Dronee - How to set sony RX0 to get perfect mapping results.

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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Comment by Abinash Sahoo on August 1, 2019 at 5:46am

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

Comment by kiki boy on August 1, 2019 at 8:41am

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

Comment by Waladi on August 1, 2019 at 8:50am

Soo the ultimate question: 

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

Comment by kiki boy on August 1, 2019 at 10:18am

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

Comment by Abinash Sahoo on August 2, 2019 at 3:35am

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

Comment by kiki boy on August 2, 2019 at 4:00am

It's not my pdf but yes !

Comment by kiki boy on August 2, 2019 at 4:17am
Comment by Atico F on March 2, 2020 at 7:37pm

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?


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