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Car Keys Micro Camera Review
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808 #16 Camera
The #16 is one version of the 808 car keys micro camera.
See Tom Frank's RC #16 forum.
|Table of Contents|
#16 First Report
● #16 Available
● #16 Forum
● #16 Reviews
|130705 - Replaceable Camera Module|
your 808 #16 camera records video and the image has strange
colors like magenta, cyan or yellow then the damage
might be in the internal camera module. A new A,
B or D camera module might fix it. The camera module is
available on eBay for about US$13 or less.
|130604 - Internal Camera, Flat Cable Extension|
808 #16 (and the 808 #26) have a socketed internal camera module
with a 24 pin 0.5mm pitch flat cable.
Cables are available to extend the flat cable from 2 to 30 inches.
The camera module is fragile.
Mechanical shock or bending the flat cable might damage it.
See Extending the Camera Flat Cable
|808 #16 Links|
|Isoprop's description of the 808 #11 and #16 differences.|
|120818 - #16 AOV FOV|
|The analysis by
Tom Frank and
Sparky Paul helps to clarify the confusion about AOV (angle
of view) or FOV (field of view).
AOV, without additional explanation, depends on the context. It can mean diagonal, horizontal or vertical. Also it can mean the image the lens focuses or it can mean the image that intersects the image sensor array, or the image stored in the video file.
The #16v2 lens D might be able to create a focused image from 120 degrees but the sensor image and the resultant video file image is smaller.
Empirically, these are approximately the horizontal field of view in the video file for the #16v2 lenses.
A 52 degrees, B 60 degrees, D 90 degrees
|120726 - 808 #16 V2 with lens D - 120 degree|
#16 V2 is now available with lens D, a 120 degree lens.
Comparison video, by Tom Frank, showing the differences of lens A, B and D https://vimeo.com/46375068
808 #16 V2 lens D, 120 degree, eBay listing http://www.ebay.com/itm/180937263580
|120721 - #16v2 is Available - Wider lens and composite video out (no sound out)|
The #16v2 pros and cons compared to the #16v1.
PRO - Wider angle of view, about 78 degrees. Composite video output. Price is still about US$40. Exposure to a blue sky does not cause a temporary gray and yellow color shift like the #16v1.
CON - More vignetting. Exposure tends to be a center bright area (hot spot) and dark edges. The video-out shortens the recording time by about 10 minutes.
The #16v2 minimum firmware version is 0.35.
120723 - This link shows the circuit board differences between the #16 V1 and V2.
See the RCGroups Tom Frank #16 forum starting with message 7019 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1556994
See this eBay eletoponline365 listing
Seller comment - "This package will use a new lens (we call it Lens B). With IR filter at front, the lens itself will look a little red. It got around 13% wider angle of view than the original one (Lens A)."
Tom Frank -
"The (#16v2) TV video-out function does not impact the recorded video quality... it just shortens the recording time by about 10 minutes." Sample video comparison of lens A and lens B. http://vimeo.com/35533527 https://vimeo.com/45810909
|120203 - #16 problems with class 10 flash cards|
|120615 See this list of
problematic cards. Class 6 and 10 only
With some class 10 cards, the camera sometimes terminates the video early. If you are an RCGroups member (free) you can search about this at the #16 forum. Search for "class 10". Class 4 chards have usually been OK.
|120103 - #16 Firmware, Manual, Windows Software|
The following link is to the 808 #16 configuration utility (Windows) by Isoprop, and the #16 manual from the manufacturer. The configuration utility is optional, but it makes setting the #16 configuration file easy. http://www.mytempfiles.info/nr16/index.html
When available, new firmware for the 808 #16 will be posted at Tom Frank's #16 forum. See the first 4 postings there.
|111226 - #16 Reviews and Sample Videos|
111226 - Techmoan in the UK has been doing YouTube reviews of the 808 cameras. Here is his #16 review in 720p. Watch in 720p and full screen.
111228 - Bobflyman in Devon UK made this #16 unboxing and review in 720p. Watch in 720p and full screen.
Sample Video Files
in Devon UK. Watch in 720p
and full screen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyx6dgSYxR8 - Sample Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2rRGft_EYA - Sample Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cokro-TpNag - Fisheye Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIaulFhH7ZM - Fitting Wide Lens
By eletoponline365. Posted by Padungsak. Watch in 720p and full screen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXxdReek3-Q - Sample Video
|111221 - Fake #16|
fake #16 is being listed on eBay for US$8.99 delivered.
The title is "New Mini DVR 808 Car Key Chain Micro Camera Real HD 720P H.264 Pocket Camcorder".
The description says it is an 808 #16.
The ebay policy is "We don't allow replicas, counterfeit items, or unauthorized copies to be listed on eBay."
|111220 - #16 Forum|
| Tom Frank has started the 808 #16 forum "The
New #16 Configurable HD Key Cam" at
|111220 - #16 is Available to Purchase|
111220 - The #16 is now offered for sale. Search eBay for "808 #16".
eletoponline365 offers the following description:
Whatís special about this new 808 #16 camera?
|111126 - #16 First Report, Not Available Yet|
|The 808 developers of the #11 are working
on an improved version in China that will be called the #16. Tom Frank, the
founder of the #11 forum, is doing extensive design verification
for the developers, which will make this the best 808 camera
The MOV file video is 1280x720, H.264, 6500Kbps. The audio is 512Kbps, 32000Hz, 16 bit.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1362692 - begin at message #7942. This starts the discussion about the #16.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20050541&postcount=8003 - What might be in the #16.
http://exposureroom.com/members/tomfrank/eb47fd57ff0f4d83a8d42db84dcd3a0f/ - video comparison of the #11 and prototype #16.
The 808 #16 is still being developed and is not available to purchase.
By Tom Frank - Video comparison of #11 and #16 prototype.
By Tom Frank - Battery side of #16. First 808 camera to have a battery connector.
By Tom Frank - Button Side of #16.
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