Aerial Surveying

#1

I want to fly copter for aerial surveying which camera I should use
which can I trigger properly with pixhawk

#2

The Cube doesn’t trigger cameras directly, you should use a little interface that convert the PWM signal sent by the Cube into a trigger signal the camera you use can understand.
By using the appropriate converter, you can trigger a lot of cameras on the market. At this stage the questions are : What are the job needs ? what quality/resolution you want to obtain ? & what is your budget ?

Best,

#3

i want good result , budget not problem , suggest some cameras which I can trigger through cable

#4

Sony A7R iii !

#5

is there any other camera

#6

I would like an A7R but the $2k cost for me is too risky. I like the SONY A5000 & A5100 triggered with DROTAGX I get geo referenced images straight from the camera card. These 2 cameras weigh 13oz each so you don’t need a huge bird & they are priced at $400 +/-.
The a5000 is 20.3mp 4/3 sensor
The a5100 is 24.1mp 4.3 sensor

#7

The Sony A5100 is what we use and the contractor is getting 1cm/pixel resolution.

We normally use the Gentled trigger units, small and inexpensive, but I also have the Sony triggering directly from the Pixhawk with the correct settings on an Aux pin.

#8

please share the link of trigger cable for pixhawk and gimble

#9


I have used this on pixhawk and cube. I pay for the simplicity of geo referenced images on the card.
You could just build a simple trigger and use MP like most people do. I think only 7 decimal places Lat & long (about 1 cm) are recorded in MP. The drotagx tags 10+ decimal places.
I do not use a gimble anymore but it should wire to aux ports.
The gimble for this size camera is heavy and changes your build requirements.

#10

Is this cable is compatible with Pixhawk cube

#11

Is this cable is compatible with Pixhawk cube

#12

Yes it is. I had to switch the cable but the cube cable pack has the correct one to use.