Fimi X8 Mini 3-Axis 4K Foldable Drone

Fimi X8 Mini 3-Axis 4K Foldable Drone
Key Features
  • Foldable & Lightweight Design
  • 3-Axis Gimbal & 4K30p HDR Camera
  • Up to 30 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Level 5 Wind Resistance
Shoot stunning aerial footage almost anywhere with the palm-sized Fimi X8 Mini 3-Axis 4K Foldable Drone. Whether you're a content creator looking for unique B-roll or professional aerial shots, a search and rescue professional that needs to access hard-to-reach areas, or someone that just wants to capture their lives in a creative way, the X8 Mini makes it all possible with a stable 3-axis gimbal and 4K30p HDR camera.
$67/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury.

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Fimi X8 MINI Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tracking and Flight Plans
  • 3Shooting Modes
  • 4Fimi Mobile App
  • 5Safety Features
  • 6Additional Features

Shoot stunning aerial footage almost anywhere with the palm-sized Fimi X8 Mini 3-Axis 4K Foldable Drone. Whether you're a content creator looking for unique B-roll or professional aerial shots, a search and rescue professional that needs to access hard-to-reach areas, or someone that just wants to capture their lives in a creative way, the X8 Mini makes it all possible with a stable 3-axis gimbal and 4K30p HDR camera.

Thanks to its lightweight 8.8 oz construction and foldable design, the X8 Mini can fit easily into a backpack for on-the-spot filming for up to 30 minutes at a time. Even with its small size, it can handle environmental challenges with Level 5 resistance of winds from 20 to 24 mph. When it comes time to recharge the included standard battery, you don't have to worry about proprietary ports or bulky charging hubs. It features a USB Type-C interface and supports 9V/3A rapid charging with a USB Type-C power adapter (not included).

Controlling the drone and viewing a stable live video stream from the X8 Mini is conveniently done via your smartphone and the included remote, which utilizes a TDMA image transmission system. The remote delivers comfortable gamepad-style control from up to five miles away, or via 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi, you can use your smartphone by itself from up to 328' away. A host of imaging modes, tracking, and safety features round out the X8 Mini's capabilities, making it a convenient and enjoyable piloting experience for beginners and professionals.

Tracking and Flight Plans

While you can fly the X8 Mini manually, automated flight modes can make it easier to achieve professional results. AI smart tracking modes can lock onto and follow a subject automatically, and the flight plan function lets you plot out specific and complex tracking shots.

Shooting Modes

Enhancing the 4K video abilities of the X8 Mini are a series of shooting options that provide you with more creative options for video capture. The time-lapse function takes advantage of the X8 Mini's stability and wind resistance for precise time-lapse videos. You can shoot aerial footage and live stream it on popular social media platforms. Create immersive panoramic images and crisp, detailed night shots. Night shooting uses the Hisilicon AI algorithm to reduce noise while capturing more detail.

Fimi Mobile App

Whether you use your phone alone or connect to the remote via the included OTG cable, the intuitive UI lets you pilot the X8 Mini and view vital telemetry, and it grants touch control over select features while in flight.

Safety Features

The X8 Mini supports the following features to help protect itself during a day of flying:

  • The downward camera can recognize an optional landing pad for precise landings
  • Return to Home mode
  • Real-time GPS/GLONASS/Beidou tracking
  • No-Fly Zone protection
  • High wind warning
  • Excessive power warning
  • Low battery alarm

Additional Features

  • Up to 36 mph flight speed in windless environments
  • 0.005° gimbal accuracy
  • 3x digital zoom
  • H.265/HEVC video codec
  • F-log and DNG image support
  • One-tap video capture

Fimi X8 MINI Specs

Maximum Takeoff Weight9.1 oz / 258 g
Maximum Horizontal Speed35.8 mph / 16 m/s
Maximum Ascent Speed11.2 mph / 5 m/s
Maximum Descent Speed7.8 mph / 3.5 m/s
Maximum Wind Resistance24.2 mph / 10.8 m/s
Flight Ceiling2.5 Miles / 4000 m
Maximum Flight Time30 Minutes
Hovering Accuracy±4.9' / 1.5 m Horizontal
±1.6' / 0.5 m Vertical with GPS
Sensor Type1/2.6"-Type CMOS Sensor
Focal Length26mm (35mm Equivalent)
Field of View80°
Maximum Aperturef/2
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
100 to 3200
Shutter Speed32 to 1/8000 Second
Video Format3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (100 Mb/s MP4)
Broadcast ResolutionNone
Still Image SupportDNG / JPEG
12 MP
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC [256 GB Maximum]
Number of Axes3 (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Control RangePitch: 0 to 90°
Control Accuracy±0.005°
Flight Control System
Remote Controller / Transmitter
Operating Frequency5.8 GHz (5.725 to 5.825)
Maximum Operating Distance5.0 Miles / 8000 m
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Flight Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity2400 mAh / 17.28 Wh
Battery Configuration2 S / 7.2 V
Charging Temperature41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Weight3.6 oz / 102 g
Rotor Configuration4
Overall Dimensions5.7 x 2.2 x 3.3" / 145.0 x 56.0 x 85.0 mm (Folded)
7.9 x 2.2 x 5.7" / 200.0 x 56.0 x 145.0 mm (Unfolded)
Weight9.1 oz / 258 g (Including Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5.5 x 4.7"

