DJI Mavic 2 Zoom With FLIR Boson Thermal Camera Spotted!
It was only just a month ago that DJI, a Shenzhen-based tech company, released the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone. This time around, a “new” drone was spotted via a Facebook post.
What Is This “New” Drone?
According to a report from DroneDJ, it’s a custom-made DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with a FLIR Boson thermal camera attached to it. One of the cameras attached to it is the Boson 320 6.3mm combined with the original optical zoom camera. Moreover, the report also notes that the custom-made has some kind of cover on top of the drone.
What Are Its Capabilities?
The customized DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone still retains its original zoom camera. Thanks to its 320 x 240 thermal camera, it is capable of detecting 900ft away which is quite impressive because it is 5 times the distance of what the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone is capable of. Moreover, DroneDJ notes that the thermal image shows through the DJI Go 4 app and is fully integrated, but it’s unknown whether it supports Dual Vision or not.
Now let’s talk about the FLIR Boson 320 6.3 mn lens thermal imaging camera. According to its product page at oemcameras, the feature highlights are:
- 320 x 256 resolution — Yes, it says 320 x 256. We couldn’t locate the 320 x 240 variant. If anyone knows where to find it, share us the information down in the comment section. Thanks.
- 34° HFoV
- 6.3mm Focal Length
- 12 µm pixel pitch VOx microbolometer
- Multiple high-performance FOV options
- Multiple levels of sensitivity starting at <40 mK
- 21 x 21 x 11 mm, (4.9 cm3 ) camera body
- Weight as low as 7.5 grams
- Low power consumption, starting at 500 mW
- Rugged construction and highest temperature rating -40°C to +80°C
The Price Tag
Regarding the price tag of the FLIR Boson 320 6.3mm, oemcameras listed it on their site for “as low as” $1,242. The thing is, if you go to the store.grouplets, the price varies depending on the focal length and grade (Consumer, Professional, and Industrial).
Take for example the prices for the Consumer grade:
- $1,280 (no lens)
- $1,680 (92 degrees – 2.3 mm)
- $1,680 (50 degrees – 4.3 mm)
- $1,680 (34 degrees – 6.3 mm)
- $1,680 (24 degrees – 9.1 mm)
- $1,680 (16 degrees – 13.8 mm)
- $2,240 (12 degrees – 18 mm)
- $2,240 (6 degrees – 36 mm)
- $2,240 (4 degrees – 55 mm)
As for the Mavic 2 Zoom, it comes with two price tags at DJI’s official online store. The first price tag features $1,249, while the second one is $1,698 (originally $1,798) which comes with a DJI Goggles RE (Racing Edition).
What are your thoughts about the customized Mavic 2 Zoom drone attached with a FLIR Boson thermal camera? Tell us in the comment section below.