Trigger Sony Nex cameras with a Pixhawk and IR Trigger cable

Overview

Do the following to connect your Sony Nex (5, 5N, 5T,) A6000, Nex7r,  to a Pixhawk with an infrared trigger cable and trigger the camera based on GPS distance.

Sony IR Cable

Sony IR trigger cable
Trigger your Sony Nex 5 or a6000. Also includes 15cm male to male servo cable to connect to your Pixhawk.

$29.95

.2 Lbs

Configure your Pixhawk

  1. Connect to your Pixhawk with Mission Planner and go to Initial Setup > Camera Gimbal and set the following:
  2. Note the - + S when connecting the servo cable
  3. .
  4. On JR/Spektum style cables orange is S, on Futaba style cables S is white.
  5. Note location of RC ports.
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  7. Slide IR trigger and servo cable into camera mount as shown. Connect servo cable to AUX2 / RC10.
  8. Finished.
  9. On your camera go to Menu > Camera > Drive Mode and select Remote Cdr.
  10. Go to the FLIGHT DATA screen in Mission Planner. Right-click on the map and select Trigger Camera NOW. If everything is setup correctly your Pixhawk will trigger the camera and it is capable of triggering pictures using GPS distance.