February 15, 2016


Vertical Aerial Camera Mount for Canon DSLR CamerasVertical Aerial Mount for Nikon D90 Camera Sky DSLR aerial camera mount medium extension


Capture Awesome and Professional Quality Geo-coded Aerial Images with a DSLR

Taking photos from a plane usually means dealing with a lot of inconvenience and getting blurry or obstructed shots. SkyDSLR eliminates these hassles and lets you take stunning vertical and oblique photos and video using your DSLR camera, in a fast, safe and cost effective manner. 

Single Pilot Aerial Camera OperationSingle pilot operation – iPad to assist in flying routes or patterns and a laptop to run the Canon EOS Utility software to control camera settings and preview images.  Intervalometer in-hand to start and stop image capture. Images stored on laptop.  Photo taken during a 30 sq. km. survey (7,400 acres).

  • Attach and fly in under 30 minutesCanon DSLR FAA STC approved aerial mount
  • Permanent or Temporary
  • Easily cover 50,000+ acres in a day
  • Mount multiple systems to a single aircraft
  • Share a system among multiple aircraft

Using additional software and data sets, easily convert geocoded images for:

  • GIS applications
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
  • Huge Mosaics for Analysis or Artwork

The unique DSLR mounting system is STC FAA-approved and Hassselblad 4D Camera in SkyIMD's aerial photography mountincludes a lightweight, environmentally protected and sturdy pod that is ready to be mounted on the wing strut. The system allows for closed cabin, laptop-controlled operation using the manufacturers software or intervalometer.

  • No steep banking maneuvers
  • No fuselage holes
  • No open windows
  • No other modifications

Digital Still Camera Options
Canon 5D Mark III (20MP), Canon 5DSR (50MP), Phaseone (up to 100MP), Hasselblad (up to 40MP)

Optional Mounts
Vertical (straight down) or Oblique (at an angle)Oblique aerial camera mount for Canon EOS Rebel

Optional Accessories
Housing extensions, flat glass cover, plastic dome cover, GPS Antenna

Yes, we’ve flown our system with other cameras.  

Do you have a specific brand/model in mind?  Contact us.

View our portfolio to see images from our SkyDSLR system

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