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Survey3 Camera

A$675.00 ex. GST

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MAPIR Survey3 Waterproof Case with Mounting Bolt

Use this clear waterproof hard case with the Survey3 cameras to protect the camera down to 30m depth.

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The Survey3 is the latest simple-to-use survey cameras by MAPiR. Every Survey3 camera includes an external USB GPS receiver to automatically geo-tag each captured image. Its 12MP sensor and sharp non-fisheye lenses allows you to easily capture aerial media. It captures photos on the default timer trigger or can be sent a PWM signal through the HDMI port. If you supply power to the USB port it will power on the camera automatically. Sized similar to a GoPro® Hero these small survey cameras can be attached to your aerial drone platform.

Two Lens Options

Survey3 is offered in both a wide angle lens version (Survey3W) and narrow angle lens version (Survey3N). Both lenses are non-fisheye and extremely low distortion, providing great results when aerial surveying. The Survey3W is similar in field of view to the Survey2, most DJI cameras (Mavic, Phantom, Inspire X3) and the medium FOV on a GoPro Hero. The Survey3N provides a 2X optical fixed zoom over the Survey3W, providing 2X higher ground sample resolution (GSD).

Triple-band Filters

Survey3 also introduces new triple-band multispectral filters: Red+Green+NIR (RGN) & NIR+Green+Blue (NGB). The RGN filter is often used for indices such as NDVI, GNDVI, OSAVI, TVI, CVI, etc. The NGB filter is often used for the ENDVI indice. We also provide a visible light color (RGB) and near infrared (NIR) filter option.

The most popular Survey3 model for assessing general plant health is the Survey3W Red+Green+NIR (RGN).

Geo-tagging Included

Survey3 cameras each come with an external GPS receiver to provide instant geo-tagging with every captured image. Once the camera has GPS lock you will hear 6 beeps. Locating the GPS receiver with a clear view of the sky and not obstructed (such as underneath a drone) provides better location accuracy.

USB Transfer Mode

New to Survey3 is the ability to send a PWM signal to not only trigger the cameras to capture a photo, but also to have the camera go into USB Media Transfer mode. This allows you to have the camera always connected to a computer (such as a drone companion computer) and mount/unmount the camera’s SD card. Once mounted you can extract the images, process them and save them to a more easily accessible storage device.


Image Resolution12 MegaPixel (4,000 x 3,000 px), 8MP
Image FormatRAW+JPG, JPG (RAW is 12bit per channel, JPG is 8bit per channel)
Video Resolution2160p24, 1440p30, 1080p60, 720p60
Video FormatMP4 (H.264 Codec)
Lens Optics87° HFOV (19mm) f/2.8 Aperture, -1% Extreme Low Distortion (Non-Fisheye) Glass Lens
Ground Sample Distance (GSD)5.5 cm/px (2.17in/px) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
SensorSony Exmor R IMX117 12MP (Bayer RGB)
ChipsetNovatek NTK96663
GPS/GNSS (External)ublox UBX-G7020-KT
Capture SpeedRAW+JPG: 2.75 Seconds / Photo.  JPG: 1.5 Seconds / Photo
Remote TriggerPWM via HDMI Port (see below)
BatteryRemovable Li-ion (1200mAh) (Not Required When USB Powered)
Power Draw5.2V 0.2A (Without Battery), 5.2V 0.4A (With Battery)
Weight50g (1.8 oz) (Without Battery), 76g (2.7 oz) (With Battery)
Dimensions59 x 41.5 x 36mm (Length x Height x Depth)
Memory StorageMicro SD (Up To 128GB Card) (64GB Card ≈ 15,000 JPG, 2,200 RAW+JPG)
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Blue / Light Blue / Red / Light Red / Custom*
ISO50* / 100 / 200 / 400, Auto
Shutter Speed (s)1/2000, 1/1000*, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/30, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, Auto
Exposure+2.0 / +1.67 / +1.33 / +1.0 / +0.67 / +0.33 / +0.0* / -0.33 / -0.67 / -1.0 / -1.33 / -1.67 / -2.0
MeteringAverage / Center* / Spot
ColorNormal* / Black and White / Sepia / Vivid
SharpnessStrong / Medium* / Soft
Capture ModeSingle* / 3 Sequence / 10 Sequence
LCD2.0” Ultra Bright Color LCD Touch Screen
Video OutHD 1080p (HDMI Micro), SD 480p (Optional USB FPV Cable)
Power InputBattery, USB (Micro-A Cable Included, Optional Micro USB FPV Cable)
Auto Power On (When Power Applied to USB Port)ON* / OFF
OSD LanguageEnglish*, French, Spanish, Portuguese Brazil, Dutch, Czech, Polish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Korean
Frequency60Hz* / 50Hz
OSD DisplayON* / OFF
Date StampON / OFF*
SoundON* / OFF
Quick CaptureON / OFF*
Auto Power OffOFF* / 1min / 3min / 5min / 10min / 15min / 30min / 60min
Auto Sleep LCD1min* / 3min / 5min / OFF
Vertical RotateON / OFF*
Included AccessoriesUSB GPS Receiver, Battery, Lens Cap, USB Charge Cable, Manual

* Default camera setting

Additional information

Weight0.25 kg
Dimensions14 × 9 × 4 cm
Camera Type

Survey3W RGB (Visible Light), Survey3W OCN (NDVI), Survey3W RGN (NDVI), Survey3W NGB (ENDVI), Survey3W NIR (Near-Infrared), Survey3W RE (Red Edge), Survey3N RGB (Visible Light), Survey3N OCN (NDVI), Survey3N RGN (NDVI), Survey3N NGB (ENDVI), Survey3N NIR (Near-Infrared), Survey3N RE (Red Edge)