DJI is the market leader when it comes to commercial or enterprise drones. It has been a
pioneer in this field both in terms of reimagining things and in producing highly reliable
Their durable Mavic series promises to provide a broad array of features engineered
specifically in accordance with the various requirements of industrial enterprises all across
the globe. This post endeavours to unearth the differences between two of the best devices
that DJI have to offer: DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise and DJI Mavic 3 Thermal (mavic 3t).
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At the outset, the nomenclature, price range and bundle may seem to be the only differences.
However, once you delve into the finer details, there are multitudes of differences that need
to be considered. Let’s have a look at the similarities between the two devices.
Flight time and safety
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise and DJI Mavic 3T offer a flight time in the range of 36 to 45 minutes.
Both come with reliable safety options such as obstacle sensors which work in all directions,
Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS 5.0) and Advanced Return to Home (RTH).
DJI RC Pro Enterprise
Both the machines employ the DJI RC Pro Enterprise radio controller for maneuvering and
boasts a 5.5 inch touch screen display, 1000 nit high brightness screen and a battery life of
about three hours.
DJI Software Compatibility
Both the devices are supported with DJI FlightHub 2 which is an all-encompassing cloud-
centric drone management solution for mission planning and fleet management. Furthermore,
these machines are also compatible with the DJI Terra which is a user-friendly mapping
software which converts two-dimensional orthophotos into three dimensional models for in-
Both the drones are also supported with accessories such as the loudspeaker with live speech
and the live kinematic (RTK) module for precise, minute surveying. Having said that, this is the point where the similarities reach their end-point. Now, it’s time
to have a look at the differences between the two devices.
Mavic 3 Enterprise
● The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise is equipped with a 4/3 inch CMOS sensor at 20MP on its
wide camera and a ½ inch CMOS 12MP sensor on its telephoto camera with 8X (56X
● The manufacturer has doctored the Mavic 3 Enterprise for surveying by incorporating
an electronic and mechanical shutter. This feature tends to eliminate motion blur with
● In contrast to the Mavic 3’s 2.5 second, the Mavic 3 Enterprise is loaded with a 0.7
second shutter speed. This reduced shooting interval turns Mavic 3 Enterprise a
phenomenal surveying device.
● DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise boasts an optional RTK Module which provides it with a
surveying ability at centimeter level with a GSD of 5 cm and reaching a 2.25 Square
Kilometer per flight in terms of orthophoto accuracy.
DJI Mavic 3 Thermal (DJI Mavic 3T)
● The 640 x 512 Hz radiometric thermal sensor is the primary distinctive feature in the
DJI Mavic 3T. This sophisticated sensor offers point and area temperature
measurement, high-temperature notifications, an array of thermal colour palettes and
● DJI Mavic 3T is equipped with ½ CMOS 48MP wide camera and a ½ inch CMOS
12MP telephoto zoom camera with 7-56X zoom.
● Despite being loaded with a ½ CMOS sensor, it is also important to note that imaging
quality is not as sharp as provided by other machines in the DJI Mavic 3 fleet.
● The DJI Mavic 3T also offers split-screen viewing capability at the same time on the
DJI RC Pro Enterprise which enables the pilot to carry out simultaneous comparisons
between the outputs of thermal and optical sensors.
● The DJI Mavic 3T can also carry accessories and conduct surveying or thermal
mapping. Nevertheless, accurate surveying with the RTK module is still reliable and
precise on the Mavic 3 Enterprise.
Who are the intended end-users?
Developed for industries which demand considerable imaging features and state-of-the-art
options. The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise and Mavic 3T are used in the following industries:
Both the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise and DJI Mavic 3T offer options that make them handy for a
number of public safety environments, there are a few particular use cases which can
influence your buying decision. The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise comes with both an electronic as
well as a mechanical shutter which render it suitable for mapping purposes. Hence, the DJI
Mavic 3 Enterprise is the right way to go if one is looking to create 3D models of crime
scenes for forensic examination and gathering of evidence.
Having said that, when it comes to thermal capability, the DJI Mavic 3T definitely is better
than its counterpart. Hence, it is suitable for locating missing personnel in executing search
and rescue missions and pointing out hot spots in structural and wildfires besides looking out
for absconders at night. Both can come in handy in keeping the crowd under control, but the
DJI Mavic 3T certainly has the edge over the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise in this field.
Surveying / Mapping
The availability of mechanical shutter in the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise renders it as an ideal
choice for mapping and surveying; thereby exterminating the jelly effect in high speed
motion which is an essential feature required for sustainable surveillance activities. The DJI
Mavic 3 Enterprise has a shutter speed of 0.7 second in contrast to the DJI Mavic 3T’s shutter
speed of 3.5 second. The addition of RTK module can enable the surveyors to carry out
missions at an extremely minute level and the Time Sync compatibility ensures that they
Energy and Utility Monitoring
The DJI Mavic 3T comes with a 640 x 512 radiometric thermal sensor which makes it a
brilliant option for monitoring of energy and utility facilities. It enables the engineers to point
out heat leakage, figure out the non-functional paraphernalia and ensure minimum loss of
energy across a diverse range of sectors such as solar energy, oil and gas and wind farms.
Forestry / Conservation
The DJI Mavic 3T’s thermal imaging capacity can be harnessed by experts to keep a lookout
for animal behaviour, monitor wildlife patterns and point out alterations in the ecosystem.
This information is critical in making reliable decisions regarding biodiversity conservation
and environment control.
Summing it all up!
By opting for a suitable drone for your industry and your end-purpose in particular is
essential for optimising output and getting the intended results. Both the DJI Mavic 3
Enterprise and DJI Mavic 3T are equipped with cutting edge features for commercial and
The DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise is a small-sized surveying machine that is a reliable family
member of the legendary Phantom 4 RTK thanks to its price range and compact size. The DJI
Mavic 3T, on the other hand, comes from the lineage of the magnificent DJI Mavic 2
Enterprise series with its easily applicable and portable design.