Description: Brand Name: Syma Item Name: 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter with 8.0MP Wide Angle Camera Item NO.: Syma X8HG Color: Red Frequency: 2.4G Channel: 4CH Control Distance: 100m Playing Time: 7-10 mins Charging time: About 200mins Battery: 7.4V 2000mAh Li-on Battery for Transmitter: 4 x AA battery (not included) Product Size: 50 x 50 x 19 cm Battery Size: 9 x 3 x 1.5cm Box Size: 35 x 35 x 16.8cm Package Weight: About 2000g Features: With camera, can take video and picture. With headless mode function. The 6-axis system allows the quad to be hand launched. 6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability,can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control. 2.4 technology adopted for anti-interference.even more than one quadcopter is flying at the same time they will not interfere with each other. The quadcopter can fly both indoor and outdoor.Including 4CH digital proportional RC system. Function: Video/Photograph/Raise & Down/Forwards & Backwards/Left & Right Turning/Left & Right Flying/Hovering/360 Degree Rotating Package Contents: 1 x Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x Charger, 1 x Camera, 4 x Spare Propeller, 1 x Card Reader, 2 x Landing Gear, 1 x Screwdriver, 4 x Protection Frame, 1 x Screw Set Camera X8HG: 8.0 MP SYMA X8HG REVIEW Design - 7/10 Batter life - 6/10 Features - 8/10 Ease of use - 8/10 Summary THE GOOD : X8HG has some positive characteristics on its side, such as the good quality camera (in case of 8MP version) included in the package and the mount also included in the package. Finally it’s also highly important to highlight X8HG Altitude Holder feature, a very useful function which most Toy Grade camera quadcopters still don’t have. THE BAD : Syma is not perfect and X8HG does have some negative aspects. Including the fairly low flight time of 5 to 7 minutes powered by the t7.4V 2000mA Lipo Battery . Another negative side about this quadcopter is the control distance. With so many new and different drones being introduced into the market, X8HG doesn’t meet the 100 meters range average. X8HG control distance is only 70 meters. BOTTOM LINE : Overall it’s a reasonable quadcopter, easy to pilot, beginners will enjoy it. Connect it to your phone and perform fun flights outdoor or indoor. Despite the uncommon and fun to use Altitude Holder, Syma X8HG doesn’t stand out from the rest compared to other drones. If you are looking for a large camera drone with Altitude Holder and good quality camera included, consider this Syma drone! Syma X8HG FPV Overlook: Flight Time: 5 to 7 minutes Camera: 0.3MP or 8MP WiFi FPV Mount: Compatible with Syma action cameras and others Battery Type: 7.4V 2000mA Lipo Battery Range: 50-70 meters Remote: 2.4GHz Frequency Gyro: 6 Axis Features: Headless Mode and Altitude Holder also known as Barometer Set Height Syma is targeting the low-cost FPV quadcopter market with this drone Syma X8HG model. X8HG has some great positive aspects on its favour but also some negative (and somewhat outdated) specifications which we discuss further on. However don’t let the specifications demotivate you, if you are a photography and videography drone enthusiast looking for an affordable and large FPV drone, Syma X8HG might surprise you. Syma X8HG FPV is the first drone of this new Syma model series we are reviewing. Visit DronesGlobe daily to stay updated on the latest drone models to hit the market. For now, let’s move on to Syma X8HG review, a WiFi FPV large (50cm x 50cm x 19cm) quadcopter. PROS OF NEW SYMA MODEL Let’s start by analysing Syma X8HG strongest characteristics. Since it’s a FPV (real time video transmission) drone meant for aerial live video and recording, this strong factors lay on both camera, the mount and a useful feature. First of all Syma X8HG may come in different packages with different types of camera all produced by Syma. On this review we focus on the 8MP camera version as it has the best quality, most reliable and best value for the money. Camera is HD 8MP and capable of recording at 720p resolution with just a slight ‘jello-effect’. It’s a camera of the Syma brand and it does compete with the low-cost sport action cameras. Besides including this camera, X8HG also comes with a mount capable of carrying Syma Camera as well as other GoPro clones such as the SJCam. X8HG does not include its own FPV monitor, instead it uses pilot’s smart device has monitor for live video. This FPV connection is done via WiFi directly to the device through a free application available for both Android and iOS. Transmission is done in good quality, however do not expect amazing live video. “ALTITUDE HOLDER” IS FEATURE YOU’LL DEFINITELY LIKE Another greatly positive thing about this quadcopter, making it stand out from the shelf, is the Altitude Holder also known as Barometer set height. This feature is very useful in camera drones because it allows pilot to lock the height of the quadcopter. Consequently X8HG will be able to maintain height autonomously. Such feature is still very uncommon on low-cost drones and it is likely to be on-growing trend on low-cost camera drones in 2016.Since we are already discussing the features, it is also important to mention other functions on X8HG. These are more common features nowadays and they are 360º aerial stunt(with just the push of a button). LED lights to perform night flights without losing track of the quadcopter. Headless Mode, for easier orientation despite where drone’s front is pointing at when began flight. Fun features, easy to use, a great fir for beginners and even experts which love Syma series. TRANSMITTER Transmitter is fairly simple to use and comes in white and orange colour. It works at 2.4 GHz frequency and its use is very intuitive. Through buttons on this transmitter you can turn-on and off drone features, change its yaw rate allowing it to go faster or slower and take photos instantly and record video into the Memory Card. A great extra of this transmitter is the built-in phone holder for pilot to place its smartphone device to watch live video from the app. Useful add-on which expert FPV fliers will find very useful. CONCLUSION First Syma review around this new “wave” of new models introduced by the company. What do you think of Syma X8HG? Are you giving your first steps in First Person View flight? It surely is great to have an 8MP camera plus mount compatible with other cameras. Syma has done a decent job with this low-cost Toy solution to GoPro drones. Happy flying!