Powerful range, sublime precision.

The Zenmuse L2 combines LiDAR photogrammetry, a highly accurate IMU and a 4/3 CMOS RGB camera, improving the accuracy and efficiency of geospatial data collection on DJI flight platforms. Together with DJI Terra, it offers a comprehensive solution for 3D data capture and high-precision post-processing.

High accuracy: Vertical accuracy: 4 cm | Horizontal accuracy: 5 cm.

Exceptional efficiency: 2.5 km² covered in a single flight.

Superior penetration: Smaller laser dots, denser point clouds.

Detection range: 250 m with 10% reflectivity and 100 klx | 450 m with 50% reflectivity and 0 klx.

Supports 5 returns: In areas of heavy vegetation, the L2 can capture more ground points under the leaves.

All-in-one, ready to use: In combination with the Matrice 350 RTK and DJI Terra, the L2 offers an easy-to-use all-in-one solution for even more operators to work with.

Live view of the point cloud: During operation, DJI Pilot 2 allows three display modes: RGB, point cloud and parallel point cloud/RGB, to present operational results in an intuitive way.

Integrated LiDAR Solution

Thanks to its powerful hardware, the L2 makes it possible to scan complex targets accurately at greater distances and generate point clouds more quickly. During operations, users can preview, replay and process point cloud models in the field, with quality reports generated by DJI Terra, simplifying the process and improving efficiency. This guarantees high-precision point cloud results with a single post-processing step.

Exceptional accuracy: With the combination of GNSS and an in-house developed high-precision IMU, this solution achieves a vertical accuracy of 4 cm and a horizontal accuracy of 5 cm.

Outstanding efficiency: The L2 is ready to operate on power-up and can collect geospatial and RGB data from a 2.5 km² area in a single flight.

Intuitive operation: When used with the Matrice 350 RTK and DJI Terra, the L2 offers an easy-to-use all-in-one solution, allowing more operators to work with it without hassle.

Frame-based design

The frame-based design allows an effective point cloud rate of up to 100 %. Combined with a three-axis stabilizer, it provides greater possibilities for surveying applications.

Two scanning modes

The L2 offers two scanning modes for greater flexibility. The repetitive mode produces uniform and accurate point clouds, ideal for high-precision mapping. The non-repetitive mode allows for deeper penetration to obtain structural details, suitable for power line inspections, forest topography and other specific scenarios.

30% increase in detection range

The L2 can detect from 250 m at 10% reflectivity and 100 klx, and from 450 m at 50% reflectivity and 0 klx. The typical operating altitude is now increased to 120 m, which significantly improves operational safety and efficiency.

Smaller laser dots, denser point clouds

The L2, with points reduced to 4×12 cm at a distance of 100 m (one-fifth the size of the L1), not only detects smaller objects in greater detail, but can also penetrate dense vegetation and generate more accurate Digital Elevation Models (DEMs).

Effective rate of point cloud: 240,000 pts./s

In single and multiple return scan modes, the L2 can achieve a point cloud emission rate of 240,000 points per second, allowing more information to be obtained from the point clouds in a given period of time.


In collaboration with DJI Enterprise flight platforms and DJI Terra software, Zenmuse L2 becomes a versatile tool for terrain surveying and mapping tasks, as well as for managing sectors such as electric power, forestry, infrastructure and various applications in different environments.

Land surveying and mapping – Electric power management – Forestry management – Infrastructure management

IMU System

Improved Accuracy

The high-precision IMU system, developed in-house and combined with the drone’s RTK positioning system for data fusion during post-processing, provides the L2 with highly accurate information on absolute position, velocity and altitude. The improved environmental adaptability of the IMU system increases the reliability and operational accuracy of the L2.

Yaw Accuracy:

  • Real Time: 0.2°
  • Post-processing: 0.05°

Pitch/Roll Accuracy

  • Real Time: 0.05°
  • Post-processing: 0.025°
No IMU Heating

The performance of the IMU system has been significantly improved to allow immediate use on power-up. The L2-equipped drone is ready to start tasks as soon as the RTK reaches FIX status, ensuring an optimized field experience.

