The Turnigy Micro FPV Camera uses the same quality components and optics as our other leading brand FPV cameras. Now available in super sharp 700TVL resolution these cameras offer one of the most vivid FPV flying experiences available today.
Optional 2.1mm, 2.5mm and 2.8mm Lenses and OSD Programming cable are sold separately, see related items below.
Specs: Camera Type: Colour PAL Pick Up Device: 1/3" Sony EXviewHAD CCDII* Pic Elements: 976(H) x 582(V) Resolution: 700TV Lines Min Illumination: 0.1 Lux / F1.2 White Bal: Auto/preset/indoor/outdoor/fluorecent (Requires optional OSD Cable) Lens: 3.6mm Dimensions: 34x34mm Weight: 35g Voltage: DC5v~15V Power: 150mA
OSD Programming cable coming soon.
"EXviewHAD CCDII" is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The EXviewHAD CCDIIis a version of Sony's high performance CCD HAD (Hole-Accumulation Diode) sensor with sharply improved sensitivity by the incorporation of a new semiconductor technology developed by Sony Corporation.
Did a quick check on video resolution today. I put the camera on the test bench using an Esser resolution chart and using a studio quality B&W CRT monitor I can confirm it does indeed have 700TVL horizontal resolution. However even on a studio quality color monitor all you can get down to is about 450 lines. This means that the resolution of the camera is out performing even a high quality color display device. This was with the provided lens. The barrel distortion was however pretty bad. No straight lines near the edges with this lens. As standard the sync pulse and burst levels were all close to 300mV which is perfect. However the video clipping level was at about 1200mV (inc syncs) this should be no more than 1010mV I don't have a programming cable so can't try adjusting this. This is not bad but not perfect either. This could cause issues with video links or display devices in the bright parts of the image. Simply padding the signal is not going to help as it is the sync&burst to video ratios that are a bit out. Reducing the overall level would affect the sync and video. Display devices use the sync and burst levels in a form of AGC adjustment. Although most monitors will be perfectly happy, some monitors won't like this high signal.
Remember the PAL system is analog not digital. There is no such thing as a horizontal resolution in pixels in PAL (or NTSC) video. The limitation for horizontal lines is quite rightly to do with the number of vertical scan lines. The resolution for vertical lines is not limited other than by the device generating the signal and the bandwidth of the electronic chain used to send it. The high resolution is useful to resolve fine detail like hair on a head or lines on buildings in this usage. Starting with a higher resolution source will almost always give you a sharper result at the end of the video chain in the analog world. The fact you guys are using Rx Tx links and goggles that have less than perfect video bandwidth responses will now be the limiting factor. Bandwidth has only been an issue because of the very poor quality of the other cameras your used to. There are many other things that limit video quality other than a simple horizontal resolution.
PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is an analogue television colour encoding system used in broadcast television systems in many countries. Other common analogue television systems are NTSC and SECAM.
PAL resolution is 720 x 576 at 72dpi Also in PAL we have 1024x576 as a 16x9 frame size but squeezed to 720x576 px This is broadcast on Digital channels here in Oz and un-squeezed at the tv-set.Main difference tween PAL and NTSC is we don't have a HUE control as it's not needed.Check Wikipedia for excellent info on all TV systems.
Another step closer to HD FPV wich is my dream. I was hooked to fpv first but after I saw the super **** SD picture not so interested any more. I better wait the HD link to become affordable one day :P Anyone know what's the cheapest HD FPV solution today? That would be 1280x720 and way better than this 700TVL. Don't need goggles, just HD cam HD link.
Gopro are about to release a wi-fi back so you will be able to stream via wi-fi to a mobile phone or computer and record direct with a preview on the lcd screen. I would imagine the quality would be HD but not sure as there are no real specs available yet.
yep I am not sure how it all works, I assumed that if you had a laptop with wi-fi and a USB internet stick like the G4 you could hook up to the lap top via wi-Fi but the specs are not great and there is no real explanation of how it all works. Cheers Barry
Looks like you got your wish Bruce, OSD programmer now available under the related products on this page. Btw, how is the next episode of the FPV Made Easy series comin' along? Happy flying- Al (SIXEIGHTTWO)
Thanks Octane81, I take it then that it uses SD or micro SD card and video can be transfered by card reader to ones computer. I can'tsee a card slot in the photos. I guess power could be tapped from the reciever?
But does it have "Wide Dynamic Range" WDR? Without WDR you still have the issue of limited ability to handle bright and dark elements in the one frame. 700TVL resolution is fine ** but it's useless if the ground is turned black whenever a bright sky or the sun is in frame.
WDR is a feature that costs money, I don't think they would sell a wdr camera without sayint it in the specs, it's probably not a WDR. So sunrise flyers, sunset flyers and cloudy day fliers, this camera is not for you.
To put it bluntly, if there's no WDR and if more then half your screen is sky, the ground turns completely bollocks. With WDR you get both pretty blue sky AND a visible planet. Something to look out for if you plan on flying in wide open spaces. *)
This chip does have WDR, but D-WDR not the real one.
Very good metall body and gimbal inside. Maybe screws too weak, but it no matter. Cable is good and usefull. High definition, yes. I very like it two flights. After a little hard landing on the grass (onboard camera gopro, gimbal, engines and other electronic on quad is ok) inside this camera matrix contact whole one row of two was braked from plate with contacts – impossible to restore by soldering. Camera objective and other part undamaged and untouched with this landing. Now I have a camera body and camera matrix – all working, but impossible to compose.
I hope you will be more lucky :)