Well, the guys at Turnigy have come up with another high-performance FPV camera. The HS1177 uses a Sony 1/3 Super HAD II CCD image sensor with 650TVL resolution and outstanding image quality.
The package comes with a camera mount, so you can angle the camera to your needs, plus an in-line OSD Menu Key making it easy to change your camera settings while looking through your goggles.
The camera will work using a wide range of operating voltages, 5V to 22VDC, so it will work with most (2S~5S) Lipoly battery packs. Digital Wide Dynamic Range (D-WDR) and 2D Noise Reduction (2DNR) work well together to give better clarity and image definition in all light conditions.
With a low price point and superb quality, this is a must have CCD camera for all your FPV needs.
• Color FPV camera with 1/3 Sony Super HAD II CCD
• Pixel: PAL:752x582 (HxV)
• IR Block
• High sensitivity, low smear, high anti-blooming
• Economical, furnished with 2.8mm lens
• Auto Electronic Shutter (AES), Auto Gain Control (AGC)
• DC type, low power consumption (DC5V-22V)
• Inline OSD Menu Key (5 buttons)
Horizontal resolution: 650 Horizontal TV lines
Minimum Illumination: 0.01 Lux / F1.2
Auto electronic shutter: PAL: 1/50~ 1/100,000
S/N ratio: More than 50 dB
Signal System: PAL
OST Set: Yes
Day/Night: Auto / Color/ B&W
Back Light Compensation (BLC): Yes
Auto Gain Control (AGC): Auto
Video Output: 1Vp-p / 75ohms
Power Supply: 5VDC- 22VDC (12VDC +- 10% (65mA))
Net Weight: 12g
1 x HS1177 CCD Camera
1 x OSD Menu Key
1 x Camera mount (with screws)
1 x OSD menu key to camera cable
1 x VTx to camera (or OSD menu key) cable
1 x Lens cleaning cloth
1 x Manual
Seams a realy nice "all situation" cam for reasonable money.
THE MANUAL IS CRAP - DUE IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANITHING ABOUT THE OSD PROGRAMMING (dip switch board) -> therefore 2 stars only.
Once you figured out HOW TO - teh Cam is GREAT !Originally I was using my Mobius camera to fly FPV on my plane. I've since built a quad and wanted to try FPV again. I wanted a smaller camera so opted for this. I didn't know how bad the Mobius was!! (for FPV) This thing is awesome! It connected seamlessly to the Quanum Elite video transmitter. The OSD menu key is extremely helpful for setting the camera up. The fact I can focus it using the lock ring and twist is brilliant. The image quality is excellent along with the price. First flight was at dusk. This camera can almost see at night, something the Mobius could never do. Only issue I can think of is the lens cap. It falls off easily and is not a great fit. But heck, I can live with that!Didnt test it. But based on reviews it is one of the better / best FPV cameras. Will do a review later.I have a problem with my camera.
I have a lot of noise. I have another hs1177 and eachine 1000tvl and none of them have this noise. I have try to record this, but it's hard to record this on camera. I guess my CCD sensor if faulty.
here is video of problem: (snow on the video).
I have try another display and another video transmitter and there is no difference.
I may have to send it back.
This camera is excellent value. It has the Nextchip NVP 2040, so it is a real HS1177.