Review: Caddx Nebula Micro FPV Camera (Eachine Edition) For DJI FPV System

Here’s a quick look at the Caddx Nebula Micro FPV Camera (Eachine Edition) for the DJI FPV System. I will talk about the features and specs of the camera and post some footage on a later date when the weather gets better here.

Where to Buy

You can buy only the camera and connect it to your existing Caddx Vista or DJi Air Unit by yourself, because they are all compatible. Or you can buy it with the Vista connected out of the box.

What’s Special about Nebula Micro FPV Camera?

There are now two versions of the Nebula camera, the Nano and Micro.

Nebula Nano:

Nebula Micro Eachine Edition:

We briefly talked about the Nebula Nano camera’s specs and performance when it was first released and the result wasn’t as good as we expected. Caddx shortly released an improved version of that but I haven’t tested it yet.

The Nebula Micro Eachine Edition is basically the bigger version of the Nano with similar image quality, but the Micro Nebula supports both analogue and digital FPV systems!

However, here’s the thing.

The Nebula Micro Eachine Edition has almost the same weight and size as the original DJI camera, you lose some image quality but it can be used as an analogue FPV camera. For people who are after the best possible HD image quality, this camera is kind of pointless, but for people who prefer more flexibility, it’s good to have the option.

The Caddx Edition however, is 2 grams lighter than the Eachine Edition, and uses a standard DJI lens (same as the DJI FPV camera). These are the main differences.

Specs and Features

Camera Basic Specs

  • Weight:
    • Camera Only: 8.4g
    • With Vista (no antenna): 28.0g
  • Vista KIT Weight: 26g(camera included)
  • Dimension:
    • Vista: 30x29x13mm
    • Camera: 19x19x20mm
  • Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS
  • Lens focal length: 1.66mm

When used with DJI FPV System

  • Resolution: 720p 60fps
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Supports both DJI Air Unit and Caddx Vista

When used with analogue VTX

  • Camera Input Power: 5V – 36V
  • Resolution: 1000TVL
  • Minimum Latency: 4ms
  • Supports OSD menu to change camera settings
  • 16:9 & 4:3 Aspect Ratio switchable
  • NTSC & PAL switchable

Closer Look at the Nebula Micro Camera

The camera I am reviewing here is a collaboration between Caddx and Eachine, both brand names are visible on the camera which is in red. Caddx also has their own edition, in silver and black.

The Nebula Micro camera has 5 pins on the back: the first 3 pins are 5V, GND, and analog video output for connecting to the VTX (just like any analog FPV cameras). The other two pins are for controlling the OSD menu for changing camera settings (when used as analogue camera).

If you are using this camera with DJI FPV system, you don’t have to connect any of these pins.

Like the original Caddx Vista, the camera is connected to the Vista VTX with the same strong coaxial cable.

Here is a close up shot of the back of the camera with the plastic cover removed.

Here is a side by side comparison of the PCB with the original DJI FPV camera.

Activation and operations are identical to the normal DJI FPV camera, the only difference is just image quality, which is almost identical to the Nebula Nano version. I will post some sample footage to my Youtube channel shortly.

Here’s the product page of the Nebula Micro:

2 thoughts on “Review: Caddx Nebula Micro FPV Camera (Eachine Edition) For DJI FPV System

  1. Ian

    You can’t forget DVR. The DJI AU is good enough for youtube cinematography if you use the on-board DVR. The only reason I haven’t converted all my analog mini quads is the lack of DVR in these mini AUs.

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