While we are waiting for DJI to release its oh-so-secret product on the 27th, let’s switch gears to the upcoming DJI Matrice 300 specs. In previous posts, we already shared quite some information on this commercial drone, but today, we have new info on specs, flight time, and pricing. Let’s jump in!
DJI Matrice 300 specs
The DJI Matrice 300 will be able to carry up to three cameras. One on top of the drone and two in front as usual. All three of them will be gimbal-stabilized, which is great news!
DJI has ended its partnership with FLIR Systems for the M300 as DJI will use its in-house developed thermal camera this time around. The DJI thermal camera will have a 4x zoom capability.
The flight time for the Matrice 300 will be 55 minutes with a dual battery setup for redundancy.
There will only be one version of the Matrice 300, and it will have RTK (real-time kinematic) built-in. This feature can be turned on or off in case you want to fly without it.
We have also heard that the M300 might have underslung propellers. However, we have not been able to confirm this yet, so take it with a grain of salt for now.
Dealer training will start as of May 1st so that they can answer questions from potential customers before the official release day, which we expect will be soon after. Maybe one or two weeks later.
M300 will be more expensive
Now for the bad news, Expect the DJI Matrice 300 to be about 30% more expensive than the current DJI Matrice 210 drone. Yikes. I know. Maybe, DJI will take a page out of Apple’s playbook and make the M210 series a little bit less expensive and continue that product next to the new M300. I think that would be a smart strategic move for the drone maker.
Are you excited about the DJI Matrice 300 (M300)? Do you currently fly the M210/200? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.