MJX has been producing quality drones for a while. They have excellent stability and are a blast to fly. Their cameras are better than most drones in their price range. The new MJX Bugs B7 looks to be more of the same and could be one of the better drones you can buy for less than $200. Let’s take a closer look.
MJX Bugs B7
The Bugs B7 is a foldable GPS drone with a 4K camera. MJX wants you to compare it to the Mavic Mini, and like the Mavic Mini, it weighs less than 250 grams, tipping the scales at a lightweight 245 grams. That means it won’t have to be registered with the FAA and has fewer restrictions in a lot of countries. The Bugs B7 is a fine drone, but it isn’t anything near as nice as the Mavic Mini. Keep in mind that the MJX B7 will only cost you $180 vs the $399 of the Mavic Mini.
It uses GPS along with optical flow in order to help keep it stable. The 4K camera isn’t on a gimbal, so don’t expect to be able to capture stabilized footage. When comparing specs with the Mavic Mini one may think that 4K on the B7 is better than the 2.7K of the Mini but that just isn’t the case.
The 4K camera will shoot 4K at a slow 16fps and 2.5K at 25 fps. Images are saved to a micro SD card onboard the drone. Image transmission is sent to your phone via an app at 720p. The camera angle can be adjusted via the remote.
There are a lot of other important factors that go into a camera other than resolution. While the 4K of the B7 may look good it won’t be nearly as crisp or as nice as even the 1080p of the Mavic Mini. Without a gimbal or image stabilization software, all videos will be shaky. Pictures coming off the Bugs will still be decent, however.
MJX Bugs B7 Specs
The MJX Bugs B7 claims to have a flight time of about 15 minutes. The maximum image transmission range will be about 300 meters and it uses 5G or AC WiFi technology so you’ll have to make sure your phone is compatible. It uses efficient brushless 1306 motors.
The Bugs B7 will have a handful of intelligent flight modes. You will be able to have the drone follow you, do a point of interest, waypoints and return to home. Overall this Bugs B7 looks like a nice addition to the Bugs lineup and the sub-250-gram weight helps make this one a winner. Is it an alternative to the Mavic Mini? Yes, if the two most important things to you are price and weight.
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