The DJI family of drones has expanded with the flagship model M30 Enterprise. In addition to the “indestructible” design that can survive even severe weather, it boasts an impressive battery life, a complete take-off and landing case, as well as advanced shooting capabilities in both versions.
Unlike most other commercial drones, the novelty has a foldable lightweight design. With a take-off weight of only 3.7 kg, the drone can be easily carried even in a backpack. The DJI M30 is also IP55 dust and water resistant. The manufacturer claims that the drone is capable of flying in heavy rain, snow and windy weather at air temperatures from -20 to +50 °C.
The complete battery is equipped with a self-heating system, has a resource of at least 400 charge cycles and provides up to 41 minutes of flight on one “filling”. At the same time, a branded charging case can replenish the battery capacity from 30 to 90 percent in just half an hour.
The drone is presented in two versions: M30 and M30T. The base model is equipped with a 48-megapixel CMOS camera with 16x optical zoom and digital zoom up to 200x, a 12-megapixel wide-angle module and a laser rangefinder that can determine the exact coordinates of objects at a distance of up to 1200 meters. It is capable of recording 4K @ 30 fps videos and taking 8K photos.
Modification M30T has acquired an additional module – a thermal imager with a resolution of 640×512 pixels. Otherwise, the characteristics of the drones are identical. The DJI M30 also features an advanced first-person camera, built-in three-rotor crash landing system, and collision avoidance sensors. The novelty is compatible with DJI FlightHub 2 software for managing a swarm of drones.
The DJI M30 and M30T support offline firmware upgrades, as well as on-aircraft data storage and SD card encryption to keep corporate information private. The M30 model starts at $10,000, while the M30T starts at $14,000. Both drones come with a modified RC Plus controller with a 7-inch screen, two batteries and a branded case.