iXU/IXU-RS 1000 Aerial Cameras

Presenting exceptional performance and advanced capabilities.

iXU-RS 1000

The Phase One iXU-RS 1000 is the flagship product in our range of aerial cameras, presenting exceptional performance and advanced capabilities. Equipped with CMOS sensor technology and an innovative electromagnetic central leaf shutter, the iXU-RS 1000 provides enhanced capture rate and speed with zero latency, ensuring the precise image quality expected from a dedicated aerial photography camera.

The CMOS technology of the iXU-RS 1000 enables you to move from ISO 50 all the way 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.

The Phase One iXU-RS aerial cameras include features such as: accurate metric calibration, central leaf shutters, scalability to form multi-camera arrays, as well as easy integration with popular flight management systems and GPS/IMU receivers. The iXU-RS cameras are built with one of seven lenses — 32 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm, 70 mm, 90 mm, 110 mm or 150 mm. The interchangeable lenses are individually inspected and factory calibrated for infinity focus. The range of focal lengths cover most uses and is suitable for creating DTMs and DSMs for surveying as well as Orthophotos. The 50 mm lens, with its opening angle of 56.4°, is especially suited for capturing images alongside a LiDAR.

The Phase One iXU-RS camera, equipped with a 100 MP sensor, offers a small-bodied medium format camera with high performance optics. The camera delivers 11,608 pixels cross-track coverage, which is 12 percent greater than previously available medium format aerial camera systems, large format captures in a medium format body. Flying with an iXU-RS 1000 enables users more coverage during a flight, while maintaining the same ground sample distance (GSD), or a lower GSD, while flying at the same height. The small form factor make it an ideal camera for use as a standalone camera for photogrammetric work or as part of an array of multiple cameras, either to cover a larger swath or as part of an oblique camera system.

A true metric calibrated camera depends on sophisticated engineering and structural integrity of the camera. Each Phase One camera design undergoes rigorous testing for vibrations and temperature ranges. Every camera is subjected to tests for functionality and performance as it goes through the assembly process. All cameras employ mechanisms to solidly lock their lens to the camera body and secure lenses at infinity focus if necessary. Despite the inflight vibrations and sudden movements during takeoff or landing that the camera might be exposed to, the consistency and the rigidity of the camera and lens provide metric data with pinpoint accuracy for mapping and other applications..

Their light weight and small footprint make the iXU cameras perfectly suited for small aircraft and UAV integration. Using iX Link’s RS-232 connectivity and optional internal CF storage, iXU cameras are able to capture thousands of images on a single mission. The iXU 1000, equipped with full HDMI output, can be guided to photograph specific objects seen by the operator on the ground.

The iXU-RS 1000 cameras are built with one of seven lenses — 32 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm, 70 mm, 90 mm, 110 mm or 150 mm. The interchangeable lenses are individually inspected and factory calibrated for infinity focus. The iXU cameras use removable Schneider-Kreuznach fast sync lenses, which are available in focal lengths from 55 mm to 240 mm.

Aerial Cameras Models and Lenses

iXU AERIAL CAMERA

iXU-RS AERIAL CAMERA

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

CameraiXU AERIAL CAMERAiXU-RS AERIAL CAMERA
Resolution100 MP (11,608 x 8708)100 MP (11,608 x 8708)
Dynamic range>84 db>84 db
Aspect ratio4:34:3
Pixel Size4.6 micron4.6 micron
Sensor size effective53.4 x 40.0 mm53.4 x 40.0 mm
Lens factor1.01.0
Light sensitivity (ISO)50 – 640050 – 6400
Camera typeMedium format camera for aerial photographyMedium format camera for aerial photography
LensesSchneider-Kreuznach fast sync lensesRS lenses 32 mm to 150 mm
Shutter speedLeaf shutter: up to 1/1600 second*Leaf shutter: up to 1/2500 second**
Shutter control1/3 f-stop increments1/3 f-stop increments
Interfaces
  • USB 3.0
  • Secured power input (LEMO)
  • Camera trigger
  • Mid-exposure pulse
  • Camera status
  • iX Link
Live View/HDMI
  • 1920 x 1080 25p/30p
  • 1280 x 720 50p/60p
  • 1920 x 1080 25p/30p
  • 1280 x 720 50p/60p
GPS/IMU supportApplanix, 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 factory calibrated FS lenses100 microseconds with factory calibrated RS lenses
Capture rate – full resolution frame0.95 s0.6 s
RAW file compression
  • IIQ large: 100 MB
  • IIQ small: 65 MB
  • IIQ large: 100 MB
  • IIQ small: 65 MB
Lens+ technology optimizes
  • Color cast
  • Light falloff
  • Chromatic aberration
  • Fringing
  • Sharpness falloff
  • Lens distortion
Output formatPhase One RAW, TIF and JPGPhase One RAW, TIF,JPG, CIR and NDVI
Post processing
  • iX Capture
  • Capture One Pro
  • Capture One Processing Engine
IR cut-off filterCamera system available either with or without IR filter
Connection to podFour M4 bolts
Power input12 – 30 V DC12 – 30 V DC
Maximum power consumption10 W10 W
Dimensions97.4 x 93 x 110 mm (w x h x l) excluding lens
  • 97.4 x 93 x 170.5 mm (w x h x l) 40 mm
  • 97.4 x 93 x 177 mm (w x h x l) 50 mm
  • 97.4 x 93 x 175.3 mm (w x h x l) 70 mm
Weight (excluding lens)930 grams/2.05 lb930 grams/2.05 lb
Weight with lens1.430 kg/3.15 lb (with 80 mm lens)
  • iXU-RS 40 1.600 kg/3.5 lb
  • iXU-RS 50 1.700 kg/3.7 lb
  • iXU-RS 70 1.450 kg/3.2 lb
ApprovalsFCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
Operating Conditions
Temperature-10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
Humidity15 to 80% (non-condensing)
* 240 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/1000s.
** 90 mm leaf shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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