Should you buy a mini drone, Autel Drone or DJI Mini2?

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Healthy competition will make really good drones. Autel will be a strong competitor to the DJI Drone that dominates the current global drone market, and Autel's mini Nano series of drones has become a bright presence.

Autel EVO Nano Series | Is this The Best Mini Drone on The Market?

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The Autel EVO Nano comes with two different camera options. More expensive 1/2" sensor version and cheaper 1/2.8" sensor version. Generally, a larger sensor (1/2 inch) will allow for better low-light photography and better detail. However, for most people looking for premium but not professional quality, the smaller, more affordable 1/2.8-inch version is more than enough. Both cameras are stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal for smooth and stable footage.

Obstacle Avoidance Function of Autel EVO Nano Series Drones

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The Nano and Nano+ are the first products of their kind from Autel with obstacle avoidance.
For new drone pilots, this feature will give great support while flying and avoid collision issues. Both the Nano and Nano+ are equipped with three-way binocular vision sensors that enable the drone to perceive obstacles in front of, behind and below it.

Compared with DJI MINI2, Nano and Nano+ win, it is a pity that DJI MINI2 does not have obstacle avoidance. If you are a new drone pilot, I would recommend the Autel EVO Nano series. After all, a crash means the loss of the drone.

Autel SkyLink Image Transmission: Long Distance, Less Interference

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As for the transmission technology, the Autel EVO Nano series does not rely on Wi-Fi communication. Transmit longer distances while maintaining crisp, crisp visuals with the all-new Autel SkyLink, the most powerful image transmission system to date, offering a 6.2-mile transmission range, 2.7K/30FPS transmission quality and exceptional resistance Jamming capability while relaying stunning QHD video. It supports three operating frequencies: 2.400-2.4835GHz; 5.725-5.850GHz; 5.150-5.250GHz. Compared with DJI MINI2 and DJI Air 2S, it supports more stable transmission.

Aircraft Model EVO Nano EVO Nano+ DJI MINI2 DJI Air 2S
Takeoff Weight: <249g <249g < 249 g 595g
Dimensionswith (propellers): Folded: 142×94×55mm Folded: 142×94×55mm Folded: 138×81×58 mm (L×W×H) Folded:180×97×77 mm(L×W×H)
Unfolded: 260×325×55mm Unfolded: 260×325×55mm Unfolded (with propellers): 245×289×56 mm (L×W×H) Unfolded:183×253×77 mm (length×width×height)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 4000m 4000m 4000m 5000 m
Max Flight Time
(in windless conditions)
28min 28min 31min 31min
Max Hovering Time (no wind) 26min 26min 30min 30min
Max Flight Distance (no wind) 16.8km 16.8km 18.5 km 18.5 km
Max Wind Speed Resistance Level 5 Level 5 8.5-10.5 m/s (Level 5) 8.5-10.7 m/s (Level 5)
Photo format JPG(8-bit) / DNG(10-bit) / JPG+DNG JPG(8-bit) / DNG(10-bit) / JPG+DNG JPEG/DNG (RAW) JPEG/DNG (RAW)
Photo resolution 48MP:8000x6000(4:3) 50MP:8192x6144(4:3) 4:3: 4000×3000 20 MP
12MP:4000x3000(4:3) 12.5MP:4096x3072(4:3) 16:9: 4000×2250 5472×3648 (3:2)
4K:3840x2160(16:9) 4K:3840x2160(16:9) 5472×3078 (16:9)
Video coding format H265/H264 H265/H264 / /
Video resolution 3840x2160 p30/25/24 3840x2160 p30/25/24 4K: 3840×2160 @ 24/25/30fps 5.4K: 5472×3078 @ 24/25/30 fps
2720x1528 p30/25/24 2720x1528 p30/25/24 2.7K: 2720×1530 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60fps 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
1920x1080 p60/50/48/30/25/24 1920x1080 p60/50/48/30/25/24 FHD: 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60fps 2.7K: 2688x1512 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
HDR: HDR: FHD: 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60/120 fps
3840x2160 p30/25/24 3840x2160 p30/25/24 MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC)
2720x1528 p30/25/24 2720x1528 p30/25/24
1920x1080 p60/50/48/30/25/24 1920x1080 p60/50/48/30/25/24
Max bitrate 100Mbps 100Mbps 100 Mbps 150 Mbps
ISO range Video:ISO100 ~ ISO3200 Video:ISO100 ~ ISO6400 Video: 100-3200 (Auto); 100-3200 (Manual) Video: 100-3200 (Auto); 100-6400 (Manual)
Photo:ISO100 ~ ISO3200 Photo:ISO100 ~ ISO6400 Photos: 100-3200 (Auto); 100-3200 (Manual) 10-Bit Dlog-M Video: 100-800 (Auto);100-1600 (Manual)
Photo: 100-3200 (Auto); 100-12800 (Manual)
Gimbal Controllable Range Tilt: -90°~ 0° Tilt: -90°~ 0° Tilt: -90° to 0° (default setting); -90° to +20° (extended) Tilt: -90° to 0°(default); -90° to 24° (extended)
Stabilization 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan) 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan) 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan) 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)