DJI announces two new professional drones alongside an RC Plus remote control and various other accessories
DJI has unveiled the M30 series aimed at professional users, also referred to as the Matric 30 series. As DJI suggested during its brief teaser campaign, its new drones are all enterprise models, not the rumoured Mini 3 or Mini 3 Pro. In short, the M30 series consists of two models, the M30 and M30T. However, DJI has also showcased several accessories, including a new night vision sensor.
Fundamentally, the M30 and M30T are the same drone, although the latter adds a thermal imaging camera. According to DJI, both drones have a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor that outputs at 48 MP, plus a secondary 12 MP camera that serves to take ultra-wide-angle shots. Apparently, the larger camera achieves 5x to ~16x optical zoom, which the M30 and M30T can expand to 200x digitally.
Moreover, the M30 series can capture 8K still images or videos at up to 4K/30 FPS. Separately, DJI has included an FPV camera for the pilot that operates at 1080p and a battery that should last up to 41 minutes between charges. Reputedly, both drones have 7 km ranges too, which DJI supports with its new RC Plus remote control. As expected, the RC Plus has a large display, measuring 7.02-inch across, that DJI has tailored to professional users like emergency service workers.
Currently, DJI only sells the M30 and M30T on request for US$10,000 and US$14,000, respectively. Additionally, DJI presented the DJI Dock, DJI FlightHub 2 and DJI Pilot 2, details of which DJI provided during today's product launch event. Like the M30 and M30T, DJI only intends professional users to purchase any of these accessories.