Arguably, the Eachine e58 drone is the most popular portable camera drone in the world.
This review covers drone performance and overall user experience and for starters, I have to tell you that I absolutely LOVE this little drone!
I got my first e58 in August 2020, after flying racing drones for about a year.
I was very impressed with the features in the App, and although I was able to fly this drone FPV, the Wi-Fi lag makes it very difficult to fly outdoors and all but impossible to fly indoors.
Here is the Eachine Demo for this drone:
While it certainly looks like a DJI Mavic 2 Mini, the Eachine e58 is a very basic drone with a low quality 1080P camera that captures blurry 4K photos and choppy 1080P video through the App, directly on mobile phones memory.
I love taking this drone with me wherever I go; it’s very small and the carrying case fits perfectly in the doors of our Grand Caravan or Silverado truck. It’s ready to fly, and can get airborne in just a few seconds:
The camera quality is mediocre, at best. But, as I mentioned, it’s super portable and RTF so in my book, it’s the perfect camera drone for beginners or experienced pilots like yours truly who love to fly on a shoe string budget.
Here’s some camera footage of the Eachine e58 drone:
The e58 drone is equipped with a 120° wide-angle 1080P HD camera that can be adjusted manually, and of course, it does flips, flies headless and has 3 speed grades.
The controller can accommodate large phones, but not thick ones. I have a phone case so my phone doesn’t fit the transmitter unless I remove my phone case which is a pain…
You can fly the e58 using the App and your phone’s gyroscope, but again, the slow Wi-Fi will likely cause a crash.
To keep up my eye/hand coordination, I like to fly this drone indoors, LOS with the transmitter once a day when my kids are watching The Price Is Right… :D
All in all, a fantastic little drone that’s not only cost effective, it’s a TON OF FUN!!!