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Survey3N Camera -
Visible Light RGB


The Survey3 is the newest in our line of simple to use survey cameras. Every Survey3 camera includes an external USB GPS receiver to automatically geo-tag each captured image. Its 12MP sensor and sharp non-fisheye lens allows you to easily capture aerial media. It captures photos on the default timer trigger or can be sent a PWM signal through the HDMI port (see below). If you supply power to the USB port it will power on the camera automatically. Sized similar to a GoPro® Hero these small survey cameras can be attached to your aerial drone platform using our various mounts.

This RGB model captures visible light just like our eyes do. A visible light camera for surveying is commonly used for capturing a reference color image that can be used to compare to a NDVI graded one. It can also be used for orthophotography where many photos are combined to generate a 3D model.


The Survey3 cameras have a faster interval timer: 1.5 seconds for JPG mode and 2.75 seconds for RAW+JPG mode. (Capture speed depends on the speed of the microSD card used). You can also trigger the photo capture using a PWM signal through the HDMI port (see triggering information below). PWM can also be used to mount the camera's memory card to a computer connected via USB.

  • Specifications
  • Accessories
  • Survey Software Settings, PWM & Filter Chart
  • Firmware
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    Image Resolution 12 MegaPixel (4,000 x 3,000 px), 8MP
    Image Format RAW+JPG, JPG (RAW is 12bit per channel, JPG is 8bit per channel)
    Video Resolution 2160p24, 1440p30, 1080p60, 720p60
    Video Format MP4 (H.264 Codec)
    Lens Optics 41° HFOV (47mm) f/3.0 Aperture, -1% Extreme Low Distortion (Non-Fisheye) Glass Lens
    Ground Sample Distance (GSD) 2.3 cm/px (0.9in/px) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
    Sensor Sony Exmor R IMX117 12MP (Bayer RGB)
    Chipset Novatek NTK96663
    GPS/GNSS (External) ublox UBX-G7020-KT
    Capture Speed RAW+JPG: 2.75 Seconds / Photo.  JPG: 1.5 Seconds / Photo
    Remote Trigger PWM via HDMI Port (see below)
    Battery Removable Li-ion (1200mAh) (Not Required When USB Powered)
    Power Draw 5.2V 0.2A (Without Battery), 5.2V 0.4A (With Battery)
    Weight 50g (1.8 oz) (Without Battery), 76g (2.7 oz) (With Battery)
    Dimensions 59 x 41.5 x 36mm (Length x Height x Depth)
    Memory Storage Micro SD (Up To 128GB Card) (64GB Card ≈ 15,000 JPG, 2,200 RAW+JPG)
    White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Blue / Light Blue / Red / Light Red / Custom*
    Capture Interval 0.5sec*, 1sec, 2sec, 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 5min, 10min, 30min, 1hour, 2hours, 6hours, 12hours, 24hours
    ISO 50* / 100 / 200 / 400, Auto
    Shutter Speed (s) 1/2000, 1/1000*, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/90, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, Auto
    Exposure +2.0 / +1.67 / +1.33 / +1.0 / +0.67 / +0.33 / +0.0* / -0.33 / -0.67 / -1.0 / -1.33 / -1.67 / -2.0
    Metering Average / Center* / Spot
    Color Normal* / Black and White / Sepia / Vivid
    Sharpness Strong / Medium* / Soft
    Capture Mode Single* / 3 Sequence / 10 Sequence
    LCD 2.0” Ultra Bright Color LCD Touch Screen
    Video Out HD 1080p (HDMI Micro), SD 480p (Optional USB FPV Cable)
    TV Mode NTSC* / PAL
    Power Input Battery, USB (Micro-A Cable Included, Optional Micro USB FPV Cable)
    Auto Power On (When Power Applied to USB Port) ON* / OFF
    OSD Language English*, French, Spanish, Portuguese Brazil, Dutch, Czech, Polish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Korean
    Frequency 60Hz* / 50Hz
    OSD Display ON* / OFF
    Date Stamp ON / OFF*
    Sound ON* / OFF
    Quick Capture ON / OFF*
    Auto Power Off OFF* / 1min / 3min / 5min / 10min / 15min /