MJX has a history of producing good drones. Their Bugs lineup has always been of great value to hobbyists. The Bugs 12 and Bugs 20 are the two best drones you can buy for less than $200. The MJX Bugs 16 Pro is their very first drone offering with a three-axis gimbal. This one looks like a winner.
MJX Bugs 16 Pro
The MJX Bugs 16 Pro is an impressive-looking folding drone. It features a 4K camera on a three-axis gimbal, GPS stability, and intelligent flight modes. The Bugs 16 utilizes 2204 brushless motors that give it a flight time of up to 28 minutes. In addition to GPS, it also uses a barometer and optical flow sensors to help keep it stable.
The range of the Bugs 16 Pro is about 600 meters. You can expect about half that distance with the video transmission range. The 720p image is transmitted to your smartphone via the M RC PRO app and you’ll need a “5G” or AC protocol capable phone to view it.
Bugs 16 Camera
MJX has always produced a decent camera and the one on the 16 Pro looks like their best offering yet. You’ll get a 1/3″ sensor a f/2.o aperture and a field of view of 120-degrees. You can capture 4K video at 30 fps or 1080p video at 60fps. This really is the best camera you’ll find on a drone that costs less than $250. It isn’t quite professional quality but you can take pictures and videos that you’ll be proud of with this drone.
You will get full control of the 3-axis gimbal and MJX also has included EIS to help stabilize the footage. The recording is done onboard the drone via a micro SD card and it will take a class 10 up to 128 GB.
MJX Bugs 16 Pro Features
The Bugs 16 batteries feature quick charge technology, allowing it to charge fully in about an hour using a USB-C connection. It will have a follow me mode, point of interest, tapfly, and return to home modes. I found the modes easy to use and they worked well.
Should you get the MJX Bugs 16 Pro? It is an excellent option for anyone looking to get into flying that doesn’t want to break the bank. For $240 this is a great option.
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