This handy pocket camera offers stunning HD quality video in a compact and light weight package. With support for up to a 32gb Transflash card (Micro SD) you will be able to shoot hours of HD 720p footage. The built in 850mAh Lipoly battery provides up to 3 hours of recording time. This camera is the perfect companion to your FPV system, allowing you to install a second camera (other than your actual FPV camera) to capture your flights in 720p HD without adding a large weight penalty to your existing FPV platform. Even if your not into FPV this tiny HD camera is great for just about any model. Strap it to your car, heli or plane and record all the action to share with your friends in HD quality.
Specs: 120 degree wide-angle HD camera lens, 5 Megapixels COMS sensor Video resolution: 1280x720p 30fps Selectable video quality: Superior/Standard/economic Unique motion-detect recording function Selectable motion-detect recording time: 10sec, 1min, 5min, 10min Unique loop recording function Photo resolution: 2560x1920 JPG Built-in 850mAh Lipoly battery provides up to 3 hours of recording Vibration alert support (Vibrates to confirm functions) Memory slot: Transflash (Micro SD) support up to 32 GB Size: 74mm x 28mm x 15mm Weight: 29.4g PC camera function TV-OUT mode for Video play back and Funtion setup TV-OUT modes Supports PAL/NTSC USB2.0
Sure does. Just make sure you try to mount it somewhere where it's relatively well shielded from the wind, or you'll end up with a lot of wind noise.I cut a small section into my wing and put a piece of extreme packing tape over it to protect it a little from being buffeted by the wind going over the wing.
Can you post a short sample of the interference on youtube so we can see what kind of interference you are getting? (make sure you post the video using the youtube button above submit and use the 'short' video link)
Easy enough, the 'interference' is actually video tearing due to vibration. Your camera is not defective. You'll notice the intensity of the tearing decreases when you pitch down (low throttle). Check prop balancing or bent shaft. You motor should run smooth with very little vibration when you try it on the ground. If that does not work, try to secure your camera more tightly and possibly pad with vibration absorbing material. I've relinked your video below for everyone to see.
Hi Steeve, thanks for feedback. I initially did like the date/time stamp on, but lately I am not so keen on it, especially given the size, position, opacity and colour cannot be adjusted. I think I will go with Date/Time stamp off for a while. Comments re pic of model taken on board also!
I turned my date/time off as soon as I figured out how because the datestamp on the computer file itself was enough for me. I flew a couple times afterwards and smashed the camera into the pavement during a crash :-) The rear end of the camera pretty much flew through the front lens, it did not survive. ohhhh... the noise that made.... lol
Wow sounds like a big impact for the little camera, I think we have all heard "that noise" and it's always big for some reason :) (did you get the crash/impact on video?) I have turned off the DTS, but today it's blowing outside at 41kmh so flight will have to wait :(
Because the video recording got interrupted in the middle of the recording, I was unable to recover the file being recorded. I had no problem getting the previous 3 flights on the same card. If you want to save your camera from impacts, secure it very well to the model. Nothing worse than have it depart the model and hit the ground.
My rubbish camera wouldn't turn off one day despite trying the tiny reset button so I had to cut the red wire from the battery as the whole unit was getting very hot to touch. It's been intermittent since new working only when it wanted to!
Like most things from HK you get what you pay for!!! grrrrr
Thanks for the reply, Markus ... but I am using a class 10 card, so it should be OK.
It's been suggested that I may have the wrong frequency selected. I have it on 60 Hz and am in Europe. I shall try it on 50 Hz and see whether that sorts out the problem.
I also have a class 10 card and noticed that problem after a hard landing (with a quadrocopter) for the rest of the video. Until know i don´*t thougt of the frequency but maybe that´*s the right way to solve the problem. So thanks for the idea and please let me know your results *)
I did some more recording, with the "frequency" selected to 50 Hz ... seems to have cured the synchronisation problem. My SD card is a new one, btw, and the camera has not been handled roughly. It isn't in a plane, but is fastened to my bike' helmet. All-in-all, a good-value item.
Interesting how I posted some comments about this item recently & the post seems to have vanished. Obviously HK have a problem with people telling the truth! Rubbish product this camera, avoid at all costs!
Some of my very positive comments have vanished as well. I suspect a problem with the forum. I don't think they systematically remove negative comments. I know bad language tends to be replaced by ****. Personally I have had very good results with this camera so maybe you just got a bad one.
