|Overall rating 3.6 / 5|
In today’s report, we will introduce you to a small micro camera that you can use in many different ways.
It is extremely small at 24mm x 24mm x 32mm and is therefore ideal as a camera for racing drones. Weighing 14g, the coin-sized cam is very suitable for light aircraft models.
With some drones, you will need some manufacturing experience to be able to mount the camera safely and stably.
A matching bracket is included in the package, but unfortunately it doesn’t have a waterproof case!
The video resolution is good – 1080P and 30fps. You can also set 720P at 30fps.
Additional technical data and facts
Unfortunately, the camera doesn’t have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth functionality. Also no display! You must add these add-ons to your drone through other components if you don’t want to do without them.
The built-in photosensor from Generalplus has 2 MP. Quality is very important here, the manufacturer is known for producing image sensors for various DVRs.
All recordings are saved in AVI format. This requires a microSD card. Memory cards from 8 to 32 GB can be used.
With a 160 degree wide-angle lens, you always have everything in sight. The field of view is very good, so the camera is also ideal for circle flights or drone races.
The camera has a USB connector through which you can receive an AV signal and connect a screen or other components such as a Wi-Fi module.
There is not much to say about the look of the camera, except that it is really compact and small.
It has a rather angular shape with a USB port on the side and a microphone.
The microphone records sound in high quality. Soundtrack recordings sound much better than some action cameras.
Hawkeye Firefly has a built-in 200mAh battery. When fully charged, it supplies power to the camera for 1 hour. Then you need to restart it.
Pros and cons
- 160 degree wide angle lens
- 1 hour of battery life
- Compact size and light weight
- 1080P @ 30fps
- Ideal for drone racing
- 720P resolution also only has 30fps
Of course, the video recording quality is incomparable to that of the GoPro. The price range here is also completely different. The main advantages of the camera are its low weight and good video quality at a low price.
The camera is especially suitable for racing drones, where there is often less emphasis on recording quality and more on practical use. These include the lowest possible weight and compact dimensions.
So this is not your average action camera, so it cannot be compared to it.
Many experience reports show you can rely on recording quality. In our opinion, the frame rate of 30fps at 720P is too low. You could get a lot more out of this because high frame rates are very important for the most realistic FPV experience.
The low price is another reason for many to buy. There are also more expensive cameras with lower resolutions, so we recommend that you buy the Hawkeye Firefly Micro Cam!
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