This is obviously for the dji fpv system and works with the vista and the air unit uh. This is primarily a nighttime or low light or starlight. Camera it’s got a very low lux rating um it’s gon na be similar to the performance of the foxier cat series. I think the latest the cap three but that’s an analog camera, so this camera has a very impressive nighttime flying performance. So if you’re trying to fly this in very low light situations, you’re going to be able to see a lot more detail with a lot less video noise compared to the dji, camera and i’ll show you some comparisons here momentarily so in terms of the size and The weight specifications of the camera it’s a little bit heavier than the nebula pro it has a longer lens, so the nose of the camera sticks out more from the mounting point. So you have to keep that in mind for various frames. You’Re going to be potentially putting this into the sensor is a 16 9 only sensor. It is very similar in in, i guess, the the way, the nebula micro, the nebula nano works in terms of uh, only 16 9 mode, and only high high quality mode. No low latency mode in this one and no 4 3 mode like in the nebula pro camera. So, as you can see here, i’ve got the camera already installed in this quad. This is the camera 3.
. I don’t have a video on this out. Yet they’ll come out later, not sure when make sure you’re subscribed. If you want to get more details on the quad but yeah, i already have this installed in here and i’m going to be using this as a test platform for future dji cameras. That’S. Why? I built this quadro got this frame specifically for these type of tests, but i already installed the camera in here and removed it from the vista that was attached to in this kit. So this one comes in a kit here says vista kit here and by the way you see down here, says licensed version. There is a chip on the back of the camera. I guess it’s some sort of a video processing chip and it’s the same one that’s on the dji camera and on the nebula pro. So this will work with future hardware that’s going to come out later, that’s going to kill off all the run. Cam variants of the dji cameras that are out there currently just letting you know that’s what i’ve been told, and but this is a normal vista, not the new one, and i just basically took the camera off of there and i’m just that’s. Why you have this vista here, and this new kit comes with a updated antenna. This is the antenna that all the new vista kits will be coming with it’s a lighter, smaller version, i’m told it has the same performance, but it looks a little bit shorter than the old one.
I didn’t do the measurements, but it does look a little bit shorter, but it is lighter as well. However, the camera is also going to be sold separately, of course, on its own. I don’t know the pricing of any of the stuff yet, and i don’t even have links as the time of the video. I will add them to the video description later and also various stores that obviously show up at. So if you see the video and there are any links in the description, it just means that i haven’t gone right to updating the video. Yet you should check later and the links will be um down in that video description at some point. So no need to ask me about that. It’Ll just be in the i’ll just update in one update this video. When i get those links now getting back to the camera itself and the performance of it, you know uh, you know just i’m just going to show you here the what it looks like when i’m flying at night – and you know it’s pretty impressive compared to the You know gopro footage i have on here as well, which i’ll show you side by side with some gopro footage, which is it’s a little. The gopro fridge is a little bit darker than what it looks like in to the naked eye, but it’s um, pretty close it’s, pretty dark where i’m flying here, and so you got an idea of where i’m flying sort of the darker areas versus the areas.
With more light with the um street lamps and also the lights in the parking lot, but i think the you know some of the. If you compare it to the way the gopro fridge looks like it’s, pretty close to what you can see. It’S pretty dark in this area and the performance of this camera is pretty impressive. You can see a lot more detail in very low light with not as much video noise, and so you can do that with a dji camera to a certain point, and then you get a lot of video noise it’s very grainy. You lose a lot of details in the video footage and then a certain point when it gets too low. You can’t see anything with the dji camera, even with all the noise and this camera outperforms that by a wide margin, in my opinion, now of course you know, the downsides are the 69 only and high quality mode? Only so for those of you that are sticklers for 4 3 mode and low latency, this is this. Camera is obviously a non starter for you guys. I know that um i’m sure there’s going to be a billion complaints down in the comments section about that. Yet another 16 9 camera. I know yeah, i mean everyone’s looking for like another nebula pro camera um from someone uh, but um yeah well stay tuned, something’s coming i’ll, just let you know that they are working on things.
