Survey3W Camera -
Near Infrared (NIR)

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 lenses 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 Infrared 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).

  • 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° HFOV (19mm) f/2.8 Aperture, -1% Extreme Low Distortion (Non-Fisheye) Glass Lens
    Ground Sample Distance (GSD) 5.5 cm/px (2.17in/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*
    ISO 50* / 100 / 200 / 400, Auto
    Shutter Speed (s) 1/2000, 1/1000*, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/30, 2, 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) 3.37
    Image Dimensions (pixels) 4000 x 3000

     

    Bayer Image Channels For Post Processing

    Channel 1 (Red) Captures Reflected Red Light
    Channel 2 (Green) Captures Reflected Green Light
    Channel 3 (Blue) Captures Reflected Blue Light