Review: Runcam Phoenix 2 FPV Camera

Review: Runcam Phoenix 2 FPV Camera

Here I’m testing Runcam’s newest digicam – the Phoenix 2. Well it’s been out some time now however I solely bought round to play with it. I’ll present you the picture high quality and the way it compares to the earlier model.

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The Phoenix V2 seems to be nearly similar to the V1: identical coloration and form.

Left: Phoenix V1; Right: Phoenix V2

But the lens is totally different.

Left: Phoenix V1; Right: Phoenix V2

The Runcam Phoenix 2 is really an improve from the V1 by way of specs, and it’s additionally $6 cheaper.

First of all, the Phoenix V2 is utilizing a bigger picture sensor (1/2″ vs 1/3″ of the V1), minimal illumination is [email protected] which is decrease than the earlier model’s 0.01Lux, that ought to in principle carry out higher in low gentle.

It’s additionally utilizing a wider FOV lens (2.1mm vs 2.5mm).

4:3 and 16:9 side ratios are selectable within the menu, and it could actually swap between NTSC and PAL too.

Input voltage is 5V – 36V, energy consumption is decrease in comparison with earlier model, was once 220mA at 5V, now solely 200mA at 5V.

There’s additionally a nano dimension model. Image high quality is ever so barely decrease because of the smaller lens, but when weight is vital to you it’s a great possibility. I tested its image quality in this post.

Get the Phoenix 2 Nano right here:

Image high quality of the Phoenix 2 seems to be respectable, the one factor that bugs me is the white stability. Tint is a bit too low for my part therefore ends in a barely too inexperienced picture. Not the top of the world, you may repair that within the settings.

Here’s a comparability video between the few different newest FPV cameras from Runcam: Eagle 3 and Racer 5, in addition to the Phoenix 1 Oscar Edition.

Screenshots of the check: