iXU Aerial Camera system

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The Phase One iXU cameras are the world's smallest and lightest integrated digital medium format aerial cameras.

Phase One's iXU aerial cameras answer the needs of users looking for dependable, small, light-weight, medium format aerial cameras at a reasonable price. With a choice of 100 MP and 50 MP CMOS-based sensors and 80 MP, 60 MP and 60 MP achromatic CCD-based sensors, a solution is available for standalone use, building a compact array for oblique/nadir photography or for medium format photography from a UAV or light aircraft.

  • FEATURES iXU 1000

    The Phase One iXU 1000 aerial camera is built to provide high resolution in a small and light camera. The CMOS sensor offers 11,608 cross track coverage in a camera that weighs less than 950 grams. The iXU series use Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses with internal electronically controlled leaf shutters to provide the image quality expected from a dedicated aerial photography camera.

    • 100 MP CMOS sensor
    • 11,608 pixels in cross track coverage
    • ISO 50 to 6400
    • Capture rate up to 0.95 seconds per frame
    • Direct connectivity with FMS, GPS/IMU
    • Files include IMU and GPS data
    • USB 3.0 connection to host computer
    • Synchronized shutter release for multiple camera installation
    • Internal storage: support up to 128 GB CF card
    • Low weight: 930 g, 1.4 kg with an 80 mm lens
    • Small footprint
    • Choice of six Schneider-Kreuznach lenses with central leaf shutters
    • Industrial designed with robust camera connectivity to stabilized mounts
    • Secure lens bayonet
    • Choice of software options

    Applications

    The Phase One iXU offers reliability and versatility for users looking for a full-featured medium format aerial camera. Easily integrated into existing or new setups, the camera offers maximum connectivity with systems for:

    • Mapping
    • Oil & Gas pipelines monitoring
    • Critical infrastructure inspection
    • Power line monitoring
    • Coastal surveillance
    • Wind turbine blade inspection
    • Disaster site monitoring and mapping
    • Arctic research
    • Iceberg monitoring
    • Forestry, vegetation identification, agriculture crop monitoring
    • Hydrometric mapping
    • Asset management
    • 3D modeling
    • Entertainment and game market

    iXA camera system

    Multiple camera configuration

    The Phase One iXU 1000 features a 100 MP CMOS sensor for an impressive 11,608 pixels cross-track coverage, yet is so small that its body is barely wider than its lens barrel. Weighing in at less than 950 grams, the iXU 1000 can be used as a standalone photogrammetric camera, or as part of an array of multiple cameras, either to cover a larger swath or as part of an oblique camera system.

    Widening Operational Hours

    The CMOS technology of the iXU-R 1000, iXU 1000 and iXU 150 enables you to move up to 6400 providing quality images all across the ISO range. As weather conditions deteriorate or on days when you previously were unable to capture, the
    CMOS-based cameras provide the high sensitivities that can make a difference.

    Near Infrared

    The Phase One iXU 1000 is also available with an optical glass over the sensor for near infrared applications (NIR). The camera is suited for a variety of agricultural or forestry applications including analyzing illicit drug growth, determining harvesting periods, analyzing crop damage caused by insects, fungus or insufficient water or nutrients in the soil.

