Capture every detail
Improve the quality of your drone photos and videos with Sony’s advanced imaging technology. Transform your photos with a full-frame image sensor with an effective resolution of 61.0 megapixels and interchangeable precision E-mount lenses. Thanks to the higher resolution, you can see details in every shot that would be invisible on conventional drone cameras.
Install and integrate
Much lighter than conventional Alpha cameras, the ILX-LR1 is ideal for inspection, survey, measurement and mapping. Requiring no viewfinder or external controls, its slim and versatile body makes it suitable for many industrial applications.
Create a personalized app
The ILX-LR1 supports the Sony Camera Remote SDK, giving users direct and quick access to the camera’s menus and other functions from their own apps.
High-resolution sensor for detailed images
The full-frame, back-illuminated Exmor R™ 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 61.0 million pixels offers extraordinary sensitivity, resolution and tonal spread. The real-time advanced BIONZ XR™ image processing engine delivers natural gradations and realistic colors with low noise for both stills and movies. The ILX-LR1’s high resolution, low noise and wide tonal dynamic range make it capable of capturing the finest details important for inspection, examination, measurement and mapping, such as fine scratches and cracks. A wide ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 32,000 allows the camera to work in a variety of daylight conditions.
Lightweight, adaptable design for remote operation
Boasting a lightweight and compact design, the ILX-LR1 is designed for industrial applications that do not require a conventional camera body, LCD monitor, viewfinder, grip, Multi Interface (MI) shoe, or battery power function. The body weighs just 243 g* at 100 × 74 × 42.5 mm.
The lower weight translates into longer flight time, and the compact body fits into smaller drones for fast high-altitude shooting. The ability to take continuous shots at 3 frames per second – useful for drone mapping work – speeds up high-altitude photography, saving time.
* Indicative specification – subject to change.
Dedicated SDK for integration with personalized applications
The Sony Camera Remote SDK allows users to remotely control the menus and other functions of the ILX-LR1 from their own applications. By integrating the API into the system, it becomes possible to remotely control the camera from a computer, allowing users to change camera settings, trigger the shutter, monitor live view and more. With the Sony Camera Remote SDK, user applications can combine unique image IDs with drone location data in post-processing.
Design for easy installation
The ILX-LR1 camera is DC-powered, allowing it to run for long periods of time without having to replace batteries. The camera is equipped with power and recording indicator lights that allow you to check its status at a glance. The camera’s power and control terminal allows low-latency data control for remote applications that require immediate response, such as capturing an image at a specific time. Focus and trigger signals from an external system, as well as exposure signals from the camera, can be sent through this terminal. Power and exposure, focus and trigger signals can be sent to/from the camera via a single terminal. To prevent unintentional changes to the camera’s settings, it is equipped with a lock switch (LOCK). Even when the lock switch is on, it still allows you to take pictures by pressing the shutter button. There are screw mounts on each of the six surfaces, and controls and connectors – as well as micro HDMI, USB-C (with top locking mechanism) and other controls – are grouped together to maximize mounting options.