When it comes to action cameras that can also be used to make your RC plane or drone FPV-enabled, the Firefly series (Here is our review of the Firefly 5s) is what comes to mind and rightly so, they have been pretty popular among RC enthusiasts due to their miniature size and large capacity battery. Following up with the popular Firefly 6S, its successor is now out, the Firefly 7S. What’s new? Let’s find out.
Just like the 6S, the Firefly 7S sports a 12MP Sony IMX078 illuminated CMOS sensor and a Novatek 96660 chipset. It features a 120-degree wide-angle lens and supported video resolutions are 2160p (24fps), 2.5K (30fps) 1080p (60fps), 720p (120fps). You also get manual ISO adjustment and loop recording options, among others.
What’s new on the Firefly 7S action camera is the inclusion of a 2-inch LCD screen that should improve user-friendliness which ultimately translates to it being a better device when used as a proper action camera. In addition, you also get a small notification screen besides the lens, just like on the Firefly 6S.
The camera sports a mini-USB/AV-out port, an HDMI port and a microSD card slot. The Firefly 7S is WiFi-enabled as well, allowing you to live preview and control your camera from your Android or iOS smartphone.
On the battery front, the camera comes shipped with a 1050mAh battery that is claimed to last for about 50min while recording video at 4K 24fps. What you also get in the box is a whole bunch of mounts and accessories. The Firefly 7S is now available on pre-order and shipping commences in the first week of July.