  • iXU 1000 SPECS

    Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
    Lenses Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses
    Lens mount Phase One
    Shutter speed Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
    Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
    Interfaces
    • USB 3.0
    • HDMI out
    • Secured power input (LEMO)
    • Camera trigger
    • Mid-exposure pulse
    • Camera status
    • iX Link
      GPS/IMU support Applanix, NovAtel, IGI, NMEA devices
      Data storage
      • 1 TB SSD storage (optional iX Controller)
      • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
      Synchronization speed
      in multiple camera
      configuration
      100 microseconds with FS lenses
      Resolution 11,608 x 8708 (100 MP)
      Dynamic range > 84 db
      Sensor type CMOS
      Aspect ratio 4:3
      Pixel Size 4.6 micron
      Sensor optical size 53.4 x 40.0 mm
      Light sensitivity (ISO) 50 - 6400
      Full resolution frame .95 sec
      RAW file compression
      (typical sizes)
      IIQ large: 100 MB
      IIQ small: 65 MB
      Live View 1920 x 1080 25p/30p
      1280 x 720 50p/60p
      Lens+ technology
      optimizes
      • Color cast
      • Light falloff
      • Chromatic aberration
      • Fringing
      • Sharpness falloff
      • Lens distortion
      Output format Phase One RAW, TIF & JPG w/Capture One
      IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
      Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
      Power input 12-30 V DC
      Maximum power consumption 10 W
      Dimensions
      (excluding lens)
      97.4 x 93 x 110 mm (w x h x l)
      Weight (excluding lens) 930 grams/2.05 lb
      Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
      Operating Conditions
      Temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
      Humidity 15 to 80% (Non-condensing)
      Operating system for Phase One iX Capture

      Windows 7® SP1 64 bit

      Windows 8® / 8.1® 64 bit

      * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

    • FEATURES iXU 180, 160, 160 Achromatc

      The Phase One iXU 180, iXU 160 and iXU 160 Achromatic cameras are built to provide high resolution in a small and light camera. The CCD sensor offers up to 10,328 cross track coverage in a camera that weighs less than 950 grams. The iXU series use Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses with internal electronically controlled leaf shutters to provide the image quality expected from a dedicated aerial photography camera.

      • 80 MP, 60 MP or 60 achromatic CCD sensors
      • 10,328 pixels in cross track coverage
      • Forward Motion Compensation
      • ISO 35 to 800 (depending on model)
      • Capture rate of 1.45 to 1.6 seconds per frame (depending on model)
      • Direct connectivity with FMS, GPS/IMU
      • Files include IMU and GPS data
      • USB 3.0 connection to host computer
      • Synchronized shutter release for multiple camera installation
      • Internal storage: support up to 128 GB CF card
      • Low weight: 930 g, 1.43 kg with an 80 mm lens
      • Small footprint
      • Choice of six Schneider-Kreuznach lenses with central leaf shutters
      • Industrial designed with robust camera connectivity to stabilized mounts
      • Secure lens bayonet
      • Choice of software options

      Applications

      The Phase One iXU offers reliability and versatility for users looking for a full-featured medium format aerial camera. Easily integrated into existing or new setups, the camera offers maximum connectivity with systems for:

      • Mapping
      • Oil & Gas pipelines monitoring
      • Critical infrastructure inspection
      • Power line monitoring
      • Coastal surveillance
      • Wind turbine blade inspection
      • Disaster site monitoring and mapping
      • Arctic research
      • Iceberg monitoring
      • Forestry, vegetation identification, agriculture crop monitoring
      • Hydrometric mapping
      • Asset management
      • 3D modeling
      • Entertainment and game market

      iXA camera system

      Multiple camera configuration

      The Phase One iXU 180 features an 80 MP CCD sensor for an impressive 10,328 pixels cross-track coverage, yet is so small that its body is barely wider than its lens barrel. Weighing in at less than 950 grams, the iXU 180 can be used as a standalone photogrammetric camera, or as part of an array of multiple cameras, either to cover a larger swath or as part of an oblique camera system.

      3D City Models

      With the increasingly popular high-resolution 3D city models, users require medium format cameras that can be integrated into small oblique systems that can fit inside a gyro mount. Owners of ultralight planes or gyro copters are now able to build an oblique system and insert it into a smaller belly hole with less interaction with the hull of the aircraft, which means an easier path to obtaining a supplemental type certificate (STC).

      Achromatic version

      The Phase One iXU 160 is available as an achromatic version that has been optimized for aerial photogrammetric applications and offers high sensitivity to visible light, including UV and IR ranges. The iXU 160 Achromatic’s increased light sensitivity also delivers a base ISO of 200, enabling an enhanced ISO range of 200-3200. The iXU 160 Achromatic enables NIR digital photogrammetry for Phase One aerial systems. Used in single camera configuration, the iXU 160 Achromatic offers excellent IR visibility.
      When used in dual-camera configuration, in conjunction with a color filter array sensor used in the iXU 160 and iXU 180, the iXU 160 Achromatic captures NIR images which can be combined with RGB images to create co-registered four-band (RGBN) imagery.

