ILX-LR1

The ILX-LR1 is a professional camera with a 61.0 effective megapixel, full-frame image sensor, interchangeable E-mount lenses, and full remote operation via the Sony Camera Remote SDK (Software Development Kit), designed specifically for industrial applications.

* Lens sold separately

ILX-LR1 camera with optional lens and Alpha logo
Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ XR logos

Capture every detail

Upgrade your drone pictures and videos with Sony’s advanced imaging technology. Transform your images with a 61.0 effective megapixel full-frame image sensor, and interchangeable E-mount precision lenses. With more resolution in every shot, you can see details that would be invisible with conventional drone cameras.

Install and integrate

Significantly lighter than conventional Alpha cameras, the ILX-LR1 is ideal for inspection, investigation, surveying and mapping. With no need for a viewfinder and external controls, its slim and versatile form factor means it’s suitable for a multitude of industrial applications.

Build your bespoke application

The ILX-LR1 supports the Sony Camera Remote SDK, giving users direct and responsive access to the camera’s menus and other functions from their own software applications.

High resolution sensor for detailed images

A 35mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with approximately 61.0 million effective pixels offers extraordinary sensitivity, resolution and dynamic range. Operating in real-time, the advanced BIONZ XR™ image processing engine delivers natural gradations and realistic colours with low noise for stills and movies. With high resolution, low noise and wide dynamic range imagery, the ILX-LR1 can reveal the finest details like small scratches and cracks during inspection, investigation, surveying and mapping. A wide ISO range of 100-32000 allows the camera to operate in most daylight conditions.

Front view of ILX-LR1 with sensor exposed

Light, adaptable design for remote operations

The ILX-LR1 is designed for industrial applications that have no need for a conventional camera body, LCD monitor, viewfinder, grip, Multi Interface (MI) Shoe or battery-driven functionality, all in a lightweight and compact design. The weight of the camera body is just 243g*, while its dimensions are 100 x 74 x 42.5 mm.

The lower weight means longer flight times, and the compact body fits into smaller drones, allowing high-altitude shooting jobs to be completed quickly. A 3fps continuous shooting capability, which is suitable for drone mapping, enables rapid completion of high-altitude shooting saving you time.

* Tentative specification subject to revision

ILX-LR1 with drone

Dedicated SDK for integration with bespoke applications

The Sony Camera Remote SDK allows users to control the ILX-LR1’s menus and other functions from their own software applications remotely. 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, live view monitoring, and more. With the Sony Camera Remote SDK, users’ applications can link unique image IDs with drone position data in post-processing.

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Three Sony cameras with SDK logo in the back

Constructed for easy mounting

The ILX-LR1 accepts 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 camera’s Power and Control Terminal enables low-latency data control for remote applications that require an instant response, such as capturing an image at a particular moment. Through the terminal, focus and trigger signal can be sent from an external system, and an exposure-out signal can be sent from the camera. Power supply, exposure output, focus, and trigger can be sent to/from the camera with a single terminal. To prevent unintended changes to camera settings, it is equipped with a LOCK switch. Even when the LOCK switch is turned ON, it still allows for capturing photos by pressing the shutter. There are screw mounts on each of its six surfaces, while controls and connectors – and micro HDMI, USB-C (with top-lock mechanism) and other controls are grouped together to maximise mounting options.

Rear views of ILX-LR1 with SD card slot open and with power cable and control cables

Huge choice of E-mount lenses

The ILX-LR1 is an interchangeable lens camera, compatible with a wide range of E-mount lenses. Whatever the nature of the shot, you can select the most appropriate lens, including medium telephoto lengths. With approx. 61.0 effective megapixels 35mm full-frame image sensor, a single picture taken from high altitude can replace several pictures from a lower resolution camera.

