Sensor Comparison Table

RedEdge-M, RedEdge-MX, and Altum.

Item RedEdge-M RedEdge-MX Altum
 
The industry standard professional multispectral sensor.

The industry standard professional multispectral sensor optimized for DJI Skyport.

A revolutionary 3-in-1 solution for unparalleled sensing.
Weight 200 g (7 oz.)
RedEdge-M + DLS + GPS
231.9 g (8.18 oz.)
RedEdge-MX + DLS 2
406.5 g (14.34 oz.)
Altum + DLS2
Dimensions 9.4cm x 6.3cm x 4.6cm
(3.7in x 2.5in x 1.8in)
8.7cm x 5.9cm x 4.54cm
(3.4in x 2.3in x 1.8in)
8.2cm x 6.7cm x 6.45cm
(3.2in x 2.6in x 2.5in)
External Power 4.2 V - 15.8 V 4.2 V - 15.8 V 4.9 V - 25.2 V
Power Input 4.0/8.0W
(nominal, peak)
4.0/8.0W
(nominal, peak)
5.5/7.0/10W
(standby, average, peak)
Spectral Bands Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR) Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR) Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
RGB Output Global shutter, aligned with all bands Global shutter, aligned with all bands High-resolution, global shutter, aligned with all bands
Thermal FLIR LWIR thermal infrared 8-14um
radiometrically calibrated
Sensor Resolution 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP per EO band) 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP per EO band) 2064 x 1544 (3.2 MP per EO band)
160 x 120 thermal infrared
Ground Sample distance (GSD) 8cm per pixel (per band) at 120m (~400 ft) AGL 8cm per pixel (per band) at 120m (~400 ft) AGL 5.2cm per pixel (per EO band) at 120m (~400 ft) AGL
81cm per pixel (thermal) at 120m
Capture Rate 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW*
Interfaces Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC Aircraft: Trigger input, top of frame out, 1 PPS out. 3.3V isolated IO
2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports for WiFi or Ethernet and USB 3.0 Storage.
Field of View 47.2° HFOV (multispectral) 47.2° HFOV (multispectral) 48º x 37º (multispectral)
57º x 44º (thermal)
Storage SD Card SD Card USB 3.0 compatible storage devices
DJI Skyport compatible   Yes Yes

*Capture rates vary based on write speed of USB storage device