Comparison between all MicaSense sensors.


The following tables shows a quick reference to highlight the differences between MicaSense sensors.


Currently, we offer 3 different options:






Dual Camera System



Below is a table comparing the technical specifications of these 3 sensors. Further down below we will compare major differences between these models and previous generations.


  RedEdge-MX Altum Dual Camera System
Weight (including DLS2 and cables) 231.9g (8.18 oz) 406.5g (14.34 oz.)

508.8g (18 oz.)

(Two sensors + mount plate + DSL2 + cables)


5 bands

Green, Blue, Red, Red edge, Near infrared (NIR)

6 bands

Green, Blue, Red, Red edge, NIR, Thermal (LWIR) 8-14um

10 bands

Coastal blue 444(28)*, blue 475(32), green 531(14)*, green 560(27), red 650(16)*, red 668(14), red edge 705(10)*, red edge 717(12), red edge 740(18)*, NIR 842(57)

Power input 5.0 - 15.8 V 5.2 - 25.2 V 5.0 - 15.8 V (provided through mount)
Thermal? No Yes No
Sensor resolution 1280 x 960 px 2064 x 1544 px,
160 x 120 px for LWIR band
1280 x 960 px
Ground Sample Distance at 120m (~400ft) 8 cm/px

5.2 cm/px,

81 cm/px for LWIR band

8 cm/px
Storage SD Card USB 3.0, optional SD card accessory SD Card
DJI Skyport enabled? Yes Yes No
Capture rate (all bands) 1.0 second between captures 1.5 seconds between captures 1.0 second between captures
Field of View 47.2° HFOV

47° x 37° (multispectral)

57° x 44° (thermal)

47.2° HFOV

* Denotes RedEdge-MX Blue bands

** For more details about each sensor's center wavelengths and bandwidths, click here



In addition, we also have these discontinued models along with some basic technical specifications: :



Key differences:

* Plastic housing rather than all-metal like the RedEdge-MX

* Compatible with new DLS2 but originally comes with DLS/GPS combo




Key differences:

* Voltage range of 5.0 - 5.5v

* Non-removable WiFi adapter

* Larger form factor

* Does not receive firmware updates after v5.1.13 specific to RedEdge-3. 

* Compatible with new DLS2 but originally comes with DLS/GPS combo


  RedEdge-M RedEdge-3
Discontinued? Yes Yes
Compatible with DLS2? Yes, with firmware update Yes, with firmware update
Weight 170 g (including DLS) 168 g (including DLS)
Voltage range 5.0 V - 15.8 V 5.0 V - 5.5 V
Removable WiFi? Yes No
Dimensions 9.4 cm x 6.3 cm x 4.6 cm (3.7” x 2.5” x 1.8”)

12.1 cm x 6.6 cm x 4.6 cm

(4.8" x 2.6" x 1.8")

Ground Sample Distance 8 cm per pixel at 120m (400ft)

8 cm per pixel at 120m (400ft)


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