Autel EVO II Pro Quadcopter Review
Autel Robotics announced its long-awaited EVO II series drone at CES 2020 in January, promising vast improvements over the original Autel EVO 2 model launched back in 2018. Its most notable feature is a modular camera system, offering three models that cover a range of features that meet different users’ needs, from consumers to professionals.
The camera on the standard EVO II uses a 1/2″ 48MP Quad Bayer sensor and is the first consumer drone to offer 8K video. The EVO II Pro uses a larger 1″-type 20MP sensor that gives only a 6K resolution, but it’s still a better camera. The EVO II Dual features both an optical and a thermal camera in a single unit and also maxes out at 6K recording. The modular system allows users to switch cameras if needed on a single drone.
- 3-axis gimbal
- Support for H.264 and H.265 codecs at 120 Mbps
- HDR video at up to 4K resolution
- 10-bit A-Log gamma
- 40-minute battery life (35 minutes hovering)
- 12 computer vision sensors for omnidirectional obstacle avoidance
- Controller with built-in colour screen
- 9km video transmission
- No geofencing
- Online login not required to fly
Design and build
The Autel EVO II is a great competitor for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, so we will do a little comparison between the two. At the point when folded, it is not much bigger than a Mavic 2. However, when you unfold it, is 53mm more extensive at 397mm across. It’s likewise recognizably taller, part of the way by the incorporation of legs on every one of the four arms, giving a helpful 22m ground freedom.
The drone has the 12 camera sensors fundamental for genuine omnidirectional impact sensors, it needs two cameras on one or the other side and the top. Moreover, there are ultrasonic landing sensors, and descending confronting LED lights. This whips the Mavic 2’s weak same: the DJI drone can just utilize its side sensors in some robotized modes, while the EVO 2 will identify and stay away from items should you be going to hit them sideways.
Besides the great bodywork, the Autel has a huge battery inside, that can offer around 40 minutes of flight time for its pilots. However, this is just the advertised time, in reality, the time that the drone can spend in the air is no more than 35 minutes.
However even if the drone is able only for 30 minutes of flight time, is above the average. With this extended flight time, your drone can be ready at any moment for capturing amazing aerial views. To charge the battery requires around 120 minutes, which is a great time. You can also buy another battery for $219 so you can multiply your flight time.
The Autel EVO II far off is by and large equivalent to the EVO I far off with no changes. It accompanies an underlying screen that will show a live feed from the drone’s camera. The underlying screen is extraordinary for those occasions when you are attempting to get your drone up quick or your telephone has a dead battery or isn’t accessible. There isn’t anything more disappointing than not having a telephone or tablet and botching a chance to put your drone open to question. With the EVO II, you won’t ever be without a screen inasmuch as you have a charged far off.
In general, contrasted with different drones accessible the far off is inadequate with regards to a business/undertaking feel which is a negative for the EVO II Dual venture bundle. For sporting and section level business clients this far off will function admirably. I trust Autel will deliver another far off before the finish of 2020 that will have HDMI out, an implicit screen that is 5″ or bigger and a more “rough” feel.
Autel is advertising a 5.5-mile mass transmission signal distance which is well past the thing contenders are at present contribution. During testing, Nine Ten Drones found a maximum transmission distance of 0.7 miles while working in a rural area close to the fundamental street fixed with business organizations. So we generally approved of availability while directing a variety of business and sporting tasks inside the visual view. The operational scope of the distant will change contingent on the area you are working in.
The new camera settings might be confusing because the resolution was reduced from 8K to 6K but it’s still considered a better version. Let me explain it. Even though the resolution is smaller, the sensors in the camera bigger. Now you get the Evo 2 Pro with a 1″ 20MP CMOS sensor. In the past, it was only a 1/2″, so now you can better photos even in darker environments, which wasn’t possible before.
The new drone also has a sony camera, so that didn’t change. And because the support system is the same on both of the camera, you can change your camera back to the 8K one if you please.
The more you fly the more you will need to see that the 8x advanced zoom(4x lossless) capacity of the EVO II drones will open the entryway for you to get inventive with your photo and video content creation. Additionally, the zoom include permits pilots to keep a protected deadlock distance from snags while drawing a nearer take a gander at the subject in the casing.
The EVO II drone is not difficult to pilot, has instinctive shrewd flight modes and can deal with high breezes. The Autel Explorer app is not difficult to explore and shows all the significant data required for safe flying straightforwardly over the camera’s live feed. With the dynamic following, focal point and exactness flight you will find that catching your shot and the following subjects will be finished with only a couple of taps of the on-screen catches. For video makers, you will track down that the EVO II norm and genius have progressed robotized flight modes that will help you with getting the substance you need to keep your customers cheerful.
Also, the Evo 2 has such powerful motors that it can fly up to 18mph without any issues in the wind. Flying with the implicit screen isn’t pretty much as fun as flying with a bigger cell phone/tablet screen yet loads of fun and can be utilized when there’s no other option on a business project.
The new Autel EVO II is a great drone, with an even greater camera now. The first Autel Evo 2 was a revolutionary drone because it was the first consumer drone that was able to record in 8K. But Autel decided to take a step back and reduce the resolution for a better and more clear image. The upgraded drone will cost you a little more, but it will open up new possibilities for you, so in my opinion it’s worth spending a little more on the new, upgraded version of the Autel Evo 2.
You can buy the Autel Evo 2 Pro from Amazon.