UPDATE: New Firwmare update as of 7/3/17 adds FULL camera controls!!
Complete table review and sample footage test flight flown alongside the Autel XSP with side by side video comparison. Autel was using ND16 filter. EV set to 0 for both. Downsampled to 1080.
($475 from TomTop USA Warehouse)
($419.99 with Chinese plug)
LINK TO RAW (Unedited) 4k Sample footage
-stellar 4k video quality!!
-great overall camera with 12mp Sony Sensor
-rock solid 3 axis gimbal provides perfect video w/ zero jello
-EXTREMELY stable in GPS mode even in fairy high winds
-very good range of at least 2km, (some say 4-6km)
-butter smooth yaw and great overall controls
-controller is excellent and extremely comfortable
-app is much improved over 1080 Mi release (still not perfect)
-foldable legs and removable gimbal makes it very compact
-propellers are easy to remove and attach as well
-5100mah LiHV smart battery is nice
-Beginner’s mode can be disabled, no height or distance limitations
-Can set craft’s speed limit
-is VERY fast if set to high speed limit
-RTH and autotake/landings are flawless
-very nice flight time of over 20 mins, up to 27 mins
-Controller’s built-in li-on battery seems to hold a long charge
-450 frame size offers increased stability over competition
-very well constructed and packaged beautifully
-includes WIFI dongle if you don’t want to use USB tethering
-Xiaomi is actively updating firmware
-Really good price of $499 sets it apart from most competition
-can’t easily hold tablets without modification (velcro works)
-Mi Drone app is only made for phones, have to side load unofficial app onto tablets
-Official Mi Drone app randomly loses FPV feed on my phone. Should be an easy fix in future updates.
(Unofficial English translated app works perfectly)
-Doesn’t come with a MicroSD card
-craft auto lands at 15% battery (that needs to be lowered)
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