The third generation of FIMI X8 SE 2022 comes with some significant upgrades and a higher price as well. Xiaomi replaced the 1/2.6″ CMOS sensor with a larger 1/2″ one that provides better low-light sensitivity.
In terms of design, all the X8 SE family models look the same. With folded arms measures 204 x 106 x 72.6mm and weighs 765 grams (including battery and propellers).
FIMI X8 SE 2022 is compatible with the 3 most popular satellite positioning systems (GPS, GLONASS, and BEIDUO). Xiaomi advertises the new X8SE 2022 that can be used in light rain and moderate snow conditions.
Price and availability
The 2022 edition of the FIMI X8SE drone is available for $689 on Banggood. This price includes a remote controller, one flight battery, and a pair of spare propellers. The expected shipping time starts on October 13.
FIMI X8 SE 2022 main features and technical specs
- Mature, stable design, more than three years on the market;
- Powerful brushless motors with level-8 wind resistance;
- UHD 4K camera with 48MP 1/2″ SONY CMOS image sensor;
- 3-axis mechanical gimbal;
- HDR video and photo modes;
- Intelligent flight modes (Smart tracking, Flight planning, Circular flights, Timelapse, Panorama, and SAR);
- Rain- and Snow -proof;
- Up to 35 minutes of battery life;
- 3rd gen RokLink communication that provides up to 10km range.
FIMI X8 SE 2022: New 48mp camera
The upgraded Sony 1/2″ 48MP CMOS sensor, bringing a large 1.6μm pixel size based on the “Quad Bayer” pixel filter, can effectively reduce noise during nighttime aerial filming. Built-in Sony native exposure control with signal processing technology ensures a 4x higher dynamic range than traditional CMOS sensors.
With the support of HDR videos and photos, the X8SE 2022 drone makes your shots look stunning by preserving the original details, light, and color tones of your scene or subject. Its HDR capabilities take the visual experience of any video content creator to an entirely new level.
Its 3-axis mechanical gimbal adopts the 3rd generation LOS stabilization algorithm with high precision control and an accuracy of 0.005° to perfectly eliminating jitters in real-time.
FIMI X8 SE 2022: Up to 10KM range
The upgraded 3rd generation RokLink high-definition digital image transmission system with adaptive stream-encoding technology provides a superior transmission distance of up to 10km and lower latency. By comparison, the older TDMA 2.0 system provided about 8KM range.
Together with the X8 SE 2022, FIMI introduces a new smart controller with a built-in screen. Flying a drone has never been so convenient or offered a more professional flight experience.
FIMI X8 SE 2022: Battery life
Similar to its predecessor, the 2022 edition is also powered by a 4500mAh/51.3Wh battery which provides up to 35 minutes of flight time. Wind resistance was improved from level 5 to level 8.
Nice to see Fimi is getting better and better all the time and fixing known issues of the past models.
Do 2020 transmitter and battery work with 2022 v2 ???
Hi, can anyone tell me what’s been upgraded from the X8 2020 to the X8 2022? There is anything that could justify the significant price difference.
There are a few main differences between the FIMI X8 2020 and 2022:
– better camera: 1/2.6″ vs 1/2.0″ CMOS sensor
– TDMA v2 (8k) vs RoLing v3 (10km) transmission
– Improved wind resistance (Level 6 vs Level 8)
– Remote ID (With adapter vs Native)
Witam wszystkich, kupiłem tego drona fimi x8 2022 przed premierą ponad dwa miesiące temu i dopiero teraz wysłali go do mnie i będzie na święta. Pytanie mam takie: gdzie i kiedy będzie można zamówić ten dodatkowy remote controller with built-in screen, morze ktoś podpowie gdzie szukać ile kosztuje ? Pozdrawiam Marek
Hello everyone, I bought this fimi x8 2022 drone before its premiere more than two months ago and only now they sent it to me and it will be for Christmas. My question is: where and when it will be possible to order this additional remote controller with built-in screen, will someone tell you where to look, how much does it cost? Greetings, Marek
Hello Marek and welcome to FirstQuadcopter.com
As I read, the FIMI 2022 SmartController is a future product of the company. There is no predicted date of availability…
Dziękuję za odpowiedź Robert
Thanks for the answer Robert
Your welcome. BTW, we just received the X8 2022 and we are working on an in-depth review.
Are these new 2022 drones capable of mapping? If so what software is compatible?
I have both X8 2020 and the new 2022. I can confirm they have the same size. The drone does fit in the old bag and batteries seem compatible.
great drone, it’s on top of my Xmas list :D
Price dropped to US$509.00 (including VAT to Europe)!
does it have 4k@60fps or only 4k@30fps?
Only 4K 30fps
Can’t believe they left the RESOLUTION (4K 30fps) out of the description and I had to learn it in this forum. What were they thinking?
Hi everyone, when is it available
of the smart controller presented on the FIMI website
and of which we have no other info; no price
no release date, nothing what.
the 10km range of FIMI X8 2022 is confirmed by this https://youtu.be/Rd1zJ9EtyWA test video
Was hoping that these would be shipping already.
It seems like many things we are seeing supply chain delays even for manufacturing in China.
I think this drone could be a great alternative to DJI, or Hubsan.
Because this system does not have geofencing but had remote ID it puts it in a class all its own. Autel is another high-quality manufacturer that does not have geofencing. Its pricing is in line with DJI so for those on a budget it is a non-starter.
With new FAA and EU rules going into place over the next couple of years, I would like to actually be able to have a working system well into the future.
I have been told that the replacement process is not as streamlined as JDI, but at least they have one.
I was one of the 10 orders and still waiting to process orders and ship :(
I saw it on Aliexpress and it’s using the same battery. So I can use 2020’s battery for 2022.
Where can I purchase safely at the moment?
Better night video, 10 km range, new remote , with view screen. Very good
The new smart controller will be an optional accessory for extra bugs!
10km instead of 8km is not a big upgrade…
You could never reach 10km except your friends waiting over there reach point :)
De toute façon si vous respectez les règles euro
vous devez voler à vue ; en quoi cette différence
est elle pénalisante ??.
Anyway if you follow the euro rules
you must fly in sight; how this difference
is it penalizing ??.