Drone Mapping and Inspection Cameras

Picking the right mapping or inspection cameras can mean the difference between adequate data and outstanding data.
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General Drone Cameras

DJI X4S

The Zenmuse X4S is a powerful camera featuring a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor and a maximum ISO of 12,800. Dynamic range is increased from the Zenmuse X3 by 1 stop, with a signal to noise ratio and color sensitivity increased by 1.5 stops for next-level image quality. The Zenmuse X4S uses a DJI-designed compact lens with low dispersion and low distortion 24mm equivalent prime lens. This 84° FOV, high resolution lens makes the Zenmuse X4S as powerful during aerial imaging as it is on the ground. 

The Zenmuse X4S can shoot JPEG and DNG photos up to 14 frames per second in burst mode with CineCore 2.0 image processing system integrated into the Inspire 2. With the same system, the X4S can shoot photos during video recording.

DJI X4S

The Zenmuse X4S is a powerful camera featuring a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor and a maximum ISO of 12,800. Dynamic range is increased from the Zenmuse X3 by 1 stop, with a signal to noise ratio and color sensitivity increased by 1.5 stops for next-level image quality. The Zenmuse X4S uses a DJI-designed compact lens with low dispersion and low distortion 24mm equivalent prime lens. This 84° FOV, high resolution lens makes the Zenmuse X4S as powerful during aerial imaging as it is on the ground.

The Zenmuse X4S can shoot JPEG and DNG photos up to 14 frames per second in burst mode with CineCore 2.0 image processing system integrated into the Inspire 2. With the same system, the X4S can shoot photos during video recording.

DJI X7

The Zenmuse X7 is a compact Super 35 camera with an integrated gimbal made for high-end filmmaking that delivers stunning resolution and image quality. Its compatibility with our PX4 Autopilot System offers the best in next-level professional aerial Inspection. A 24MP CMOS sensor rated at 14 stops of dynamic range preserves astonishing detail and offers both 6K CinemaDNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes with support for continuous RAW burst shooting at 20 fps and 24 MP stills.  The X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, the world’s first integrated aerial lens mount that allows switching between four available prime lenses quickly.

DJI X7

The Zenmuse X7 is a compact Super 35 camera with an integrated gimbal made for high-end filmmaking that delivers stunning resolution and image quality. Its compatibility with our PX4 Autopilot System offers the best in next-level professional aerial Inspection. A 24MP CMOS sensor rated at 14 stops of dynamic range preserves astonishing detail and offers both 6K CinemaDNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes with support for continuous RAW burst shooting at 20 fps and 24 MP stills.  The X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, the world’s first integrated aerial lens mount that allows switching between four available prime lenses quickly.

Drone Mapping Camera

Sony A6000

The Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is one of the most versatile and advanced mirrorless cameras featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor,  BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images, and Full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600

Sony A6000

The Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is one of the most versatile and advanced mirrorless cameras featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor,  BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images, and Full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600

Sony R7iii

 

The Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony is a high-performance camera noted for its resolution revolving around a full-frame 42.4MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and updated BIONZ X image processor.  With impressive 10 fps continuous shooting rate, improved autofocus performance, faster and reliable subject tracking,  and wide frame coverage.

The Fast Hybrid AF System employs a combination of 399 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection areas for quicker acquirement of focus in a variety of lighting conditions.  In addition to higher sensitivity range from ISO 100-32000, which can further be expanded to ISO 50-102400, there are Video recording capabilities for recording UHD 4K video. Additionally, the a7R III retains the 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization which can minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops.

Blackmagic Micro Camera

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is a miniature digital camera with a Super 16mm-sized sensor. The image sensor supports 1080p video, up to 60 fps, and 13 stops of dynamic range. The camera is equipped with an active MFT mount that can accept native MFT lens or be adapted to a wide range of other modern and vintage lenses using optional third party adapters. Video is recorded to SDHC/SDXC memory cards using the 12-bit CinemaDNG Raw format or 10-bit Apple ProRes family of codecs.

