NEWS: Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE… the Hubsan Zino (and more) killer ?

Ok it was announced to be released today but here is the new 4K sucessor of the Xiaomi Mi 4K:
And to make short…. this new FIMI is really awsome!!! It’s not a direct MAVIC 2 competitor since there is no object avoidance system… but except that… all other caracterics are impressive.
This 790g machine is foldatable, just a little bit more wider than a 6″ phones.


It has a 3-axis mechanical gimbal with a great SONY sensor based camera to capture videos in 4K@30fps with a datarate of 100Mbit/s.  A 1080p@100fps is also here… for super smooth videos.


More the FPV/control range is announced to be around 5Km !!!!! for a total flight time of 33min…. Impressive. The prop systems also is improved to reduced the emitted noise. A 4500mAh propriatary battery is used

The Fimi X8 SE is really compact… super foldable


In comparaison with other Xiaomi models


The radiocontrol works in the 5.8G band for the FPV/video link and can accept both smartphone or tablet


Special dronies modes are integrated


and three types of visual tracking (only one target followed)


A complete mission planner is also integrated


More… it’s possible to build directly a full pananorama landscape from multiple photos shots. Three types of panarorama are proposed.


It’s not over…. Some “motion-lapse” video effects are also in bundle


The positioning is done by GPS+glonass systems coupled with a bottom visual camera and the front main one is also used. One question is raised…. Can object avoidance can be added later ???

The Appz is ultra complete for both iOS & Android



a First video is proposed

What is my opinion….. Bye-Bye the Hubsan Zino….. I still didn’t received it yet but … from the first reviews I saw… the GPS stabilization is relatively poor and
major firmwares upgrades are required. More the FIMI X8 SE integrates much more advanced features and has a better camera sensor with higher bit-rate. In fact everything is better versus the Zino. If only if Object avoidance was here…. The machine may have been considered as a DJI Mavic 2 competitor…. At least it’s twice cheaper. I have been told that this machine will be sold 400USD for the first items..The regular price will be 500USD.


FIMI X8 SE RC Quadcopter
Dimensions: 204 x 106 x 72.6mm
Diagonal size: 372mm
Item weight: 790g
Hover accuracy Vertical: ±0.1m (Within the ultrasonic detecting range) ±5m (when GPS Positioning is active)
Hover accuracy Horizontal: ±1.5m
Max ascending speed: 5m/s
Max descending speed: 4m/s
Max cruising speed: 18m/s
Flying limit altitude: 500m
Max Flight Time (no wind): About 33mins (at 8m/s constant speed)
Wind resistance: ≤50kph
Satellite positioning systems: GPS+GLONASS
Operating frequency: 5.725-5.850 GHz

Remote Controller
Dimensions: 203.8×91 x 46.6mm
Weight :370g
Operating frequency: 5.725-5.850GHZ
Max controllable distance: About 5000m
Battery : 3900mAh lithium battery
Nominal voltage: 3.7V
Charge port type: Micro USB
Input : 5V -2A

Controlled rotation scope: 0°〜-90°Pitch angle
Angle control accuracy: ±0.004°
Stabilization: 3-axis gimbal
HD 4K Camera
Lens: FOV 78.8°
Aperture: f2.2
Focal distance: 4.73mm
Equivalent focal distance: 26mm
Sensor: 1/2.3″ CMOS
Effective pixels: 12M
ISO range: 100 – 3200 for video 100-1600 for still
Shutter speed: 8 ~ 1/8000S
Max photo resolution: 4000*3000
Video resolution: 3840×2160 30/25/24fps 2560×1440 60/50/30/25/24fps 1080P 100/60/50/30/25/24fps 720P 200fps
File system: FAT32 / exFAT
Image format: JPG; JPG+DNG
Video format: MP4
Memory card type: Micro SD ( U3 or above) 8 – 64GB (Sandisk/Kingston U3 recommend)
Max bitrate:100Mbps

Rated output 13.05V -3A
Rated power 39.15W
Rated input 100-240V~50/60Hz1.5A
Implementation standards Q/BJFMK0001-2016
Charging limit voltage: 13.05V
Capacity: 4500mAh/51.3Wh
Voltage: 11.4V
Weight: About 275g
Length: 8.5inch
Pitch: 3.3inch
Other parameter
Color: White
Operating temperature: 0-40℃
Suitable altitude: ≤5000m
Implementation standards: Q/BJFMK0001-2016

Package Included:
1 x RC Quadcopter( with camera)
1 x Transmitter
1 x Gimbal
1 x 11.4V 4500mAh Lipo Battery
3 x USB Cable
6 x Propeller
1 x AC Cable
1 x Charger
2 x Manual


  • Jerry says:

