Medium format 100MP Sony BSI sensor inside Phase One’s latest drone camera

Phase One is the first manufacturer to use the medium format 100-megapixel Sony backside-illuminated (BSI) 44x33mm sensor inside a dedicated drone camera, called the iXM 100MP. The company also announced four new RSM leaf-shutter lenses to accompany the iXM camera, two fixed-focus 35mm and 80mm lenses, and two motorized-focus 80mm and 150mm lenses.

DJI Inspire 2

A medium format sensor for your drone camera

The backside-illumination design of the sensor increases light sensitivity and expands the dynamic range. Phase One calls it

“a breakthrough aerial camera platform driven by the world’s fastest medium-format imaging sensor.”

The specifications of the camera are:

  • ISO range of 50-6400
  • a dynamic range of 83dB
  • weatherproofing (IP53 compliant)
  • temperature tolerance of -10°C to 40°C
  • continuous shooting speed of 3fps
  • Phase One RSM lens mount
  • USB3 and Ethernet 10G ports,
  • HDMI out
  • XQD memory card storage
  • 14-bit RAW images
  • an infrared cutoff filter
  • the weight is 1.38 pounds (630g).

The camera and lens setup is aimed

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