Best-in-class cameras

Achieve higher resolution and accurate aerial survey results with the Sony 42 MP full-frame and other best-in-class cameras, such as the MicaSense Altum multispectral.
Aerial mapping cameras

High quality, swappable and durable

image quality
Image quality

Unwavering aerial image quality

Thanks to its heavy payload capacity, WingtraOne carries the highest quality cameras on the market.

Easy to swap cameras

Easy to swap

Easily change cameras in the field. Get the flexibility of extremely high resolution RGB cameras or leading edge multispectral imagery.

vertical landing drone

Protected from landing shock

Thanks to the smooth vertical landing, your high-quality cameras are always protected, even in rough environments, ensuring a longer lifespan.

RGB cameras

Orthomosaics
3D models
Point clouds
Digital surface models
Contour lines

WingtraOne integrates high-end digital SLR cameras from Sony. They allow you to capture the sharp images and fine details that are required for the most demanding aerial mapping applications.

WingtraOne integrates high-end compact cameras from Sony. They allow you to capture the sharp images and fine details that are required for the most demanding aerial mapping applications.

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imperial
Sony camera RXR1
Sony RX1R II
Highest precision and most popular
Sony camera QX1
Sony QX1
Most affordable and largest coverage at limited altitude
Sony QX1 + 15mm
For 3D mapping
Sensor
42
MP
Full-frame sensor
20
MP
APS-C sensor
20
MP
APS-C sensor
GSD down to
0.7
cm/px
1.4
cm/px
1.4
cm/px
Absolute horizontal accuracy down to
1
cm/px
3
cm/px
3
cm/px
Absolute vertical accuracy down to
2
cm/px
4
cm/px
4
cm/px
Sony camera RXR1
Sony RX1R II
Highest precision and most popular
Sony camera QX1
Sony QX1
Most affordable and largest coverage at limited altitude
Sony QX1 + 15mm
For 3D mapping
Sensor
42
MP
Full-frame sensor
20
MP
APS-C sensor
20
MP
APS-C sensor
GSD down to
0.28
in/px
0.55
in/px
0.55
in/px
Absolute horizontal accuracy down to
0.4
in/px
1.2
in/px
1.2
in/px
Absolute vertical accuracy down to
0.8
in/px
1.6
in/px
1.6
in/px

Multispectral cameras

Index map (NDVI)
Chlorophyll map
NDRE, OSAVI, NIR, CIR
Weeds ½s
Digital surface models
Thermal maps

WingtraOne integrates the industry-leading cameras from MicaSense, providing optimal spectral and spatial resolution for aerial mapping applications such as agriculture, forestry, environmental research and water management.

WingtraOne integrates the industry-leading cameras from MicaSense, providing optimal spectral and spatial resolution for aerial mapping applications such as agriculture, forestry, environmental research and water management.
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imperial
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
MicaSense
Altum
High resolution multispectral and thermal sensor
MicaSense
RedEdge-MX
Most affordable multispectral sensor
Multispectral sensor
5
bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared (NIR)
5
bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared (NIR)
Thermal sensor
Infrared
8-14um
-
GSD down to
3.4
cm/px
6.7
cm/px
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
MicaSense
Altum
High resolution multispectral and thermal sensor
MicaSense
RedEdge-MX
Most affordable multispectral sensor
Multispectral sensor
5
bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared (NIR)
5
bands
Blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared (NIR)
Thermal sensor
Infrared
8-14um
-
GSD down to
1.3
in/px
2.6
in/px

Looking for LIDAR?

Given the current state of LIDAR technology, we believe that photogrammetry can provide similar or superior results for most missions at a fraction of the cost and complexity of LIDAR.
Given the current state of LIDAR technology, we believe that photogrammetry can provide similar or superior results for most missions at a fraction of the cost and complexity of LIDAR.

Besides cost and operational complexity, the exact application will define which sensor is most appropriate for your project. 

In this article, we explore sensors according to specific applications to help you make the right decision.

Drone photogrammetry vs. LIDAR

Orthomosaic DSM
Photogrammetry and professional, high-resolution cameras can cost-effectively generate 2D and 3D surveys like this one, with possible accuracies in the range of 1 cm (0.4 in).

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Choose your cameras and options to see pricing for your configuration. Or contact Wingtra or a local distributor and ask any questions you may have.

