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.
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.
|Title||DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs||Autel Evo Drone Specs|
|Buy||Buy @ DJIBuy @ Amazon||Buy @ Amazon|
|Release Date||7 months ago||2 years ago|
|Dimensions (smallest)||140 × 82 × 57 mm||193 × 76 × 89 mm|
|Controller Type||remote controller and smart phone||remote controller and smart phone|
|Controller Dimensions||145 × 80 × 45 mm|
|Controller Volume Size||522cm³|
|Controller Weight||244 grams|
|Drone & Controller Combined Volume||1176cm³|
|Drone & Controller Combined Weight||493 grams|
|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|
|Field of View||83°||94°|
|Max Bitrate||40 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Image Sensor Size||1/2.3"|
|Image Sensor Size Diagonal||7.66mm|
|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|
|Video Modes||manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video||photo in video, video|
|Image Stabilization||3 axis gimbal||3 axis gimbal|
|User Guide||DJI Mavic Mini User Guide Manual and PDF Download|