Canon G10 compact camera
We use both a standard G10 and a G10 that has been modified for Colour Infra-Red (CIR) photography.
A G10 RGB (Red, Green, Blue) Photograph.
A G10 CIR Photograph.
Canon 550D digital SLR camera
The Canon 550D Digital SLR has excellent image quality and a lightweight body. The focus of the lens is fixed to
infinity, the ISO is set to 200, and the aperture is fixed to f 3.5 resulting in a minimum shutter speed of 1/2000th
of a second. These settings reduce motion blur. The camera is triggered once per second (1 Hz).
Each flight results in well over one hundred images that are combined in a mosaic with ~1 cm pixel resolution from ~50m.
The detail in the images is impressive and these images are idea for generating 3D point clouds using Structure from Motion techniques.
GoPro Hero 3D system
We are experimenting with the potential applications of 3D movies.