The Runcam Swift 2 Rotor Riot edition has been out for a while and we finally get to try this camera and compare it to the original Swift 2 and see how to perform.
Check out this guide to learn more about FPV cameras.
- CCD 600TVL
- Lens: 2.5mm RC25G (aka “Gopro” lens)
- Input Voltage: 5V – 36V
- Built-in Microphone
- Battery Voltage and timer OSD Display
- Latency: 23ms
- Weight: 15.9g
Differences between Swift 2 Original and Rotor Riot Edition
You can check out our review on the Swift 2 Original here.
As far as we know, the Rotor Riot Swift 2 is based on the Swift 2 hardware with some modifications:
- Custom designed housing (a bit heavier than the original housing, but it looks awesome)
- Custom camera settings from Rotor Riot
- Using “GoPro” lens
What’s in the box?
Image Quality Testing
In the testing, i wanted to compare the Swift 2 original with the Rotor Riot Edition. I thought it would be fun to put the same RR settings on the original and see if we can replicate the same results.
Darker and higher contrast
Somehow there is a slight difference in brightness and colour between the two, I am not sure if that was something caused by the different lenses, or lighting condition even though the tests were done only a few minutes apart.
The Original Swift 2 has a brighter image than the Rotor Riot edition.
Even though they are both 2.5mm lenses, the RG25C lens (Gopro Lens) clearly gives a wider field of view than the Swift 2 stock lens.
Less sun glare
The Rotor Riot Swift 2 seems to get a lot less sun glare when facing the sun.
Overall the two cameras both perform great and have excellent WDR and image quality. However the RR Swift 2 is $3 more but in exchange you get the GoPro lens and nice looking housing, I guess the rest depends on how much you love Rotor Riot :)