Here I am testing Runcam’s latest camera – the Phoenix 2. Well it’s been out a while now but I only got around to play with it. I will show you the image quality and how it compares to the previous version.
New to FPV? Learn about the basics of FPV camera here.
Where to Buy?
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-eqpl
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-odfp
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-tdzv
- Amazon: https://amzn.to/3phzt2F
The Phoenix V2 looks almost identical to the V1: same color and shape.
But the lens is different.
Closer Look at the Runcam Phoenix 2
The Runcam Phoenix 2 is truly an upgrade from the V1 in terms of specs, and it’s also $6 cheaper.
First of all, the Phoenix V2 is using a larger image sensor (1/2″ vs 1/3″ of the V1), minimum illumination is [email protected] which is lower than the previous version’s 0.01Lux, that should in theory perform better in low light.
It’s also using a wider FOV lens (2.1mm vs 2.5mm).
4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios are selectable in the menu, and it can switch between NTSC and PAL too.
Input voltage is 5V – 36V, power consumption is lower compared to previous version, used to be 220mA at 5V, now only 200mA at 5V.
There’s also a nano size version. Image quality is ever so slightly lower due to the smaller lens, but if weight is important to you it’s a good option. I tested its image quality in this post.
Get the Phoenix 2 Nano here:
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-2g3c
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-286u
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-4uhp
- Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R04kUu
Phoenix 2 Image Quality
Image quality of the Phoenix 2 looks decent, the only thing that bugs me is the white balance. Tint is a bit too low in my opinion hence results in a slightly too green image. Not the end of the world, you can fix that in the settings.
Screenshots of the test: