iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2 : nice idea for small quads

I really like this camera, 5stars for image quality and features,(edit: iflight of course fixed me up. I’ve flown the camera a ton, and recorded about a terabyte of fpv freestyle. )->original review :but the ribbon cable just snapped while flying straight (????) as if it were really brittle and vibration killed it. Iflight, can you point me to a new ribbon cable please?.

I got this camera to record hockey games and not have a giant gopro camera hanging off my head. Drilled a small hold thru the front of the helmet so just the lens is barely poking out. No one knew i had it so it was great. I can see the ribbon cable being torn pretty easily so you just have to be careful handling it. As far as being used on a quadcopter i’m sure it would work fine. The manual says to power it with a pdb and not straight from a battery or else it would fry the cam. If you’re on the fence about the cam, just get it. Also about 1hr of footage came out to about 16 gigabytes.

Looks good but generates a lot of heat even not during recording.

Now i do like runcam, i have 8 of them different verieties. But the first one came with my drone, very pricey hd drone, after 2 flights and one hard landing, the runcam came up with a blank screen, the telemetry was there but no picture, i tried to reset it, change the settings, change the channels, nothing, after about 2 days of trying different things i decided to just get a new one, i bought this one adn installed it, seem to work fine at first, but now i have a freezing issue, i get in the air, start flying around and the picture freezes. Well fpv and a frozen screen makes for a bad crash. So i did pull the battery and plugged it in, the picture came back, but there is now a little static and i am afraid to fly with it as it may freeze again. I have firends that have this and say its great. The videos look good for them, i only got to try it out a few times, but will most likely buy another one as its the only one that fits on the quad that i have. So as i just may have gotten a couple of lemons in the whole bushel, because this has good ratings, i just didnt get the experience i was lookng for. But again, i have other runcams that are freaking great. So the company is solid and i do recommend them, but maybe not this one.

The picture is really excellent it really is created of metal,and it is really absolutely adjustable.

I did not buy this camera separately but i bought 2 quads that installed these cameras. (geprc cygnet2,3)one that i got working perfectly although it had some crash. But the other one has ‘freeze mid flight’ issue. I crashed 2 times because of this. Fortunately there are any poeple around me so no one had hurt. I had to replace 2 new motors and frame. After that i got some solutions on google and youtube. Check the connectors : mine has nothing wrong its connected firmly.

It is really fairly durable but could use an further established of screws to mount camera. Above all i’m delighted with the camera, the dvr operate at times is very choppy and loses audio randomly. Not sure if this is a issue with the sd card or the camera dvr board or even the camera.

I have presently bought two, program on shopping for a couple of far more for my other drones.

  • Was expecting much more

  • Great camera, possibly weak design with ribbon cable.

  • Used for a hockey helmet cam

iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

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  • RunCam Robin 700TVL 4:3 CMOS FPV camera
  • Drone camera has higher WDR which is better than the Eagle
  • With 6ms Low Latency, Latency is better than Swift
  • Micro size: 19mm*19mm*18mm; lightweight: only 5.5g
  • Easy Installation: come with 1928 ABS bracket, suitable for more FPV drone

Good camera if you don’t want to bother with a gopro to get hd footage. I have them installed on multiple quads.

Overall this updated version of the split mini is good. It’s great for smaller builds and reducing the number of boards keeps weight down and helps build smaller stacks. . But, the did away with the usb port in this new build. Now instead to get videos out you have to removed the sd card everytime which puts wear on the spring lock and on the metal retaining clip. In both the runcam split and the old version of the split mini you can retrieve your recordings directly from the drone via usb. That may not be a major loss to some, but it is step down in convenience which is why i’m docking a star.

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iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter
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4.4 / 5  stars, based on  16  reviews

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  1. It’s fairly durable but could use an extra set of screws to mount camera. Over all i’m happy with the camera, the dvr function at times is very choppy and loses audio randomly. Not sure if this is a problem with the sd card or the camera dvr board or even the camera.
  2. This review is from : iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

    It’s fairly durable but could use an extra set of screws to mount camera. Over all i’m happy with the camera, the dvr function at times is very choppy and loses audio randomly. Not sure if this is a problem with the sd card or the camera dvr board or even the camera.
  3. This review is from : iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

    The lense fell out after 30 seconds of flight. Crashed my quad had to buy new frame and 2 motors and of course a new camera. Don’t waste your money on runcam products. Ps i sent them a message about it via facebook messenger and they replied with frowny face emoji.
  4. This review is from : iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

    The lense fell out after 30 seconds of flight. Crashed my quad had to buy new frame and 2 motors and of course a new camera. Don’t waste your money on runcam products. Ps i sent them a message about it via facebook messenger and they replied with frowny face emoji.
    1. My video had obvious jello-effect from processor issues. I thought v2 solved thisreturned for a turtle v2 – surprising, the problem is now gone.
  5. This review is from : iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

    My video had obvious jello-effect from processor issues. I thought v2 solved thisreturned for a turtle v2 – surprising, the problem is now gone.
  6. This review is from : iFlight RunCam Robin FPV Camera 700TVL 2.1mm Lens FOV145° Higher WDR 6ms Low Latency NTSC/PAL Switchable for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter

    I have already purchased 2, plan on buying a few more for my other drones.

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