SY X25 Camera Addition/Installation from GearBest

Page Last Updated: 2020-03-13

Song Yang / SY X25

SY X25
Buy Now: Amazon
Camera Included!
Size: 9.4×9.2×2.5 inches / 24×23.5×6.5 cm
Weight: 0.24 lbs. / 110 grams
FAA Registration Required: No
Flight/Driving Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Camera: 2.0MP

Did you get the SY(SongYang) X25 without a camera?
Here is a quick guide to add the camera to your X25.
Please note, this will take around 30 minutes to complete.

You can order the camera from GearBest for around $12 here:

You will need the following items:
Small Philips Head Screw Driver
Needle Nose Plyers
Double Sided Foam Tape – Approx. 2 inches
Super Glue

Update: I originally tried to use double-sided foam tape to secure the camera and camera PCB, as that’s what was used to secure the LEDs by the manufacture.
Additionally, I planed the mod this drone for FPV, but since learned FPV is not really practice for small 3.7v drones like this.

Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk.  I only recommend trying this if you have experience fidgeting and tinkering with small gadgets, parts, electronics, etc…  I will not be held responsible if you somehow damage or destroy your drone during this process.  I will however, be more then happy to provide suggestions should you get stuck.

First, you will need to remove the propellers.

I recommend placing the propellers in order of where they belong.
It makes it easier to put them back in the right spot.

Next, remove all the body screws, 24 total.
Please Note: The body plastic is very soft, please be careful when screwing the body back together.  I stripped at least two screws because of too much torque.

You can then pop the top off the drone, and remove the camera blank.
Please note, removing the blank was the hardest part of this project.
I recommend using some needle nose plyers and a flat head screwdriver.
If someone has a trick, please let me know, otherwise, I did mangle the hole a little.

Here is the spot where the camera goes.
You should take note of the tab in the back and the 4 pins to hold the camera.
Update: I had to use Super Glue on the 4 pins after the camera PCB was installed.
The double sided tape did not hold with the force required to insert and remove the SD card.
I recommend LOCTITE UltraGel Control Super Glue, as you can get a dab of glue like a hot glue gun.

When mounting the camera’s PCB, you will need to insert it at an angle.
The back of the board will need to go under a plastic tab.
While there are two plastic pins that will insert into holes in the card.

The camera will fit like so.
Update: I had to use Super Glue on the left and right side of the camersz.
The double sided tape did not hold and the camera dislodged after 2 flights.
I recommend LOCTITE UltraGel Control Super Glue, as you can get a dab of glue like a hot glue gun.

While inside the drone, I noticed the LEDs were secured with double sided foam tape.
Since I had some spare, I decided to use the same method to secure the camera and PCB.
Update: Again, as noted above, use some superglue to hold the camera and camera PCB in place.

Here is another shot with the camera PCB plugged into the main PCB.
You can see the yellow paper/double sided foam tape used to secure the LEDs.

I took the opportunity to straighten the antenna, as it was a little “bent out of shape”.

Here is the end result.

I tested it out with a 4GB Micro SD Card, and it works just fine.
Please check your manual for the correct buttons to press for photo or video.

Anyways, I hope this helps!
Can you please let me know if you have any questions?

Side Note: This drone was a gift from Alan Perlman, Founder and CEO of
Thank you Alan, I re-gifted this drone to my 12yo daughter who absolutely loves it.
It has given us something in common that we now use to bond, as I just couldn’t get into Barbie dolls.

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