RGB Mapping Camera

With its 4/3 CMOS sensor and mechanical shutter, the mapping camera offers remarkable improvements in image quality. Increased pixel size to 3.3 μm and an effective resolution of 20 MP provide point clouds with more vibrant, true-to-life colors. The minimum interval between photos has been reduced to just 0.7 seconds, speeding up operations. In addition, the mapping camera has a shutter life of up to 200,000 cycles, which reduces operating costs. When point cloud capture is not required, the RGB camera can be used to take photos, record video or collect images for visible light mapping.

Improved operating experience

Various Types of Flight Routes

The DJI Zenmuse L2 offers support for various types of flight paths, including Trajectory, Area and Linear, accommodating diverse mapping needs in a wide variety of environments.

Live Viewing of Point Clouds

During operation, DJI Pilot 2 enables three real-time display modes – RGB, point cloud and parallel point cloud/RGB – for intuitive presentation of operational results. By activating the RNG laser rangefinder, information about the distance between the LiDAR module and the object in the center of the field of view is obtained, improving flight safety. We also offer four real-time modes for coloring point clouds: Reflectivity, Height, Distance and RGB.

Reproduction and Fusion of Point Cloud Models

After the operation, the 3D point cloud model can be displayed directly in the gallery. We also enable the fusion of 3D models of point clouds from multiple flights to make on-the-ground decisions regarding operational quality.

Automatically Generated Quality Task Reports

Once the point cloud information is obtained, the DJI Pilot 2 application automatically generates a task quality report, allowing operators to verify operational results in real time in the field, providing greater responsiveness and confidence.

PPK Solution

In challenging environments, RTK base stations can be used to prevent RTK data loss. Then, after the operation, the original files are imported into DJI Terra to perform PPK post-processing and generate highly accurate models.

One-Click Processing in DJI Terra

Achieve efficient cloud data processing in DJI Terra with a single click. This allows the generation of a 3D data cloud model in standard format after trajectory calculation and accuracy optimization. In addition, the classification of ground points facilitates the creation of a digital elevation model, and the quality of the point clouds can be analyzed using the Accuracy Check and Review function.


Frequent questions about Zenmuse L2

System Performance

What is the protection level of the Zenmuse L2?

The Zenmuse L2 achieves an IP54 rating, in accordance with the IEC60529 standard, under controlled laboratory conditions. To ensure the highest levels of protection:
• Before installation, make sure that the interface and the stabilizer surface are dry;
• Before use, make sure that the stabilizer is firmly installed on the drone and that the SD card protection cover is clean, free of foreign objects and closed;
• Before opening the SD card protection cover, wipe the surface of the drone with a cloth.

Due to normal wear and tear of the device, the level of protection will decrease over time.

What aircraft is the Zenmuse L2 compatible with? On which stabilizer interface can it be mounted?
The Zenmuse L2 is compatible with the Matrice 350 RTK and Matrice 300 RTK, and also supports DJI RC Plus as a remote control. Before use, update the aircraft and remote control firmware to the latest version. To ensure mapping accuracy, make sure the L2 is mounted on a lower stabilizer connector with the cable connected to the right USB-C port (if looking at the aircraft head-on).

What is the field of view (FOV) of the Zenmuse L2 LiDAR?

Repetitive scanning: Horizontal: 70°; vertical: 3°.
Non-repetitive scanning: Horizontal: 70°; vertical: 75°.

What is the maximum sensing range of the Zenmuse L2?

Detection range:
250 m at a reflectivity of 10 % and 100 klx
450 m at a reflectivity of 50 % and 0 klx
The recommended operating altitude is 30-150 m.

How many returns does the Zenmuse L2 support?

The Zenmuse L2 supports five return types: Single return (the strongest echo), double returns, triple returns, quad returns and quintuple returns.

What is the point cloud rate of the Zenmuse L2?

Single return: max. 240 000 pts./s
Multiple returns: max. 1 200 000 pts./s

How many scanning modes does the Zenmuse L2 have? In what scenarios are they used?

The Zenmuse L2 has two scanning modes: non-repetitive scanning mode and repetitive scanning mode.
In repetitive scanning mode, LiDAR can achieve more uniform and accurate scanning that meets the requirements of high-precision mapping.
In non-repetitive scanning mode, it offers stronger penetration that gathers more structural information, which makes it more suitable for power line inspection, forestry surveying and other scenarios.

