Phase One iXM Drone Camera

The iXM 100MP and iXM 50MP are extremely small, high-productivity metric cameras.

In either 100 megapixels or 50 megapixels they achieve incredibly dynamic range and their low light performance widens your possible operating hours.

The iXM cameras are ready for easy integration with a wide range of UAV platforms, including the DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution. The cameras deliver superior quality aerial imaging and flexible operation to satisfy diverse mapping, surveying, and inspection applications.

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To discuss how the iXM can solve your project requirements call 03 9091 2111 or email industrial@specular.com.au to speak to a member of the industrial solutions team.

Backside Illuminated Medium Format Sensor

The iXM is equipped with the first medium-format sensor to implement backside-illumination technology for enhanced light sensitivity and extended dynamic range.

This means more flying time every day ensuring optimum project costs.

Superior Storage and Connectivity

The iXM supports super-fast storage capabilities. It also provides full control – over a wireless link – for defining:

  • Upload flight plans
  • Focus distance
  • Advanced functionalities
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
Unique Features
  • High resolution, with a pixel count of:
    • 11664x8750 for the iXM 100MP
    • 8280x6208 for the iXM 50MP
  • 3.76µm pixel for the iXM 100MP
  • Medium-format sensor with backside-illumination technology
  • Fast capture rate of 3 fps for the iXM 100MP
  • A choice of four specially developed RSM lenses
  • Easy integration with a variety of UAV platforms – with serial communication camera control and HDMI output, including camera status and image data in the overlay
  • USB-C and 10G Ethernet for versatility of connectivity to large UAVs and aircraft
  • Complete integration with DJI M600 PRO drones, including Phase One’s iOS application for remote camera control
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Camera SpecificationsiXM 100MPiXM 50MP
Resolution 1164x8750 pixels 8280x6208 pixels
Dynamic range 83dB 84dB
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Pixel size 3.76µm 5.3µm
Sensor size 43.9x32.9mm 43.9x32.9mm
Light sensitivity range 50-6400 ISO 100-6400 ISO
Capture rate 3fps 2fps
Data interfaces USB3, Ethernet 10G USB3, Ethernet 10G
I/O interfaces Trigger, Mid exposure, Ready, Serial Trigger, Mid exposure, Ready, Serial
HDMI 3840x2160 30p
1920x1080 60p
1920x1080 25p/30p
1280x720 50p/60p
Data storage XQD Card XQD Card
Synchronisation speed 50 microseconds in array 50 microseconds in array
Raw file compression 14 Bit IIQ large: 100MB
IIQ small: 65MB
IIQ large: 50MB
IIQ small: 33MB
IR cut-off filter Yes Yes
Connection to pod 4 x M4 bolts 4 x M4 bolts
Power input 12 - 30 VDC 12 - 30 VDC
Max. power consumption 14W 12W
Weight (ex. lens) 630g 630g
Weight (inc. 80mm lens) 1100g 1100g
Dimensions (ex. lens) 90x90x68mm 90x90x68mm
Dimensions (inc. 80mm lens) 90x90x164mm 90x90x164mm
Approvals FCC Class A, CE, RoHS FCC Class A, CE, RoHS
Operating temperature -10°C to 40°C -10°C to 40°C
Operating humidity 15% - 80% (non-condensing) 15% - 80% (non-condensing)

RSM Lenses for iXM

Four Phase One RSM lenses were specifically created to fit the pixel and sensor size of the iXM cameras while maintaining sharpness across the image. The lenses have high optical resolution, offering new uses for both inspection and mapping applications. The lenses’ integrated leaf shutter offers high capture speed for an array of flight conditions.

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RSM Lens Specification35mm f/5.680mm f/5.680mm AF f/5.6150mm AF f5/6300mm AF 8.0
Lens composition 12 elements in 8 groups 8 elements in 5 groups 8 elements in 5 groups 8 elements in 5 groups 11 elements in 9 groups
Focus Type Fixed Fixed Mechanical Drive Mechanical Drive Mechanical Drive
Minimum focusing range Infinity Infinity 3m to infinity 10m to infinity 10m to infinity
Shutter speed max per sec. 1/2500 1/2500 1/2500 1/2500 1/2000
Exposure control 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments
Aperture range f/5.6 to f/22 f/5.6 to f/22 f/5.6 to f/22 f/5.6 to f/22 f/8 to f/32
Filter diameter 58mm 58mm 58mm 58mm 86mm
Total length 77.5mm 97.5mm 97.5mm 132.5mm 328mm
Weight 540g 470g 630g 744g 1900g
Angle of view (long side) 63° 30.4° 30.4° 17.1° 10°
Angle of view (short side) 49.4° 23° 23° 12.9° 7.6°
Entrance pupil to image plane 72mm 85mm 85mm 107mm  

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