Phase One Industrial announces world’s smallest and lightest CMOS-based medium format aerial camera
Phase One Industrial, today announced the Phase One iXU 150 — the first CMOS-based medium format aerial camera. The Phase One iXU aerial camera’s 50 MP CMOS sensor offers 8280 pixels cross-track coverage, with 68 percent more capture area than the sensor in any full-frame 35mm DSLR. Quality captures are now possible across its full range from ISO 100 to 6400, at a capture rate of 0.8 second per frame. Milled from magnesium, the iXU 150 is 30% lighter than an aluminum design. Its light weight and small footprint make it perfectly suited for UAV integration, mapping and multiple camera configurations for oblique or wide coverage with synchronized shutter release.
The Phase One iXU 150 utilizes the central leaf shutters built into the wide range of compatible Schneider-Kreuznach lenses (28 mm, 55 mm, 80 mm, 110 mm, 150 mm and 240 mm). The camera is easily integrated into new or existing setups with its USB 3.0 connectivity for storage and control, and direct serial communication to GPS/IMU systems.
The Phase One iXU 150 will be available from authorized Phase One Industrial representative in either visible light or Near-IR configurations. The camera will start shipping in July. The Phase One iXU 150 has a list price of 30.000 EUR / 40,000 USD.