Syma X8G Quadcopter with GoPro Style Camera First Look

Syma X8G Quadcopter with Go-pro Style Camera is set to launch into the retail market soon. Syma X8G is part of Syma 2015 series Quadcopters, Unlike the X8C and Syma X8W WiFi FPV, the Syma X8G comes with the GoPro Style 8 MegaPixel HD Camera (G stands for GoPro Style, as briefed by syma) and Headless mode with 4CH and 6-axis Gyro system.

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Its already evident by now that the X8C/X8W can carry the Sports action cameras. (Xiaomi Yi, mentioned here) Interesting , how the own Syma HD Go-pro Style Camera will deliver, though cannot expect wonders out of 5MP camera, if reasonably priced, this will be undoubtedly a good pick for the beginners who love Arial photography. The X8G HD Camera can record video at 1080p Resolution at 30 fps and 720 at 60fps

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Getting into the design, X8G covers comes in glossy silver with Black Prop-guards, propellers and landing gears (More color options are yet to be revealed) Nothing drastically changed from X8C and X8W, but comes along with Syma first Own Sports Type Camera with protection cover and a fixed non anti-vibration mount. The control distance is 100 Meters and the flying time is 7 minutes with 2000 mAh battery along similar controller, as seen with X8C/X8W

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X8G Quadcopter Features and Specifications


  • Product Size: 50 x 50 x 19 cm
  • Playing Time: 7mins
  • Battery: 2000 mAh Li-Poly
  • Control Distance: 100m
  • Headless mode, 4CH, 6-Axis Gyro
  • Strong stability,can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
  • The quad copter can fly both indoor and outdoor.Including 4CH digital proportional RC system.With LED lights
  • Function: Video/Photograph/Raise & Down/Forwards & Backwards/Left & Right Turning/Left & Right Flying/Hovering/360 Degree Rotating

What's in the Box


1 x Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x Syma OWn Sports Camera
4 x Blades
4 x Protection Frame
4 x Skid Landing
1 x Battery
1 x USB Cable
1 x Memory Card
1 x Card Reader
1 x Screwdriver
1 x English Instruction Manual



Price is $135 Along with the 8MP HD Camera at banggood.com.  In my view, X8G is perfectly priced and will be a best Bang for the Buck

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47 comments:

  1. So X8G camera 5MP has no WiFi

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    1. No, and you can't use the camera without the quad

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  2. Great!! You cannot beet this drone, 1 for price, Quality, performance, And durability and strength. 4 batteries latter I kept taking it up 20/30meters. Staling and full thrust @about 30 feet,! &WOW not Once did it let me down and never a problem with the Motors. Great and my best for new beginners. :-) yours D Adams. Corby.England. Shame about the WIFI. Or it would be the best x Peace.

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    1. thanks for your feedback..yes wifi sucks

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    2. Good day, I just received my Syma X8G but I didn't receive the instruction manual, is there any chance you could scan a copy and email it to me, I would be so appreciative.

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    3. Good day, I just received my Syma X8G but I didn't receive the instruction manual, is there any chance you could scan a copy and email it to me, I would be so appreciative.

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    4. I can send you the manual on mail (pictures) if you want

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    5. Hello, I just received my X8G and the instruction manual is all in chinese?????. Would someone be kind enough to scan and email an english copy please. dkhw@live.com

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    6. Hello, I just received my X8G and the instruction manual is all in chinese?????. Would someone be kind enough to scan and email an english copy please. dkhw@live.com

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    7. Max MUSE, can you send me the manual for the x8g please? i got it for christmas and i haven't been able to find the manual anywhere since it wasn't in the box. thanks! andrewliaw@outlook.com

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  3. Can you connect a go pro instead of the camera provided?

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    1. Yes you can but you won't be able to control it through drone's FPV. You need to connect to go pro. Also it is not recommended because Go Pro adds extra weight to the drone which can fry the motors in long run. You can expect less throttle with GoPro.

      But it works.

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  4. Can you connect a go pro instead of the camera provided?

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    1. yes definitely..but along with gimbal..it will be too heavy for this drone to take off

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  5. It will lift an ultralight 2d Gimbal with a go pro camera. it is less responsive but the motors come in nice and cool after about 4 minutes flytime. I have no doubt it will hard on things and likely cause a failure of some sort eventually. I haven't measured temperatures on the reciever/control unit yet. Almost a dozen flights and still going strong. I remove the Gimbal and camera when not filming. I haven't made a quick release for it yet so it's a pain removing and installing the Gimbal and camera. You will need some mechanical know how to adapt whatever Gimbal you choose to use, I use the headphone plug (modified) to supply power to Gimbal, you can switch it on and off using the film switch on remote. I am thrilled with the x8, it's a perfect stepping stone for learning. You won't be disappointed, just remember the price tag and what your getting in return, incredible value.

