SJRC F11 review – 1080p cheap gps drone

SJRC F11 - 5G brushless GPS drone

Battery Life

18min min

Range

600m

Camera

1080p

Motors

Brushless

SJRC has released quite a few toy drones lately, but this one is on a superior level to what you’d gift a kid for christmas.

It comes with more advanced features like GPS, brushless motors, follow me and quite a good range.

All this for an affordable price. Don’t expect the camera to be great, but it’s a 1080p one that you can move from the transmitter.

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What to look for in a camera drone

Image stability

This is a very important factor for great camera drones. However, at this price, we can’t ask for much out of a drone like this.

The SJRC F11 doesn’t come with any video stabilization, but because it works with GPS, it has quite a stable flight and stays fixed in the air. This means It will get a smoother video than a standard toy drone.

You should look for the following in a drone if you want good image stability:

  • A 2 or preferably 3 axis gimbal is the best possible way to stabilize a camera. It’s usually found in more expensive builds.
  • Electronic image stabilization. Drones like Parrot Bebop 2 or even the cheaper Tello have it.
  • Get yourself a GO Pro drone and use a very stable Action cam with electronic or optical image stabilization!

Battery Life

The battery life for this drone is advertised at 25 minutes, but I would say it’s best to consider it to fly for under 20 min if you want to be safe.

 Even so, it has quite a lot of time in the air, and that’s great for capturing a lot of footage on the Micro SD card.

This is good because you’ll have the option to choose 

Drone GPS and stabile flight

The main point of this drone is the GPS, and that will be a big help if you simply want to let the drone hover in the air, even if there’s wind. That way you can learn the controls or maybe take a look of what you can record next

Drones with gps usually come with the following options (including this one):

  • return to home (by button press)
  • return to home when battery is low
  • follow me
  • circle around
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Sjrc f11 Price and specs

The price is something that makes this drone quite worth getting.

The camera isn’t going to take amazing footage, but the combination of the other features and even the ability to move the camera up or down smoothly can make up for some of its imperfections.

It’s also foldable, so there’s more space next to it in your backpack.

These days most drones try to copy the DJI mavic format, yet this one actualy does have a good overall unique design.

Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 1080p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 18min
Flight Range: 600m
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

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Drone Features and camera

As mentioned before, the GPS on this drone allows for the standard follow and circle around functions.

The follow function actually works by drawing a box around the tracked subject you prefer.

This is a picture taken by our friends at halfchrome.com make sure you check their video above

The camera doesn’t come with a gimbal, so it’s not stabilized.

A motorized gimbal would cost quite a lot at this price and putting EIS on this would also mean more processing power and probably cutting from the sensor resolution a bit.

It does come with the ability to tilt 90 degrees from a dial on the transmitter so you can better capture whatever you want.

The application comes with quite a few interesting functions including the ability to return home and follow as you can see in the image.

SJRC f11

$149.99 Buy It Now
8 Total Score
MJX Bugs 5w - Moving camera + GPS for cheap

This drone isn't DJI level, but I really like that for under $200 you can get a very stable GPS drone, with return to home, follow me and even the ability to move the camera while in the air.

Flight Stability
8
Signal Strength
7
Camera Quality
7
Features
7
PROS
  • can move the camera while in the air (rare for this price)
  • Stable GPS
  • Aditional functions like RTH, circle and follow
  • brushless motors
  • solid battery life
CONS
  • Live streaming range is a little bit limiting
  • Camera is not stabilized
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