DJI Mavic Mini vs Autel Evo II 8K Drone Comparison

DJI Mavic Mini vs Autel Evo II 8K Drone Comparison

In this article we compare the specs and features of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo II 8K camera drones.

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Spec Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo II 8K Camera Drones

Here we compare the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo II 8K camera drones which have a price difference of $1000 USD.

When folded, the Autel is over 10cm longer diagonally than the DJI Mavic Mini, this is taken from the longest length and when the folding arms are brought in.

The dimensions give a better representation of the size of the camera drones, with every measurement being larger on the Autel Evo II 8K. The dimensions are used to work out their volume and the Autel is over 5 times bigger at over 3000cm3 which is over 3 litres.

This is represented in the weight of the drones too, with the Autel at exactly four times heavier at exactly 1kilogram and 1000grams.

The Mavic Mini has a wider field of view of 83° compared to 79° of the Autel Evo II 8K. If you're looking for a wider field of view then the Mavic Mini is the preferred camera drone here.

Because the Autel Evo II 8K is a larger drone, it does have a higher top speed, of 72kmh compared to the 46kmh of the Mini. If you want to follow things in high speed, such as a mountain biker, car, motorcyclist or skiier, the Autel is the preferred camera drone here.

It can also take off and descend more quickly too at 5m/s compared to 4m/s for the Mavic Mini.

The same is said for wind speed that the drones can be flown in, with the Autel Evo II 8K having had drone operators flying the drone in winds of up to 80kmh. This isn't stated on the specs sheet of Autels website but is very impressive and one stat we can believe with this size and power of drone.

The flight time is one of the best in the industry at the moment. Autel Evo II 8K are pushing the boundaries at 40 minutes flight time, compared to 30 minutes for the Mavic Mini, which isn't bad, but isn't as good and comes in 10 minutes short.

This opens up possibilities to surveyors, search and rescue teams using drones and other industries that need to scan an area of ground from the sky and combined with the transmission distance and top speed of this drone, it has to be one of the most capable for numerous types of use.

It also has a better uptime which is it's battery charge time compared to it's flight time with a score of 33 out of 100, compared to that of 25/100 for the Mavic Mini.

They both come with a 3-axis gimbal so smooth footage from both camera drones when flying high in the sky, even with gusts of wind and moving about.

What's incredible is that the DJI Mavic Mini and it's controller, combined, is that it is less than half the size of just the Autel Evo II 8K drone, without it's controller.

Photo and Video Spec Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Autel Evo II 8K Camera Drones

The bitrate of the Autel is 3 times that of the DJI Mavic Mini, at 120 mbps, with a 40 mbps for the Mini.

You get an impressive 1/2" image sensor in the Autel which is the Sony IMX 586. This gives the camera on the Autel the options to shoot 48MP photos and gives much slower frame rates which means you can shoot 1080p at 120fps and 4K at 60fps.

Most importantly you can shoot 8K video footage compared to the 2.7K with the Mavic Mini.

Because of it's 8K footage, you can crop this to 6k, 4k and even down to 1080p which gives you a shortcut to zooming in and cropping your footage which is a great technique to compensate for optical zoom.

You also get DNG and RAW photo images with the Autel and just JPEGs with the Mavic Mini. For video, you get H.265, MOV and MP4 formats so even more video options.

Summary

If you want a tiny, pocket sized camera drone, the Mavic Mini just can't be beaten and comes in at under $500.

For everything else there is the Autel Evo II 8K. It's a multi-purpose camera drone with a lot of bells and whistles and great for many industries as well aerial photographers.

 

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Title DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs Autel Evo II 8K Drone Specs
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Price $499 $1495
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Release Date 7 months ago 3 months ago
Manufacturer DJI Autel
Diagonal Distance 213mm 338mm
Dimensions (smallest) 140 × 82 × 57 mm 228 × 133 × 110 mm
Volume Size 654cm³ 3335cm³
Controller Type remote controller and smart phone remote controller and smart phone
Controller Dimensions 145 × 80 × 45 mm
Controller Volume Size 522cm³
Weight 249grams 1000grams
Controller Weight 244 grams
Drone & Controller Combined Volume 1176cm³
Drone & Controller Combined Weight 493 grams
Size small medium
Focal Length 24mm 25mm
Max Speed 46kmh 72kmh
Max Ascent Speed 4m/s 5m/s
Max Descent Speed 3m/s 3m/s
Max Wind Speed 28kmh
Max Flight Altitude 3000m
Transmission Distance 4 km 9 km
Flight Time 30 minutes 40 minutes
Noise Level 74 decibels
Charge Time 90 minutes 80 minutes
Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life) 25/100 33/100
Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time) 23.00km 48.00km
Physical Features folding arms folding arms, swap camera
Positioning Sensor GPS
Field of View 83° 79°
Max Bitrate 40 Mbps 120 Mbps
Image Sensor sony imx586
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" 1/2"
Image Sensor Size Diagonal 7.66mm
Photo Resolution 12mp 48mp
Slow mo (1080p) 2x 4x
Slowest FPS (1080p) 60fps 120fps
Best Video Resolution 2.7k 8k
Flight Modes cinematic mode, normal mode, position mode, sport mode ATTI mode, gesture mode, sport mode, tripod
Image Format JPEG DNG, JPEG, raw
Image Processor
Obstacle Avoidance none backward, downward, forward, forward camera, omnidirectional, upward
Photo Modes auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot auto exposure bracketing, burst photos, HDR, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, 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, 8k 25fps
Auto Shot Modes circle, dronie, helix, rocket hand gestures, tap to fly
Tracking Modes none
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 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
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.
User Guide DJI Mavic Mini User Guide Manual and PDF Download

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