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Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone is just priced at $268.99 on GearBest during the Black Friday sale 2018

BySophia Windsor 2018-11-22 3337

The first release of Xiaomi RC drone in 2016 marks Xiaomi’s official foray into the drone industry. And it will surely bring new life to the drone market. However, Xiaomi hasn’t released any new drones since the Xiaomi Mi drone went public. But finally a new drone dubbed Xiaomi FIMI A3 hit the market and it is available now on GearBest at just $268.99.

Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone: specs

Let's first take a quick took at the specs of Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone.


Product name
Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC Drone
Drone
Product size(L x W x H)
28.50 x 22.90 x 6.90 cm / 11.22 x 9.02 x 2.72 inches
Diagonal size
323mm
Weight
560g
Hover accuracy
When GPS Positioning is active:
± 0.5m vertical,± 1.5m horizontal
Max ascending speed
6m/s
Max descending speed
5m/s
Max cruising speed
18m/s
Flying limit altitude
500m
Flight time
about 25mins
Wind resistance
≤ 4
Satellite positioning systems
GPS + GLONASS
Remote controller
Screen resolution
480 x 272
Screen size
4.3 inch
Operating frequency
2.4 - 2.483GHz; 5.725 - 5.850GHz
Max controllable distance
about 1000m
Battery
2950mAh lithium battery
Nominal voltage
3.7V
Charge port type
Micro USB
Gimbal
Controlled rotation scope
0°- -90° pitch angle
Stablization
Mixed 3-axis gimbals
Camera
Lens
FOV 80°
Aperture
f2.0
Focal distance
3.54mm
Equivalent focal distance
27mm
Sensor
1/3.2-inch CMOS
ISO range
100 - 3200 for video
100 - 1600 for still
Shutter speed
4 - 1/8000s
Max bitrate
60Mbps
Max photo resolution
3264 x 2448
Video resolution
1920 x 1080 30fps
1920 x 1080 25fps
File system
FAT32 / exFAT
Image format
JPG
Video format
MP4
Battery
Charging limit voltage
12.75V
Voltage
11.1V
Capacity
2000mAh / 22.2Wh
Package contents
Package contents
1 x RC Quadcopter ( Battery Included ), 1 x Transmitter ( Battery Included ), 1 x Gimbal, 1 x USB Cable, 6 x Propeller, 1 x Charging Cable, 1 x Balance Charger, 1 x English Manual

 

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Xiaomi FIMI A3 is a selfie drone with an HD gimbal camera. The specs show that the Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone is targeted to the DJI Spark. However, the price of FIMI A3 is almost $200 cheaper than that of DJI Spark.


Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone


Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone: camera

For aerial photography beginners, Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone is an excellent drone. The 8MP camera is fixed on the 2-axis mechanical gimbals, which is the same as the DJI Spark.


Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone camera


Besides, the FIMI A3 is equipped with 1/3.2 inch CMOS, and it offers lens with the f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree FOV. The Max Bitrate is 60Mbps, which is a little similar to DJI's high-end drone DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Therefore, from the aspect of specs, the Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone is much better than most of the drones under $300 on the market.  


Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone: multiple flight modes

Despite supporting manual control fight mode, the Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone also provides many smart flight modes, such as Follow me, Orbit, Fixed-wing mode, Drone, Headless, One key return.


the powerful smart flight modes on Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone


Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone: DIY support function

Different from other RC drones, there is a DIY port on the belly of the FIMI A3, so you can explore your own way to play with it by DIY port, such as driving a servo, lighting a led or fireworks, or adding a parachute. The Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone offers you limitless room for imagination. However, if you want to achieve the DIY function on DJI RC drone, you have to spend a lot of money on retrofitting it.  


The DIY port on Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone


Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone: remote controller with LCD display screen

Another very good feature on the Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone is that its remote controller is equipped with a built-in LCD display screen. This means it's very easy and convenient for you to operate, namely, just power on and it will take off at any time with no need to use your phone or buying a special screen. And you also don't have to worry about the abrupt interruption of your flying drone when your phone running out of power or having phone calls or new messages during flying.


the remote controller of Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone


Which one is the best entry-level aerial photography RC drone?

Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone has many similarities to the DJI Spark, and it is even better than the Spark in some aspects. Compared with the DJI Mavic Air which is priced at $999, the flight time of FIMI A3 is 4 minutes longer than that of Mavic Air. However, the max RC distance of the FIMI A3 is about 1000 meters, which is only the half of the DJI Spark.


Now, there is one more choice for the drone enthusiast beginners who have limited budgets. Compared with the DJI Spark ($443), the Xiaomi FIMI A3 RC drone comes with the similar specs but cheaper price ($268.99). What's more, the FIMI A3 can be yours for the ever lowest price during the GearBest Black Friday Sale.   


 You may also want to read:
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 DJI Ryze Tello RC drone review
 Xiaomi MITU mini RC drone review

 

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