why is the camera discontinued?

just wanted to ask, out of curiosity, why was the color camera discontinued?

Because of the V5 replacement for it: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/products/v5-products/276-4850.html

but it was discontinued before the v5 came out

I think (may be wrong) that it was for the Vexplorer kit which was out of date.

Believe me, if you have seen its’ output, you’d be glad it was discontinued before you managed to burn any money on it. Or, I’ve become too spoiled by all last year tech and can no longer appreciate good old grainy bad-reception analog TV…