DJI has a teaser page online announcing news for Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM. Through various leaks it is clear that DJI will introduce two new Enterprise models for its Mavic drone series. After all, DJI had introduced the latest third generation of the professional Mavic series, the Mavic 3 and the Mavic 3 Cine, three quarters of a year ago - an update of the Enterprise models based on the consumer models for industrial special applications is therefore overdue.
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Teaser
So - quite analogous to Mavic 2 Enterprise and Enterprise Dual - both a new Enterprise and a Thermal model are to be introduced. In the official teaser image, it is easy to see that the new model resembles the Mavic 3, but has a different camera system. That the mirror image shows a different camera than the original image is a hint at the two different Enterprise models, which differ mainly in their camera system. For example, one model will probably have a particularly powerful additional zoom camera and the other an infrared camera for thermal imaging.
New DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise and Thermal models.
The technical information already leaked concerns only the new camera module of the zoom variant of the Mavic 3 Enterprise - this is said to have a laser-based rangefinder for the range of 3 to 1,200 meters, a 1" CMOS sensor with 24 megapixels with a 3-16x optical zoom (the telephoto lens of the Mavic 3 can only zoom 7x optically) as well as 300x hybrid zoom (this digital zoom, however, comes at the expense of the image quality).
It is likely that the Thermal model will have a FLIR/thermal imaging camera instead of a zoom camera, analogous to the two Mavic 2 Enterprise versions, which will allow switching between the two viewing modes when used in conjunction with the second camera.
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise&s new camera.
The old Mavic 2 Enterprise models already featured several improvements over the Mavic 2 consumer models, such as a stronger zoom, more on-board memory, support for special modules, increased data security and self-heating batteries for missions in winter.
However, unlike the old consumer versions of the Mavic 2, the two Mavic 3 consumer models already available now already have an integrated AirSense system that warns of nearby planes and helicopters sending ADS-B signals, helping to detect potential hazards early. This was reserved for the expensive Enterprise versions of the Mavic 2. We can&t wait to see what else DJI has come up with this time around to upgrade the Enterprise models over the consumer models.
Differences between the DJI Mavic 2 Consumer and Enterprise versions.
The following clip - an introduction to the capabilities of the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual and Zoom models - gives an idea of their special capabilities, which will presumably also apply to the upcoming Mavic 3 Enterprise models:
The teaser image of the new model also vaguely shows the cutout for the special Enterprise expansion modules on the top. These special-use modules previously included a searchlight (for nighttime search missions), a loudspeaker (for communicating with people in the field), and a collision warning light for better visibility in the dark (such as to avoid collisions with other drones during nighttime missions).
Headlight Expansion Module of the Mavic 2