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Key Features

  • 48 MP sensor
  • 4K video
  • HDR10 – HDR8
  • 14 EV dynamic range
  • 6x zoom: 1 cm details at 75 m (240 ft)

ANAFI Ai’s sensor supports a high megapixel count for finely detailed aerial shots.

 

It uses a Quad Bayer color filter array, where groups of 4 adjacent pixels come in the same color. Real-time HDR capture can be obtained in both photo and video modes, by adding the signals from the four adjacent pixels.

 

Its dynamic range is 4 times greater than conventional sensors, featuring a regular Bayer matrix. Even difficult scenes can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows.

The ANAFI Ai lens is specifically designed for Parrot. It integrates 6 aspherical elements and has been optimized for low optical flare.

 

This lens gives a 68° HFoV in Standard video mode, and a 64.6° HFoV in Standard photo mode. 

Description of modes

ANAFI Ai shoots smooth 4K video, including in P-Log, as well as HDR10 4K videos up to 30 fps.

 

The following table summarizes all ANAFI Ai video modes. Default values appear in bold.

Video modeResolution
(pixels)
Framerate
(fps)
Sensor readoutMax analog
gain (dB)
Max ISOHFoV24x36 equ.
focal length
Standard
or P-Log
4K UHD
(3840x2160)
24, 25, 30Full pixel
(QBC remoisaic)
10 bits
24160068°27mm
Standard
or P-Log
1080p
(1920x1080)
24, 25, 30Full pixel
(QBC remoisaic)
10 bits
24160068°27mm
Standard
or P-Log
1080p48/50/602x2 adjacent
pixel binning
36640068°27mm
HDR4K UHD
(3840x2160)
24, 25, 30QBC HDR
10 bits
24160068°27mm
HDR1080p
(1920x1080)
24, 25, 30QBC HDR
10 bits
24160068°27mm

 

Our users can choose between H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) formats.

 

For all resolutions, we use the following pixel formats:

 

  • YUV420p (8bits/component, BT.709 colorspace) for Standard and HDR8. 
  • YUVJ420p (8bits/component, full range - BT.709 colorspace) for P-log style. 
  • YUV420p10 (10bits/component, BT.2020 colorspace) for HDR10 recording, in H.265 only.  

When recording videos in HDR8 and HDR10, ANAFI Ai covers a 14 EV dynamic range.

 

The HDR10 format allows for a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits and 10 bits color depth. It provides a billion-color palette, against 16 millions for Standard Dynamic Range. Compared to HDR8, HDR10 allows for an image that is over twice as bright, with a matching increase in contrast.

 

HDR8 can be displayed on any standard screen, while HDR10 is designed for HDR10 TVs and screens.

Description of modes 

The drive modes category gathers the settings that are related to the number of images that are taken for each shutter release.

 

Single capture mode: 

Full frame is acquired and immediately processed.

 

Bracketing mode: 

Users can take a burst of 3, 5 or 7 frames with a different exposure for each frame. The available presets are the following: 

 

  • [-1 EV, 0, +1 EV] (default setting)
  • [-2 EV, -1 EV, 0, +1 EV, +2 EV]
  • [-3 EV, -2 EV, -1 EV, 0, +1 EV, +2 EV, +3 EV]

 

Burst mode:

Users can take a burst of 10 frames in 1 second.

 

Panorama modes:

  • Spherical (360°) – Sphere, Little Planet and Tunnel outputs
  • Horizontal (180°)
  • Vertical (109°)
  • New Superwide mode, stitching 9 images (HFOV 110°, rectilinear)

 

Refer to this table for details of Panorama output properties:

 HorizontalVerticalSphereLittle planetTunnelSuperwide
Ratio1:21:22:11:11:14:3
ProjectionSphericalRectilinearSphericalStereographicStereographicRectilinear
HFOV x VFOV180° x 90°70° x 109°360° x 180°360° x 180°360° x 180°110° x 94°
Resolutions9MP:
4224x2112
18MP:
6144x3072
32MP:
8000x4000
9MP:
4224x2112
18MP:
6144x3072
32MP:
8000x4000
9MP:
4224x2112
18MP:
6144x3072
32MP:
8000x4000
9MP:
3000x3000
18 MP:
4224x4224
32 MP:
5632x5632
9MP:
3000x3000
18 MP:
4224x4224
32 MP:
5632x5632
9MP:
3456x2592
18MP:
4896x3672
32MP:
6528x4896

Timelapse mode: 

This mode allows taking pictures at the following fixed time intervals:

 

  • 48 MP: 1, 2, 4, 10, 30 or 60 s 
  • 12 MP: 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 10, 30 or 60 s

 

GPS Lapse mode:

This photo mode has been designed for inspection and photogrammetry. It enables taking pictures at the following fixed distance intervals: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 meters.

