Runcam will be an official partner for DJI’s Digital FPV system after Caddx! Exciting news really, quite a few major RC vendors have been notified about this, but products won’t be available for another 2-3 months, so official announcement should follow.
Hopefully in the future there will be more options when it comes to camera and VTX for the DJI FPV system.
Yes, Runcam will be selling the Vista and Nebula Pro too, but they will be under different names most likely.
I’ve been told the Runcam MIPI will continue to work, and hopefully more cameras for the DJI FPV system will be made available in the future.
Update (5th Oct 2021): Runcam released their version of the Vista, Runcam Link, along with a new camera, the Phoenix HD.
If you are not familiar with DJI FPV System eco-system and history, here’s a very brief introduction.
DJI only offers the full size FPV Air Unit (with camera) when it was first released. It’s quite bulky and heavy and therefore it’s not the most popular choice for FPV drones.
In late 2020, Runcam released the Racer 4, and in early 2021, the Runcam MIPI, both support the DJI FPV system. Both times Caddx threatened to lock out 3rd party cameras by implementing encryption but caused backlash from the community (although encryption was never implemented and those cameras were never blocked). Not sure if the partnership has anything to do with those events, anyway it’s great for the community as there will be more options to choose from.
Are you looking forward to this new partnership? What kind of new cameras or product you want to see from Runcam? Let us know in the comment below.