Well today, in front of me here i have sjrc’s uh latest offering uh on the drone market. This is the new sjrc. F11 4k pro drone. Now this is their latest version of the very popular f11 that was brought out a couple of years ago. Then they followed it up with a 2k version, and this is the third model they’ve brought out in the last few months. Actually so, um i’d like to thank tomtop for sending this through to review uh today what i’m going to do i’m going to make two a two part. Video of this review today will just be a quick unboxing and overview because the weather is rather windy outside and there’s, actually a bit of a smoke haze from some bushfires, so it’s, pretty gray out there in the sky, so not perfect conditions to actually take video And see how the camera you know, quality is when there’s a lot of uh smoke haze around so anyway, guys yeah. This is their latest one um, it both uh 4k camera and a 2 axis gimbal and electronic stabilization. So, as you can see, it comes in a really nice carry case. Okay, now it’s great, when these companies make uh these carry cases, most of them do now, which is awesome and um there. It is there. We’Ve got a foam uh cover here. First, off i’ll just open this box in this uh pocket here. This should have the user manual yep there’s a little user manual that comes with it.
Now this one looks like it’s all in english. Yes, it is okay, so it just goes through everything you need to know uh. This runs on 5g wi fi and it looks like there’s three different uh frequencies there for the 5.8 uh wi fi, but yeah pretty decent little booklet. Here guys, it tells you how to set your uh compass, calibrations and so forth, really nice little booklet here. So every all the information you need to operate this drone and all of its smart features uh in this little booklet. Okay, we have a little box here with some uh says: it’s got some spare blades in there now i’m, not gon na. Take them out of the bags, but uh we’ll just have a quick look. So here is the bag of blades there’s a full set. I can feel there are four uh blades in there. This looks to be the usb to micro, usb, cable, okay, to charge up the uh, the controller and the battery, and we also got some spare hardware here: some screws for the props and a little allen wrench there, as you can see. Okay, so i’m not going to take them out guys we’re just going to fly everywhere. Okay, so um let’s have a look at the controller. This is a really nice looking control. This is an updated controller from the previous two models. Okay, so you’ve got your phone clip there and that will extend out.
I have to take that plastic off it’s all taped up, but that will extend out i’ve just opened this for the first time guys. Okay on the bottom here we’ve got the two little arms that swing out, so it looks a bit like a dji product there, okay and we have these little protectors there for the the controller, while it’s being packaged, looks like it’s got some nice uh, pretty smooth Uh gimbal sticks here. Okay on the bottom. Here is where you charge it up now. I believe this one, this uh transmitter has a little one cell in it and uh. Let me look at my notes here. It’S got a little uh 3.7 volt 300 milliamp hour. Uh lipo built in so you charge it up from there. This should give you quite a bit of flight time a few flights before it starts to go flat and you have to recharge it again. Anything on the back here, not really just some specs specs about the battery there. You go only charge it with the factory usb cable, provided that i showed you in that bag. We have some antennas here. Let me see if they are real doesn’t. Look like i can’t see any uh. No, i can’t see any wires in there, so they are just for show guys. Okay on the top here we have the looks like a camera button. This one here looks i’m, not too sure what that one does guys.
It might be for exposure or something like that. They have more camera buttons here so that’s for the record, so this one must be for snapshot and we have the gimbal up and down tilt and that looks like it might be for maybe lights. I don’t know anyway guys i’ll i’ll definitely show you all the functions when i uh do fly. It i’ve got an on and off switch here and wow it’s, pretty bright nice colors on this led panel. Okay, so we’ve got camera mode here, normal mode and sport mode, okay, so camera mode would be your speed rate one to get that nice, smooth and slow cinematic, uh, video and you’ve got normal mode, which would be a bit quicker, and then you got sports mode Which would make it very sporty flyer? Okay, guys looks like we got. The emergency. Stop here just says stop, so that might just only have that one function probably hold that down and it’ll. You know stop the motors mid flight. If you have to do so. Hopefully, you don’t have to use that one and we’ve got the gps return button here illuminates, so everything illuminates by the look of it: okay, so i’m, just moving the wheel for the gimbal and it actually flashes. Just there got our battery life, our frequency, if the drone’s turned on, of course, this one here it is making this one flash as well: okay, it’s, a very nice looking controller.
I, like it, take a photo just there take a video stays on really nice, and this does seem to beep yeah. So it’s, like the original one of beats what’s this one hold that down: okay well anyway, i’ll figure that all out guys uh when i take it out for a flight turn it off, hold it down and turn it off all right, yeah, nice, looking control, i, Like the outlay of this one, it’s got a nice shiny face plate on it as well. They really improve the looks of this one compared to the original there’s, pretty similar shape, but pretty plain looking okay onto the drone itself. Guys here is the new sjrc. 4K. Pro okay, first time taken out of the box let’s take that protective label off and, as you can see, it does look very similar to the original in its design. Okay, except we’ve, got the gimbal on the front. Okay, so uh. Let me just grab the out in the original quickly. I’Ve got it beside me here as a comparison, and you can see it is very similar in design they haven’t really changed too much of the overall design except this has got the 1080p camera, and this is a new version, so very similar, looking drones. Okay, now they even have the same battery guys. So the good thing about this, if you have the original, they do run off the same 2500 milliamp hour 3s battery, which is really handy.
