Snaptain SP650 Review
Snaptain SP650 Camera
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that one of the main reasons I love drones is because of their cameras. I do enjoy seeing the world from a different perspective and recording video footage from above.
Now, just to be clear, the Snaptain SP650 is a toy drone and the camera reflects this, so if you want to take stunning aerial videos and images, you will need to spend a little bit more (I recommend the Hubsan Zino 4K drone). However, it is still an HD camera that can record in 1080p at 25fps and for its price, the quality is pretty good.
As there is no stabilisation feature you may notice some distortion like jello effect and shakiness, the best way to reduce these issues is to only fly in good weather and little to no wind. The camera has a 120° lens and can be manually adjusted 90° for better viewing angles. The live streaming quality is not HD but the quality is decent.
Overall, the camera on the Snaptain SP650 is a nice feature and one you will enjoy using.
Despite being a very cheap drone, the Snaptain SP650 comes with several advanced features that will make flying it more fun, these features include the following:
Trajectory Flight – Draw a path on the app and the drone will fly along the route it automatically. Unfortunately, this is one of the features that does not work properly. The reason is because most drones with smart flight modes are GPS enabled but the Snaptain SP650 is not. It’s a shame because this is a fun flight mode when it works.
Circle – Push a button and the drone will fly in a small circle
Speed Rotation – In this mode, the drone will hover in one place and rotate at a high speed.
3D Flips – This feature will allow you to flip the drone 360° in many directions.
Gravity Control – This mode will allow you to control the drone by moving your smartphone around.
Voice Control – Another feature that I wish had worked properly but at the moment it’s a hit and miss feature. Maybe when they update the app, it will work much better.
The drone also comes with altitude hold for better flight stability, 3-speed modes and headless mode for absolute beginners. It also has a one-button take-off and landing feature.
The drone flies very well, it’s easy to control and most of the features work as they should apart from the ones I just mentioned. As it is a very light drone, I would not advise anyone to fly it in any kind of windy conditions as it would be very hard to control. Overall, it’s a fun drone to fly.
There are a lot of beginner-friendly drones on the market, we really spoilt for choice in this area now. The Snaptain SP650 is another good drone for beginners, it comes with some nice features and the camera is of good quality despite the drones costing less than $100. I recommend this drone if you are looking for a cheap drone to fly for fun. Click on the button below for more information and its current price.