Recommended and Supported Drones

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DroneDeploy offers both flight and processing on many GPS-capable drone models. Use this guide to determine which drones are supported for our end-to-end solution, as well as the mobile device required to operate that drone. Although there are drones listed here that we cannot fly today, we can still reliably process datasets captured by them outside of DroneDeploy. 

Although there are drones that we cannot fly today, we can still reliably process datasets captured by them outside of DroneDeploy. 


Recommended Drones

Flight Autonomy

 
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 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.

 

Skydio 2/2+
The 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.

 

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Mavic Air 2

One of DJI's latest drones is now supported for all flight plans on iOS devices.

Enterprise

Matrice 200 and 210 V2
Both the Matrice 200 and 210 V2 offer an 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 preferred option for thermal imagery. 

 

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Matrice 300

The M300 is DJI’s latest commercial drone, and many of our customers are already uploading and processing photos on our platform with this drone. 

 

🌱 Stand Count Requirements
Planning to do Stand Counts with DroneDeploy? Please note most supported drones can fly Stand Count missions, however, we do not support this feature when flown by Skydio 2/2+, Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, and XT2 (M210/M300). For a full guide to a successful stand count please visit this page.

Supported Drones - Flight + Processing

Below we've listed the drone type, whether it's supported for flight, processing, or both (indicated by the ✓ for supported), and the mobile compatibility. Drones listed as supported for processing only cannot be flown autonomously in the app, however, you can still upload and process imagery and data collected on these models. For more information on data processing, visit this page.

Drones denoted with a * may require additional information about what features they support or additional notes on how we can best support that hardware. Please click on the link below to learn more.

Drone Type

Flight

Processing

Supported Mobile

Inspire 2 iOS and Android
Mavic Air iOS and Android
Mavic Air 2* iOS only
Mavic Pro iOS and Android
Mavic Pro Platinum iOS and Android
Mavic 2 Pro
(regular + zoom)
iOS and Android
Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom iOS and Android
Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual iOS and Android
Phantom 4 iOS and Android
Phantom 4 Advanced iOS and Android
Phantom 4 Pro
(including Obsidian)
iOS and Android
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 iOS and Android
Matrice 100 iOS and Android
Matrice 200 iOS and Android
Matrice 210 iOS and Android
Matrice 210 RTK iOS and Android
Matrice 200 V2 iOS and Android
Matrice 210 V2 iOS and Android
Matrice 210 RTK V2 iOS and Android
Matrice 300 RTK* iOS only
Skydio 2* iOS only
Skydio 2+* iOS only
Skydio X2   N/A
Skydio X2E   N/A
Inspire 1   N/A
DJI Air 2S iOS Only
Mavic Mini   N/A
Mavic Mini 2   N/A
Mavic 3   N/A
Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced   N/A
Phantom 3 and prior   N/A
Matrice 600 Pro   N/A
Wingtra   N/A
Parrot   N/A
Yuneec   N/A
Flyability Elios   N/A
Autel   N/A
SenseFly   N/A

Supported Cameras & Lenses

Drone Model Cameras Lenses
Inspire 2 X4S
X5S
X7
X5S Lenses:

- DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH
- OLYMPUS M.12mm F2.0
- OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8 (Not supported for Panorama flights) 

X7 Lenses:

- 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 (Not supported for Panorama flights) 

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
Matrice 300RTK 

H20

H20T

DroneDeploy only supports the H20 and H20T payloads at this time. (The P1, XT2, Z30, and L1 payloads are NOT supported at this time for flight. Processing is supported when flown in DJI GS Pro.

 

Note: All "Officially Supported” cameras and Lenses are tested with DroneDeploy rigorously. Your results with cameras others than those listed above may vary.
*When using XT2, both RGB and Thermal imagery is saved to the SD cards.

🛑  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.
Third Party 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, Mavic Air 2 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.

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.

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