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Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE -Mavic Air Killer?

Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE

The Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE is an excellent looking foldable drone and it should compete directly with the DJI Mavic Air, Parrot Anafi and Hubsan Zino. The new Fimi X8 SE features a 4K camera on a full three axis gimbal. With a variety of intelligent GPS flight modes the newest Fimi drone from Xiaomi looks to be some serious competition for DJI.

xiaomi fimi x8 se

The Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE is the second new and exciting drone we’ve seen from Xiaomi recently Their Fimi A3 looks to be a competitor to the Spark with its $275 price tag and this X8 model looks to compete directly with the Mavic Air.

xiaomi fimi x8 se

The Xiaomi X8 SE features a 5000-meter range and a 33 minute flight time. It is capable of 4K video at 30 fps with a 100 Mbps. It also capable of shooting F-log and DNG raw. The 12 MP camera has a Sony IMX378 1/2.3″ sensor.

xiaomi fimi x8 se

It has a plethora of intelligent flight modes including hyperlapse, panorama, image tracking, and waypoints. The X8 also has a handful of Cineshots including circle, rocket, dronie and spiral. It is also capable of 3x digital zoom.

xiaomi fimi x8 se

The Xiaomi is an ultraportable drone that weighs less than 2 pounds (790 grams). When folded up it is only slightly bigger than a large smartphone. It promises to be quieter and more capable than Xiaomi’s original 4K Mi drone.

This is an exciting new drone from Xiaomi and is available for preorder on Banggood.

What Is the BEST Drone?

So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.

Mavic Air remote control

Both the DJI Mavic Air and its controller can fold up for portability.

What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?

The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.

anafi vs mavic

Choosing a favorite drone is hard, but the Parrot Anafi is just so unique.

What Drone Is the Best VALUE?

Mavic Air vs DJI Spark

The DJI Spark is an awesome drone and at $399 is half the price of the Mavic Air.

The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.

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Learn More…

If you want to learn more about taking great pictures or flying FPV then check out our comprehensive guides on those topics. Also, take a look at our articles on how to choose the right drone for great aerial photos or for getting started flying race drones. Learn more about drones and how to get the most out of them in our Drone Academy. In the Academy, we also detail some of the advanced testing we do including drone thrust testing and camera quality testing.

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Half Chrome • March 10, 2019


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