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M4/3 Astra 1000


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The Astra 1000 is the Evolveʼs micro four third camera, with an integrated gimbal built for professionals, film makers and enthusiasts alike.

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Using Sonyʼs most advanced micro 4/3 sensor technology, XDynamics introduces the m4/3 Astra 1000 camera, transforming the Evolve into a superior cinematographic aerial platform.

Designed with high-end professional use in mind, the Astra 1000 achieves low weight and compact size for an increased portability and flight time. Users can expect a brand new imagery experience and the highest quality images in the smallest video file size possible with a system that can record videos at 100mb/s in 4k at 30fps in MOV format using the H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding system.

Taking full advantage of the micro 4/3 capabilities, that Astra 1000 provides an optimal balance between picture quality and sharpness, including in low light, and a reasonable need for CPU power, whilst benefiting from photographic extension proficiency of an SLR-grade camera.

With an impressive 16 stops of dynamic range (when WDR is activated) and a 10 bit color depth, the Astra 1000 propels the Evolve into the realm of professional aerial cinematography and empowers users to create industry-grade content.

The camera is mounted on a customized gimbal that is stabilized by three brushless motors controlled by ​the FOC ensuring smooth shots, fast response time and an astounding control accuracy of ±0.01°.

The m4/3 Astra 1000 allows creators to fully benefit from the Evolve aerial platform combining professional aerial technology with powerful imaging capabilities.

Size3.62× 3.81 × 3.54 in
Weight9.34 oz
Sensor 4/3" WDR CMOS
Sensor Size19.0 x 13.0 mm
Pixel size4.63um
Effective Pixel10.28M
Dynamic Range13 Stops / 16 Stops (with WDR activated)
Photo File Formats3704 × 2778 (4:3), 4096 × 2160 (16:9)
Photo File FormatsJPEG / DNG / DNG+JPEG
Burst Shooting3/5/7/10/14
Video Resolution4KDCI: 4096 × 2160 30p @100Mbps / 4K: 3840 × 2160 30p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920x1080 @120/60/30p
HD 1280x720 @ 240/120/60/30p
Video File FormatsMP4 / MOV
EncodingH.265 / H.264
Max Video Bitrate100 Mbps
Shutter Speed1– 1/8000
ISOVideo: 100 – 6400 / Photo: 100 – 12800
Supported SD Card TypesMicro SD (UHS-3 rating required)
Max Capacity128 GB (FAT32/exFAT)
Lens ApertureF2.5-F16
Focal length14mm (Equivalent focal length: 28mm)
Color Bit Depth10 bit (H.265) / 8 bit (H.264)
Lens Elements / Components5 Groups 6 Elements (3 Aspherical Lenses)
M.O.D (Minimum Object Distance)7in (0.18m)

Is the SD card provided?

Yes, a 16GB, U3, micro SD is provided with the camera

What are the rotation angles of the gimbal?

Evolve uses a 3-axis gimbal for an optimum stabilization of the camera.

The gimbal has a mechanical pitch of -135° to +45° operates at 1.5 to 80 °/s with a control rate of 1000Hz. The pitch is controllable through the ground station at a range of -100° to +20

What is FOC?

The motor controller features a Field Oriented Control (FOC) whose driver provides numerous advantages including:

– Faster response time

– More power output (10W)

– Reduction of power consumption by 70%

– Decreased motor temperature

– More stable performance in wider temperature environment