Syma produces some of the most popular and best value drones available, but with many model’s to choose from, which Syma drone is best for you? Compare features of the Syma X8C, X8G and X8W side by side, learn all the detail on each model, and see each drone in action below.
The Syma X8C is a large quadcopter and at 600g, also a heavy one, the upside being an extremely smooth flight behaviour. This smooth flight makes this quadcopter ideal for camera work, although the X8C does retain some acrobatic capability. The X8C comes equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, giving good resolution in most lighting conditions. With an adequate 100m of range, the X8C gives you an ample flight radius to survey with the camera. The X8C boasts an 11 minute flight time, including 4 minutes of flight with a low battery warning.
The X8C also includes headless mode, aiding both novice and more experienced drone pilots alike in challenging flight conditions. So what does the X8C not have? Well, there is no GPS, meaning that you will have to fly the X8C exclusively via manual controls. The X8C also opts for cheaper brushed motors, the disadvantage being that the brushes will need to be replaced after extended flight time.
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The Syma X8G shares the same body and handset as the X8C, but with a different colour scheme, and to these eyes, a more attractive one. The main difference between the X8G and X8C is the upgrade to an 8 megapixel camera, which looks like Syma’s version of a GoPro. The camera is powered by the drone, recording 720p or 1080p footage and includes a microSD slot. Video footage is noticeably improved over the 2 megapixel footage from the X8C, which makes this the Syma of choice is video-footage is your priority. The upgraded camera has not come at the cost of other features – like the X8C, the X8G includes headless mode.
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The Syma X8W sports a more stealthy black body compared to the X8C and X8G. Like the X8C, the X8W comes equipped with a 2 megapixel camera. The major difference for the X8W is that the camera can transmit FPV footage by WIFI to your smartphone. Video from the camera is adequate for short range FPV flying, and is recorded directly to your smartphone. Unlike the 8 megapixel camera in the X8G, the 2 megapixel camera does not including a microSD slot. Therefore you will need to free up some space on your phone before recording flight footage. The handset for the X8W includes a fitting that can accommodate the majority of smartphones. Like the X8C and X8G, the X8W boasts an 11 minute flight time, requiring 3 hours for a full recharge. Headless mode is also included.
Buy the Syma X8W here