Comparing DJI L1 vs P1

Two Powerful Surveying Tools

Drones have long been used for aerial surveying, which has proven to be one of the most popular use cases for UAS. And yet drone surveying equipment of professional quality is still rare and usually only available from specialized and expensive manufacturers.

DJI has now become one of just a few big firms to supply easily accessible mapping and aerial surveying technology with the launch of the Zenmuse P1 and Zenmuse L1 payloads for the DJI M300 RTK.  Though they are much less expensive than previously available options, they are still fairly costly.  The big questions, then, are the difference between the two – and are they worth it?  In this article, we will tackle these topics and a couple more.

Both the Zenmuse P1 and Zenmuse L1 were released during the end of 2020.  As noted earlier, these professional payloads are only compatible with the DJI M300 RTK drone.  Having these products designed exclusively for DJI’s flagship enterprise drone makes it clear that these payloads are aimed at the professional market.  The P1, L1, and M300’s higher price point compared to consumer and prosumer drones and payloads confirms this.


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