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PowerEgg X launched at CES 2020: Drone & handheld camera hybrid set to impress

PowerEgg X launched at CES: Drone & handheld camera hybrid set to impress
(Image credit: PowerVision Technology Group)

In the latest exciting news from CES 2020 (opens in new tab), the PowerEgg X drone has been announced, a two-in-one drone and handheld camera that is sure to make ripples in the camera drone market. Launched by PowerVision Technology Group, a company specializing in robotics and big data technologies, the PowerEgg X features AI-enhanced video, photography and aerial capabilities.

The PowerEgg X has a 4K Ultra HD, 60fps 3-axis stabilized camera and has a battery that gives up to 30 minutes of flight time. It weighs in a 862g. It can also realize real-time 1080p image transmission from distances as far as 6km to help you capture stunning vistas. 

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Errant weather is no problem either, with the PowerEgg X being able to hand a maximum wind speed resistance of 29-38 kph. 

Alternatively, if you love capturing stormy dramatic vistas, you might want to consider investing in the PowerEgg X Wizard version, which can fly under heavy rain. By using the included waterproof shell and landing gear, the PowerEgg X Wizard can also land on water! This makes it a perfect option for boat owners or water sport enthusiasts.

The PowerEgg X drone can also convert to become a handheld camera (Image credit: PowerVision Technology Group)
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One of the most exciting aspects of this fresh piece of tech is that it's not just a drone. The PowerEgg X can also be transformed into a lightweight handheld camera with up to 3.5 hours of battery life in this mode. Capable of shooting both stills and video, the PowerEgg X can capture hyper lapses, 120 fps slow motion and can even live stream to multiple platforms.

Another intriguing feature is the PowerEgg X's AI camera mode and intelligent composition functionality. This allows the drone to help users create dynamic and innovative content. The PowerEgg X's integrated facial recognition technology continuously improves its accuracy through deep-learning training, which means that the subject can be tracked precisely when moving. 

You can pick up the PowerEgg X Explorer for just $899 / £725 and the PowerEgg X Wizard for $1,249 /  £977. 

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.