Camera : HD 5MP 1080p 30fps
Battery Type : 2000mAh LiPo
Range : 100 meters
Transmitter Frequency : 2.4 GHz
The camera is better quality than any other Syma quadcopter currently in the market, 8 megapixels 1080P at 30fps (Frames Per second) or 720P at 60fps (Frames per second), depending on pilot’s video preferences. Camera takes good quality photographs also. Everything is saved into your 4GB memory card (placed on the quadcopter) immediately after you take photo or record video. Camera can only be used with the quadcopter, it does not work as an external camera, must be attached and plugged with Syma in order to work.
Unfortunately, Syma X8G battery life time is not the best, only around 7 to 8 minutes. The average for low-cost quadcopters, but a bit on the low side comparing to newer models from other companies. On the other hand, other drones do not have a 5 megapixel camera to power. Syma uses the same 7.4V 2000mAh lipo battery on the X8G model as they do on the X8W model. X8G would have required a more powerful battery, something for Syma to keep in mind for their next release or update. On the positive side, battery can be charged through USB cable, which, in my opinion, is always very useful.
The control distance range is of 100 meters, within the standard range for low-cost quadcopters, but an improvement from the X8W model and the X5 series. If you are into modding, you can always increase the flight range of your quadcopter (check videos on Youtube). If interested in learning how to increase the antenna range of quadcopters, please leave a comment so we can write you a guide on how to do it step-by-step! Hope you have enjoyed our Syma X8G review!