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In the market for a new mini video cam

earthsciteach

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#1
The Wild Hawk went surfing over the weekend. The Hawk, once again, proved to be indestructible. I found her in the trash. I've crashed her. I've set her on fire. She keeps coming back for more. But, the keychain cam did not fair so well.

Can anyone recommend a cam? I'm looking for a small cam, but with a good focal range. The one I had was ok, but would like to have something better. Suggestions?
 

oagh

Senior Member
#3
here is one I have used in the past , its a HD 720p Dice Mini Camera with Night Vision LxWxH: 1 3/8"x1 3/8"x1 1/4"
its good and cheep ,
http://www.nitroplanes.com/86p-988-dice-minicam.html
it will be in stock in 4 weaks

here it is being uesd , I hit a tree
http://youtu.be/WMQzlqSu7es

Now I am uesing a XTC200VP3 made by midland radio
http://www.midlandradio.com/Action_Cameras_XTC.EBK/XTC200VP3

I do like it , but I have just had it for a few days I have got some good vids !
I think lol .
here is the XTC200VP3 in use by me
http://youtu.be/ZE5BQChmCEM
The poor man gopro 2
 

earthsciteach

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#10
Thanks, Ninja. I found the list of vendors on RC Groups. Now I'm faced with quite a conundrum. Do I, a) order the Assassin kit this week, or b) order the electronics for the Assassin kit this week plus a few other goodies, or c) order the camera this week?
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#11
Thanks, Ninja. I found the list of vendors on RC Groups. Now I'm faced with quite a conundrum. Do I, a) order the Assassin kit this week, or b) order the electronics for the Assassin kit this week plus a few other goodies, or c) order the camera this week?
Get the Assasin done fast, so you can have fun while you wait for the camera.
 
#12
I have to agree with colorex on this one. Purchase a cheper cam and purchase the assasin kit. Teach I swear we are RC brothers because I just purchasesd a Swift kit and a new 808 minicam :cool:
 

earthsciteach

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#13
We really need to get together and raise heck sometime, Bonez!

The above conundrum already factors in the "cheap" camera. I have a wife, two teenaged boys, 2 big labrador retrievers and a mortgage. That doesn't leave much room for my ridiculousness. (But, somehow I always manage to find a way to pay for my addiction). :cool:
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#14
It's unbeleivable, I complain that I never have money, and now I've spent around $350 on HK! A Bixler and a Tricopter, plus some big mean batteries! And next paycheck is going FPV!
 
#16
We really need to get together and raise heck sometime, Bonez!

The above conundrum already factors in the "cheap" camera. I have a wife, two teenaged boys, 2 big labrador retrievers and a mortgage. That doesn't leave much room for my ridiculousness. (But, somehow I always manage to find a way to pay for my addiction). :cool:
and you can do this one as well LOL I swear this hobby is like Crack.
 

jetpackninja

More combat please...
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#19
Thanks, Ninja. I found the list of vendors on RC Groups. Now I'm faced with quite a conundrum. Do I, a) order the Assassin kit this week, or b) order the electronics for the Assassin kit this week plus a few other goodies, or c) order the camera this week?
Decisions, decisions decisions.
I've had fun with my camera. But I've had a LOT more fun with my Assassin!