The latest addition in the Fatshark Dominator series, the Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV goggles have plenty to live up to after the success of the Dominator V2 goggles. With the FPV Drone and FPV UAV market rapidly growing, there is also a growing demand for FPV goggles. These are the current go-to FPV goggles for FPV Drone Racing.
After spending some time with these goggles, I have many concluding thoughts that will hopefully be useful to any prospective buyer of FPV goggles for quadcopter/drone/UAV use.
- HDMI connectivity with 720p support
- Mini HDMI input
- 16:9 format WVGA Image
- Modulal bays supporting 1G3, 2G4 and 5G8 band receivers
- Adjustable IPD distance: 57-73 mm
- 35 degree FOV
- VGA 800×480 resolution
- 3m AV Cable & HDMI cable with mini to micro and mini to standard adapters
- 1800 mAh battery with LED indicator
- charge cable adapter
- Zipper carry case
- DC DIY cable
Fatshark Dominator V3 Screen 9/10
Upon first encounter with the Fatshark Dominator V3 goggles, I immediately noticed the widescreen screen was fantastic, it genuinely feels like you are watching a blockbuster in a movie theater. Although the aspect ratio states 16:9, it does feel more like 15:9 but it is close enough. The picture isn’t true HD (over 720p) although it still does look great. It truly is a great picture for the price. Because these goggles aren’t true HD, it doesn’t score top marks in terms of picture quality, but again it still is satisfactory. The Dominator V3’s can offer better eye relief compared to older models and competitors, as well as the ability of IPD adjustment can suit those with wider set eyes. In addition, the On-screen-display information is clearer due to the smaller visual image of the goggles.
If you prefer a larger picture and image size, I would go for Headplay HD FPV goggles. The Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV goggles feel like you are watching a smartphone screen from 1 feet away, whilst the Headplay HDs feel like you are watching a tablet screen from 6 inches away. It’s all about your own preference on which one would suit you.
New to the Fatshark Dominator V3, the fan on the faceplate completely eliminates fogging issues, and I found this especially a problem in earlier goggles from Fatshark. The fan did its job without any issues.
Fatshark Dominator V3 Comfort/Build Quality 8.5/10
The overall build quality of the Fatshark Dominator V3’s is very good, the goggles feel very lightweight, as well as very comfortable when compared to the old cup design, likely due to the new standard goggle form factor. The battery actually feels heavier than the goggles themselves, but this is no issue as it fits very snug. The adjustable IPD sliders are also very neat, they really help in lining them up to eyes.
Fatshark Dominator V3 Battery 8/10
The battery is high capacity, at 1800 mAh, meaning you get a lot more usage per charge in comparison to other goggles. I am very satisfied with the battery provided with the Fat Shark Dominator V3.
Fatshark Dominator V3 Compatibility 7.5/10
These goggles support the input of the DJI Phantom 3’s, as well as the DJI Inspire 1. The use of the Fatshark Dominator 3’s will be more versatile in comparison to many other goggles because of the ability to work with a standard 2.4ghz or 5.8ghz squad. One drawback is that in order to receive the video downlink from your wireless video transmitter (If you have one!), a separate receiver module is required.
Fatshark Dominator V3 Final Thoughts
The Fatshark Dominator V3’s are great. A well built, highly compatible versatile set of FPV goggles that will suit most FPV enthusiasts (especially for FPV Drone Racing, FPV Quadcopter Racing). There is no doubt they pack a punch for the price. If you want to see how the Fatshark Dominator V3’s stack up against the competition, check out our FPV Goggle Buyers Guide