Hubsan Zino drone

Hubsan Zino -Is this the DJI Spark killer?

Hubsan has finally announced the release of their Zino drone. They built the Hubsan Zino to look like a Mavic Pro, film like the Mavic Air, but be priced close to the DJI Spark. This 4K drone, also called the H117S, is less than $400 and will hopefully shake up the industry a little bit. It looks like this Kickstarter campaign from Hubsan might just pay off.

Hubsan Zino vs DJI Spark

Take a look at the Hubsan Zino from above.

What is the Hubsan Zino?

The new Zino is a folding drone that carries a 4K camera on a full three-axis gimbal. It will shoot 3840 x 2160 video at 30 fps. The Zino has a field of view of 89-degrees and an aperture of f/2.2. It will also feature a few different panorama filming modes.

hubsan zino remote

The Hubsan Zino has a small portable remote control.

The Hubsan Zino boasts a 23-minute flight time, which beats the Mavic Air by three minutes and the Spark by seven. Even better, doubling your flight time won’t cost you an arm and a leg. A second battert will only set you back another $30. That’s a steal. The Hubsan Zino has a flight range of 2500 meters but the video transmission is limited to only 1000 meters. That is where DJI has it beat, as the Spark can fly 2000 meters and the Mavic Air tops out at 4000 meters.

Hubsan Zino Flight Modes

The Zino features GPS as well as altitude hold for increased stability. It features a handful of flight modes like waypoints, return-to-home, and line-flying mode. In line-flying mode, you can set the drone on a straight course and control the camera and gimbal. It also features an active track vision system, so you can follow an object or a subject.

hubsan zino flight modes

The Hubsan Zino looks like it could be a game-changing drone, but we will have to see it in action. Check back soon and we will keep you updated. Right now it is on pre-order from Banggood.

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Hubsan Zino GPS drone 4k camera

What Is the BEST Drone?

So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.

Mavic Air remote control

Both the DJI Mavic Air and its controller can fold up for portability.

What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?

The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.

anafi vs mavic

Choosing a favorite drone is hard, but the Parrot Anafi is just so unique.

What Drone Is the Best VALUE?

Mavic Air vs DJI Spark

The DJI Spark is an awesome drone and at $399 is half the price of the Mavic Air.

The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.

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Learn More…

If you want to learn more about taking great pictures or flying FPV then check out our comprehensive guides on those topics. Also, take a look at our articles on how to choose the right drone for great aerial photos or for getting started flying race drones. Learn more about drones and how to get the most out of them in our Drone Academy. In the Academy, we also detail some of the advanced testing we do including drone thrust testing and camera quality testing.

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Half Chrome • October 24, 2018


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