Phase One iXM-RS 280F Aerial Camera

The New Standard in Large Format Aerial Imaging

The iXM-RS 280F aerial camera provides a large format option that easily integrates with DSM 400 gyro-stabilized mount
creating a compact and lightweight system for use in a wide range of aircraft.

iXM-RS 280F Aerial Camera

Phase One 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. The camera’s backside illuminated CMOS sensor supports very high dynamic range at 83dB . This feature enables customers to fly more hours per day and achieve more flights per year, maintaining object resolution in challenging low light conditions.

iXM-RS280 Aerial Camera

280MP Resolution

The iXM-RS 280F offers a large format option with a resolution with over 20,000 pixels across. It provides the highest image capture rate and dynamic range, increasing overall quality and accuracy of the final photogrammetric products.

The new generation of CMOS sensor eliminates the motion blur thanks to short exposure time, enabled by using high-speed shutters (up to 1/2500 sec) and higher sensitivity pixel design. Combined with RS shutter technology, the camera provides highly sharp images overcoming cameras with other FMC capabilities.

  • 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

iXM-RS 280F Camera Specifications

Phase One cameras offer 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

Camera iXM-RS 280F 4-BandiXM-RS 280F
Frame geometry Central projectionCentral projection
Image size (pixel) 284MP
20150 x 14118
20150 x 14118
Image volume (MP) 280280
Image format PhaseOne RAW, IIQ-L, IIQ-SPhaseOne RAW, IIQ-L, IIQ-S
Output formats Distortion Free RGB, NIR, CIR, RGBN, NVDI in TIFF 8 and 16 Bit or JPEGDistortion Free RGB in TIFF 8 and 16 Bit or JPEG
RGB/NIR ratio 1:1.8 N/A
Frame width for 10 cm GSD (m) 2,0152,015
Frame height for 10 cm GSD (m) 1,4121,412
Frame area for 10 cm GSD ( 2.842.84
Typical image size (MB) for TIFF (8 Bit) 1100833
Lenses type RodenstockRodenstock
Number of lenses 3 2
Focal length (mm) 90 & 5090
FOV (across flight, deg) 45.745.7
FOV (along flight, deg) 32.932.9
Aperture range f/5.6 - f/11f/5.6 - f/11
Exposure principle Leaf shutterLeaf shutter
Shutter speed (sec) Up to 1/2000Up to 1/2000
Capture rate (sec) 22
Light Sensitivity (ISO) 50-640050-6400
Dynamic Range (db) 8383
NIR range (nm) 720 - 1000 N/A
Events synchronization speed (µsec) 100 100
Sensor Specifications
Sensor type CMOSCMOS
Sensor number 32
Pixel size (µm) 3.763.76
Array (pixel) 14,204 x 10,65214,204 x 10,652
Analog-to-digital-conversion (bit) 1414
Flight Specifications
Maximal ground speed for 10 cm GSD with motion blur under 1 pixel (knot) 390390
Maximal forward overlap for 10 cm GSD at 150 knot (%) 9797
Maximal orthophoto angle for 20% side overlap (deg) 3737
Flight altitude for 10cm GSD (feet) 7,8537,853
Operating Conditions
Power input (V DC) 12-3012-30
Maximal Power consumption (W) – camera only 48 32
Humidity (non-condensing, %) 15 to 80 15 to 80
Temperature (°C) -10 to 40 -10 to 40
Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHSFCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
System Specifications
System weight (kg/Lb) 32.5kg/72 Lb31 kg / 68.5
System size (mm/In) 460 x 430 x 440 / 18.1 x 16.9 x 17.3 460 x 430 x 440 / 18.1 x 16.9 x 17.3
Pilot monitor for navigation (In) 7 7
Operator monitor for camera management (In) 1515
Gyro-stabilizer SOMAG DSM400 DSM400
GNSS/IMU Applanix POS AVX 210 / POS AV Series POS AVX 210 / POS AV Series
Power consumption 6 Amp at 28V 6 Amp at 28V
iX Controller MK4
Interfaces USB3, Power and Control Ports for Camera,GNSS and Mount USB3, Power and Control Ports for Camera,GNSS and Mount
Storage capacity (TB) 1.0 1.0
Storage type SSD SSD
Storage exchangeability Yes Yes
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 IXU-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