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Aug 24, 2016, 03:35 AM
Leo
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Firefly 7S 2-inch LCD. bring that competition!


The Firefly 7S 4K FPV action sports camera camcorder is the latest entry into the market with a 2 inch LCD screen. A big welcome by casual photographers, following suit the recent Mobius-looking Q6. With the LCD, it allows you to see what you are filming; at times you only get one chance on a shot, and not seeing what you are filming, can be a disappointment if you missed that only shot.

HAWK-EYE Aerial Video Technology is known for it's ultra vivid FireFly 6s, that carries a Sony CMOS 12.0 MP sensor with high resolution and GYRO image stabilization; recently putting GoPro in a tough spot. This round, a new challenger to it's new rival, Git2.

Firefly 7s unboxed vs Git2 at Disney (6 min 17 sec)

view 50/50 ratio version at https://www.facebook.com/dronemissio...2117018349973/



What caught our attention
  • With a bigger 2 inches LCD screen with real-time playback preview Camera
  • HDMI Output
  • High video resolution 2160p@24fps
  • GYRO image stabilization
  • Compatible with GoPro gimbals, battery and waterproof case
  • FPV out sj4000 av cable

User Segment
Camera Enthusiast, FPV Ready, Budget (Aug 2016 source: Gearbest $105, other sellers)


What To Expect If This Your First
The 7S does not come with a usb Audio Video out voltage converter cable. No official news about this option as of yet, but the SJ4000 cable has been reported to work. However HDMI out will be supported.

The menu system is simple and easy to use. Hawk-Eye has a clear understanding of usability, keeping the functions organized and reachable when needed.

Factory Specifications
  • Brand Name: Hawekye
  • Model: Firefly 7S
  • Image Sensor: SONY 12 Mega pixels COMS Sensor
  • Photo Resolution: 12M
  • Video Resolution: 2160p@24fps(Quicktime player required),2.5K @30fps,1080P @60fps,1080P@30fps and 720p@120fps,720p@60fps
  • ISO adjustment: AUTO/100/200/400/800/1600
  • AV Output Format : PAL/ NTSC
  • Supports HDMI output
  • Supports max 32G TF card, Class 10
  • Supports WiFi
  • Video/photo format: MP4/JPG
  • Supports HDMI TV Out
  • Accessories: Compatible with Gopro gimbals, battery and waterproof case
  • Supports Wifi Share
  • Supports WIFI Real-time Playback Preview
  • Gyro Image Stabilization
  • View Angle Adjustable
  • Support Inverted Image Rotate 180 Degrees
  • Camera Size: 59(L) *21(W) *41(H) mm
  • LCD Size: 640(L)* 480(W)mm
  • OLED Size: 64*48mm
  • Lens: 7mm FOV 120
  • Weight: 70g
  • Battery Capacity: 1000mA
  • Battery Life: One hour
  • Charge Port: 5V 1A
  • Color: Black, Siliver and Gold

Optical Parameter
  • Diaphragm: F/2.8, 6 glasses
  • Angle: Horizontal 120 degree ; Diagonal 170 degree

Mode:
  • Video; Photo; Time-lapse video; Time-lapse photo; 11 Burst Photo; Effect shooting; Night Mode photos



Similar Cameras
Users have considered these 2016 alternatives: Git2 Camera




Firmware Updates


Version 2017-02-13
1.Add Frame rate First option: ON/OFF; ON: Frame rate wouldn't drop in low light condintions.(if you want to save power, turn it OFF).
2.Add external Power remote to Shutdown option(ON/OFF): When turn if OFF, it will not shutdown when the external power removed.

Version 2017-01-13
1.Frame rate drop in low light condintions.
2. If frame rate no drop, image will darker in low light condintons.

Version 2016-12-27
1. Add slow motion video function (720p).
2. Add long exposure option::0.5 s/ 1 s/ 2 s/ 5 s/ 10 s/ 20 s/ 30 s/ 60 s
3. Optimize AE/AWB lock function.

Version 2016-12-17
1. Improve low light image.
2. Update OSD function. When OSD off, no OSD will display.
3. Add HDMI output selection.
4. Add long exposure function.
5. Add AE/AWB lock function. When recording, press Mode key to lock AE/AWB.
6. Add quick start function.

