Sony has released details of the ILX-LR1, an industrial camera with a 61.0 effective megapixel, full-frame image sensor, interchangeable E-mount lenses and full remote operation.

The new Sony ILX-LR1 ‘industrial’ camera, shown with the optional FE 40mm f/2.5 G lens. (Source: Sony.)

Developed for industrial applications, the ILX-LR1 features the same sensor and Bionz XR processor as the Alpha 7R V camera but in a small package that weighs only 240 grams. It has neither a monitor screen nor an EVF and is designed for remote operation through the proprietary Sony Camera Remote SDK, which gives users direct and responsive access to the camera’s menus and other functions from their own software applications. By integrating an API into the system, it becomes possible to remotely control the camera from a computer, allowing changes to camera settings, shutter release and live view monitoring, along with the ability to ink unique image IDs with drone position data in post-processing.

Significantly lighter than conventional Alpha cameras, the ILX-LR1 is ideal for inspection, investigation, surveying and mapping.  It can accept DC power for long periods of operation without having to change batteries. It includes power and recording indicator lamps for an instant external visual status check.

The ILX-LR1 is not yet listed on Sony’s Australian website, although it’s scheduled to be released in the Northern Hemisphere in December. Click here for more information.