DJI Mavic Mini vs Hubsan Zino Pro Camera Drone Comparison

DJI Mavic Mini vs Hubsan Zino Pro Camera Drone Comparison

In this article we compare the specs and features of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Hubsan Zino Pro camera drones.

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Spec Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Hubsan Zino Pro

The Hubsan Zino Pro is an updated version of the Hubsan Zino and it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between the two, but there are a few differences and we'll compare these to the incredible little DJI Mavic Mini.

Both of these drones are about $499 and actually came out at the exact same time, at the end of 2019.

Down to the specs there are some small and large differences starting with the small.

That is the size of the DJI Mavic Mini, it is tiny and diagonally measures 213mm across, where as the Hubsan Zino Pro measures 317mm diagonally, an extra 10cm in length when folded up.

The dimensions tell a better story and give us the volume of each drone, with the Mavic Mini the smallest at just two cans of fizzy soda and the Hubsan Zino Pro being just over 1.5L in volume, so nearly three times the volume of the Mavic Mini.

The weight difference is also significant with the Mavic Mini weighing in at 249grams and the Zino Pro being nearly three times the weight at 709 grams in total, ready to take off.

The Mini has a better field of view at 83° compared to 80° of the Zino Pro, so if you're looking at the biggest field of view possible, the Mini is your camera drone of choice.

Considering it's size, the Zino Pro is only slightly faster than the Mavic Mini, with the Zino Pro having a top speed of 59kmh and the Mini being capable of 46kmh.

The Zino Pro is let down by its 23 minute flight time and 180 minute charge time which gives it an uptime score of 11 out of 100.

The Mavic Mini has a fantastic 30 minute flight time and a shorter 90 minute charge time and can also be charged by USB with a powerbank so this gives it a much higher uptime score of 25/100.

When looking at the theoretical distance each camera drone can fly, they are pretty much identical at around 23km for the Mini and 22.6km for the Zino Pro. This is worked out by taking it's top speed and flight time to get its distance.

Photo and Video Comparison of the DJI Mavic Mini and the Hubsan Zino Pro

They both share the same size image sensor of 1/2.3" but we don't believe they have the same sensor.

The Zino Pro takes 60 mbps video bitrate footage and the Mavic Mini records 40 mbps bitrate footage.

Most of their video recordings are pretty similar, both can do 1080p at 60fps and are 2x slow motion.

They both save JPEG photos, no RAW capabilities and H.264 and MP4 video files.

The Zino Pro has active track whilst the Mini does not and they both stabilize their footage with a 3-axis gimbal.

Summary

The Zino Pro is a small upgrade to the Hubsan Zino and is a fantastic budget option, if 4K is your thing and you don't mind the extra size or weight, it's hard to beat.

If you want a simpler, more portable camera drone and don't require 4K video recording, then the DJI Mavic Mini is definitely for you.

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Title DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs Hubsan H117S Zino Pro Drone Specs
Buy
Price $499 $449
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Release Date 6 months 4 weeks ago 6 months 3 weeks ago
Manufacturer DJI Hubsan
Diagonal Distance 213mm 317mm
Dimensions (smallest) 140 × 82 × 57 mm 186 × 103 × 89 mm
Volume Size 654cm³ 1705cm³
Weight 249grams 709grams
Size small medium
Field of View 83° 80°
Focal Length 24mm
Max Speed 46kmh 59kmh
Max Ascent Speed 4m/s
Max Descent Speed 3m/s
Max Wind Speed 28kmh
Max Flight Altitude 3000m
Transmission Distance 4 km 4 km
Flight Time 30 minutes 23 minutes
Charge Time 90 minutes 180 minutes
Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life) 25/100 11/100
Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time) 23.00km 22.60km
Max Bitrate 40 Mbps 60 Mbps
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Image Sensor Size Diagonal 7.66mm 7.66mm
Noise Level 74 decibels
Photo Resolution 12mp
Slow mo (1080p) 2x 2x
Slowest FPS (1080p) 60fps 60fps
Best Video Resolution 2.7k 4k
Flight Modes cinematic mode, normal mode, position mode, sport mode
Image Format JPEG JPEG
Image Processor Ambarella A12
Obstacle Avoidance none none
Photo Modes auto, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, single shot panorama, single shot
Physical Features folding arms folding arms
Resolution and FPS Pairings 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps
Auto Shot Modes circle, dronie, helix, rocket active track, follow, orbit, return to home, waypoint
Tracking Modes none active track
Video Format H.264, MP4 H.264, MP4, MPEG-4
Zoom none none
Video Modes manual ISO, manual shutter speed, manual white balance, video video
Image Stabilization 3 axis gimbal 3 axis gimbal
Positioning Sensor GPS GLONASS, GPS
Controller Volume Size 522cm³
Controller Dimensions 145 × 80 × 45 mm
Controller Weight 244 grams
Drone & Controller Combined Volume 1176cm³
Drone & Controller Combined Weight 493 grams
Controller Type remote controller and smart phone remote controller and smart phone
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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