PlexiDrone is for Genuinely Professional Applications
Most consumer drones are limited to a proprietary or another specific entry-level cameras, usually in the interest of keeping the weight of the drone low for increased flight time. Thanks to PlexiDrone's advanced and efficient electronics it is able to accommodate not only a multitude of cameras but also heavier cameras. And PlexiDrone still maintains industry-leading flight times!
Officially Supported: Sony RX100 Series
The Sony RX100 Series (II/III/IV) is the standout professional camera officially supported by PlexiDrone X8. It is used with the Cinema Gimbal and is supported on the PlexiDrone X8 model only.
Camera Capability Comparison
For perspective here is a comparison between the typical drone camera versus PlexiDrone's ace camera:
|Specification||GoPro Hero 4
(w/ Standard Gimbal)
Sony RX100 IV
|Effective Pixels||12 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Focal length (equiv.)||14 - 28 mm||24 – 70 mm|
|Max. Image Resolution||4000 x 3000 pixels||5472 x 3648 pixels|
|Max. Video Resolution||
3840 x 2160 pixels
|3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Storage Types||MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC||
SD / SDHC / SDXC,
|Image Formats||JPEG||Extra Fine JPEG, RAW|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S|
The Sony RX100 is suitable for most professional applications, but there are photographers and videographers who make high-profile content and need to go beyond. PlexiDrone is able to accommodate custom payloads. See more information on that here.
Professional Cameras FAQs
Do I Need to use a Specific Gimbal for the Sony RX100?
Yes, the PlexiCinema Gimbal is specially designed for Sony RX100 (II/III/IV).
Which PlexiDrone Configuration Supports Professional Cameras?
Typically professional cameras are heavier than the entry-level cameras that most drones hold and most drones are not capable of carrying such a weight. As such virtually all professional cameras will require the PlexiDrone X8 configuration.