Imago H8 1080p FPV camera with dual microSD card slot

December 5, 2013 12:28 | By | 2 Comments

According to Wikipedia, the imago is the last stage an insect attains during its metamorphosis. In FPV flight, the Imago is just a camera: RCTimer is selling the Imago H8, a 1080p capable action camera designed for FPV flight. It features dual microSD slots, taking 2 x 32GB max, maximum framerate is 30 fps at 1080p or 60 fps at 720p.

There’s a 800mAh LiPo battery inside for up to 2 hours of recording time, and a little integrated LCD screen allows you to preview and review your recordings at the airfield. Total weight is just under 70 grams, which is a little lighter than the GoPro 3 black which weighs 76 grams. The Imago H8 supports analog video output via its mini USB port, just like the GoPro 3. It should be noted that the GoPro3+ dropped this feature. There’s plenty of buttons on this device and it looks like it might actually be easier to use than a GoPro, and having that screen on there is a big plus as well.

Sale price is USD $135.- over at RCTimer. Whether this is a good alternative to the ubiquitous GoPro, or the Imago H8 just metamorphed out of a 808 keycam remains to be seen.

Stick around after the break for more photos and specs.

imagoh81

35% Enhanced video quality, more details at low light

With AV out in the USB, great RTF camera for FPV

With high definition 1.5” back screen for easy operation and replay

Support 2*32G TF cards

Mighty 1080P 30fps video shooting and high speed mode 720P 60fps

Time lapse video and auto shooting function

800mAh battery support more than 1.5 hours’ video recording

30meters waterproof with the Dive Case

Accessories compatible with GoPro, RTF with RCTimer Spider and DJI Phantom

Great work with brushless gimbal, ensure professional stable video even you are beginner

Small and yet smart size

 

Specifications:

Sensor: 5.0 M 1/2.5” CMOS Sensor

Lens: f/2.8, 6-layers glass lens

Compression: H.264

FOV:  170° @ 720P; 127° @ 1080P

Recording modes: 1080P 30FPS , 720 60FPS

Photo modes: 8M / 5M / 3M  Optional

Motion Detection:  Yes

Time Lapse modes: 1 FPS   2FPS   6FPM   1FPM

Screen: 1.5” HD Screen

Storage: 2 x 32G Micro SD

Interface: USB2.0 HDMI

Battery: 800mAh Li-Po Battery

Working Time: 2 hours

Charging Time: 2.5 hours

Waterproof: 30 meters / 90 feet (w/ dive case)

Size: 49mm x 42mmx 34mm (H x W x D)

Weight: 68 grams

Compatible system: Window 7, Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.11 and above
Output: HDMI , Real Time AV out

 

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  1. Dave Killion says:

    “analog video output via its mini USB port, just like the GoPro 3. It should be noted that the GoPro3+ dropped this feature.”

    Per http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero3-black-edition#technical-specs, it’s still supported:

    Mini USB
    Charging
    Connecting to a computer for playback/file transfer/charging
    Supports 3.5mm stereo microphone via optional adapter (sold separately)
    Supports playback to composite TV via optional cable (sold separately)

    Can you please confirm this? I was planning on buying a GoPro 3+ Black for FPV…

    • fpvcentral says:

      I think you are right. There was a product presentation by a reseller and they claimed the feature was dropped, but the site mentions it AND the AV cables are marketed online as “GoPro 3/3+”.

      We stand corrected!

      (Note that many people report focus issues with the GoPro 3+, check feedback on Amazon for details)

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