HawkEye Firefly 8S - 90° FOV Reviews, tests, firmware updates

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  1. TechTronic9000

    TechTronic9000 Well-Known Member

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    The new HawkEYE Firefly 8S is another action camera based on the solution provided by Ambarella A12 platform chipset and the Sony IMX 117 CMOS sensor. The main features are real 4K resolution, Full HD at 120 FPS and an impressive 720p @ 240 fps which will make stunning slow motion videos. The camera also provides extra functionality such as WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth remote control, external microphone, PWM remote control, FPV video output and provides a lot of functions like time lapse or long exposure photography. The 8S is also available in two lens options which are wide: 170° FOV and no fish eye distortion 90° FOV.

    So far I'm really impressed by:

    - GoPro format
    - Mini USB 10P with audio input, pwm control, fpv output
    - Hi voltage battery (4.35V/cell)
    - Sunlight readable display
    - Sun hood included
    - Generous bundle
    - Stable firmware
    - Firmware updates !


    Part 1 of the review

    Unboxing, accessories, Bluetooth remote paring, full menu walkthrough with explanations, WiFi app complete demo test.





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    Firmware update
    V34

    Update List:
    a.Add FOV function, not available at 1080P 60/30 and superview mode.
    b.Solve the problem that when turn on WiFi within 1.5 sec while machine power on, the machine will no response.
    c.Solve the problem that it can't playback when micro sd card full.

    How to update firmware:
    a.Delete all the files in MicroSD card , and then copy update file to MicroSD card( “FIREFLY_FWUPDATE.bin”).
    b.Put MicroSD card into camera and power on.
    c.Switch to system menu: Version.
    d.Press OK button to check the update fimware, if detected firmware is right, select “yes” to update.
    e.Once confirmed, camera will update automaticly.
    f.It will take 1-2 minutes to update. When update finish, it will power on, and then will reboot..
    g.Detele firmware update files.
    h.Just update the newnest firmware.

    Available to download from http://www.cnfpv.com/ or faster from the HawkEYE Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/153088881892675/
     
  4. stefano giovannini

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    I am really interested.

    Does the 170 degree version have fisheye correction in camera (7S has it in the menu, but not sure if it works, it resets when EIS is on).

    I wonder why Auto Photo Mone aka Photo Time Lapse has a minimum interval of 3" instead of 1" or 0.5" which is useful. Is it due to this Ambarella chip?
     
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    The 170° and 90° use the same firmware, i haven't seen a fisheye correction option in the menu, maybe it can be added later, the A12 platform has this option and it works in the SJ7 Star.
     
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