At MicaSense, we believe in delivering more than pretty pictures.

We believe in providing scientific solutions that address real problems. 


Introducing RedEdge-M

The evolution of our rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor.


There is presently a 10 to 15-day lead time.

Agricultural companies, service providers, researchers and academics need a reliable, accurate, high-precision sensor.  

They don't need to compromise.



Chlorophyll Map: The red edge spectral band is the star here, working in conjunction with the other bands to provide a more accurate measure of not just plant vigor but plant health.



NDVI Layer: This commonly known index compares the reflectance of the red band with that of the near-infrared band. However, this index alone provides limited information. 



Digital Surface Model: A DSM is an astonishingly advantageous tool in any agronomist’s arsenal, primarily because of its use in evaluating surface properties and water flow.



RGB Image: RedEdge-M features global shutters for distortion-free images, including narrowband red, green, and blue bands for RGB color images that when processed are aligned to all visible and non-visible bands and vegetation indices.

Interested in learning more about the power of layers? Read this blog post.


Get to know RedEdge-M

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Weight: 173 grams (6.1 oz)
(includes DLS and cables)
Dimensions: 9.4 cm x 6.3 cm x 4.6 cm
(3.7 in x 2.5 in x 1.8 in)
External Power: 4.2 V DC - 15.6 V DC
4 W nominal, 8 W peak
Spectral Bands: Blue, green, red, red edge, near-IR
(global shutter, narrowband)
RGB Color Output: Global shutter, aligned with all bands
Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 8 cm per pixel (per band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
Capture Rate: 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW
Interfaces: Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC
Field of View: 47.2° HFOV
Triggering Options: Timer mode, overlap mode, external trigger mode (PWM, GPIO, serial, and Ethernet options), manual capture mode


RedEdge-M: Professional Multispectral Sensor Kit

A multispectral powerhouse:

  • One flight, multiple outputs
  • Easy and flexible integration options
  • Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements
  • Capable of generating RGB color images aligned with 5 specific spectral bands
  • RedEdge-M is built to last with quality materials
  • Kit includes a Downwelling Light Sensor (DLS), GPS/Mag module, calibrated reflectance panel, and hard carrying case

Available now! Typically ships within 10 - 15 business days

$ 4,900 USD

Bundle with Pix4D and save up to $800!

Questions on orders? Contact us.





Compact, powerful, flexible—at a highly competitive price.

RedEdge-M is action-ready, integrating seamlessly no matter the platform.

It has a compact design and is lightweight to work with as many drone models as possible. See integration kits available.


Looking for a drone and sensor package? Check out our drone integration partners.


RedEdge-M is a reliable, accurate, high-precision sensor.

We know that flight time is important. With RedEdge-M, you can fly a 100-acre field (at 400 ft AGL, 70% overlap) in 27 minutes! And because you have access to the raw data collected by RedEdge-M, you can choose between various processing and analysis platforms, or process and analyze the data yourself. For more information visit our Knowledge Base.


Interested in the many benefits of flying with standard overlap? Read our blog post 5 Reasons to Fly 5 Minutes Longer - Why Overlap Matters


It's simple to plan a successful mission.

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The RedEdge-M’s low weight, low power requirement, and ability to capture RGB and narrowband spectral bands simultaneously means you can gather the data you need in fewer flights. Have multiple UAVs? RedEdge-M quickly integrates with many different drone platforms.



With RedEdge-M, you own your data. You’re not limited to a particular processing platform. You can choose whichever platform is best for you, your customer, or your project.



RedEdge-M has five bands—blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared—that our research showed were optimal for sensing crop health. It simply shows you more. And with MicaSense Atlas, you can see many different analytical layers in one easy to use interface, and compare these outputs across time.



We know you need tools you can rely on. That’s why we built the sensors we wanted in the field—predictable, tough, and reliable—so you can gather the data you need when you need it.

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Accurate Data Begins with a Quality Flight Plan

With Atlas Flight, turn your Atlas fields into flight plans, and capture data optimized for Pix4D and Atlas.

Interested in learning more about how our customers use this technology?