Top FPV Cameras For Drones To Transmit Quality Video

FPV cameras for drones are small, lightweight and reasonably priced. The FPV camera is mounted onto the drone. It then sends real time video back to your remote controller, monitor or smartphone via its video transmitter. Below you will find some of the best FPV cameras of various TVL.  These are from brand leaders such as Eachine, Crazypony, Fat Shark, Runcam and Akk.  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

TVL Resolution

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, TVL is not the only factor which dictates how good the picture will be. Color reproduction, latency, and dynamic range are also very important factors.

FPV Cameras For Drones

Here is an excellent selection of FPV cameras with a range of TVL to choose from.

Popular Brand FPV Camera

Fat Shark Ultra Micro FPV Transmitter Camera 5.8G 25mW 7CH VTX FSV1254
  • Power supply: 5-13V input range
  • Integrated camera and 25mw transmitter
  • Square: 13.23X17.6X9 mm – Weight: approximately 4.8g
  • Frequencies: 5.8Ghz(7 channels Fat Shark Band – Single push button Control)
  • Spektrum 5.8GHz 25MW Micro Video Camera
Spektrum Waterproof FPV Transmitter Camera 5.8G 25mW 8CH VTX(SPMVA2510EU)
  • Integrated camera and 25mw transmitter
  • Protective outer shell for extreme durability. Water, shock and dust resistant
  • CMOS 700TVL camera, wide-angle lense provides clean crisp full-color images
  • Compatible with 5.8GHz Fat Shark headsets Powered separately or through modeler’s receiver
  • Remote channel selection available when powered through receiver aux port
Fat Shark FSV1225-900TVL CCD WDR Pilot’s Camera FatShark(PAL)
  • High resolution 900TVL CCD OSD camera with custom plastic shell for lightweight and adjustable mounting. 3.3 – 5V operation and low RF for UHF friendly flights. Features: PAL Video Format 900 TVL Resolution 1/3″ Sony CCD Imager
  • Custom plastic shell for lightweight and adjustable mounting. 3.3 – 5V operation and low RF for UHF friendly flights. Features: PAL Video Format 900 TVL Resolution 1/3″ Sony CCD Imager
  • 3.3 – 5V operation and low RF for UHF friendly flights. Features: PAL Video Format 900 TVL Resolution 1/3″ Sony CCD Imager
  • Features: PAL Video Format, 900 TVL Resolution, 1/3″ Sony CCD Image
  • Made by Fat Shark
Wolfwhoop WT05 Micro AIO 600TVL Camera Only 3.4g 5.8GHz 25mW FPV Transmitter with Dipole Brass Antenna Combo for FPV Quadcopter Drone
  • Power by 1S lipo battery
  • Easy installation for racing drone, Only 3.4g
  • Button contro l instead of switches to change channels
  • The AIO Camera combo is perfect for ultra micro drone
  • All in one vtx + camera + antenna, plug and play, ready to fly
Caddx Mini FPV Camera Newest Turbo EOS2 Mini FPV Action Camera 1200TVL FOV 160° Wide Angle 1/3″ CMOS 16:9 for FPV Quadcopter Racing Drone
  • 【Super Image Sensor】Caddx Turbo Eos2 FPV camera 1/3″ CMOS Sensor,low latency to provide high quality image
  • 【Wide Dynamic Range】1200TVL D-WDR, It performs beyond your imagination under complicated conditions including sunny day, cloudy day, indoor, night with well illumination, even scarcely visible twilight
  • 【Superior Light Handling】Net weight: 5.5g; Lens: 2.1mm; Dimension: 0.55*0.55*0.65(in)
  • 【Excellent Features】Eos2 is updated version for EOS1,it has two mounting hole bothside with ultra small size, lower power consumption, better concealment and excellent stability
  • 【Tips】Please read the User Manual carefully.It is better Any question, please contact with after-sale service. We are happy to help
RunCam Nano2 FPV Camera 700TVL CMOS NTSC Mini FPV Camera for FPV Drone
  • Signal System: NTSC. Image Ratio: 4:3(NOT Switchable)
  • 1/3″ 700TVL CMOS FPV Camera, 2.1mm (M8) FOV 170°Lens
  • Auto D-WDR, Auto Gain Control, Auto Electronic Shutter Speed
  • Net Weight: 3.2g, Dimensions: L14mm*W14mm*H16mm
  • RunCam Nano 2 works super on Toothpick style Quadcopter
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FPV Camera Foxeer Razer Mini Cam 1200TVL 2.1mm Lens 4:3 FOV 125 Degree PAL NTSC Switchable for Racing Drone Black
  • 【High Definition Display】1200TVL resolution, WDR Video system deliver completely balanced footage. Day/night Switch, shoot dynamic image even in low light condition.
  • 【Super Wide Angle】Advanced quality 2.1mm Lens and 1/3″ CMOS sensor. FOV 125° and 4:3 aspect ratio, recording more wide and beautiful scenes.
  • 【A Real Flight Experience】Low latency ensure high-quality image, PAL/NTSC Switchable, let you fly freely, make FPV experience more real exciting.
  • 【Professional Racing Camera】Dimension in 21.8 * 21.8 mm, weight at only 12g. Wide Input voltage(4.5-25V) makes it super versatile.
  • 【Our Commitment to you】If you meet any problems on Foxeer Razer Mini, feel free to contact us by Amazon. We will reply you within 24 hours and provide you 100% satisfaction shopping experience.
