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The DJI Mavic 3 Thermal: A Specialised Tool for Australia’s Demanding Industries

Today we’re exploring the features of the DJI Mavic 3 Thermal (Mavic 3T) and how it compares to it’s predecessors the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced (M2EA) and the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual (M2ED). 

 
 

Upgraded Thermal Imaging Sensor

The Mavic 3T thermal camera comes with 640 x 512 resolution, providing much clearer thermal images than M2ED which only had 640 x 480. Although it doesn’t sound like much, the difference in resolution quality is immediate. Funny enough the resolution remains the same as the M2EA. 

Alongside its predecessors, the Mavic 3T still supports point and area temperature measurements, high-temperature alerts, a sway of different colour palettes to choose from and isotherms.

 

Upgraded Telephoto Sensor

The Mavic 3T also adds (alongside the normal, and thermal camera) its own telephoto (zoom) camera. Before the M2EA used single high megapixel camera (48MP) to allow a digital zoom, inferior to optical zoom. What the Mavic 3T does is reduce this pixel count to 12MP but has the lens sitting at an already telephoto 162mm length, instead of the 24mm the M2EA had. This gives a much clearer picture than before possible, but without sacrificing the original 48MP wide angle camera which both have. 

Simultaneous Split-Screen Zoom

A new feature that comes to the Mavic 3T is the ability to support thermal and zoom cameras side-by-side on the controller, making visual and thermal comparisons much easier. Of course you can still overlay the two images over each other like you could before. 

 
 

Long Battery Life

Of course being on the new Mavic 3 platform comes with its advantages, and that’s a huge 45 minutes of max flight time. That equates to increased operational efficiency as you don’t need to change batteries mid-mission, allowing for more detailed surveys, and increased operations support of first responder situations, and wildlife monitoring.

Advanced Flight Features

Although the Mavic 2 Enterprise was already advanced in its ability to sense its surroundings, the Mavic 3T takes this up to the next level. With omnidirectional sensing, more advanced Return To Home (RTH) algorithms, and Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) 5.0, an upgrade over the Mavic 2 models which have APAS 3.0, running into trees and buildings is a lot harder (thankfully). 

 
 

Conclusion

The Mavic 3T is a big step forward thanks to the upgraded Mavic 3 platform it sits on, however the thermal camera is the same as on the Mavic 2 EA. So you get plenty of upgraded technology for a safer drone, an additional zoom camera, and much more flight time by choosing the DJI Mavic 3 Thermal. To learn more or reserve on for yourself, visit our Mavic 3 Thermal page.

 
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