DJI are consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible with user friendly UAV or drones as they are commonly know. Currently the majority of drone users are using their craft to capture stunning aerial imagery as either a professional photographer/videoographer or simply just for fun. Products such as DJI’s Phantom or Inspire 1 have set the standard in this area. But what about other applications? More and more often we find ourselves in conversation with professionals from a vast array of different fields. From police and search and rescue to agriculture and construction, everyone has a requirement for drones to make their jobs safer, more efficient or faster. Whilst mostly satisfied with their drone’s capabilities in regards to range, stability and image quality, some users find themselves requiring more specialist equipment. A great example of one of these requirements is thermal imaging, just imagine the possibilities. This is where DJI’s new Zenmuse XT thermal imaging camera comes in.
DJI Zenmuse XT
Partnering with FLIR, DJI have created the first plug and play fully integrated thermal imaging camera compatible with their Inspire 1 and Matrice platforms.
Search and Rescue – Aerial thermal imaging allows search teams to accurately and quickly locate a missing person when paired with a DJI Inspire 1 or Matrice quadcopter.
Fire fighting – The Zenmuse XT will allow fire fighters to detect hotspots in a building allowing them to chose the safest and most efficient strategy to extinguish a fire.
Agriculture – Using a flying thermal imaging camera will allow farmers to accurately asses their crops, plan irrigation and estimate fruit and crop yields.
|Dimensions||103 mm x 74 mm x 102 mm|
|Thermal Imager||Uncooled VOx Microbolometer|
|FPA/Digital Video Display Formats||640 × 512 , 336 × 256|
|Analog Video Display Formats||720 × 480 (NTSC); 720 × 576 (PAL)|
|Pixel Pitch||17 μm|
|Spectral Band||7.5 – 13.5 μm|
|Full Frame Rates|
640 × 512：
30 Hz (NTSC) 25 Hz (PAL)
336 × 256：
30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
|Exportable Frame Rates||7.5 Hz NTSC; 8.3 Hz PAL|
|Sensitivity (NEdT)||<50 mK at f/1.0|
|Scene Range (High Gain)|
640 × 512：
-13° to 275°F (-25° to 135°C)
336 × 256：
-13° to 212°F (-25° to 100°C)
|Scene Range (Low Gain)||-40° to 1022°F (-40° to 550°C)|
|Spot Meter||Temperatures measured in central 4×4|
|File Storage||Micro SD Card|
|Photo Format||JPEG, TIFF|
|6.8 mm, 17μ 336×256||f/1.4; FoV: 49.1°x37.4°; iFoV: 2.519 mr|
|7.5 mm, 17μ 640×512||f/1.4; FoV: 90° x 69°; iFoV: 2.267 mr|
|9 mm, 17μ 640×512||f/1.4; FoV: 69° x 56°; iFoV: 1.889 mr|
|9 mm, 17μ 336×256||f/1.25; FoV: 35° x 27°; iFoV: 1.889 mr|
|13 mm, 17μ 640×512||f/1.25; FoV: 45° x 37°; iFoV: 1.308 mr|
|13 mm, 17μ 336×256||f/1.25; FoV: 25° x 19°; iFoV: 1.308 mr|
|19 mm, 17μ 640×512||f/1.25; FoV: 32° x 26°; iFoV: 0.895 mr|
|19 mm, 17μ 336×256||f/1.25; FoV: 17° x 13°; iFoV: 0.895 mr|
|Min Focus Distance|| 6.8 mm: 2.3 cm; 7.5 mm: 2.5 cm; 9 mm: 3.2 cm;|
13 mm: 7.6 cm; 19 mm: 15.3 cm
|Hyperfocal Distance||6.8 mm: 1.2 m; 7.5 mm: 1.2 m; 9 mm: 2.1 m; 13 mm: 4.4 m; 19 mm: 9.5 m|
|Hyperfocal Depth of Field||6.8 mm: 0.6 m; 7.5 mm: 0.6 m; 9 mm: 1.1 m; 13 mm: 2.2 m; 19 mm: 4.8 m|
|Angular Vibration Range||±0.03°|
|Controllable Range||Tilt：-35° to +135°; Pan：±320°; Roll：±30°|
|Mechanical Range||Tilt：-45° to +135° Pan：±320° Roll：±45°|
|Max Controllable Speed||120°/s|
Image Processing & Display Control:
|NTSC/PAL (field switchable)||yes|
|Digital Detail Enhancement||yes|
|Polarity Control (black hot/white hot)||yes|
|Color & Monochrome Palettes (LUTs)||yes|
640 × 512：
2x, 4x, 8x
336 × 256：
|Operating Temperature Range||14° to 104°F (-10° to 40 ℃)|
|Non-Operating Temperature Range||-22° to 158°F (-30° to 70 ℃)|
|Temperature Shock||41°F/ min (5 ℃/min)|
|Humidity||5% to 95%|
How Do I Find Out More?
As an authorised dealer of DJI products, we’re your first point of call for finding out more about the Zenmuse XT.
Whilst the flight platforms like the Inspire 1 and Matrice are available to buy now, the XT is due to launch early in 2016.
As a specialist piece of equipment, we’re sure that you’ll want to talk with us before you make your purchase so please feel free to call us on 01978 633013 or arrange to pop in to our Wrexham office and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.