Caddx released the Caddx Peanut action camera. This tiny HD camera is designed specifically for FPV, and it’s manufactured by Insta360. In this review we will take a look at the specs and features of the Peanut camera.
Where to Buy?
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-4gig
- AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DeIF13J
- Caddx: https://oscarliang.com/product-wdr1
- Lens aperture: F/2.2
- ISO: Auto, 100-3200
- 35mm equivalent focal length: 11.24mm
- EV: ±4EV
- Video resolution:
- Video mode:
- Pro Video (Flow State stabilization )，
- Video (Basics stabilization), HDR, Timelapse，
- TimeShift (Hyperlapse), Slow Motion
- Storage: 32GB(~28GB usable)
- Video format: Mp4
- Video code: H.264
- Video maximum bitrate: 80Mbps
- USB: Type -C
- Charging Method:
- Power connector
- USB connector
- Charging Time: 23mins-80%/35mins-100%
- Bluetooth: BLE5.0
- Wi-Fi: 5G(standard range approx .10m)
- Operating environment: -20℃~40C
- Weight: 27g
- Power supply range: 5V@1A (Or use 2S-6S step-down module )
According to Caddx, the Peanut camera is a modified Insta360 GO V2. The Insta360 GO 2 was just released this week and the image quality and weight look promising.
The Peanut has stronger housing and a more reasonable price compared to the GO 2, sounds like it’s rebuilt specifically for FPV purposes to withstand crashes.
Image quality of the Caddx Peanut is exactly the same as the Insta360 GO 2. If you haven’t seen my review of the GO 2, check it out, you can also see the image quality there.
Caddx basically made a few tweaks to the GO 2 specifically for FPV purposes.
First, the Caddx Peanut can be powered by external power source, so filming time is no longer limited by the small internal battery (provides only 30 mins record time). You can fly and record as long as you want. However the peanut only takes 5V input, and make sure your BEC is strong enough to provide the necessary current (it pulls about 1.0A-1.2A of current at 5V in operation).
The actually limitation that might stop you from recording longer is actually the internal memory space, because it isn’t using an SD card. The good news is you can download the footage to your phone any time you want using the Insta360 App, and clear the space on the camera.
Second major change in the Peanut is the price. It’s actually cheaper than the GO 2, because it doesn’t come with the charging case.
It comes with ND filter options, and they are screw on which makes it super easy to change, and they stay on very securely.
You can also control, preview, download and edit footage from the Caddx Peanut on the Insta360 App on your phone.
It gets really hot after recording for a few minutes, this could be an issue to the lifespan of the camera, or it could just shut down when it gets too hot. It’s best if you could make sure there’s good airflow while using this camera.