So, what's better about the Split 2S?
Auto record on power up! Plug a battery into your aircraft and the split automatically starts recording. The Split 2S also stops recording and closes the video file when the battery is disconnected (intentionally or not).
A new lower weight of 19 grams; an improved video cable strain relief system, and a smaller camera body (RunCam includes a camera body adapter). There is a retainer plate that protects the SD card from being ejected in a crash and they have provided anti vibration mounts for mounting the PC board. Lastly, RunCam improved it's WiFi module connection, it is much easier to use as it clears most multirotor airframes and you cannot plug it in backwards.
Ask any pilot, weight matters. We have all flown our 5" freestylers/racers without our HD cams from time to time, the difference is palpable. This is a cake and eat it too scenario.
The camera; has excellent dynamic range and records beautiful HD video. The analog FPV feed is as high a resolution as we've seen and is a joy to fly. Don't worry, if you crash and eject a battery the Split 2S will save your recording using it's file protection feature. Video is recorded onto sd cards same as usual but alternatively, you have the option to upload footage to your computer through the micro USB. The Split 2S comes with a Bluetooth module that plugs into to the main board and allows you to change camera settings using RunCams phone app.
We recommend watching some YouTube reviews of this camera to help you understand the installation requirements so you will have a trouble free experience.
The nitty gritty:
Installation of this camera needs careful consideration to produce a clear FOV in the HD recordings. The Split's HD FOV is wider than it's FPV FOV, necessitating creative mounting so you don't see frame and props in the edge of your HD video frame.
The Split consumes 650mA of current at 5V so you will want to be sure that your regulator can deliver a 1 amp minimum output.
Ok, I think that covers it. Enjoy!
What's in the Box:
|FOV||FPV FOV 4:3 @ 140° / HD Recording FOV 170°|
|Video Resolution||1080@60fps / 1080@50fps / 1080@30fps / 720@60fps|
|Video File Format||MOV|
|Image Resolution||2 Megapixels|
|TV Output||NTSC (720*480) / PAL (720*576) Switchable|
|WiFi Module||Yes / Removable|
|Interface||Micro USB / UART|
|Max Micro SD Card Supported||64Gb (use class 6 or above: recommended class 10 / UHS-I / UHS-II / UHS-III)|
|Dimensions||PCB 38 x 38mm / Lens Module 19 x 19mm|
|Operating Voltage||DC 5~15V / DC 5V (USB)|
|Operating Current||650mA @ 5V / 270mA @ 12V|
|Weight||19g w/o WiFi Module / 21.8g with|