PowerVision, a California-based robotics company, launched at CES 2020 its first AI flying camera, the PowerEgg X. The unique egg-shaped fuselage has multiple uses. It can work as a handheld 3-axis stabilized camera, on tripod as vlogging camera or as a drone by attaching rotor arms. Furthermore, PowerVision states that their new drone is suitable for harsh environments – flying in rain will not be impossible anymore.
Its camera features 1/2.8 inch CMOS image sensor with a 78.4º field of view. PowerEgg X is capable to record UHD videos with up to 60 fps seconds. For slow-motion videos, you also have the possibility to capture Full HD (1080P) videos with 120 fps. Thanks to the proprietary AI algorithm which enables facial recognition, the subjects will always be in the middle of the frame, even if the subject is moving fast.
The PowerEgg X claims the world’s first consumer drone that can record sound. Its innovative SyncVoice technology allows users to narrate in real-time by using their phone’s microphone.
The 3s/3800 mAh battery allows up to 3.5 hours working time in handheld mode and about 30 minutes flying time in drone mode.
PowerVision PowerEgg X highlights
- Convertible all-in-one AI selfie flying camera (tripod, handheld and drone);
- GNSS (GPS + GLONASS) satellite positioning system;
- It can stably fly in coastal or windy conditions;
- Can fly in heavy rain and is suitable for harsh environments;
- Takeoff and Landing on Water with dedicated gears;
- 4K (3840×2160) with up to 60 fps (1/2.8 inch CMOS image sensor);
- 3-axis mechanical stabilization;
- Up to 75 Mbps maximum video bitrate;
- 1080P image transmission within a distance of 3.7Mile (FCC);
- About 30 minutes flight time.
Options, price and availability
The PowerEgg X flying camera is offered by Power Vision in two package versions. While the “Explorer” edition is listed on Banggood for $1009, the “Discovery” version with extra accessories and spare parts (battery, propellers and floating rod) for $1319.
PowerEgg X promo video by PowerVision
PowerVision PowerEgg X AI Camera Mode specs
- Working Temperature: 0℃~40℃;
- Working Frequency: FCC/IC: 2412~2462MHz;
- CE: 2412~2472MHz;
- SRRC: 2412~2472MHz;
- MIC: 2412~2472MHz;
- Transmitting Power (AI Camera Mode) CE(EIRP):≤18.2dBm;
- Working Time: 4 Hours;
- Weight: 522 grams;
- Dimension: 165×100×100 mm.
- Controllable Rotation Range: (Drone Mode) Pitch Operation: -90°~ +20°;
- Controllable Rotation Range: (AI Camera Mode) Pitch Operation:-90°~ +20° and Horizontal:-55°~+55°.
- Image Sensor: 1/2.8 inch CMOS;Effective Pixels 12MP+;
- Lens: Angle of View: 78.4°;
- Equivalent Focal Length:27mm;
- Aperture: f/1.8;
- Prime Lens Focus Distance: 1 m to ∞;
- ISO Range: Video:100 – 3200;
- Photo :100 – 6400;
- Electronic Shutter Speed: 8 – 1/8000 s;
- Maximum Photo Size:4000×3000;
- Photo Mode: Single Photo;
- BURST: 3/5/7;
- AEB: 3/5 @0.7EV step;
- Timed Photo (Interval: 3/5/7/10/15/30/60s);
- Video Size: 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p;
- FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p;
- HD:1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120/240p;
- Maximum Video Bit Rate:75 Mbps;
- Supported File System: FAT32(≤32 GB);exFAT(>32 GB);
- Image Format: JPEG / RAW;
- Video Format: MP4 / MOV (H.265/H.264/MPEG-4 AVC);
- Aircraft Memory: 6G;
- Supported Storage Card Type: Micro SD card;
- Micro SD card supporting a memory up to 128 GB with a transmission speed of Class10 or higher or with a UHS-3 speed class.
- Propeller Pitch: 427.5mm;
- Maximum Horizontal Flight Speed: 18m/s;
- Maximum Takeoff Altitude: 4000m;
- GNSS: GPS + GLONASS;
- Working Temperature: 0 ~ 40°C;
- Working Frequency: FCC/IC:2412~2462MHz;
- Transmitting Power (Drone Mode): CE(EIRP):≤17.3dBm;
- IC:≤27dBm MIC:≤10mw/MHz;
- Takeoff Weight: 862 grams.
Remote controller specs
- Working Frequency: FCC/IC:2412~2462MHz or CE:2412~2472MHz;
- SRRC: 2412~2472MHz;
- MIC: 2412~2472MHz;
- Maximum Distance for Effective Signal: FCC: 6km; CE: 3km; SRRC: 3km;
- Working Temperature: 0℃ – 40℃;
- Transmitting Power(EIRP): CE(EIRP):≤18.3dBm;
- Built-in Battery: 3500 mAh;
- Working Current/Voltage: 1700 mA @ 3.7 V (When connected to a phone via USB);
- Supported Mobile Device: Port Type: Lighting, Micro USB, USB-C;
- Mobile Device Stand: Device Width 65mm-84mm (6 inches or smaller)
- Supported Device Thickness: < 8.3mm.
Intelligent Battery flight battery
- Energy: 43.32Wh;
- Capacity: 3800 mAh;
- Nominal Voltage: 11.4 V;
- Limited Charging Voltage:13.2V;
- Battery Type: LiPo 3S;
- Charging Temperature:10℃ ~ 45℃;
- Maximum Charging Power: 50W;
- Weight: 237 grams.