 

The following table summarizes photo modes and resolutions along with sensor readout mode.

Photo modePhoto
type
Resolution & formatHFOV24x36 equ. focal lengthSensor readout for recordingSensor readout for previewMax analog gain (dB)ISO range
StandardWide48 MP DNG73,2°24mmFull pixel
(QBC re-moisaic)
10 bits
Full pixel
(QBC re-moisaic)
10 bits
(15 fps)
2450 - 1600
StandardWide48 MP JPEG64,6°28mmFull pixel
(QBC re-moisaic)
10 bits
Full pixel
(QBC re-moisaic)
10 bits
(15 fps)
2450 - 1600
StandardRectilinear (with EIS)48 MP JPEG64,6°28mmFull pixel
(QBC re-  moisaic)
10 bits
Full pixel
(QBC re-moisaic)
10 bits
(15 fps)
2450 - 1600
Standard or HDR lowlightWide12 MP DNG73,2°24mm2x2 adjacent pixel binning2x2 adjacent pixel binning3650 - 6400
Standard or HDR lowlightWide12 MP JPEG64,6°28mm2x2 adjacent pixel binning2x2 adjacent pixel binning3650 - 6400
Standard or HDR lowlightRectilinear (with EIS)12 MP JPEG64,6°28mm2x2 adjacent pixel binning2x2 adjacent pixel binning3650 - 6400
HDRWide12 MP DNG73,2°24mmQBC HDR
10 bits
QBC HDR
10 bits
3650 - 1600
HDRWide12 MP JPEG64,6°28mmQBC HDR
10 bits
QBC HDR
10 bits
3650 - 1600
HDRRectilinear (with EIS)12 MP JPEG64,6°28mmQBC HDR
10 bits
QBC HDR
10 bits
3650 - 1600

The following table summarizes the available settings for each mode.

AttributeValueDescription
Auto White BalanceON / OFFEnables or disables the auto white balance.
Manual WBPresets / ManualManual selection of a WB preset instead of using auto white balance: Auto, Incandescent, Fluo, Sunny, Cloudy, Shade, Lock (if AWB is turned off, last AWB scales will be used), and Manual (user sets the Correlated Color Temperature in the range [2000,10000]).
Exposure modeAuto / Manual / Shutter priority / ISO prioritySwitches between available AE modes.
Manual shutter speed valuesFrom 1 to 1/10000 s, by 1/3EV stepsOnly available in manual or Shutter priority modes. Values: 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/120, 1/160, 1/200, 1/240, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000, 1/5000, 1/6400, 1/8000, 1/10000.
Manual ISO valuesFrom 25 to 51200 ISO, by 1/3EV stepsValues: 50, 64, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400.
EV compensationFrom -3 EV to +3 EVChanges brightness of the scene by 1/3EV steps. (If the exposure time/gain curve doesn’t allow it, this slider has no effect). This setting can be assigned to a dedicated control on the remote.
Auto-Exposure Region Of InterestNone / ROIsThe Region Of Interest is defined by a touch in the image. Exposure is automatically locked.
Auto-Exposure LockON / OFFLocks exposure to the current settings (with a click on a specific icon).
ISO limitGainManually sets the maximum gain used by the Auto-Exposure.
Antiflicker modeOff / Auto / 50Hz / 60Hz“Auto” mode automatically chooses 50Hz or 60Hz depending on the region.

Zoom is available in all photo and video modes.

 

Combined with the 48 megapixels sensor, precise sharpening algorithms enable high definition still images, even when using the 6x digital zoom.

 

ANAFI Ai users are now able to see 1 cm details at 75 m.

 

High pixels count also allows cropping 4K videos to 1080p, with barely any loss of quality.