FPV cameras are small, lightweight and reasonably priced. The FPV camera is mounted onto the drone and sends real time video back to your remote controller, monitor or smartphone via a video transmitter.
Below you will find some of the best FPV cameras of various TVL from the brand leaders such as Eachine, Crazypony, Fatshark, Runcam, Akk and Sherosa. At the very end, we have an excellent FPV basic setup video which shows you everything from the camera, receiver, transmitter, antenna, audio and video cables.
If you are new to the world of drones and just happen to come by this post, it is good to know that if the drone already has a HD camera such as a gopro, you can connect your video transmitter directly to the camera and get the live video feed from it. This is fairly common for most aerial photography drones as it lets you see what is in frame of your camera before you record or take the photo.
Choosing An FPV Camera
Most FPV cameras work on analogue video which means we measure their resolution in TV lines (TVL), rather than the actual pixel count which is common with digital video. TVL is a measure of the horizontal resolution of the camera.
The higher the TVL resolution will mean that more detail will be in the video image captured by the camera. So in general it is better to have a higher TVL resolution camera. Common TVL resolutions for cameras are 420 TVL, 480 TVL, 600 TVL, 800 TVL and 1000 TVL.
Now, the TVL is an extremely important factor in choosing an FPV camera. However, it is not the only factor which dictates how good the picture will be, as other things such as colour reproduction, latency, and dynamic range are also very important factors. To gain further knowledge, read this article on FPV cameras for drones.
FPV Cameras For Drones
Here is an excellent selection of FPV cameras with a range of TVL to choose from.
Popular Brand FPV Camera
Basis FPV Setup Video
Here here is an excellent video which takes you from start to finish of a basic FPV setup including camera, lens, transmitter, receiver, channels, antennae, audio and video cables.