Optech released its CS-6500 aerial camera system, a highly efficient camera that offers a fast cycle time, an electronic shutter and panchromatic or color CCD sensors.


Toronto - Optech released its CS-6500 aerial camera system, a highly efficient camera that offers a fast cycle time, an electronic shutter, panchromatic or color CCD sensors, interchangeable lenses and a metric-quality data set.

The CS-6500’s new 29-Mpix interline CCD increases the camera's operational window, makes data collection 80 percent more efficient and reduces readout leakage output-enabling operators to gather high-quality imagery even faster. The camera also features simplified operations, high versatility and a large 6500×4300 pixel footprint that enables integration with Optech’s ALTM LiDAR sensors and CS-series of thermal and multispectral cameras. These qualities also make the CS-6500 the right camera for entry-level users who are looking for photogrammetric accuracy, reliability and straightforward operation.

“The CS-6500 will help Optech to pursue its strategy of sensor integration through a single workflow,” says Julien Losseau, camera system product manager for Optech. “The new interline CCD sensor, along with the wide range of lenses that can be used with the CS-6500, make it the perfect device for multiple sensor platforms, whether it's in standalone mode or combined with our ALTM products.”

The CS-6500 will be available in Q2 2013.