What is the IMU accuracy of the Zenmuse L2?

Yaw accuracy: real time: 0.2°, post-processing: 0.05°.
Pitch/rotation accuracy: real time: 0.05°, post-processing: 0.025°.
Horizontal positioning accuracy: 1 cm + 1 ppm (RTK FIX)
Horizontal positioning accuracy: 1.5 cm + 1 ppm (RTK FIX)

Yaw and pitch/roll accuracies were measured under the following conditions in a DJI lab environment: Zenmuse L2 mounted on a Matrice 350 RTK and powered on. Using the DJI Pilot 2 area route to plan the flight path (with Calibrate IMU enabled). RTK in the FIX state. Relative altitude was set at 150 m, flight speed at 15 m/s and stabilizer inclination at -90°; each straight section of the flight path was less than 1500 m long.

What is the L2 RGB camera used for?

By collecting point cloud data, the RGB camera can provide real-time color information for the data, and the captured photos can be used to reconstruct 2D RGB models. When it is not necessary to collect point cloud data, the RGB camera can capture photos and videos, and collect images to reconstruct 2D and 3D RGB models.

What surveying and mapping accuracy does the Zenmuse L2 offer?

Horizontal accuracy: 5 cm
Vertical accuracy: 4 cm

Measured under the following conditions in a DJI lab environment: Zenmuse L2 mounted on a Matrice 350 RTK and powered on. Using the DJI Pilot 2 area route to plan the flight path (with Calibrate IMU enabled). Using repetitive scanning with the RTK in FIX state. Relative altitude was set at 150 m, flight speed at 15 m/s and stabilizer inclination at -90°; each straight section of the flight path was less than 1500 m long. The field contained objects with obvious angular features and used bare checkpoints on hard surfaces, in accordance with the diffuse reflection model. DJI Terra was used to perform post-processing with Optimize Point Cloud Accuracy enabled. Under the same conditions with Optimize point cloud accuracy not activated, the vertical accuracy is 4 cm and the horizontal accuracy is 8 cm.

What is the size of the RGB camera CMOS in the Zenmuse L2? And how big are your pixels?

The RGB camera uses a 4/3 CMOS and the pixel size is 3.3×3.3 μm.

What are the improvements of the Zenmuse L2 compared to the previous generation?

LiDAR performance has improved to approximately one-fifth of the L1 pixel size when the object or area is within 100 m of the LiDAR. The penetration capability of LiDAR has been significantly increased and both its detection range and accuracy have been improved. The pixel size of the RGB camera has increased by 89 % compared to the 2.4×2.4 μm of the L1. IMU accuracy has improved to 0.05° (real-time) and 0.025° (post-processing). LiDAR is compatible with the laser range finder (RNG).

Field data collection

How efficient is the Zenmuse L2’s surveying and mapping capability?

The Zenmuse L2 can collect data covering an area of up to 2.5 km2 in a single flight.

Measured when the Zenmuse L2 is mounted on the Matrice 350 RTK with a flight speed of 15 m/s, flight altitude of 150 m, lateral overlap rate of 20 %, Calibrate IMU on, Elevation Optimization off and terrain tracking off.

What are the application scenarios for the Zenmuse L2?

The Zenmuse L2 can be used in multiple scenarios, including topographic inspection and mapping, power line modeling, forest management, topographic measurements, etc.

What type of SD card is needed for the Zenmuse L2?

An SD card with a sequential write speed of 50 MB/s or higher and UHS-I with speed grade 3 or higher; max. capacity: 256 GB.
MicroSDXC Lexar 1066x 64 GB U3 A2 V30
MicroSDXC Lexar 1066x 128 GB U3 A2 V30
MicroSDXC Kingston Canvas Go! Plus 128 GB U3 A2 V30
MicroSDXC Lexar 1066x 256 GB U3 A2 V30

What is the Zenmuse L2’s real-time point cloud modeling? What color modes are supported? What operations are supported during viewing?

During the collection of original point cloud data, the Zenmuse L2 can generate and display a real-time point cloud model in the DJI Pilot 2 application processed with sparse resolution. Four color modes are supported: reflectivity, height, distance and RGB. When viewing gallery models on the remote control, you can rotate, drag, zoom, quickly change perspective and re-center the view.

