successor to the Phantom 4 Pro and all around commercial mapping unit of the future?10/12/22 10:56 AM
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DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal
48MP Bayer Sensor+12MP7X optical/8Xdigital/56X combined512x640 radiometrictrue1080x192015km46mph45 minutes65 minutestruetrue$5,498.00Upgrade of the Mavic 2 Ent Adv model with better zoom sensor10/12/22 10:56 AM
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DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Multispectral
20MP+12MPtrue1080x192015km46mph43 minutes65 minutestrue$4,600.00Lowest cost of entry for a multispectral platform with an excellent mapping sensor included11/28/22 3:02 PM
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced
48MP Bayer Sensor4X lossless/32x digital+ 16x digital thermal512x640 radiometrictrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetrue$6,240.00An update to the Dual, more focused on live use for public safety with support for android/smart controller only, DD use requires optional std controller10/25/22 8:31 AM
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DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
20MPtrue1080x192010km45mph30 minutes70 minutestruetruetruetruetruetruetrue$1,600.00Solid mapping unit with tablet friendly controller mount10/25/22 8:32 AM
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DJI Mini SE
12MP720x12804km29mph30 minutes52 minutestruetruetruetrue$300.00short range high risk/low cost basic pic/vid unit10/25/22 8:32 AM
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DJI Mini 2
12MP2X digital photos -4X digital in videos720x128010km36mph31 minutes52 minutestruetrue$450.00long range, higher performance update that can perform basic mapping work09/28/22 10:22 AM
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DJI Mini 3 Pro
48MP Bayer Sensor2X digital photos -4X digital in videostrue1080x128012km36mph34-47 minutes (reg/lg batteries)64-101 minutestruetrue$760.00higher resolution model with more dynamic range and upward gimbal range plus obstacle avoidance, extended flight battery, option and controller screen option10/12/22 10:56 AM
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DJI Air 2
48MP Bayer Sensor4X- digitaltrue1080x192010km42mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetrue$700.00A good sensor with lighter build, but similar flight performance to mavic 209/28/22 10:57 AM
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DJI Air 2S
20MP4X-8X digital in video onlytrue1080x192012km42mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetruetrue$1,000.00An upgraded sensor version of the Air2 but lacking in software support so far10/25/22 8:31 AM
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DJI Matrice 30RTK
48mp Bayer Sensor/12mp/FPV5-16x optical, 200x digital+ 16x thermal digitalT model only 512x640 radiometrictrueaircraft IP55, controller IP541200x192015km51mph41 minutes30 minutestruetruetrue$10000-14000Compact M300 with future top payloads, inspection/response oriented but mapping able09/28/22 10:57 AM
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DJI Matrice 300RTK
See Sensors Below+FPVtrueaircraft IP451080x192015km51mph55 minutes70 minutestruetruetruetruetruetrue$13,200.00Top performance and top shelf sensor options for varied uses including mapping10/25/22 8:32 AM
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Zenmuse H20
20MP +12MP23x hybridIP44truetrue$3,600.0009/27/22 8:12 AM
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Zenmuse XT2
12MP8x digital + thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44truetruetrue$10,500.0010/25/22 8:35 AM
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Zenmuse H20T
20MP +12MP23x hybrid, 8x optical thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44truetrue$11,200.0009/27/22 8:12 AM
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FLIR Vue TZ20
20MP20x digital thermal512x640 radiometric live onlyIP44$6,500.0003/17/22 3:46 PM
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Zenmuse P1
45MP24,35,50mm lens optionsIP4Xtruetrue$8,500.0010/25/22 8:32 AM
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Zenmuse L1
20MP+ LidarIP44true$17,000.0009/27/22 8:12 AM
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Zenmuse Z30
30x optical, 6x digitaltrue$3,000.0009/27/22 8:12 AM
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Zenmuse H20N
20MP +4mp low-light, 12MP+ 2mp low-light23x hybrid, 8x optical+4x digital thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44$13,000.00Special low/night camera blended with wide and zoom cameras for night visibility03/21/22 3:06 PM
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DJI Inspire 2
1080x19207km58mph27 minutes150 minutestruetruetruetruetruetruetrue$3,300.00Video/Photo capture for those who want to focus on aesthetics10/25/22 8:35 AM
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Zenmuse X5s
21MP9-18,14-42,15,17,25,45mm lens optionstruetruetruetruetruetrue$2,050.0010/25/22 8:35 AM
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Zenmuse X7s
24MP16,24,35,50mm lens optionstruetruetruetrue$2900 +lens09/27/22 8:12 AM
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Skydio 2+
12MPtrue720x12806km36mph27 minutes60 minutestruetruetruetrue$1000-1900lightly updated version for more flight time and range10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Skydio X2E
12MP16x-100x digital256x320 radiometric live only (optional)true720x12806km35mph35 minutes90 minutestruetrue$13-16kearly issues with connectivity, but otherwise promising10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Autel Evo Lite
50MP Bayer Sensor16x digitaltrue720p-1080p variable12km42mph40 minutes90 minutestruetrue$1,500.00Competitor to Air 2, with limited software support10/12/22 10:56 AM
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Autel Evo Lite +
20MP 1in16x digitaltrue720p-1080p variable12km42mph40 minutes90 minutestruetrue$1,550.00Competitor to Air 2S with limited software support10/12/22 10:56 AM
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Autel Evo II
See Sensors Belowtrue1080x19209km45mph40 minutes90 minutestruetruetrue$1500 baseMavic 2 like, but with limited software support10/25/22 8:31 AM
