Recording the journey of your FPV flights without a DVR camera like this Turbowing CYCLOPS 3 can be pain in the ass. Firstly, I used an external mini DVR which I connected to the output of my FPV display. Quality was nice but complicated to wire everything together. Later I purchased another monitor with built-in DVR, wiring problem solved but video quality was poor….
Usually, combo cameras are too heavy to be mounted on smaller racing drones (like Tiny Whoop). Luckily, the Turbowing CYCLOPS 3 DVR weighting only 4.5g is a game changer. Dimension of the camera is also very small (18 * 18 * 8 mm).
On back of the camera is located the micro SD slot. According to the specs you can use up to 32GB memory cards. Thanks to the built-in microphone you can record the videos with sound.
In order to allow simple operation, this AIO DVR camera has only one control button, which start/stop video recording.
Unfortunately, unlike the Eachine DVR03, the CYCLOPS 3 DVR camera does not have a built-in 5.8G VTX (real-time image transmission module).
Turbowing CYCLOPS 3 DVR camera features and specs
- All in one design (camera and DVR);
- 1/3″ CMOS image sensors;
- 700 TVL resolution;
- M7 lens with H:120 ° / V:100° viewing angle;
- Built-in microphone;
- Low light exposure compensation;
- 720 * 480 video recording;
- Switchable 16:9 or 4:3 video formats;
- Using a 32GB micro SD card you can record up to 16 hours videos.
- Wide range of input voltage (5 ~ 16v);
- Weight: 4.5g.