As drones get cheaper and more advanced with every iteration, their applications in various fields too start getting more and more elaborate.
The same is true for one of the first fields that drones were designed for; imaging. Today drones serve all sorts of imaging applications, with the help of advanced picture and video capabilities.
However, most drones used in these applications are too weak when it comes to their stock specifications, and require expensive modifications if they are to be used in high definition and demanding work.
To take care of this qualm, Hasselblad and DJI have combined the M600 Drone with the Hasselblad A5D, in order to create the world’s first medium format drone package.
What this means is that whole setup is designed specifically for aerial photography, with both the drone and the camera offering high levels of performance right out of the box.
In order to adapt to the dynamic nature of aerial photography, the camera is constructed with no internal moving parts that could be affected by aircraft vibrations.
This unique 50 Megapixel camera is further paired with Hasselblad’s HC 3.5/50mm-II lens and is attached to a Ronin-MX gimbal for easy movement.
To take care of both the camera and the drone, the custom setup comes with six independent batteries and six rotors, which make it possible for the drone to carry a maximum payload of 6 kg (13 lb).
While the drone has it’s own controller, the controller for the camera is built into the DJI GO app, which also lets you stream the images and videos directly from the drone.
This is made possible with the help of the Lightbridge 2 Downlink System, which can transmit data from up to 5 km (3.1 mi) away.
As you can guess by now, this custom setup has been built specifically to cater to the needs of professionals who work with challenging photography and videography on a daily basis.
The company hasn’t announced a price for this setup, however, if the features and specifications are anything to go by, it will not come cheap at all. So be sure that you really need it before you start saving for it.