Quick Review: FPV 1/4 CMOS HD Color Camera Module 600TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle

Usually I have absolutely nothing against buying cheap stuff from China. OK, maybe quality will not always be as expected, but usually it’s not worth paying extra 100% in price for 10% of extra quality. Usually, with some exceptions. Exception number one are mechanical parts like motors. Exception number two are FPV cameras. And the second one is new one. I’ve put it in place after using FPV 1/4 CMOS HD Color Camera Module 600TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle from Banggood for one month.

FPV 1/4 CMOS HD Color Camera Module 600TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle from Banggood

 

Do not get me wrong, they are not the worst cameras in the world. I’m pretty sure there are worse. They are just completely not suited for any outdoor FPV. To keep this short: they do not have enough tonal range to show both sky and ground at the same time. During level flight ground is just a dark area in the lower part of field of view. You know where ground is, but that is all. When only ground is in FOV, it is better. Not good, but better. You know that tree is a tree, and grass is grass. And there are no way to change camera settings. So: do not try to use it for FPV. Not worth it.

FPV 1/4 CMOS HD Color Camera Module 600TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle from Banggood

FPV 1/4 CMOS HD Color Camera Module 600TVL 120 Degree Wide Angle from Banggood on a airplane

Pros:

  • small and light weight,
  • cheap, around 15 EUR,
  • they work

Cons:

  • well, pretty much everything else

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