|Overall rating 4.1 / 5|
In this report, we will introduce you to the Snail Shop KIMON quadcopter with many interesting features. The drone has a lot of power, even if it is so small.
Due to its compact size and the fact that it can be folded, it fits into every small pocket and can be taken with you wherever you go.
Available in a variety of color combinations, including white and pink.
This camera drone is a bit overpriced, but definitely worth buying as it has a lot of cool features.
The Snail Shop Kimon drone is suitable for both indoor and outdoor flying. Even in situations where you are flying very close to a wall or through narrow passages, you can control the situation very well as the model has a very complex hover system. This includes, for example, the GPS / GLONASS system.
Vision Positioning System, 360-degree self-timer with electric zoom and shooting lag are really cool too.
The Kimon App allows you to view live or camera footage directly on your smartphone, tablet or other device.
The self-timer works great and we especially love the ability to record panoramic videos.
The Snail Shop itself is really very compact, easy to transport and of very high quality. You can also simply control the drone via your smartphone without an additional controller. For this, 2 virtual joysticks are displayed on the touchpad.
Size, design and weight
The folding of this drone is very unusual and difficult to describe. When folded, the arms turn slightly.
In terms of dimensions, you are dealing with a wheelbase of about 265 mm. The weight of this drone is about 530g.
Overall the drone looks more feminine, so it is likely available in pink and white as well. But it is this slightly rounded shape, combined with the small dimensions and the ability to fold the Snail Shop, that make this model so compact.
All about the camera
With the Snail Shop drone, you can use Sony’s 1 / 2.3-inch 16MP photo sensor. The lens has an angle of about 100 degrees without distortion.
Of course, you can also record 4K videos at a maximum frame rate of around 25fps. In addition, the menu offers different resolution formats for both photos and videos.
Photo resolution: 5 MP, 8 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP
Video Resolution: 4K @ 25fps, 1080P @ 60fps, 720P @ 120fps
All recordings are saved in JPG photo format or MP4 video format. You will need a MicroSD card with a Class 10 or higher transfer rate. The drone only supports memory cards with a total capacity of up to 64GB.
Battery and flight time
Of course, flight times average 15 minutes, but in this respect we are a little disappointed with the Snail Shop. With a larger battery, you can definitely show more endurance, because the price is also quite reasonable, and that is to be expected.
Installed smart battery Li-Po 3 S with a total capacity of 2000 mAh. The flight battery operates at about 11.4 volts, so the drone has a lot of power. You can charge it with constant current, 13.05 volts and charging current, which should be 1.8 amps maximum.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Very modern and high quality
- Easy and easy to fold
- Quite compact
- High quality 4K 16MP camera with many resolution features
- Fast, agile and agile
- Many different recording modes
- A bit expensive
For beginners who don’t want to invest that much money in the beginning, or people who usually don’t have a large budget for a drone, we recommend using the cheaper model. Otherwise, the Snail Shop Kimon drone is great for both novice and experienced drone pilots.Despite its small size, it delivers very high quality images, it can be easily shot anywhere, and thanks to GPS / GLONASS and visual positioning system, it flies steadily and reliably.
Of course, the design takes a little getting used to, and the flight time is a bit average – 15 minutes.
But overall this is a very high quality drone and we can highly recommend Snail Shop to you.
Here in the store on Amazon, you can buy the Snail Shop Kimon drone at a low price! *