Comparing The DJI Matrice 200 Series




UPDATE 05/04/2017: We have received some additional information regarding geotagging and base station usage for the Matrice 200 series from DJI – see their comments below:

“[The] X4S and X5S are geotagged with RTK, but the coordinates are dependent on the position of the GPS antenna, not the camera. The related position of camera and antenna is not estimated yet. The reference station cannot be centred on given control points, so it can not directly be used for surveying. However, POS data can be export via SDK.”

“It also supports connecting to Trimble Base station by using 4G, it can reach ranges of up to 30km.”

– Bart Vandervoort, DJI Netherlands



DJI’s Matrice 200 series has proved instantly popular with those looking to undertake commercial work with SUAs. With three available models offering various levels of modular functionality and positioning support, there’s a decent amount of choice for those interested in these stellar rigs.

Before you settle on which M200 is right for you, it’s worth taking a look through our comparison so that you’re clued up on all the necessary specifications, features and varied levels of performance so that you make the right decision for both yourself and your business.


The DJI Matrice 200 Series – Overview & Specs

The M200, M210 and M210 RTK have all been designed with industrial end-users in mind, these are enterprise products and aren’t intended for the consumer market. This is clear, not only in their appearance but in their modular construction allowing (in the case of the M210 and M210 RTK) the attachment of multiple sensors to create an unparalleled aerial surveying tool.

Every model is also fitted with an ADS-B receiver (trademarked as DJI AirSense) which improves safety by keeping you informed of any manned aircraft in the area, urgent airspace notices and temporary restrictions that may be in place.

This guide has been designed to provide you with an overview of each of the models and what you can expect in terms of functionality and performance. Here are the specifications for the Matrice 200, 210 and 210 RTK to show how they line up against one another.

Matrice 200
Matrice 200
Matrice 210
Matrice 210
Matrice 210 RTK
Matrice 210 RTK

Package Dimensions

790×390×290mm 790×390×290mm 790×390×290mm

Dimensions (unfolded)

887mm x 880mm x 378mm 887mm x 880mm x 378mm 887mm x 880mm x 408mm

Dimensions (folded)

716mm x 220mm x 236mm 716mm x 220mm x 236mm 716mm x 242mm x 236mm

Folding Method

Folded Inward Folded Inward Folded Inward

Diagonal Wheelbase

643 mm 643 mm 643 mm

Number of Batteries

2 2 2

Weight

3.80KG (TB50)
4.53KG (TB55)
3.84KG (TB50)
4.57KG (TB55)
4.27KG (TB50)
5.0KG (TB55)

Max Takeoff Weight

6.14KG 6.14KG 6.14KG

Max Payload

2.34KG (2 TB50)
1.61KG (2 TB55)
2.3KG (2 TB50)
1.57KG (2 TB55)
1.87KG (2 TB50)
1.14KG (2 TB55)

Hovering Accuracy

P-mode with GPS:
Vertical: ±0.5m or ±0.1m, Downward Vision System enabled; Horizontal: ±1.5m or ±0.3m, Downward Vision System enabled
During safe flights:
Vertical: ±0.5,Downward Vision System enabled: ±0.1; Horizontal: ±1.5, Downward Vision System enabled: ±0.3
P-mode with GPS:
Vertical: ±±0.5 m or ±0.1 m, Downward Vision System enabled; Horizontal: ±1.5 m ±0.3 m, Downward Vision System enabled

Max Angular Velocity

Pitch: 300°/s;Yaw: 150°/s Pitch: 300°/s;Yaw: 150°/s Pitch: 300°/s;Yaw: 150°/s

Max Pitch Angle

P Mode: 35° (Forward Vision System enabled: 25°); A Mode: 35°;S Mode: 35° P Mode: 35° (Forward Vision System enabled: 25°); A Mode: 35°;S Mode: 35° P Mode: 35° (Forward Vision System enabled: 25°); A Mode: 35°;S Mode: 35°

