Compact pocket rocket

The photoSentinel Mini has all the same smarts and power as the photoSentinel Pro, but is packed into a compact box that’s less than half the size.

  • The whole kit, including solar panel and pole mount, weighs less than 5kg (11lb).
  • The 10W solar panel is as small as an average laptop.

 

Powerful 3G intervalometer

Down-sized but not dumber, the Mini system retains all the photoSentinel brain power – triggering the camera and connecting regularly to the 3G network to send photos, receive changes in settings, providing status updates and even performing over-the-air firmware upgrades.

Peace of mind with status reporting

Every time photoSentinel connects, it sends status reports that you can view on any device. If something more serious happens, you can receive alerts via email and SMS.

More about status reporting

Fujifilm X-A2

Under the hood, the Mini houses the impressive FujiFilm X-A2:

  • Fully manual, mirrorless camera with 16-50mm lens (24-76mm full frame equivalent).
  • Large 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor and EXR Processor II.

 

Change settings remotely

Remotely configure over twenty settings from any device with a web browser.

  • Change your photo regime anytime, anywhere.
  • Trigger regular photos anywhere between one every few seconds and just one per week.
  • Choose when to upload your images (every image as it’s taken, one per hour or as a batch overnight).

 

Try the webapp now

4K+ time-lapse movies

Use photos of long term and remote projects to create high quality 4K+ time-lapse movies and marketing material.

 

Learn about using time-lapse for marketing

Self-contained and easy to install

No need for extra cables, mains power or weather protection.

  • 10W solar panel and 10.2 Ah lithium-ion battery.
  • 3G connection for photo upload and remote configuration.
  • IP-66 weather-proof housing and rust-proof aluminium fittings.
  • Tilt mounts on both the housing and solar panel for quick and easy installation on a pole or wall.

 

Watch the installation video

Photos at your fingertips

On the customisable HTML 5 gallery,  you can zoom, search, compare, download and email images from every stage of the project.

Every uploaded photo is sent immediately to your backup (Dropbox or FTP server) so you can start post-production immediately.

Keep your stakeholders informed by embedding a dynamic link to the latest photo on your homepage.

 

See the Dynamic Gallery now

Rugged housing for all conditions

With the IP-66 weatherproof housing, and electronics that have been field-tested from -30C to 50C, you can deploy the photoSentinel Mini to just about anywhere.

Optically pure B270 Glass
Highly resistant to solar radiation and built to minimise solar flare, the B270® glass window ensures the clearest images.

Solar powered or AC
Low-powered electronics completely powered by just a small 10.2Ah lithium-ion battery and a 10W solar panel. AC option also available.

Learn more about photoSentinel housings

Mini Road Test

When visiting Europe for IBC and Photokina 2014, we thought it was the perfect chance to test the time-lapse capabilities of the Fujifilm X-A1.* While these shots feature short rather than long term time-lapse sequences, they show the quality of camera and the potential of the Mini system.

* As of December 2015, the Fujifilm X-A1 has been superceded by the X-A2, which has retained the same sensor, processor and lens.

Technical Specifications – photoSentinel Mini

Camera and lens Fujifilm X-A2, mirrorless, fully manual, max resolution: 16MP (4896 x 3264 pixels); Horiz. angle of view: 70 (35mm equiv: 24mm).
Controller Powerful 3G intervalometer, 7.4V charging circuit, on-board storage and camera power.
Housing IP-66 weatherproof – totally protected against dust and low pressure water (not submersible).
Window glass B270 optically pure glass – highly resistant to solar radiation and built to disperse and minimise solar flare.
Power 10200 mAh lithium ion battery, 7.4V charging circuit, 10W solar panel, 110V and 220V AC chargers available.
Onboard storage 32GB class 4 microSD card.
Photo intervals

Adjustable from 5 seconds to 1 week between photos. For sustained continuous shooting and upload, the minimum recommended interval is 10 minutes during daylight hours.

Dimensions (mm) Camera unit (incl. bracket): 170(w) x 265(d) x 135(h)
Solar panel: 300(w) x 300(d) x 70(h)
Shipping dimensions: 335(w) x 225(d) x 325(h)
Weight (kg) Camera unit: 2.35kg
Solar panel:
Shipping weight: 5.6kg