Drone Hardware Comparison (Pierce County RPAS)
Aircraft/Sensor ModelVisual CameraStabilizedZoomThermal/NightObstacle AvoidanceRainproofLive Video ResolutionRangeMax SpeedFlight Time (minutes maximum)Charge Time (minutes)Drone Deploy Auto FlightAloft Autoflight and StreamingPix4D Capture AutoflightSite Scan for ArcGISBase Price (Or Range)Quick GL Opinion
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DJI Mavic 2 Pro
20MP3 axis gimbaltrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetruetrue$1,600.00Best compact all-around mapping/photo unit for the buck
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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
12MP3 axis gimbal2X optical + 2X digital for 4X video onlytrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetrue$1,200.00Flexible video and photo capture with solid mapping ability
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DJI Mavic 3
20MP+ 12MP3 axis gimbal7X optical/4Xdigital/28X combinedtrue1080x192015km46mph46 minutes96 minutes$2,200.00Top line dual camera pic/vid drone set to take the place of Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom as software support builds
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual
12MP3 axis gimbal120x160 radiometric live onlytrue1080x192010km47mph31 minutes90 minutestruetruetrue$3,400.00Basic thermal unit with useful accessories and mapping ability
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom
12MP3 axis gimbal2X optical + 3X digital 6X combinedtrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestruetrue$2,500.00Flexible video and photo capture with accessories and mapping ability
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced
48MP3 axis gimbal4X lossless/32x digital+ 16x digital thermal512x640 radiometrictrue1080x192010km45mph31 minutes90 minutestrue$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 controller
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DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
20MP3 axis gimbaltrue1080x192010km45mph30 minutes70 minutestruetruetruetrue$1,600.00Solid mapping unit with tablet friendly controller mount
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DJI Mini SE
12MP3 axis gimbal720x12804km29mph30 minutes52 minutestrue$300.00short range high risk basic work
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DJI Mini 2
12MP3 axis gimbal2X digital photos -4X digital in videos720x128010km36mph31 minutes52 minutes$450.00long range, higher performance update that should prove usefull once software support exists
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DJI Air 2S
20MP3 axis gimbal4X-8X digital in video onlytrue1080x192012km42mph31 minutes90 minutes$800.00An upgraded sensor version of the Air2 but lacking in software support so far
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DJI Matrice 300RTK
See Sensors Belowtrueaircraft IP451080x192015km51mph55 minutes70 minutestrue$13,200.00Promising performance and top shelf sensor options, DD use requires optional std controller
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Zenmuse H20
20MP +12MP3 axis gimbal23x hybridIP44true$3,600.00
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Zenmuse XT2
12MP3 axis gimbal8x digital + thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44true$10,500.00
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Zenmuse H20T
20MP +12MP3 axis gimbal23x hybrid, 8x thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44true$11,200.00
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FLIR Vue TZ20
20MP3 axis gimbal20x digital thermal512x640 radiometric live onlyIP44$7,500.00
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Zenmuse P1
45MP3 axis gimbal24,35,50mm lens optionsIP4X$8,500.00
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Zenmuse L1
20MP+ Lidar3 axis gimbalIP44$17,000.00
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Zenmuse Z30
3 axis gimbal30x optical, 6x digitaltrue$3,000.00
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DJI Matrice 210 v2
See Sensors Belowtrueaircraft IP431080x19208km50mph34 minutes144 minutestruetruetruetrue$10,400.00Capable platform with increasingly concerning safety record
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Zenmuse X5s
21MP3 axis gimbal9-18,14-42,15,17,25,45mm lens optionstruetruetruetrue$2,050.00
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Zenmuse X7s
24MP3 axis gimbal16,24,35,50mm lens optionstruetruetrue$2900 +lens
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Zenmuse XT2
12MP3 axis gimbal8x digital + thermal512x640 radiometric data captureIP44truetruetruetrue$10,500.00
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Zenmuse Z30
3 axis gimbal30x optical, 6x digitaltruetruetrue$3,000.00
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DJI Inspire 2
1080x19207km58mph27 minutes150 minutestruetruetruetrue$3,300.00Video/Photo capture for those who want to focus on aesthetics
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Zenmuse X5s
21MP3 axis gimbal9-18,14-42,15,17,25,45mm lens optionstruetruetruetrue$2,050.00
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Zenmuse X7s
24MP3 axis gimbal16,24,35,50mm lens optionstruetruetrue$2900 +lens
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Skydio 2
12MP3 axis gimbaltrue720x12803.5km36mph23 minutes60 minutestrue$1000-1900The anti-crash leader that can map. DD support is ios only
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Skydio 2+
12MP3 axis gimbaltrue720x12806km36mph27 minutes60 minutestrue$1000-1900lightly updated version for more flight time and range
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Skydio X2E
12MP3 axis gimbal16x-100x digital256x320 radiometric live only (optional)true720x12806km35mph35 minutes90 minutes$11-16kearly issues with connectivity, but otherwise promising
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Autel Evo II
See Sensors Belowtrue1080x19209km45mph40 minutes90 minutes$1500 baseMavic 2 like, but with limited software support
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8K
12MP3 axis gimbal8x digital, 4x losslessadd $300
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6K Pro
20MP3 axis gimbal8x digital, 3x lossless10kmadd $300
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6K Pro RTK
20MP3 axis gimbal8x digital, 3x lossless10km36 minutesadd $625New model Jan/21 requires base station for RTK
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Dual 640T
12MP3 axis gimbal8x digital, 4x lossless, 8x thermal512x640 radiometric live only10km$10,000.00
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Dual 640T RTK
12MP3 axis gimbal8x digital, 4x lossless, 8x thermal512x640 radiometric live only10km36 minutesadd $625New model Jan/21 requires base station for RTK
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Swellpro Spry Plus
12MPvertical movement, digital only stabilizedaircraft IP67 controller IP66480x800800m40mph17 minutes90 minutes$990.00waterproof as it gets
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Swellpro Splashdrone 3+
See Sensors Belowaircraft IP67480x8001.6km44mph23 minutes90 minutes$1,200.00waterproofing with unique camera and payload options
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Swellpro 4K
16MP3 axis gimbalIP67$700.00
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Swellpro PL3
14MP1 axisIP67$330.00
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Swellpro PL4
2.1MP1 axis1080p night, no gimbleIP67$600.00
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Sony Airpeak S1
variable3 axis gimbal separate purchasevaries with sensortrue2km55mph22 minutes$9,000.00Compatible with Sony Alpha series cameras for cinematic work (not included)
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GBL-T3 Gimbal
$2,200.00Camera not included
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Vantage Robotics Vesper
8MP3 axis gimbal18x digital240x320 radiometric live onlyaircraft IP561080x19204km45mph50 minutesnot published$14,000.00untested "blue" UAS
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Teal Golden Eagle
12MP2 axis gimbalnot specified, digital240x320 radiometric live onlytruecontroller IP65720x12803km50mph30 minutesnot published$11,900.00untested "blue" UAS
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Parrot Anafi USA
16-21MP2 axis gimbal, +digital32x digital240x320 radiometric live onlyaircraft IP53720x12804km33mph32 minutes200 minutestrue$7,000.00Revised sensor version of the standard anafi
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Parrot Anafi Ai
48MP3 axis gimbal + digital6x digitaltrueaircraft IP3X1080x19209km38mph32 minutes150 minutestrue$4,000.00Basic mapping functions in native flight app, plus 300 per year 4G service through verizon for 4G service
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Chart Notes
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