PowerVision PowerEye Quadcopter Review
The Chinese company PowerVision succeeded in creating a professional Quadcopter, ready to compete in the cinematography market. PowerVision PowerEye Quadcopter is not just capable of creating great footage, but it also comes with many interesting features and it can also carry a payload as you’ll see in our review. It has an interesting and beautiful design, pretty similar with DJI Mavic.
PowerEye drone, is a foldable drone that features an interchangeable 4/3 camera, that will help you create remarkable visual content.. If it already captured your attention, following this article you will find out all you need to know about this amazing Quadcopter.
The drone itself has a quadcopter design, 4 foldable rotors, 3 forward facing cameras and a large camera underneath. Its landing gear can also be detached in order to suit better in its own case. PowerEye weights 3.9kg including its propellers and battery.
Taking into consideration the fact that it is created for the professional market, it is not too compact. Its size is pretty big, 513mm X 513 X 310, but being foldable and also removing its landing gear, it will fit perfectly into its ample sized backpack.
The PowerEye drone is available in two models- The PowerEye Thermal version and the PowerEye Professional. The Thermal version comes with an interesting thermal camera that can be very useful.
PowerVision PowerEye features a Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH as standard camera, an OLympus M. Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ-zoom, an Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, an Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 and an Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8.
A main feature of this camera is that it gives you the ability to change the lenses on the main camera. That’s not all you can also video stream, along with a 4k UHD camera. You can also use this drone to search, to inspect heat leaks, using its thermal camera, for wonderful artistic video captures, and the most important thing is that you can use it even for rescue operations.
The SMV camera has a 4/3* CMOS sensor, in order to produce still photos at 4,640 X 3,480 pixels. It has some very important manual control camera features, such as ISO for stills from 100 – 1,600 and for video 100 – 3,200, shutter speeds from 8 to 1 /8,000 of a second. This drone is able to shoot 4k videos at 24fps and UHD at 30 fps, and its storage capacity is 64GB of memory via SD card. It uses an integrated 3-axis gimbal with a rotational equilibrium system.
It has a 5000 mAh LiPo 1S battery. Its Operating voltage is 12-mA/ 3.7V. Taking into consideration its size and weight, the battery could be a little bigger in order, to offer a longer flight experience. The battery offers 30 minutes flight time and it needs 5 hours to get charged.
If you are looking for a longer flight experience with this drone, you should opt in for purchasing a secondary battery, as a back up when the first one remains out of energy.
Flight Experience & Features
Due to the fact it is a professional drone that aims for the cinematography industry, it doesn’t have some of the flight modes you would find on other drones. It is a great experience to fly it, benign easy to use. It comes with a beautiful simple controller that has a space for your phone. You can connect your smartphone to it via wifi in order to get the video footage of the drone straight on your smartphone.
Taking into account its ability to carry a 3kg payload for 30 minutes flight time, this drone becomes a useful partner for you to take wherever you go. It can be very useful in numerous situations like inspecting heat leaking signs, and rescuing procedures.
This also has numerous obstacle sensors and the object detection will show you the distance and to the objects that are close to it, creating a safer flight experience. It has a couple of interesting flight modes that you could use in order to create great video and photo footage.
It has an impressive operating distance for real time HD of 5km and it can get at a height of 4km. Its top speed is 64.8kph in professional mode.
Using the drones PowerEye App, the pilot can switch between the natural light and the thermal one, which represents a really impressive feature. The flight characteristics of the drone are very good and also in a brisk wing the drones weight becomes a plus, helping it to stabilize better.
Another great advantage offered by this drone is the sonar system and the optical positioning that it has, allowing the PoweEye to be used for indoor flight.
The PowerVision PowerEye Quadcopter from our review has some extraordinary qualities that help it compete with the best drone models. Its rock solid futuristic design gives it an interesting appearance, and being foldable makes it suitable for almost every drone enthusiast. The battery offers a good flight time compared with the other drones, and its cameras are extraordinary.
Taking all these features into consideration, PowerEye is a great drone that offers you a great experience, great video and photo footage and of course, lots of fun. I hope this article offered you the all information you need in other get a better understanding about the drones features and characteristics and if are interested in purchasing it you can find it on: Amazon