What kind of flight tasks does the Zenmuse L2 support?

Currently, the L2 supports the following flight tasks: Trajectory Route, Area Route and Linear Route.

Does the Zenmuse L2 have to warm up before flight tasks?

No heating is required. Once the aircraft’s RTK is in the FIX state, the aircraft can take off and operate.

Does the Zenmuse L2 need to calibrate the IMU while operating?

To ensure the accuracy of the collected data, it is necessary to activate Calibrate IMU. Before executing the flight task, activate Calibrate IMU. Before manual flight, you can press Calibrate before operation to manually activate the calibration. During operation, manually activate the IMU calibration again according to the countdown warning.

What is the purpose of the Zenmuse L2 task quality report?

The task quality report records the actual duration of the LiDAR, camera and IMU module data. Operators can assess the validity of data collection based on the status of each module.

What are the different types of data stored on the Zenmuse L2 SD card?

CLC (camera LiDAR calibration file)
CLI (LiDAR IMU calibration file)
LDR (LiDAR data)
RTK (RTK data from main antenna)
RTL (RTK post compensation data)
RTS (auxiliary antenna RTK data)
RTB (base station RTCM data)
IMU (IMU raw data)
SIG (PPK signature file)
LDRT (point cloud file for application playback)
RPT (point cloud quality report)
RPOS (real time POS solution data)
JPG (photos captured during the flight)

Is there a difference in accuracy when the Zenmuse L2 is mounted on the Matrice 300 RTK and the Matrice 350 RTK?

In the RTK FIX state, there is no difference in accuracy between the two.

During the operation, can operators reproduce the results of the point cloud?

Yes. Operators can view the current point cloud collection on the point cloud screen in real time, and also quickly preview the 3D model of the point cloud. After completing the operation, you can download and view the 3D point cloud model in the library, and also perform operations such as combining 3D point cloud models from multiple flights.

Operations such as replaying and combining models need to be performed when connecting the aircraft and the Zenmuse L2.

Are the real-time live view and 3D model rendering of the point cloud a 1:1 match to the reconstructed model in post-processing?
They are not a 1:1 match. Both the live view and the rendering of the 3D point cloud models are processed with sparse rendering. In terms of number of point clouds and accuracy, it is different from the model reconstructed in DJI Terra.


How do you build a highly accurate model with data collected by the Zenmuse L2?

Run DJI Terra and create a new LiDAR point cloud task. Follow the instructions to import the data from the SD card to DJI Terra and complete the corresponding settings. You can then start high-precision modeling.

In DJI Terra, what result formats can be generated with Zenmuse L2 data?
Point cloud formats: PNTS, LAS, PLY, PCD, S3MB.
Path formats: sbet.out, sbet.txt

What new point cloud processing features can the Zenmuse L2 achieve with DJI Terra?
1. Classification of land points;
2. Digital elevation model (DEM) output;
3. A new Accuracy Check and Review feature that is compatible with the local coordinate system to ensure accurate surveying and mapping results;
4. Optimization of the thickness of the point cloud between flight segments, making it thinner and more consistent;
5. More complete point cloud quality report.

How is the reflectivity value interpreted in DJI Terra?
The reflectivity range is from 0 to 255, where 0 to 150 corresponds to a reflectivity of 0 to 100 % under the Lambertian diffuse reflectance and 151 to 255 corresponds to total reflectance.

The reflectance value is associated with multiple factors, such as surface topography of the geographical object, illumination conditions and angle of incidence, and cannot form a strict correspondence with absolute reflectance.


Access to technical specifications


Product name

Zenmuse L2


155 × 128 × 176 mm


905±05 g


Typical: 28 W; máx.: 58 W

IP protection


Compatible aircraft

Matrice 300 RTK (requires DJ RCPlus)
Matrice 350 RTK

Storage temperature

–20 a 60 °C (de –4 a 140° F)


Detection range

450 m at a reflectivity of 50 % and 0 klx

250 m at a reflectivity of 10 % and 100 klx

Frequency of points

Single return: max. 240 000 pts./s
Multiple returns: max. 1 200 000 pts./s

System accuracy(RMS 1σ)

Horizontal: 5 cm a 150 m;

Vertical: 4 cm a 150 m

Real-time color coding of point cloud colors

Reflectivity, altitude, distance, RGB


Range accuracy(RMS 1σ)

2 cm a 150 m

Maximum allowable returns


Scanning modes

Non-repetitive scanning pattern, repetitive scanning pattern

Field of view

Repetitive scanning pattern: horizontal: 70°; vertical: 3°.

