PowerEgg X – this year they released something really interesting called the power AG X, it was introduced at CES and this drone is a multi-purpose content creation tool.
it can transform from a handheld camera to a stationary AI camera that can follow and track you and it can transfer into a drone.
- It can land on water
- Drones / camcorder modes
- It can fly in the rain
- AI tracking
- The app could be better
- Noisy fan in camcorder mode
- Small image sensor at 1 / 2.8 “
PowerEgg X Features
|Max Ascent Speed||11.2 mph/s, Max Descent Speed: 6.7 mph, Max Flight Speed: 40 mph|
|Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level||2.5 mi|
|Max Flight Time||30 min|
|Max Flight Distance||3.7 mi|
|Max Wind Speed Resistance Level||Level 5|
|Operating Temperature||32 – 104 F|
PowerEgg X Camera
|Sensor||1/2.8 inch CMOS|
|Shooting Range||1 m to ∞|
|ISO Range Video||100 – 3200|
|Photo||100 – 6400|
|Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter||8–1/8000s|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)||3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias|
|Video Resolution 4K||3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p, FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120 p, HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120/240p|
|Max capacity||128 GB|
PowerEgg X Design
Now if that wasn’t cool enough you can even purchase their upgrade kit called the wizard, and that allows you can fly in the rain and even land on water.
The concept of this drone is actually quite amazing and they did a really good job engineering it.
When I first saw a post I thought yeah, that looks really interesting. I really want to check that out. I could see the strohm being very popular with people who wanted an all-in-one device.
who wanted to be able to go from capturing ground footage to aerial footage all with one device.
converting it to a handheld device is super simple, you basically just pop the top off.
you pull the drone arms off, and you insert the included handle and you pop the top back on.
so that’s how you handled a camcorder. it’s really quick and easy to switch back and forth, if you want to mount it on a tripod you just insert a little part.
Photo and Video Quality
The videos and photos captured with the Poweregg X 4K resolution were pretty good, but not as good as the DJI Mavic Air 2.
When testing the camera on a sunny day, the HDR images were clearer and more satisfying, but there was still an artificial quality of it as the things at the front were very sharp. It was the same for the videos. Although generally very good, the trees at the front when photographing the videos were well defined and clear, but the row of trees behind them seemed unclear. However, the camera did a good job representing both the sun-baked field as well as the deep shadows under the trees.
and speaking of firmware, if you do purchase this make sure you update the firmware right away, there have been several firmware updates released just to fix some problems.
and i know one of them was to do with the video quality. The video was a little stuttery, and people on YouTube have this issue on the video quality.
so that’s the problem that i was having with mine is that the footage just did not look good at all, i tried in all different modes.
The first thing I noticed when I got home was that very blurry and very mucky, and just looked like it was very low resolution.
The first thing that went through my mind is that I accidentally downloaded the low res version.
PowerEgg X Recording
i think they have been maybe designed a little bit better and that is when you have it in handheld camera mode.
there’s no way to start recording from the body itself, maybe there is just haven’t found a way to do it.
but in order to start recording you have to launch the app to connect to the unit itself, and you can start recording from the app.
there’s no really quick way to do it, you have to like have to launch the app first.
if they could have configured this button somehow to maybe do a triple tap or something to start recording that would have been a little bit more beneficial i think.
How it fly
You will notice that the console is great to use when in use, and keeps a large phone in the right place where the phone is placed over the sticks.
In the air, the drone is very smart – in a very “professional” position, although collision sensors are not active at the time.
This is not a problem as you can enable it via the “On the Fly” settings, but this does not really turn it on. There is a slightly more restrictive N (ormal) airplane mode and E (asy) is an effective Triple Slow Shot mode. Landing and wearing the crust and changing things; The battery is torn in half the time, and the drone is slower in the air, especially landing, but of course it varies in maneuverability.
The app is well designed, with camera settings, drone settings, and AI flight features that can be accessed easily and smoothly, as there is a physical key on the console in the main mode.
I’ve noticed that you need to start again for every battery change, and there were some strange text translations out there (you can click “know” after each tutorial), but this might improve well.
i really like the drone, i like the way it flies and handles it is a little bit more clumsier i find than something like the mavericks 2 pro.
this thing is not maybe as responsive, but it does fly well.
But I did have some major problems with this drone and to me they’re actually pretty serious, in hindsight as a consumer it would maybe be even a red flag for me.
the other thing to think of – it could just be this drone the drone i have could be defective.
i just want to mention that when using the power egg X in handheld camera mode, the image quality seems to be quite a bit better than when in drone mode.