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New 61 MP Aerial Imagery Payload for UAS Released

Published: 27 Nov 2019

ZALA Aero 61MP UAV imaging payloadZALA Aero, a developer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and associated equipment, has announced the launch of a new high-end aerial imaging payload for the company’s UAVs. The Z-16F2R4 camera payload features a full-frame 61 megapixel sensor for improved remote sensing and aerial imagery.

The high-accuracy, high-resolution camera, available with 20/35/50/85 mm lenses, provides superior ground sample distance (GSD) for aerial images. GSD is the distance on the ground between two neighboring pixels on the image, or a measure of how much ground is captured by one pixel. This capability makes the payload ideal for drone-based orthomosaic mapping, dense point cloud and 3D model generation, and volumetric calculation.

The new payload also provides an optional HD 720×576 video camera that provides UAV operators with a live video feed, as well as on-board video recording capabilities to a 256 GB SD card.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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