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Potensic ATOM SE - cheap sub 249g drone review

We test and review the Potensic ATOM SE, which is a cheap sub 249g drone

Potensic ATOM SE tested
In a world where drones are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives, the Potensic ATOM SE drone stands out as a remarkable option for those seeking a compact, lightweight, and feature-packed drone that's perfect for outdoor adventures. With its ability to capture stunning 4K HD footage and a suite of impressive features, the ATOM SE is set to redefine your aerial photography experience.

Potensic ATOM SE - product specifications

Model: Potensic ATOM SE
Weight: Less than 250 grams (8.8 oz/0.55 lb)
Foldable design for easy portability

Image Sensor: Sony 12MP CMOS sensor
Photo Formats: JPG, RAW (DNG)
Video Resolution: 4K HD at 30fps
Field of View (FOV): 118°
Vertical Camera Adjustment Angle: +20° to -90°
Exclusive ShakeVanish electronic stabilization technology

Flight Range:
Control Range: Up to 4km/13,123ft
Pixsync 2.0 technology for stable and consistent video feed
Low latency for HD digital video

Flight Modes:
Three Flight Modes: Video, Normal, Sport
Max Speed in Sport Mode: Up to 16m/s in 2.8 seconds
Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor for high-accuracy positioning

GPS-assisted Functions:
Dedicated Return-to-Home button
PotensicPro app with features like Follow Me, Points of Interest, and Circle Flight

ATOM SE Fly More Combo includes two 2500mAh batteries
Each battery provides up to 31 minutes of flight time, for a total of 62 minutes

Compatible with smartphones with iOS 11 and above, or Android 7.0 and above
Connect via USB OTG cable

PotensicPro app

Included Accessories:
Standard Kit:

1 x ATOM SE Drone
1 x Smart Battery
1 x Remote Controller
1 x Charging Cable
3 x USB OTG Cable

Fly More Kit 1:
1 x ATOM SE Drone
2 x Smart Battery
1 x Remote Controller
1 x Carrying Bag
1 x Spare Propellers Set
1 x Charging Cable
3 x USB OTG Cable

Fly More Kit 2:
1 x ATOM SE Drone
3 x Smart Battery
1 x Remote Controller
1 x Carrying Bag
1 x Spare Propellers Set
1 x Charging Cable
3 x USB OTG Cable

Compact and Portable Design

One of the standout features of the Potensic ATOM SE is its incredibly compact and portable design. Weighing in at less than 250 grams (8.8 oz/0.55 lb) and featuring a fold-up design, this drone is small enough to fit in a jacket pocket. This portability is a game-changer, making it an ideal companion for any outdoor excursion, whether it's hiking in the mountains or a day at the beach.

Captivating 4K HD Camera with ShakeVanish

The ATOM SE comes equipped with a 12MP Sony CMOS sensor that can capture breathtaking 12MP photos in both JPG and RAW (DNG) formats. Additionally, it shoots 4K HD video at 30fps, ensuring that you can document your adventures in stunning detail. The 118° field of view and a vertical adjustment angle from +20° to -90° allow you to capture a wide variety of scenes. What truly sets this drone apart, though, is the exclusive ShakeVanish electronic stabilization technology, which reduces wobble during flights, resulting in incredibly stable and smooth aerial shots.

Impressive 4km/13,123ft Transmission Range

The ATOM SE boasts a remarkable control range of up to 4km/13,123ft, ensuring that you can explore and capture beautiful vistas even from a distance. The Pixsync 2.0 technology, combined with the ShakeVanish tech, offers stable, consistent video feed in a variety of shooting conditions. This combination of features allows for low latency, ensuring that your HD digital video is always on point. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned drone pilot, this setup promises a delightful flying experience, making each aerial shot silky-smooth.

SurgeFly Smart Control

The SurgeFly flight control system in the ATOM SE drone provides pilots with a reliable and user-friendly experience. With three distinct flight modes - Video, Normal, and Sport - you can challenge your piloting skills. The Sport mode, in particular, allows for thrilling speeds of up to 16m/s in just 2.8 seconds. This, combined with the Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, ensures high-accuracy positioning and stable control, whether you're flying indoors or in GPS-denied environments.

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GPS-assisted Functions for Added Convenience

The ATOM SE drone offers a host of GPS-assisted functions to enhance your flying experience. It features a dedicated return-to-home button, allowing the drone to fly back to its take-off point with ease. The PotensicPro app further enhances the experience by offering features like Follow Me, Points of Interest, and Circle Flight, allowing for creative and dynamic shots.

Extended Flight Time

One of the highlights of the ATOM SE Fly More Combo is its extended flight time. This package includes two 2500mAh batteries, each providing up to 31 minutes of flight time, for a total of 62 minutes. For those who opt for the standard kit, it comes with one battery, which is still quite respectable. This extended flight time ensures that you have ample opportunity to capture the perfect shot without constantly worrying about recharging.

Wider Compatibility

The ATOM SE drone is designed to be compatible with a wide range of smartphones. Simply connect your phone via a USB OTG cable and ensure that you have iOS 11 and above or Android 7.0 and above. The PotensicPro app adds an extra layer of functionality, making it easier to control and capture your aerial adventures.

In the Box

Depending on your choice, you can opt for the Standard Kit, Fly More Kit 1, or Fly More Kit 2, each offering different accessories to enhance your flying experience. The kits include essentials like the drone, smart batteries, a remote controller, charging cables, and spare propellers, with the Fly More Kits adding extras like a carrying bag for added convenience.

Potensic ATOM SE drone review - video

In conclusion, the Potensic ATOM SE drone is a marvel of engineering that brings professional-grade aerial photography to the masses. Its compact, portable design, impressive 4K HD camera with ShakeVanish, extended flight time, and smart control features make it a top contender in the world of consumer drones. 

Whether you're an amateur photographer looking to capture breathtaking landscapes or an experienced pilot seeking a reliable and feature-rich drone, the ATOM SE is a pocket-sized powerhouse that won't disappoint. With its exceptional value and innovative features, it's a drone worth considering for your next adventure.