    Thank you and well done as promised great news before CHRISTMAS.
    What remains now is to hear users comments with PROS & CONS also how firmware will need to be implemented due course in near future and any hiccups resolved. TWO as it appears good products in tandem are great news but~~~~~ Whinning sound of mltors on Fimi 3 is not an ideal drone at all. So ***LET us*** wait before parting with cash of about £400 hard earned cash.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      The Fimi A3 for around 250USD is relative good quad IHMO…. At least in term of stability…. The video is also not so bad in sunny conditions… It’s stable… more stable than the Zino for sure :)…. Of course the X8 SE will play in premier league comparatively :)…
      As usual Wait & See…. I hope also to grab this one as well for review…. Actually most of new machines to be reviewed are in the slow boat 🙁

      • Jerry says:

        Truly appreciate your comment. How true. Still presently value my Mi 4K better. £400 for Fimi8 untested is slightly steep price. Time will tell.
        This is interesting hybrid:
        XK X520 Vertical Take-off Landing Delta Wing RC Aircraft – WHITE STANDARD EDITION WITH X8 REMOTE CONTROLLER

        • SeByDocKy says:

          VTOL machines are really particular ….. To be honest I never tested one yet….. XK is known to be a correct brand … More the X8 radio uses the SFHSS Futaba protocol so it’s already Deviated/OpenTxed.

          • Jerry says:

            Great price $399.00- for FIMI X8 SE if product will be free of any hiccups.
            Check it out.
            BANGGOOD wants £399.00. Britiish Poubds not Dollars as directly from FIMI $399.00 delivered by 15 January 2019.

          • SeByDocKy says:

            Yes …. the pre-order deal is great 🙂 Hard to resist to not click on order button 🙂

          • Jerry says:

            Electronics are advancing so rapidly and TRUTH to be told…..I get most pleasure and kicks from non expensive quads, little tweeked but FUN FUN FUN.
            Nothing wrong with Visuo XS809S little drone; or even that ***fishing *** hlaf submarine drone JJRC H31 LOL! FLY MAVIC in rain ha ha.
            Got too mny toys now.
            Fun is with little FURIBEE H36 with little caera afixed with velcro
            bigger battery and vio’la. FLYING suppose to be fun not stress ~ fear losing
            £1200 machine.

      • Jerry says:

        Thank you for your opinions. Help.
        Seen advertised Fimi X8 SE for $399.00 now if it is really good quad great price.
        Cheers Jerry.

        • SeByDocKy says:

          I think if I can’t review it I will order it for myself 🙂

          • Jerry says:

            Good advise.
            If theyfixed squeeky motors from Fim ia3 and all bugs solved that new Fimi X8 SE will be best priced superb quad.
            DJI avoidance works in theory, seen too many crashed to solid walls.
            Powerlines and thin branches.
            AVOIDANCE my rear end. PRICE so inflatd with too many restrictions and demands download firmware… ANARCHY by DJI.
            Keep chin up.

  • Michael Goldenberg says:

    Anyone have experience with, or know the quality of Xiaomi customer care? DJI has a great team and customer care program, eg the Care program, here in the U.S. Curious with Xiamomi, are you on your own if/when a problem arises?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Good question…. Of course, it’s not yet the level of DJI in any terms (performances, care program, etc…) but at least Xiaomi is not a small chinese group… Not sure if there are yet some US customer service centers from them. Anyway, for me IMHO xiaomi is the most reliable other chinese DJI competitor. The X8 SE and the futur X8 Pro at least twice cheaper than DJI should take a part of the cake. Of course wait & see as usual…. so many DJI killer announced…. and 99.9% failed.

    • Jerry says:

      Hi Michael site address does not load.
      Also **so called AVOIDANCE*** on Mavic is more than quasrianble as 100% proof.
      See some videos on YOUTUBE where that ***AVOIDANCE***system on Mavick
      did not work and drone smashed into wall full speed.

      HAPPY NEW EAR 2109.

    • Jerry says:

      Totally on your own when need advise, or resolve issues by FIMI aka XIAOMI.
      Ordered XIAOMI Mi 4K last November from GEARBEST almost 2019 and received claimed as new, item made/manufactured from 2016 as well as battery made from 2016
      FIMI arrogantly refused deal with issue.
      No more Xiaomi products for me.

  • Jerry says:

    My experience with FIMI rep was total wash out. Disaster.
    With deepest regrets and detriment to myself with XIAOMI products, due to FIMI mishandling issues decided ***DIVORCE** myself from XIAOMI outfit now and will no longer comment or support them.
    I do not care for FIMI reps arogance, nor wish to wake upwhole l cuntryside when flying their products.
    Noisy and can hear quad earlier than see it ……..coming back.
    Maybe ok in middle of Mongolia desert or Mojave desert or Sahara desert, but not in popullated areas even large parks.
    My final words on XIAOMI drones.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      my first experience with the Xiaomo 1080p model was pretty bad. The machine was stucked durinh a firmware upgrade… After some attemps from the xiaomi staff to reinitialize the FC, this machine never waked up. With my 4K, was a complete different story…. works like a charms…. I agree with u, the custumer service with local representative is a non-sense.

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