Envivo Helmet Cam

About

I bought this camera for 30EUR at Aldi Belgium, a rebate offer for this Saturday 16 June 2012.

Picture

envivo-helmet-cam.jpg

Lsusb

Bus 002 Device 013: ID 04fc:1528 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd SPCA1527A/SPCA1528 SD card camera (webcam mode)

v4l-info

zoobab@buzek /home/zoobab [13]$ v4l-info 

### v4l2 device info [/dev/video0] ###
general info
    VIDIOC_QUERYCAP
        driver                  : "spca1528"
        card                    : "General Image Devic"
        bus_info                : "usb-0000:00:1d.7-1"
        version                 : 2.13.0
        capabilities            : 0x5000001 [VIDEO_CAPTURE,READWRITE,STREAMING]

standards

inputs
    VIDIOC_ENUMINPUT(0)
        index                   : 0
        name                    : "spca1528"
        type                    : CAMERA
        audioset                : 0
        tuner                   : 0
        std                     : 0x0 []
        status                  : 0x0 []

video capture
    VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT(0,VIDEO_CAPTURE)
        index                   : 0
        type                    : VIDEO_CAPTURE
        flags                   : 1
        description             : "JPEG"
        pixelformat             : 0x4745504a [JPEG]
    VIDIOC_G_FMT(VIDEO_CAPTURE)
        type                    : VIDEO_CAPTURE
        fmt.pix.width           : 320
        fmt.pix.height          : 240
        fmt.pix.pixelformat     : 0x4745504a [JPEG]
        fmt.pix.field           : NONE
        fmt.pix.bytesperline    : 320
        fmt.pix.sizeimage       : 38990
        fmt.pix.colorspace      : JPEG
        fmt.pix.priv            : 2

controls
    VIDIOC_QUERYCTRL(BASE+0)
        id                      : 9963776
        type                    : INTEGER
        name                    : "Brightness"
        minimum                 : 0
        maximum                 : 255
        step                    : 1
        default_value           : 128
        flags                   : 0
    VIDIOC_QUERYCTRL(BASE+1)
        id                      : 9963777
        type                    : INTEGER
        name                    : "Contrast"
        minimum                 : 0
        maximum                 : 8
        step                    : 1
        default_value           : 1
        flags                   : 0
    VIDIOC_QUERYCTRL(BASE+2)
        id                      : 9963778
        type                    : INTEGER
        name                    : "Saturation"
        minimum                 : 0
        maximum                 : 8
        step                    : 1
        default_value           : 1
        flags                   : 0
    VIDIOC_QUERYCTRL(BASE+3)
        id                      : 9963779
        type                    : INTEGER
        name                    : "Hue"
        minimum                 : 0
        maximum                 : 255
        step                    : 1
        default_value           : 0
        flags                   : 0

Webcam mode

Here is a snapshot of the camera in webcam mode, it captures in 640x480:

vlcsnap-2012-06-18-13h13m04s207.png

Battery problems

Even after some 12 hours of charge, the cam does not want to power on.

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