Turnigy KeyChain Camera with 2GB Sandisk High-Speed memory
Its ultra small, light weight design and low cost make it a great camera for casual in flight videos.
Strap it to your wing, fuse, tail, canopy or just about anywhere. Its recessed buttons prevent vibration from changing the functions and makes it easier to attach to your model. And because the camera lense is mounted on the edge the whole case is more aerodynamic than other cameras. The SD card is removable and the camera has a USB port for direct PC copying. There are many similar cameras to this one on the market, but be assured this model has a true 30 frames per second rating and includes fast SANDisk memory for jitter free picture motion. Lense hardware is 640x480px and maintains the correct aspect ratio without AVI manipulation*. Producing a clear 640x480 AVI jitter free movie. Specification: Size: 52x30x12mm Weight: 18g incl. battery & keychain
Voice-activated standby time: 120 hours standby time Capacity of memory card: Can support upto 16GB (max.)
USB interface: USB1.1/2.0
Included accessories: Turnigy TD16 camera
Micro SD card (2GB)
*Other similar cameras have software AVI formatting to 720x480px, reducing clarity of the 640x480 native image from the lense. While this sounds good on paper, it makes the movie less clear and enjoyable.
Anyone know which battery to use as a replacement? - I've had my Key Cams forr about 2-3 years not and the batteris no longer hold a charge that will run camera anymore than 10-30 seconds. The one in the camera is single cell (1s) 4 volts and size 30Lx18Wx4D(mm). I was thinking of this one: 'ZIPPY 240mAh 20C single cell' http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem .asp?idproduct=7568.
Received mine today, it is working BUT: 1) very poor audio: voice records are very difficult to understand 2) video is not completely smooth as advertised, there is some noticeable jerk 3) MiniSD do not appears to be high-speed. There is no markings on it
The time stamp is white and is in the upper-left corner. It may be set with tools decribed by others here.
It appears to be the camera #7 model.
I got disapointed, bad HK advertising and lots of false/confusing information. Also be aware some people show videos of the #7 model (yellow timestamp) which has much better video and audio.
If you want more than very poor video/audio quality even for $16 you can find in other places.
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14 thumbs up!
It's a very good camera ! Not HD, but enough.
It's the best camera you can find for 16$ !
Look my video : www.link une trs bonne camera ! Pas de l'HD, mais c'est suffisant. C'est la meilleur camera que vous pouvez trouver pour 16$ !
Regarde ma vido : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08sg5GWfLJI
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7 thumbs up!
Extremely good camera for this price. Sharp picture/video and good colors. For a funny test movie on my Golberg Electra glider see the video tab.
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5 thumbs up!
My cam arrived today and its a V1 Cam. The Lipo has only 140mah but its ok for this size. Im happy with this little thing and the price incl. 2GB Sandisc memory ist fine. 5 Stars for this
To set the date create a new file on the SD Card with name time.txt and write in it (for example): 2010.05.28 15:10:00 then turn off the cam and on again. Now you have set the date. Have fun with this cam =) regards Chris
The good: - It is a good price with the included and removable microSD card - You can flash it to remove datestamp, change framerate, and flip picture/movies - Easy to mod... my camera weights now only 6gr (no bat, no case, no usb, no key chain)... So i can make 6 minutes movies from my cb100 without problem (camera share the same lipo as the heli)
The bad: The microSD is only 2Go (30 minutes of movies) and low quality... Needed to buy a faster writing one to decrease some freezing
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A really easy product to use. I tape mine to the canopy of my HK-Pitts with no affect to the flight characteristics. I suggest the first thing you do is remove the metal keychain and charge the camera for 1hr with your USB port (on your PC) before use. Camera working time on a full battery is around 45 minutes.