Surveying & mapping

We have cameras and gimbals that are great for surveying & mapping.

If you would rather use your own payload, that is okay too!

There are I/O ports available onboard our drones to do so.

wispr camera offerings for surveying & mapping

Use your own custom payload solution or one of ours!

Sony A6 Series

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For mapping, we believe Sony Mirrorless digital cameras are a great option. The Sony A6 Series is an affordable option to start. They are built off of the APS-C sensors so they do not have the full frame sensor like the A7 series has, but they offer good 24.3MP pictures and a good affordable every day option. We suggest using Sony's 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens for mapping purposes, but other E-mount lens options are available.

Sony A7 III

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The Sony A7 III has a full frame sensor and offers 24.3MP pictures. The placement of the SD card on the A7 series is easier to get to on the drone rather than the A6 series. We suggest using Sony's 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens for mapping purposes, but other E-mount lens options are available.

Sony A7R III

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The Sony A7R III has a full frame sensor and offers 42.4MP pictures. The placement of the SD card on the A7R series is easier to get to on the drone rather than the A6 series. We suggest using Sony's 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens for mapping purposes, but other E-mount lens options are available.

FLIR Vue Pro R

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FLIR Duo Pro R

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For thermal mapping camera options we suggest using FLIR products. When it comes to selecting what thermal camera is the best option for you, 3 factors come into play. Field of view (FOV), Distance of object you are trying to view and do you need to see RGB images as well?

If you want a wide FOV and less detail from objects far away from the camera then you will need the shorter lenses <=9. If you want to see more detail from objects far away from the camera then you need one of the longer lenses >=13mm, which has a smaller FOV, but you can see a lot more details. For industrial applications the 640x512 resolution thermal is the only option. The 336 thermal is not enough quality for professional work. If you want to have a RGB view as well when videoing or taking pictures, the FLIR Duo Pro R is the best option for you, otherwise the FLIR Vue Pro R. The FLIR Vue Pro does not have temperature measure function like the FLIR Vue Pro R, so we do not suggest using the FLIR Vue Pro for industrial inspection.

Lens options

16mm Wide Angle Lens

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E 16 mm F2.8 Wide Angle (SEL16F28)

The SEL16F28 combines slimline design with a wide 16 mm coverage and large F2.8 max aperture. An ideal lens, whether shooting cramped interiors or majestic scenery.

MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE – 0.8 ft (0.24 m)

MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X) – 0.078x

FILTER DIAMETER (MM) – 49 mm

WEIGHT – 2.4 oz (67 g)

Interested in the 16mm lens?

20mm Lens

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E 20 mm F2.8 Wide-Angle Prime (SEL20F28)

Shooting stills or movies, this slim (20.4 mm), lightweight pancake lens offers outstanding performance. Use it for interiors, nature, snapshots, and more.

MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE – 0.66 ft (0.2 m)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X) – 0.12x
FILTER DIAMETER (MM) – 49 mm
WEIGHT – 2.4 oz (69 g)

Interested in the 20mm lens?

35mm Lens

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E 35mm F1.8 OSS (SEL35F18)

An ideal second lens, the SEL35F18 prime lens can handle anything from evening shots (thanks to the bright maximum aperture) to beautifully defocused portraits.

MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE – 0.99 ft (0.3 m)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X) – 0.15x
FILTER DIAMETER (MM) – 49 mm
WEIGHT – 5.5 oz (154 g)

Interested in the 35mm lens?

16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Sony E-Mount 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Provides a 4-stop shutter speed advantage to produce crisp, blur-free images and video.

16-50mm focal length (35mm equivalent 24-75mm)
Ideal for on-the-go shooting.

f/22-36 minimum aperture and f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture

9 elements in 8 groups with 7 aperture blades
Also features 4 aspherical lens elements for wide accuracy and 1 ED glass element for sharp shots.

Interested in the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens?

use the wispr cloud for your drone services workflow management

Email customer pictures and videos from the surveys from the cloud

The WISPr Cloud is designed to improve the work flow when using WISPr drones for services.