If you want to know what kind of flying camera monster, this is it. DJI and Hasselblad marked the start of the next era of aerial photography by introducing the first 100-megapixel integrated drone camera platform.
Devices used to realize the platform is the DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. All three devices combine the incomparable expertise of each company’s technology to create unprecedented tools for precise, detailed and accurate air imaging.
Professional drone users can continuously control camera operations in flight using the DJI GO app, in order to provide rich imagery for landscape and fine-art photography, robust data for surveying and map making, and endless possibilities for future professional endeavors.
The flight platform for the combination is the DJI M600 Pro drone, an advanced and adaptable six-rotor flight platform equipped with the powerful Lightbridge 2 transmission system, a dustproof propulsion system and six Intelligent Flight Batteries.
The Dji M600 Pro can be guided by the D-RTK GNSS navigation system, which can withstand strong magnetic interference to provide highly precise centimeter-level 3D positioning. This enhanced accuracy over typical barometer, compass and GPS systems makes it ideal for exacting commercial, industrial and scientific applications.
Meanwhile, the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera is a triumph of camera technology, with a large 53.4 mm x 40.0 mm sensor that offers outstanding detail, color reproduction and tonal range even in poor lighting conditions using the HC and HCD lens family. The camera mounts on the drone through the Ronin-MX three-axis stabilized gimbal, which uses powerful motors and inertial measurement units to resist high G-forces, maintain stability and hold the horizon.
For your information, the 100 MP drone camera platform comprising the M600/Ronin-MX/H6D-100c platform is the latest product collaboration since DJI assumed a stake in Hasselblad in late 2015, allowing the companies to explore fruitful collaborations on their advanced technology.
Their first joint product, released in July 2016, combined the M600 drone platform with the A5D medium format camera. Hasselblad remains the only medium format camera company collaborating with DJI to bring unprecedented quality to drone photography.
Gizmolovers, are you interested? The 100 MP Dji and Hasselblad drone camera platform will be released in the third quarter of this year at a price that will be announced later. For information only, for price tag for Dji M600 is USD $ 4,999. While the price estimate for medium-sized Hasselblad H6D-100c DSLR cameras is $ 32,995.