HDZoom 30

Long-Range Zoom Imaging Payload

Read a license plate from 300 meters.

The Aeryon HDZoom 30 is a fully-integrated, ruggedized, high performance electro-optical camera payload designed for demanding applications that require clear and precise images.

Integrating seamlessly with the SkyRanger, the HDZoom 30 offers 3-axis stabilization using brushless motors to capture detailed video and still photos, even under the most extreme environmental conditions.

The HDZoom 30 delivers up to 30x optical zoom and 60x enhanced digital zoom for eyes-on-target at distances up to 5 km (3.1 miles).

Vector Target Tracking

Aeryon’s Vector Target Tracking software automatically targets and tracks moving objects up to 3 miles away. The tracking algorithm adapts in real-time to changes in target shape and maintains a hold on the target even when its position changes or another object obstructs the view.

  • Moving Target Indication of up to 10 Objects
  • In Both EO and IR
  • Calculate Target Geolocation, Heading and Speed

See the HDZoom in Action


For commercial sUAS operators, the HDZoom30 enables close inspection tasks on critical infrastructure such as power lines, flare stacks, and cellular towers, by delivering detailed, high-resolution images without bringing the aircraft into unnecessarily close proximity to the structure. For instance, an operator can read the serial number on a power line insulator from a safe distance of 100 ft. (30 m).

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Tactical ISR

In Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) situations, police and military teams can keep eyes-on-target from a maximum stand-off distance ensuring safe and covert operations. The HDZoom30 increases operational effectiveness by capturing distant targets in great detail. For example, Aeryon SkyRanger operators can now read a license plate and recognize a face from a distance of over 1000 ft. (300 m).

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2018 HDZoom 30 - Performance Specifications


  • 20 Megapixels Stills
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • 60x Enhanced Digital Zoom
  • 1080p60 H.264 HD Recorded Video
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Shutter Type


Image Stills

20 Megapixels (5184 x 3888 pixels)


30x Optical 60x Digital

Field of View

68.6˚ to 2.6˚ (30x), 1.3˚ (60x)

Video Resolution – Recorded

1080p60 H.264 HD Recorded 

Video Resolution – Streamed

Up to 1080p


60 FPS (unstabilized, on camera SD)
24 FPS (stabilized on aircraft SD)

Removable Memory


Gimbal Stabilization


Range of Motion

Roll: +/- 20˚
Pitch: +20 to -120˚
Yaw: +/- 20˚

Video Metadata

Embedded STANAG 4609 KLV Metadata

Environmental Tolerances
Environmental Temperature

All-weather operations, IP-53 compliant
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)


24oz (670g)

Built Tough.

Extreme Reliability

Ruggedized and weather-sealed gimbal provides dependable operation in wet, sandy, or humid environments, as well as in extreme winds and temperatures.

Dynamic Control

Precise Click-to-Aim™ camera control and the ability to easily adjust settings while airborne (exposure, ISO, zoom and more) improves operator effectiveness and gathered imagery.

GIS-Ready Imagery

Embedded geotags and meta data enable precise geolocation and use of industry standard tools for post-processing into stitched images, map overlays, 3D models, and more.

All-Digital Network

Optional encrypted transmission protects against hacking, snooping, and interception, while simultaneously streaming multicast video to multiple devices in the secure network.