RunCam & DJI
Insider rumors have surfaced online that RunCam will partner with DJI to offer products that are compatible with the Digital FPV system. Moreover, the first products will become available for purchase from September 2021 (at best). It is also noted that in fact RunCam will sell Caddx’s Vista modules and Nebula Pro cameras, only under a different name.
*Fake image of tandems: Caddx Air Unit + RunCam Racer 4, Vista + RunCam MIPI
Initially, only the FPV Video Transmitting Air Unit and FPV Camera were available from DJI. Some time later, the manufacturer began working closely with Caddx to bring to market a lighter version of the digital system (no on-board DVR) called Vista, with two possible FPV cameras, the Nebula Micro and Nebula Nano. And a little later, another Nebula Pro camera joined them.
It is known that in June 2020, the manufacturer Eachine announced a hybrid FPV camera compatible with the Vista video transmission module, called Airsight. However, the product was never released. In August 2020, RunCam also tried to take a bite out of the pie by announcing FPV cameras one after the other: Racer 4 and MIPI compatible with DJI FPV Air Unit and Caddx Vista VTX modules. This state of affairs did not sit well with Caddx, which threatened RunCam to programmatically exclude the Racer 4 (and all other alternative cameras) from the list supported by the Vista video transmitter.
DJI and Caddx strengthen partnership
In April 2021, DJI and Caddx announced the strengthening of their partnership, with Caddx now responsible for the production of the FPV Air Unit (renamed Caddx Air Unit) and Vista (also sometimes referred to as Caddx Air Unit Lite) modules. Moreover, in July 2021, Caddx clarified that future updates will not make alternative FPV cameras inactive. Probably, even then it was a hint of a future partnership between RunCam and DJI.