Review: Foxeer Falkor FPV Camera

The Foxeer Falkor is a new CMOS camera featuring “Global Wide Dynamic Range” (G-WDR). It’s a feature that offers superior performance in showing bright and dark objects clearly in the same frame.

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Foxeer Falkor Specifications

The Falkor offers 4 case colours: red, blue, white, black, and 2 lens options of different focal length and FOV: 2.5mm (145°) or 1.8mm (160°).

It’s designed as an all-around camera that would work well under different lighting conditions. The Foxeer Falkor is switchable in the menu between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio and PAL/NTSC video formats in the settings, which makes it a great option for all FPV goggles and displays.

  • 1200TVL CMOS Image Sensor (What is CMOS?)
  • Supports OSD: Pilot name, battery voltage, timer
  • Min. Illumination: 0.01Lux
  • Supports Color and B&W
  • Input Voltage: 5V – 40V
  • Dimension: 28x26mm
  • Weight: 13.5g

What’s Included in the Box?

  • Instruction Manual
  • OSD menu joystick
  • Cables
  • Mounting bracket
  • Screws and spacers

Finally, Foxeer has added a ground pin for the OSD, so now you can connect the OSD menu joystick directly to the camera without the need for an adapter harness. This also makes it easier to connect it to your flight controller for camera control.

This is a “full size” camera (like the HS1177). On the manual there is an image of the Micro Falkor which I think might be released soon in the future.

Latency Testing

I tested the latency of the Falkor, the average delay is 33ms, which is higher than the 15ms of the Predator, and even the 25ms of the Runcam Eagle 2 Pro.

Image Quality Testing

Really great image quality and sharpness! Wide dynamic range is just as good as advertised. Take a look at the sample footage during a sunny day and low light in sunset.

Conclusion

The Foxeer Falkor is an excellent all-around camera: I really like the image color, WDR and FOV of the Foxeer Falkor. The Predator suffers from bad lens flare and blue hue, and the Falkor doesn’t’ have these problems.

The only downside however is the higher latency. But it shouldn’t be a big issue for an average pilot, considering it’s on a similar level as the Runcam Eagle.

3 thoughts on “Review: Foxeer Falkor FPV Camera

  1. Chris

    Oscar,

    I strongly suspect the 16:9 mode is simply the 4:3 with top and bottom cropped off. But there is ZERO information on this. The only information I find on this is on the Banggodd web site and the image they used is obviously NOT taken by this or any other video camera.

    Could you measure the FOV in both 4:3 and 16:9 modes. Just shoot a picture of a brick wall and count the bricks

    Or simply un-screw the lens and show us a photo of the sensor.

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