After being successful with the DIY camera for EAA (http://www.cloudynig...ter-than-ln300/) a small group of CN members could't quell the desire for better cameras. We found one better than the DIY camera. It is LN300-11673 (PAL). It doesn't act like its sister LN300-11672 (NTSC) that shares the same RJ11 DSP.
It has longer integration time 20sec (NTSC 17 sec) because its base shutter speed is 1/50sec (NTSC 1/60). The LN300-11673 has full color operation even when AGC is on HIGH.
The LN300-NTSC model is well known in this CN forum. It's flaw was it became B/W when AGC and SENS-UP were boosted.
The LN300-PAL model, however, revealed its color capability in that extreme conditions. A frame below is an indoor target made of a foam board painted flat black and a couple of color pictures cut out from an advertising paper to simulate actual targets. You can clearly see the colors at SENSE-UP x1024, AGC HIGH, 3DNR 5, BRIGHTNESS 99 and so on. Optimized parameter settings and mode of operation will be discussed in later posts. Actual DSO images will be also be posted later.
We have found a camera at a reasonable price ($69) which may serve well for EAA purposes. There will be some DIY aspects including control cables and methods that can be covered in the later posts as well.