Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

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Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by m_pragnell » 24 Jan 2014, 21:05

Well my camera from aliexpress arrived it is the same as poppy Mae had found, the box has a slight model change as LN-326-9H811 but aliexpress have told me it's the same camera.
My first impressions are it's a tiny little thing, cable connector is poor and will need gluing as poppy Mae has already said, to get correct focus at distance with my 75mm lens I needed to remove approx 2mm off the housing and then use the m12 to c/cs adapter.
Now the following is obviously just my opinion but comparing it to the ej230 I have the LN camera is ok and very good value but the picture clarity and sensitivity in low light is much better on the ej230.
There is noticeably less noise on the ej230 and I guess because of that the picture is sharper and clearer.
I have played with the LN and tried all the settings and at high gain the picture is quite poor but at low or med is quite useable, off is basically black in anything other than bright light.
The digital noise reduction is quite effective but needs to be on high for best results.
All that said for my spotter project at half the price of the e700 I'm pleased but definitely feel the ej230/e700 is the better camera if not on a budget.
Would love to know if anyone else has the LN what settings they settled on.

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by poppy mae » 24 Jan 2014, 21:18

Carnt compare to the e700, but using a 78mm ir on both a 902h and the aliexpress camera , the alliexpress does outperform the 902h in my opinion, just left the gain on high,b/w and shutter on 1/50, also gives a great picture on the spotter using a yukon lens, found picture quality really bright and clear, the camera copes well with the 78mm i.r even close at 30yds, just remember to remove the ir pass filter otherwise you will see bugger all. Does this mean one has to purchase an e700? Have to get MrWeebster to give an opinion, know hes been using one, be interesting to compare his findings.....

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by m_pragnell » 24 Jan 2014, 21:23

Don't get me wrong poppy Mae it is a good camera and for the price I'm happy but side by side comparison I think the ej230/e700 has a better picture

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by poppy mae » 24 Jan 2014, 21:33

No worries, just trial and error, and pot luck! Just found it worked well, the kt&c cameras are probably much better engineered, fancy having a go with the 500 one which measures 25mmx25mm 600tvl 0.003 lux would make a really compact unit, food for thought? once I have a bit more time will try and take some footage, busy at the moment,another week season finished,bit more time then.

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by weebster » 25 Jan 2014, 00:18

poppy mae wrote:Carnt compare to the e700, but using a 78mm ir on both a 902h and the aliexpress camera , the alliexpress does outperform the 902h in my opinion, just left the gain on high,b/w and shutter on 1/50, also gives a great picture on the spotter using a yukon lens, found picture quality really bright and clear, the camera copes well with the 78mm i.r even close at 30yds, just remember to remove the ir pass filter otherwise you will see bugger all. Does this mean one has to purchase an e700? Have to get MrWeebster to give an opinion, know hes been using one, be interesting to compare his findings.....
Sadly I no longer have the 902h but from memory I would agree the ali camera is at least an equal but without the 'flare up' often experienced at close range with the 902h.
A second point is the fact the osd sits piggy back on the main board,much better than having it on the cable imo,it's also a doddle to build into a project box for a short build over the watec.
I have yet to purchase the e700 as I am hoping they eventually get it in the c mount casing as shown on the web page.
I paid I think £30 for the camera and certainly have no complaints.
A close range rat (10 yds ish) seen with the ali cam under the garden cam ir which is centered around 4 yds to the left before switching on the 12v T20...shot through the slats of a very wet picket fence so some ir bounce back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOSBR7AcavQ

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by Marky610 » 25 Jan 2014, 00:21

poppy mae wrote:No worries, just trial and error, and pot luck! Just found it worked well, the kt&c cameras are probably much better engineered, fancy having a go with the 500 one which measures 25mmx25mm 600tvl 0.003 lux would make a really compact unit, food for thought? once I have a bit more time will try and take some footage, busy at the moment,another week season finished,bit more time then.
I've used the 500, it's good but needs more light than the E700, the 500 is being fitted to the front of my truck as a driving cam ;)
Land Rovers, who would be daft enough to own one?

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by sedstar » 26 Jan 2014, 10:48

driving around one night in heavy snow late at night? with an improvised ej230 spotter i was playign with?? going so SLOW, i couldnt resist holdking it up to my eye while driving and looking ahead...

now that you mention it? it WOULD be kind of neato to have a backup screen fed with a forward looking cam, for looking out for DEER up ahead after dark, lol...
Well, I understand that, boys... but see, my CAT gets the silly idea you're making fun of HIM... then he gets, *really* mean...

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by andybig » 26 Jan 2014, 12:59

Iv got this camera in the bullet version.
It still amazes me how the different cameras give different images.
What i mean is the different way the cameras deal with the signals and how they deal with flare up.
I find this camera deals with different lighting condition and distances really well and its very user friendly once you dial in the correct setting..

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by m_pragnell » 07 Mar 2014, 00:42

We'll I have a update, after more research it turns out the cameras are not the same. Can't say I'm surprised but miracle cottage like sadly a lot of the Chinese suppliers handle the truth like amateurs. The 811 in the model number refers to the chip and it's a super had11 not an ex view which may explain the difference between my opinion and Poppy's, I have emailed miracle cottage but I will be amazed if they do anything about it. Trying to decide if to try again and hope for the right camera or just cut my losses and get the e700

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Re: Ej230/e700 compared to the LN-326-9H673

Post by Dirt1427 » 07 Mar 2014, 01:10

Is it worth ferking about? Get the e700 :thumbup:
It's only wasted money well spent

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