DJI releases Zenmuse XT2 thermal camera and PSDK

On March 28, DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, released its new PSDK (Payload Software Development Kit) in the U.S. and launched the Zenmuse XT2 thermal camera in partnership with FLIR Systems, a thermal imaging camera company.

Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera

The Zenmuse XT2 combines invisible temperature data with 4K visual light to display clear and subtle images. Equipped with the MSX image enhancement technology of FLIR Systems, this product aims to achieve thermal imaging with full details, delivering an unmatched level of versatility from industrial inspections to public safety operations.

The combination of FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging sensor and 4K visual sensor is designed to record and transmit thermal and visible images. Focusing and high-temperature alarm are also possible. A click on the screen could trigger measurement of object temperature. It could also automatically target the part with the highest temperature within its vision. Alarms could also be triggered once the temperature exceeds a preset threshold.

With a quick turn of the wrist, the Zenmuse XT2 secures onto DJI’s industry-leading M200 series and M600 Pro drones to provide pilots with a direct view and control of this powerful thermal sensor. With IP44 protection, the XT2 can operate under all weather conditions. Its camera has two types of resolution, 640×512 and 336×256, with four types of camera lens, 9mm, 13mm, 19mm and 25mm.

PSDK (Payload Software Development Kit)

DJI launched SDK (Software Development Kit) in 2014, bringing new insights into drone development. After Mobile SDK, Onboard SDK and Guidance SDK, the powerful new Payload SDK allows innovative drone startups, developers, and sensor and device manufacturers to easily integrate custom cameras, sensors and other types of payloads onto DJI drones. The integration is accomplished in accordance with different usage scenarios, unlocking the true potential of drone technology for businesses, governments and researchers around the world.


PSDK connects third-party payloads with DJI’s drone platform through DJI SkyPort adapters. DJI SkyPort enables control and data capture by making connections between customized payloads and intercommunication systems such as GPS and picture transfer. PSDK is now compatible with the DJI M200 series commercial drone.

This article originally appeared in TechWeb and was translated by Pandaily.