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The DJI Zenmuse XT - Thermal Imaging for Commercial Drones

The DJI Zenmuse XT is a highly-integrated thermal imaging solution, specifically designed for commercial drones. The camera is stable, precise, highly responsive, and makes thermal imaging from the air much easier.

The Zenmuse XT combines DJI’s expertise in gimbal technology, flight stability, and image transmission with FLIR’s proven thermal imaging technology. It provides the ultimate solution for rapid-deployable and reliable aerial thermal imaging. Users can record their thermal images faster, covering large areas and save them for future analysis and reporting.

The Zenmuse XT comes in 336 × 256 or 640 × 512 resolutions, and it has different lens options to ensure that users have the right combination of magnification, situational awareness, spot size, and area coverage to suit their specific needs.

Seamless Integration

Through the DJI Go app, the Zenmuse XT has complete camera control, providing users with real-time configuration of camera controls, including selection of color palette, level and span adjustment, isotherms, zoom etc. The thermal imager also allows users to control their still image capture or video recording settings with just the press of a finger. This enables seamless recording of the required thermal data.

Mission Ready

The Zenmuse XT can be mounted either on the Matrice 100 or the Inspire 1, and can be launched in a matter of seconds. Its flawless integration gives users easy access to key features such as; DJI’s Lightbridge video transmission system, Follow Me, Course and Home Lock, automated Point of Interest, and the DJI SDK.

The Inspire 1, with fast, stable and efficient airframes, keeps the Zenmuse XT in the air for a period of 22 minutes. If the Zenmuse XT is used with the Matrice 100, it can remain in flight for up to 35 minutes, making it suitable for large-scale inspections and useful in search and rescue operations.

FLIR + DJI = Powerful Airborne Solutions

The Zenmuse gimbal technology by DJI has become a standard among complex aerial cinematographers, making DJI’s aerial platforms perfect for cinematography and aerial thermal imaging. These platforms are easy to fly, stable, and fully-integrated with apps.

The primary purpose of drones is to position a sensor in 3D space. When that sensor happens to be a FLIR thermal imager, possibilities are further extended for thermal inspectors and drone operators.

The use of FLIR thermal imaging from compact drones provides a new level of capabilities to many applications. The FLIR Vue™ Pro features the same powerful thermal imaging core that is used in popular cameras, and provides extended performance and flexibility at an affordable price.


The DJI Zenmuse XT is used in the following applications:

  • Precision agriculture
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Firefighting
  • Roof inspections
  • Power line inspections
  • Bridge and building inspections
  • Cell tower inspections
  • Substation inspections
  • Surveying
  • Security
  • Natural resource and wildlife protection

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