Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C Quadcopter Review With 2 Megapixel Camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera
Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

In the sum­mer of 2014, Syma Toys intro­duced two mod­els of quad­copters Syma X5 and Syma X5C to the mar­ket. The first com­pet­i­tive mod­els of this com­pa­ny in the bud­get seg­ment “Up to $100”. The dif­fer­ence between them is in the cam­era present. Syma X5 does not come with a cam­era, the X5C mod­el comes with a cam­era with a res­o­lu­tion of 0.3MP. The mod­el pre­sent­ed in the review is a direct com­peti­tor — JJRC-H8C.

Peculiarities

  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • Con­trol fre­quen­cy 2.4GHz
  • 0.3MP cam­era
  • Flips 360º
  • LED back­light

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

*On the pho­to (left to right) Syma X5C/Syma X5SW.

Equipment

  • Quad­copter Syma X5C
  • Bat­tery 1S 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
  • USB cable for drone bat­tery charg­ing
  • 2.4GHz con­trol equip­ment (pow­ered by 4 × AA 1.5V sold sep­a­rate­ly)
  • 0.3MP cam­era
  • MicroSD mem­o­ry card 4GB
  • card read­er
  • 4 × rotors
  • 4 × spare rotors
  • 4 × rotor pro­tec­tion
  • 2 × land­ing legs
  • Screw­driv­er
  • Instruc­tion (in Eng­lish)

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Specification

Brand:

Syma

Model:

X5C

Color:

White

Stabilization:

6 axis gyro­scope

Radio frequency:

2.4GHz

Number of channels:

four

Transmitter Power:

4 × AA 1.5V (sold sep­a­rate­ly)

Camera:

0.3MP

Motors:

col­lec­tor type

Battery capacity:

1S 3.7V 500mAh LiPo

Backlight:

LED

Max. flight time:

7 min

Poppy. range of flight:

50m

Flying environment:

Out­doors

Charging time:

≈ 100 min

Material:

ABS plas­tic

Dimensions:

310×310×80mm

Weight (with battery + camera):

108gr

Age limit:

14+

Appearance

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera
Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera
Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Motors

Quad­copter Syma X5C is equipped with col­lec­tor motors, torque trans­mis­sion is car­ried out through a gear­box. The devel­op­er does not spec­i­fy infor­ma­tion about per­for­mance. They pro­vide opti­mal trac­tion char­ac­ter­is­tic of bud­get UAVs in their niche.

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Camera

The Syma X5C has a 0.3MP cam­era on board. The qual­i­ty of shoot­ing is below aver­age, so it will be unnec­es­sary to assign the func­tions of large-scale aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy to it. If you wish, you can replace the stock cam­era with more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced ones: Mobius MINI or Fire­fly Q6. The qual­i­ty of shoot­ing each deserves respect, at the out­put the user receives a pho­to / video mate­r­i­al that can be pleas­ant to watch.

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Battery

The quad­copter is equipped with a 1S 3.7V 500mAh LiPo lithi­um poly­mer bat­tery. In the test, it showed the 6–7 min­utes of flight declared in the spec­i­fi­ca­tion (with­out a cam­era), with the cam­era the flight time is reduced to 5–6 min­utes. Charg­ing time is ≈ 100 min­utes.

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Control

The Syma X5C quad­copter is equipped with 4‑channel con­trol equip­ment oper­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4GHz. In a zone free from inter­fer­ence, it pro­vides a con­fi­dent flight at a dis­tance of no fur­ther than 50 meters. Pow­er is sup­plied by 4 × 1.5V “AA” bat­ter­ies (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Button assignment

Test Drive

Quad­copter Syma X5C in the test showed opti­mal dynam­ics and good han­dling. Flips work out effort­less­ly. To get the best pos­si­ble dynam­ics, it is rec­om­mend­ed to remove the cam­era and quad land­ing legs. Due to the light weight and low poten­tial of the col­lec­tor motors, it does not like the wind. In flight, even with a slight wind, a slight windage was observed. It can eas­i­ly fly away in the direc­tion of the wind, despite the pres­ence of con­trol, it is worth con­sid­er­ing! The quadro­copter shows all its flight poten­tial only in com­plete calm.

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Price

On var­i­ous Inter­net trad­ing plat­forms, the Syma X5C quadro­copter is sold at a price of 37$.

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Conclusion

Syma X5C from $27

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Func­tion­al­i­ty

5/10

Flight time

5/10

flight qual­i­ties

5/10

com­pact­ness

5/10

Equip­ment

5/10

Reli­a­bil­i­ty

8/10

Price qual­i­ty

10/10

pros

  • Price
  • Design
  • dynam­ic
  • Han­dling (6‑axis gyro­scope oper­a­tion)
  • Last­ing
  • Flips
  • LED lights
  • Fly­ing out of the box
  • Does not require reg­is­tra­tion

Minuses

  • Cam­era
  • Small resource of col­lec­tor motors
  • Reduc­er gears are not pro­tect­ed from dirt
  • Dis­likes the wind (may fly in its direc­tion)
  • Drops when con­nec­tion is lost

Quad­copter Syma X5C is a strong, dynam­ic and easy to con­trol mod­el in the class of bud­get quad­copters. Suit­able only for the first acquain­tance with the UAV. Ready to endure the mis­takes of begin­ners. Ful­ly jus­ti­fies the mon­ey spent. Age lim­it 14+.

A photo

Pho­to with Syma X5C quad­copter.

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Syma X5 and X5C quadcopter review with 2 megapixel camera

Video

Video with quadro­copter Syma X5C.

User man­u­al for quadro­copter Syma X5C.

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