BetaFPV Nano HD Camera – World’s Smallest!

by Oscar

The BetaFPV Nano HD camera is the smallest and lightest HD camera system yet that records 1080p footage! The whole thing weighs less than 7 grams! It’s so small it even fits in 65mm tiny whoops!

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The Smallest HD Camera?

The BetaFPV Nano HD camera can shoot 1080p 60FPS videos while being used as an FPV camera. What’s even more amazing is the weight, at only 6.7g!

Although this cam is sold by BetaFPV, I am pretty sure it’s manufactured by Caddx as the camera board is almost identical to the Caddx Baby Turtle. The main difference I can see is the camera module, and they managed to shave 3 grams off it.

I reviewed the Runcam Split Nano last year and thought it was pretty impressive at 10g, but this is another level in terms of weight.

The camera board has a mounting pattern of 26x26mm, and it can be mounted on top of a whoop style flight controller. That means you can probably use this camera on any tiny whoops. However it takes 5V to 20V input voltage, so you do need to power it with 2S LiPo, or if you only run 1S you will need a boost voltage regulator.

Note that the camera module has no screw holes, you will have to install it in some sort of holder or canopy. This is how they do it in the Beta65X HD.

Specs and Features

  • Image Sensor: 1/2.7″ CMOS Sensor
  • HD Video resolution: 1080P @ 60fps / 30fps
  • NTSC / PAL Switchable via OSD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 or 4:3 Switchable via OSD
  • 1.8mm Lens
  • Field of view (FOV): 170° (for both HD and FPV in 16:9)
  • Video file format: MP4
  • Supports Micro SD cards up to 64G (which SD card to get?)
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Input voltage: 5V-20V DC (2S, 3S and 4S LiPo)
  • Current: 160mA @ 12V
  • Net weight: 6.71g
  • Camera Dimension: 14 x 14mm
  • PCB Board with 26mm mounting holes

How to Use BetaFPV Nano HD Camera

The only way to change camera settings is to use your radio sticks. It doesn’t come with joystick or remote so there is no other way.

To do this, you first have to connect the camera to the FC.

The ADC pad on the camera is for camera control. It should be connected to the LED pad on the FC board. If you use other pad on the FC instead of LED pad, you should change it in the commands below.

Enter the CLI commands:

resource LED_STRIP 1 NONE resource CAMERA_CONTROL 1 A00 set camera_control_mode = HARDWARE_PWM set camera_control_ref_voltage = 330 set camera_control_key_delay = 200 set camera_control_internal_resistance = 99 set camera_control_button_resistance = 125,110,90,75,20 set camera_control_inverted = OFF

You can now change camera settings using your radio sticks: mid throttle, yaw right to enter menu. Leave throttle at middle, and use roll and pitch to navigate.

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Mats 16th March 2021 - 6:31 am

Thanks for the info!

I got one of these arriving soon, and I cant really understand why Betafpv tells you to remove the black 6-pin connector and use the soldering pads? Is it because they dont include the male connector or is there another reason? I looks like I could use a 6-pin IDC 2,54 mm?

Fred Cass / VRMan3D 5th June 2020 - 3:38 pm

I was thinking of using this for a very lightweight fpv fixed wing plane, but now I see it seems to require an FC if I want to change anything on it. Too bad they didn’t go with the simple foxeer solution (mini joystick) or that phone software that displays UPC type images. But maybe the default settings would be enough.
I was just watching your videos and Ummagawd’s with you about the RunCam and Caddyx cams. This one has a good price and the weight is great. I suppose I could just solder it up to a quad FC, but that’s too bad they did it this way.
Thanks for all you do, we appreciate it!

Paul Hope 30th May 2020 - 4:44 pm

Nice… Would love to see a video review of it.
Any idea what the latency is like and does it get much higher when you are recording?