The Autel Robotics Evo II
(Evo 2) is an exciting update to the initial Evo. Sharing much of the same ideology for form-factor and flight characteristics, the newer machine is an update in almost every way. Primarily, pilots should be excited for 40 minute flight times, extended connectivity range, and an 8K camera. Sure, you can upgrade to a Pro model that has a larger sensor and only a 6K camera, but base model Evo II buyers are getting their hands on one of the first consumer products to shoot 8K video, not just drones, one of the first, period.
This orange folding drone is a machine that satisfies consumers, but also tackles commercial and professional needs. Notably, the top model of the new Evo II line comes with a dual-camera configuration, sporting an 8K sensor and a decent IR camera. The base model and the commercial model each get that 1/2-inch 8K sensor, while the pro model gets a full 1-inch 6K sensor. They can all send the camera feed back to the Autel Robotics Live Deck, for your studio and independent recording needs as well.
The Autel Robotics Evo II will be available in early 2020 starting at $1495. Exact prices and availability yet to be announced.
Autel Robotics Evo II
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The original DJI Inspire may have set a tone for what a professional drone should look like, but the newer DJI Inspire 2 set the tone for what it should be able to accomplish. At launch, the Inspire 2 was equipped with the Zenmuse X5, a 5.2K camera with interchangeable lenses, ready to take on tasks in Hollywood. Since then, DJI has added the Zenmuse X7 camera, a 6K shooter even more capable of professional filming tasks.
DJI Inspire 2
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605 mm frame
Max service ceiling
19685 feet (Variable with different propellers.)
Max ascend/descend speeds
19.69 ft/s (6 m/s)
13.12 ft/s (4 m/s)
Dual 4,280 mAh Lithium Polymer - Removable.
Max 27 minutes
Ensure safe landing: 22 minutes
Max 4.3 miles from controller
Zenmuse X7 - 24MP 4K 16/24/35/50mm F2.8 lenses
Zenmuse X5S - 21MP M4/3 4K variable lenses
Zenmuse X4S - 1-inch CMOS 20MP 4K
Varies between cameras:
Cinematic 4K - 24/25/30/48/50/60fps (4096x2160) @100Mbps
4K - 24/25/30/48/50/60fps (3840x2160) @100Mbps
2.7K - 24/25/30/48/50/60fps (2704x1520) @ 60/65/80Mbps
FHD - 24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps (1920x1080) @ 50/60/65/80/100Mbps
HD - 24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps (1280x720) @ 25/30/35/45/60/80Mbps
Up to 64GB micro SD
Dual 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz range
Max 4.3 mile operating range
6000 mAh rechargeable battery
Up to 7-inch tablet
microUSB, Lighting and USB Type-C
ATTI, GPS, Visual
Follow-me: behind, in front, circle, side
Tap to fly map navigation
Return to home
Horizontal: 1.5m GPS, 0.3m Vision
Vertical: 0.5m GPS, 0.1m Vision
Optional Cendence remote controller