Max Ascent Speed

5 m/s 5 m/s 5 m/s

Max Descent Speed

3 m/s 3 m/s 3 m/s

Max Speed

S-Mode 23m/s; P-Mode 17m/s; A-Mode 23m/s S-Mode 23m/s; P-Mode 17m/s; A-Mode 23m/s P-mode: 17 m/s; S-mode/A-mode: 23 m/s

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

2500m 2500m 2500m

Max Wind Resistance

10 m/s 10 m/s 10 m/s

Max Flight Time

27min (No Payload, with TB50)
38min (No Payload, with TB55)
13min (6kg Payload, with TB50)
24min (6kg Payload, with TB55)
27min (No Payload, with TB50)
38min (No Payload, with TB55)
12min (6kg Payload, with TB50)
24min (6kg Payload, with TB55)
23min (No Payload, with TB50)
32min (No Payload, with TB55)
13min (6kg Payload, with TB50)
24min (6kg Payload, with TB55)

Motor Model

DJI 3515 DJI 3515 DJI 3515

Propeller Model

1760S 1760S 1760S

Operating Temperature

-20° to 45° C -20° to 45° C -20° to 45° C

IP Rating

IP43 IP43 IP43

Gimbal Installation

Downward Gimbal Mount

Supported Supported Supported

Upward Gimbal Mount

Not Supported Supported Supported

Downward Dual Gimbal

Not Supported Supported Supported

Gimbals

Compatible Gimbals

Zenmuse X4S; Zenmuse X5S; Zenmuse Z30; Zenmuse XT Zenmuse X4S; Zenmuse X5S; Zenmuse Z30; Zenmuse XT Zenmuse X4S; Zenmuse X5S; Zenmuse Z30; Zenmuse XT

Battery (Standard)

Model

TB50 TB50 TB50

Capacity

4280 mAh 4280 mAh 4280 mAh

Voltage

22.8V 22.8V 22.8V

Battery Type

LiPo 6S LiPo 6S LiPo 6S

Energy

97.58 Wh 97.58 Wh 97.58 Wh

Net Weight

Approx. 520 g Approx. 520 g Approx. 520 g

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 40°C -20°C to 40°C -20°C to 40°C

Storage Temperature

Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C

Charging Temperature

5° to 40°C 5° to 40°C 5° to 40°C

Max Charging Power

180 W 180 W 180 W

Battery (Optional)

Model

TB55 TB55 TB55

Capacity

7660 mAh 7660 mAh 7660 mAh

Voltage

22.8V 22.8V 22.8V

Battery Type

LiPo 6S LiPo 6S LiPo 6S

Energy

176.93 Wh 176.93 Wh 176.93 Wh

Net Weight

Approx. 885 g Approx. 885 g Approx. 885 g

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 45°C -20°C to 45°C -20°C to 45°C

Storage Temperature

Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C

Charging Temperature

5° to 40°C 5° to 40°C 5° to 40°C

Max Charging Power

180 W 180 W 180 W

Remote Controller

Model

GL6D10A GL6D10A GL6D10A

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.483 GHz; 5.725-5.850 GHz 2.400-2.483 GHz; 5.725-5.850 GHz 2.400-2.483 GHz; 5.725-5.850 GHz

Max Transmitting Distance (unobstructed, free of interference)

2.4 GHz:

7 km (FCC); 3.5 km (CE); 4 km (SRRC)

5.8 GHz:

7 km (FCC); 2 km (CE); 5 km (SRRC)

2.4 GHz:

7 km (FCC); 3.5 km (CE); 4 km (SRRC)

5.8 GHz:

7 km (FCC); 2 km (CE); 5 km (SRRC)

2.4 GHz:

7 km (FCC); 3.5 km (CE); 4 km (SRRC)

5.8 GHz:

7 km (FCC); 2 km (CE); 5 km (SRRC)

