- Phantom 4 Pro V2
The Phantom 4 Pro V2 offers great reliability and are the best all-around options for most users using DroneDeploy
- Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Pro Zoom
The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Pro Zoom offers great quality in photography combined with quality battery life all merged together with a portable light-weight body optimal for travel and storage.
- Matrice 200 and 210 V2
Both the Matrice 200 and 210 V2 offer the best Enterprise solution for high-quality RGB mapping, video capture, and panorama capture. With the ability to capture imagery with 2 sensors the 210 line is the prefered options for thermal imagery. Additional Highlights include Swappable light sensors, beacons, and avoidance signals that help for flying at lower light situations. These drones are also water-resistance so users can fly in a wide range of environments.
- Skydio 2
Skydio 2 will offer users the best in class obstacle avoidance for users with it's sophisticated sense-and-avoid technology. For users trying to map at low altitudes or with obstructions, the Skydio 2 is a great choice for mapping.
Technical Support is available for Recommended and Supported Drones only
Please note that DroneDeploy cannot guarantee technical support and troubleshooting of drones that are not listed. We strongly recommend using one of the drones best supported by both DroneDeploy and the DJI SDK for an optimal experience.
See our full list of supported drones below.
Mavic Pro Platinum
Mavic 2 Pro (regular + zoom)
Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom
Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual
Supported (non-radiometric only)
Matrice 210 RTK
Matrice 200 V2
Matrice 210 V2
Matrice 210 RTK V2
Supported (No RTK Functionality)
Matrice 600 Pro
Phantom 4 Advanced
Phantom 4 Pro (including Obsidian)
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
Supported ( iOS only)
X7 Lenses (FW 01.01.0200 only):
The X7 exhibits behavior when used on the M200/210 line that prevents normal operation so it is not supported for this line.
Z30 - Zoom Camera - Supported for manual capture only
Note: All "Officially Supported” cameras and Lenses are tested with DroneDeploy rigorously. Your results with cameras others than those listed above may vary.
RTK data is not recorded to photo metadata, so the map accuracy increase you'll see out of the 210RTK may not be substantial when compared to the regular models.
When using XT2, both RGB and Thermal imagery is saved to the SD cards.*
- Mavic Air
- All thermal cameras (e.g. XT1 and XT2)
- All 3rd Party Cameras
- DJI Zenmuse X7
Most drones are supported for video both at HD and 4K capture quality.
Mavic 2 Pro video format must be set in DJI GO
DroneDeploy is now able to control supported DJI drones without a DJI camera, but it won't be able to initiate image capture. For example, you could create a DroneDeploy mission for a Phantom 4 with a RedEdge camera, but you would need to trigger image capture externally.
Not sure what drone you need?
Check out our Drone Buyer's Guide for industry-specific recommendations.
The DroneDeploy Map Engine lets paying customers upload and process your imagery from any UAV setup with embedded geotags. Once the data has been processed, you will also be able to make use of all the additional DroneDeploy functionality (such as sharing, annotations, and analysis).
RTK processing from DJI drone image sets not taken in DroneDeploy can be processed on Business plans and above.
Using Map Engine does not require any app, just data.
All images should be in JPG format
All images must have latitude, longitude and altitude in the GPS EXIF data
All images should be facing the area of interest
All images should have significant overlap (more than 60% side and frontlap, 75% for agricultural or homogeneous imagery)
There must be at least 10 images
To begin, please see How to Process Datasets.
Please see here to set up for your first flight.
Updated about a month ago