Survey3N Camera -
Orange+Cyan+NIR (OCN, NDVI)

 

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 Orange+Cyan+NIR (OCN, NDVI) model sees Near Infrared 808nm, Orange 615nm, and Cyan 490nm light. The images from this camera are commonly calibrated into an index image and then a colored lut is applied to show contrast between healthy and poor health vegetation. This OCN model typically provides better contrast than the RGN 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
  • 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 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 / 30min / 60min
    Auto Sleep LCD 1min* / 3min / 5min / OFF
    Vertical Rotate ON / OFF*
    Included Accessories USB GPS Receiver, Battery, Lens Cap, USB Charge Cable, Manual
    * = Default Setting

  • Included:

    (1) Survey3 USB GPS Receiver

    (1) Survey3 Battery

    (1) Protective Silicone Lens Cap

    (1) USB Charging Cable

     

    Recommended:

    Reflectance Calibration Target - Normalize Your Results:

    PWM Shutter Trigger Cable:

    Survey3/2 Glass Lens Protector:

    Memory Card:

  • For best stitching results, we recommend a survey overlap of at least 70% front-lap and 70% side-lap and a maximum 5mph (8kmh) speed for every 65ft (20m) of altitude (AGL) for RAW+JPG mode, and a maximum 10mph (16kmh) speed for every 65ft (20m) of altitude (AGL) for JPG only mode.

    Camera Parameters for Flight Management Software

    Sensor Resolution (megapixel) 12
    Sensor Size (mm) 6.20 x 4.65
    Sensor Pixel Size (um) 1.55
    Lens Focal Length (mm) 8.25
    Image Dimensions (pixels) 4000 x 3000

     

    Bayer Image Channels For Post Processing

    Channel 1 (Red) Captures Reflected Orange Light
    Channel 2 (Green) Captures Reflected Cyan Light
    Channel 3 (Blue) Captures Reflected Near Infrared (NIR) Light