That’s right, the #11 Keychain cameras that we all know and love have been improved upon, and quite a bit it seems! Tom Frank has been working with the developers of the #11 and they’ve announced the new #16, which is for sale already. Be sure and check out the RCGroups thread, Chuck’s page, and the listings on eBay!
Notable changes and improvements include connectors for the battery and CMOS module, meaning easy replacement or upgrades later, improved light handling, less vignetting in the corners, sharper video, less oversaturated colors, less white balance “hunting” with changes in lighting, etc. There’s a full list on the eBay listings linked above. Also, check out this video comparing the #11, the #16, and the #16 with some editing.
Last but not least is the awesome software that Isoprop has written for the #16, which includes a nice manual explaining all the camera’s features, as well as a configuration utility to change settings in the camera. There’s a lot of them too! Be sure to download the printable version of the manual to read over for a full list of camera specs and features. Get them here!
Needless to say, my camera is ordered and on the way! I’m expecting to see if after New Years with it coming air mail from China during the holidays, so keep an eye out for that! I’ll be sure to post a review after it arrives!