Phase One Releases Achromatic Aerial Camera System
Phase One Industrial, a manufacturer and provider of medium format aerial and industrial digital photography equipment, introduced the iXA 160 Achromatic aerial camera system.
The core of the Phase One iXA 160 Achromatic is a 60 MP sensor that has been optimized for aerial photogrammetric applications and offers high sensitivity to visible light, including UV and IR ranges. The iXA 160 Achromatic’s increased light sensitivity also delivers a base ISO of 200, enabling an enhanced ISO range of 200-3200. It enables NIR digital photogrammetry for Phase One aerial systems.
Used in single camera configuration, the iXA 160 Achromatic offers excellent IR visibility. When used in dual-camera configuration, in conjunction with a color filter array sensor used in the iXA 160 and iXA 180, the iXA 160 Achromatic captures NIR images which can be combined with RGB images to create co-registered four-band (RGBN) imagery.
All Phase One iXA aerial cameras are optimized for multiple camera configuration, enabling synchronized captures within 100 microseconds of each other and minimizing the need for post-production corrections.
The Phase One iXA’s construction incorporates 6061 aluminum alloy to deliver performance under tough aerial conditions. The Phase One iXA features a wide selection of Schneider-Kreuznach lenses with central embedded shutters in focal lengths of 28 mm, 55 mm, 80 mm, 110 mm, 150 mm and 240 mm as well as Phase One’s entire range of digital lenses.
The Phase One iXA 160 Achromatic has a listed price of $60,000.