But you know this is the first of many um cameras that are on the way now, regarding the field of view of this camera, it’s a little bit wider in the horizontal field of view compared to the dji camera in the 4 3 mode. However, in the 4 3 mode, the dji camera has a much wider vertical field of view than this camera. Of course, you know that is going to be the case in most instances when you compare 4 3 aspect, ratio cameras versus 16, 9 aspect, ratio cameras, the 4 3 ones will always have a bigger sensor and a wider field of view vertically. So again, for those of you that prefer 43, i know. Obviously you guys prefer that, because of the wider vertical field of view, um yeah, this one has a the polar camera, has a wider horizontal field of view. But of course you know most people that fly fv don’t really care about that as much as the vertical field of view. So just keep that in mind, that’s the another limitation on this camera. Now the daytime performances cameras actually pretty good too i’m. Surprisingly, clear, uh and and and sharp in terms of like the no amount of details you can see with the camera. So this camera, in my opinion, in daytime footage, outperforms the nebula nano and the nebula micro compared to the dji camera and the nebula pro camera, which is almost the same as the dji camera.
This camera seems to be. I don’t know less over sharpened in its image processing like i always felt that the dji camera was a little bit over sharpened, and so you get a lot of sort of sharpness artifacts. This one seems to have less of that so in in the goggles at least, and it does show up a little bit in the dvr fish, but mainly in the goggles, which is obviously hard for me to show you. It does seem like the the image is much clearer than any of the cameras that have come out before for a uh. You know the dji fpv system, the vista or the the air unit, so it says a lot of course. You know the dvr footage. Just does not give it justice what i’m talking about here. You’Ll just have to try it out and you’ll see uh. You just show a little bit, you know and in the dvr footage it looks like the image is softer and um, but in the goggles that actually looks better, at least to me, in my opinion, than the dji image. Now the white balance and the color reproduction is a little bit off in terms of like certain sort of off white colors and that typically will show up as grayish have a little bit too much yellow. In my opinion, in the footage and but the sky looks pretty accurate, it’s pretty pretty blue and it looks pretty normal pretty close to the way the dji camera looks same with things like grass and trees.
Those are also fine it’s, just that there’s a little bit of a yellow tint in certain lighter colors, and i think that’s, because it needs a little bit of an adjustment in the white balance. Um so i’m, not sure if that can be fixed in firmware a lot of or not it’s, not a big deal. Doesn’T really bother me that much when i’m flying. But when you look at the dvr footage, it just looks like it is a little bit off now. One of the interesting features of this camera that none of the other cameras has is the ability to change the um, brightness and saturation settings which you can do by soldering a one of the pigtails for the little joystick controller for camera. Settings that come with all the analog cameras from cadx, so you can just basically cut off the other end solder it on, and then i believe, uh right and left are saturation settings. So right goes. If you click on the joystick to the right, it increases joystick to the left, decrease the saturation joystick up, increases brightness joystick down, decreases, brightness uh short press to save the settings and long press to restore back to factory settings. Now, there’s no osd on the screen, showing you what setting you’re on it. Just basically, as you click the joystick, you just see the setting. You just see the image change in the goggles and also shows up in the dvr recording as well so um yeah there’s.
No, like other you can’t change it with the goggles. You can only change that joystick setting and if you solder, that wire to the um connector points on the back of the camera, so you do have to modify the camera. Take the back off and all that and i had to actually shave a little bit of the plastic off of the back cover to get the cover to stay on so it’s a little bit of you know. Hacking needs to be done to do that, but if you aren’t happy with the stock factory settings, you can adjust those if you want – and it does have a pretty profound effect on the image when you’re actually looking through the goggles and also on the dvr footage. So those things are available there for, for you to change now, i’ve, actually um asked cadex, you know for future cameras, you know, can we change not only brightness and saturation, but how about also sharpness and contrast? I think for me for an fpv camera sharpness and contrast have a bigger effect in terms of what i’m able to see over saturation and brightness. This is my opinion, but yeah, hopefully, we’ll see sharpness and contrast in future cameras that come from chaos because it looks like they have the ability to make changes in the camera itself, um as it’s, sending the image out to the um vista and obviously to your Goggles, so something to be aware of for future cameras.
Okay, so i think that’s gon na be it for this video um i’ll post additional footage down in the video description as separate uh short videos. If you guys want to see more, if you want to see something specific, let me know in the comments and and i’ll update the video description with um unlisted videos to additional types of footage if there’s enough requests yeah that’s. What typically do for these kind of reviews, but yeah, you know overall, i, like the camera um, i don’t know what’s going to cost or anything like that. So that’ll help us uh. You know my my opinion and the value of this is sort of tempered right now, because i don’t know what it’s actually going to cost. If it’s going to cost twice as much as a nebula per camera, i would say i would say no don’t get it, but i don’t think it’s going to be that much. I think i was actually going to be going to be costing less um. There probably cost more than a nebula nano, but um yeah, you know again, uh let’s, see and then uh again i’ll update the video description with my opinion and the value of this once the pricing is uh disclosed anyway that’s gon na.