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gypo
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Board camera advice

Post by gypo » 14 Feb 2015, 18:55

Can someone link me to a decent board camera please?
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Re: Board camera advice

Post by andybig » 14 Feb 2015, 19:38

Whats your budget and whats it for mate?

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Re: Board camera advice

Post by gypo » 14 Feb 2015, 19:51

For a spotter, budget I'm thinking £40 should buy one
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Re: Board camera advice

Post by andybig » 14 Feb 2015, 20:03

Well id spend the extra and get an E700 especially because there on sale until monday.
If you get one from china its going to take 20-30 days especially because its there national holiday at the moment.

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Re: Board camera advice

Post by gypo » 14 Feb 2015, 20:15

You got a link to an e700 board cam?
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Re: Board camera advice

Post by gypo » 14 Feb 2015, 21:02

Thanks but I only want a board camera, not one with the housing
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Re: Board camera advice

Post by Snapper » 14 Feb 2015, 23:49

Not sure if you can get the e700 without the surround but I'm sure you must be able to remove it?

A second-best alternative is to search for a Sony Exview HAD II sensor board camera (the sensor number 673 PAL or 672 NTSC) which will work very well. If you don't mind waiting a week or 4 you can get this from Ali express for £12 http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product ... 34972.html
They are a bit more if you want an OSD too.

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Re: Board camera advice

Post by some bloke » 15 Feb 2015, 01:23

I too suggest the E700 without the case is the way to go not only for its well documented superior performance and UK availability but also because it takes up less space in an enclosure... leaving more room to slot a battery in alongside it perhaps.

It's so easy to feel a cheaper one is ok with an illuminator - but the extra potential of frequently being able to not use one is an often overlooked incentive. For the sake of £20 or £30 difference on the cost of a whole build that takes just as long as the other option. I could understand this if you were a gullible newby to night vision but to be honest - we know you know better. :thumbup:
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Re: Board camera advice

Post by gypo » 15 Feb 2015, 08:54

Cheers both,
Ive got one of those in another spotter ive build snapper with great results for the money, I thought of using one in this build but wondered what else was available,
Im not sure if the e700 will fit a cs mount once its out of its housing Dave? And yes ive been through the cheap alternatives stage of my apprenticeship! :lol:
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