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Attention: RC-CAM.com will be closing down August 2021.

The RC-Cam.com forum was the very first online community dedicated to the advancement of wireless video cameras on radio controlled (R/C) models. This is now called "FPV" (First Person View). We are proud of the contributions that our members have made to the FPV hobby.

We've seen significant changes over the last twenty years. Initially there were a lot of eager R/C hobbyist that built their own video systems. Allowing these creative individuals to share their work was the purpose of this site. Now the FPV market is flooded with low cost systems; Sadly DiY FPV video projects are now rarely discussed.

RC-CAM.com (main site and forum) will be closing down August 2021. This is being announced now (March 2021) so that everyone has time to download any information that is important to them. After the site is shutdown the information will no longer be available here.

We appreciate every member's involvement with advancing the FPV hobby. It is indeed sad to say goodbye to all our online friends. Be safe and stay healthy.



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Hi guys, hope I chose the right place to post this? I am after a camera to fit onto the eye piece of my Canon 40D, I know it does have video out, but it only outputs AFTER taking a photo & if I use live-view from the 40D, it doesn't focus :(

So anyone have any ideas as to what camera I could attach so that I get a live view through the eye piece, it doesn't have to be a built in TX as I have a TX already strapped onto my heli ship, so a good output from the cam is a must...not to heavy either guys ;)

Ross

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Get any good 1/3" CCD, and add it a 12mm lens to get a correct viewfinder image (you'll see a bit of the black frame around). If that bugs you you can get a 1/4" CCD, this will this time crop a bit of the viewfinder image.

Or ditch that stupid canon cam with its unusable live view and get yourself a Sony A300/A350 that will do just what you want ;)

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Get any good 1/3" CCD, and add it a 12mm lens to get a correct viewfinder image (you'll see a bit of the black frame around). If that bugs you you can get a 1/4" CCD, this will this time crop a bit of the viewfinder image.

Or ditch that stupid canon cam with its unusable live view and get yourself a Sony A300/A350 that will do just what you want ;)

Thanks Kilrah. Will get a 1/3ccd with 12mm lens. I can't ditch my stupid canon 40D, what about all my L glass lenses?? My 40D is my living :P

Ross

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Thanks Kilrah. Will get a 1/3ccd with 12mm lens. I can't ditch my stupid canon 40D, what about all my L glass lenses?? My 40D is my living tongue.gif

Ross

Buy a used 7D or a T2I to save weight and money, but get the best of both worlds. I love my 7D and my 5DmkII even more. Now if I can figure out how to control the 5DmkII from the ground FPV, that would answer my questions.

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