Testing Nano FPV Cameras from Runcam, Caddx and Foxeer

Testing Nano FPV Cameras from Runcam, Caddx and Foxeer

I examined a bunch of nano FPV cameras, together with: Caddx Ant, EOS2, Runcam Nano 4, Phoenix 2 Nano, Foxeer Predator, Razor, Toothless 2 Nano. Let’s examine their specs picture high quality to seek out out which is one of the best Nano FPV digicam.

New to FPV? Check out my FPV Camera buyer’s guide.

Nano dimension FPV cameras are actually small with a width of 14mm. They may not have the identical picture high quality as micro and full dimension FPV cameras because of the smaller imaging sensor and lens, however they’re extraordinarily widespread in micro quads, tiny whoops and ultra-light builds the place area and weight are essential.

Every FPV digicam has completely different latency, and it’s an vital consideration once you purchase one. See my testing of FPV camera latency.


Table of Contents

Caddx Ant

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Specs:

  • Price: $15
  • Weight: 2g
  • Input Voltage: 3.7V to 18V (5V or 1S to 4S LiPo)

The Ant might be my favorite on this spherical of testing – picture high quality is first rate, fairly good WDR and coloration seems to be pure. It’s the most affordable and lightest digicam too, what’s to not like?


Runcam Nano 4

Shops: https://amzn.to/3c1DCSK

Specs:

  • Price: $23
  • Weight: 2.9g
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V to five.5V

Not a lot to say in regards to the Runcam Nano 4, I feel the Caddx Ant wins in virtually all areas.


Runcam Phoenix 2 Nano

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Specs:

  • Price: $30
  • Weight: 5g
  • Input Voltage: 5V to 36V (5V or 2S to 6S LiPo)
  • Camera Settings Adjustable

Basically a miniature model of the Phoenix 2 (with smaller lens), picture high quality seems to be sort of just like the micro model, and you’ll modify digicam settings too. It’s most likely has one of the best sharpness and picture element within the checklist. The solely factor that wants adjusting is white steadiness, it seems to be sort of inexperienced and chilly on default settings.


Foxeer Predator Nano

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Specs:

  • Price: $36.9
  • Weight: 4.8g
  • Input Voltage: 4V – 20V (2S – 4S)
  • Camera Settings Adjustable

One of the costliest cameras on this round-up. There are some fascinating high quality within the Foxeer Predator Nano. It helps the vast voltage vary, you’ll be able to energy it instantly from 2S as much as 4S, and dynamic vary is fairly good. Out of the field I discover the picture over-saturated with some undesirable blue tint, to the purpose it virtually feels a bit “cartoonish”, however from on-line suggestions it appears some individuals really choose this look.


Foxeer Razor Nano

Shops: https://oscarliang.com/product-l1jz

Specs:

  • Price: $20
  • Weight: 3.9g
  • Input Voltage: 4.5V to 7V

The picture of the Foxeer Razor Nano virtually seems to be just like the Runcam Nano 4 with barely decrease sharpness, very related when it comes to picture high quality.


Foxeer Toothless 2 Nano

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Specs:

  • Price: $36
  • Weight: 3.1g
  • Input Voltage: 3.8V to 16V
  • Camera Settings Adjustable

Image Quality Testing

Judge for your self.

Here’s the side-by-side comparability video of the 6 nano FPV cameras:

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Here are some screenshots of the check:


the best nano fpv camera - runcam nano 2, runcam racer nano, foxeer predator nano, caddx kangaroo, eos2

lens comparison - runcam nano 2, runcam racer nano, foxeer predator nano, caddx kangaroo, eos2


Runcam Nano 2

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Specs:

  • Price: $19.9
  • Weight: 3.2g
  • Input Voltage: 3V – 5.5V (1S)
  • Camera Settings Fixed

The Runcam Nano 2 is likely one of the finest price range cameras, that’s why you see it on many BNF fashions. I feel some individuals would possibly even contemplate this their “go-to” digicam for the extra constant picture high quality and vast FOV.


Runcam Racer Nano

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Specs:

  • Price: $35
  • Weight: 3.5g
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V – 5.5V (1S)
  • Camera Settings Adjustable

It has probably the most pure wanting picture, nice vast dynamic vary and low mild dealing with. The solely draw back nonetheless, is the over-sharpened picture with inventory settings, the excellent news is you may have full management on digicam settings. I’d most likely flip down sharpness a good bit to attempt lowering digital artifacts. And additionally enhance distinction to deliver out the element extra.


Caddx EOS2

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Specs:

  • Price: $16
  • Weight: 3.5g
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V – 6V
  • Camera Settings Fixed

The EOS2 is an “okay” digicam, however I’d quite spend $4 extra and get the Runcam Nano 2. It’s some of the value efficient cameras and due to this fact it’s being utilized in many low cost BNF fashions.


Caddx Kangaroo

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Specs:

  • Price: $28
  • Weight: 3.5g
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V – 5.5V
  • Camera Settings Adjustable

The Caddx Kangaroo appears to carry out nicely in low mild, however day mild efficiency is mediocre sadly, unsure if the comparatively smaller lens has something to do with that.


Image Testing

Here is the check footage:

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I additionally examined the Runcam Phoenix Oscar Edition as a reference, to present you an concept how these nano cameras in comparison with a superb micro digicam.

Day Test

Although all these FPV cameras have CMOS sensor, the Caddx EOS2 and Runcam Nano 2 look a bit extra just like the CCD cameras with that basic hotter tone.

Not solely these two cameras appear to have the identical lens, the Nano 2 and EOS2 really produce very related picture high quality as nicely. But the Nano 2 edges out in efficiency with a wider FOV (subject of view), brighter picture, extra constant coloration and higher WDR.

WDR Test below shadow

Many BNF micro quads are shipped with the EOS2, so I’m fairly aware of this digicam, I suppose Caddx simply sells a ton of those to producers cheaply. I’m not a fan of this digicam due to its tendency to adjustments coloration every time it’s battling lighting, and the picture can immediately grow to be very crimson and orange generally.

The Foxeer Predator Nano nonetheless has this annoying blue hue identical to the older variations, and the picture coloration is a bit exaggerated. However, dynamic vary and low mild efficiency is fairly good. And sharpness can be nice with out having an excessive amount of digital artifacts.

Testing shadow element dealing with the solar

The default sharpness degree within the Runcam Racer Nano is manner too excessive as you’ll be able to see within the testing, there are many digital artifacts when wanting on the tree branches. But I actually just like the picture coloration of this digicam, most likely probably the most pure of all. Dynamic vary and low mild are additionally wonderful.

Similar to the Racer Nano, the Caddx Kangaroo additionally suffers from digital artifacts. Not solely that, the colour could be very boring, and the dynamic vary is simply not good in any respect. Shadow element below the solar is almost non-existent, all you’ll be able to see is black. However it really works surprisingly nicely in low mild.

Here are some photographs from the low mild testing at sundown.

Edit History

  • Oct 2019 – Tested Runcam Racer nano, Nano 2, Caddx EOS2, Kangaroo
  • May 2021 – Shortened URL, new cameras examined: Runcam Nano 4, Phoenix 2 Nano, Caddx Ant, Foxeer Predator, Razor and Toothless 2 Nano