DJI Zenmuse L2: Revolutionizing 3D Data Acquisition for Professionals

In the ever-evolving world of technology, DJI, the leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, unveils its latest game-changer: the DJI Zenmuse L2. This groundbreaking system represents a significant leap forward in 3D data acquisition, promising enhanced precision, efficiency, and reliability for professionals across various industries. Whether you're in land surveying, forestry, or infrastructure management, the Zenmuse L2 has the potential to revolutionize your workflow.

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Christina Zhang, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at DJI, hails the DJI Zenmuse L2 as “a new era of 3D data acquisition.” DJI has a track record of introducing reliable and cost-effective LiDAR systems, catering to land surveyors, electricity inspectors, forestry professionals, and more. The Zenmuse L2 takes this legacy to new heights, offering real-time 3D data capture with unprecedented accuracy.

Aerial LiDAR Technology: Efficiency Redefined

Professionals in land surveying, mapping, electricity inspection, forestry, and infrastructure management can now obtain large-scale, three-dimensional spatial information in record time, thanks to aerial LiDAR technology. Compared to traditional manual measurement methods, LiDAR significantly reduces workload, shortens field measurement times, and boosts overall detection efficiency.

Dji Zenmuse L2: Revolutionizing 3D Data Acquisition For Professionals

The Zenmuse L2 integrates cutting-edge technology, including LiDAR, a self-developed IMU system, a 4/3 CMOS RGB camera, and a three-axis gimbal. When paired with DJI's Matrice 300 RTK or Matrice 350 RTK drones, this combination delivers unmatched accuracy and efficiency in data collection.

Precision at Your Fingertips

One of the standout features of the Zenmuse L2 is its high-accuracy self-developed IMU system. It's ready for action the moment you power it on, ensuring a seamless in-the-field experience. Coupled with the drone's RTK positioning system, the Zenmuse L2 gains access to highly precise position, speed, and attitude data. This fusion of technologies enhances operational reliability and precision.

Extended Detection Range for Enhanced Safety

Compared to its predecessor, the Zenmuse L2 offers a remarkable 30% increase in detection range. It can detect objects from 250 meters at 10% reflectivity and 100k Lux, extending up to 450 meters at 50% reflectivity and 0k Lux. This extended operational altitude—up to 150 meters—significantly enhances safety and efficiency during operations.

Additionally, the Zenmuse L2's reduced spot size, just 4×12 cm @100m, allows it to detect smaller objects with greater detail. This capability generates more accurate digital elevation models (DEM) and supports five returns, penetrating dense vegetation to capture ground points beneath foliage.

Dji Zenmuse L2: Revolutionizing 3D Data Acquisition For Professionals

Efficiency in Data Collection

The Zenmuse L2 excels in both single and multiple return modes, reaching a maximum point cloud emission rate of 240,000 points per second. This ensures rapid acquisition of point cloud data within tight timeframes.

The sensor's RGB mapping camera features a 4/3 CMOS with a mechanical shutter and an enlarged pixel size of 3.3 μm. With an effective pixel count of 20 MP, it enhances overall imaging and provides more vivid colorized point cloud details.

The camera offers faster photo intervals, reduced shutter wear with up to 200,000 cycles, and the flexibility to capture photos, videos, or visible light mapping images when point cloud data isn't necessary.

Control at Your Fingertips

DJI Pilot 2, the software used during operations, offers three display modes: RGB, point cloud, and point cloud/RGB side-by-side display. This intuitive interface presents operational results clearly.

The Zenmuse L2 also features Laser Rangefinder (RNG) support, providing distance information between the LiDAR module and objects in the field of view. This feature enhances flight safety. Four real-time point cloud coloring modes—Reflectivity, Height, Distance, and RGB—are available, enabling operators to monitor operational progress in real-time.

DJI Pilot 2 allows the Zenmuse L2 to generate route operation quality reports, complete with point cloud playback and splicing functions. This feature streamlines data collection and ensures data accuracy.

For post-processing, works seamlessly with the Zenmuse L2, enabling efficient and reliable one-stop point cloud processing. It optimizes point cloud accuracy, classifies ground points, and generates digital elevation models (DEMs). Accuracy control and inspection functions further enhance the result analysis.

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A Versatile Tool for Diverse Industries

The Zenmuse L2, when paired with the RTK or DJI Matrice 350 RTK platform and DJI Terra, proves invaluable in land surveying, forestry, asset management, and more.

For topographic mapping, the Zenmuse L2 can swiftly map large areas with exceptional accuracy, simplifying topographic surveys.

In forestry, the LiDAR system can penetrate dense canopies, allowing professionals to monitor plant growth and analyze crown width and tree height.

In the electricity inspection industry, the Zenmuse L2 revolutionizes the reconstruction of lines and components. It enables efficient data collection and risk assessment, ensuring powerline safety.

DJI Zenmuse L2Availability

The DJI Zenmuse L2 is set to be available for purchase from and dealers soon, promising to elevate precision, efficiency, and reliability in 3D data acquisition to new heights.

In a world where precision and efficiency are paramount, the DJI Zenmuse L2 offers professionals a powerful tool to redefine how they work, ensuring that the future of data acquisition is both accurate and efficient.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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