Hello, during the western union manual transfer should i convert the us dollar to the currency of the country that im gonna send on? im purchasing some items and its price is about 230$. the hobby king outlet is on hongkong,should i convert that us dollar to hongkong doller during transfer to western union or just us dollar,,,thank you,
You should ask HobbyKing for that( LiveSupport or asking their email, I think I'm not allowed to post here ).
It's not a product question, so it doesn't belong to here. I wouldn't use Western Union, maybe you should take PayPal als payment method if possible.
Really good camera for the money.
Use it in a small Quadrocopter for FPV.
This cam records much better then a keychain cam plus you can use it as fpv-cam (with a little trick)!
For sure this cam can´t be compared to a GoPro but you get it for only $35 - I´m very happy with it.
For all who want to use this camera as FPV-cam while recording - read this!
Normally you won´t get any live view at the TV-OUT while recording but I found out a little trick how it does work:
- switch on the camera
- wait until it´s initialized (long vibration)
- set it motion detection video mode (press on/off button twice untile yellow and blue leds will be on)
- plug in your AV-plug
- wait for a short time until you will see the live view on your Display/TV
! The following steps must be done very fast, if you do this too slow, the camera will switch off !
- pull out your AV-plug
- set camera to video mode (press on/off button twice untile only blue led will be on)
- plug in your AV-plug again
This has to be done very fast, otherwise the camera will switch off!
Now you can push the record button to start recording while AV-Out gives live view signal for your transmitter.
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This camera is awesome for the budget. Very easy to use after you got the buttons order.
1) Press the button far from the lens for 2 seconds to turn it on (blue led). In a few seconds the vibrating motor will confirm that the camera is ready to go.
2) Select the mode using the same button: Blue - record video Red - photo. Blue / Yellow - record video automatic with any camera move. Red / Yellow - the same, but for photos.
3) Press the middle button to start/stop recording or to take a photo.
4) To turn it off press the button far from the lens again for 2 seconds. If you forget the camera on it will turn off after 3 minutes.
The camera was design to record with the buttons up, so it´s better to use it on the top of the plane.
Well, after recording you could watch the movies (avi) on your TV or computer. The computer is the only way to erase and copy the videos and you just need to connect via USB. It works very well on a PC or MAC.
Using a TV
Connect the camera cable to any Video Input on your TV. The default setting is for NTSC video, so no problem. You could change this and many other settings using the "camera´s tv menu".
1) The button closer to the lens is a menu selector. Press it for 2 seconds and you bring the menu up. 2) Use this button and the middle one to select options. (DON´T CHANGE THE LANGUAGE UNLESS YOU LIVE
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just recieved my cam and it recorded one 3 min video and now when i turn it on it blue led is on and then push middle button to record it just flashes red and blue and shuts off. it takes pictures , but no video only one time and that was it.
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Hola a todos, he comprado esta pequeña cámara en Hobby King y es estupenda, bueno tenemos que pensar en el precio que pagamos y el resultado de la imagen; la imagen es buenísima (±) yo tenía otra marca de video cámara y de precio 4 veces más cara y la imagen de esta cámara de hobby king es mejor con un diferencia, graba en un buen color; un color muy bueno si hay buena iluminacion, mucho mejor calidad y un precio genial, el aspecto físico de la video cámara es horrible de fea pero tiene buena calidad de imagen, solo una aclaración en días con poca iluminación (días nublados) la grabación sale un poco oscura, y días de sol, como aquí en Madrid que tenemos mucho sol, las grabaciones salen muy bien, yo puse una tarjeta de 8 Gb clase 6, y muy mal el sonido no estaba sincronizado iba por delante de la imagen y era horrible verlo y peor oírlo, me di cuenta que podría ser muchos datos para guardar para tan poca velocidad y decidí cambiarla por otra tarjeta de 8 Gb clase 10... y genial, genial, por favor si compra esta cámara, no se complique y póngale usted una tarjeta rápida de clase 10 y no tendrá usted ningún problema, espero haberles ayudado, si fuese así me alegraría, un cordial saludo, Félix, desde Madrid, España dejo un pequeño v
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arrived to me few days ago and it's pretty good quality,
a shame there is no manuel or discription of the severel lights included,
BEWARE: apparently the cam format's the sd card you install, i found thi out the hard way when i used mine cell phone sd card, don't know that was possible, but best to use a blank sd card