What can we say it’s Syma, one of the best brand when it comes to price and features. And now we bring you one of the newest Syma drone, check out the Syma X8HG quadcopter drone, the drone has the typical trademark look of Syma, if it wasn’t for the action camera hanging below you might mistake the Syma X8HG as another X5C variant, (note: the drone is the upgraded version of the Syma X8G)but with the closer look, the drone shows the obvious, the X8HG has a more sturdy and bigger body a 50cm x50cm x 19cm, bigger engines as well as you can judge that is has better features especially on the camera action.
The action camera below the drone, projects a high mid drone, I guess Syma would like to capture the consumers who would like to have a drone focused on video and photography but don’t want to spend too much on a drone. Anyways let’s get to know the drone, the Syma X8HG quadcopter drone WIFI FPV version.
Controlling the Drone – just like the rest of Syma drone, the X8HG is an easy to fly drone, it has all the basic Syma flying features, rollovers, 360 degree eversion, sideward flight plus with LED lights for night time flying. The drone has a headless mode which is pretty useful for newbie drone users, if something is wrong and balance is not right a trim function is available to adjust and control the drone more easily.
Another feature that you will surely love about the x8HG drone is the Barometer Set Height feature ( altitude mode), the function of this on X8HG let the drone hover at a specified height even the joystick is freed. The feature makes it easy for newbies to fly (hover), the drone without holding on the joystick steadily. Note: the barometer set height works by hovering the drone on a specified height, on which the joystick was released.
Features and Accessories – the number 1 selling point of the X8HG is the 720P HD camera (which is also a Syma brand), an 8MP 1920 x 1080P action camera hangs under the drone similar to most high end drones, although it doesn’t have a smart gimbal just a camera mount. The camera is able to provide a good quality photo and videos with support to FPV, a real time video feed via WIFI, you can use your phone with app support for Android and iOS, as a view finder to have a bird’s eye view of the drone.
Note: the mount on the Syma X8HG is also compatible with other action camera, (check the manual for details). With the altitude mode, taking pictures and videos which is smoother and not shaky is possible.
OverAll – the drone has a great features considering the its only over $100 dollars, just right for video and photography. The disappointing thing about the drone despite its cool features and great price is the flight time, which is almost the same or perhaps less compared to other much lower end drones.
I wish Syma doubled its flight time, it made no sense to fly and take videos and tons of photos if the flight time of the drone is just 6-7 minutes only, which you have to charge for almost 3 hours. The 70 meter range only also limits your drone to fly and explore the horizon.
Anyways if you got one, please feel free to share your experience with the Syma X8HG quadcopter drone. But if you are looking forward to buy one, please check out its features and specifications below.
Notable Features of the Syma X8HG drone
- Barometer Set height (Altitude Mode)
- 6 axis gyro
- Colorful LED light: Suitable for flying in the dark at night.
- 360 degrees 3D eversion: Professional cool and exquisite all-directional rolling.
- With 8MP HD camera.
Syma X8HG drone Specifications:
Gyro: Built-in 6 Axis Gyro
Camera: 8 MegaPixel
Charging Time: About 180mins
Flying Time: About 6 – 8mins
Control Distance: About 100m
Battery: 7.4V 2000mA Lipo Battery
Control Battery: 4 x 1.5V AA Battery (Not Included)
Function: Up / Down, Turn Left / Right, Forward / Backward, Left / Right Sideward Flight, Rollover, with Light, Barometer Set Height, with Camera
Functions: 360 degrees spin, Camera, Forward/backward, Height Holding, Hover, Sideward flight, Trim, Turn left/right, Up/down, , With light
Age: Above 14 years old
Built-in Gyro: Yes
Night Flight: Yes
Material: ABS/PS, Electronic Components
Charging time: About 180mins
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Control Distance: About 100m
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Model Power: Rechargeable Battery
Dimension and Weigh
Product weight: 1.880 kg
Package weight: 2.200 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 50.00 x 50.00 x 19.00 cm
Package size (L x W x H): 74.50 x 35.00 x 12.20 cm
- 1 x Quadcopter
- 1 x Transmitter (Remote Control)
- 1 x Charger
- 1 x HD Camera
- 4 x Spare Propeller
- 1 x 7.4V 2000mAh Lipo Battery
- 2 x Landing Gear
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 4 x Protection Gear
- 1 x User Manual
Comments from the Web:
The altitude hold feature helps a lot to hold position to take smooth video The quality and reliability and a nice HD camera make the Syma X8HG a nice affordable picture and video quadcopter.
Great price and great feature, hope it lasted more than 7 minutes
Love the altitude mode of the drone, now it’s easy to control, just hover and concentrate in taking videos and pictures
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It has a great features considering the its only over $100 dollars, just right for video and photography. The support for FPV adds a plus for the drone, good video and photo quality as well as the barometer set height is a thumbs up from us