Sky High Value Drone with HD Camera
Featuring a truly impressive specification, the Phoenix HD has been designed to offer enthusiasts a rich feature set and the latest camera stabilisation technology, previously unheard of for a drone at this price point and setting a new standard for value.
The Phoenix HD features integrated 2-axis camera stabilization (gimbal) technology, capable of capturing silky-smooth images and HD video, delivering rich, vibrant truly professional videography even under difficult flying conditions. The Phoenix HD proves ideal for seasoned enthusiasts and those new to drone ownership, including features such as ‘auto-land’ and ‘auto take off’ which take the difficulty and stress out of complex manoeuvres while retaining all the fun of flight for the user. At a touch of a button, thePhoenix HD will hover in a fixed position (great for capturing that perfect shot) and even return to its original take off position when ordered!
In addition, the Phoenix HD allows users to link their drone directly to their iOS™ or Android™ smartphone, and view their photography in real time, sending images direct to their smartphone thanks to on board Wi-Fi video technology.
“As drone ownership continues to grow, more and more people are embracing this hobby and discovering the fun of flight. The cost of drone ownership continues to remain expensive where quality and features are important to the consumer, and Zoopa is determined to disrupt the sector through German engineered product at a price point which sets it apart from the competition,” said Nick Repenning, CEO for snakebyte USA. “Ideal for all levels of skill and ability, the Phoenix HD pushes the envelope of performance and value, and we believe consumers will love the features and value we offer.”
The Phoenix HD retails for an MSRP of $179.99 and is available now.
Now we have had the pleasure of using this over the last week or so, and I have to say, for the price it is a remarkable bit of kit.
I typically use my DJI Mavic Pro, so I have quite a bit of experience in the general day to day flight mechanics, however the Zoopa Phoenix HD has a little bit more to learn.
While you will not find the super user friendly features of DJI drones laying around, it is also FAR below their price tags, so you have to remember that at all times.
As opposed to the Mavic which is happy to take off and hover in a spot stably, the Phoenix HD is a little more hard work. It has a tendency to wander off it’s spot and can’t seem to keep a steady locked spot in the sky.
However once you get moving, none of that matters, it handles really well, has good speed and flight stability, as well as being really nimble.
Didn’t really expect it to fly so well considering the budget price point, but it was really fun to fly!
It has a 720p HD camera on a 2-axis gimble which works rather well too, the footage looked decent and was stable thanks to that built in stabilisation.
Easy streaming direct to your smartphone, as well as saving files on the fly.
After a few hours with the Phoenix HD, I have to say that in my experience it is the most feature complete drone in this price bracket.
Does everything you’d want it to (apart from having higher quality video!), and at a fraction of the cost of most in the market.
If you want to get into the drone space and don’t want to spend a fortune, I can recommend it to you.
Just keep a steady eye on it so it doesn’t venture into someone elses private land!
For the $179.99 price tag or around £135 for us Brits, I say give it a go.