    • IXU 180 SPECS

      Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
      Lenses Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses
      Lens mount Phase One
      Shutter speed Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
      Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
      Interfaces
      • USB 3.0
      • Secured power input (LEMO)
      • Camera trigger
      • Mid-exposure pulse
      • Camera status
      • iX Link
        GPS/IMU support Applanix, NovAtel, IGI, NMEA devices
        Forward Motion Compensation TDI controlled
        Data storage
        • 1 TB SSD storage (optional iX Controller)
        • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
        Synchronization speed
        in multiple camera
        configuration
        100 microseconds with FS lenses
        Resolution 10,328 x 7,760 (80 MP)
        Dynamic range > 72 db
        Sensor type CCD
        Aspect ratio 4:3
        Pixel Size 5.2 micron
        Sensor optical size 53.7 x 40.4 mm
        Light sensitivity (ISO)
        Capture rate
        35 - 800
        Full resolution frame 1.6 second
        RAW file compression IIQ large: 80 MB
        IIQ small: 54 MB
        Lens+ technology
        optimizes
        • Color cast
        • Light falloff
        • Chromatic aberration
        • Fringing
        • Sharpness falloff
        • Lens distortion
        Output format Phase One RAW, TIF & JPG w/Capture One
        IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
        Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
        Power input 12-30 V DC
        Maximum power consumption 12 W
        Dimensions
        (excluding lens)
        97.4 x 93 x 110 mm (w x h x l)
        Weight (excluding lens) 930 grams/2.05 lb
        Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
        Operating Conditions
        Temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
        Humidity 15 to 80% (Non-condensing)
        Operating system for Phase One iX Capture

        Windows 7® SP1 64 bit

        Windows 8® / 8.1® 64 bit

        * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

      • IXU 160 SPECS

        Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
        Lenses Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses
        Lens mount Phase One
        Shutter speed Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
        Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
        Interfaces
        • USB 3.0
        • Secured power input (LEMO)
        • Camera trigger
        • Mid-exposure pulse
        • Camera status
        • iX Link
          GPS/IMU support Applanix, NovAtel, IGI, NMEA devices
          Forward Motion Compensation TDI controlled
          Data storage
          • 1 TB SSD storage (optional iX Controller)
          • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
          Synchronization speed
          in multiple camera
          configuration
          100 microseconds with FS lenses
          Resolution 8984 x 6732 (60.5 MP)
          Dynamic range > 72 db
          Sensor type CCD
          Aspect ratio 4:3
          Pixel Size 6.0 micron
          Sensor optical size 53.9 x 40.4 mm
          Light sensitivity (ISO)
          Capture rate
          50 - 800
          Full resolution frame 1.45 second
          RAW file compression IIQ large: 60 MB
          IIQ small: 40 MB
          Lens+ technology
          optimizes
          • Color cast
          • Light falloff
          • Chromatic aberration
          • Fringing
          • Sharpness falloff
          • Lens distortion
          Output format Phase One RAW, TIF & JPG w/Capture One
          IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
          Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
          Power input 12-30 V DC
          Maximum power consumption 12 W
          Dimensions
          (excluding lens)
          97.4 x 93 x 110 mm (w x h x l)
          Weight (excluding lens) 925 grams/2.0 lb
          Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
          Operating Conditions
          Temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
          Humidity 15 to 80% (Non-condensing)
          Operating system for Phase One iX Capture

