Supported cameras - PIX4Dmatic


PIX4Dmatic can process images captured by practically any camera as long as the images contain the necessary EXIF/XMP (metadata) tags.

Note: Multispectral and thermal cameras are not compatible with the PIX4Dmatic software at the moment.

PIX4Dmatic does not impose a limit on the size or resolution of the images that can be imported.

If image geolocation and orientation (yaw, pitch, roll) are not written in the images' metadata, it is possible to import the information with either a .txt or .csv file. To import the image geolocation and orientation with a .csv or .txt file, please see the Image geolocation and orientation import format article.

Important: Image geolocation and orientation values, written on the images' metadata, are not necessary in order to be able to import and process them in PIX4Dmatic from version 1.34.0 and newer.
Information: PIX4Dmatic uses one of the following camera models when images are successfully imported:
  • The precalibrated internal camera parameters for images captured with a camera that is in the internal camera model database.
  • The EXIF-driven generic camera model for images that are captured with a camera that is not in the camera model database that have the Required (warning icon) and Required for Exif-driven generic camera model (paperclip icon) tags. See the EXIF and XMP tag information for project creation article for reference.
  • A generic camera model for images that are captured with a camera that is not in the camera model database that have the Required (warning icon) and at least one of the following sets of tags:
    • Exif.Photo.FocalPlaneResolutionUnit and Exif.Photo.FocalPlaneXResolution or Exif.Photo.FocalPlaneYResolution or
    • Exif.Photo.FocalLength and Exif.Photo.FocalLengthIn35mmFilm.
      See the EXIF and XMP tag information for project creation article for reference.

Every camera model is optimized during the Calibrate step to calculate optimal camera parameters for each project.

Precalibrated camera models

Manufacturer Camera Syntax
Apple iPad with PIX4Dcatch Apple_Pix4Dcatch.iPad8.9_1920x1440
Delair Delair UX11 DJI_UX11-3B_12.0_5048x4228
DJI Mavic Air 2 FC3170_4.5_4000x3000
Mavic Pro FC220_4.7_4000x3000
Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c_10.3_5472x3648
Mavic 3 L2D-20c_12.3_5280x3956
Phantom 3 Professional FC300X_3.6_4000x3000
Phantom 4 FC330_3.6_4000x3000
Phantom 4 Pro FC6310_8.8_4864x3684
Phantom 4 Pro V2 FC6310S_8.8_4864x3648
Phantom 4 RTK FC6310R_8.8_5472x3648
Zenmuse P1 ZenmuseP1_24.0_8192x5460 ZenmuseP1_35.0_8192x5460
Zenmuse X4S FC6510_8.8_5472x3648
Zenmuse X5S DJI_FC6520_15.0_5280x3956
Zenmuse X7 DJI_FC6540_24.0_6016x4008
Parrot ANAFI Anafi_4.0_4608x3456
ANAFI Ai ANAFIAi_5.3_4000x3000
ANAFI USA  Parrot_AnafiUSA_4.0_4608x3456
senseFly  Aeria X senseFlyAeriaX_18.5_6000x4000
S.O.D.A. S.O.D.A._10.6_5472x3648
S.O.D.A. 3D S.O.D.A._10.6_5472x3648
S.O.D.A. Corridor S.O.D.A._10.6_5472x3648
Sony Alpha 7R IV ILCE-7RM4_FE24mmF2.8G_24.0_9504x6336
Cyber-shot DSC-RX1RM2 DSC-RX1RM2_35.0_7952x5304
Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 DSC-WX220_4.4_4896x3672
UMC-R10C UMC-R10C_E15mmF4.5_15.0_5456x3632
Autel Autel Evo II Pro 6K XT705_10.6_5472x3648


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    Blaž (Pix4D)

    Hi All,

    It is now possible to import the image geolocation and orientation using .csv or .txt files. This is especially useful when using PPK workflows that generate text files instead of writing the values directly in the EXIF. 

    The file needs to include the image name, image coordinates, and the Yaw, Pitch, Roll angles. See the Image geolocation and orientation import format article for more information. 


    Edited by Blaž (Pix4D)
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