There’s no denying the significance of drones in today’s world for businesses such as asset inspections and creation of digital twins, of which you can find more information in our guides. Today, we’ll be looking at two of the industry’s leading enterprise drone models: the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (M3E) and the Autel Evo II Pro Enterprise V2 (Evo II PRV2). Both models are high-performing, feature-rich, and designed for “enterprise” use, but they differ in key areas.
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise: The Flagship Enterprise Mavic
The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise is an upgraded professional version of the popular Mavic 3, with advanced capabilities tailored for professional use. There are two enterprise versions of the Mavic 3 which can be confusing: Mavic 3 Enterprise, Mavic 3 Thermal. In this guide we’ll talk only about the Mavic 3 Enterprise.
Long Flight Time and Range
The M3E boasts a remarkable flight time of up to 45 minutes, among the highest of any multicopter drones. This allows it to either cover large areas in one flight, or allow uninterrupted coverage of events occurring on the ground.
Advanced Imaging Capabilities
The M3E dual camera system includes an impressive 4/3” sensor (better for dark scenes than the Evo II PEV2), 20MP wide lens, and a telephoto lens equivalent to 162mm, 12MP, with a 56x hybrid zoom. This makes the M3E ideal for precision inspections, detailed surveys, and creation of photogrammetry 3D digital twins.
The M3E is able to be combined with the DJI RC Pro Enterprise, a loudspeaker, and an RTK module for enhanced versatility and precision in operations.
Autel Evo II Pro Enterprise V2: The Powerhouse of Autel
The rather lengthy name of Autel’s best enterprise drone does a good job of boasting its credentials as it means business.
Also Has Long Flight Time
Although the Evo II PEV2 can’t match the M3E’s 45 minutes, a flight time of 40 minutes is still impressive and well up there.
Robust Camera System
The Evo II PEV2 comes with a 1” sensor (smaller than 4/3”) which is capable of 6K video (more than the M3E’s 4k).
Like the M3E, the Evo II PEV2 also allows you to attach accessories to the drone, of which you can add a loud speaker, strobe, and spotlight. The M3E has the strobe imbedded already, so it doesn’t use an attachment slot.
In conclusion, both the M3E and Evo II PEV2 have their strengths and at their core are well built enterprise level drones performing best in surveys, inspections, and photogrammetry 3D digital twins. While the M3E beats the Evo II PEV2 on flight time and its dual camera system, the Evo II PEV2 does allow 6k recording as a perk. Apart from that they’re both poised in the same price ranges just under AUD$6 000, and both have robust obstacle avoidance sensors, so choosing between the two will largely depend on your specific requirements.
Stay tuned to our guides for more comparisons and the latest news in the drone industry. Remember, no matter which drone you choose, proper training and safe operations are critical.