At least it wins with HRT2I on the first try )) Yes, for the price of $80 this camera is not so much as to be comfortable in everything. A good 20MP camera with the ability to view in real time on a PC and all the settings via USB costs more, about $250-300
BTW, Ray, did you try some HR C-mount lenses with FHD or just conventional enlargement lenses?
Well, it didn't actually beat the HRT2i, since the comparison was apples-oranges. I don't know if it would be better or not in an apples-apples (as much as possible) comparison. I thought about trying to make such a comparison but the workflow problems make it moot.
I've never seen such a C-mount camera which can transmit full resolution tethered over USB. Do you have any examples?
I did try several high quality C-mount lenses, but none provided anywhere near the image quality of my Macro-Varon, so I just used it for the comparisons.
Yes...DSLR and ILC cameras generally have a port (1/8" jack or sometimes other types) that allow external shutter triggering. This is used for stacks. Do you know if any of these cameras have such capability?
Actually, I don't understand why the full size image needs to be sent over USB except as a single image. 5.6fps is not all that useful for video. What the DSLRs do is send a low-res image over USB for Live View, then send the full size image after shutter trigger. Does the RisiNGCam do this? I don't want 5.6fps full resolution as I don't have a 20MP monitor. It would not even be useful to me since I could not view it.
The problem with the FHD and similar is that they indeed transmit low res over USB for Live View, but then cannot shoot stills in HD.
Yes 5.6 is low, but useful when the subject of view is alive )) But you can see live picture at 30fps with less resolution that correspond to your monitor. My FHD can sent me via USB2 1600X1200 as slow motion video on screen and allow save frame in full 16MP resolution on HDD directly, unfortunatelly only as compressed file.
Yep it is very expensive with up to 192 frames/s There a lot of others from RisiNGCam more cheapy. I have no idea how they do stacks mechanically when this camera have no autofocus hardware. On the "Ali" I see 54 different color USB3 from risiNGCam. Another one on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB3-0-20m...123911280521
Looks like this company is very new. Their eBay feedback is only "5".
I see a camera on AE which says it has auto focus. I wonder how that works. Can't link to it here.
That camera you linked to is still pretty expensive. Canon XS can be had for ~$100 now on eBay. All I can really say that the CMOS camera can give me is better DOF. That's not worth the extra $285 plus risk of things not really working like the seller claims.
I saw Rising Tech cameras at least in 2016 on AE mostly for astronomy and ppl around the world have bought them directly from AE. At least there 3 feedbacks on this new model 20MP on AE and 7 orders. It cost about $317 on AE.
But when you need to magnify it will cost also extra $ for Canon.
Don't know why it so expensive on eBay. On AE with later version of firmware this one cost more than twice less. I saw v2 and even v6. May Be only this seller so expensive? The same one but later modification https://www.ebay.com/itm/34Mp-2K-10...254378551989
The specs look similar but the camera is not the same. Probably similar camera was made by more than one company, or with multiple versions.
The key spec on that page is "HDMI Snap Mode image resolution 16MP", which basically means that you must be in HDMI mode (with USB un-plugged) in order to capture 16MP images. Those images are then stored on the inserted flash card. This is the functionality that made me give up on this camera. I only paid ~$120 for mine, which I actually thought was a bit too expensive. I think Rising is very expensive.