This is the second run, cam camera that uh is compatible with the dji system. The first one, the run cameras for four was um, pretty pretty bad image quality. In my opinion, i didn’t even bother reviewing that one, because it just didn’t look very good. Um not very competitive, i mean the nebula nana was considered. The worst dji camera in the runcam racer 4 was quite a bit worse than that. So i didn’t even bother looking at that one, but this is their second um try at this. This is a 19 millimeter micro, size camera and unfortunately, it is only 16 by nine and uh there’s, no low latency mode, so basically it’s 720p 60 frames per second no 120 frames per second. So it is not in the same class as the nebula pro or the dji camera, so it’s going to be more similar to the nebula micro or the nebula nano. Basically so, but it’s got a different image. Quality and you’ll see that in the flight footage. But let me just show you the camera itself and sort of how it compares to the other cameras, and this is a 19 millimeter camera standard mounting m2 mounting holes. You can see the the nose is quite a bit shorter than most of the cameras. So here is the nebula micro camera see here line up the holes here, it’s gon na be hard to see here, but see how much shorter it is.
You line up the holes i’d say here about two, maybe two and a half millimeters shorter. When you mount it in your frame – and i did mount it into this – um rc uh the uh – what is this – the um smart 35? This has the nebby the nano camera in here and when i stuck that in here, it was very much recessed and you’ll see in the fight footage that the uh frame corners show up in the video because it’s a fairly um wide angle, camera. So you’re going to probably have to consider that in terms of what frames you’re going to want to put it in and if you compare it to the this, is the nebula nano? If you don’t have the holes here, you can see again it’s going to be sitting further back in any type of frame that this camera will go into compared to the frames that are designed for the cadx cameras. So that’s going to be a pretty big consideration on what you decide to put this in that’s. Why i pulled it back out of the smart 35 because i don’t like the frame in my video and also kind of blocks, the view it’s. Not you know being aware being able to see where you’re going so i’m going to put this into something else for further testing again here is the nebula pro camera again, you can see how much further back it is and then just all the lenses are the Same between the nebula pro and the dji camera see how the lenses compare.
This is the dji camera, of course, totally different mounting system. For this and again, it sits further back in the frame where the mount hole is, as you can see right there. Now this mipi connector here, which is standard you can buy the connector with the camera from run cam. If you want – or you can just buy the camera by itself – and you know obviously it’ll – you just have to disconnect the connector from the camera that’s already in your existing system – you can plug it in here, and this is the bottom here right here. This is the bottom of the camera that’s, the top of the camera, and the connector will come up like this. So let me show you a little photo. What that looks like there’s, no secure, there’s, no there’s, something that secures the connector on to the board here. There’S, no part or anything like that, like on the chaotix cameras, there’s this little piece of the board back here and then that holds the connector in place, so it won’t pop off in a crash. This does not have that. I don’t know maybe that’s how they save the five dollars. The price difference, i think, is a little bit cheaper um, so something you’ll have to put some glue on there or come up with some sort of a 3d printer part, perhaps to secure that connector down. Otherwise, it’ll pop off in a crash all right so here’s how i should weighs so it’s 6.
33 grams and the maybe the micro 6.09, maybe the pro 5.92 nano 4.72 – and this is the full dji camera 9.44. All right! So just uh talk about the flight footage here, as i um show it to you um. In my opinion, the uh footage looks like it has um a better sharpness setting it’s, not as sharp or as pixelated as that shimmer compared to the nebula, especially the nebula. The nano camera – the nebula, the micro camera – is a little bit better in that aspect compared to the nebula, the nano the colors are really different. So if you don’t, like the sort of over saturated look of the nebula nano um, this one is kind of reminds me of like the run cam 4 or the run cam 5 it’s. They, you know, run cam. They don’t go for super saturated colors. Their color is a little bit more natural. Looking, however, they all the sun run. Camp sensors seem to have like this sort of magenta or pink hue on the whole image which i personally i’m not particularly fond of, but uh some people say they don’t notice it or they don’t care about that. But i i noticed it on this camera as well. You don’t get as much of the sort of the red flare that you get on the nebula nano lens, so this lens doesn’t have that. But you have this sort of pink hue and the whole image here and there kind of comes in and out depending upon the angle of the sun, not sure if that’s from the lens or, if that’s a sensor or not but that’s.
A characteristic of a lot of run, cam products, the um, but the in terms of the colors. This you know it’s not as saturated it’s, less contrasty, so there’s less contrast in the overall image so um, i don’t know if that’s necessarily better or worse, for flying. Um, i think it looks better in terms of video and if you want to show your flight footage but it’s, perhaps not as good for flying um, yeah it’s hard to say the ground definitely looks way different, not as dark, especially on the contrast side. More detail in the shadows, the ground colors, are a little bit more realistic. Looking, in my opinion, the field of view is again it’s a 69 aspect ratio again just like the nebula nano and everything micro, but the field of view is a little bit wider than the nebula nano um and nebula micro is like. I think this is like 100 and i forget i’ll i’ll put up the numbers up on the screen here, but the it’s a little bit wider than nebula nano, but a little bit less wide than the nebula micro version that comes from eachine with the 1.66 millimeter Lens that one’s uh that one’s wider, both vertically and horizontally, compared to this camera. So if you’re looking for a little bit more field of view, especially vertically, this is going to be a little better than nebula nano and the nebula micro with the standard dji lens.
But it’s going to be less than the 1.66 millimeter lens from the eachine version of the nebula micro uh. This one is just dji: only you can’t change any of the settings like you can on every the micro, so you can definitely do more with in terms of manipulating the settings on the nebula, the micro side, um, to reduce the sharpness and contrast and get better Colors so there’s um with this one with the with this run, cam camera you just have the whatever that they decided to pick and that’s it so that’s pretty much it. You know um in terms of whether or not this is going to work down the road. I don’t know my feeling is that, as long as it as as the vista and the air unit work with any of the nebula micros and nebula nano cameras, they’ll continue to work with the run cam cameras until they do a hardware change. I think that’s going to require hurricanes, but when they do that, if they kill off the compatibility with the run, cam cameras, it’ll also kill off the compatibility with the nebula nano and nebula micro cameras. As far as i can tell because there’s no other way, i mean, i don’t know how they’re going to be able to tell the difference, because it just uses a standard connector here and there’s. Nothing special in terms of the video data being set back and forth. It’S not encrypted so that’s pretty much it for this one, oh yeah.
Let me know if you want to see any additional coverage of this particular camera. If you want to see how this compares to the nebula micro and that’ll be the net yeah nebula pro and nebu the micro, i will link some other videos. I flew at the same spot. You can, you know, sort of compare how it looks and you can get an idea of whether or not you feel you agree with what i said about my opinion on what the image looks like you know, i think this is definitely better than runcam racer, whether Or not is better than the nebula micro kind of i don’t know what to see. I like the fact that you can change the settings of the nebula micro um. You know, even though it does not. You have to do on the analog side. It will cut, it will carry over to the dgi side and you can get a nicer picture and then there’ll be the micro in my opinion, than this camera anyway. That’S good idea for this one.