So you could, if you’ve got the original one and you’ve got a couple of batteries. You can actually buy this one. You can buy this one in the different packages, one two three battery combos. But if you already got this with multiple batteries, you could just uh save a bit of money and buy the the one battery version of the the new one. Okay, so uh let’s fold this out, as you can see, i’ve got the tabs here, holding the props. Just tear them apart, one second, one. Second, all right, so it does fold out just like the original like so okay, and there is the gimbal guard there guys it looks like uh we’ve got the sd card slot on the side, just like the original. Now this they stating that this one can take 32 gigabyte card all the way up to 128 gigabytes class 10 card. Of course, so you can have a lot of storage there for your flights. Okay, there’s some venting on the bottom here, there’s a bit of a label there please remove the gimbal cover before you turn on the power switch, so i’ll do that in a second okay. So, underneath here we’ve got some fake, looking uh optical flow, sensors or ultrasonic sensors. Okay got some little landing feet there. Okay, on the back and you’ve, got obviously you’ve got your landing feet on the front here as well: it’s a really nice looking drone. It looks very similar, like i said, to the original okay and it just says f11 on the back and the battery, as always, is on the top now let’s take this battery out just show.
So i could show you, even though i mentioned i’ll show you the milliamp hours of this 3s and like the original it’s, a 11.1 volt 2500 milliamp hour now they’re saying that um we’re going to get around 25 to 26 uh minutes of flight. So, like i said before, if you’ve got the original or even the 2k version and you’ve got multiple batteries and you end up purchasing this new one you’re going to have a really long flight time, guys, okay or even if you buy this one with the three Battery option you’re gon na get well over an hour of flight time out of those three batteries, so brushless motors all around guys, uh the 1806 very common uh size for these uh style, uh of drones. Okay and uh let’s have a look at the gimbal i’ll. Just take that label off and uh okay guys, so i just took the gimbal cover off and i’ve. Just noticed, they’ve even put a little uh bit of uh tape. There foam tape to protect the gimbal as well so um. Here it is here guys here’s. The two axis gimbal with the uh eis or electronic image stabilization built in now, uh. Typically, cameras like this – do have a 120 or 125 degree field of view. As you can see, this one is 100 degrees field of view, but that is taking into account the eis, because what the eis will do it will crop the image to give you that smooth image stabilization.
So that makes sense that it’s a 100 degrees field of view. Okay, now this camera does take 4k video guys and photos okay, especially uh, when recorded to the sd card. I think if you record it to your phone file, the resolution may be a little bit lower in the pixelation but uh on the specs. Here it does say that you are going to get recorded to the sd card that full 3840 by 2160 pixelation of photos and videos all right guys, so there it is there the two axis gimbal with the uh stabilization built in so hopefully it works rather well. When i test it out at the field, so let’s quickly turn it on hold hold it down for a couple of seconds, and then we have the red lights all round by the look of it on this one, a little bit different than the original. I believe the original has blue on the back. Okay, guys, all right all right, guys well that’s, pretty much it i’ll run through some of the specs quickly um. Like i said, the battery life is around 26 minutes now. The charging time for that battery could be in a high capacity 3s battery. It is going to take four hours to charge by that usb cable so be prepared. Uh, maybe plan your flights a day ahead and uh charge up accordingly or charge up in the morning. Uh, if you’re gon na fly in the afternoon, the range of this quad is meant to be 1500 meters uh by the transmitter there.
So what 1.5 kilometers distance max distance, the wi fi fpv signal, however, from this drone, is uh only 800 meters. Well, it’s, not only 800 meters that’s pretty far, but in comparison to the specs of the actual flight range that it can do of 1.5 k or what they claim it can do. That’S pretty uh. You know it’s basically half of the wi fi uh distance, so um the app is called the sjf pro app. You can get that at google play and play store and um yeah. Besides that this drone typically has um all the smart features that you get on. Every other drone these days, you’ve got your follow me. Your gps orbit surround me mode or point of interest mode. You’Ve got your um waypoints uh, and also gesture photography and video okay. So it does all that as well and last but not least, this one does have double gps, so it does have a glow, nas, uh and gps modules in it. So we’ll pick up the russian satellites as well as the usa, ones and uh. When these drones have those uh double gps, glonass modules in them, they do tend to pick up the gps signal rather quickly of the satellites so and at quite a number of them too. I’Ve had drones that can get exceed 20 satellite locks that’s a good thing as well, so anyway, guys that’s going to wrap up this video just a overview and uh unboxing of this new sjrc 4k pro and, like i said before, you can pick this one up At tomtop, i’ll put all the links below um i’ll see if i can get a coupon code as well, so you can check it all out there guys and um yeah wait in the next couple of days.
I’Ll try to get it up in the air on a nice sunny day and we’ll test that camera out and we’ll see how this drone flies.