View Poll Results: Interest for the HQ30 key-chain camera and FPV use
I'd like to know more and see some examples 5 41.67%
I'd like to have a mini camera for on-board video recording only 2 16.67%
I'm interested in flight recording, FPV, and multiple other uses 4 33.33%
I already own the 808-20 or the HQ30 camera and only need the FPV cable 4 33.33%
I paid way too much for my other video cameras 1 8.33%
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Old Oct 03, 2013, 09:33 AM
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HQ30 camera (newest of the 808 series)

I have used one of the 808 key-chain cameras quite a bit. Many here have one version or another (probably the #16) and are getting good video from them. I've recently moved into the FPV world and have been experimenting some with a basic setup and decided to research and experiment some with the 808 series cameras and FPV use.

I own both the 808-20 and the successor to it from the same manufacturer, which is the HQ30. The #20 has been retired though you might still find one on ebay.

I have a cable solution that will allow us to use the 808-20 and the HQ30 specifically for FPV use. There are a ton of cameras out there as we all know, and the first that I actually purchased just for FPV is a 1g NTSC camera that I paid $54 for. These new HQ30 cameras do a really nice job of recording and you can order with or without a memory card. Minimum price with no card is right about $32 from the manufacturer I deal with, and no shipping charges. I ordered mine with a 16GB card and it works fine. If you want a mini camera for your aerial vehicle this is a nice option vs the $300 GP's and some of the others. It's also a camera that you can remove from your aircraft and take with you.

I need to do some flight testing with the new cable and provide some footage for those interested to see, but before I post information regarding the cable and where to obtain one I wanted to get an idea of the number of people that think they might be interested. I don't sell the cameras. Those you will need to get from:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/bestdvr.

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Below is a sample video on a cloudy day using the HQ30 camera held to the AR Drone with a single velcro strap. Depending on your inet connection, I would set the video quality to at least 480 using the small or medium viewing window.

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HQ30 camera sample video (4 min 56 sec)
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Hi all,

What is FOV in HQ30 ?
-> 120 (same image sensor as #16, OV9712 )
Is it possible to record AND output at the same time with the HQ30 ?
->Yes
- What are differences between 808 #16 and HQ30 ?
- And finaly, which one is best for fpv in term of power consumption, quality, weight, and interface ?

Thank you. 
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Old Jan 27, 2015, 09:28 AM
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Hi,
I bought this camera on ebay from bestdvr store,
only used couple of times and it doesnt work,
Video:
HQ30 808 camera doesnt work (1 min 32 sec)


I pressed resset button, changed SD card, unplug battery and plug back,
still the same
Is there a fix for it?
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 02:43 AM
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My 808 HQ30 doesn't work

808 HQ30 NOT WORKING (1 min 3 sec)


My camera doesn't work. I bought this camera (808 HQ30 V2) on aliexpress from BESTDVR store. I have contacted the seller for solution but no reply yet. Meanwhile I try to find ways to fix it.

The battery are fully charged. When I push (hold 3 seconds) the start button, the green light stays on and after that there is no respond to both of the buttons. It doesn't go to recording option/selection when I push the start button and also not start recording when I push the shutter button. I have pressed the reset button and change the memory card but the same problem still occurs.

If anyone knows how to fix it please be shared here and I really appreciate it.
Thanks.
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Old Mar 25, 2015, 09:36 PM
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The seller has replied to my messages although he take a fairly long time for it. On Aliexpress dispute process, we agreed to returned the faulty camera and replace with the new one. Seller received the faulty camera I sent to him but never send to me for the replacement. He sent me a false tracking number and the courier company said they never received the item for delivery. I contacted the seller; he said the item was lost in the mail. It's not logic because it is obviously he never send out for delivery. This seller is scammer. Aliexpress also seems not much helping. They close the dispute too early without confirm with me that I have received the replacement item.
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 06:42 PM
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Where is the cable?

Return2Flight, Where is the cable you mentioned?
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