Learn about the differences between the Matrice 300 RTK and the Matrice 200 series. See the upgrades to the new DJI Matrice 300 RTK drone below. Not sure where to start? We here at DSLRPros are ready to assist you.
The Matrice 300RTK has 6 directional obstacle sensing and positioning. There are vision and infrared sensors on each of the 6 sides of the drone. These sensors are customizable meaning they can be tuned to set a min and max sensing distance allowing for greater safety in complex environments. These sensors can detect objects up to 131 feet away and work at up to 38mph.
The Matrice 200 series has obstacle avoidance sensors on the front, bottom, and top of the drone. These sensors are not as powerful as the ones on the M300. The forward vision system can detect obstacles from 2-98 feet away. The top infrared sensors can detect obstacles from 0-16 feet away. The front and top systems are not rated for detection at speed. The downward vision sensor uses an ultrasonic system that works from .33 to 16 feet away. The downward vision system detects at a max of 22 mph.
The Matrice 300 obstacle sensing system has dual cameras and infrared sensors on all 6 sides. These sensors can detect smaller objects and have auxiliary lighting to see objects at low light. The obstacle sensing system in the M300 RTK system is far superior.
Durability and Reliability:
The Matrice 300RTK has an IP45 rating. What does IP45 mean? This is a liquid and solids durability score. The first number (4) is the solids rating this means that the drone is protected against objects greater than 1mm (safe against sand and some dust). The second number (5) means its protected against low pressure water jets from any angle (heavy rain).
The Matrice 200 series has an IP43 rating. The first number (4) is the solids rating this means that the drone is protected against objects greater than 1mm (safe against sand and some dust). The second number (3) means its protected against indirect moisture spray (light rain).
With 2 extra levels of water protection achieved on the M300 RTK the toughness of this drone has been improved.
Flight Time Matrice 300 RTK vs 210 Comparison
The Matrice 300RTK has the brand new TB60 batteries. These batteries give the Matrice 300RTK a max flight time of 55 minutes. With the H20 and XT2 payload attached the drone will have a flight time of 39 minutes. With just the Z30 the drone will get a whopping 46 mins. This is a great improvement over the Matrice 200 series which had a max of 25 minutes. See the flight time comparison charts below.
New auxiliary LED lights on the top on the bottom for accurate obstacle avoidance sensing in low light. These LEDs are separate from the anti-collision beacons which the Matrice 300RTK also has those on the top and bottom.
How Many Camera Payloads Can the Matrice 300 RTK Carry?
Camera payload configuration is also new for the Matrice 300 RTK. Two payloads on the bottom and one on the top is now possible. Compared to the M200 series it was either one on top or two on the bottom. The M300 RTK now allows for 3 camera payloads to be carried at once.
Does the Matrice 300RTK Have a First-Person View (FPV) Camera?
The Matrice 300 RTK has a new larger fixed FPV camera. The FPV camera streams 1080P video right to the remote controller. This fixed FPV camera makes it easy to see what is in front of the drone. The M210 had a lower resolution FPV camera that could look up and down. Having the M300 RTKs camera be higher quality and be fixed facing forward makes it easy to quickly identify what is in front of the drone.
New Remote Controller:
The Matrice 300RTK has a brand new controller. This controller is called the smart controller Enterprise. The controller features a high brightness touch screen with a built in 5.5 inch 1920x1080p resolution screen. The screen has double the brightness of most iPads making it easy to use in sunny environments. The controller also features an internal battery and a WB37 battery port giving the controller a 4.5 hour run time.
The Matrice 300RTK comes with the next generation of powerful data transmission technology from DJI. Called OcuSync Enterprise this system is able to transmit video and drone control functions up to 9.3 miles away. This transmission system is also AES-256 encrypted and supports 3 video channels at 1080P at 30 frames per second (fps)
Dual Controller Mode:
The Matrice 300RTK gives pilots the ability to switch who is controlling the aircraft while it is in flight. This means that the drone can take off and land in different locations with different pilots for complex or long-distance missions.