DJI Partnership Fosters New Aerial Photography Platform
Surveyors and mappers can control the camera in flight using the DJI GO app
DJI and Hasselblad, a maker of professional medium format cameras, have released a new 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform for aerial photography.
The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera combine each company’s technological expertise to create a tool designed for precise, detailed and accurate aerial imaging. Professional drone users can continuously control camera operations in flight using the DJI GO app, in order to provide robust data for surveying and mapping.
The flight platform for the combination includes the DJI M600 Pro drone, a six-rotor flight platform equipped with the Lightbridge 2 transmission system, a dustproof propulsion system and six intelligent flight batteries. The M600 Pro can be guided by the D-RTK GNSS navigation system, which is designed to withstand strong magnetic interference to provide highly precise centimeter-level 3D positioning. The enhanced accuracy makes it ideal for exacting commercial, industrial and scientific applications.
The Hasselblad H6D-100c camera features a large 53.4-millimeter-by-40.0-millimeter sensor that uses the HC and HCD lens family. The camera mounts on the drone through the Ronin-MX three-axis stabilized gimbal, which uses motors and inertial measurement units to resist high G-forces, maintain stability and hold the horizon.
The M600/Ronin-MX/H6D-100c platform is the latest product collaboration since DJI assumed a stake in Hasselblad in late 2015. Their first joint product, released in July 2016, combined the M600 drone platform with the A5D medium format camera. Hasselblad remains the only medium format camera company collaborating with DJI for drone photography.
DJI develops drone and camera technology for personal and professional use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its products and solutions have been chosen by customers in more than 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture and conservation.