This camera was put together specifically for FPVCycle and as of September 2020, the best overall looking sub 2g camera we’ve seen. This camera was designed to fit into the BeeBrain V2 mount although the lens does protrude slightly out from the mount bumpers. All in all, this camera inside the BeeBrain V2 mount is the best combination of image quality per gram and mounting durability we could find for small, light platforms like the BabyTooth and TP3.
The Ant Lite 4:3 uses the same electronics and sensor as the standard Caddx Ant camera. The only difference between the standard Ant Lite and this camera is the lens and lens mounting apparatus. The lens selected for this was chosen among a dozen options and is slightly sharper than the standard Ant lens. The normal Ant Lite is a 16:9 only camera. This is NOT the normal Ant Lite. This camera is ONLY 4:3.
- Plug for wires and OSD settings
- 13x13mm PCB
- 13.5mm from back of PCB to end of lens (not including connectors)
- 10mm lens end diameter
- ~1.8mm lens
- NTSC and PAL
Caddx Ant Lite 4:3 FPV Camera - FPVCycle Edition
My favorite for toothpick
I have tried about 4 of the best options out there, for lightweight toothpick builds. This is by far the best option. It’s 4:3, light weight, has a very clear picture, and does not blow out when looking into the sun, like others on the market. It is a little tricky to mount it in the NBD mount, and still have a little protection. What I did was push it in until just before it sticks out, and then use hot glue on the front of the mount between the cam protection and the camera. I just filled a little between each gap, and held the camera until it dried. Not a lot of protection, but some, and completely jello free. I DEFINITELY recommend this camera!
It is a pretty decent little cam.
Comparing to the runcam nano it’s pretty close maybe a little more washed out but it definitely does better in low light compared to the runcam.
I bought two of these great little cams, the colors and contrast outclass the nano 3 while weighing half a gram more. i would give a rating of 5 but one of mine died randomly while flying could be QC issue but too early to say.