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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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