EIRP

2.4 GHz:

26 dBm (FCC); 17 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

5.8 GHz:

28 dBm (FCC); 14 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

2.4 GHz:

26 dBm (FCC); 17 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

5.8 GHz:

28 dBm (FCC); 14 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

2.4 GHz:

26 dBm (FCC); 17 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

5.8 GHz:

28 dBm (FCC); 14 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

Video Output Ports

USB, HDMI USB, HDMI USB, HDMI

Power Supply

Built-in battery Built-in battery Built-in battery

Charging

DJI charger DJI charger DJI charger

Dual User Capability

Host-and-Slave connection Host-and-Slave connection Host-and-Slave connection

Mobile Device Holder

Tablet or Smart Phone Tablet or Smart Phone Tablet or Smart Phone

Max Mobile Device Width

170 mm 170 mm 170 mm

Output Power

9 W (Without supplying power to smart device) 9 W (Without supplying power to smart device) 9 W (Without supplying power to smart device)

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 40°C -20°C to 40°C -20°C to 40°C

Storage Temperature

Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -20° to 45°C; More than 3 months: 22° to 28°C

Charging Temperature

0° to 40°C 0° to 40°C 0° to 40°C

Battery

6000mAh 2S LiPo 6000mAh 2S LiPo 6000mAh 2S LiPo

USB Supply Power

iOS: 1 A @ 5.2 V (Max); Android: 1.5 A @ 5.2 V (Max) iOS: 1 A @ 5.2 V (Max); Android: 1.5 A @ 5.2 V (Max) iOS: 1 A @ 5.2 V (Max); Android: 1.5 A @ 5.2 V (Max)

Charger

Model

IN2C180 IN2C180 IN2C180

Voltage

26.1 V 26.1 V 26.1 V

Rated Power

180 W 180 W 180 W

DJI GO APP

Name

DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4

Mobile Device System Requirements

iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4.0 or later iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4.0 or later iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4.0 or later

Supported Mobile Devices

iOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimised for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Android:Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 6p, Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, LG V20, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.
*Support for additional devices available as testing and development continues.
iOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimised for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Android:Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 6p, Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, LG V20, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.
*Support for additional devices available as testing and development continues.
iOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimised for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Android:Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 6p, Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, LG V20, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.
*Support for additional devices available as testing and development continues.

Forward Vision System

Obstacle Sensing Range

0.7-30 m 0.7-30 m 0.7-30 m

FOV

Horizontal 60°,Vertical 54° Horizontal 60°,Vertical 54° Horizontal 60°,Vertical 54°

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux) Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux) Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

Upward Infrared Sensor

Obstacle Sensing Range

0-5 m 0-5 m 0-5 m

FOV

±5° ±5° ±5°

Operating Environment

Large-sized object with diffuse reflecting surface or high reflective rate (>10%) Large, diffuse and reflective obstacles (reflectivity >10%) Large-sized object with diffuse reflecting surface or high reflective rate (>10%)

Downward Vision System

Velocity Range

< 10 m/s at the height of 2 m < 10 m/s at the height of 2 m < 10 m/s at the height of 2 m

Altitude Range

< 10m < 10m < 10m

Operating Range

< 10m < 10m < 10m

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux) Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux) Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

Ultrasonic Sensor Operating Range

10-500 cm 10-500 cm 10-500 cm

Ultrasonic Sensor Operating Environment

Non-absorbing material, rigid surface (thick indoor carpeting will reduce performance) Non-absorbing material, rigid surface (thick indoor carpeting will reduce performance) Non-absorbing material, rigid surface (thick indoor carpeting will reduce performance)

Now we will look at each model individually. If you have any questions after looking through this guide, our team are available on 0191 296 1024 or [email protected] to help you decide.


DJI Matrice 200

The Matrice 200 is the basic version of this industrial quadcopter which, while lacking some of the additional features of the more advanced versions (i.e. dual and upward gimbal mounting and RTK functionality) is still a sturdy solution which can benefit a range of industrial uses due to its compatibility with the following Zenmuse cameras:

  • DJI Zenmuse Z30: 30x aerial zoom camera designed for inspection work.
  • DJI Zenmuse XT: A team effort from FLIR and DJI enabling highly accurate thermal and radiographic aerial surveys.
  • DJI Zenmuse X4S: Great quality imagery engineered by DJI.
  • DJI Zenmuse X5SThe pinnacle of Zenmuse camera quality, originally designed for the filmmaking with the Inspire 2.

Please Note: The above cameras are compatible with all airframes in this series.

