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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Okay, I got the answer to my question by following Tom's test procedure (sort of).

The answer is, the car charger does charge without the red light. It also charges when you turn the camera on and shoot video.

In other words, it does what the vendor sez, you just don't get a red light like when you hook up to the computer's usb port.

And yes, that is my final answer.

Yabba
Imagine that! Thanks for taking the time to do the test, Yabba!
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Tom & Airmob,

Thanks for your thoughts. I am going to wait for the vendors reply first & I will post their reply here (tomorrow hopefully). I am inclined to have a go myself but it's sensible to hear their reply first.

Tom your suggestions are well described and logical. Many thanks.

Simon
I probably went into more detail than needed, but thought others may have a similar question later, so took the opportunity to spell out a process to zero in on the cause and possible soultions. I linked the thread in my FAQ Post#3 for future reference.
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Okay, I got the answer to my question by following Tom's test procedure (sort of).

The answer is, the car charger does charge without the red light. It also charges when you turn the camera on and shoot video.

In other words, it does what the vendor sez, you just don't get a red light like when you hook up to the computer's usb port.

And yes, that is my final answer.

Yabba

I tested this today also and came to the same conclusion.
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:18 PM
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I attempted re-focusing my HD camera a found the Clockwise made the focus worse. I never attempted CCW. Go figure. Thanks.

Bill
Hmmm... now you've really got me wondering if it's a reverse thread on where the lens focus starts at as received. If the lens threads are left hand, I'll be surprised. One thing for sure is that moving the lens closer to the CMOS sensor will move the focal point further away. I hope to have my camera tomorrow and will zero in on this.
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:19 PM
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I tested this today also and came to the same conclusion.


Yep, with the recent posts about "dumb chargers" I was statrting to think he was talking about me.

Now I guess there are at least 2 of us dumb chargers

Yabba
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Yep, with the recent posts about "dumb chargers" I was statrting to think he was talking about me.

Now I guess there are at least 2 of us dumb chargers

Yabba

Guilty as charged
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Okay, I got the answer to my question by following Tom's test procedure (sort of).

The answer is, the car charger does charge without the red light. It also charges when you turn the camera on and shoot video.

In other words, it does what the vendor sez, you just don't get a red light like when you hook up to the computer's usb port.

And yes, that is my final answer.

Yabba
Good one Yabba - shot my theory down in flames
Mike
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 09:34 PM
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Yep, with the recent posts about "dumb chargers" I was statrting to think he was talking about me.

Now I guess there are at least 2 of us dumb chargers

Yabba
Way to go Yabba! Practical testing trumps speculation!
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 11:25 PM
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looks like a variant of this camera came out:

http://www.nitrorcx.com/86p-948h-hd-minicam.html

also recording to .mov container, and 1280X720, probably designed from the same company,
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 11:33 PM
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They (hobbypartz/nitroplanes/xheli/nitrorcx) announced those about the same time the HD keychain cameras started to pop up... I wonder if they are coming from the same factories? There are a few differences though, besides just the physical layout. Like HDMI out, macro focus, 8MP interpolated images, etc.

I made my first "real" video using the HD 808 camera this evening, and I have to say that I'm impressed, and quite happy with it! I ran one of my boats with my HD GoPro onboard, and just as an afterthought, I grabbed the keychain camera and stuck it on a clothespin, and clipped it to my hat so I had that extra angle from my point of view. The video came out really good from it! I quickly edited a video together using footage from both cameras, and it's uploading now, but will take a while. (256Kbps upload speeds out here) Once it's done I'll post it here!
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 12:24 AM
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I'm looking forward to seeing a comparison. Thanks.
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 03:42 AM
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The video is finally uploaded, but it's acting kinda strange. It doesn't play all the way through and the sound is messed up towards the end. I guess it lost something on it's path across all that copper between here and there... I'm not uploading it again though, not now at least!

None the less, you can still see enough to get the point across!

Again, the footage from my point of view on the bank was from the HD keychain camera, while the camera on the boat was the GoPro Hero HD.

R/C boat with Aquacraft EP-1 Outboard (9 min 24 sec)
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 04:22 AM
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That looks pretty good. Not a patch on the Hero, but it's only 1/6th the price.
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 05:17 AM
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Simon,

......Good luck with whatever solution you choose. Let us know the outcome!
OK, An update:

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Simon Say's Dear eletoponline365,

The instructions you sent me for removing the timestamp were good. Thank-you.

However, I have one problem. The images or video from the camera are not sharp in the bottom of the frame. At the top of the frame the focus is good. I will send you an email with a sample picture. Do you think there is a problem with my camera?

Thanks for your help.

Simon
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dear friend,
would you like sent me many sample about the photos and videos, let me check it carefully.

i will help you.

- eletoponline365
Fair enough so far

But, the weather is horrible today so eletoponline365 may have to wait

Edit, I've just sent 10 pics and 2 vids and I've had an automated reply informing me its the weekend and our friend eletoponline365 is out of office. I'm in no hurry......(& I ordered another one earlier this week anyway)
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 05:44 AM
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This looks like the same cam, but in different package?






http://cgi.ebay.nl/720P-Audi-Motion-...ht_3570wt_1140

From the price point of view, I expect it to be real 720P... For us the protected TF card slot could be interesting (I one had one card jumping out into the grass...). And motion detect? Records when aircraft is moving?
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