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Runcam Phoenix Oscar Edition – FPV CAM Review


Hi everyone, I’m Mirko and today we see this camera for FPV drones. It’s the Runcam Phoenix Oscar Edition, if you want to buy it find the link and the discount cupons in description. Inside the package we find: the camera, a standard housing adapter, a cable, the screws for the connection and the instruction manual. Let’s see now the technical specifications of this FPV camera. The sensor is a 1/3″ CMOS. Resolution is 1000TVL. We can choose between 4:3 or 16:9 format directly from the camera, as well as we can choose whether to use it with the NTSC or PAL standard. The lens has an M12 thread and we can choose it from 1.8mm or 2.5mm. We can display on screen the battery voltage, the signature and the flight time. The input voltage can be between 5 and 36 Volts. Current consumption is 220mA @ 5V and 120mA @ 12V The dimensions are those of the microcameras, 19x19mm. Depth is 20.4mm The weight is 8.9 grams. Between the body and the board we have this foam protection that keeps the camera sensor out of the dust, solution that now seems to be adopted by all the cameras on the market. On the back we have a single connector for all connections. Power supply, ground, video signal, battery sensor, GTX and MRX. In particular, the GTX and MRX pins have a double function.
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We can connect a joystick to the osd, or connect the wires directly into the uart of the flight controller. In both cases we will have access to the camera menu to adjust the settings, but by connecting the camera directly to the flight controller. the configuration will be much more practical. In fact, in this way we do not have to connect the joystick to the OSD but we do it all by radio. In this respect, the remote control we use is not relevant, it can be a Taranis, a FLYSKY or whatever you have. To use this feature you must have as firmware Betaflight 3.3 or higher, o Kiss Version RC36 or higher The connection with the Flight Controller is very simple. Locate a UART port with RX and TX and connect the two wires from the camera. As always, the RX and TX must be connected together, then RX of the camera with TX of the Flight Controller and TX of the Flight Controller’s RX Camera. The remaining wires are connected as usual: power, ground and signal in the respective pads. If you want to display the battery voltage on the screen, locate a VCC or VBAT pad, otherwise, if you do not need this feature, you can remove the wire. On betaflight find the UART port where you have connected the camera and in activated peripherals CAMERA RUNCAM CONTROL. Now let’s connect the camera to see all the OSD settings. Now all we have to do is get out there and proceed to a flight test. In conclusion, I must say that I was very impressed by the quality of this camera and unfortunately the DVR does not make justice to the excellent work done by Oscar Liang. Oscar himself tells us that the settings of this camera are designed for daytime flight, so consider it if you usually fly in low light conditions. In my opinion this Phoenix is perfect for those looking for a ready-to-use FPV CAM. In fact, most of the cameras, although of excellent quality, with stock settings never return 100%. So if you don’t have time to find the best settings and you don’t know how to move through the camera settings, surely this Phoenix Runcam is to be taken seriously. Changing the settings from UART is superfluous in this respect. In my opinion you can also not connect the wires as you are unlikely to further improve the quality of this CAM. This was my review of the Runcam Phoenix Oscar Edition . Thanks for watching the video. Subscribe to the channel and click I like. If you want to support me I remind you to buy this or other products through my affiliate links, you find the list in description. You can also support me on Patreon by clicking the link at the end of the video!

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