In fact, I have never come into contact with FIMI products before. The reason why I decided to buy this FIMI X8 PRO is mainly because it has many upgrades compared to FIMI's previous products, such as equipped with a 1/1.3-inch 48-megapixel image sensor, which is as large as F1.7 The aperture supports three types of obstacle avoidance, 4G image transmission, and a loudspeaker module. The battery life is also quite attractive.
In addition, compared with ordinary drones, FIMI X8 PRO also has an expansion interface at the bottom of the fuselage, which can be connected to Fimi's megaphone. In addition to supporting the storage of multiple audios, it can remotely transmit sounds, convert text to audio, and automatically loop playback. In addition, it can also shout in real time, which is very practical in emergency search and rescue scenarios. However, my needs are mainly for shooting videos, so I did not choose the megaphone module. I will purchase it separately if needed later.
In order to facilitate everyone to have a true and comprehensive understanding of this product, I try to write in more detail based on my own flying experience. First, take a look at the packaging accessories of FIMI X8 PRO. At that time, when I received the express delivery, in addition to the drone's packaging box, there was also a storage bag. The texture was quite solid, the appearance was relatively simple, there were no unnecessary decorations, and it looked quite business-like.
FIMI X8 PRO storage bag has a total of three layers inside and outside, which can put mobile phones, charging banks and other items. The main storage layer has a predetermined foam, which can put the battery, handle, fuselage, etc., and can also take out the foam to install other things.
The advantage of having a storage bag is that you don’t have to spend money to buy it. The foam that comes with it has planned the space and is very resistant to falling. However, my photography bag is big enough, so for convenience, this bag is rarely used.
FIMI X8 PRO BODY DISPLAY:
Regarding the weight of the FIMI X8 PRO body, the official mark is 780 grams, of which 280 grams is the weight of the standard battery. The folded size of the body is 204×106×72.6mm, and the wheelbase is 372mm. The actual data should not be too big. Error, this weight and size is indeed more important than some 249-gram fuselages, but it supports a maximum wind resistance level of 8, and the stability of use will be better. The actual effect can be seen later.
The white appearance of FIMI X8 PRO has no defects in the appearance level, and the overall workmanship texture I think is quite good, the hand does not have that cheap plastic feeling, and it can be held with one hand after folding.
The FIMI X8 PRO has a large indicator light at the rear of the body, and two cameras below the indicator light are key components that form the rear vision system. On one side of the body is a memory card slot and a Micro-USB port for firmware upgrades, supporting up to 256GB of storage space.
The FIMI X8 PRO wing motors and underside of the fuselage are all silver, and the underside has two fill lights in addition to the three cameras that make up the lower vision system for easy landing at night. The 12-PIN expansion interface can connect the speaker, 4G module, etc., to achieve more functional experience.
The FIMI X8 PRO has two cameras in the front of the body, and the overall shape looks quite like a dragonfly. PTZ camera supports 0°~90° pitching rotation, can achieve 4K vertical shooting, camera focal length is 6.81mm, ISO adjustable range 100-6400, shutter speed 8~1/8000s.
The following is the top view of the entire aircraft, the middle of the back is the battery slot, now the battery has been installed, the switch of the aircraft on the battery, you can know the battery power through the four indicators on the battery.
On the whole, the appearance level of FIMI X8 PRO is still very high, whether it is the battery, the wing, the arm and other structures are very strong, especially the wing will not cause deformation or bending due to slight force.
FIMI X8 PRO BATTERY DISPLAY:
FIMI X8 PRO battery life specifications are 40 minutes and 47 minutes, I am equipped with two 40 minutes of battery life, a single capacity of 3800mAh, long life version of a single capacity of 5000mAh, weight is 330 grams.
A single battery can be fully charged within an hour, but it must use FIMI special power adapter, and it cannot be charged directly through the body.
In actual use, I feel that the endurance time is not very different from the official 40 minutes, in the full power state, it can continue to fly for about 30 minutes, considering the safety problem, I set the automatic return of less than 20% of the power, and did not dare to squeeze all the power.
FIMI X8 PRO TRANSMITTER DISPLAY:
FIMI X8 PRO remote control has a screen version and no screen version two can choose, because there are a number of spare mobile phones, so I choose is no screen version (cheap), with a screen version has not experienced, here only introduces no screen version. The no-screen remote comes with three different cables, supports almost any smartphone, and can fit an IPad mini at its widest spacing.
In addition to the two rockers, the second generation of the remote control buttons are also very much, the red button in the middle of the left side is the flight/return switch key, the power key down, and then a row of indicators, you can check the power, the middle of the right side is a five-D key, the function can be customized, and then the automatic takeoff/landing key, for the unskilled novice, or recommended manual takeoff.
The inside of the remote control is a USB interface, the outside left and right sides each have a dial wheel, the left side of this can adjust the tilt Angle of the head, the right side of this is used to adjust the EV/ISO value.
The camera button and the video button are on the left and right sides of the bottom of the remote control.
Although this remote control does not have a screen, the function planning of each key is still very clear, and after proficiency, there is no need to stare at the key control, but there are many functions, in order to avoid confusion caused by operation errors, it is recommended to remember the corresponding functions of each key before the official flight.
FIMI X8 PRO FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:
After a detailed introduction of the appearance of the FIMI X8 PRO aircraft and related accessories, the next step is to enter the key link - flight experience. Here is also a reminder to friends who plan to start a drone, it is recommended to carry out compass correction before the new aircraft takes off, and pay attention to the screen prompt and indicator state when taking off.
Due to the weight of the fuselage, the stability of the FIMI X8 PRO in the hovering no-control state is still very high, not only keeps the horizontal state, but also does not appear a large displacement. I accidentally cut a leaf in the process of ascending, but I still flew directly up, and did not fall, and it was good to feel that the wings were strong.
In terms of flight speed, the FIMI X8 PRO supports a maximum rise and fall speed of 5m/s, 4m/s, and a maximum flight speed of 18m/s, and the flight speed will be different in different modes such as novice, ordinary, and sports. In addition, if you want to turn on the obstacle avoidance system, you must keep the flight speed within a certain range.
FIMI X8 PRO supports 15km map transmission and front, down and back three-way obstacle avoidance, but the obstacle avoidance function is a bit metaphysical, including DJI drones, obstacle avoidance function can not be used during night flight, so it is recommended to practice more technology, do not rely too much. However, the X8Pro's downlook system can accurately identify the apron, which is quite convenient.
Keep looking at the FIMI X8 PRO shooting performance. The following photo is the first photo I took with this drone, 1.5 meters high from the ground, when the weather was relatively good, under the combined effect of sunlight and shade, the atmosphere of the picture is still quite strong, but it is the first time to use, I forgot to set the size of the picture, this is taken in the lowest resolution state.(Note that for the sake of browsing loading speed, all images in the article have been compressed and are not original images)
The following picture is a video captured with the same height as the figure, the original video is 4K resolution, converted into GIF format compressed into 720*405, the clarity of the picture quality is OK, but I do not know why the noise is much more than the video shot at altitude.
Video shot in backlight, featuring a sense of atmosphere!
In the case of constant low altitude and position, different viewing angles can be obtained by adjusting the Angle of the head. Three-axis mechanical stabilization is really useful.
The picture above shows the effect when the gimbal is tilted upwards, while the animated picture below shows the effect when the gimbal is tilted downwards.
The Angle adjustment of the head of the FIMI X8 PRO camera seems to be a small function, but it plays a very big role in the actual shooting composition, such as changing the proportion of the ground scene and the sky at high altitude or adjusting the viewing range of the ground when shooting the ground overhead. But adjusting the head only needs to move a finger to solve, save trouble and save electricity.
If the weather is good, the actual effect of 4K video captured by the combination of 1/1.3-inch image sensor and 48 million pixels is quite good, and FIMI X8 PRO also supports 6x digital zoom camera, but I didn’t know about it when I took aerial photography before. I didn’t discover this function until I read the description later, so I wasn’t able to experience it.
The maximum photo resolution supported by this FIMI X8 PRO drone is 8000*6000, and the factory default is 3840*2160, which needs to be set manually.
FIMI MOBILE APP EXPERIENCE:
The name of the mobile phone APP used by the FIMI X8 PRO drone is FIMI Navi. In terms of function settings, I feel it is very professional. After the aircraft is successfully connected to the remote control, you can see the status prompt in the upper left corner to detect potential flight risks. It will be highlighted in red, and you can also check the magnetic field interference, adjust the flight speed, etc.
The obstacle avoidance function can also be turned on directly in the settings. It is also recommended to adjust the lost contact processing to the return mode. This way, once the connection is lost during the flight, it can automatically return to the take-off position without having to look for the aircraft everywhere. During my previous flights, I was disrupted and disconnected several times near the no-fly zone, and the drone always flew back on its own.
If the aircraft is lost due to improper operation, the system settings also support the function of finding the aircraft, which can retain the last position of the aircraft before it was disconnected and restore the flight trajectory.
In addition, the functions of the five-dimensional keys on the remote control can also be switched to your commonly used function options in the settings, which will be more convenient to use, but the premise is that you must remember the function mode corresponding to each direction.
In addition to aircraft settings, the camera gimbal also has independent setting options for recording and taking pictures. There are many adjustable functions, such as the resolution switching and video quality mentioned above. It also supports night scene mode, HDR shooting, and side-light mode. Adjustment etc.
From the perspective of parameter configuration and actual experience, I feel that FIMI X8 PRO has quite a few highlights at this price point. The overall performance is still several grades higher than that of ordinary entry-level drones, which is relatively large for ordinary players. Experience space, if you are a senior aerial photography enthusiast, you can also take great works with the help of rich shooting modes such as intelligent follow, fixed-point flight, orbiting flight, time-lapse photography, super night scene, etc., and a single battery can last 30 The battery life of up to 40 minutes can further alleviate battery anxiety.
In addition, FIMI X8 PRO also supports SAR (Search and Rescue) mode, coupled with support for the shouting function, it is quite useful in inspection, search and rescue and other scenarios, so this drone can not only be used for aerial photography, but also Can be used in many special scenarios.