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Using Gimbal and Camera Without Drone?
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ECS5
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Is it possible to use the gimbal and camera without the rest of the drone? A friend broke his P3S and I want to buy the camera and gimbal to use as a handheld camera. I'd imagine everything just requires connecting wires but how could I control the gimbal?

2017-6-22
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GeoffN
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You are joking?? Why on earth would you want to do that??  Are you going to hold the gimball/camera with one hand while you use your tablet/phone in the other hand to look at the picture and take the shot? Just pick up a cheap secondhand camera...... a proper one!................. on Ebay.  
2017-6-22
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ECS5
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GeoffN Posted at 2017-6-22 11:29
You are joking?? Why on earth would you want to do that??  Are you going to hold the gimball/camera with one hand while you use your tablet/phone in the other hand to look at the picture and take the shot? Just pick up a cheap secondhand camera...... a proper one!................. on Ebay.

No, I'm not joking. I'm not going to hold it. I'd make a rig for it to hold a battery and anything else needed. I don't want a cheap secondhand camera, I want something that can shoot high quality, smooth footage. If I can buy a gimbal and camera for cheaper than a new GoPro, it's obvious what I'm going to do.
2017-6-22
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Sp00nix
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GeoffN Posted at 2017-6-22 11:29
You are joking?? Why on earth would you want to do that??  Are you going to hold the gimball/camera with one hand while you use your tablet/phone in the other hand to look at the picture and take the shot? Just pick up a cheap secondhand camera...... a proper one!................. on Ebay.

Dji sells standalone gimbal cameras just for this purpose.
2017-6-23
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DJI-Mark
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Consider purchasing an Osmo. You will be much better off for it. Many times, when you try to use parts not in the way intended, you will be taken down a road that is both complicated and non successful.
2017-6-23
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Darryl Boy Banua
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i came here to read this interesting question but i don't know why people answering wrong, just say yes or no so that readers know if it is possible...
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Geebax
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Yes, you could make it work if you happen to be a genius at cobbling up electronics and have the circuit diagrams from DJI. But DJI do not release that material. Even so, the camera is a lower spec than later ones. I would not tackle thejob, it is too difficult and has a low chance of success. The Osmo pocket comes with a better camera and is ready to go, it is a better solution.
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