Hobbyking today added this camera to their catalogue and it seems the perfect camera for FPV, an uncased version of the famous RD32 II. Do a search for it on youtube and you will find nothing then good videos. With a AV out for connecting it to the video transmitter or HDMI to connect it to your HDTV this camera is very complete.

Some of the heighlights of this camera are a 120 degree viewing angle and a 5 megapixel 1/2.5" CMOS sensor and a weight of about 89 grams. It accepts micro sd cards from 2 up to 32GB in size. It supports 720P @ 60fps and 1080p @ 30fps.

This video shows exactly what the camera is capable of:

Some of the specifications:
Lens: 5 Mega pixel 1/2.5”  CMOS sensor
Photo Resolution:
    12M  4000*3000   JPG    Approx. 900pcs/4GB
     8M   3200*2400   JPG    Approx. 1200pcs/4GB
     5M   2592*1944   JPG   Approx.  1700pcs/4GB
Audio recording: ADPCM WAV format 48Khz ,Mono  approx. 22h/4GB
Lens type: F/2.8  f=3mm 120°wide angle
Min. Illumination: 1LUX
Scanning Frequency: Auto, 60Hz, 50Hz
Signal system: NTSC, PAL
Vibration Support: Yes
Battery Capacity: 3.7V/ 1000mAh

For more information, features and specifications, go to Hobbyking: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=25656&aff=5361

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  • It can be used for FPV and if I read the manual correctly, you can record video on the micro sd card while watching wireless video (you will need a video transmitter/recevier and viewer for that though).

  • Can be used for FPV or is playback only?

  • I'd go for the mini 808 #16 cam.  It's only $35 and you get 720p video.  This is a video of one of them on one of my rockets:


  • It has a one time offer of $92.99

    @Steve It looks pretty tight in there you might be able to solder it but I would be very very careful. 

  • Not interested in FPV, but can anyone enlighten me on how to trigger static (time lapse) photos with this unit?

  • Couple of questions...

    1) Can you remove the lipo and power it from another source (I assume yes)

    2) Can you also bypass that USB style connector and just solder a wire for video out?

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