This isn't your everyday camera setup

Phase One Industrial has announced the release of the iXM-RS 280F, a new 280-megapixel large-format aerial photogrammetric system.

The dual-lens metric camera system is mounted onto Phase One Industrial’s DSM400 gyro mount and uses a pair of 90mm lenses to capture incredibly detailed images for commercial purposes. In addition to capturing RGB images, Phase One is also offering an additional configuration that will simultaneously capture both RGB and near-infrared (NIR) images at the same time. This simultaneous capture requires yet another camera that will use a 50mm lens for capturing the four-band (R, G, B, NIR) imagery, which can be output distortion-free and color corrected in JPEG or TIFF formats.

Sales are currently live, but the ‘full solution’ pricing, which includes the iXM-RS 280F large format camera, Applanix GNSS/IMU receiver (POS AV series), Somag gyro-stabilized mount (DSM 400), Phase One iX Controller and iX Flight Management software, starts at $455,000.

Press release:

Phase One Industrial Redefines Large Format Aerial Imaging Launches 280MP Aerial Solution

Challenges Status Quo with Imaging Precision, Flexibility and Affordability

COPENHAGEN – Phase One Industrial, a pioneer in digital imaging excellence, today launched the 280MP Aerial Solution – a large format aerial photogrammetric system, with an image coverage width of more than 20,000 pixels – enabling unprecedented high quality aerial survey productivity. Compact and lightweight, this new aerial mapping solution can reduce operating costs and produce better returns on investment than today’s traditional large format systems.

The Phase One Industrial 280MP Aerial Solution is a large format camera system that easily integrates with DSM400 gyro-stabilized mount creating a compact and lightweight system for use in a wide range of aircraft. At its heart, the iXM-RS 280F is a dual lens metric camera, with 90mm lenses for capturing RGB information, providing precision imaging. Adding a near infrared (NIR) camera generates a 4-band configuration, most useful in agriculture & forestry and pipeline monitoring missions.

The iXM-RS280F camera generates a central projection image from two 150MP nadir images with equal ground resolution. The cameras’ backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor supports very high dynamic range at 83dB. Its high light sensitivity provides superb image quality in challenging low light conditions, enabling operators to take advantage of more flight hours per day and more flight days per year.

Dov Kalinski, General Manager of Phase One Industrial said, “Our 280MP Aerial Solution is a bold and innovative approach to solving customers’ demands for affordable and reliable aerial mapping performance. Previously, opportunities in the aerial mapping business were restricted due to high cost of equipment and limited aircraft options. While pioneering superior image quality, Phase One Industrial is creating more profitable possibilities in this exciting and important market.”

The Phase One Industrial 280MP Aerial Solution

The Phase One Industrial 280MP Aerial Solution consists of an iXM-RS 280F large format camera, Applanix GNSS/IMU receiver (POS AV series), Somag gyro-stabilized mount (DSM 400), Phase One iX Controller and iX Flight Management software. It is unprecedented in its image quality, operational flexibility, reliability and affordability.

Availability and Pricing

The iXM-RS 280F camera and 280MP Aerial Solution may be ordered from Phase One Industrial partners worldwide starting now.

Full Solution pricing (with Applanix POS AV 310 and Somag DSM 400) starts at USD 455,000.

For more information, please visit: https://industrial.phaseone.com/Aerial_System_280MP_System.aspx