FPV Goggles

When diving into the world of FPV drones, one of the critical components you will encounter are the FPV goggles. They provide you with the pilot’s view from the drone, immersing you directly into the flight experience.

FPV goggles come in various styles, resolutions, and display types, each offering different features that cater to different needs and preferences.

We will help you understand the basics of FPV goggles, focusing on the differences between digital and analog systems.

Understanding FPV Goggles

FPV goggles come in two main types: box and binocular.

Box goggles are generally larger, providing a single large screen that creates a ‘cinema-like’ experience. They are an affordable choice for beginners, although their size can be a drawback for some users

Binocular goggles, on the other hand, are more compact and provide two small screens, one for each eye, creating a more immersive experience. They are usually more expensive due to their sophisticated design.

Apart from the types, other factors like resolution, Field of View (FOV), and aspect ratio are also essential. The resolution determines the clarity of the view, FOV represents the extent of the observable world seen at any given moment, and the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) determines the shape of the video displayed.

Digital vs Analog Goggles

The most crucial difference between digital and analog goggles lies in their image quality and transmission method.

Digital systems, like the DJI Digital FPV system, provide a high-definition, immersive flying experience with low latency. The downside? They come at a premium price.

Analog systems, while lacking the image quality of their digital counterparts, have a great history in FPV. They are renowned for their low latency and wide compatibility with many devices, plus they are generally less expensive. However, they deliver lower video quality, which can sometimes be a significant trade-off.

Other digital systems are also emerging, such as HD Zero or Walksnail that provide an alternative to DJI

Pros and Cons

Digital System


  • Superior image quality
  • Easy to set-up
  • Stable connection



  • Higher price
  • Limited compatibility
  • Slightly higher latency

Analog System


  • Lower price
  • Wide compatibility
  • Very low latency



  • Lower image quality
  • More susceptible to interference
  • Lower range

Understanding Frequencies

FPV systems operate on various frequencies, with the most common being 5.8GHz for both analog and digital systems. This frequency range is widely adopted due to its good balance between transmission range and video feed quality.

The 5.8GHz band itself is divided into several channels, allowing multiple pilots to fly simultaneously without interfering with each other’s signals. It’s important to understand this aspect when flying in groups, and you should always ensure that your selected channel doesn’t conflict with others.

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In the end, the choice between digital and analog depends on your requirements and budget. Explore our collection of FPV Goggles to find the one that suits you best!