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May 08, 2011, 02:20 AM
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Wide angle 1 Gram Camera

I want to use this camera on Mini Skywalker, but want have more viewing angle.

Is there a wider angle 1 gram camera out there or maybe replacement lens ?
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May 08, 2011, 02:58 AM
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May 08, 2011, 06:07 AM
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Got one, far from being 120deg and even farther from 0.008lux sensitivity.
However, most aftermarket ccd lens fit on it.
May 08, 2011, 06:54 AM
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I use the FH18C which has a step down on it so I can run my whole plane just from a S3 wihtout an extra bec to power the camera.

then again you can always tap the balance plugs for less voltage.
May 08, 2011, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by whakahere
I use the FH18C
It's a CMOS isn't it?

If someone finds a cheap small CCD (less than 25*25mm) please post.
May 08, 2011, 08:52 AM
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whakahere can you post any video recorded with the camera?
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May 08, 2011, 09:47 AM
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18*18mm, CCD, 420TVL, unknown grams, but at this size I guess 8-10 grams.


@wallaguest1, a report here about a camera that could be same as FH18C:
I seen you recemmended CX161... can someone fly with an OSD using 330TVL ?!
May 08, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sharonx
I want to use this camera on Mini Skywalker, but want have more viewing angle.

Is there a wider angle 1 gram camera out there or maybe replacement lens ?
sharonx, Adnan, from FPVHobby.com has been trying wide angle lenses for the 1 gram camera, you can see some videos in this thread, post number 163.
May 08, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by RENATOA
Good but it seems they have only 3.6mm lens which gives horrible FOV with 1/4" sensor.

Originally Posted by wallaguest1
The only cx161 on ebay lol...
The same problem here, only stock lens that give 53/40 degrees FOV, which is unflyable at least for me.

Thanks guys, but my only option is to wait for the cctvohio cx161s to be back in stock, if they'll ever be.

BTW RENATOA if the OSD input is low-res then the output characters will be also low-res ? Remzibi OSD for example.
May 08, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Changing lens on a CCTV camera is a fact of life

And flying with 53 deg vision is not horrible at all, I started and learnt FPV using 6mm lens on 1/3" camer, which is normal lens, according to wiki!
Just the field is narrow, like seeing with a single eye, without moving it lateral at all.
But what natural perspective, absolutely like live image, useful especially at landings.
Now I am using image from Sony Bloggie, about 60 FOV without any problem.

Good point about OSD, I think my mind was to low res googles. The OSD chars will be crisp, even if camera image is low res.
May 08, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Wish I could find CCTV lens at local stores since I wouldn't like to spend $$ shipping just for them.

I want at least 90-100 degrees. My eyes have 120 FOV individually and 180 together and are not popped out at all.

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