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Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera

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Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera
Key Features
  • 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ XR Processing Engine
  • Lightweight Body Designed for Drone Use
  • Supports Sony SDK for Remote App Control
Combining the sensor and resolution of its mirrorless cousins, the Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera is designed to capture stunning 4K imagery while remaining light enough to install onto a drone or industrial equipment. The simplified design weighs under 9 oz and features an interchangeable E-mount to utilize a wide range of lenses. Though it is compact in size, it features numerous controls, HDMI and USB-C outputs, an SD card slot, and terminal power and remote control options.
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Sony ILX-LR1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Install and Integrate
  • 4High-Resolution Sensor
  • 5Light, Adaptable Design
  • 6Dedicated Remote SDK
  • 7Easy Mounting and Compatibility
  • 8Wide Selection of E-Mount Lenses
By B&H Photo's
Combining the sensor and resolution of its mirrorless cousins, the Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera is designed to capture stunning 4K imagery while remaining light enough to install onto a drone or industrial equipment. The simplified design weighs under 9 oz and features an interchangeable E-mount to utilize a wide range of lenses. Though it is compact in size, it features numerous controls, HDMI and USB-C outputs, an SD card slot, and terminal power and remote control options.
Install and Integrate
Significantly lighter than conventional Alpha cameras, the ILX-LR1 is ideal for inspection, investigation, surveying, and mapping. With no need for a viewfinder and external controls, its slim and versatile form factor means it is suitable for a multitude of industrial applications.
High-Resolution Sensor
The camera's full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with approximately 61MP offers extraordinary sensitivity, resolution, and dynamic range. Operating in real time, the advanced BIONZ XR image processing engine delivers natural gradations and realistic colors with low noise for stills and movies. With high resolution, low noise, and wide dynamic range imagery, the ILX-R1 can reveal the finest details like small scratches and cracks. A wide ISO range of 100-32000 allows the camera to operate in most daylight conditions.
Light, Adaptable Design
The ILX-LR1 is designed for industrial applications that have no need for a conventional camera body, sporting a lightweight and compact design. The lower weight means longer flight times and compatibility with smaller drones, allowing high-altitude shooting jobs to be completed quickly. A 3 fps continuous shooting capability, which is suitable for drone mapping, enables rapid completion of high-altitude shooting.
Dedicated Remote SDK
The Sony Camera Remote SDK allows users to remotely control the ILX-LR1 menus and other functions from their own software applications. By integrating an API into the system, it becomes possible to remotely control the camera from a computer, allowing changes to camera settings, shutter release, live view monitoring, and more. With the Sony Camera Remote SDK, user applications can link unique image IDs with drone position data in post-processing.
Easy Mounting and Compatibility
The ILX-LR1 accepts DC power for long periods of operation without having to change batteries, and power and recording indicator lamps provide a visual status check. The camera's Power and Control Terminal provides power supply, exposure output, focus, and trigger from a single terminal for remote applications that require an instant response.

To prevent unintended changes to camera settings, it is equipped with a LOCK switch. There are screw mounts on each of its six surfaces, and micro-HDMI, top-lock USB-C, and button controls are grouped together to maximize mounting options.

Wide Selection of E-Mount Lenses
The ILX-LR1 is an interchangeable lens camera, compatible with a wide range of E-mount lenses. Whatever the nature of the shot, you can select the most appropriate lens, including medium telephoto lengths. With an approx. Using a 61MP full-frame image sensor, a single picture taken from a high altitude can replace several pictures from a lower-resolution camera.

Sony ILX-LR1 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 60 Megapixel (9504 x 6336)
Effective: 60 Megapixel (9504 x 6336)
Image Sensor
1.38"-Type CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 32,000
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MPEG-4/XAVC HS/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:0 8-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Communication
Yes
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 60 Megapixel (9504 x 6336)
Effective: 60 Megapixel (9504 x 6336)
Image Sensor
1.38"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Global Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 32,000
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MPEG-4/XAVC HS/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:0 8-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
Built-In Microphone
No
Audio Recording
No
IP Streaming
No
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
4:3
61 MP (3840 x 2168)
Bit Depth
8-Bit
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x Molex 6-Pin (10 to 18VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x Block 6-Pin (Camera Interface) Control/Data/Monitor Input/Output
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Power Consumption
3.8 W
Shoe Mount
No
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
20x M4 on Camera Body
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.9 x 2.9 x 1.7" / 100 x 74 x 42.5 mm
Weight
8.6 oz / 243 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5 x 4.8 x 3.5"

Sony ILX-LR1 Reviews

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When is Sony going to unlock 8K and 10bit video ...

When is Sony going to unlock 8K and 10bit video on this body?
Asked by: D
The Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera can record up to 3840 x 2160 4:2:2 10 bit footage, but Sony has not currently stated a timeline for unlocking 8K.
Answered by: Tim Z
Date published: 2024-03-13

Wil there be any dedicated lightweight/compact ...

Wil there be any dedicated lightweight/compact lenses for this camera?
Asked by: Jordan
The Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera can be outfitted with a large number of small and light lenses for the FE mount already.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-12-22

Can GPS location data be integrated into the ...

Can GPS location data be integrated into the image files?
Asked by: Jonathan
Yes, the Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera will be able to link image IDs with drone position data in post-production. B&H Exlplora overview of the Sony ILX-LR1 camera: https://bit.ly/3QT6gZK
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-12-22

Does this camera record gyroscopic/telemetry data ...

Does this camera record gyroscopic/telemetry data into the video metadata?
Asked by: ryan
Unfortunately, it is not possible to record Gyroscopic, or Telemetry data for Video Metadata when using the Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2024-01-18

Your description says," 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R ...

Your description says," 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor", yet your specifications say the camera has a 1/1.38" sensor ?
Asked by: Jon
The 1/1.38" sensor size still hasn't been corrected, just FYI to B&H
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2024-01-09

Would love to use this camera for aerial ...

Would love to use this camera for aerial photography. Do you have any information on drones that plan to integrate the camera?
Asked by: Brian
The VT Naut from Aeromao already is integrating this camera into their drones.
Answered by: Mauricio
Date published: 2024-02-12
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