Three ILX-LR1 cameras with different E-mount lenses

Specifications

General
Camera type
Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens mount
E-mount
Camera section
Type
35mm full frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective)*1
Still images: Approx. 61.0 megapixels max.
Movies: Approx. 50.8 megapixels max.
Number of pixels (total)
Approx. 62.5 megapixels
Color temperature range
2500 K - 9900 K
Anti-Dust function
-
Recording system (still image)
Recording format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)
Image size (pixels) [3:2]
35mm full frame L: 9504 x 6336 (60 M), M: 6240 x 4160 (26 M), S: 4752 x 3168 (15 M)
Image quality modes
RAW
JPEG
HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2)
RAW & JPEG
RAW & HEIF
14bit RAW
Yes
Recording system (movie)
Video compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Audio recording format
LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit)*2
Movie recording format (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps)
50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps)
23.98p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)
50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)
23.98p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps)
Movie recording format (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (150 Mbps)
50p (150 Mbps)
29.97p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
23.98p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (200 Mbps)
50p (200 Mbps)
29.97p (140 Mbps)
25p (140 Mbps)
23.98p (100 Mbps)
Movie recording format (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.)
119.88p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
59.94p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps)
50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps)
29.97p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps)
25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps)
23.98p (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (50 Mbps)
50p (50 Mbps)
29.97p (50 Mbps)
25p (50 Mbps)
23.98p (50 Mbps)
Movie recording format (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (600 Mbps)
50p (500 Mbps)
29.97p (300 Mbps)
25p (250 Mbps)
23.98p (240 Mbps)
Movie recording format (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)
59.94p (222 Mbps)
50p (185 Mbps)
29.97p (111 Mbps)
25p (93 Mbps)
23.98p (89 Mbps)
Movie function
Proxy recording
Yes
TC/UB
Yes
RAW Output
Yes (HDMI)*3
Recording system
Memory card slot
Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card
Focus system
Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus point
Still images: Max. 693 points (phase-detection AF)
Movies: Max. 693 points (phase-detection AF)
Sensitivity range
EV-4 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure control
Metering type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensitivity
EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure compensation
+/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
ISO sensitivity
Still images: ISO 100 - 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 - 102400), AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100 - 32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-flicker Shoot.
Yes*4
Other features
Other features
Soft Skin Effect
Creative Look
Custom function
Picture Profile
Time-lapse
Clear Image Zoom
Still images
Approx. 2x
Movies
Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Shutter
Shutter type
Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter speed
Still images (Mechanical shutter): 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb
Still images (Electronic shutter): 1/8000 to 30 s
Movies: 1/8000 to 1 s
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes
Image stabilization
Type
Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Compensation effect (still images)
-
Mode
Still images: On / Off
Movie: On / Off
Flash
Type
-
Drive
Continuous drive speed (approx., max.)*5
Mid: 3.0 fps
No. of frame recordable* (approx.)*5
JPEG Extra fine L: 48 frames
JPEG Fine L: 320 frames
JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames
RAW: 36 frames
RAW & JPEG: 32 frames
RAW (Lossless Compressed): 16 frames
RAW (Lossless Compressed) & JPEG: 15 frames
RAW (Uncompressed): 14 frames
RAW (Uncompressed) & JPEG: 13 frames
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
-
Accessibility
Functions
Screen Reader
Focus Magnifier
Focus Map (Movie)
Subject Recognition in AF
Custom function
Enlarge Menu Screen
Interface
Multi / Micro USB terminal*6
-
USB Type-C® Terminal
Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
Wireless LAN (built-in)
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))*7
Bluetooth
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))
HDMI output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
3840 x 2160 (59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 50p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit / RGB 8bit*9 *3
3848 x 2168 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p) ,Raw 16bit*3
Multi Interface Shoe*10
-
Mic Terminal
-
Headphone terminal
-
Remote Control (Wireless)
Yes (Bluetooth remote control)
DC input
Yes (Power & Control terminal)
LAN terminal
- (USB-LAN connection is available)*11
USB Streaming
Video data format
MJPEG
YUV420*12
Video resolution
3840 x 2160 (15p / 30p)
3840 x 2160 (12.5p / 25p)
1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p)
1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p)
1280 x 720 (30p)
1280 x 720 (25p)
Audio data format
-
Audio
Microphone
-
Speaker
-
Lens compensation
Lens compensation
Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)
Power
Battery
-
Power Requirements
DC 10 to 18 V
USB power supply
-
Power consumption
Without display output
Still images: Approx. 3.8 W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Movies: Approx. 6.5 W (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Weight
Body only
Approx. 243 g
Body only (oz.)
Approx. 8.6 oz
Dimensions
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 100.0 x 74.0 x 42.5 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D) (in.)
Approx. 4 x 3 x 1 11/16 inches
Operating Temperature
Operating temperature
0 - 40 ℃ / 32 - 104 °F
Supplied Accessory
Kit Lens
-
Supplied Accessory
Body cap
Power & Control Cable
Notes
*1 Number of effective pixels varies depending on attached lenses and camera settings.
*2 There would be no sound due to no audio input on camera.
*3 HDMI RAW output requires configuration through the Camera Remote SDK application.
*4 Anti-flicker Shooting is not available when the [Shutter Type] setting is set to [Electronic Shutter].
*5 Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used
*6 Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*7 (Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually /infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE)
*8 Models sold in some countries/regions support IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) wireless LAN only.
*9 HDMI output automatically detect connected device resolution.
*10 Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached.
*11 A commercially available USB-LAN conversion adapter is required.
*12 When [Resolution] is set to [HD(720p)], [MJPEG] is only available.