Phase One 280MP Aerial System

Phase One 280MP Aerial Solution

The new standard in large format aerial imaging

With over 20,000 pixels across, compact size and weight, the 280MP Aerial Solution provides higher Return on Investment compared to any other large format system available on the market.

Phase One 280MP Aerial Solution

The 280MP Aerial Solution offers the highest image capture rate and dynamic range, increasing overall quality and accuracy of the final photogrammetric products.
It provides a large format option, that is compact and lightweight system for use in a wide range of aircraft.
The 280MP Aerial solution comprises of iX Controller, GNSS/IMU receiver (POS AV series), Somag gyro-stabilized mount (DSM 400), the Phase One flight planning and management software iX Plan and iX Flight as well iX Capture.

iXM-RS280 Aerial System

4-Band Configuration 280MP Aerial Solution

Phase One is expanding the camera’s performance, offering additional configuration for simultaneous capturing RGB and NIR images. The IXM 280MP
4-Band solution comprises dual 90mm lenses for capturing RGB information, and a 50mm lens for capturing NIR information and thus providing 4-Band (R,G,B,NIR) or CIR imagery.

The integrated iX Capture software automatically generates distortion-free 4-Band images by performing an accurate matching of NIR image to an RGB image, creating precise and reliable output data.
  • TIFF and JPG formats
  • 4-Band RGB+NIR (RGBN)
  • 3-Band CIR (Color Infra Red)
  • NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)
  • Distortion-free / corrected RGB
  • Distortion-free / corrected NIR

The iXM-RS 280F Aerial Camera

The iXM-RS 280F is a dual lens metric camera, with 90mm lenses for capturing RGB information, and providing superior image quality. The iXM-RS 280F camera generates central projection image from two 150MP nadir images with equal ground resolution.

  • Backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Improved light sensitivity
  • More flying hours per day and more flights achievable per year
  • Maintains object resolution in low light conditions
Additional components


  • iX Controller Designed to enable rapid data transfer, the iX Controller has the ability to control up to six Phase One aerial cameras independently. Built as a workhorse, the system boasts a small footprint and easily integrates into any aircraft.
  • Somag gyro-stabilized mount (DSM400) Specifically designed for the Phase One Aerial Solutions. With a low weight of 14 kg and a high payload of 35 kg, the mount supports the reduction of the angular rate, provides optimal stabilization of the system and allows efficient and precise image capturing


  • iX Plan With its intuitive GUI and multiple control functions, the iX Plan application enables users to simply generate flight plans.
  • iX Flight iX Flight is an interactive and intuitive flight management software for the precise execution of a mission and comes uploaded to the iX Controller.
  • iX Capture iX Capture is an aerial capture, control and image processing software with an intuitive interface that displays key information such as exposure settings, histogram, GNSS/IMU data and frame count.
Warranty Package

Warranty Packages

As Phase One equipment is built to last, and in order to ensure you experience new levels of productivity and enjoy increased workflow efficiency, Phase One offers extended support and warranty programs to guarantee that your investment is safe.

The Standard Warranty Package

For aerial cameras, lenses, and the iX Controller we offer a one-year warranty that includes the repair of all manufacturing defects free of charge for one year from the date of purchase.
For RS lenses shutter modules we offer a one-year warranty from the date of purchase or 500,000 shutter releases.
The repair time at Phase One service center is 2 weeks excluding shipping.

The Premium Warranty Package

Phase One's standard one-year period for IXM-RS can be extended to the annual Premium Warranty Package that includes expanded services as follows:
  • Uptime unit during the repair period with delivery time of 1 week excluding shipping.
  • Free of charge 500,000 shutter releases maintenance / service with a maximum of one shutter maintenance per year