Blackmagic Micro Camera

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is a miniature digital camera with a Super 16mm-sized sensor. The image sensor supports 1080p video, up to 60 fps, and 13 stops of dynamic range. The camera is equipped with an active MFT mount that can accept native MFT lens or be adapted to a wide range of other modern and vintage lenses using optional third party adapters. Video is recorded to SDHC/SDXC memory cards using the 12-bit CinemaDNG Raw format or 10-bit Apple ProRes family of codecs.

Rededge MX

REDEDGE-MX is a rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor, now with a metallic enclosure for extreme durability. It captures the spectral bands required for basic crop health indexes and additional bands needed for advanced analytics.

CRP Calibrated Reflectance Panel included in kit.

Rededge MX

REDEDGE-MX is a rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor, now with a metallic enclosure for extreme durability. It captures the spectral bands required for basic crop health indexes and additional bands needed for advanced analytics.

CRP Calibrated Reflectance Panel included in kit.

Drone Inspection Cameras

Sony QX30

Combine the image quality of a 20.4MP, 30x zoom camera with the sharing capabilities of a on board companion computer using the Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Lens-Style Digital Camera from Sony. The QX30 features a 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a lens with a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-750mm. Like its predecessors, the QX30 is a camera that can be attached to your smartphone, and can use the phone’s screen for composition, image review, and menu navigation. It can also be used either handheld or mounted on a tripod.

Sony QX1

QX1 Mirrorless Lens-Style Digital Camera from Sony. This model features the Sony E lens mount along with a 20.1-megapixel APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and the BIONZ X image processor to provide detailed imagery and full high definition video at 30p. This camera also has a built-in flash with a guide number of 13′ for working in low-light conditions.

Sony QX1

QX1 Mirrorless Lens-Style Digital Camera from Sony. This model features the Sony E lens mount along with a 20.1-megapixel APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and the BIONZ X image processor to provide detailed imagery and full high definition video at 30p. This camera also has a built-in flash with a guide number of 13′ for working in low-light conditions.

Sony R10C

Specifications

  • XT60 Power Input for 8-25.4V Power Source
  • Trigger Cable Requires 5V Digital Pulse to Shoot (Pixhawk Compatible)
  • Max Resolution: 5456 x 3632 (20.1 MP)
  • Sensor Size: APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
  • Factor Set to 1/1600th Shutter Speed for Aerial Shooting
  • Continuous Shooting Refresh Rate: 2.4s Average
  • Weight: 266g (With Lens)

Includes:

  • Power Adapter
  • Trigger Cable
  • 16GB Class 10 Micro SD Card

Workswell Wiris Pro

Workswell WIRIS® Pro is a specially designed thermodiagnostic device. Its thermal camera is equipped with an LWIR microbolometric sensor with 640×512 px resolution (in the 7.5 – 13.5 μm range), and its ‘Super Resolution Mode’ functionality delivers a final thermogram in 1266×1010 px resolution. The RGB camera comes with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) resolution and provides an absolutely unrivalled optical ultrazoom – as much as 10x (6.9° to 58.2° field of vision). The highest possible temperature that the thermal camera can measure is 1,500 °C.

Workswell Wiris Pro

Workswell WIRIS® Pro is a specially designed thermodiagnostic device. Its thermal camera is equipped with an LWIR microbolometric sensor with 640×512 px resolution (in the 7.5 – 13.5 μm range), and its ‘Super Resolution Mode’ functionality delivers a final thermogram in 1266×1010 px resolution. The RGB camera comes with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) resolution and provides an absolutely unrivalled optical ultrazoom – as much as 10x (6.9° to 58.2° field of vision). The highest possible temperature that the thermal camera can measure is 1,500 °C.

Flir Duo Pro R

This is the ultimate drone thermal imaging solution is here. The new FLIR Duo® Pro R combines a high resolution, radiometric thermal imager, 4K color camera, and a full suite of on-board sensors to bring you the most powerful dual-sensor imaging solution in the world for small commercial drones. Capture actionable data around the clock with Duo Pro R.

