Runcam2 Sneaky Peek – 1080p 60fps is Finally Here!

by Oscar
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We finally have confirmation from Runcam that they are going to release a new HD action camera, the Runcam 2 with 1080p60fps capability.

Check out the first generation Runcam HD camera review.

Update (23/11/2015): Finally here is my review of the Runcam2 Camera!

Have a look at our guide on how to choose a great HD action camera for quadcopters.

So far we know the new camera has the following features:

  • 1080p 60fps and 720p 120fps(Oh yea! finally!!!)
  • Wifi connection for setting changes
  • Light weight: 49g including battery
  • recording time around 60 mins? (unconfirmed)
  • Video out capable
  • Comes with lens hood for crash protection.
  • Possibly can be powered by external source 5V-17V (up to 4S!)

runcam2-hd-camera-fpv

This is a incomplete list, I will come back and update when I find out more. This is only at testing stage, so the camera might be improved/changed over time.

Runcam is sending me a sample to test out, and it’s making its way here. We will be testing this new camera against the Runcam HD, Mobius and the GoPor Hero 4 Black. And I will be giving them feedback to improve it. I hope you guys can also suggest what we can do to make it a better camera!

Stay tuned for more updates!

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12 comments

Andrew Wall 9th October 2016 - 12:58 am

Hi Oscar,
Do you know of any mods that are available for the RunCam2 to help with the Audio wind noise, audio clipping, and the frequent in flight stopping, when performing loops or rolls etc… These problems are the main problems I am facing while using this camera. The video quality at 1080p x 60fps looks pretty good, although a little over sharpened, in my opinion. I like the high contrast look on the videos, the sky looks great, although the colours are a touch over saturated. Thanks for the great review. I actually read it, after getting the camera, so it didn’t really sway me either way in getting the camera.

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David Flori 18th November 2015 - 7:58 am

Hi Oscar

Can you please do a thorough job of determining if output can be used as a FPV feed?

We would like to know the actual latency of the output video to a VTx/VRx and display, both recording in different resolutions and fps , and in the passthrough state.

We would like to know about the internal g sensors orientation operation, and menues or controls to tame it for use.

This may be an exciting little cam if it turns out to have the functionality many of us have been pleading for!

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Chris 18th November 2015 - 4:39 pm

Hi David, There is a youtube video by RCModelReviews for this camera. The latency is VERY low when used for fpv, the RF emissions are lower then the Runcam and Mobius, and whle he touches on g sensors he doesn’t show them in operation.

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Aerobot FPV 17th November 2015 - 7:05 am

You should also include the Foxeer Legend 1 cam. Uses same processor as GoPro hero 4 and is also 60 FPS HD.

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Oscar 17th November 2015 - 10:28 am

Sorry i don’t have this camera, not planning to get it either since I already have the xiaomi yi and Gopro. Can’t justify to buy it just for reviewing.

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Rumi 15th November 2015 - 7:20 am

Hi Oscar.
Higher bit rate is very important.

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Zenkins 14th November 2015 - 2:14 pm

Hi Oscar,

Can you ask them would that be able to take 4:3 full sensor recording, or is it possible to do superview like go pro?

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IL3 13th November 2015 - 8:26 pm

Hi Oscar.

I was already waiting the ability to change the angle of the lens with RunCam2 but was little bit disappointed when I saw these pictures.

Hopefully they could still make such a change to that design as it would be great advantage against other competitors and make this camera a must have.

IL3

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Oscar 16th November 2015 - 9:32 am

Yes it’s a feature that people have been wanting before their Runcam HD came out… but i can see why they didn’t do it in the end… the more moving part there are, the harder it is to make it tough and crash resistant… but i will raise it again with them anyway!

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Liquidas 13th November 2015 - 7:47 am

HI Oscar

Well Xiaomi Yi handles bright sky conditions pretty well.

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Sindre 12th November 2015 - 11:06 pm

Hi Oscar

Good light handling is key! That’s where all other cameras falls short of GoPro is my experience. Mobius is virtually useless if you’re flying against a bright sky late in the afternoon, as all ground footage will be almost completely black. Please make sure to test it in such conditions and provide feedback if it’s no good. Maybe, just maybe can they improve it. Such a light camera with nice form factor, externally powered and with 1060p60 has the potential to be an absolute killer!

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Oscar 16th November 2015 - 9:23 am

thanks Sindre for the great suggestions, this will definitely be mentioned in the review :)

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