Hi everyone,

I would like to share my experience with Sony RX0 which is a fantastic camera for surveying.

SonyRX0 zero is a small size, a shockproof digital camera with 25 mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)

It is only 110 gram with battery. Quality, size, wight make it suitable for surveying applications on drones.

Sony RX0 has a manual mode to set all camera parameters manually to get sharp pictures 

to get sharp quality pictures you should consider to set few parameters correctly:

Shutter speed: to remove blur from photo shutter speed should be set for higher value. 1200–1600 is recommended. Higher the shutter speed reduce image quality.

ISO: lower the ISO higher image quality. ISO between 150–300 is recommended.

Focus: Recommended to set the focus manually on the ground before the flight. Direct camera to an object which is far, and slightly increase the focus, you will see on camera screen that image sharpness changes by changing the value. Set the image sharpness at highest.

White balance: recommended to set to auto.

Comparison with Google Maps

For more information visit Dronee blog

Dronee PLANE fully supports Sony RX0 camera and triggers the camera over onboard wifi.



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  • Hello Tomi, you set Shoot Mode to Manual Exposure to customize the parameters (shutter speed, ISO, focus and white balance). But in the mission, what Shoot Mode do you use?

  • https://www.reddit.com/r/SonyAlpha/comments/940x3q/charging_while_u...

    r/SonyAlpha - Charging while using a wired intervalometer
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  • It's not my pdf but yes !

  • Thanks for the replay. And Do we need to short the focous and ground for RX0 also as you mentioned in the pdf? 

  • Disassemble and take feedback from shutter motor or investigate in mainboard.

  • Soo the ultimate question: 

    "How can we get the feedback from the camera it's actually triggering?"

  • I think RX0 has Sony multiport so you have your answer ...

  • Hi could you please tell me the pulse duration required and number of USB lines required for RX0 camera trigger?

  • Ok ! Do not need to cut ...

    You could try without connecting to pixhawk. With a paperclip, power your camera and connect your paperclip to ground and white servo pin, it should trigger !

    Then share your ardupilot parameters








    Did you power servo wire ? Which model of piwhawk are you using and which firmware ?

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