Advanced P3A blurry / our of focus center image

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Hi Guys, I'm Peter from Macedonia, a recent P3A owner that bought the drone from Germany. I'm a professional studio / outdoors photographer for over 15 years, so I've done a lot of pixel peeping throughout the years and I know when something is not right.

I've read a couple of threads about badly focused P3 cameras after I've noticed that my unit has a really poor image quality at the center.

The image (100% crop from the center) below was taken on a sunny day with an ND16 filter, ISO 100, shutter at 1/100.

- Yes I've taken a couple of images with no filter / bare lens and confirmed that indeed there's a problem with the center of the image, this is also noticable on video if you look for it.

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My question is, instead of returning the drone (bought it from Mediamarkt in Germany, I'm in Macedonia, lenghty procedures etc.), is there a fix that I can do it myself? I'm pretty good with dissasembling electronics (dslr lenses, dslr bodies etc.)

I've learned that I could try with trying to align the sensor board, but can someone point me into the right directions so I don't waste hours trying over and over again? Do i have to take off the lens, break the glue and try to focus it manually?

Thanks.
 
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The picture you posted looks bad all over. I'm suspecting that it is not a full res picture taken off of the Phantom'Phantom's SD card.
Post one of those for us to see.
 
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sorry I did not mention. This is a 100% crop of the center of the frame from a raw file from the SD card, It's not the whole image.
 
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Petkovski, here's a Youtube video (with links in the description) that will help you adjust your camera sensor.
 
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I moved the sensor board a bit and got more acceptable results in the center and overall image.

Video is 4/5.

Overall this is a result of mass production and bad quality control, but I don't care as anything else in my phantom works great and as advertised, and I'm really happy that is easy to dissasemble and fix the problem yourself.

(100% crop of center part of still image)

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