          Windows 7® SP1 64 bit

          Windows 8® / 8.1® 64 bit

          * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

        • IXU 160 Achromatic SPECS

          Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
          Lenses Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses
          Lens mount Phase One
          Shutter speed Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
          Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
          Interfaces
          • USB 3.0
          • Secured power input (LEMO)
          • Camera trigger
          • Mid-exposure pulse
          • Camera status
          • iX Link
            GPS/IMU support Applanix, NovAtel, IGI, NMEA devices
            Forward Motion Compensation TDI controlled
            Data storage
            • 1 TB SSD storage (optional iX Controller)
            • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
            Synchronization speed
            in multiple camera
            configuration
            100 microseconds with FS lenses
            Resolution 8964 x 6716 (60 MP)
            Dynamic range > 72 db
            Sensor type CCD
            Aspect ratio 4:3
            Pixel Size 6.0 micron
            Sensor optical size 53.8 x 40.3 mm
            Light sensitivity (ISO)
            Capture rate
            200 - 3200
            Full resolution frame 1.45 second
            RAW file compression IIQ large: 60 MB
            IIQ small: 40 MB
            Lens+ technology
            optimizes
            • Color cast
            • Light falloff
            • Chromatic aberration
            • Fringing
            • Sharpness falloff
            • Lens distortion
            Output format Phase One RAW, TIF & JPG w/Capture One
            IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
            Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
            Power input 12-30 V DC
            Maximum power consumption 12 W
            Dimensions
            (excluding lens)
            97.4 x 93 x 110 mm (w x h x l)
            Weight (excluding lens) 925 grams/2.0 lb
            Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
            Operating Conditions
            Temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
            Humidity 15 to 80% (Non-condensing)
            Operating system for Phase One iX Capture

            Windows 7® SP1 64 bit

            Windows 8® / 8.1® 64 bit

            * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

          • FEATURES iXU 150

            The Phase One iXU 150 camera is built around a CMOS sensor offering a great combination of CMOS sensor in a medium format camera. The camera boasts 8280 pixels in cross track coverage. The sensor has 68% more capture area than any DSLR. The iXU, combined with Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses with internal electronically controlled leaf shutters guarantees the image quality expected from a dedicated aerial photography camera.

            • 50 MP CMOS sensor
            • 8280 pixels in cross track coverage
            • Quality capture from ISO 100 to 6400
            • Capture rate of 0.85 sec/frame
            • Direct connectivity with FMS, GPS/IMU
            • Files include IMU and GPS data
            • USB 3.0 connection to host computer
            • Optional RS-232 connectivity for camera control
            • Synchronized shutter release for multiple camera installation
            • Internal storage: support up to 128 GB CF card
            • Low weight:750 g, 1.25 kg with an 80 mm lens
            • Small footprint
            • Choice of six Schneider-Kreuznach lenses with central leaf shutters
            • Industrial designed with robust camera connectivity to stabilized mounts
            • Secure lens bayonet
            • Choice of software options

            Applications

            The Phase One iXU offers reliability and versatility for users looking for a full-featured medium format aerial camera. Easily integrated into existing or new setups, the camera offers maximum connectivity with systems for:

            • Mapping
            • Oil & Gas pipelines monitoring
            • Critical infrastructure inspection
            • Power line monitoring
            • Coastal surveillance
            • Wind turbine blade inspection
            • Disaster site monitoring and mapping
            • Arctic research
            • Iceberg monitoring
            • Forestry, vegetation identification, agriculture crop monitoring
            • Hydrometric mapping
            • Asset management
            • 3D modeling
            • Entertainment and game market

            iXA camera system

            Multiple camera configuration

            An iXU 150 can operate as a standalone camera, daisy chained with other cameras or integrated with a LiDAR system. The iXU 150, with its small footprint and 1.2 frames per second capture rate, is ideal for oblique photography, especially where space and weight limits demand a small integrated package. Its affordable cost makes it well suited for building a package of four or more sensors to handle the most demanding oblique photography missions.

            UAV Use

            When every gram in a payload counts, Phase One created what is seemingly impossible: an extremely light camera with a small footprint, built around a powerful medium format CMOS sensor. With a camera barely wider than the diameter of its lens, the iXU 150 weighs in at just 750 grams (1.25 kg with an 80 mm lens) and uses a CompactFlash card for internal image storage. The iXU 150 interfaces with FMS, GPS and IMU through an RS-232 link.

