Hi folk's. .been looking for a new camera for weeks now. as you all know as soon as a camera comes to the attention of the masses the price shoots up..the samsung scb2000 is the perfect example on a good day on the bay you could pick one up for £45 now look at the prices,if you can get one for £75 your doing ok.
this camera for those looking for a stand alone sky camera for all sky ect this should fit the bill. samsung scd2080p 12v dc 3.5w 1/3rd super had ccd sensor 600 lines colour min.700 b/w min colour-0.15 lux...0.0003 lux b/w sense up x512 52db agc off zoom ratio- 3.6x manual focal length- 2.8-10mm @ f1.2 max aperture-1:1.2 wide 2.8 tel fov-h:94.4 wide 28 tele coaxial control ect full specs from Samsung got mine for £25 delivered
They are not M12..they are dome camera lenses. I have several samsung dome cameras like this (even this exact model). Standard lenses will not fit. Only lenses made for dome cameras fit theses. The lens fitting is 14mm, and it is smooth not a screw in. The lens clamps in place with a screw. Good luck finding anything but varifocal lenses with this mount type. I have searched high and low to find a fisheye in 14mm to fit these cameras, with zero luck.
They are great cameras and will do fine for allsky, if you can find a lens. What I did for mine was make a m12 lens fitting from another board cam. It did not fit the same screw pattern, so I just hot glued it on.
Good luck with the camera, if you can rig up a lens to fit, it will work well. They are plenty sensitive for this application.
If that doesn't work Davy, then the hot glue job as hemmi suggests will work. That's what I done when I changed the zoom lens to a board lens on the SCZ3370 cam I picked up. I ran sky cam on X512 with zero AGC last night just for a test, and I could see the Northern end of the milky way, and clearly make out M31, so you should get similar results. I got no meteors though.
update on new camera,,got it rigged up just to test and im pretty happy with the set up ect..small differences to the menu compared to the scb2000 but nothing drastic. works fine with the cheap usb grabber I got last week..it uses the honestech software,i have also tested it with sharpcap and to be honest this is the preffered software,utc controller works a dream with this camera,,will make an adapter plate and fix it to a small desk top tripod,,and its a portable nearly or just a bit of an all sky camera ..lol... another nice adition to the kit I think..a couple of these pointed to different sections of the sky at a dark site coupled up to a 12v cctv dvr recording unattended while you use a main scope I think you would be on to a winner....davy