Phase One Industrial, a manufacturer and provider of medium format aerial digital photography equipment and software solutions, announced the Phase One iXU 180 camera, on March 26, 2015.
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Updated: April 1, 2015 10:44 AM ET | Originally published: April 1, 2015 10:30 AM EDT

Danish camera maker Phase One Industrial has unveiled a new aerial camera that could help take drone photography to the next level.

The lightweight iXU 180 is the world’s smallest 80-megapixel medium format aerial camera, the company said in a statement. The camera can be integrated into small oblique systems that can fit inside a gyro mount, giving drone operators more flexibility for aerial photography.

The company’s last 80-megapixel camera, the IQ 180, has already produced stunningly detailed aerial footage. Here’s a look at a time-lapse video filmed with the iXU 180’s predecessor:

iXU 180 will begin shipping in mid-April. A Phase One spokesperson said the camera is priced at $60,000.

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