Review: Caddx Nebula Pro Camera for DJI FPV System

Review: Caddx Nebula Pro Camera for DJI FPV System

Caddx launched the Nebula Pro digicam which is an alternate digicam for the DJI FPV system. This is a remake of the earlier Nebula Nano/Micro digicam which wasn’t excellent. Is the Nebula Pro higher? Let’s discover out.

The earlier Nebula from Caddx was very low-cost and three grams lighter than the inventory DJI digicam, however picture high quality was simply disappointing, to say the least. So they made a brand new model, the Nebula Pro which has a lot improved picture.

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You can get the Nebula Pro digicam alone (see right here tips on how to join digicam to Air Unit), or with the Vista Air Unit as a combo. These are affiliate hyperlinks.

Nebula Pro with Vista

Nebula Pro Camera (Alone)

Let’s examine the specs and options of the brand new digicam with the older ones.

Nebula Pro Nebula (Nano) DJI Camera
Price* $56 $37 $60
Weight 6.1g ** 4.5g 8.2g
Size 19x19mm 14x14mm 21x22mm

* Prices are solely the digicam with out the Vista / Air Unit.

** my very own measurement

Here’s the official specification of the Nebula Pro:

  • Image sensor: 1/3-inch CMOS sensor
  • Resolution: 720p 60fps
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 & 16:9 (Switchable)
  • FPV / Recording FOV: 150°
  • Lens: 2.1mm f/2.1
  • FPV Latency: <28ms
  • Weight: 6g
  • Dimension: 19*19*20mm
  • Shutter: Rolling Shutter
  • Housing: Aluminum alloy

Nebula Pro vs. Nebula Nano

The new Nebula Pro can do each 4:3 and 16:9 facet ratios, helps low latency mode in addition to top quality mode. That’s one thing that the older Nebula couldn’t do: it was caught at 16:9 top quality mode, to not point out you couldn’t even regulate any digicam settings which was inconvenient.

It is heavier than the Nebula Nano, however it exhibits large enhancements in picture high quality from the earlier model. Spoiler alert: it’s now very near the unique DJI digicam.

It not has analog output – it may solely be used with DJI FPV system, both the Vista or the Full dimension Air Unit.

Nebula Pro vs. DJI Camera

The Nebula Pro has nearly the identical options because the DJI digicam, with just a few small variations.

It is lighter and smaller than the DJI digicam with its commonplace 19x19mm micro digicam dimension which inserts completely in most FPV drone frames. The uncommon 22x21mm dimension of the DJI digicam requires 3D printed digicam mount or a body that’s designed particularly for this digicam dimension.

Caddx did say the Nebula Pro is utilizing a unique picture sensor than the DJI digicam, however it makes use of what it appears to be the very same lens, so you would use the identical 3D printed lens protectors on the Nebula Pro.

From contained in the goggles, actually I couldn’t inform any distinction when flying the 2 cameras again to again.

But when evaluating the DVR footage aspect by aspect, there may be some noticeable variations in picture coloration. The Nebula Pro has barely colder tone than the inventory DJI cam. But aside from that they appear just about an identical, together with subject of view, large dynamic vary, and so on.

DJI Camera

DJI Camera

Caddx Nebula Pro

Caddx Nebula Pro

Sharpness of the 2 cameras are nearly an identical.

DJI Camera

DJI Camera

Caddx Nebula Pro

Caddx Nebula Pro

And in low mild, I’d say they carry out about the identical as properly.

DJI Camera

DJI Camera

Caddx Nebula Pro

Caddx Nebula Pro

Is the Nebula Pro successful?

In my opinion, sure. It has related picture high quality to the unique DJI digicam and but it’s a few grams lighter, has 19x19mm type issue and prices just a few {dollars} much less, what’s to not like?

If you ever break the inventory DJI digicam, I believe the Caddx Nebula Pro is usually a good substitute too, however do be careful for the totally different digicam dimensions in case your body help it.