Drone photography has reached great heights (pun intended) over the years of its inception and Hasselblad is celebrating the art by releasing its aerial shooters that are 100MP cameras – the A6D-100c. The camera is designed specifically for drone photography and is the love-child of the company’s collaboration with DJI – the drone manufacturer.
According to Digital Trends, the gadget has a smaller footprint than previous iterations of the cameras by the company with specifications designed specifically to take images from the sky. One of the best ways to use the camera is to sync it with eight other cameras through a bus-connection and matching the accuracy of exposure, thereby making an 800MP image.
Making the camera more convenient for photographers, the camera comes either with or without an Infra-Red filter. The filter’s use in the camera offers more information in from the image than a normal sensor can procure. In order for this extra information to be pulled out, a third-party software is required for conducting analysis on the details.
The Infra-Red filter can capture from 750nm to 1000nm of aerial analysis for surveying the land as well as understanding the management of crop patterns. NDVI, CIR and NIR imaging is also undertaking thanks to the filter. A unique feature of the camera is that the leaf shutter is more durable this time around, which can ensure for better reliable photos during flight-time. The focal length of the lenses ranges from 24 to 300mm with a horizontal AFOV of 96-degrees to 10.2-degrees, making it possible to use in almost any application needed.
Amateur Photographer have gone on to add the reason why this camera is meant for aerial photography since the exposure time for aerial lenses have been improved up to 1/4000 of a second, making images look sharper. That’s not all. The camera also comes with its own SDK so that there is full control of the camera by the user in order to receive the highest possible quality of image, leaving the task of processing and production to the photographer. The camera weighs in only at 1,350g without a lens.
As of now there has been no word on when the camera will be released or what the price-point will remain. Reviewers have already estimated that buyers should be prepared for a 5-digit price. In order to tempt buyers, Hasselblad has released a few images of the camera for users to marvel at. This will a great addition to aerial photography as every aspect for aerial shots has been taken care of by DJI and Hasselblad. Even the locking mounts that secure the camera to the drone mid-air are made in such a way that there are no vibrations felt, offering real-time reliable image stabilization as well.