iXA Aerial Camera system

ixa camera system

The Phase One iXA aerial camera is an integrated medium format camera system that was designed from the ground up exclusively for aerial photogrammetry.

Developed with leading experts and engineers in the field, the iXA is built to meet the exacting needs of aerial photogrammetry and streamline the entire capture and processing workflow. The camera is a major addition to the current aerial implementations that Phase One already provides to partners in the industry.

With a choice of 80 megapixel or 60 megapixel models, the iXA aerial camera is designed to easily incorporate into existing or new systems, making it the perfect solution for integrators or end users looking for a rugged, high-quality industrial-grade aerial camera system. The medium format solution offers exceptional image quality and features that rival large format cameras at a fraction of the price.

  • FEATURES

    The Phase One iXA camera, built as an integrated system, offers high dynamic range and detailed image quality that only high resolution, medium format systems can produce. The iXA, combined with either Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses with internal electronically controlled leaf shutters or Phase One digital lenses, guarantees the image quality expected from a dedicated aerial photography camera.

    • FMC option to compensate for image blurring
    • Ultimate image sharpness
    • Dynamic range of 12.5 f-stops (>72 db)
    • Excellent color and detail
    • Lenses easily changed in the field
    • Secure lens holder

    Tailor-Made for Aerial Photography

    The Phase One iXA aerial camera system is easily integrated into existing systems, both onboard the aircraft and in post production. Simply plug it into the aircraft’s power bus or any other 12-30 V D source for a reliable source of power.

    • Camera facilitates bi-directional communication with the flight management system (FMS) and an onboard computer.
    • Phase One SDK on the host computer enables setting up the camera, camera status, indication of the remote capture and storage of the images.
    • Modular system, the iXA is a natural choice for integration into large or small configurations.
    • Available as 80 megapixel or 60 megapixel version.
    • Camera systems are available with RGB or NIR sensor modules.
    • A wide selection of lenses (28 mm to 240 mm).
    • Focal plane shutter speeds up to 1/4000 second or leaf shutter speeds up to
      1/1600 second.
    • Multiple software solutions.

    iXA camera system

    Multiple camera configuration

    The iXA camera system is a truly scalable system, allowing you to adapt to different needs and scale the system to match diverse requirements. Whether the need is a single camera for small area mapping, or a two-, four-, five- or more camera configuration for large area mapping, the iXA is the perfect camera to use to build your solution.

    Rugged and built to last

    The Phase One iXA is a rugged, dedicated aerial camera system, not assembled from
    off-the-shelf parts and is especially built to withstand the tough demands and abuse of airborne systems. Its light weight and small size make it perfectly suited for UAV use.

    • Constructed of 6061 aluminum alloy
    • Workhorse built with fewer moving parts to reduce unnecessary wear
    • Removable parts securely connected to prevent movement or vibration
    • Self-locking LEMO connectors
    • Mirror-free system
    • Camera is bolted to the pod with four M4 screws
    • Secure lens holder secures lens at infinity focus
    • Compact, small footprint
  • IXA 180 SPECS

    Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
    Lenses
    • Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses for multiple camera configuration
    • Phase One digital focal plane lenses
    Lens mount Phase One 645
    Shutter speed Focal plane: up to 1/4000 second
    Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
    Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
    Sensor module interfaces
    • FireWire 800
    • USB 3.0
    Forward Motion Compensation** TDI controlled
    Camera body interfaces Two secured I/O communication connectors (LEMO)
    Secured power input (LEMO)
    Mini-USB connector for updating camera firmware
    Data storage
    • Onboard computer
    • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
    Synchronization speed
    in multiple camera
    configuration
    100 microseconds with factory calibrated lenses
    Resolution 10328 x 7760 (80 MP)
    Dynamic range >72 db
    Aspect ratio 4:3
    Pixel Size 5.2 micron
    CCD size effective 53.7 x 40.4 mm
    Lens factor 1.0
    Light sensitivity (ISO)
    Capture rate
    35 - 800
    Full resolution 0.7 frame/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
    IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
    Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
    Tripod head socket Two 3/8 inch - on bottom and on left side
    (25mm to locking pin hole)
    Power input 12-30 V DC
    Maximum power consumption 20 W
    Dimensions
    (excluding lens)
    132 x 114 x 128.5 mm / 5.2 x 4.4 x 5 in (W x H x D)
    Weight (excluding lens) 1.75 kg / 3.86 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 systems /
    software for Phase One
    Capture One
    Windows 7®
    Mac OS X 10.6 or later

    * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

    ** For use with FS lenses only

  • IXA 160 SPECS

    Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
    Lenses
    • Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses for multiple camera configuration
    • Phase One digital focal plane lenses
    Lens mount Phase One 645
    Shutter speed Focal plane: up to 1/4000 second
    Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
    Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
    Sensor module interfaces
    • FireWire 800
    • USB 3.0
    Forward Motion Compensation** TDI controlled
    Camera body interfaces Two secured I/O communication connectors (LEMO)
    Secured power input (LEMO)
    Mini-USB connector for updating camera firmware
    Data storage
    • Onboard computer
    • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
    Synchronization speed
    in multiple camera
    configuration
    100 microseconds with factory calibrated lenses
    Resolution 8984 x 6732 (60.5 MP)
    Dynamic range >72 db
    Aspect ratio 4:3
    Pixel Size 6.0 micron
    CCD size effective 53.9 x 40.4 mm
    Lens factor 1.0
    Light sensitivity (ISO)
    Capture rate
    50 - 800
    Full resolution 0.8 frame/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
    IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
    Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
    Tripod head socket Two 3/8 inch - on bottom and on left side
    (25mm to locking pin hole)
    Power input 12-30 V DC
    Maximum power consumption 20 W
    Dimensions
    (excluding lens)
    132 x 114 x 128.5 mm / 5.2 x 4.4 x 5 in (W x H x D)
    Weight (excluding lens) 1.75 kg / 3.86 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 systems /
    software for Phase One
    Capture One
    Windows 7®
    Mac OS X 10.6 or later

    * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

    ** For use with FS lenses only

  • IXA 160 ACHROMATIC SPECS

    Camera type Medium format camera for aerial photography
    Lenses
    • Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses for multiple camera configuration
    • Phase One digital focal plane lenses
    Lens mount Phase One 645
    Shutter speed Focal plane: up to 1/4000 second
    Leaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*
    Shutter control 1/3 f-stop increments
    Sensor module interfaces
    • FireWire 800
    • USB 3.0
    Forward Motion Compensation** TDI controlled
    Camera body interfaces Two secured I/O communication connectors (LEMO)
    Secured power input (LEMO)
    Mini-USB connector for updating camera firmware
    Data storage
    • Onboard computer
    • CompactFlash card: Type I/II including UDMA 6 & 7
    Synchronization speed
    in multiple camera
    configuration
    100 microseconds with factory calibrated lenses
    Resolution 8964 x 6716 (60 MP)
    Dynamic range >72 db
    Aspect ratio 4:3
    Pixel Size 6.0 micron
    CCD size effective 53.8 x 40.3 mm
    Lens factor 1.0
    Light sensitivity (ISO)
    Capture rate
    200 - 3200
    Full resolution 0.8 frame/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
    IR cut-off filter Camera system available either with or without IR filter
    Connection to pod Four M4 bolts
    Tripod head socket Two 3/8 inch - on bottom and on left side
    (25mm to locking pin hole)
    Power input 12-30 V DC
    Maximum power consumption 20 W
    Dimensions
    (excluding lens)
    132 x 114 x 128.5 mm / 5.2 x 4.4 x 5 in (W x H x D)
    Weight (excluding lens) 1.75 kg / 3.86 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 systems /
    software for Phase One
    Capture One
    Windows 7®
    Mac OS X 10.6 or later

    * 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s

    ** For use with FS lenses only

  • FAST SYNC LENSES

    Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses for multi-sync operation
    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)
    87.6° 52° 37.1°
    35 mm focal
    length equivalent
    with 80MP and
    60MP sensors
    17 mm 35 mm 51 mm
    Dimensions 90 x 136 mm / 5.35 x 3.5 in 77.6 x 86.5 mm / 3 x 3.4 in 51.5 x 80.5 mm / 2.7 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 for multi-sync operation
    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)
    27.4° 20.3° 12.8°
    35 mm focal
    length equivalent
    with 80MP and
    60MP sensors
    71 mm 96 mm 149 mm
    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