AKK Micro FPV AIO Camera (600TVL) and 5.8G 0/25/50/200mW Switchable Transmitter With Clover Antenna for FPV RC Car Fpv Drone Quadcopter Micro RC Plane Whoop Blade Inductrix (with shell)
  • AIO FPV video camera+transmitter+antenna rolled 3 functions into one,super mimi size and light weight. weight:5.2g
  • Output power 25mW/50mW/200mW switchable, compatible with 5.8GHz googles and monitor.
  • 120 ° FOV horizontal viewing angle and 150 ° DFOV diagonal perspective.
  • Nickel-plated 4 Leaf Antenna , RHCP circular polarization clover to prevent rust and get strong signal.Installs in seconds.Plug and play, ready to fly, perfect for DIY
  • Requires 1S LiPo battery, signal range suitable for Ultra Micro RC Aircraft.
Readytosky® Mini 1000TVL FPV Camera 1/3 CCD 110 Degree 2.8mm Lens NTSC PAL Switchable Camera for FPV Quadcopter
  • 5-20V FPV Camera 1000TVL 2.8mm Wide Anlge Lens NTSC PAL Switchable.
  • 1000TVL definition camera high quality picture, 1/3 “High Sensitivity CCD image sensor.
  • Supper light weight and high stability,nice image with good color quality,
  • High quality picture function and Low Power Consumption and Low illumination.
  • Easily to install,widely used in fpv racing drone, fixed wing, aircrift.
Wolfwhoop WT03 Micro FPV AIO 600TVL Camera 5.8G 25/50/200mW Adjustable Transmitter with Cloverleaf Antenna for Mini Aircraft
  • Micro size, light weight
  • Compatible with more types of RX
  • Plug and play, ready to fly, perfect for DIY
  • High image resolution, good image contour and perfect low illumination
  • Adjustable power 25mW/50mW/200mW, Long transmission range and less blink
Wolfwhoop WT05 Micro AIO 600TVL Camera Only 3.4g 5.8GHz 25mW FPV Transmitter with Dipole Brass Antenna Combo for FPV Quadcopter Drone
  • Power by 1S lipo battery
  • Easy installation for racing drone, Only 3.4g
  • Button contro l instead of switches to change channels
  • The AIO Camera combo is perfect for ultra micro drone
  • All in one vtx + camera + antenna, plug and play, ready to fly
Fat Shark FSV1225-900TVL CCD WDR Pilot’s Camera FatShark(PAL)
  • High resolution 900TVL CCD OSD camera with custom plastic shell for lightweight and adjustable mounting. 3.3 – 5V operation and low RF for UHF friendly flights. Features: PAL Video Format 900 TVL Resolution 1/3″ Sony CCD Imager
  • Custom plastic shell for lightweight and adjustable mounting. 3.3 – 5V operation and low RF for UHF friendly flights. Features: PAL Video Format 900 TVL Resolution 1/3″ Sony CCD Imager
  • 3.3 – 5V operation and low RF for UHF friendly flights. Features: PAL Video Format 900 TVL Resolution 1/3″ Sony CCD Imager
  • Features: PAL Video Format, 900 TVL Resolution, 1/3″ Sony CCD Image
  • Made by Fat Shark
Mini 1200TVL FPV Camera NTSC 2.1mm Lens High Definition CMOS Camera for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter
  • High Definition 1200TVL resolution for capturing vivid and lera images.
  • Super Small Size -25mm*25mm, camera is light and easy to install.
  • Advanced quality 2.1mm Lens and 1/3″ CMOS sensor.
  • The 1200 TVL mini camera is perfect for FPV flying, excellent FPV camera for race.
  • Excellent Features: low power consumption, good concealment, excellent stability.
Crazepony Spotter V2 Micro FPV AIO Camera 5.8G with OSD Integrated Mic FOV170 Degree 700TVL Video Transmitter 40CH 20MW-200MW Adjustable VTX for Mini FPV RC Drone
  • 【2 IN1 FUNCTION】 Top remote control hobby projector, which is a miniature 2-in-1 FPV camera and video transmitter. Clover antenna receives better signal. Plug and play, ready for flight, very suitable for DIY.
  • 【SPECIFICATION】Working voltage: 7-20V; Output power: 20-200MW; Frequency: 5.8GHz, 5-frequency, 40ch; Video system: NTSC; Mini lighting: 0.5 Lux; Camera: 170 ° ultra wide angle; Resolution: 1280 x 960; Resolution: 700 TVL; Focal length: 1.8 mm.
  • 【LARGE FIELD OF VIEW]】Spotter V2 Micro FPV AIO camera has a 170 degree super wide angle and microphone, and a 700 TVL resolution camera, making your fpv experience more realistic and exciting.
  • 【LIGHT】Mini size, light weight, only 9 grams, easy to carry. It is applicable to indoor and outdoor fpv drones. (Note: waterproof treatment is required).
  • 【EXTENSIVE ADAPTATION】The video transmitter can adjust the power from 20MW to 200MW, operate in 40 different channels, and can be used with the most popular FPV goggles in the market (such as FatShark Google).

Basis FPV Setup Video

Here here is an excellent video which takes you from start to finish of a basic FPV setup. It shows you everything from camera, lens, transmitter, receiver, channels, antennae, audio and video cables. You can find more informative FPV videos here.

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