FLIR Vue

MAVLINK INTEGRATION & PWM CONTROLS

In addition to MAVLink compatibility for image geo-tagging, the Accessory Port lets you control camera functions in flight by integrating with your drone’s control system.

Designed for professional use, FLIR Vue Pro is more than a thermal camera, it is a thermal measurement instrument and data recorder that adds tremendous value to your sUAS operations and services.

FLIR Vue

All telemetry data of the flights is recorded, enabling to replay the flights and the video recorded by the drone during the flight.  This is used for training, mission recreation, understanding your data, or improving your standard operating procedures.

MAVLINK INTEGRATION & PWM CONTROLS

In addition to MAVLink compatibility for image geo-tagging, the Accessory Port lets you control camera functions in flight by integrating with your drone’s control system.

Designed for professional use, FLIR Vue Pro is more than a thermal camera, it is a thermal measurement instrument and data recorder that adds tremendous value to your sUAS operations and services.

dji Zenmuse Z30 drone inspection camera

DJI Zenmuse Z30 Optical Zoom Camera

The Zenmuse Z30 is the most powerful integrated drone-based aerial zoom camera on the market with 30x optical and 6x digital zoom capabilities for a total magnification of up to 180x. Whether you are inspecting cell towers or wind turbines, it enables you to get a detailed look at structures, wires, modules and components to detect damage, without having to put personnel into dangerous situations.
The zoom capabilities will also help tocapture data from much further away.
The Z30 payload is fully integrated onto a 3-axis stabilized gimbal compatible with the MODUS Proprietary Bridge that allows us to use DJI with our PX4 flight controller boards.
powerful magnification ability of the Z30 means that any movement is exaggerated, which is why the 3-axis gimbal stabilization is so critical. We use leading gimbal technology from to ensures you have stabilization within 0.01° giving you with HD images and videos for efficient, accurate geo-referenced data-gathering operations.

Gimbals

Gremsy S1 Gimbal Systems

Integrated quick release. Extended pan rotation. Upgraded motor power.

Meet S1V3 – the most lightweight yet multi-load gimbal for mappers, surveyors, and industry experts in any aerial missions.

This is the Gimbal we use for most industrial nonconventional payload interpretation solutions

Gremsy S1 is the world’s first ever small gimbal with onboard HDMI and SMA ports fully supported for Flir Duo Pro R. Developed based on Gremsy T1 technology with a larger camera cage, the S1 can plug and play with various platforms to provide high precision pointing accuracies for every industrial need.

 

Gremsy S1 Gimbal Systems

Integrated quick release. Extended pan rotation. Upgraded motor power.

Meet S1V3 – the most lightweight yet multi-load gimbal for mappers, surveyors, and industry experts in any aerial missions.

This is the Gimbal we use for most industrial nonconventional payload interpretation solutions

Gremsy S1 is the world’s first ever small gimbal with onboard HDMI and SMA ports fully supported for Flir Duo Pro R. Developed based on Gremsy T1 technology with a larger camera cage, the S1 can plug and play with various platforms to provide high precision pointing accuracies for every industrial need.

 

Gremsy Pixy U Wiris Pro Thermal Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy U Wiris Pro Thermal Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy F FLIR Duo Thermal Gimbal System

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Gremsy Pixy F FLIR Vue Thermal Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy U flir vue Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy F Blackmagic Micro RBG Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy U BlackMagic Micro Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy F Microsense Multispectral Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy U Microsense Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy F Sony QX30 Inspection Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy U Sony QX30 Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy F Sony R10C Inspection Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy U Sony R10C Gimbal System

Gremsy Pixy Camera Gimbals

MODUS is a US Gremsy partner with integration solutions with all our products.  Come see the difference a quality gimbal can make to your data collection.

