DroneDeploy

Recommended and Supported Drones

A guide to officially recommended and supported drones to use with DroneDeploy

Recommended Drones

General

  • 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.

Enterprise

  • 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.

Flight Autonomy

  • 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.

Supported Drones

See our full list of supported drones below.

Drone

Status

Inspire 1

Supported

Inspire 2

Supported

Mavic Air

Supported

Mavic Pro

Supported

Mavic Pro Platinum

Supported

Mavic 2 Pro (regular + zoom)

Supported

Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom

Supported

Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

Supported (non-radiometric only)

Matrice 100

Supported

Matrice 200

Supported

Matrice 210

Supported

Matrice 210 RTK

Supported

Matrice 200 V2

Supported

Matrice 210 V2

Supported

Matrice 210 RTK V2

Supported (No RTK Functionality)

Matrice 600 Pro

Supported

Phantom 3 Professional

Supported

Phantom 4

Supported

Phantom 4 Advanced

Supported

Phantom 4 Pro (including Obsidian)

Supported

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Supported

Skydio 2

Supported ( iOS only)

Supported Cameras & Lenses

Drone Model

Cameras

Lenses

Inspire 1

X3
X5
XT1

X5 Lenses:

  • DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Inspire 2

X4S
X5S
X7

X5S Lenses:

  • DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH
  • OLYMPUS M.12mm F2.0
  • OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8

X7 Lenses (FW 01.01.0200 only):

  • DJI DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH
  • DJI DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH
  • DJI DL 35mm F2.8 LS ASPH
  • DJI DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH

Matrice 100

X3
X5

X5 Lenses:

  • DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Matrice 200/210/210RTK

X4S
X5S
XT
XT1
XT2*

X5S Lenses:

  • DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH
  • OLYMPUS M.12mm F2.0
  • OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8

The X7 exhibits behavior when used on the M200/210 line that prevents normal operation so it is not supported for this line.

Matrice 600

X3
X5

X5 Lenses:

  • DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Note: All "Officially Supportedโ€ 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.*

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Panoramic Flight

Incompatible Drones

  • Phantom 3
  • Inspire 1
  • Mavic Air

Incompatible Cameras

  • All thermal cameras (e.g. XT1 and XT2)
  • All 3rd Party Cameras
  • DJI Zenmuse X7

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Video Flight

Incompatible Drones

  • Inspire 1
  • Phantom 3 Line

Most drones are supported for video both at HD and 4K capture quality.
Mavic 2 Pro video format must be set in DJI GO

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Non-DJI cameras

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.

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Not sure what drone you need?

Check out our Drone Buyer's Guide for industry-specific recommendations.

Data Processing Compatibility

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).

Processing imagery from the Phantom 4 Multispectral, MicaSense, SenseFly or the WingtraOne is officially supported.

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.

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Data requirements:

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.

Initial Setup for DJI Drones

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Please see here to set up for your first flight.

Updated about a month ago

Recommended and Supported Drones


A guide to officially recommended and supported drones to use with DroneDeploy

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