Details Foxeer HS-117

  • Brand: Foxeer
  • Model: HS-1177
  • CCD: 1/3″ Sony Super HAD II
  • Resolution: 600TVL
  • Format: NTSC/PAL via OSD
  • Day/Night: Auto/Switching w/IR cut
  • Min. LUX: 0.01
  • Lens: 2.8mm
  • Lens IR: IR Blocked
  • Size: 25 x 25mm
  • Material: Plastic Case
  • Weight:  14.6 grams
  • OSD: Yes
  • Voltage: DC5V~22V
  • Availability:  In stock
  • Price: $56

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The Foxeer HS-1177 w/ Sony Super HAD II

New to FPV or a long time veteran, the Sony Super HAD has been a staple of any decent fpv set-up… Many manufactures have tried to house it, some good and some bad… Today we’re gonna take a look at Foxeer’s new offering using the Sony Super HAD II and see if it’s really a runcam killer and the camera to have right now.

I already have a runcam swift, why do I need this Foxeer?

You don’t…yet, but you will because that runcam will fail even from the lightest of crashes. This is a known problem so we’re going to crash the hell out of this Foxeer and determine if it’s any better than the rest. Before I do this test I’ll let everyone know… I pay full price for these camera’s to review, so I can give a shit less who’s feelings I hurt, I owe no one~ At this point I have already had enough runcams fail that I can tell you 100% their quality control sucks, so many random cameras are failures from the factory, also note their customer support is absolutely awful. I will also not be crashing quadcopters for this test, I can’t afford to $mash up that many this week so I’ll be strapping this HS-1177 to a brushless rc car and see how long it take to kill it.

Let us take a closer look at Foxeer’s HS-1177 details before we kill it

The foxeer HS-1177 uses a 1/3″ Sony Super HAD II CCD, Nextchip 2040 DSP, Wide D-WDR, 2D-DNR Digital Noise Reduction, with a minimum illumination 0.01 Lux (blackwhite) all with a powerful OSD system.

Pixel :PAL: 976(H) ×494(V);NTSC: 768(H)×494(V)
TV System :PAL/NTSC(according to country)
Resolution :650TVL(b/w), 600tvl(color)
Synchronization :internal synchronize
Shutter Speed (CCD IRIS) :PAL: 1/501/100000 sec; NTSC: 1/601/100000 sec
Noise :andgt; 60 (AGC OFF)
Video Out :75ohm, synchronize
Min. Illumination :0.01Lux
Auto Gain :Off/Low/Mid/High
Back Light Compensation (BLC) :Off /Back light compensation/ Strong light suppression
Private shading (PRIVACY) :18 private shading area
Motion Detection (MD) :On/ Off (Multi level sensitivity settable)
Auto White Balance :Manual / Auto / Auto track
Mirror :Horizontal Mirror optional
Negative :Positive / Negative optional
Color to Bandamp;W :Auto
DNR :2DNR
WDR :D-WDR
Day / Night Shift :Auto/ Color/ Bandamp;W
Menu (OSD) :English menu
White Dot Repair :Support
Image Adjustment :Support
Camera Title :Support
Power Requirement :DC5V22V
Working Temperature :-10℃ 50 ℃
Working Humidity :2080%
Storage Temperature :-40 ℃ 60 ℃
Storage Humidity :2095%
Dimensions(mm) :17X17(W*L)
Power Consumption :70mA

Okay so all that out of the way, let’s begin testing (crashing) and see if it outlasts the runcam swift~

After 3 days of running this thing in the Phoenix AZ heat I ended up just mounting the hs117 to my brushless Axial Wraith and hammered the streets. I bounced, shook, and abused this car all over my neighborhood and in the end, I left more damage on the neighborhood than the camera. This picture is still perfect, crystal clear and nothing of the internals have come disconnected. I have run the camera for over 1 hour straight while the weather outside is over 100 degrees. In the end, I strapped it to a hubsan, ran into everything possible and only after dropping the x4 from about 150″ and smashed everything including the hs117 did it finally die.

Final Thoughts on the Foxeer HS117

RIP my little foxy friend, I will definitely be buying more… This camera withstood more abuse that a red headed step child and took it like a champ. Day and night performance was on par with the best, zero lag, good colors and so far my favorite OSD. The mounting kit includes is everything you need, price is right so goodbye runcam~