DJI Phantom GoPro Quadcopter w/ Sony RX100 MOD

Just showing a quick video of me setting up the DJI Phantom Quadcopter designed specifically for the GoPro Hero cameras. The directions are a little weird, but I got through the user manual and was able to get it off the ground in less than an hour. The Phantom is Ready-To-Fly with no setup required except for a few AA batteries in the remote. Once you place the battery into the Phantom you go through a series of system calibrations and then off you go. Though many will not consider this a professional Quadcopter - THIS IS STILL NOT A TOY.

Video sample of GoPro Hero3 with Phantom

I've already modified a special mount for the Sony RX100 Camera because it has better video quality than the GoPro and built in Image Stabilization. I basically took an old GoPro mount and modified it with a little hacksaw. It fits natively to the Phantom, and the right angle mounts under the RX100 (upside down). The camera is short enough so that it doesn't touch the ground as the Phantom lands.

Cheesycam RX100 Phantom Quadcopter

DJI Phantom RX100 Cheesycam

Quadcopter RX100 DJI Phantom

The test flight was a success and the Phantom has no issues carrying the Sony RX100. It's dark right now so I don't have anything worth showing, but tomorrow i'll try to give her a test flight in an open field and share some of that footage. You can find the DJI Phantom Quadcopter following the link via eBay (click here).

GoPro DJI Phantom Quadcopter DJI QuadCopter
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If you're lucky and they are still in stock, the DJI Phantom Quadcopter Ready-to-Fly kits are also available via Amazon (click here)

DJI Phantom QuadCopter GoPro Hero Flight
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62 thoughts on “DJI Phantom GoPro Quadcopter w/ Sony RX100 MOD

  1. david

    hello i tried this but the craft vivrates a lot, battery obviusly last less. what prop can i use to increase stabilty andl lift power. i am using 2800 battery 5 minutes of fligth it also has a dampening base or mount.

  2. david

    hi there does any one know how to make the rx 100 2 make video right side up even if camera is upside down
    regards david

  3. Jesse

    Also interested in a step by step for making a mount for the RX100 or other point and shoot camera...

  4. 4FR

    Any updates on this topic guys!? I only want to take photos with my Phantom and would love to use the RX100 or even the new RX100 II - Has anyone found a good solution or is it too heavy?

    Thanks for any thoughts!

  5. Vicky

    Have you tried to take continuous aerial image with the RX 100 at 20.3 mp? The gopro is too distorted and the resolution is not great. I am just wondering whether the RX 100 can give you good and steady RAW image. I have a phantom but i am not happy with the gopro 12mp resolution to be used as a still image.

  6. Anthony

    Emm, whats the latest on this? Would love to see some footage of the RX100 mounted to the phantom. I'm interested in mounting the Sony HX30V to a Phantom as the camera has by far the best optical stabiliser I have seen on ANY camera. Should make for some super smooth footage.

  7. metku

    hi i got the mount but may i know the size of the nut used to mount the camera? i use the standard nut (fits in the camera mount) but it wont go thru the go pro mount. please help.

  8. Huisman

    I'm planning to attach new Panasonic DMC-FT5 (in Europe) as it is shockproof and has time lapse . I'm taking mainly photos. I would prefer camera wit RAW (under 250g and time lapse) but I have not found any which would be suitable for Phantom. If somebody has any ideas it would be great to hear. Btw there is some kind of gimbal coming out from DJI in the future.

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