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Nov 14, 2017, 03:01 AM
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SQ12 Quelima Mini 1080P Camera **Owners Thread**


New version of cheap and lightweight cube mini camera. Sensor is identical to SQ11 camera. Lens is different, FOV should be wider.
Waterproof housing is available for this model. They also improve the camera design.

Shop: Gearbest
Flash sale price: $13.99


Waterproof case
$4.12

Specification

Camera: Quelima SQ12
Chipset: Generalplus1248 (supporting up to 720p)

Battery: Built-in 200mAh 3.7V

Lens: 2.33MM, f2.5, 155-degree wide angle

Decode format: H.264
Video format: AVI
Video resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080 - upscaled), 720P (1280 x 720)
Video frame rate: 30 fps
Video output: Mini 8-pin USB

Image resolution: 12M (upscaled)
Image format: JPEG

Features: Loop-cycle Recording, Motion Detection, Night Vision (2 IR LEDs), Waterproof (with housing)

Storage: max. 32GB class 10 or above

Size (L x W x H): 2.2 x 2.24 x 2.2 cm / 0.87 x 0.88 x 0.87 inches
Weight: 16g

Package Contents: 1 x SQ12 Car DVR, 1 x USB Cable, 2 x Holder, 2 x Clip, 1 x English Instruction
Last edited by Firebird_PL; May 14, 2018 at 10:50 AM.
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Nov 14, 2017, 03:02 AM
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reserved for samples
Nov 14, 2017, 09:27 AM
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Interesting ... here's hoping that it's actually genuine 1080p And here's hoping they got the FOV right this time around

Will be getting one neverthelss; love these tiny and cheap digicams
Last edited by Pixelpeter; Nov 14, 2017 at 10:16 AM. Reason: adding
Nov 14, 2017, 11:36 AM
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Generalplus 1248 chipset is GPCV1248A, I guess.
The chipset is capable of 720p max, so the resolution will be interpolated.
Nov 14, 2017, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Firebird_PL
Generalplus 1248 chipset is GPCV1248A, I guess.
The chipset is capable of 720p max, so the resolution will be interpolated.
Guess we get what we pay for; maybe they did improve the FOV *fingers crossed*
Last edited by Pixelpeter; Nov 15, 2017 at 10:13 AM. Reason: spelling
Nov 15, 2017, 01:36 AM
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Gearbest uploaded a video, where you can see few seconds of footage.
FOV seems to be very wide.
Nov 15, 2017, 03:53 AM
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The right FOV is those not curving any straight line.
Nov 15, 2017, 10:39 PM
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The SQ12 was just added to Banggood, but the price is much higher than Gearbest, at $25.99. Gearbest's price, even before the sale, is about 7 dollars cheaper.

It's looking like this is just an SQ11 with a decent lens on it. What is nice about this is, it might be using more common threaded lenses, and it might be possible to replace the lens much easier. If you replace it with a 1.8mm lens, it may end up having a decent field of view for use on micro quadcopters.

That's my hope, at least.
Nov 17, 2017, 07:26 AM
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Ė just ordered one; curious how it compares to the SQ11 in real life
Nov 18, 2017, 05:41 PM
Looks good
Nov 21, 2017, 04:24 AM
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SQ11 haves dropped frames! And I donīt known how about latency for FPV.
Nov 24, 2017, 06:28 PM
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Just got word mine are on their way; quality from the SQ11 varied quite a bit so I thought I'd order another SQ12 to see if there's much difference.
Dec 26, 2017, 09:00 AM
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Received mine just before Christmas, and already did some tests with them

First quick conclusions:
1) Yes, the SQ12 has a (much) wider fov than the SQ11 with a lot of fisheye distortion; that's what you get when you want a very wide fov.
2) No, 1080p isn't realy 1080p; it's just upscaled 720p; there is no extra detail, just bigger files, so that's no use. Just forget 1080p!

The info on the 720p files (with MPC-HC):

Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 54.3 MiB
Duration : 20s 233ms
Overall bit rate : 22.5 Mbps
Recorded date : 2010-06-29

Video
ID : 0
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : MJPG
Duration : 20s 233ms
Bit rate : 28.5 Mbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 1.032
Stream size : 68.8 MiB

Audio
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 20s 0ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 512 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 1.22 MiB (2%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 1012 ms (30.35 video frames)

info on the 1080p files:

Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 111 MiB
Duration : 23s 833ms
Overall bit rate : 39.2 Mbps
Recorded date : 2010-06-29

Video
ID : 0
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : MJPG
Duration : 23s 833ms
Bit rate : 50.8 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.817
Stream size : 144 MiB

Audio
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 23s 0ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 512 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 1.40 MiB (1%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 1036 ms (31.09 video frames)
Last edited by Pixelpeter; Dec 26, 2017 at 09:14 AM.
Dec 27, 2017, 09:10 AM
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My first test with the SQ12:

First trialrun with Quelima SQ12 mini digicam (3 min 10 sec)


Looks like the sensor in my copy is out of wack; all my videos and pictures are tilted to one side :-\

*edit: this is the tilt with the camera flat on the floor:
Last edited by Pixelpeter; Dec 27, 2017 at 10:37 AM. Reason: adding picture
Dec 27, 2017, 01:15 PM
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My SQ12 stucked at the post office for Christmas. Tomorrow I'm testing my unit in daylight.
I'll check the tilting issue.
Unfortunately I won't test the cam underwater. Gearbest forgot to send me a waterproof case I paid for.


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