Syma makes some of the best quadcopters in terms of value for money. Most models are aimed at novice pilots and hobbyists. However, the introduction of the X8 series in 2015 was an attempt by the company to attract the attention of experienced pilots.
The first reason the X8 series has become popular is the full size of the quadcopters. These are the first quadcopters from Syma of such a large size, comparable to the size of the Phantom. The second reason is the ability to install a GoPro camera or other alternative action cameras on the quadcopter. Realizing the great potential of quadcopters of this size, Syma quickly expanded the range of the X8 series to six models.
X8 series models
So, let’s see what differences each model has.
What are the differences between Syma: X8C X8W X8G X8HC X8HG X8HW
Before you start talking about the differences, you should know that in general the electronics, battery and case are the same for all models of the X8 series. But the motors of the X8C, X8W, X8HW differ significantly in thrust from the motors X8G, X8HG in favor of the latter. In addition, all quadcopters have a headless mode.
— model with a simple camera. The X8C is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, which has a standard mount and fits all Syma X8 series drones.
– just like the X8C, it comes with a 2MP camera. But this camera can transmit FPV image via Wi-Fi to your smart phone or tablet. All you need is to install the application on your gadget. After that, on the smartphone screen, you can watch the picture from the X8W camera, in real time. The transmission distance is small, no more than 20 meters.
— a quadcopter with a good camera. X8G has a full size 8 megapixel camera (GoPro Hero format). This is the best camera in the X8 series. It can be used with the mount on all X8 series drones.
Syma X8HC X8HW X8HG
are updated versions of the quadcopters described above, X8C X8W X8G respectively. The main difference from its predecessors is the presence of a function
using a barometer.
Which model suits who
If you are planning to get into aerial photography and are looking for an inexpensive option, then the Syma X8 series quadcopters will suit you best. To choose the right model for you, you need to answer a few questions.
Will there be a quadcopter
X8 as your first drone?
If so, then we do not recommend purchasing it, as it is too expensive a drone for a beginner. We advise you to look at the TOP 5 cheap quadcopters for beginners and choose the right one. After a few weeks of practice on one of these drones, you can return to the question of choosing a Syma quadcopter from the X8 series.
Is your budget under $100?
If yes, then Syma X8C will suit you, the price for it starts from $90.
FPV and your budget is over $140?
If yes, then your choice is Syma X8HW. Altitude hold quadcopter is perfect for FPV beginners.
Your budget is $200 and you need a good camera?
Then you should take Syma X8HG. The drone with altitude hold function makes video recording much more stable.
Can I install a GoPro camera on my Syma X8 series?
Yes, you can. Quadcopters have powerful enough motors and large propellers to carry the extra weight of a GoPro action camera. However, it is worth remembering that excess weight reduces flight time.
Now you know the differences between the six models in the X8 series. Quadcopters of this series are great as transitional models. It is worth taking them with a second drone, and then buying expensive DJI / 3DR / Yuneec premium quadcopters, etc.
If you are already flying Syma X8 and want something more powerful and functional for a reasonable price. It is worth looking towards the Cheerson CX-20, with a GPS module and other features, for little money.