Upgrading from the DJI M200 Series to the M300 RTK


Every time DJI comes out with a new product, it does so elegantly but in a truly trail-blazing fashion! The Matrice 300 RTK, the latest addition to the DJI Enterprise family, is no exception.

This drone pairs intelligence with high performance and incredible reliability, providing the perfect experience to any company or institution working in the field of Inspections and Public Safety.

But how does it compare to its older siblings belonging to the Matrice 200 V2 Series? It certainly builds on their solid foundations, but offers longer flight times, enhanced safety features and higher IP rating.

dji matrice 200 V2
Matrice 200 V2

For anyone wanting to make that upgrade from the M200 Series to the M300 RTK, there are some main points to be considered.

Flight Time

The M300 RTK has a reported maximum flight time of 55 minutes without any payload, while the M200 can only reach 28 minutes of autonomy.

Even when mounted with a payload, the M300 RTK still dominates: when loaded to full capacity (meaning 3 payloads), it can last about 31 minutes, which is still longer than most M200 drones.


The M300 RTK is able to take off carrying up to 9kg of payload; in fact, it is able to carry up to three payloads at once!

The M200 V2 on the other hand can only carry a single payload in the downward gimbal position.

Two new sensors are available for integration with this drone: the ZenMuse H20 and the H20T are both incredible multi-sensor solutions.

The M300 RTK can be also mounted with older sensors such as the Z30 and XT2 or XT S. It cannot, however, mount the X4S, X5S and X7 (most used for surveying purposes), while the M200 Series V2 can.

Matrice 300 RTK mounted with three payloads

IP Rating

The M200 V2 series has an IP Rating of 43, while the M300 RTK has an IP45, meaning it is more tolerant of wet weather, resisting rains of up to 100mm/24h.


The M300 RTK is powered by the new TB60 Intelligent Flight Battery, which can be changed without having to switch off the device.

The new Battery Station is very fast, allowing to charge two TB60 flight batterie in only one hour.

The previous IN2CH charging hub needed more than double the time, fully charging 2 TB55 batteries for the M200 Series V2 in about 2h24m.

Maximum Transmission Range

Another great update is the M300 RTK’s compatibility with DJI’s new OcuSync Enterprise Transmission System, which allows a transmission range of up to 15km (FCC) or 8km (CE).

The M200 Series V2 on the other hand uses OcuSync technology, guaranteeing a maximum range of 8km (FCC) and 5km (FC).

Safety Features

The M300 RTK guarantees superior safety levels thanks to its six Directional Sensing and Positioning System. It also features DJI’s AirSense technology, Auxiliary LED lights, anti-collision beacons, as well as Dual Battery provision.

While still being reliable, the M200 Series V2 do not have all these safety features. Wanting to upgrade to the M300 RTK? AirWorks, DJI official dealer in Dubai, offers businesses and agencies its consulting services and enterprise products to find the best drone solutions to meet their needs.