Inspired Flight - Sony ILX-LRI

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Combining the sensor and resolution of its mirrorless counterparts, the Sony ILX-LR1 Industrial Camera is tailored to capture stunning 4K imagery while remaining light enough to be mounted onto drones or industrial equipment. Weighing under 9 oz, its simplified design features an interchangeable E-mount for versatile lens options. Despite its compact size, it boasts numerous controls, HDMI and USB-C outputs, an SD card slot, and options for terminal power and remote control.

Designed for Ease of Integration 

The ILX-LR1 is significantly lighter than conventional Alpha cameras, making it ideal for tasks like inspection, investigation, surveying, and mapping. Its slim, viewfinder-less form factor and integrated controls make it suitable for a variety of industrial applications.

High-Resolution Imaging 

Equipped with a full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor boasting approximately 61MP, the camera offers exceptional sensitivity, resolution, and dynamic range. Powered by the BIONZ XR image processing engine, it delivers natural gradations and realistic colors with low noise for both stills and movies. This high resolution and low noise capability enables detailed imaging, revealing fine details like small scratches and cracks, with a wide ISO range of 100-32000 ensuring adaptability to most daylight conditions.

Lightweight and Versatile 

Design Designed for industrial applications where a conventional camera body is unnecessary, the ILX-LR1 features a lightweight and compact design. Its reduced weight allows for longer flight times and compatibility with smaller drones, facilitating quick completion of high-altitude shooting jobs. The camera's 3 fps continuous shooting capability is ideal for drone mapping, enabling rapid completion of high-altitude shooting tasks.

Dedicated Remote Software Development Kit (SDK) 

The Sony Camera Remote SDK enables remote control of the ILX-LR1 menus and functions from custom software applications. Integration of an API allows remote control of camera settings, shutter release, live view monitoring, and more from a computer. This integration enables user applications to link unique image IDs with drone position data in post-processing.

Easy Mounting and Compatibility 

Accepting DC power for extended operation without battery changes, the ILX-LR1 features power and recording indicator lamps for visual status checks. Its Power and Control Terminal provides power supply, exposure output, focus, and trigger from a single terminal for instant response in remote applications.

To prevent accidental changes to settings, the camera is equipped with a LOCK switch. Screw mounts on each of its six surfaces, along with micro-HDMI, top-lock USB-C, and grouped button controls, maximize mounting options.

Wide Selection of E-Mount Lenses 

As an interchangeable lens camera, the ILX-LR1 is compatible with a wide range of E-mount lenses. Users can select the most suitable lens for any shot, including medium telephoto lengths. Utilizing a 61MP full-frame image sensor, a single high-altitude picture can replace several lower-resolution images from other cameras.

Key Features

  • High-resolution 61MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Powered by the BIONZ XR processing engine
  • Lightweight body specifically designed for drone use
  • Supports Sony SDK for remote application control
  • UHD 4K60 8-bit H.265/264 XAVC recording capability
  • Equipped with an SD card slot for storage
  • Features locking USB-C and micro-HDMI output ports
  • Offers S-Log3/S-Cinetone profiles and more for enhanced versatility
  • Includes a power/control terminal block input for flexible power options
In The Box

1x Sony ILX-LR1 with 35MM Lens
1x Gimbal
1x Dovetail


Shipping Information

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Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Thursday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.

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*How long does it take for you to ship a product?*
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For in stock items inside the USA we typically ship by UPS and FedEx and for small items we ship by USPS. We typically ship items within 1-2 business days of the order for in stock shipment.

Ground Shipments can take up to 5 Business days from our Washington location. Express options are available by contacting us, but UPS and FedEx do NOT guarantee any shipments at this time.

If there are lithium batteries (most drones & ROVS), these cannot be shipped express.

USPS typically takes 2-3 business days for the smaller items by priority mail.

International shipments are typically sent by DHL or FedEx Express. Please note you are responsible for any customs fee, taxes and brokerage fees that may be due by importing an item into your country.


  • Orders under $50 = $25 Ground Shipping & Handling
  • Orders $50-499.99 = $20 Ground Shipping & Handling
  • Orders $500 or higher = FREE Ground Shipping & Handling
  • Alaska & Hawaii have unique shipping starting at $75
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While the FAA does not require insurance for drone flights, we highly recommend having insurance in case of mishaps with flying drones.  When you rent a drone it is your responsibility to use it in a manner consistent with the laws and return the drone in the same condition it was in before rental.  

There are two types of insurance for drones. 

  • Liability: One is liability insurance, this will cover your flights in the event of a crash or incident.

  • Hull Coverage: Hull coverage covers the drone if it is damaged.  Typically you must have liability insurance to get hull insurance.  The Sensor may also be covered separately if it is a removable sensor.

Check with your insurance provider to see if they cover the drone rental and flights.  If they do not, we highly recommend that you have insurance when you are flying drones.  We have found that offers some of the best options for Drone Insurance.


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Business Financing

Do we offer Financing?  The short answer is YES we do!

To determine the best financing option, we need to determine if you are interested in a personal financing option or if you will be using a business to finance your purchase.


We work with 2 different companies for financing.  Each Organization has their own criteria for purchases. These Financing options are for US customers only.

  1. BNC Financial
    Specializes in equipment funding from $500 and up. Follow this link to to the the financing application.
  2. First Pacific Funding
    Financing options from $5000 and up. Follow this link to go to the financing application.
  3. APPROVE Commercial Financing.  Add an item to your cart, then click on the APPROVE logo for an inline application on the right hand of your screen. Monthly Payments and rates vary depending on final terms.


There are also 2 options to work with on a person level.  Think of a this as purchasing on a credit card and paying it off in a short time period. These are Buy Now, Pay Later options. Keep in mind that you may also use the personal options for business too.
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    Buy now, pay later without the fees.  Affirm is the smartest way to pay over time. Shop pretty much anywhere and pay at your own pace without any fees, so you can get the things you love without breaking your budget.  

    Affirm is built into our website.  Click on the product you are interested in purchasing, then click on the 'Pre-qualify now' link.

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  2. Shop Pay
    This payment option works similar to Affirm.  If you do not see the shop pay option on the product page, click on "More payment options.

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We look forward to working with you on your adventure into the drone space.  We encourage you to look through some of our Industry pages above.

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