FAQ

Q 1: What's the difference between Pixy S and Gremsy T3V3?

Regarding the Pixy S and the T3V3, here are some differences the Pixy S has that will improve:
  • ~500g lighter improves flight time by about 25% (based on actual test)
  • New IMU generation and design to improve the stability performance.
  • New designed camera cage, with removable and smart lock design that allows to mount the camera within seconds
  • Improve the new I/O design on T3V3 with USB-C ports supports directly Sony A7R IV camera control and SDK.
  • Separate Hot Shoe signal and cable improves accuracy when performing mapping missions.
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Pixy S
T3V3
Size (WxDxH)
140mm x 127mm x 183mm
237x184x288mm
Weight
~560g/ 1.2 lb
~1200g/ 2.65 lb
Payload
~950g/2.1lb
1700g/ 3.75 lb
Quick Release Type
HDMI HQR v2.0
HDMI HQR v1.0
Damping Type
Medium Damping Rubber Hardness 15HA
Medium Damping Rubber Hardness 35HA
AUX
Yes 4 Signals
Yes 9 Signals
Third Party Power
Not Supported
14.5V - 2A
Hotshoe
Yes Seperate SYNC port for Hotshoe signal transmission
Custom cable to wire through AUX port
USB-C Build for Sony Alpha
Yes Seperate USB-C port for Sony Alpha USB Control transmission Comply with Sony USB-C standard
Custom cable to wire through AUX port
HDMI
Yes Up to 1080p/60fps
Yes Up to 1080p/60fps
SDK
Yes Support available sample for gimbal and Sony camera control
Yes Gimbal control sample only
Control Platfrom
  • Remote Control: SBUS/PPM/JR
  • Herelink
  • Mavlink
  • LB2 (manual only)
  • Remote Control: SBUS/PPM/JR
  • Herelink
  • Mavlink
  • LB2 (manual only)

Q 2: What's the difference between Pixy S and Pixy U?

Regarding the Pixy S and the Pixy U, here are some differences the Pixy S has that will improve:
  • Stronger motor and stiffer structure than Pixy U and other Pixy series allow to carry the heavy Sony A7R IV and lense.
  • HDMI Hyper Quick Release v2.0 to be integrated heavy camera and I/O to support Sony camera.

Q 3: What's the difference between Pixy SM and Pixy S?

  • New designed camera cage, with removable and smart lock design that allows to mount the camera within seconds
  • The Pixy SM and Pixy S are designed to mount the Sony A7R IV camera for industrial and mapping applications. However, they have some differences as follows
    • Supported platforms: while Pixy SM only supports DJI M300, Pixy S is more versatile when it comes to supporting non-DJI multi-platforms such as Pixhawk, Cube, Skynode...e.t.c.
    • Power and performace, to meet rigorous standards and compatible with many types of platforms. The motor of the Pixy S is improved with more power.
    • IMU: Pixy S uses a separate IMU module to allow higher stability.
    • Quick Release: Pixy S comes with HDMI HQR v2.0 and is compatible with HDMI HQR on T3V3, S1V3, T7 (refer to instructions here)
  • Improve the new I/O design on T3V3 with USB-C ports supports directly Sony A7R IV camera control and SDK.

Q 4: How much weight can the Pixy S hold?

  • Separate Hot Shoe signal and cable improves accuracy when performing mapping missions
  • The maximum payload of the Pixy S is 950g equivalent to the Sony A7R IV and 55mm lens.

Q 5: What's the camera is compatible with Pixy S.

  • The Pixy S mainly support for the Sony A7R IV and 5 lenses:
    • SEL28F20
    • SEL35F28Z -SEL55F18Z
    • SEL24F28G
    • SEL40F25G
    • SEL50F25G

Q 6: Does Pixy S support other cameras?

  • Pixy S mainly support for the Sony A7R IV and may not compatible for other cameras due to the size and connection
  • Howerver, if your camera has the battery built-in and size similar Sony A7R IV. It still can be used with Pixy S. Contact our support to get further help: [email protected]

Q 7: Does Pixy S support output power for camera?

  • No, it's not.

Q 8: Does the Pixy S supported Inveted mode (up side down)

  • No, it's not.

Q 9: Does the Pixy S supported to control the Sony A7R IV itselft?

  • No, it's not.
The Pixy S doesn't support controlling the Sony A7R IV itself.
But it does support the USB-C passthrough gimbal to connect the camera to the flight controller, embedded computer, or camera control module. Refer to the Camera Connection Guidance in the following article.

Q 10: Is it possible to use the Pixy S with the T3V3/S1V3/T7 HDMI Hyper Quick Release

  • Yes, it's possible. But the I/O between HDMI HQR and Pixy HDMI HQR v2.0 is different and you need to customize the AUX cable to get right output signal.

Q 11: Is it possible to use the Pixy S with the Pixy Quick Release

  • No, it's not.

Q 12: Is it possible to use the Pixy S with the DJI M300?

  • No, it's not.

Q 13: Is it possible to use the Pixy S with the Sony Airpeak?

  • No, it's not.

Q 14: Is the Pixy S waterproof?

  • No. The system, motors, and other electronic equipment are not waterproof.