Like anything else, you get what you pay for. Keep in mind the resolution difference between 160x120 v. 640x512.M2ED Thermal Camera
Sensor Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Lens HFOV: 57°
Pixel Pitch 12 μm
Spectral Band 8-14 μm
Image Size 640×480 (4:3); 640×360 (16:9)
Still Photography Modes Single shot Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Video Recording Modes 640×360 @8.7fps
Accuracy High Gain: Max ±5% (typical)
Low Gain: Max ±10% (typical)
Scene Range High Gain: -10° to +140°C
Low Gain: -10°to +400°C
Video MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Unless DJI decides to do another mid-winter release... of, say, a Phantom 5 with a Boson 640 or 320 "duo"? ;-) (It could fit nicely between the M2ED and M210 in price and performance.)Looks like I am proceeding with an XT Jan 1.
Oh I agree Luis. There will be a market for the M2ED but what I was pointing out is the level of expectation one should consider when purchasing the unit.DJI is not stupid, they realize there is a "cool" factor to infrared dronesand buyers will be attracted to the low price just to have one and show their buddies how they can see their dog taking a poop in the woods at night. Selling XTs and XT2s to a small market like public safety is not going to make DJI a lot of cash, so I'm guessing a bright boy in marketing had an idea. "Why don't we build a cheap Mavic with FLIR for the kids?"
Having said that, public safety agencies unable to afford the XT/XT2 family, will flock to the M2ED, nothing wrong with that plan so long as they understand the limitations. To each his own. Just my 2 centavos.