Recommended and Supported Drones

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DroneDeploy offers both flight and processing on many GPS-capable drone models. You can use this guide to determine which drones are supported for our end-to-end solution and 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. 
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NOTE: If you are looking for the list of Supported and Recommended drones to use when flying Stand Count, please look at our Stand Count-specific guidance. This functionality has more stringent hardware requirements due to the nature of this capture type. 


Recommended Drones


Mavic 3 Enterprise with RC Pro

The Mavic 3 Enterprise's high-resolution 20MP camera and mechanical shutter make it the perfect drone to capture images with DroneDeploy's Flight app to produce high-quality maps.

Please see this page for RTK mapping with the Mavic 3 Enterprise


DJI Air 2S

The best all-around choice for kicking off your drone program. Capture various media types, including panos, maps, and more, fully autonomously. Suitable for surveying smaller areas.

Please take a look at this page for additional information on Air 2S.

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 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.

Drone Type Flight Processing Supported Mobile
Inspire 1   N/A
Inspire 2 iOS and Android
Inspire 3   N/A
Mavic Air iOS and Android
Mavic Air 2 iOS Only
DJI Air 2S iOS Only
DJI Air 3   N/A
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
Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced   N/A
Mavic 3E RC Pro Enterprise
Mavic 3T RC Pro Enterprise
Mavic 3 Multispectral   RC Pro Enterprise
Mavic 3   N/A
Mavic 3 CINE   N/A
Mavic 3 Classic   N/A
Mavic 3 Pro   N/A
Mavic Mini   N/A
DJI Mini 2   N/A
DJI Mini SE   N/A
DJI Mini 2 SE   N/A
DJI Mini 3   N/A
DJI Mini 3 Pro   N/A
DJI Mini 4 Pro   N/A
DJI Avata   N/A
Phantom 3 and prior   N/A
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 30 Series   N/A
Matrice 100   N/A
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
Matrice 350 RTK   N/A
Matrice 600 Pro   N/A
Skydio 2*   N/A
Skydio 2+*   N/A
Skydio X2*   N/A
Skydio X2E*   N/A
Skydio X10*   N/A
Wingtra   N/A
Parrot   N/A
Yuneec   N/A
Flyability Elios   N/A
Autel   N/A
SenseFly   N/A
Freefly Astro   N/A
Freefly Alta X   N/A
*  Skydio Cloud Sync is available.


Supported Cameras & Lenses

Drone Model Cameras Lenses
Inspire 2 X4S
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 Lenses:
- DJI MFT 15mm F1.7 ASPH
*Not regularly tested; result may vary.
Matrice 200/210/210RTK X4S
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 that prevents regular operation when used on the M200/210 line, so it is not supported for this line.

Z30 - Zoom Camera - Supported for manual capture only
Matrice 300RTK 



DroneDeploy only supports the H20 and H20T payloads at this time. (The P1, XT2, Z30, H20N, and L1 payloads are NOT supported for flight now. Processing is supported when flown in DJI Pilot 2.)


Note: All "Officially Supported" cameras and lenses are tested rigorously with DroneDeploy. Your results with cameras other than those listed above may vary.

🛑  Technical support is available for Recommended and Supported Drones only.
So, as you know, DroneDeploy can only guarantee technical support and troubleshooting of the listed drones. We strongly recommend using one of the drones best supported by DroneDeploy and the DJI SDK for an optimal experience.
Third-Party Cameras
DroneDeploy can now 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.
What drone do 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 their imagery from any UAV setup with embedded geotags. Once the data has been processed, you can use all the additional DroneDeploy functionality (sharing, annotations, and analysis).

  • Processing imagery from the Mavic 3 Multispectral, Phantom 4 Multispectral, Skydio S2, S2+, X2, X2E, X10, MicaSense, SenseFly, or the WingtraOne is officially supported.
  • RTK processing from DJI drone image sets not taken in DroneDeploy can be processed on Individual 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% for side and front lap, 75% for agricultural or homogeneous imagery)
  • There must be at least ten images

To begin, please take a look at How to Process Datasets.



Initial Setup for DJI Drones

Please have a look here to set up your first flight.
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