Recommended and Supported Drones

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

Recommended Drones


  • 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.

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.

Inspire 1Supported
Inspire 2Supported
Mavic AirSupported
Mavic ProSupported
Mavic Pro PlatinumSupported
Mavic 2 Pro (regular + zoom)Supported
Mavic 2 Enterprise ZoomSupported
Mavic 2 Enterprise DualSupported (non-radiometric only)
Matrice 100Supported
Matrice 200Supported
Matrice 210Supported
Matrice 210 RTKSupported
Matrice 200 V2Supported
Matrice 210 V2Supported
Matrice 210 RTK V2Supported (No RTK Functionality)
Matrice 600Supported
Phantom 3 ProfessionalSupported
Phantom 4Supported
Phantom 4 AdvancedSupported
Phantom 4 Pro (including Obsidian)Supported
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0Supported
Skydio 2Supported

Supported Cameras & Lenses

Drone ModelCamerasLenses
Inspire 1 X3
X5 Lenses:
- DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH
Inspire 2 X4S
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 100X3
X5 Lenses:
- DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH
Matrice 200/210/210RTKX4S
X5S Lenses:

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

The X7 is currently exhibiting behavior when used on the M200/210 line that prevents normal operation. We are working with DJI to revolve these issues.
Matrice 600X3
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.*


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


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


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.


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.

Using Map Engine does not require any app, just data.


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


Please see here to set up for your first flight.

Updated 3 months ago

Recommended and Supported Drones

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

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