Meet Xiaomi’s Affordable Drone – The Mi Drone. Features 4k Camera 1

Mi Drone

Mi Drone

Xiaomi is at it again. They have a reputation of producing quality tech for affordable prices. The Mi Drone is set to take the “drone market” by storm, offering more for almost half the price you get other drones.

Xiaomi’s Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a three-axis pivoted support and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder. 4k version cost about $460 while that of the 1080p goes for $380.

Mi Drone

One major advantage is the portability. It comes with a modular design which is easy to disassemble and assemble.

Mi Drone

 

Battery Life

Mi Drone
Mi Drone has a large 17.4V battery, 5100 mAh and it can fly continuously up to 27 minutes

Camera

Mi Drone
Mi Drone
It comes with a 12MP Sony sensor,  Ambarella image processing processor and supports 4k recording (3840 x 2160) and raw format. 1080p or 4K UHD camera, with 104° wide-angle lens.
Mi Drone
Mi Drone
720p live video with low latency from up to 2km distance

Controls

Mi Drone
Mi Drone
Mi Drone
Mi Drone
Mi Drone

Highlights of Mi Drone’s features

  • 4-propeller system with detachable shields
  • 17.4V battery 5100mAh, 27 minutes non-stop flying
  • 1080p or 4K UHD camera, with 104° wide-angle lens
  • 4K camera at 3840 x 2160 pixels; supports recording of stills in RAW format
  • 720p live video with low latency from up to 2km distance
  • Camera attached to a 3-axis gimbal, stabilizes up to 2000 vibrations per second
  • Unbelievably lightweight design
  • GPS + GLONASS + vision-based positioning for max precision
  • Autopilot options: automatic take-off + landing, waypoint flight path planning, tap to fly on map, circle an object on the ground
  • Intelligently detects low battery and returns home automatically
  • Real-time location tracking for easy retrieval even post crash
  • Hovers automatically at the edge of no-fly zones
  • Built-in PCB antenna array in remote control for maximum reach
  • Modular design and foldable landing gear
Mi Drone
Mi Drone

 

Mi Drone
Source: en.miui.com
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