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Matterport Pro2 vs Pro3 Cameras – which one should I buy?

Matterport Pro2 vs Pro3

Matterport PRO2 vs PRO3 Cameras

We have extensively road tested the Matterport PRO2 and PRO3 cameras, putting them through their paces. Ultimately the decision as to which one to buy will come down to the types of projects you will be capturing, along with the budget you have available.

What we really like about both cameras is that they are very robust, easy to set up and use. The capture quality and accuracy are very impressive and once you have your finished completed spaces, Matterport’s advanced feature set gives you the option of extracting valuable assets, such as professional floorplans, BIM and .e57 files that are key to the marketing, design and build workflows.

Advantages of the Matterport PRO3:

  • LIDAR Technology: The PRO3 camera uses LIDAR technology, allowing it to be used seamlessly outdoors without being affected by light conditions. This provides flexibility for both indoor and outdoor scanning projects.
  • Faster Scanning: The PRO3 camera is approximately 10 to 15 seconds quicker per scan compared to the PRO2. This can save a significant amount of time when scanning larger projects.
  • Better Accuracy: The PRO3 camera offers improved accuracy compared to the PRO2.
  • Field Swappable Batteries: The PRO3 camera has field swappable batteries, providing the convenience of easily replacing batteries on-site if needed

Advantages of the Matterport PRO2:

  • Budget-Friendly: The PRO2 camera is approximately 50% cheaper than the PRO3 camera, making it a more cost-effective option.
  • Indoor Projects: If your projects primarily involve indoor spaces, the PRO2 camera with its built-in lithium-ion battery, providing a runtime of about 8 hours, should be sufficient for a full day of scanning.

RECOMMENDATION: If your projects involve outdoor spaces or scanning large areas, it is recommended to purchase the Matterport PRO3 camera. The PRO3‘s LIDAR technology, faster scanning, improved accuracy, and field swappable batteries make it suitable for a wide range of projects. While it may have a higher upfront cost, the PRO3 camera’s capabilities can quickly pay for themselves in terms of project opportunities and time saved.

It’s worth considering your specific project requirements and budget before making a final decision.

You can explore the current packages we have available here and contact us via sales@tradesurvey.co.uk or call us on 0800 292 2188 for any further questions or advice.

AT A GLANCE PRO2 Camera PRO3 Camera
Depth Technology Infra-Red LIDAR
Field of View 360° H / 300° V 360° H / 295° V
Lens 4K full glass 4K full glass
Photography Output 4K print quality 4K print quality
Scanning Environments Indoors* Indoors, Outdoors
Time per scan <30 seconds <20 seconds
Accuracy 1% of actual reality +/- 20mm @ 10m
Dimensions (mm) 230 (h) x 260 (w) x 110 (d) 181 (h) x 161.4 (w) x 76 (d)
Weight (kg) 3.4 2.2
Battery runtime 8 hours (built-in lithium-ion) 4-4.5 hours (field swappable batteries)
Battery charge time 4.5 hours 2.5 hours (80%), 3.5 hours (100%)
Matterport Capture App IOS and Android IOS and Android
*Can be used outdoors, but only under certain conditions