Atmos Enhances Survey Capabilities with Integration of Sony α7R Series and Expanded Payload Options

Atmos, a Dutch drone manufacturer, has announced the integration of the Sony α7R Mark III and IV cameras into its Marlyn Cobalt drone. The company specializes in high-end VTOL fixed-wing drones for surveying and mapping applications, and the addition of these cameras will greatly increase the coverage and accuracy possible in a single flight.

According to Joost Bouman, Head of Production and Founding Partner at Atmos, the company has been working with Sony since 2016 and has had a positive experience with the brand. He notes that the combination of Sony’s great price-value ratio with high-quality sensors is one of the reasons for the company’s long-lasting partnership with Sony. Additionally, Bouman cites Sony’s responsiveness and continuous support in the development and integration of new cameras as valuable assets in their partnership.

Both cameras have an ISO of 32000 (expandable to 102400) and camera sensors with high mega pixel count (42.4 MP for the α7R III, and 61 MP for the α7R IV respectively) that will enable drone surveyors to achieve GSD (Ground Spatial Distance) levels below one centimeter. This level of precision is vital for land and construction surveying applications and will give Marlyn Cobalt users the ability to map an area of 210 hectares (equal to almost 300 football fields) with centimeter-level accuracy in a single flight. Vasilis Tziampiris, Marketing Lead at Atmos, notes that “when it comes to land and construction surveying applications, we see that Sony cameras are always the number one choice for professional users.”

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