DJI takes Hasselblad to the skies

DJI and Hasselblad introduce their first joint aerial photography package, built around the medium format camera A5D and DJI’s professional flying platform M600.

DJI takes Hasselblad to the skies

Hasselblad’s A5D camera with a sensor that is almost twice that of those used in today’s best 35mm DSLR cameras  introduces a complete change when it comes to aerial photography. DJI and Hasselblad promise more products in the future.

The A5D-M600 bundle is the first joint product following DJI’s recent investment in Hasselblad. The combination of the M600 and the A5D, says Hasselblad, provides users with today’s most advanced aerial optics and sensors integrated with one of the world’s most reliable aerial platforms.

‘Combining best-in-class aerial optics with the world’s most powerful aerial platform is a natural development for DJI and Hasselblad. We are delighted to provide this unique bundle to professional photographers, surveyors and mappers’, said Perry Oosting, CEO of Hasselblad.’

DJI’s M600 is designed for maximum performance and smart flight safety. The M600 is fully compatible with DJI’s advanced gimbal system the Ronin-MX. It comes fully equipped with 6 intelligent batteries, A3 flight controller, Lightbridge 2 Professional HD transmission system, a dust-proof propulsion system and powerful app control.

DJI takes Hasselblad to the skies

Hasselblad’s A5D camera combines the world’s best optics and sensors with a modern, compact design. Besides the big size sensor, the A5D lens comes in 50 mm. Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) comes standard and helps optimize difficult color gradations straight out of the box. The A5D has a strong seal on the camera body and sensor unit preventing dust in the optical system.

The A5 represents Hassleblads’ line of aerial cameras. Available in either 50 or 80 megapixel resolutions, the A5D line of cameras combines the world’s best optics and sensors with a modern, compact design, resulting in a system that will ensure that you attain the highest possible image quality. Hasselblad aerial cameras provide a range of important features that help to deliver your imaging requirements.

DJI takes Hasselblad to the skies

When using multiple cameras to capture high definition images of Earth for mapping purposes, it is extremely important that all cameras expose the sensor at precisely the same time. If exposure synchronisation is slow and/or varying from capture to capture, it becomes much more difficult to merge images in post processing. The A5D Aerial includes a feature that allows up to 8 cameras to be synchronised within 20 μs. A simple bus-type cable connection is required between all cameras in the set-up. This feature completely eliminates any problems in post production caused by unsynchronised exposures.

Nine of the H System lenses are available in aerial versions with secure locking mounts to minimize vibration, flexing and ensuring the image plane and sensor stay parallel at all times. These units ship with focus fixed at infinity and firmware to close the shutter and aperture to their working positions when power is applied to the camera. In terms of optics the choice goes from 24mm up to 300mm, with 28, 35, 50, 80, 100, 150 and 210mm lenses, a wide selection for different needs. The camera used on the DJI bundle uses the 50mm lens.

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