This versatility coupled with an IP43 weatherproofed rating makes the M200 a powerful aerial imaging rig perfect for surveying tasks in challenging scenarios. Add in the dual battery system for added redundancy and on-site safety (as well as compatibility with the new TB55s allowing for extended flight times) and you’re looking at a robust commercial solution.

 

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M200 – Key Features

FPV Camera

Dual-battery System

FlightAutonomy

IP43 Weatherproofing

ADS-B Receiver

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DJI Matrice 210

The M210 configuration features everything that you can expect from the standard Matrice 200 with the addition of universal ports and the option for multiple payload configurations. The Matrice 210 enables you to mount dual gimbals underneath the aircraft (e.g. the Zenmuse XT and Zenmuse Z30 for simultaneous zoom imagery and thermal data capture) and you also have the option to top mount a gimbal for a different viewpoint (especially useful for bridge inspections which require an upwards vertical perspective).

Please Note: You can’t use an upward and downward camera simultaneously.

This mid-range model will appeal to the majority of businesses looking to implement one of the Matrice 200 series aircraft into their service offering. It comes with more functionality than the base M200 as standard and, for those not overly concerned about the positioning accuracy of RTK, the Matrice 210 is the ideal industrial airframe.

 

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M210 – Key Features

FPV Camera

Dual-battery System

FlightAutonomy

IP43 Weatherproofing

ADS-B Receiver

Multiple Payload Configurations (Dual and Top Mounted)

Universal Ports

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DJI Matrice 210 RTK

The top of the line model in the M200 range is the Matrice 210 RTK. This aircraft is kitted out with everything featured in the both the M200 and M210 including the ability to choose how you mount your gimbals. What sets it apart, however, is the built-in RTK functionality from DJI which, according to the manufacturer, ensures millimetre-precision navigation.

If you’re looking for the absolute best of the bunch, it’s hard to find a more capable industrial rig than the Matrice 210 RTK. Although the price disparity (call 0191 296 1024 for details on costs) between the Matrice 210 and 210 RTK might prompt some businesses to opt for the mid-range model, if you’re willing to invest in this premium aircraft, you will have access to one of the most powerful, adaptable commercial SUA solutions available.

 

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M210 RTK – Key Features

FPV Camera

Dual-battery System

FlightAutonomy

IP43 Weatherproofing

ADS-B Receiver

Multiple Payload Configurations (Dual and Top Mounted)

Universal Ports

Built-in RTK

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Matrice 200 Series – Additional Information

Now that you know what each aircraft in the Matrice 200 series has to offer, let’s take a look at some of the peripherals and software that have been developed to work seamlessly with these commercial quadcopters.

A New Generation of Flight Management

Alongside the Matrice 200 range, DJI also announced their new FlightHub software. While information is currently limited, we can confirm that it is a web-based software package which allows teams to share real-time data with offsite colleagues over an internet connection.

Promising an intuitive ‘control centre’, DJI FlightHub will let companies plan flights for entire fleets and keep track of each aircraft’s status. Offsite personnel can monitor live feeds while remotely controlling drone’s camera and gimbal.

DJI Flight Hub

This feature-rich software solution will also reportedly enable managers to plan flights in advance using waypoints and dynamic geofencing.
The applications for this include situation control centres remotely keeping track of teams on the ground or company engineers inspecting infrastructure networks without having to leave the office.

It’s also worth noting that the M200 series is compatible with DJI’s Mobile and Onboard Software Development Kit (SDK), which gives programmers the ability to design customised solutions for flight plans, data collation and analysis.

Compatible Accessories

The Matrice 200 is compatible with a range of accessories, here are some of the most interesting currently being touted by DJI:

DJI Goggles: The M200 series pairs with the upcoming ‘DJI Goggles’, which display an 85-degree view from the drone in full 1080p.

Dual Controllers: The master and slave controller range has been extended to 328ft and users have the option to switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequencies to ensure greater signal stability.

A Choice of Batteries: The M200 series offers two battery versions – a standard 95Wh version (TB50) and a more powerful version of 174Wh (TB55) with a flight time of up to 38 minutes.

 


Matrice 200 Series – Frequently Asked Questions


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