Phase One Industrial Launches iXU-RS Aerial Camera Series Featuring Innovative Central Lens Shutter

Today, Phase One Industrial introduced the iXU-RS aerial camera series. Providing aerial photographers with a versatile new tool, the series features a breakthrough central lens shutter design based on an innovative direct drive concept with electronic charging that enhances exposure speed to as fast as 1/2500s. The new design also guarantees half a million exposures, an unprecedented shutter life span.

Jamiya Wilson Phase One iXU-RS Shutter

The series’ flagship 100MP iXU-RS1000 camera system, which features an exceptional capture rate of 0.6 seconds per frame and its CMOS sensor with light sensitivity of 50-6400 ISO, is uniquely designed to expand the efficiency of aerial imaging operations. Scenarios involving deteriorating weather conditions or days not previously conducive to image capture are now options, allowing faster flights, and larger surface coverage.

Despite its small-bodied design, the iXU-RS1000 offers large format quality thanks to its sensor technology and high performance optics, which delivers 11,608 pixels cross-track coverage. Users can gain more image coverage during a flight, while maintaining the same ground sample distance. And the small form factor provides flexibility as a standalone camera for photogrammetric work or as part of an array. Other cameras in the iXU-RS series include the 80MP iXU-RS180, 60MP iXU-RS160, and 160 Achromatic Systems.

All iXU-RS series cameras feature accurate metric calibration, scalability to form multi-camera arrays, and easy integration with popular flight management systems and GPS/IMU receivers. There are seven available lens options, specifically designed and built for aerial photography by Rodenstock and Schneider Kreuznach, and factory calibrated for infinity focus.

For more information and specification visit Phase One Industrial’s website here.