Inheriting the superior technology of Pixy series, Pixy U pushes the boundaries of what professionals can accomplish with commercial gimbal. This compact stabilizer can carry universal dedicated cameras regardless of its modest size and one pound optimized weight. Besides, Pixy U is fully compatible with Pixhawk FC or build-in FC on Matrix 600 to support autonomous flight and camera control, making it a comprehensive solution for aerial survey, inspection, mapping, and so on.

This is our goto gimbal for compact professional camera solutions.

Gremsy T3 Gimbal Systems

Gremsy T3 v3 is the most advanced 3-axis camera stabilizer ready to fly with many industrial cameras for inspection, mapping, and other demanding applications. Featuring onboard HDMI and AUX ports, the T3 ensures a simple and clean setup as well as increased portability for your system. Built-in Bluetooth functionality for optimal control. With Gremsy T3, adapting to various aerial missions has never been so fast and straightforward.

HDMI integrated on the gimbal enables clean and straightforward setup while ensuring ability to transmit excellent video quality. With HDMI Hyper QR, the inconvenience is taken away. Just push in, twist to lock, and it’s done. Thanks to built-in 14.5V Power Regulator in Hyper QR, the T3 can receive power directly from flight battery to convert to a 14.5V power supply.

Gremsy T3 Sony A6000 Mapping Gimbal System

Gremsy T3 Phase One Mapping Gimbal System

Gremsy T3 Sony A6000 Mapping Gimbal System

Gremsy T3 Phase One Mapping Gimbal System

Gremsy T3 Gimbal Systems

Gremsy T3 v3 is the most advanced 3-axis camera stabilizer ready to fly with many industrial cameras for inspection, mapping, and other demanding applications. Featuring onboard HDMI and AUX ports, the T3 ensures a simple and clean setup as well as increased portability for your system. Built-in Bluetooth functionality for optimal control. With Gremsy T3, adapting to various aerial missions has never been so fast and straightforward.

HDMI integrated on the gimbal enables clean and straightforward setup while ensuring ability to transmit excellent video quality. With HDMI Hyper QR, the inconvenience is taken away. Just push in, twist to lock, and it’s done. Thanks to built-in 14.5V Power Regulator in Hyper QR, the T3 can receive power directly from flight battery to convert to a 14.5V power supply.

Mounts and Vibration Plates

Custom Mounting Design

Custom Vibration Mount

Quad Vibration Camera Mount

Hex Vibration Camera Mount

Hex Vibration Camera Mount

Mounts

Drone mounts come in many shape and sizes.  There are three things you need to think about when selecting a mount.

1. Streamline and doesn’t interfer with the operation of the drone.

2. Allows a tight coupling but easy release of the vibration dampening system

3. Complies with traditional aviation safety guidelines of redundant safety fascening mechanisms, such as safety bolts or drilled nut/bolt safety wiring integrations.

Telemetry and Metadata

 Emlid Reach M2 UAV Mapping Kit

The Reach M2  mapping kit is an easy way to hot shoe your professional mapping cameras.  The Reach RS2 Multi-band RTK GNSS receiver ensures centimeter precision.  Anyone that is looking to speed up their photogrammetry mapping process with precision direct referencing GNSS technology needs a system similar to this.

Let Modus tech you about professional photogrammetry and aerial mapping.

 

 Emlid Reach M2 UAV Mapping Kit

The Reach M2  mapping kit is an easy way to hot shoe your professional mapping cameras.  The Reach RS2 Multi-band RTK GNSS receiver ensures centimeter precision.  Anyone that is looking to speed up their photogrammetry mapping process with precision direct referencing GNSS technology needs a system similar to this.

Let Modus tech you about professional photogrammetry and aerial mapping.

 

HIGH-END MAPPING SOFTWARE

Correlator3D is the go-to software to rapidly process imagery from drones, aircraft, and satellites.

As professional aerial mapping software, the advantage is the increased processing speed over the popular drone photogrammetry software.

Want to see the difference, contact us for a free trial, training, and the MODUS discount.

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