Camera micro-technology is changing the way we see the world and certainly the way the world sees us — in particular, where the world sees us. Pretty much everywhere, as it happens. As cameras shrink they turn up in more and more places, many of them perhaps inappropriate, at least to photography as an art form. Lapel cams are not the first choice of nature photographers or even the guys shooting portraits at Sears. Micro-cams, while amazingly convenient in operation, are about gathering visual information and little more.
This is why their inclusion on so many micro-quads cannot be seen as anything but a novelty. Sure there are quads buzzing about that can produce broadcast-quality footage -- crisp, clear, steady and lush – quads shooting in 4k, like the Walkera Voyager 3 GoPro or industry leader DJI T600 Inspire 1. For these quads, the camera is the primary reason for them to exist and the quality of their output reflects it. Invariably, when the smaller manufacturers put a camera on a flying toy, the footage is lousy and the performance of the quad suffers.
Toy manufacturer Syma found a consumer sweetheart with its Syma X5SC-1 in all of its incarnations. No doubt in order to maximize their acquisition economy, they bought a load of micro-cams to outfit their popular line. The decision to stick them in their other, lesser quads is perhaps one of questionable merit. The X11C is the camera version of the X11, the C being a big tip-off. The X11C is a decent looking little flier, along the lines of so many others but as with so many others, has sacrificed performance to add a marginal camera. The 2-megapixel HD camera shoots fairly strong video on the non-gimballed jerky-cam but the color has little saturation or pop. The toy controller is not as responsive as that of the X11 although the X11C will work much better with the Syma X5C controller.
Very stable and fun to fly.
It works great! Very handy! Strong! I recommend. Eyes closed to everyone who wants to have fun.
Flew it a few times and was impressed. However, today while flying it, it started going up on its own, and just kept on going up until I couldn't see it any more... Not happy!
Great price for entry level quadcopter. Easy to use indoor and out. Sturdy design and durable construction.
Very very impressed. Fell in the pool turned on and recording for a good five minutes. Just a little drying and still very much operational ...
Piece of crap!!! Gone the second time it was used! Flew out of control and wouldn't respond to controller. Wouldn't recommend!
Smaller than I thought, but a nice little toy. Works really great in- and outdoor, would definitely buy it again.
Really great for the price. Camera is surprisingly good quality.
I gifted this to my boyfriend for his birthday and he loves it! It has pretty cool features such as the LED lights. The camera's quality is excellent!