SOLOSHOT 2 (SS2) is essentially a two-part system that starts at $800. On the camera end is a motorized two-axis gimbal called the “base” that pans and tilts the attached camera so that it is always pointed at the desired subject--wherever it moves. On the subject end is a device called the “tag”. The radio signals emitted by the tag are the key to keeping the subject under the camera’s unflinching eye.
The soloshot was created by surfers as a way to automatically film themselves. Like me, they often lacked someone who was able or willing to man the camera while they were out enjoying their hobby. Although the Soloshot developers recognized the potential value of the system for other sports, filming RC aircraft was not on their radar. When I contacted SOLOSHOT, they told me that they were very surprised by the amount of interest they were receiving from RC flyers.
The bundle includes the base and tag previously mentioned as well as a tripod, a Camera Controller, and a Sony CX240 video camera(Soloshot 2). The Camera Controller provides an interface between the camera itself and the SSoloshot 2. This opens up additional features such as automatic zooming as the subject get further away and also the ability to start/stop recording remotely via the tag.
the Soloshot 2 can be used with pretty much any camera that has a standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount. This includes video cameras, DSLRs, and action cameras. Not all cameras, however, are compatible with the functions of the Camera Controller. Obviously the CX240 included in the bundle is one that plays nice. SOLOSHOT maintains an ever-growing list of compatible cameras on their website. The majority of the current crop consists of Sony and Canon models. If you purchase the most recent Soloshot model, you will only be able to use the 12MP build in camera that it comes with. I HIGHLY recommend getting the Soloshot 2 which will allow you to connect it to any camera.
I currently use a 24 MP camera to record with and take photos with. A way nicer option with much better quality photos and video footage, and I can constantly upgrade to the newest best camera/camcorder available instead of being stuck with the 12MP camcorder the new Soloshot model it comes with.