Just received the Revolution Imager R2 from Orange County Telescope. This is the replacement for the now out of stock original Revolution Imager which included an entry level video camera and all necessary accessories in one complete package. The R2 comes with the same complete set of accessories in a very nice protective case with strap:
1/3" analog video camera
7" LCD monitor with remote control and stand
12V Li ion battery
UTC camera remote control
power and video cables
I haven't been able to get outside with it yet, but am impressed with how well everything was packed and protected inside the hard cover case. It came with a printed set of instructions for setting it up and a short 3 step guide to setting up the camera menu to start. Pictures of the everything are shown here. As you can see, everything is neatly packaged in the carrying case. The camera has a Sony ICX811 CCD and you can plainly see that it is a smaller version of the original. I'm betting it will still give amazing results either with the in camera stacking (up to 6 frames) or with a computer and stacking software like Sharpcap. You can get more details on the RevolutionImager.com web site.
Seeing this in person I can say this is a very nice all-in-one easy to set up package for anyone wanting to start out in deep sky video. It also looks like a great outreach setup.
Just as soon as I can, I will give the camera a go and let post some images.
Edit: Sorry, but I just noticed another thread on this new camera. I didn't mean to steal the topic. I guess I was just so excited to share that I didn't check the other postings first.
Edited by CA Curtis 17, 17 May 2016 - 12:05 AM.