In May 2016, the first Xiaomi drone was officially released. The 1080p version came at 2,499 yuan ($366) and the 4K version was 2,999 yuan ($439). Lei Jun said at the time that Xiaomi drones have once again set the price limit, and the prices of 4K drones of the same grade on the market were all 6,000 yuan ($878) or even higher. The producer of Xiaomi’s drone is Feimi Technology, a Xiaomi ecological chain company. Now, Feimi Technology has launched its own brand drone, the Feimi X8 SE 2020. It adopts a foldable design and costs 2,999 yuan ($337) and 2,699 yuan ($395).
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The Feimi X8SE 2020 adopts a foldable design similar to the DJI Mavic. Its performance is more powerful than that of Mavic Mini at the same price. It achieves 4K video recording, 8km image transmission, wind resistance level 5, and battery life reaching an astonishing 35 minutes.
However, its volume is larger than that of the Mavic Mini. After folding, it measures 204x106x72.6mm and weighs about 765g.
The Feimi X8 SE 2020 UAV comes with a light three-axis mechanical stabilization gimbal, supports Feimi’s latest generation of professional control algorithms, and has a control accuracy of 0.005%.
Thanks to the latest generation of HiSilicon’s ISP engine, the Feimi X8 SE 2020 can shoot 4K video with a large stream of up to 100Mbps, retaining more screen details. The new F-log video color mode and DNG RAW photo format bring greater space for post-production.
Feimi X8 SE 2020 Functions
In terms of functions, it supports one-click blockbusters shooting, intelligent follow-up, route planning shooting, panoramic shooting, time-lapse photography, night scene mode, etc.
The maximum horizontal flight speed can reach 18m/s, the maximum ascent speed is 5m/s, and the maximum descent speed is 4m/s.
We should note that its flying altitude is limited to 120m.
Its newly upgraded second-generation TDMA image transmission system has increased sensitivity by 5dbm. And it supports 8km image transmission, and can fly farther.
The Feimi X8 SE 2020 remote control adopts a slideway telescopic design and a detachable joystick. When it is not opened, it is only the palm length. It is compatible with most smartphones on the market and can even accommodate an iPad mini.