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Survey3W Camera -
Near Infrared (NIR)

Reflectance calibration requires using our calibration targets.
Images that are not calibrated will not contain accurate/correct pixel data.

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 model captures Near Infrdaared 850nm light. It is useful for capturing highly NIR reflective objects such as vegetation to compare with less reflective objects like bare soil. You can also use this camera with common security CCTV system infrared 850nm LED lights for night-time media capture.


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
  • Click the Green Tabs Above for More Information

    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 87