DJI Mavic Mini vs Autel Evo Drone Comparison

DJI Mavic Mini vs Autel Evo Drone Comparison

In this article we compare the specs and features of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo camera drones.

You can compare these two drones in more depth at our one of a kind drone comparisons tool, filter film making drones to narrow down features you want in an aerial photography drone and much more.

Spec Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo Camera Drones

Below you can see a comparison table of each of the film making drones by DJI and Autel, here we'll do a small breakdown of their features and see which come out the best in what areas of aerial photography.

There are many differences to these drones, the first being the price point, with the Autel Evo coming in at twice the price of the DJI Mavic Mini at around $1000 USD.

They both fold their arms in to make them more portable but are both completely different sizes, with the Mavic Mini being over 10cm shorter in the diagonal length when folded up and it's dimensions of all three sides being smaller too.

This is shown in the volume size and weight of the two camera drones, with the Autel being over three times heavier and twice the volume of the Mavic Mini.

One of the first specs that outshines the DJI Mavic Mini is that the Autel Evo has a field of view of 94° which is 11° more than that of the DJI. This is fantastic if you are surveying an area and need to get in closer but see much wider.

The top speed is also a big improvement on the Autel Evo as it has a 72kmh top speed, compared to 46kmh with the DJI Mavic Mini.

This continues with the ascent and descent speeds, with the Autel having 1m/s better for the ascent speed when setting off and distancing the drone from the ground.

If you come in to any wind difficulties, the Autel should handle them better with a max wind speed of 35kmh, 7 kmh more than the Mavic Mini.

The Autel has a better uptime score of 33, compared to 25 of the Mavic Mini, this means that you can charge the Autel film making drone more quickly. This means the turn around for a single battery is much better with the Autel and you'll get more flying time in a day if you repeat the charging and flying process.

If you're looking for a quieter flight, the mavic mini beats the Autel by a total of 9 decibels at head height when taking off. This helps with being more silent and not making those around you aware of a drone taking off.

You get obstacle avoidance, backwards, forwards and downward with the Autel Evo and none with the Mavic Mini, which means flying with your eyes on the drone at all times for this little camera drone.

You get a basic active track with the Autel and no tracking on the Mavic Mini, but you can fool the camera drone when using one of it's quick shots and move when you shouldn't and you might be able to get some resemblance of active track for a short period.

Video and Photo Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo

For video you will get a higher video bitrate of 100 Mbps compared to that of 40 Mbps for the DJI Mavic Mini. If you are more serious about filming and aerial videography and want to have more options with colour correcting and such, the Autel beats the Mini here.

They both come with a 12mp image sensor for aerial photography.

The Autel though can shoot RAW photos in DNG format, so if photography is your domain, then the Autel will offer better and higher quality images.

If slow motion video footage is your thing, the Autel is a much better option, offering 120fps at 1080p video resolution, whilst the Mavic Mini only offers 60fps.

You also get a much higher video resolution of 4K with the Autel, and 2.7K with the Mavic Mini.

Summary

If you are willing to spend twice as much for the Autel, you will get a much better drone in nearly all departments, but for the cost of size and weight.

If you want portability, the Mavic Mini can't be beaten.

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Title DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs Autel Evo Drone Specs
Buy
Price $499 $1049
Video reviews
Release Date 7 months ago 2 years ago
Manufacturer DJI Autel
Diagonal Distance 213mm 338mm
Dimensions (smallest) 140 × 82 × 57 mm 193 × 76 × 89 mm
Volume Size 654cm³ 1305cm³
Controller Type remote controller and smart phone remote controller and smart phone
Controller Dimensions 145 × 80 × 45 mm
Controller Volume Size 522cm³
Weight 249grams 863grams
Controller Weight 244 grams
Drone & Controller Combined Volume 1176cm³
Drone & Controller Combined Weight 493 grams
Size small medium
Focal Length 24mm
Max Speed 46kmh 72kmh
Max Ascent Speed 4m/s 5m/s
Max Descent Speed 3m/s 3m/s
Max Wind Speed 28kmh 35kmh
Max Flight Altitude 3000m 800m
Transmission Distance 4 km 7 km
Flight Time 30 minutes 30 minutes
Noise Level 74 decibels 83 decibels
Charge Time 90 minutes 60 minutes
Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life) 25/100 33/100
Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time) 23.00km 36.00km
Physical Features folding arms folding arms
Positioning Sensor GPS
Field of View 83° 94°
Max Bitrate 40 Mbps 100 Mbps
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Image Sensor Size Diagonal 7.66mm
Photo Resolution 12mp 12mp
Slow mo (1080p) 2x 4x
Slowest FPS (1080p) 60fps 120fps
Best Video Resolution 2.7k 4k
Flight Modes cinematic mode, normal mode, position mode, sport mode ATTI mode, sport mode
Image Format JPEG DNG, JPEG, raw
Image Processor Ambarella H2
Obstacle Avoidance none backward, downward, forward
Photo Modes auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot auto exposure bracketing, burst photos, interval, single shot
Resolution and FPS Pairings 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps 1080p 120fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps, 4k 60fps
Auto Shot Modes circle, dronie, helix, rocket free, orbit, waypoint
Tracking Modes none active track
Video Format H.264, MP4 H.264, H.265, MOV, MP4
Zoom none digital
Video Modes manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video photo in video, video
Image Stabilization 3 axis gimbal 3 axis gimbal
Pros
  • One of the smallest camera drones on the market
  • Under 250 grams 
  • Has manual ISO, manual shutter speed and white balance settings for recording videos
  • Has one of the largest fields of view at 94°
  • One of the fastest camera drones with a top speed of 72km/h
  • Can fly for 30 minutes
  • Has 100Mbps video bitrate
Cons
  • No RAW image support for photos
  • Unstable in medium to strong winds
  • For DJI drones and their flying apps, you need specific phones on Android or iPhone 7 or later. We have tried multiple 64bit Android phones on Android 9 and still been unable to use their flying apps, so please check before purchasing.
  • Not the smallest drone when it's arms fold in
User Guide DJI Mavic Mini User Guide Manual and PDF Download

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