Eachine E520S

  • Range
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
3.5/5Overall Score

4K/1080P HD Camera 16mins Flight Time Foldable RC Drone Quadcopter

  • Range: 300 metres
  • Battery Life: 15 minutes
  • Camera: Full HD 1080P

If you’re looking for a drone with a low-cost HD camera, the Eachine E520S is a great choice. This well-designed foldable drone weighs less than 300g and incorporates several powerful devices, the most notable of which is its HD camera. It’s also equipped with a GPS for a more stable flight experience and 3 smart flight modes that will amaze your family and friends.

The Eachine E520S is equipped with a 1200 mAh lipo battery, which allows you to fly for about 15 minutes, which is longer than most other drones in its price range. The controller has a transmission range of about 300 meters and if you use FPV mode, you can transmit video images over a maximum distance of 250 meters.

The flight performance of the Eachine E520S is generally positive. It remains stable, even in windy weather, and its steering is not a problem, although interference may occur when using FPV mode. Three speed options are available, and the drone reacts promptly to changes direction, even at the fastest speed.

Like many modern drones, the Eachine E520S has several intelligent flight modes. These modes make it easy to fly and take videos and images, because you don’t have to worry about controlling the drone. These include the “Waypoint” mode that allows you to plot a route on the app, the “Surround/Orbit” mode that puts the drone in orbit around the person holding the transmitter, and the “Follow Me” mode that locks the drone on you and follows you wherever you go. The drone also has an automatic return function at the starting point. If you see the battery draining or you lose sight of the drone, just press the controller’s “RTH” button and the drone will come back to you.

When you read the drone’s product sheet, it is immediately thought that this drone can record video sequences in 4K. However, this is misleading because the drone can only take 4K photos while the video footage is recorded in 1080p. For the price at which this drone is sold, you can’t really expect 4K video footage, but that doesn’t excuse them from misleading advertising. The camera is still well designed and you can take beautiful video scenes and striking aerial images. It has a 120-degree aperture, which provides a wide angle for recording and capturing grand scenes, and you can set the camera to 90 degrees to adjust your preferred angles of view.