Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE 2020 vs Hubsan Zino 2 Camera Drone Comparison

Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE 2020 vs Hubsan Zino 2 Camera Drone Comparison

In this article we compare the specs and features of the Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE 2020 and the Hubsan Zino 2 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.

If you want to see a side by side comparison table of the two camera drones, head to the bottom of this review.

Spec Comparison of the Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE 2020 and the Hubsan Zino 2

In this review and feature comparison we compare side by side two very similarly priced camera drones.

If you're looking to get in to aerial photography as a beginner and looking for affordable camera drones, either of these two could be perfect.

The two drones were both released in 2020 and are new to the camera drone market. They are also both similar in that they are the second version of their model.

The Fimi is around $449 brand new at the moment, depending on where you look and the Hubsan Zino 2 is $100 more at $549 brand new.

Physical Comparisons

The Fimi and the Hubsan both share a similar size, shape and dimensions, with the Hubsan being slightly taller when both are folded up.

Even their volumes are almost identical with both being around 1.5L in volume. This is the size of 2 bottles of wine.

The Hubsan Zino 2 is much heavier than the Fimi though, so the weight comes in the form of a bigger battery pack, even though they are similar sizes.

You get a combined weight of 1135 grams for the drone and controller of the Fimi and slightly heavier 1400g for the Hubsan Zino 2 and it's drone.

Performance Comparison

In terms of performance, the first difference is that in top speed, the Hubsan Zino 2 is capable of 72kmh top speed and the Fimi X8 SE 2020 is capable of 65km, so a 7 kmh difference, not much.

They both have the same transmission distance of 8km, which is good for this price bracket drone.

For flight time, the Fimi just edges this with a total of 35 minutes, compared to 33 minutes for the Hubsan Zino 2.

Both respectable flight times for this price bracket camera drone.

They are both folding drones and use similar positioning sensors in the form of GPS, GLONASS and Optical Flow. The Fimi also uses BEIDUO as well which means quick GPS positioning.

Photo and Video Comparison

They both start off with 80 degrees field of view cameras and 100 mbps video bit rate, so similar features there.

The first difference in the camera is that of image sensor size. The Hubsan Zino 2 goes for a more used size of 1/2.3" and the Fimi uses a new 1/2.6", which is a slightly smaller image sensor to it's first version drone, the X8 SE 2018.

Both camera drones take 12MP photos and 4K video at 30 fps.

The Fimi does though take RAW images and can record in F-log flat profile. Some may see this as a more professional approach to photography and videography for budding aerial film makers.

You get the same manual controls with shutter speed, manual ISO and a number of photo modes with each camera drone.

They both have active tracking in-built so you can follow yourself or another subject from the sky with each of these camera drones.

And both take advantage of a 3-axis gimbal to stabilize and smooth footage out.

Summary

On paper these are two very similar drones, with the Hubsan edging a couple of features and the Fimi having raw and f-log video mode for better colour grading in post.

If you want a larger sensor the Hubsan is your best bet but it's also a heavier drone and does not fly as long.

For the money they are both amazing camera drones and would suit most when getting in to aerial drone film making and aerial photography.

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Image hubsan zino 2 camera drone xioami fimi x8 se 2020 camera drone
Title Hubsan Zino 2 Drone Specs Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE 2020 Drone Specs
Price $549 $449
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Release Date 7 months 3 weeks ago 4 months 3 weeks ago
Manufacturer Hubsan Xiaomi Fimi

Physical Specs

Physical Specs

Diagonal Distance 203mm 210mm
Dimensions (smallest) 180 × 94 × 94 mm 204 × 106 × 72 mm
Volume Size 1590cm³ 1556cm³
Controller Type remote controller and smart phone remote controller and smart phone
Controller Dimensions 177 × 128 × 115 mm 203 × 91 × 46 mm
Controller Volume Size 849cm³
Weight 929grams 765grams
Controller Weight 471 grams 370 grams
Drone & Controller Combined Volume 2405cm³
Drone & Controller Combined Weight 1400 grams 1135 grams
Size medium medium
Physical Features folding arms folding arms

Performance Specs

Performance Specs

Max Speed 72kmh 65kmh
Max Ascent Speed 8m/s
Max Descent Speed 4m/s
Max Wind Speed 50kmh
Max Flight Altitude 1000m 500m
Transmission Distance 8 km 8 km
Flight Time 33 minutes 35 minutes
Noise Level 68 decibels
Charge Time 180 minutes 210 minutes
Uptime Score (Charge Time / Battery Life) 15/100 14/100
Flight Distance (Speed X Flight Time) 39.60km 37.91km
Positioning Sensor GPS, GLONASS, optical flow optical flow, GPS, GLONASS, BEIDUO

Photo and Video Specs

Photo and Video Specs

Focal Length 24mm 26mm
Field of View 80° 80°
Max Bitrate 100 Mbps 100 Mbps
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" Inch 1/2.6" Inch
Image Sensor Size Diagonal 7.66mm 7.04mm
Photo Resolution 12mp 12mp
Slow mo (1080p) 4x 3x
Slowest FPS (1080p) 120fps 100fps
Best Video Resolution 4k 4k
Flight Modes cinematic mode, normal mode, search and rescue
Image Format JPEG DNG, JPEG, raw
Image Processor Ambarella H22 Hisilicon 3559 v200
Obstacle Avoidance none none
Photo Modes manual ISO, manual shutter speed, panorama, single shot HDR, interval, manual ISO, manual shutter speed, night shot, panorama, single shot
Resolution and FPS Pairings 1080p 120fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps, 4k 60fps 1080p 100fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps
Auto Shot Modes return to home circle, dronie, fixed wing, helix, rocket, waypoint
Tracking Modes active track active track, active track parallel, point of interest
Video Format H.264, MP4, MPEG-4 F-log, MP4
Zoom none digital
Video Modes video HDR, video
Image Stabilization 3 axis gimbal 3 axis gimbal
Pros
  • One of the cheapest camera drones you can buy with 4K video
  • Has raw photography features and can save photos as DNG
  • Is very stable in high winds
  • Compacts in to a nice rectangular shape
  • Over 30 minute flight time
Cons
  • The sensor size has dropped in size from 1/2.3" to 1/2.6" from the X8 SE 2018 version drone
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