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Xiaomi’s New FIMI X8 SE Foldable Drone

Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE Drone

Photo: FIMI Store

The FIMI X8 SE is a new drone from Xiaomi that makes up a part of the FIMI line of drones.

High quality video capabilities and imaging systems set the X8 SE apart, especially at a price of $499. This is an excellent new drone on the market and could compete directly with brands like DJI and Parrot.

  • The FIMI X8 SE starts at $499, but is currently priced at $399 in the official FIMI Store during the ‘Big Sale’ through January 15, 2019

  • Features 4K 100Mbps Video, 33 minutes of flight time, and a precise vision positioning system

  • Uses a Sony IMX378 Sensor and captures F-log and DNG RAW

xiaomi x8 se drone

Photo: FIMI Store

FIMI X8 SE Features

A 3-axis mechanical gimbal for smooth videos, 5 kilometers range, and 33 minutes of flight time to name a few. The FIMI X8 SE offers a lot for a drone priced below $500.

Xiaomi’s latest drone also features a Sony IMX378 sensor with a f/2.2 aperture lens. The high quality sensor and lens lead to much better color performance as compared to the ‘mi’ drone’s from FIMI.

sony camera sensor for xiaomi drone

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Foldable, Portable Design

An ergonomic design for travelers. Fits easily in a backpack or bag, and folds away nicely for storage.

foldable fimi x8 se drone

Photo: FIMI Store

Remote Controller

Re-designed for portability, but still compatible with all sizes of mobile phones, and even tablets like the iPad Mini. The remote controller can help for capturing more complex shots. The FIMI X8 SE features various shooting modes, tracking modes, and cinematic flying patterns for users.

  • Cine Shot

  • Smart Tracking Modes

  • Flight Planing Shooting

  • Panoramas

  • Hyperlapse

fimi x8 se remote controller

Photo: FIMI Store

smart shot xiaomi fimi x8 se

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FIMI X8 SE smart tracking modes

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Pricing and Availability

UPDATED 12/12/2018 at 11:35 AM: FIMI X8 SE showing as ‘OUT OF STOCK’ on FIMI Store

The FIMI X8 SE is available through the official FIMI store for a sale price of $399 now through January 15, 2019. The price will increase to $499 after the sale period.

It isn’t clear if the drone will be available on other marketplaces at this time. The FIMI Store also does not make it clear where exactly this drone is available for sale. Users of Chinese website Zhihu suspect this drone is only available for overseas markets and is not available in China itself, but that is not confirmed by Xiaomi at this time.

SEE ALSO – DJI Introduces Mavic 2 Series Drones

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