DJI's Matrice 600 drone is the most powerful drone yet

Popular drone maker DJI has introduced the Matrice 600, the most powerful drone DJI has ever made. The drone has the ability to carry 6kg, and is aimed at film makers who want to get professional rigs up into the sky.

The Matrice is a six rotor multi-copter fueled by six DJI Intelligent batteries and works with DJI's line of high-end Zenmuse gimbals and cameras, which can shoot 4K video and house Micro Four Thirds lenses. The drone is also dust proof and water resistance.

The M600 also has a new flight controller called A3. The pro version (optional) of A3 uses three Global Navigation Satellite System units and three inertial measurement units when paired with DJI's Real-Time Kinematic technology (optional) and provides centimeter perfect positioning.

It also features Lightbridge 2, an updated version of DJI's video downlink technology that allows for streaming of 1080p videos at 60fps from up to 5km (3.1 miles). This feature can be accessed via DJI Go app, which also includes battery monitoring and the ability to configure aperture, shutter speed and more.

Along with Matrice 600, DJI also announced an updated version of its Ronin stabilizing rig dubbed Ronin MX, designed to work with the M600, and offers best-in-class three-axis aerial video stabilization. The Ronin-MX has a built-in, independent IMU module, a Bluetooth module and a 2.4GHz receiver.

The rig is compatible with third party camera including Black Magic, Canon, Panasonic, RED, Sony and Nikon. It weighs around 4.5kg.

Flight time will depend on the camera the Ronin MX is carrying, but the drone features self-adaptive flight system that make adjustment depending on payload. The M600 will fly up to 36 minutes with a Zenmuse X5 camera attached and up to 16 minutes with a larger camera, such as a RED EPIC.

The Matrice 600 is priced at $4599, while the Ronin MX is priced at $1600, and are now available for purchase from the company website.


Kaiser Bey
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DJI's Matrice 600 drone is the most powerful drone yet DJI's Matrice 600 drone is the most powerful drone yet Reviewed by Kaiser on 4/19/2016 11:28:00 PM
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