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8K
12MP8x digital, 4x losslesstruetrueadd $30010/25/22 8:31 AM
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6K Pro
20MP8x digital, 3x losslesstruetrueadd $30010/25/22 8:31 AM
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6K Pro RTK
20MP8x digital, 3x losslesstruetrueadd $625New model Jan/21 requires base station for RTK10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Dual 640T
12MP8x digital, 4x lossless, 8x thermal512x640 radiometric live only$10,000.0009/27/22 9:59 AM
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Dual 640T RTK
12MP8x digital, 4x lossless, 8x thermal512x640 radiometric live onlyadd $625New model Jan/21 requires base station for RTK09/27/22 9:59 AM
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Swellpro Splashdrone 4
aircraft IP67 controller IP66720x12805km49mph25 minutes90 minutes$2,152.00Waterproof platform with swappable payload sensors and payload option09/27/22 9:49 AM
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GC3-S
12MP$699.00best camera09/27/22 9:59 AM
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GC2-S
2MPstarlight night vision$699.00night camera09/27/22 9:59 AM
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GC1-S
12MP$459.00good camera/simple gimbal09/27/22 9:59 AM
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FAC
1080p$169.00basic FPV, no gimbal09/27/22 9:59 AM
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Sony Airpeak S1
variablevaries with sensortrue2km55mph22 minutestrue$9,000.00Compatible with Sony Alpha series cameras for cinematic work (not included)09/28/22 10:48 AM
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GBL-T3 Gimbal
$2,200.00Camera not included12/01/21 11:14 AM
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Vantage Robotics Vesper
8MP18x digital240x320 radiometric live onlyaircraft IP561080x19204km45mph50 minutesnot published$14,000.00untested "blue" UAS02/08/21 12:50 PM
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Teal Golden Eagle
12MPnot specified, digital240x320 radiometric live onlytruecontroller IP65720x12803km50mph30 minutesnot published$14,500.00untested "blue" UAS10/19/22 6:31 AM
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Wingtra One
42MPnot specifiedaircraft IP54 controller MIL_STD_81010km35mph59 minutestruetrue$18,700.00fixed wing platform with vertical takoff and landing plus minimum capture height of 180ft10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Parrot Anafi USA
16-21MP32x digital240x320 radiometric live onlyaircraft IP53720x12804km33mph32 minutes200 minutestruetruetruetruetrue$14,000.00Revised sensor version of the standard anafi10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Parrot Anafi Ai
48MP Bayer Sensor6x digitaltrueaircraft IP3X1080x19209km38mph32 minutes150 minutestruetruetrue$4,000.00Basic mapping functions in native flight app, plus 300 per year 4G service through verizon for 4G service10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Freefly Alta X
61MPnoneaircraft IP4342 minutestrue$18,000.00mapping package with Sony camera and other large payload options10/19/22 8:22 AM
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Past Models
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Skydio 2
12MPtrue720x12803.5km36mph23 minutes60 minutestruetruetrue$1000-1900The anti-crash leader that can map. DD support is ios only10/25/22 8:31 AM
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DJI Matrice 210 v2
See Sensors Belowtrueaircraft IP431080x19208km50mph34 minutes144 minutestruetruetruetruetruetruetrue$10,400.00Capable platform with increasingly concerning safety record10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Zenmuse X5s
21MP9-18,14-42,15,17,25,45mm lens optionstruetruetruetruetruetrue$2,050.0010/25/22 8:32 AM
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Zenmuse X7s
24MP16,24,35,50mm lens optionstruetruetruetrue$2900 +lens09/27/22 8:12 AM
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Zenmuse XT2
12MP8x digital + thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44truetruetruetruetrue$10,500.0010/25/22 8:35 AM
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Zenmuse Z30
30x optical, 6x digitaltruetruetrue$3,000.0009/27/22 7:22 AM
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual
12MP120x160 radiometric live onlytrue1080x192010km47mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetruetrue$3,400.00Basic thermal unit with useful accessories and mapping ability09/27/22 8:12 AM
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom
12MP2X optical + 3X digital 6X combinedtrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetrue$2,500.00Flexible video and photo capture with accessories and mapping ability09/27/22 8:12 AM
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DJI Mavic 2 Pro
20MPtrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetruetruetruetrue$1,600.00Best compact all-around mapping/photo unit for the buck10/25/22 8:31 AM
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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
12MP2X optical + 2X digital for 4X video onlytrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetruetrue$1,200.00Flexible video and photo capture with solid mapping ability10/25/22 8:31 AM
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Swellpro Splashdrone 3+
See Sensors Belowaircraft IP67480x8001.6km44mph23 minutes90 minutes$1,200.00waterproofing with unique camera and payload options09/27/22 9:41 AM
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Swellpro 4K
16MPIP67$700.0009/27/22 9:41 AM
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Swellpro PL3
14MPIP67$330.0009/27/22 9:41 AM
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Swellpro PL4
2.1MP1080p night, no gimbleIP67$600.0009/27/22 9:41 AM
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Swellpro Spry Plus
12MPaircraft IP67 controller IP66480x800800m40mph17 minutes90 minutes$990.00Fully waterproof basic package for wet conditions photo/video capture10/12/22 10:59 AM
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Chart Notes
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