Version 2016-10-19
1. AV out could full screen.
2. solve can't enter wifi mode when use short cut key.
3. solve the operation become slow when enter auto photo mode.
4. solve values be modefy when enter wifi mode.

Version 2016-09-28
1. solve the video blur in low light conditions.
2. add 12 languages.
3. add small size file ON/OFF menu:.

Version Sep 28, 2016
1. Solve stop recording when file over 4G

How to update:
1.Delete all the files and folders in the SD/TF card (suggest: 8G/16G).
2.Download the firmware (FIREFLYQ.bin)to TF card .
3.Put the TF card into FIREFLY 6 (make sure battery > 50%).
4.Power on FIREFLY and it will update firmware automatically.
5.When updating, the LED will flash.
6.When update finish, the machine will reboot automatically.
7.Delete the firmware file() in the TF card.
8.The day time in version will be updated to V2.1 as shown.

Quote:

be back with Firefly 7S and videos

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Contribution by the DroneMission.com R&D Team
Last edited by diydrone; Feb 13, 2017 at 04:50 AM.
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Aug 25, 2016, 04:01 AM
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Leo, look forward to seeing the video footage, heard you will be shooting it at Disney
Aug 26, 2016, 04:44 AM
Leo
Yes, but let me get some sample shots up tomorrow
Aug 26, 2016, 12:31 PM
Registered User
Thanks for the info. bangood have it now for USD$92.99 .

I'm going to order one of these and hook it up to my CX20.
Is there some instructions on how to hook up an AV transmitter to it on a cheap budget? And is it possible to transmit/convert to show video on a smart device .
I will upload videos to youtube channel after it has arrived, in 1-2 weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9...Xz5jbbUFyzly0g
Aug 26, 2016, 12:34 PM
Registered User
Will the 6S AV cable work with the 7S?

SKY Hawkeye AV Cable for FIREFLY 6S 4K Camera
http://www.gearbest.com/action-camer...59.html?wid=21
Aug 27, 2016, 11:07 PM
Leo
sharing an updated video at Disney!
Last edited by diydrone; Jan 14, 2017 at 06:46 PM.
Aug 28, 2016, 02:44 AM
Leo
Quote:
Originally Posted by live2drone
Will the 6S AV cable work with the 7S?

SKY Hawkeye AV Cable for FIREFLY 6S 4K Camera
http://www.gearbest.com/action-camer...59.html?wid=21
No, different size. Not sure about usb out, as there are some wrong info out there.
Aug 28, 2016, 02:04 PM
Registered User
Good photo and video comparison Leo. What is the deal with the micro usb, will it have analog video out besides hdmi on 7s?
Aug 28, 2016, 11:52 PM
SAR
Quote:
Originally Posted by quaddiction
Good photo and video comparison Leo. What is the deal with the micro usb, will it have analog video out besides hdmi on 7s?
no usb cable included in mine.
Aug 29, 2016, 06:10 PM
Leo
Yep, no av cable received .. at least not yet. Tried using the 5s, 6s cable to test it, but they won't fit. Will try the gopro cable later.
Sep 02, 2016, 04:13 PM
Registered User
The one listed on Banggood shows a usb cable vid out in its pictures of contents but it doesnt say anything other than 1x av cable in the included contents description.

http://www.banggood.com/Hawkeye-Fire...p-1058047.html
Sep 03, 2016, 02:14 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NvS1
The one listed on Banggood shows a usb cable vid out in its pictures of contents but it doesnt say anything other than 1x av cable in the included contents description.

http://www.banggood.com/Hawkeye-Fire...p-1058047.html
I just got mine from banggood, it comes with all the accessories (waterproof case, cable, lots of attachments). Banggood also sells it in gold, in addition to silver and black.
http://www.banggood.com/Hawkeye-Fire...733432201408CW

You can also get it for as cheap as gearbest with the affiliate6 coupon code, and even cheaper with the Banggood anniversary sale going on
Sep 13, 2016, 01:25 AM
Registered User
Hawkeye Firefly 7S Camera Review (18 min 13 sec)
Sep 14, 2016, 01:34 AM
Leo
updated firmware v2.1, DOWNLOAD available on post #1
Sep 15, 2016, 05:59 AM
Registered User
Anyone found a av cable that works?..woo hoo my first post..


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