Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Cameras other than GoPro

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Adam, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Adam

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    18
    Who's flying something other than a GoPro on their DJI Phantom?

    Mine is going back this week for a warranty exchange. Looking for an alternative camera, I don't really like the fish eye.

    I want a nice light point and shoot with 1080p 60p or at least 720p 60p. I want a Sony RX100 but I'm not willing to spend $650, I'd like to keep it in the $250 range.

    Right now I'm looking at the Sony DSC-HX20V as it is around $250, has 1080p 60p, and weighs around 250g. It also has the Sony Optical Image Stabilization which appears to work very well on the RX100.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Gizmo3000

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Well, there are a few other lens settings you can select so it's not too fish-eye wide angle.
    (super wide angle does help cut down on stabilization needs, tho it would be neat if GoPro's had some kind of image stabilization built in)

    Sorry to hear you got a bogus GoPro Black, it's unfortunate that GoPro kind of rushed them to market prior to the holiday season, as there are an extraordinarily high number of unsatisfied customers who are experiencing lock-ups and similar issues. (I was experiencing short/clipped video's when i first tried mine out with an older 1gig card (prior to the arrival of my 64 gig Class 10 card)
     
  3. globalcop

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Class 10 SD card is a must with the GoPro 3. Those data rates are huge, especially if you're using ProTune
     
  4. Adam

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    18
    Not sure if it matters, I have the white edition, not black, but I do have a high end SD, class 10. I'd much rather put $400 towards a quality sensor, than a black edition. I just don't see a need for 2.7k now, and I don't want to wait for my computer to render/edit that.
     
  5. MX45OR

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wonder what the difference between (weight wise) between the Gopro and say an NEX 5 would be?
    The NEX 5 is the smallest dslr I know of. I'm already wanting a different camera , or a flat lens that will fit the gopro.
     
  6. BigMojo

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Before I put the GP3 Black on mine, I tried out a Sony Action Camera (HDR-AS15). The vibration and jello even with the SteadyShot on made the footage unusable. NOW, this is probably because of my mounting method. I have the TPPacks Isolation Mount and the plate is the perfect size for their Adhesive Buckle Style Mount, so I stuck it on. Fit was perfect, ground clearance was fine, but, I think the design of the buckle made it open to excessive vibration.

    Other than that method, I just don't see a good way of mounting the camera using the 1/4-20 bolt on the camera housing.

    Overall, I think the GP3 Black has a better picture quality and is more user friendly. YMMV.
     
  7. kesnim

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.Holland.Lincs.UK
    I have an AEE SD19 arriving tomorrow, which supposedly is comparable with a Hero in many respects. Will post my finding when I have time to test it out. Big Plus is it is a lot cheaper, paid £159.99p., for mine. Included free 24hr. delivery.
     
  8. MX45OR

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does it have the wide angle view (does it use a "fisheye" lens)? I'm wondering if the "fisheye" look can be corrected with another lens.
     
  9. kesnim

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.Holland.Lincs.UK
    No first hand info yet, but here is their main site with relative spec,

    http://www.aee.com/en/productshow.asp?Sendid=79

    But I bought from a dealer in the UK.
     
  10. George

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know if this will help but I've been using a RC Logger Pro camera. It's very light and you can get three different lens. I have Velco on the back so I can use it on other quads I have.
     
  11. pwright

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Cruces, NM
    Would love to hear how the RC Logger system is working for you.

    viewtopic.php?f=6&t=195
     
  12. kesnim

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.Holland.Lincs.UK
    Just checked the RC Logger site, and the specs state 500 gm weight, a tad heavy for a Phantom. Really need to keep around the 200 gm or less mark.

    The AEE SD19 arrived this afternoon, a mite too late for a flight trial. But playing around indoors using in hand seems able to do a job, though at what standard, have yet to discover.

    It does fit without any problem to the Hero mounting supplied on a Phantom, and weight is around 190 gm. That is without the TFT monitor fitted.

    Tomorrow may be unable to fly.
     
  13. gareybit

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bloomsburg, PA USA
    I have been using a Replay HD 1080. It is reasonable, very durable and I believe takes
    some very nice video.

    Comes with an assortment of mounts.

    you can check it out at: http://replayxd.com/