Non-repetitive scanning pattern: horizontal: 70°; vertical: 75°.

Laser safety

Class 1 (IEC 60825-1:2014)

Minimum detection range


Laser beam divergence

Horizontal: 0.2 mrad; vertical: 0.6 mrad

Laser wavelength

905 nm

Laser spot size

Horizontal: 4 cm; vertical: 12 cm; a 100 m (FWHM)

Laser pulse emission frequency

240 kHz

Accessible emission limit (AEL)

233.59 nJ

Reference opening

Effective aperture: 23.85 mm (circular equivalent)

Maximum power of laser pulse emission in 5 nanoseconds

46.718 W


IMU update frequency

200 Hz

Accelerometer range

±6 g

Angular velocity meter range

±300 dps

Yaw accuracy (RMS 1σ)

Real time: 0.3°, post-processing: 0.15°.

Yaw accuracy (RMS 1σ)

Real time: 0.2°, post-processing: 0.05°.

Tilt/rotation accuracy (RMS 1σ)

Real time: 0.05°; post-processing: 0.025°.

Horizontal positioning accuracy

RTK FIX: 1 cm + 1 ppm

Vertical positioning accuracy

RTK FIX: 1.5 cm + 1 ppm



CMOS 4/3; effective pixels: 20 MP


FOV: 84°
Equivalent format: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8-f/11
Focus points: 1 m to ∞ (with autofocus)

Shutter Speed

Mechanical shutter: 2-1/2000 s
Electronic shutter: 2-1/8000 s

Shutter count

200 000

Photo size

5280×3956 (4:3)

Still photography modes

Single shot: 20 MP
With timer: 20 MP
JPEG timer interval: 0.7/1/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 sec.
RAW/JPEG + RAW timer interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 sec.

Video codec and resolution

4K: 3840×2160 a 30 fps
FHD: 1920×1080 a 30 fps


Video: 100-6400
Photo: 100-6400
Video bit rate 4K: 85 Mb/s
FHD: 30 Mb/s

Supported file systems



Sensor size

1 inch

Effective pixels

20 MP

Photo size

5472×3078 (16:9); 4864×3648 (4:3); 5472×3648 (3:2)

Focal Length

8.8 mm / 24 mm (Equivalent)

Shutter Speed

Mechanical shutter speed: 1/2000-8 s

Electronic shutter speed: 1/8000-8 s


Video: 100-3200 (Auto), 100-6400 (Manual)

Photo: 100-3200 (Auto), 100-12800 (Manual)

Aperture Range

f/2.8 – f/11

Supported file system

FAT (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)

Photo format


Video formats


Video Resolution

H.264, 4K: 3840×2160 30p

Photo format


Video Format

MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)


Stabilized system

3 axes (tilt, rotation, pan)

Angular vibration range



DJI SKYPORT detachable

Mechanical Range

Inclination: from -143° to +43°;

pan: ±105°

Controllable range

Tilt: from -120° to +30°.
Pan: ±90°

Operation Modes


Data Storage

Raw Data Storage

Photo/IMU/Point cloud data storage/GNSS/Calibration files

Point cloud data storage

Real-time modeling data storage

Supported microSD Cards:

microSD: Sequential write speed of 50 MB/s or higher and UHS-I with a speed grade 3 or higher; max. capacity: 256 GB. Use the recommended microSD cards.

Recommended microSD Cards3

MicroSDXC Lexar 1066x 64 GB U3 A2 V30
MicroSDXC Lexar 1066x 128 GB U3 A2 V30
MicroSDXC Kingston Canvas Go! Plus 128 GB U3 A2 V30
MicroSDXC Lexar 1066x 256 GB U3 A2 V30

Post-processing Software

Supported Software

DJI Terra

Data Format

DJI Terra allows you to export point cloud models in the following formats: