Sharper Image Dx-4 Review (2018)

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Sharper Image DX-4 Drone Review

If you are looking for a drone that is easy to operate and maneuver then you should check out the sharper image DX-4. This article goes in depth into some of the drones awesome features.

Improvements in technology have led to the drone been the preferred tool for taking aerial photos and videos. The sharper image offers would class 360-degree stunt rolls from the comfort of your remote control. It maneuvers with ease, which enables you to take very good shots. This budget friendly drone has a range of 450 feet and you can take photos in all directions.

This is done through a 3MP pivoting camera lens. The budget friendly drone is recommended for taking wedding photos, birthdays or during games drives. If you are new to the world of photography then this is an excellent drone to start with. The drone does not require Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) registration making it suitable for children above the age of 12 years.

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  • Auto pilot features: auto landing, auto take off, auto hover, 360 degree stunt rolls, auto orientation, 3 speed control
  • Drone's onboard First Person View (FPV) camera captures/streams HD video to your smartphone for viewing with included Virtual Reality headset
  • Total controlled flight:fly up/down, roll left/right, rotate and pitch forward or backward
  • Flight time 10 minutes
  • Flight time 10 minutes

Features

Ease of use

The drone is suitable for beginners. It gives you the flexibility to live stream videos through your mobile phone. You then can share the videos on various social media channels. The drone through its automatic flight assistant makes it suitable for newbies who may not have experience flying drones. You can easily take off and land while taking good shots due to the drones stability.

Speed

You have a 3-speed control that lets you take shots at your pace. Speed control puts you in the driver’s seat when taking videos as you can take slow to fast moving shots. Once you have reached the perfect height you can switch to auto-hover mode which keeps the drone afloat.

Maneuverability

The drone can easily make 360-degree turns, which means you can take pictures from almost all angles. The drone is lightweight and can be carried around with ease. You can perform stunts mid-air while capturing some great shots.

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Quality photos

The drone comes with 3MP pivoting camera that is excellent for taking subpar images. With a coverage of 450 feet that is on all directions, you are able to take photos from different angles.

Live streaming of photos

If you have a Wi-Fi enabled phone then you can stream videos live into your mobile phone. This puts you in the sky while you are still on the ground. Once you download their app you can then share your greatest shots to family and friends.

What is in the sharper Image dx package?

You do get the drone parts for assembling include; a charger, removable blade guards, 2.4 GHz remote control, four replacement blades and props, USB cable and operating manual.

You will, however, need to purchase your own drone case as this is not provided. In addition, you can add another pair of batteries as the existing ones last for just 10 minutes when fully charged.  For safety precautions ensure you do not use your drone where near residential areas or areas clearly marked as restricted airspace. Do your best to respect privacy and property rights in areas you are taking photos.


Final thoughts

The sharper image dx is an excellent drone for those who are starting out on a photography career. But, its battery life is very short for long videos; you need to keep recharging it for just 10 minutes of video. The drone may not operate well in windy areas. While drone technology has been on the rise with faster and better performing models the sharper image dx stands out with its ease of use. Children over the age of 14 will find the controls easy to use.

The onboard camera is a bit limited and may not offer very great shots in poor weather conditions. Overall this is a great drone for beginners.


Tom

Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. I'm a fan of RC tech for almost 15 years. Being a professional engineer, I started this blog to help people to choose the best RC gadgets from thousands on the market.

Sharper Image DX-4

7.8

Design

7.5/10

Performance

8.0/10

Stability

7.0/10

Photos Quality

7.5/10

Price

9.0/10

Pros

  • 3-speed control gives you better options when taking shots
  • Drone can easily do 360-degree turns which gives you better maneuverability
  • Automatic flight assistance for smooth take-off and landing
  • Lightweight design for easy storage and transportation
  • Built in LEDs for a stylish design

Cons

  • Short battery life of ten minutes when fully charged
  • It does not handle well in windy conditions

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