New release: DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral

This blog is brought to you by Drone Class, your drone trainer for flying in the open and specific category.

For crop analysis, DJI has now also released a dedicated drone in the Mavic 3 Enterprise range, the Mavic 3 Multispectral.

Drone with multispectral camera

Drones have been a fairly well known tool in precision agriculture for a few years now for early detection of problems in the crop. This can be done - roughly - fairly inaccurately with an RGB camera and much more accurately with a multispectral camera, which sees NIR (near-infrared). Green crop reflects light. The more NIR is reflected back, the healthier the leaf is.

Mavic 3 Multispectral

On board, you find two cameras:

  • An RGB camera with a 4/3-inch CMOS and 20MP image sensor
  • A multispectral camera with four lenses, each capturing 5 million pixels in four frequency bands: Green, Red, Red Edge (RE) and Near-infrared (NIR)

Handy about the RGB camera is that, like the Mavic 3 Enterprise version, it has a mechanical shutter. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000. It is possible to shoot continuously with the shortest possible interval being 0.7 seconds. Thanks to this speed, it is possible to gather image information quickly, significantly improving the efficiency of operations in the field.

Extension with RTK module

For precise positioning, you can add an additional RTK module to the device, which provides highly accurate aerial measurements. For farms with a lot of farmland, this is a must.

Maximum flight time

Whereas the Mavic 3 Series as a whole excels in quite a few flight minutes, the Mavic 3 Multispectral is certainly no exception. The battery gets up to 43 minutes, allowing you to inspect an area of up to two square kilometres.

Integration with cloud platforms

Through DJI Cloud API, users can connect directly to an external cloud platform to collect information, live video, photo data and other information. The device also supports Mobile SDK 5 (MSDK5), allowing users to easily develop exclusive control apps for scenarios such as intelligent monitoring.

EU Drone Licence

Fancy getting started with the DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral? Then you will need the A1-A3 basic certificate. This will allow you to operate outside no-fly zones and built-up areas.

Sem van Geffen

Co-owner Drone Class B.V.

About the author

Sem is an experienced trainer/developer, with drones as his main interest. He holds the Dutch RPA-L license and the EASA STS theory certificate. His specialism is EU aviation law and he enjoys flying the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise.

We'll keep you posted

Enter your e-mail address below and receive our monthly newsletter for as long as you wish.