Fimi X8 MINI Reviews

Spare parts not available

By marcus
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

- : Need many firmware updates. Cannot find spare parts. + : Can program waypoints that DJI can not

Solid drone, performs like its big brother

By Bryan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

There's been a number of reviews complaining about the tilted horizon line on this drone. I have not had that problem. When you get the drone ensure that you have updated all of the firmware; there's a number of them; flight control, camera, RC etc. The only thing I've noticed is that this drone does not like to take-off near any structure, (small shed/barn, or off a picnic table, etc.) which you shouldn't do anyway. I typically get a compass calibration error or a magnetic interference error unless I get about 20 feet away from any object. Even if you get either of those errors in the middle of a field, you can recalibrate and tune it. Other than that, it's a solid drone. I own the big brother of this drone, the FIMI X8 2020 and I am impressed with it every time I fly it; it is what made me buy this one. The Mini seems to have all of the same features in a smaller package. If you're looking for the zoom feature, put it in SAR mode (Search and Rescue) and you get 3x zoom. I don't really have any negatives to report about this drone other than I wish it had shipped under 250mg. A Pro battery should be widely available soon which gets you under 250mg, the weight to fly without registration. The one big plus about this drone is you don't deal with all of the no-flight zone or restricted bow-tie coverage the DJI makes you deal with. Just fly safe and stay within regulation and you shouldn't have any problems. Happy flying!

You get what you pay for!

By Toriano
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-15

Works ok not what is described by the manufacturer. In less than two weeks malfunctions 4k will not record even with the most expensive micro sd card available. No crashes, no damage, not what I expected but satisfied for what I paid.

Great little drone

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-10

This is a pretty good drone. It is a quick flyer with a lot of nice features. I have had some difficulty with the compass calibration, but found a work around. I have loaded all the available firmware updates, but I'm hoping for further adjustments that make the calibration better. All in all I'm pleased with my purchase.

Worth the wait!

By Toriano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-06

Very nice line of sight drone, picture quality is stunning, I still have not figured out the best night settings or the zoom. Fimi needs to provide better technical instructions. I searched everywhere and nothing exists.

It's a nice little drone, with some issues to be aware of

By Chris
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-19

The Fimi X8 Mini is a fun drone to fly. The 4K images are beautiful, and the drone has many features. For a very small drone, the Fimi Mini can manage flying in gusty conditions pretty well. What I don't like about the Fimi is the stability when you keep the drone under 10-15 feet...when it's not windy. Even if you aren't moving the joystick, the Fimi Mini often moves side to side, as opposed to hovering in place. The other issue is inconsistent connectivity. Many flights have been flawless. Others will have connection issues, even if you are less than 500 meters from take off. Fortunately, the Return To Home feature works perfectly, in the event connection is lost more than a few seconds. One feature this drone lacks, is obstacle avoidance...something my Autel Evo has. This feature is not a deal breaker for me, but it can give a less experienced flyer something to think about, before purchasing this drone. Overall, I'm satisfied with the Fimi Mini, although there are some issues that prevent it from being perfect.

Exceeded my expectations

By Oya
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-11

As good as the more expensive ones if not better. Great flight time and stability. The controller is also amazing and even my iphone 8 plus in its gigantic case fits perfectly well. I just wish I could buy it with an extra battery.

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Does this drone prevent the pilot from take off? ...

Does this drone prevent the pilot from take off? Like the DJI that prevents drone from flight because of Geofencing on some areas?
Asked by: Jose R
The Fimi X8 Mini 3-Axis 4K Foldable Drone will not have geofencing.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-12-21

FYI You have listed an incorrect specification ...

FYI You have listed an incorrect specification for Fimi X8 Mini Drone. You have: * Up to 35.8 Mph Flight Speed -35.79 is the maximum air speed in standard flight mode. This is also expressed as 16 Meters/Sec. In "Sport Mode", the specification is: * Up to 40.3 Mph Flight Speed or 18 Meters/Sec. None of which is earth shattering differences, but in the name of accuracy, fairness and helping out the underdog in this competition. I'll send a note to support with this info as well.
Asked by: John
Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. This error will be sent to our web team for further corrections. Thank you for your help.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-04-29

"No fly zone protection", i.e. geofencing. Can ...

"No fly zone protection", i.e. geofencing. Can this feature be turned off?
Asked by: Anhtuan
Does not appear to restrict operation in NFZs. :)
Answered by: Joshua
Date published: 2021-05-28

What's in the box ? Does come with everything to ...

What's in the box ? Does come with everything to fly the drone?
Asked by: Jay
Yes. Details of what's in the box, can be found below: In the Box Fimi X8 Mini 3-Axis 4K Foldable Drone Remote Controller Standard Battery 4 x Spare Propeller Gimbal Cover Remote-to-Phone Cable (USB Type-C) Remote-to-Phone Cable (Micro-USB) Remote-to-Phone Cable (Lightning) USB Type-C Charging Cable Screwdriver 4 x Screw Limited 6-Month to 1-Year Warranty (Depending on Part)
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-10-07
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