The FIMI X8 SE is the actual successor of the Xiaomi Mi drone. The features and the price/performance ratio have also read really well so far. Is this the best DJI alternative yet from China?
In search of a good 4K video drone we also stumbled across the ZLRC Beast. The data sheet sounds promising for significantly less than $200, but is the drone also convincing in practice? We have flown a test flight.
The FIMI A3 offers a similar setup on paper as the DJI Spark, but at a price of less than $300. Reason enough to have a look at the drone.
The Mini Drone Furibee F36 is very practical for beginners and indoor pilots. The low price, low weight and robustness make it ideal for the first flight attempts. The mini drone Eachine E010 and the JJRC H36 are almost identical small drones.
The Zino is probably the most eagerly awaited drone from Hubsan this year. Stable 4K videos at the usual low price also sound really tempting. Will the drone be the next big shot for Hubsan?
At first glance, the Visuo XS816 is another budget drone in the Mavic design. A special feature, however, is the second camera, which is located under the drone. In addition to the front camera, it is also possible to film vertically downwards during the flight.
The Ryze Tello was developed by RYZE Tech, but in cooperation with DJI (and Intel), and is also listed in the shop of the Chinese manufacturer. Externally it resembles the Spark and Mavic Air, but is much cheaper. Here you can find out what you get for this “savings price”.
The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the latest models from the Chinese technology company. The Mavic is more or less on the same technical level as the DJI Phantom 4, but it is much more compact and follows the trend of the “foldable” design that we can currently observe with quadrocopters of all sizes.
Drones with FPV glasses are expensive, difficult to fly and only for professionals? I thought so until I discovered this mini model. The Redpawz R011 allows even beginners (at least in theory) an easy introduction to flying with FPV glasses, for a price of about $70. Sounds promising at first.
We’ve seen the FunSnap iDol Selfie drone sold on youpin by Xiaomi, before it also found its way into the well-known online shops. But it is produced by the Chinese manufacturer FunSnap. In addition to the 1080p camera, they feature various AI functions.
A usable camera in a mini drone? Of course, we listen up, even if we still have doubts. The FuriBee H801 features a camera with a resolution of 720p, which at least meets the definition of HD. We took a closer look to see if this is as good as it sounds.
The DJI Mavic Pro has become the flagship of the Chinese drone manufacturer. Now a direct successor model seems to finally come onto the market, all information and rumours in our article. The drone will be available in two versions: Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.
If you are looking for an introduction to the drone hobby then start with a mini drone in the range of $20. Here you quickly notice whether flying is fun. And it is simply a great toy that everyone should have tried anyway once. ? This category also includes the JJRC H56.
The JJRC H43WH does not yet offer the possibility to shoot really high-quality “selfies” either. But there is a previously unused design and the possibility to get to know the world of drone photography for little money.
Syma was one of those names a few years ago that always came up when it came to inexpensive drones that were also suitable for beginners. Especially the Syma X5 found many fans and above all many imitators. Now we have the Syma X8 Pro and take a look at the latest version of the X8 series.
“Bigger is always better”? Whoever thinks that is definitely wrong about this drone. The Cheerson Stars-D “Eagle” is the newest offshoot of the Stars series, which is one of the smallest quadrocopters ever. New is the remote control, which can be operated with one hand and an upgraded design.
“Just because you are unique, does not mean you are useful”. With the Kai Deng K130 Alpha , I must inevitably think of this quote, because at the first moment I wonder what the advantage of the design should bring. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that there are indeed advantages.
With this quadcopter drone you can even go outside with foul weather: The JJRC H31 is water resistant and survives even a submerge without consequences. That sounds quite nice.
Drones are always a good idea to buy, as they are fun for every age. One of these drones is the WLtoys Q353. The Quadrocopter has an unusual design, it has more like a boat shaped and has two floating bodies instead of support feet. Because of that it can land on water, start and even move forward.
Okay, granted, slowly you could indeed lose track of all the different Cheerson CX-10 drones. After all, there is already the CX-10 CX-10A CX-10C, 10D CX, CX-10W and CX-10WD. The Cheerson CX-10SE is probably most similar to the CX-10A. It’s a mini-drone for beginners with a handy protective frame and definitely one for small budgets.
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As the models become more and more modern and advanced, more affordable models - some of the best come from China, by the way - are being brought onto the market. With the current popularity they're gaining and the continuous enhancements, it is likely that they will be an integral part of our everyday lives in the near future - just imagine the possibilities. In addition to breathtaking photography and great videos, you could someday get your packages via literal airmail, and even your food could be delivered through them.
Do you want to start with the exciting hobby of drone flying? But still got some unanswered questions; like what drone to buy and where to buy from? You're asking yourself; what's the distinction between drones and quadcopters? And what on earth is a quadrotor? Which model could carry a GoPro - and do some even come pre-equipped with a camera? The world of drones is huge - as are the differences in sizes, battery life, duration of flight and equipment. We're here to help and inform you.
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