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Sep 05, 2017, 04:56 AM
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AKK A5 FPV AIO Camera with vtx separate, fpv for your rc car.plane or quad....


| AKK A5 FPV AIO | FPV RC Buggy/Crawler | Test & Review | (5 min 36 sec)


You can get the akk a5 here:http://www.akktek.com/products/micro...as/akk-a5.html
Most of these aio cameras now seem to be mainly NTSC which I personally don't see as an issue and here is why....
The main difference is that PAL offers better resolution, while NTSC allows more frame rate, so if you want to have slightly better picture PAL is good, but if you want more fluid footage then NTSC does a better job with a faster smoother frame rate of 30 fps over pal at 25 fps but from what I have learned osd looks slightly better with PAL as resolution is slightly higher but not much in it really as you can see below, for me it's NTSC as it gives you a faster smoother frame rate and most goggles, tv's or editing software can cope with both just fine

PAL: 720 x 576 @ 25fps
NTSC: 720 x 480 @ 30fps


The colors are very natural looking with the a5 and it has a good reaction time with changes in light conditions with no latency something which is critical when getting one of these and it had no problems in performing in low light it did not struggle at all which is great. It did manage the maximum range of the car at about 100-120 metres according to google maps distance checker with some break up in signal at times when the car was a distance out as the video shows but not too bad at all for just a 25mw fpv camera and the aerial was laying horizontal in the cockpit of the buggy to. The build quality & soldering is excellent and with it having a dipole aerial this aio camera will definitely be more forgiving than a cloverleaf design in a crash although on this rc buggy it was very well protected due to everything being small enough to put within the confines of the cockpits roll cage and using the top light racks cage to fit the 1s battery on for the camera with velcro so in a roll nothing takes a hit, It's compact design makes it perfect for this type of application, but it can just as easily transfer to a micro or mini quad or plane being so light weight and it also gives a better profile for planes and quads when going through gates or under obstacles etc as the aerial can be positioned horizontally unlike a aio fpv cam with a cloverleaf.

AKK are quite new on the scene but they are selling some great aio fpv cameras at affordable prices much cheaper than it's competitors anyway !, so go check them out if you are getting into fpv or already fly fpv you won't be disappointed:http://www.akktek.com/products/micro-aio-cameras.html

As a general guideline:

Lens Focal Length Approx. FOV
2.1mm 160 170
2.3mm 145
2.5mm 130 140

Pros
No latency
Good saturation, colors were natural looking
Great exposure so low or bright light was no issue for this
low power usage just 25mw
separate vtx camera for low profile installation on a quad or plane or car
Dipole aerial instead of a cloverleaf so less chance of damage to it in a crash
Weight only 4.5g

Cons
No seven segment l.e.d display to show channel & band clearly.
Signal power not adjustable ie 25-50-200mw this would have been great for longer range flying or driving .
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