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Camera Options .. Sony

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by stewartuk, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. stewartuk

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    Im interested in using the camera below on a Phantom 2.. Total weight comes in at around 326 grams (11.5 ounces).

    Im wondering what the forum's thoughts are on this new camera billed at the smallest and lightest APS sensor that takes interchangable lenses.. Its also wifi enabled..

    Movie recording mode - AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50i/25p 24M, FX, 25fps) 1920 x 1080(50i/25p 17M, FH, 25fps) Movie recording mode

    MP4 440 x 1080(25fps) Approx.12Mbps VGA(640 x 480 25fps) Approx.3Mbps

    Sony ILCE 5000 APS c at 210 gramshttp://www.sony.co.uk/product/dsi-body-and-1-lens/ilce5000lb.cec/technical-specifications
    Sony 16-50mm at 116 grams http://www.sony.co.uk/product/dal-point-shoot/sel-p1650#tab
     
  2. havasuphoto

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    Not a good idea. The phantom(s) are made to carry a Go Pro with or without the case. A Go Pro 3 without case weighs in at 73 grams, and total with case is 135 grams.
    You can carry the camera-but your flight times will be in the sub-4 minute range, just guessing. Also, without a stabilized Gimbal, you'll most likely end up with a lot of Jello, due to the sensor being a relatively slow CMOS chip.

    There's a video on Youtube somewhere, where some guys attached a smallish DSLR on a Phantom 1. It flew, for about 1 minute or so..but it flew.

    When you start getting into Micro 4/3rd camera's-you need to start upgrading to the next level, which is the S800, or other larger Hex-copters. The price jump is several thousand dollars more, so it's significant.

    Get a Go Pro 3 Black and an Zenmouse Gimbal, and enjoy.
     
  3. LandYachtMedia

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    A F550 will carry that camera very well. The Phantom, not so much.
     
  4. havasuphoto

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    Thanks-that's the one I was thinking of.
     
  5. stewartuk

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    Thanks all..