Applications comparison

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Best
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Good

RGB Cameras

Tech specs

Sony camera RXR1
Sony RX1R II
Highest precision and most popular
Sony camera QX1
Sony QX1
Most affordable and largest coverage at limited altitude
Sony QX1 + 15mm
For 3D mapping
Lens
35 mm lens
20 mm lens
15 mm lens
Technical specifications
Full-frame sensor, 42 MP, RGB
APS-C sensor, 20 MP, RGB
APS-C sensor, 20 MP, RGB
Camera weight
(incl. mount)
575 g (1.27 lb)
330 g (0.73 lb)
600 g (1.32 lb)
GSD range
0.7-31 cm/px
0.28-12.3 in/px
1.4-53 cm/px
0.55-21.0 in/px
1.4-70 cm/px
0.55-28.0 in/px
Coverage at lowest GSD
at 60% side overlap
100 ha (at 0.7 cm/px) at 57 m flight altitude
247 acres (at 1.18 in/px) at 188 ft flight altitude
150 ha (1.4 cm/px) at 66 m flight altitude
370 acres (0.55 in/px) at 218 ft flight altitude
130 ha (at 1.4 cm/px) at 50 m flight altitude
320 acres (at 0.55 in/px) at 164 ft flight altitude
Coverage at 120 m / 394 feet
at 60% side overlap
210 ha (at 1.5 cm/px)
520 ac (at 0.61 in/px)
270 ha (at 2.6 cm/px)
670 ac (at 1.0 in/px)
320 ha (at 3.4 cm/px)
790 ac(at 1.3 in/px)

Applications comparison

quality copy
Best
quality copy 2
Good

Multispectral cameras

Tech specs

MicaSense
RedEdge-MX
Most affordable multispectral sensor
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
MicaSense
Altum
High resolution multispectral and thermal sensor
Best for
Advanced bundle for precision farming, forestry and environmental research
Synchronised multispectral & thermal sensors for water management, hot spot detection and environmental research
Main quality features
High quality multispectral images
Tightly synchronised high quality multispectral images with thermal imager
Technical specifications
5.5 mm lens, 5 individual custom sensors, multispectral
8 mm lens, 5 individual custom multispectral sensors + thermal band
Camera weight
(Includes DLS 2 and cable)
325 g (0.72 lb)
501 g (1.10 lb)
GSD range
6.7-50 cm (2.6-20 in)/px
3.0-50 cm (1.2-20 in)/px 5-band multispectral
48-800 cm (19-315 in)/px thermal
Coverage at lowest GSD
at 60% side overlap
120 ha at 6.7 cm/px at 98 m flight altitude
300 ac at 2.62 in/px at 321 ft flight altitude
90 ha (at 3.4 cm/px) at 80 m flight altitude
230 ac (at 1.3 in/px) at 260 ft flight altitude
Coverage at 120 m / 394 feet
at 60% side overlap
150 ha at 8.2 cm/px
380 ac at 3.2 in/px
130 ha (at 5.1 cm/px)
330 ac (at 2.0 in/px)

What's included in the bundle?

MicaSense
RedEdge-MX
Most affordable multispectral sensor
MicaSense RedEdge-MX
MicaSense
Altum
High resolution multispectral and thermal sensor
Best for
Advanced bundle for precision farming, forestry and environmental research
Synchronised multispectral & thermal sensors for water management, hot spot detection and environmental research
Main quality features
High quality multispectral images
Tightly synchronised high quality multispectral images with thermal imager
Technical specifications
5.5 mm lens, 5 individual custom sensors, multispectral
8 mm lens, 5 individual custom multispectral sensors + thermal band
Camera weight
(Includes DLS 2 and cable)
325 g (0.72 lb)
501 g (1.10 lb)
GSD range
6.7-50 cm (2.6-20 in)/px
3.0-50 cm (1.2-20 in)/px 5-band multispectral
48-800 cm (19-315 in)/px thermal
Coverage at lowest GSD
at 60% side overlap
120 ha at 6.7 cm/px at 98 m flight altitude
300 ac at 2.62 in/px at 321 ft flight altitude
90 ha (at 3.4 cm/px) at 80 m flight altitude
230 ac (at 1.3 in/px) at 260 ft flight altitude
Coverage at 120 m / 394 feet
at 60% side overlap
150 ha at 8.2 cm/px
380 ac at 3.2 in/px
130 ha (at 5.1 cm/px)
330 ac (at 2.0 in/px)
Sony camera RXR1
Sony RX1R II
Highest precision and most popular
Sony camera QX1
Sony QX1
Most affordable and largest coverage at limited altitude
Sony QX1 + 15mm
For 3D mapping
Best for
Best quality bundle for low GSD and high precision in mining operations, forest and mountain aerial surveying.
Professional entry bundle for mapping and hands-on surveyors
Sophisticated bundle for 3D reconstruction specialists
Lens
35 mm lens
20 mm lens
15 mm lens
Technical specifications
Full-frame sensor, 42 MP, RGB
APS-C sensor, 20 MP, RGB
APS-C sensor, 20 MP, RGB
Camera weight
(incl. mount)
575 g (1.27 lb)
330 g (0.73 lb)
600 g (1.32 lb)
GSD range
0.7-31 cm/px
0.28-12.3 in/px
1.4-53 cm/px
0.55-21.0 in/px
1.4-70 cm/px
0.55-28.0 in/px
Coverage at lowest GSD
at 60% side overlap
100 ha (at 0.7 cm/px) at 57 m flight altitude
247 acres (at 1.18 in/px) at 188 ft flight altitude
150 ha (1.4 cm/px) at 66 m flight altitude
370 acres (0.55 in/px) at 218 ft flight altitude
130 ha (at 1.4 cm/px) at 50 m flight altitude
320 acres (at 0.55 in/px) at 164 ft flight altitude
Coverage at 120 m / 394 feet
at 60% side overlap
210 ha (at 1.5 cm/px)
520 ac (at 0.61 in/px)
270 ha (at 2.6 cm/px)
670 ac (at 1.0 in/px)
320 ha (at 3.4 cm/px)
790 ac(at 1.3 in/px)
Camera selection criteria
Best resolution
(minimal GSD)
Overall image quality
Sensor quality
Lens quality
Coverage at specific GSD
Coverage at limited flight altitude
3D reconstruction
Forest/Mountain
Wildlife
Sample images
Low GSD images

