Drone payloads: cameras and sensors

Choose from a broad payload selection of payloads including high-resolution video, photo and thermal cameras

All Microavia drones come equipped with a proprietary 3-axis Gimbal

The Microavia R&D team keeps track of the best available payloads in the market to advise customers
The Microavia R&D team keeps track of the best available payloads in the market to advise customers
Configurable Payloads
The standard water-resistant camera with anti-fog and controllable zoom for round-the-clock monitoring.

It features 30x optical and 12x digital zoom with a video recording of 1080p 60Hz.
Video camera Z1
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Image sensor
Sony IMX290 1/2.8 Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Lens (wide to tele)
4.3 – 129 mm
F1.6 to F4.7, 16 steps
Shutter speed
1/1 to 1/10,000, 22 steps
Minimum illumination
(50%, High Sensitivity Mode ON)
ICR-Off mode: 0.01 lx
(Shutter Speed 1/30 s),
0.0013 lx (1/4 s or 1/3 s)
Minimum object distance: (wide to tele)
10 to 1200 mm
Horizontal viewing angle
63.7 to 2.3 °
Video encoding
Digital : Y / Pb / Pr 4:2:2 (LVDS)
Weight (camera with gimbal)
Zoom optical/digital
Output interface
USB 3.0
Frame rate
up to 1080p60
Operating temperature
-5 to +60
Photo camera P1
The camera, utilizing a global shutter, is an excellent and reliable tool for quickly taking photos in various lighting conditions.

Its 26MP sensor can take images of up to 5120x5120 pixels with a dynamic range of 65 dB.
USB 3.0
Sensor size
1.1 (diag. 18.1 mm)
Shutter type
Global shutter
Lens mount
Frame rate (max)
15 fps
Sensor — GMAX0505 specifications
Sensor GMAX0505
26.2 MP
5120 x 5120
Pixel size
2.5 um
12 bit
Dark noise
1.6 e¯
Saturation level
6500 e¯
Dynamic range
65 dB
Thermal imagining camera ZT1
The cross-functional industrial tool for search and rescue operations and limited visibility environments.

The thermal sensor works in the 8-14um spectral band and provides over 8 mV/K responsivity. The sensor can also operate in temperatures between -40 and +85 C.
Spectral band
8-14 um
Frame rate
60 fps
Power consumption
130 mW
640 x 512
Focal length
19 mm
Operating temperature
-40 to +85 C°
Sensor — SONY IMX327 specifications
Spectral band
Frame rate
60 fps
Power consumption
130 mW
Video encoding
1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
2.07 M pixel
Weight (sensor)
1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Zoom (analog / digital)
10x / 12x
Focal length
5-50 mm
Operating temperature
-10 to +60 C°
Developed by our partner Ouster this LiDAR is integrated as a permanent component.
Payload Integrations
It provides over 90% detection probability at distances up to 100m with a 140m capture band.