Eachine recently released C800T camera. This is the interesting camera with declared 16:9 aspect ration and CCD image sensor. I think this camera deserves a detailed review.
Camera is packed nicely in foam inside the carton box. Carton box resembles the RunCam packaging.
Package contains camera, aluminium camera bracket, 4 pcs of M2 mounting screws and 3 wire 1.25mm “JST” cable. No user manual or any specs sheet, even no naming of the camera on the box.
Camera is fully enclosed in the metalic case. This adds more weight, but also helps to eliminate RF noise from camera electronics.
There is OSD control joystick on the back of the C800T camera.
Large lens with focal length of 2.5mm and a field of view about 150°.
Aluminium mounting bracket is upplied with this camera.
Side by side comparison with classic HS1177
Camera lens is M12 size, fixed with a spring instead of the ring as on HS1177.
Camera weights 18.6g, more than declared 15g in specification
Weight with bracket is 20g.
Camera width is 26.9
While classic HS1177 style camera width is 28mm. So there will be a gap between standart camera mount and camera case. (see below)
Because of the non standart dimensions there is a gap of about 2mm between the camera and mounting
Camera can be easily disassembled by unscrewing two screws on the back. On the front side of the PCB we see wide 960H sensor (16:9 format).
On the back side of the PCB you’ll find FH8536E main video processing IC. Now the moment of the truth – is it CCD or CMOS camera? According to the FH8536E chip datasheet, it is designed to work with CMOS image sensors. So this camera has CMOS sensor, not the CCD as stated in the product specifications!
Camera has built-in joystic for configuration via OSD. Joystick control directions are weird – to go up you need to push down-left, to go down – push down-right. Very confusing.
Below is the OSD settings video. Camera by default comes in chinees language. Watch the video if you are not sure how to change it to english language.