A Revolution in UAV and Drone Cameras

Phase One Industrial developed the iXM series – revolutionary and uniquely designed cameras for UAV-based aerial imagery that redefine the boundaries of technological innovation.

iXM-100/ iXM-50

iXM Aerial Camera

A Breakthrough Camera Platform

The iXM 100MP and iXM 50MP are high-productivity metric cameras with a range of specially designed RSM lenses. The iXM cameras are ready for easy integration with a wide range of UAV platforms, including Phase One’s DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution. The cameras deliver superior quality aerial imaging and flexible operation to satisfy diverse mapping, surveying, and inspection applications.

Choice of RSM Lenses

Four new Phase One RSM lenses, with focal lengths ranging from 35mm to 150mm, were specifically created to fit the pixel and sensor size while maintaining sharpness across the image. The lenses have high optical resolution, offering new uses for both inspection and mapping applications. The lenses’ integrated leaf shutter offers high capture speed for an array of flight conditions.

Superior Storage Capabilities and Connectivity

The iXM supports super-fast storage capabilities. It also provides full control – over a wireless link – for defining:
  • ISO
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • Advanced functionalities
  • Focus distance
  • Upload flight plans

Unique Features

  • High resolution, with a pixel count of:
    • 11664x8750 for the iXM 100MP
    • 8280x6208 for the iXM 50MP
  • 3.76µm pixel for the iXM 100MP
  • Medium-format sensor with backside-illumination technology
  • Fast capture rate of 3 fps for the iXM 100MP
  • A choice of four specially developed RSM lenses
  • Easy integration with a variety of UAV platforms – with serial communication camera control and HDMI output, including camera status and image data in the overlay
  • USB-C and 10G Ethernet for versatility of connectivity to large UAVs and aircraft
  • Complete integration with DJI M600 PRO drones, including Phase One’s iOS application for remote camera control

Optional 50MP Sensor

The iXM camera series offers a choice of a 50MP sensor. With a resolution of 8280x6208 and pixel size 5.3µm, the iXM 50MP enables the capture of high-accuracy images and addresses the needs of smaller scale mapping and inspection missions.

iXM-100/ iXM-50 Cameras' Brochure

 

iXM-100/ iXM-50 Technical Specifications




Camera iXM-100 iXM-50
Resolution 100MP
11664x8750
50MP
8280x6208
Dynamic range 83dB 84dB
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Pixel size 3.76µm 5.3µm
Effective sensor size 43.9x32.9 43.9x32.9
Light sensitivity (ISO) 50-6400 100-6400
Capture rate 3fps 2fps
Camera type Medium-format camera for aerial imaging Medium-format camera for aerial imaging
Lens mount Phase One RSM Phase One RSM
Data interfaces USB3, Ethernet 10G USB3, Ethernet 10G
I/O interfaces Trigger, Mid exposure, Ready, Serial Trigger, Mid exposure, Ready, Serial
HDMI 3840x2160 30p
1920x1080 60p
1920x1080 25p/30p
1280x720 50p/60p
Data storage XQD card XQD card
Synchronization speed 50 microseconds in an array of cameras 50 microseconds in an array of cameras
Raw file compression 14bit IIQ large: 100MB
IIQ small: 65MB
IIQ large: 50MB
IIQ small: 33MB
IR cut-off filter Yes Yes
Connection to pod 4xM4 bolts 4xM4 bolts
Power input 12 - 30 VDC 12 - 30 VDC
Max. Power consumption 16W 14W
Weight (excluding lens) 630gr 630gr
Weight (including 80mm lens) 1100gr 1100gr
Dimensions (Excluding lens) 90x90x68mm 90x90x68mm
Dimensions (including 80mm lens) 90x90x164mm 90x90x164mm
Approvals FCC Class A, CE, RoHS FCC Class A, CE, RoHS
Temperature -10°C to 40°C -10°C to 40°C
Humidity 15% - 80% (non-condensing) 15% - 80% (non-condensing)

RSM Lenses – Technical Specifications




Technical Specs 35mm
f/5.6
80mm
f/5.6
80mm
AF f/5.6
150mmAF
f/5.6
Lens composition 12 elements in 8 groups 8 elements in 5 groups 8 elements in 5 groups 8 elements in 7 groups
Minimum focusing range Infinity Infinity 3m to infinity 10m to infinity
Shutter speed max 1/2500 1/2500 1/2500 1/2500
Exposure control 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments 1/3 f-stop increments
Aperture range f/5.6 to f/22 f/5.6 to f/22 f/5.6 to f/22 f/5.6 to f/22
Filter diameter 58mm 58mm 58mm 58mm
Total length [mm] 77.5 97.5 97.5 132.5
Weight [gr] 540 470 630 744
Angle of view (long side) 63 30.4 30.4 17.1
Angle of view (short side) 49.4 23 23 12.9
Entrance pupil to image plane[mm] 72 85 85 107
 
Warranty Package

Warranty Packages

Phase One equipment is built to last. To ensure you enjoy increased productivity and workflow efficiency, we offer extended support and warranty programs – that guarantee your investment is safe.

The Standard Warranty Package

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

The Premium Warranty Package

Phase One's standard one-year period for iXM can be extended to the annual Premium Warranty Package that includes expanded services, as follows:
  • Uptime unit during the repair period with a delivery time of one week, excluding shipping
  • Unlimited shutter activations (for as long as the system is under the Premium Warranty Package)
  • Free-of-charge 500,000 shutter releases maintenance/service