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Runcam 3 - "GoPro Session Size/Shape" Camera
#1
Runcam is developing the new Runcam3 HD camera, that has the shape of the GoPro session (Hero5 session).

The camera is not released into the market until early 2017, so many things aren't settled yet, here is what we know so far.

Updated ETA - March 2017



What you might consider the Runcam 3 over Gopro Session?
  • Exactly same shape and size (dimension), therefore all accessory of GoPro session will be compatible with the Runcam3
  • Runcam 3 will be much cheaper!
  • Runcam3 will come with elastic rubber mount that allows you to mount the camera on top of your quadcopter (for the GoPro session you will have to go and get it 3D printed, which is extra cost
  • Runcam 3 is lighter in weight than the newest GoPro session
  • The engineer also focus on crash resistance, making sure it's durable for FPV Flying
  • It will come with many other accessories and mounts, making the camera suitable for things like travelling, daily life recording etc, other than just mounting it on top of your multirotor
  • Much improved audio (reduced wind noise)

Video recording resolutions can do 1080p/60fps. They also emphasized that the camera will have great WDR and light handling capability. While other cameras will have their FPS drop in half while turning on WDR, the Runcam3 can still maintain the true 60FPS while this feature is turned on.

Recording time of 1080p with WDR enabled is 60mins+. (can't remember exactly, I think it's longer than that)


They planned to make 2 versions (different dimension and features), but now they have removed the other one from the plan and just this one left.

Colour will be at least orange Smile aybe some other colours too (suggest what you like I can let them know!)

Inside the electronics are completely different from Gopro session, only the shape is the similar for the convenience of the FPV community.



Update 03 Feb 2017

Got some comparison images between the runcam 3 and gopro session, might not be how it looks like in the end product, but very close now. (left Runcam3, right Session)





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#2
This looks very interesting. I was planning to get a foxeer legend 2, but now I might reconsider Smile
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#3
I was looking for something cube shaped. I'm really curious about video quality i this one Smile
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#4
Oscar, were there any improvements in battery vs Runcam2? (or they are planned?)
will there be a removable protector like in Runcam 2 ? (totally crashed it - but it served it's purpose save the lense)
will it have removable battery?
will it be powered by external USB?
will the rubber mount be angled ? (instead of flat one)
will it be IR sensitive or blocked?


orientational price ? (i'll be considering dropping the runcam 2 that i have for the cube shape)
All the best
Grzesiek (Grisha/ Greg)

Curently flyable: Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap
Bench / in progres: fixing
thinking about building: 450
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#5
I can't leak anymore than I have covered here as I have agreed with Runcam. There are still some work to be done before release. And things could.obviously change over time

I will come back and update when they allow me to Smile
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
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#6
I think the biggest thing they can do to make this the go to HD cam for FPV is to make the battery removable so we can have multiple out in the field and not have to have multiple Sessions to record more than 2 hours.
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#7
"Colour will be at least orange Smile aybe some other colours too (suggest what you like I can let them know!)"

I like the orange, but would also like white as alternative (instead of the gopro-ish silver they had on runcam2). Big Grin
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#8
As for color orange is good second could be bright yellow to spot it in the grass after the catapult shot
All the best
Grzesiek (Grisha/ Greg)

Curently flyable: Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap
Bench / in progres: fixing
thinking about building: 450
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#9
Any new info about this yet?
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#10
Not yet, they are still working very hard on it Smile
Estimated release is around end of Feb...
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
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#11
(06-Jan-2017, 01:22 PM)Oscar Wrote: Not yet, they are still working very hard on it Smile
Estimated release is around end of Feb...

Ok, I'm looking forward to this Smile

Would you recommend me to wait for this camera or get a Runcam 2?
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(06-Jan-2017, 11:52 PM)Savage FPV Wrote: Ok, I'm looking forward to this Smile

Would you recommend me to wait for this camera or get a Runcam 2?

I can't comment on performance and image quality yet as i haven't tested the Runcam 3, but also depends on which form factor you like better.
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
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(07-Jan-2017, 05:12 AM)Oscar Wrote: I can't comment on performance and image quality yet as i haven't tested the Runcam 3, but also depends on which form factor you like better.

Ok, I will just wait and see the price and quality then I will pick one.
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#14
Any information about live-out ?
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#15
(10-Jan-2017, 06:28 PM)marbalon Wrote: Any information about live-out ?

Yes it has live out, but latency is unknown at the moment.
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