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DJI M30 vs DJI M30T | What's the difference?

Updated: Apr 18, 2023



Overview


DJI is undoubtedly the market leader in the drone industry, both in the consumer and enterprise sectors recently releasing not one but three enterprise Mavics, the M3E, M3T, and M3M


But what if you need something more heavy-duty, with a durable airframe, IP rating, and a longer flight time?


Well, this is where DJI has introduced their new flagship drone range, the M30, and M30T.


In this post, we will look at comparisons between the M30 and M30T, what the difference is, and the use cases for both drones.



DJI M30 vs M30T


The M30 is DJI's flagship platform, exceedingly versatile with two different camera configurations available.


The drone platform itself is the same on both units, all that differs is the camera.

Below we will run through some specifications of the drone itself and then move on to the two different camera configurations.

DJI M30(T) Drone | Hammer Missions
DJI M30(T) Drone | Hammer Missions

M30(T) Drone Specifications


  • Weather Ready: IP55 weather rating for deployment in harsh environments, including wet weather.

  • Temperature Tolerance: Operation temperatures from -20° C to 50° C.

  • FPV View: Improved first-person view pilot camera for low light conditions

  • Emergency Landing: Three-propeller emergency landing,

  • Quality Monitoring: Health Management System

  • Obstacle Avoidance: Six-way obstacle avoidance sensors.

  • Radio Link: Four-antenna OcuSync 3 Enterprise transmission ensures a strong redundancy, and it supports LTE link backup, in the face of complex terrain and working conditions.

  • Form Factor: Foldable integrated lightweight design with a 3.7 kg take-off weight

  • Self-heating: TB30 battery design can support at least 400 charge cycles

  • Flight Time: Up to 41-minute flight time.

  • Battery Charging: Smart BS30 charging case allows quick battery charging from 20% to 90% in 30 minutes.



M30 Camera vs M30T Camera



SPEC

DJI M30

DJI M30T

What Does It Mean?

Camera

48 Megapixel 1/2" CMOS Zoom Camera

48 Megapixel 1/2" CMOS Zoom Camera

Both models offer a high camera picture quality.

Optical Zoom Capability

5x - 16x

5x - 16x

Both cameras offer optical zoom capability.

Digital Zoom Capability

200x

200x

The digitally enhanced zoom capability

​Thermal Camera

​N/A

640 x 512 px Radiometric Thermal Camera

Camera picture quality from the thermal camera

​Infared Mode

N/A

1280 x 1024 Infrared Image Super Resolution Mode

An enhanced mode for the thermal camera

Video

4K Video @30fps

4K Video @30fps

Camera video quality

Additional

Laser Range Finder

Laser Range Finder

A laser rangefinder is a rangefinder that uses a laser beam to determine the distance to an object



The M30 / M30T also features a brand-new controller that has been specifically designed for this platform, the DJI RC Plus



DJI RC Plus


DJI RC Plus Controller | Hammer Missions
DJI RC Plus Controller | Hammer Missions
  • Specifically designed for the M30 / M30T

  • 7-inch-wide HD, Super Bright Screen

  • IP54 certified

  • The DJI RC Plus has six programmable buttons on either side of the screen.

  • Six hours of screen-on time. It has an internal battery and a swappable external battery.

  • Ports for microSD card, USB, HDMI, USB type C, and 4G connectivity.

  • Future update to make the DJI M300 compatible



DJI M30 / M30T Use Cases


The M30 is ideal for harsh environments and is favored by emergency services including search and rescue.


But it also has its uses in the inspection and survey market, the fact that the unit has an IP rating of 55 means it can be used in most weather and environmental conditions giving it a huge advantage on dusty or damp sites. This is a huge advantage over the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise range which does not have an IP rating and should only be used in fair weather.


The M30 / M30T is a very compact unit making it easy to deploy, fly and then pack away which ideally decreases the time you need to spend on site.


Use Cases for the M30 / M30T:




DJI M30 / M30T Video




DJI M30 / M30T Additional Features


The M30 also has a host of additional features and accessories, one being the new DJI RC Plus which we have already discussed.


The M30 features the best in its class when it comes to data security with AES encryption enabled for the SD card storage, protecting your valuable data and flight logs. You can also enable local data mode which keeps all of your data tied to the drone until you decide otherwise.


The biggest addition to the M30 / M30T is the Drone-In-A-Box DJI Dock.


DJI Dock | Hammer Missions
DJI Dock | Hammer Missions

The DJI Dock is an autonomous takeoff, landing, and charging station allowing fully automatic, programmed flights with the DJI M30 Series.


This opens up possibilities for fully automated and pre-programmed flights that can be monitored and supervised remotely and is something that Hammer Missions will be introducing in a future update to our platform.



Summary


As you can see from the introduction above, the M30 / M30T is one to beat when it comes to a versatile, weatherproofed platform. The team at Hammer Missions is already in the throes of integrating the aircraft into our compatible fleet and will have an update as soon as it's available.


If you'd like to learn more about how to high-quality data and get the most out of your drone missions, please feel free to visit our learning resources.


If you haven't got a Hammer account as yet and would like to try Hammer Missions you can get started on our free trial.


To learn more about our enterprise solutions, including mission collaboration, data processing, and AI solutions, please contact us at team@hammermissions.com.


We look forward to hearing from you.


— Team at Hammer Missions















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