What's got 128 megapixels and can fly? The Phase One P5!

Phase One P5
(Image credit: PhaseOne)

Phase One, known for high-res medium format cameras, has announced a drone-specific camera – the P5 – intended for survey work from lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Phase One P5 weighs in at 700g, making it suited to survey drones, but it packs 128MP. By contrast a typical 100MP medium format camera, the Hasselblad X2D 100C, clocks in at 895g with its battery before you add a lens. The 150MP Phase One XC weighs a hulking 1,820g including integrated optic.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook