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QYSEA announced their new Underwater Drone for 2019 – Introducing FIFISH V6

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QYSEA FIFISH V6 – Explore Without Limits

QYSEA is introducing FIFISH V6. A game changer underwater drone that can flip, tilt and pan 360 degrees. But before I will brag about this wonderful underwater robot, I want you to see for yourself, what this underwater drone can do.

New Underwater Drone with 6 Thrusters

2019 will be a great year for underwater drones. Several known companies are making their way to the market with newer and upgraded products. Underwater drones like the Gladius Mini got a lot of attention, and it seems that that attention was justified. However, QYSEA, which already released their great FIFISH P3, is about to ruin the celebrations for all the other companies. QYSEA is introducing FIFISH V6.

The FIFISH V6 is kind of a younger brother of the great FIFISH P3. The FIFISH V6 is having 6 thrusters, allowing itself with 100% freedom in its movement.

QYSEA FIFISH V6

So, Is this the end of the FIFISH P3?

Obsoletely not! The FIFISH V6 is nor a replacement and nor an upgrade for the FIFISH P3. QYSEA will continue to sell the V6 and the P3. And QYSEA will soon have upgrades to their FIFISG P3.

In my opinion, QYSEA’s underwater drones are mainly intended for different types of consumers. The V6 is more suitable for underwater photographers, while the P3 is more for yacht owners. Having that said, both the P3 and the V6 will be a great drone for underwater photographers and yacht owners.

In short, the FIFISH V6 is smaller than the P3, it weighs less, and its’ movement control, which is so amazing, is freer than the P3. In fact, the movement abilities of the V6 are so amazing,  that no other underwater drone can move like that. On the other hand, the FIFISH P3 has a camera that no other underwater drone has, with 4K and 1-inch sensor, the picture quality is much better than all the rest of the underwater drones (including the V6 has a 1/2.3 inch.

Of course, there are more unique features in both of the underwater drones. As for the V6, I will list them in here, but, for the FIFISH P3, you are more than welcome to read it in our full review for the FIFISH P3 here and learn more about it.

FIFISH V6 with FIFISH P3

FIFISH V6 – A Game Changer

The FIFISH V6 is a real game changer in the world of the underwater drones. Don’t get me wrong, underwater drones are still missing features that I would like to see in them. However, considering the options that the market is offering us, the FIFISH V6 is truly amazing.

FIFISH V6 Main Features

FIFISH V6 - main features

Here are the main great features of the FIFISH V6:

  • Free motion.
  • Ability to rotate 360° degrees in rolling, panning and tilting. That’s alone is super amazing.
  • It has a posture lock.
  • 4K camera.
  • Ultra-wide view of 166° degrees.
  • Head tracking using a VR.
  • 4 hours of battery life.
  • Depth rating of 100 meters.
  • A bright light of 4000 lumens.
  • HDMI Box

FIFISH V6 – 6 Thrusters – A true Freestyle Movement

QYSEA FIFISH V6 Free motion 360 degrees of roll pan and tilt

One of the most important features of the FIFISH V6, which makes it unique and stand out over all the others in its’ category, is its movement ability.

QYSEA FIFISH V6 gives you a complete 6 levels of freedom. It can move laterally, forward, backward, up, down, as well as roll, pan, and tilt. This is thanks to the 6 thrusters that the V6 has. As a comparison, the FIFISH P3 has 3 thrusters.

In addition, you can also combine different movements, such as arc, nose dive, spiral, etc.,

QYSEA FIFISH V6 - 360 degrees of tilt

The V6 has great rotation stability while performing 360 degrees of rotation in the 3-dimension space.

A picture worth a thousand words, and a video worth it all

Enough talking about the freestyle movement of the FIFISH V6. It’s time to move forward from talking to viewing. And here, you can see for your self how the FIFISH V6 can move underwater.

Posture Lock

Another outstanding feature of the FIFISH V6 is the posture lock. Posture lock means that you can lock the posture of the V6 within a precision of 1 degree and 5 centimeters of depth accuracy. For example, saying you tilted the V6 for 80 degrees in order to watch a fish. You can lock it, and while keeping that posture, you can move the V6 freely to any direction you want.

QYSEA FIFISH V6 - posture lock

Camera quality

One of the main reasons you buy an underwater drone is to capture the underwater world on video. So, having a great camera, is highly important.

The FIFISH V6 has an outstanding underwater image, using an underwater image algorithm and color rendition, along with their 1/2.3” sensor (which is like most of the underwater drones – like the CCROV, Nemo, Gladius Mini and etc) it will provide you with a great underwater image.

The FIFISH V6 has, in addition, an interactive video sharing for social media platforms, including live streaming.

And in case you send out the FIFISH V6 to darker places, which does not have enough light, don’t you worry, the V6 has 2 strong led lights to light up the scene for you. Each led light is 2000 lumens, giving you a strong 4000 lumens all together.

QYSEA FIFISH V6 - underwater image

Slow Motion Video

Another cool thing about the FIFISH V6 is its video modes. So, except for having the great 4K quality (with 30FPS – ultra high definition), the V6 has a 1080p mode with amazing 120FPS. 120FPS means you can have slow motion videos.

3 Types of Control

As a drone pilot, the FIFISH V6 offers you 3 flexible ways to control it.

  • Attitude mode
  • Sports Mode
  • Head Tracking Mode

The attitude mode was designed for beginners, and also allowing you one-click of depth stabilization.

The sports mode was designed for advanced pilots. It offers customized control applications and creative shooting functions.

Head tracking mode means, you are controlling the V6 using a VR Goggles. Using the goggles will make it easier for you to maneuver and will give you accuracy while tracking a fish, a diver or anything else you can think of. The experience will be the same as controlling any other FPV you are familiar with.

QYSEA FIFISH V6 - 3 types of control - VR Goggles

FIFISH V6 – Price

Well, the price is another surprise with the QYSEA announcement. When I first saw the capabilities of the FIFISH V6, I thought to myself that this ROV is going to be around 3000$, considering its amazing features, not less than 2500$. However, when I saw their price I was shocked. QYSEA has 2 flavors for the FIFISH V6. The first flavor comes with 50 meters tether and it will cost you 1599$, and the second flavor comes with a 100 meters tether and this will cost you 1699$.

I recommend you to add those 100$ to get the 100 meters tether, instead of the 50 meters. Even if you are not going to use it in deep waters, having the possibilities in the future to go deeper and far will be an important thing for you. You won’t be disappointed, I promise you that.

Who is the FIFISH V6 best for?

With all the mentioned features that the FIFISH V6 has, the V6 is a fantastic solution for:

  • Underwater photographers – unlimited angles, a capability to produce the creative and revolutionary underwater footage.
  • Yacht owners – who would like to inspect their boats without needing to dive every time. And also record their sailing.
  • Search & Rescue teams – Will help for searching in dark places and hard conditions.
  • Anglers that would like to learn a new spot in a precise way.

Other than that, the FIFISH V6 is for everyone that can allow himself to spend 1700$ (with 50 meters tether, or 1800$ with 100 meters tether) for an underwater drone which will record his next water vacation at the best possible way. For sure, the FIFISH V6, is an enjoyable “toy” that you will refuse to take your hands off.

Technical Specifications

Now I am leaving you with all the important numbers which make the V6 so great.

GeneralDimension383mmx331mmx143mm
Weight4.2kg
BriefDepth Rating100m
Tether50m(standard), customized accepted
Temp. Range-10~60℃
Battery LifeUp to 4H, quick charge 1H (Panasonic 18650 Lithium Battery)
View360° pan & 360°tilt, VR display & control
MovingSpeed3 knots (1.5m/s)
Thrusters6
Moving Directions6 DOF: lateral, up & down, forward & backward, roll, pan, and tilt
Accuracy0.1°C Resolution, 1° Stability, 5cm Suspension
9 Axis SensorAccelerator, Compass, Gyroscope
Camera & LEDVideo Resolution4K UHD: 3840 X 2160 25/30p

FHD: 1920 X 1080 25/30/50/60/100/120p

HD:1280 X 720 25/30/50/60/100/120/200/240p

Image Resolution12 Megapixels: DNG(RAW)
LIVE-Streaming480P / 720P
Lens FOV166°, Fixed Focus,
Image Sensor1/2.3’ SONY CMOS
Video FormatMP4 (H.264 / H.265)
ISO Range100-6400 (auto / manual)
LED4000 lumens, CCT:5500K
StorageDual storage (Internal memory and smart devices)

32GB standard (Optional up to 256GB)

DisplayDisplayAndroid, iOS smart devices
SystemAppFIFISH APP (Android, IOS)
Battery LifeUp to 4h (Panasonic 18650 Lithium Battery)
AccessoriesVR GoggleOptional
Travel CaseOptional
HDMI BoxOptional

Conclusion

The underwater drones market should get ready for the V6. Competition is always good for us consumers. And with the release of the FIFISH V6, which is scheduled later on 2019. I will keep you all posted about the exact market release once QYSEA will inform. This time, I hope QYSEA will get the public attention, they really deserve.

6 thrusters, 4K camera, 166 degrees of field view, totally free movement, posture lock and 4 hours of battery life definitely make the V6 as the best underwater drone so far for 2019. And it will be hard to beat it.

So, are you excited like me, from the upcoming FIFISH V6? Let me know what you think about it in the comments section below. Or, maybe you think there is a better underwater drone? Let me know all of that as well.

Till the next time, be safe…

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  2. Hello. I never thought that you can make good quality pictures/videos with underwater drones. I’m seriously thinking about purchasing one.

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  3. This really looks like a very interesting ROV.
    Have you been able to try it?
    Do you have further information on when it will be ready for shipment.
    You mentionned a price of $ 1699 for the FIFISH V6 with 100 meter tether.
    Does this price include the reel.
    Thanks in advance for your reply!

    1. Hi Inge,
      It does look great. Didn’t have the chance to try it yet.
      However, we are waiting for June/July for its release and once we get a sample we sure will test it.
      Regarding your question, as far as I know, yes. It will include the reel.

      1. Ah yes my question is far too broad! 🙂 I am interested in the V6 drone for underwater photography and to view fish habits and lures, I do a lot of this in some amazing waters in New Zealand. The manoeuvrability of the V6 looks great and as I am currently filming anchovy bait-balls being rounded up by dolphins and whales with gannets in a free-for-all from above, the action is fast moving, intense but fleeting at times.
        Has the drone been in use and used by ‘average consumers’?
        Could the V6 use a buoy so that the controller doesn’t have to be tethered i.e. increase distance of use?
        Cheers
        Espresso.

        1. Hi Grant,
          Having the V6 is the best choice for underwater photography.
          The FIFISH V6 is already being used by normal/average people 🙂
          Regarding your question about “use a buoy so that the controller doesn’t have to be tethered”, I am not sure I understood you properly. Can you kindly explain what do you mean?

          1. Grant Bittle (Espresso)

            The submerged V6 is attached directly to a hand held controller above the water on a boat via a cable tether (whether the tether is 50m or 100m) correct?

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