GSD – 0.7 cm/px (0.3 in/px)
Altitude 54 m (177 ft)

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Original image (32 MB)

GSD – 1.4 cm/px (0.6 in/px)
Altitude 66 m (217 ft)

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Original image (15 MB)

GSD – 1.4 cm/px (0.6 in/px)
Altitude 49 m (161 ft)

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Original image (9 MB)
Images at 100m flight altitude

GSD – 1.4 cm/px (0.6 in/px)

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Original image (39 MB)

GSD – 2.3 cm/px (0.9 in/px)

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Original image (18 MB)

GSD – 3.1 cm/px (1.2 in/px)

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Original image (18 MB)
Model Sony camera RXR1
Sony RX1RII

Sony QX1 20mm
Sony camera QX1 15mm
Sony QX1 15mm
Best for
Best quality bundle for low GSD and high precision in mining operations, forest and mountain aerial surveying.
Professional entry bundle for mapping and hands-on surveyors
Sophisticated bundle for 3D reconstruction specialists
Main quality features
Highest accuracy, best coverage to GSD ratio, sub-cm GSD
High image quality, flexible lens options
High quality, largest coverage at limited flight altitude, flexible lens options
Lens
35 mm lens
20 mm lens
15 mm lens
Technical specifications
Full-frame sensor, 42 MP, RGB
APS-C sensor, 20 MP, RGB
APS-C sensor, 20 MP, RGB
Camera weight
(incl. mount)
575 g (1.27 lb)
330 g (0.73 lb)
600 g (1.32 lb)
GSD range
0.7-31 cm/px
0.28-12.3 in/px
1.4-53 cm/px
0.55-21.0 in/px
1.4-70 cm/px
0.55-28.0 in/px
Coverage at lowest GSD
at 60% side overlap
100 ha (at 0.7 cm/px) at 57 m flight altitude
247 acres (at 1.18 in/px) at 188 ft flight altitude
150 ha (1.4 cm/px) at 66 m flight altitude
370 acres (0.55 in/px) at 218 ft flight altitude
130 ha (at 1.4 cm/px) at 50 m flight altitude
320 acres (at 0.55 in/px) at 164 ft flight altitude
Coverage at 120 m / 394 feet
at 60% side overlap
210 ha (at 1.5 cm/px)
520 ac (at 0.61 in/px)
270 ha (at 2.6 cm/px)
670 ac (at 1.0 in/px)
320 ha (at 3.4 cm/px)
790 ac(at 1.3 in/px)
Camera selection criteria
Best resolution
(minimal GSD)
Overall image quality
Sensor quality
Lens quality
Coverage at specific GSD
Coverage at limited flight altitude
3D reconstruction
Forest/Mountain
Wildlife
Sample images
Low GSD images

GSD – 0.7 cm/px (0.3 in/px)
Altitude 54 m (177 ft)

Download
Original image (32 MB)

GSD – 1.4 cm/px (0.6 in/px)
Altitude 66 m (217 ft)

Download
Original image (15 MB)

GSD – 1.4 cm/px (0.6 in/px)
Altitude 49 m (161 ft)

Download
Original image (9 MB)
Images at 100m flight altitude

GSD – 1.4 cm/px (0.6 in/px)

Download
Original image (39 MB)

GSD – 2.3 cm/px (0.9 in/px)

Download
Original image (18 MB)

GSD – 3.1 cm/px (1.2 in/px)

Download
Original image (18 MB)

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