May 20, 2024

The All New DJI Zenmuse H30 Series

The DJI Zenmuse H30 Series

DJI has released their newest set of payloads; the H30 and the H30T. These all new hybrid sensor payloads build off of the pervious H20 series to deliver new upgrades for incrased performance.

The H30 series payloads are comprised of a wide angle camera, zoom camera, laser range fidner, NIR auxiliary light, and an IP rating of 54 to make it more weather resistant than the H20 series. The H30T also contains an upgraded thermal sensor when compared to the H20T. 

The H30 series payloads are compatible with the DJI Matrice 300 and the DJI Matrice 350 when using the DJI RC Plus. Keep in mind that the all new DJI Zenmuse H30 series payloads are packeged together with a Matrice 350 RTK and are not sold separately. 


The DJI Zenmuse H30 Series Key Improvements

  • The H30 series payloads now boast a 400x digital zoom sensor, with 34x optical zoom, at 48 MP. When zooming in you can experience optimised stabilisation.
  • Like the H20 series payloads, the H30 series carries a laser range finder capable of detecting distances between 3 m - 3000 m ( ~10 ft - ~9,800 ft) with an accuracy of .2 m  under 500 m and 1 m over 500 m.
  • A new and welcomed upgrade when compared to the H20 series is the addition of an NIR Auviliary light, which can light up an area up to 100 m away.
  • Night vision is improved by turning the camera into night mode, which now offers full color night vision as well as black and white. This will greatly improve awarness during night operations.
  • With an improved thermal sensor, you can now detect temperatures between -20°c and 1600°c, at an improved 32x digital zoom.
  • The H30 series also offers additional improvements to ease of use, touch screen navigation, 5 sensors instead of 4, Ultra HD mode, and many other improvements.


    The DJI Zenmuse H30T Highlights

    The H30T is a significant improvement over the H20T in more ways than one. Thats not to say that the H20T isn't a great payload, but the H30T has nearly double the specifications across each sensor. 

    • The resolution has improved by 4x at 1280 x 1024 when the zoom ratio is at 2X or above.
    • There are 10 color palettes to choose from for coloring your thermal results. These palettes consist of: White Hot/Black Hot/Lava/Tint/Iron Red/Rainbow1 /Rainbow 2/Medical/Arctic/Fulgurite.
    • When viewing thermal, you can choose between three different modes. These modes consist of Low-Gain mode, High-Gain mode, and Live View mode. For inspection, high gain is preferred. For fire, low gain is preferred, and for public safety, live view is preferred. 
    • Split view display at 1920 x 1080 resolution. In split view you can display thermal and RGB side-by-side.
    • When zooming in using the zoom camera, you can link the thermal side-by-side view to the zoom of the zoom camera. As you zoom in, the thermal display will zoom in as well to match what the zoom camera is seeing, but keep in mind this is a digital zoom, so the further you zoom in the blurrier the thermal will get.
    • With DJI Thermal Analysis Tool 3.0, you can analyze thermal data captured by the H30T. Keep in mind though, that data collected in high res view will not have thermal readings saved to the data you capture and can not be analyzed. 

    The DJI Zenmuse H30 Series Smart Features

    Like the H20 series, the H30 series offers smart features for efficient work flows. These smart features include: 

    • AI Spot checking to improve precision and accuracy when taking photos
    • Smart track using the lazer range finder in order to highlight and lock onto a moving subject
    • Electronic Dehazing to enhance footage quality and clarity
    • Foreground stabalization when recording in order to help increase accuracy


    Zenmuse H30T vs Zenmuse H20T

    Wide Angle Camera H30T H20T
    Sensor 1 / 1.3 inches CMOS
    Effective Pixels: 48MP

    1 / 2.3 inches CMOS

    Effective Pixels: 12MP

     Lens Focal Length 6.72mm 4.5mm
    Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 36fps 1920 x 1080 @ 36fp
     Max Photo Size 8064 x 6048 4056 x 3040

    Zoom Camera H30T H20T
    Sensor 1 / 1.8 inches
    Effective Pixels: 40MP

    1 / 1.7 inches 

    Effective Pixels: 20MP

     Optical Zoom 34x 23x
    Lense Focal Length 7.1mm to 172mm 6.83mm to 119.94mm
     Max Photo Size 7328x5496 518 x 3888


    Thermal Camera H30T H20T
    Max Digital Zoom 32x


     Measurment Methods Center Point and Spot and Area Spot and Area
    Temperature Range

    -20°C to 150°

    -20°C to 450°C (with IR Density Filter)


    0° to 160°C

    0° to 1600°C (with IR Density Filter)

    -40°C to 150°C


    -40°C to 550°C
     Ultra HD Supported


    Infrared Super Resolution Supported


    Lense DFOV: 45.2°C

    Focus Length: 24mm

    Focus Distance: 13m to ∞

    DFOV: 40.6°C

    Focus Length: 13.5mm

    Focus Distance: 5m to ∞


    Night Vision H30T H20T


    NIR Auxiliary Light




    Max Zoom 400x 128x
    Optical Zoom 34x 20x
    ISO Range in Night Scene Mode 100 to 819200

    100 to 102400

    Video Resolution in Night Scene Mode 1920 x 1080 @ 25fps

    1920 x 1080 @ 10fps



    Zenmuse H30T Wrap-Up


    The Zenmuse H30T is offers significant upgrades when compared to the H20T, making it DJIs best thermal payload on the market. With improved zoom, night capabailities, calrity, and much more this H30T seems like a no brainer when looking to purchase your first DJI thermal payload. Just keep in mind, that due to the way this product is bundled, it must be purchased alongside an M350 RTK. 


    Contact us to learn more about the H30 series and how it can benefit you and your operations.