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  6. It will fly with an ultralight 2d Gimbal and go pro. Motors come back cool after approx 4 minute flight. Headphone jack is used to power Gimbal allowing you to switch the Gimbal on and off via the film switch on TX. I haven't measured temperatures on the reciever/control board yet but I have over 30 flights on it, about a dozen of them carrying the heavy payload. Timing flights is best with Gimbal/go pro. If your far away and don't set it down immediately once low battery lights flash it will land itself and may result in significant damage or complete loss. It works but a $600 camera and Gimbal on a $110 quad, your taking your chances.

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  7. It will lift an ultralight 2d Gimbal with a go pro camera. it is less responsive but the motors come in nice and cool after about 4 minutes flytime. I have no doubt it will hard on things and likely cause a failure of some sort eventually. I haven't measured temperatures on the reciever/control unit yet. Almost a dozen flights and still going strong. I remove the Gimbal and camera when not filming. I haven't made a quick release for it yet so it's a pain removing and installing the Gimbal and camera. You will need some mechanical know how to adapt whatever Gimbal you choose to use, I use the headphone plug (modified) to supply power to Gimbal, you can switch it on and off using the film switch on remote. I am thrilled with the x8, it's a perfect stepping stone for learning. You won't be disappointed, just remember the price tag and what your getting in return, incredible value.

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    1. How much voltage does the x8g supply for the gimbal?

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  8. Can you connect a phone to view the in flight video on the x8g like you could with the xbw?

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    1. Not with the out-of-the-box camera provided by SYMA. You must view the video after the flight on the provided memory chip (or your own if you replace the 4GB that comes with the drone with your own.

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  9. Can you connect to a cell phone to view the in flight video on the x8g like you could with the x8w?

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  10. Can you connect to a cell phone to view the in flight video on the x8g like you could with the x8w?

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    1. Not with the out-of-the-box camera provided by SYMA. You must view the video after the flight on the provided memory chip (or your own if you replace the 4GB that comes with the drone with your own.

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  11. How high can this drone fly? How many pictures can it take in 7 minutes? I intend to use it for a mapping project.

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  12. Question - I got the X8G for Christmas. When I take videos in 1080p mode (haven't tried in 720 mode yet) the videos are limited to 5 minutes (give or take a few seconds) & ~ 500MB in size. When I fly for about 12 minutes, I get 3 videos - 2 of about 5 minutes each (for the first 2 5-minutes segment of flight) and then the final file for the balance over the 10 minutes of the first 2 videos. What's going on? Why isn't there 1 file for the total duration of the flight?

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    1. This Work same with me don't worry
      I think this is a "protection" fir the movies.

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  13. Why is the X8G video only 5 minutes (~500MB file size in 1080p mode) in length? If I fly for 8 minutes I get 2 file. one for 5-minutes and a second for 3 minutes.

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  14. I purchased x8g and didn't receive the manual.
    Can't get the company to send me one either!
    Ron

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  15. Just google "x8g manual" on google and you'll find it as a PDF. The manual is really poorly written though.

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  16. So what happens what the Syma X8 flies out of control range? Does it keep flying with the last received control inputs, or does it go into a hover mode, etc?

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    1. Eventually, when the signal from the transmitter is lost it will fall to the ground, keep moving forward when you feel that the signal is lost, you can connect back to the drone again

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  17. Can anybody tell me if I buy the X8 and fly with a friend who also has an X8 will the remotes interfere with each other's drones?

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    1. no, it will not interfere, you and your friend can fly simultaneously and thats what the 2.4 GHZ frequency means

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  18. Just got my X8G today, but the instructions don't mention the camera, so I need to find out the hard way...unless someone tells me how. I'll be very grateful.

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  19. Hi , my syma x8G doird some problem...its communication lose... When turn on the droid light blicking but after i connect remote still droid light blicking .suppose when connect with remote lights be hold not blicking. Then my syma droid also not working. Anyone help me to solve problems

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  20. Its been working great i did change the camera for a hd sports cam and it works very good https://youtu.be/IrXkQrKMsbo check it out i did some creative stuff with it

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  21. Hey guys,
    I'd like to ask you, is syma x8g worth of buying? I mean, in few weeks new Syma models will be on the market, which is pretty cool. because of that, I'm pretty sure x8g model price will drop. I read mostly positive reviews http://www.dronesglobe.com/review/syma-x8g/ so...

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  23. what is the dimension of the Syma Hd camera?

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  24. Can I know wind resistance??

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  25. Can i know wind resistance??

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  26. NEED HELP WITH INDIVIDUAL PICTURES - I'm a Realtor and need to take individual pictures. How do I know it's on? How do I get it to shoot a picture? Does it automatically take pictures or can I control when to shoot a photo?

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    1. Hi Lynn, as this is not an FPV Quadcopter, you dont have an option tosee what your drone camera sees, so first you should make sure the camera is turned on before flying and the click on the photo button on the transmitter to capture images while flying

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