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#1 uav

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:29 PM

i was hopeing to buy a 5 volt camera from here in the uk can anyone help ,also has anyone taken the I glasses 3D pro headset apart

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:45 PM

Its cmos but a good picture.
http://www.quasarele....com/c-cam8.htm
If anyone knows of a better one then I would like to know too.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:29 PM

Its cmos but a good picture.

Funny.

The very first color camera I had was exactly the same externally. And it also was the worst I've ever had, it was giving a nice red picture as soon as there was some sun out there... another proof you can get very different equipment but with the exact same appearance... :huh:

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:19 PM

Huh..that interesting, I was very impressed with the picture quality from this camera, the only down side is the high contrast you get between the sky and the ground. I use mine pointing down with only a bit of sky at the top and that seems to work ok.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:33 PM

That c-cam8 is absurdly expensive for a CMOS camera, I've been buying CMOS cameras from China eBay sellers for around 13 each including postage.
The cheap CMOS cameras you see on eBay all say they need 9v to 12v input but that's only because they have a 5v regulator in the cable or on the circuitboard.

But if you want a CCD camera to run from 5v there's a couple of options, find a 5v CCD camera such as the Panasonic KX121 or KX131, or get standard 12v CCD camera and a voltage booster to power it from 5v (like the excellent AnyVolt Mini from http://www.dimensionengineering.com )

Edited by Haku, 08 November 2006 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2006 - 01:17 AM

[QUOTE]That c-cam8 is absurdly expensive for a CMOS camera, I've been buying CMOS cameras from China eBay sellers for around 13 each including postage.[QUOTE]
Yes but the cheap cameras all perform like cheap cameras.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:09 AM

Terry, how does the C-Cam stack up against say, a KX131, in terms of overall image quality?

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 02:06 PM

Hi Luke,
the first 2 of those cameras I got were good but the last one was rubbish, funny as it looked just the same but gave a horrible dark band across the picture when it was pointed at the sky. Stick with the 131 :)

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