RunCam recently released an improved version of the most popular FPV camera (Sony 600TVL PZ0420 Camera), the Runcam PZ0420M.
Get your Runcam PZ0420M camera from Runcam.com!
To summarize, this camera has been optimized in:
- Wider voltage input (supports 2S to 4S Lipo battery)
- No more fragile resonator hanging around (used to cause lots of problems, easy to snap in crashes)
- Smaller form factor, size reduced down to 28mm x 28mm (in fact I don’t know if this is a good thing, lots of frames are designed for the original dimension: 38mm x 38mm and breakable to 32mm x 32mm)
- 3 grams lighter, weights at 11.8g.
I got to say, this camera is Superb! Image quality is just great for FPV. I flew directly into the sun, and everything else is still visible. Flew into the forrest, and wide range dynamics works well, and lighting adjustment kicked in very quickly. Here is some footage of this camera.
With some little changes in setting below, it performs even better for me:
- Factory Reset
- DWDR on, level to 63.
- Select LCD display
- Gamma 0.55
- Added brightness +5
- Sharpness maximum
With the smaller size, I think it could make a good camera for 180 mini quad. I used this camera on my Demon Ghost 220 mini quad, the camera mount was designed for ordinary size board camera (34mm), but i still managed to mount it on with cable ties (not easy though :) )
Also note that the camera lens is about 2-3mm longer than the older version, despite the smaller size, so mind the lens sticking out of the frame when you are mounting it. Here is the manual that comes with the camera.