            Widening Operational Hours

            The CMOS technology enables you to move from ISO 100 all the way up to 6400 providing consistent quality all across the ISO range. As weather conditions deteriorate or on days when you previously were unable to capture, the iXU 150 provides the high sensitivities that can make a difference.

            Near Infrared

            The Phase One iXU 150 is offered with an optical glass over the sensor for near infrared applications. The camera is suited for a variety of agricultural or forestry applications including analyzing illicit drug growth, determining harvesting periods, analyzing crop damage caused by insects, fungus or insufficient water or nutrients in the soil.

          • IXU 150 SPECS

            Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
            Lenses Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses
            Lens mount Phase One
            Shutter speed Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
            Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
            Interfaces
            • USB 3.0
            • HDMI out
            • Secured power input (LEMO)
            • Camera trigger
            • Mid-exposure pulse
            • Camera status
            • iX Link
              GPS/IMU support Applanix, NovAtel, IGI, NMEA devices
              Data storage
              • 1 TB SSD storage (optional iX Controller)
              • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
              Sync speed in multiple camera configuration 100 microseconds with FS lenses
              Resolution 8280 x 6208 (50 MP)
              Dynamic range > 84 db
              Sensor type CMOS
              Aspect ratio 4:3
              Pixel Size 5.3 micron
              Sensor optical size 43.8 x 32.9 mm
              Light sensitivity (ISO)
              Capture rate
              100 - 6400
              Full resolution frame 0.85 sec
              RAW file compression IIQ large: 50 MB
              IIQ small: 33 MB
              Live View 1920 x 1080 25p/30p
              1280 x 720 50p/60p
              Lens+ technology
              optimizes
              • Color cast
              • Light falloff
              • Chromatic aberration
              • Fringing
              • Sharpness falloff
              • Lens distortion
              Output format Phase One RAW, TIF & JPG w/Capture One
              IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
              Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
              Power input 12-30 V DC
              Maximum power consumption 10 W
              Dimensions
              (excluding lens)
              97.4 x 93 x 110 mm (w x h x l)
              Weight (excluding lens) 750 grams/1.65 lb
              Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
              Operating Conditions
              Temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
              Humidity 15 to 80% (Non-condensing)
              Operating system for Phase One iX Capture

              Windows 7® SP1 64 bit

              Windows 8® / 8.1® 64 bit

              * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

            • FAST SYNC LENSES

              Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses on a Phase One iXU 1000
              Lens Schneider-Kreuznach
              28 LS f/4.5 Aspherical
              Schneider-Kreuznach
              55 LS f/2.8
              Schneider-Kreuznach
              80 LS f/2.8
              Multi-sync speed 100 microseconds 100 microseconds 100 microseconds
              Opening angle of view
              (long side)
              87.3° 51.8° 36.9°
              Dimensions 90 x 136 mm / 3.5 x 5.5 in 77.6 x 86.5 mm / 3 x 3.4 in 64.4 x 86.5 mm / 2.5 x 3.4 in
              Filter thread size Rear sheet filter 72 mm 72 mm
              Weight 1046 g / 2.31 lb 628 g / 1.38 lb 482 g / 1.06 lb

              Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses on a Phase One iXU 1000
              Lens Schneider-Kreuznach
              110 mm LS f/2.8
              Schneider-Kreuznach
              150 mm LS f/3.5
              Schneider-Kreuznach
              240 mm LS f/4.5
              Multi-sync speed 100 microseconds 100 microseconds 100 microseconds
              Opening angle of view
              (long side)
              27.3° 20.2° 15.2°
              Dimensions 83.3 x 86.5 mm / 3.3 x 3.4 87.1 x 86.5 mm / 3.4 x 3.4 in 173.2 x 104.2 mm / 6.8 x 41.1 in
              Filter thread size 72 mm 72 mm 86 mm
              Weight 633 g / 1.40 lb 651 g / 1.44 lb 1600 g / 3.52 lb