RunCam's popular FPV camera is receiving an update. The new Swift 2 brings a stronger feature set geared for smaller, high performance quadcopter platforms. Lets take a look at the differences between the new and old versions.
The main changes come in the form of an integrated microphone, wide input voltage range, and new center screw mount. The biggest improvement in the new version is the addition of a voltage readout on the OSD. This coupled with the wide input voltage means you can now run an unfiltered line from your PDB to camera. This allows you to read battery voltage and a timer via the camera. This could remove the need for an external on-screen display for some. The downside is you won't get mAh consumed like found on most on-screen displays.
These changes improve on an already solid platform, but might not be enough to warrant an upgrade for someone already using an OSD. We see this new version becoming the standard and the old Swift fading out.
These new features in the Swift 2 come with a $5 price increase which puts the retail price at $39.99. The camera begins shipping January 9th. The orange version will be released shortly before the black version.
Last updated on January 16, 2017