The newly announced Zino Mini Pro sounds like quite the drone. If its specs are correct this drone could certainly challenge the DJI Mini 2 and the Xiaomi Fimi Mini as a formidable alternative in the sub-250 gram drone space. But the Zino Mini Pro has some impressive specs that might just put it into competition with bigger drones like the DJI Air 2S.
The Zino Mini Pro is set to be another option for people looking for a drone that weighs less than 250 grams. It has some impressive specs that will put the DJI Mini 2 to shame. The specs below come directly from Hubsan:
- 1/1.3 inch CMOS image sensor
- 48M pixels
- 2.4um mixed large pixel
- f/1.85 super large aperture
- 6X zoom
- HDR mode
- 4K/30fps H.265/HEVC
- Syncleas.3.0 1080P/30fps
- 10KM range
- Wireless bandwidth 20Mbps
- Max flight time 40 minutes
- only 249g
- Front/Back/Down 3D space perception vision obstacle avoidance
- ATVT 3.0 AI Tracking
Getting a small sub-250 gram drone with a 40 minute flight time would be impressive. Right now the only consumer drone with a 40-minute flight time is the Evo 2. There also isn’t a drone in this category with obstacle avoidance sensors. These two features alone would make this drone a certain DJI Mini and Xiaomi Mini killer. With a 10,000 meter range, this is an impressive quadcopter. Now don’t get your hopes up on this 40-minute flight time. It isn’t achievable. Getting 30 minutes is more realistic.
The 1/1.3″ sensor is intriguing as is the 48 MP claim. It is really a 12 MP sensor that we believe is similar to the Quad-Bayer type sensor that ups the pixels to 48. The HDR is likely a product of that. There are multiple options for the Zino package you want. You can pick up the Zino Mini with internal storage of 64 or 128 GB. You can opt for a bag, one, two, or three additional batteries. There is even a thermal camera option for $1499.
Too good to be true?
If it is on the internet it has to be true, right? Hubsan unfortunately doesn’t have the best track record. The Zino series has plenty of documented issues and quality control problems. We are testing this drone now and it is actually pretty darn nice. It has its classic Hubsan quirks. Obstacle avoidance seems to be hit or miss. Active track or follow me isn’t the greatest either.
However paying more for it, even with obstacle avoidance and follow me might not be the best option. This is a good drone, we do like it. However, the less expensive Mini 2 is a proven commodity and more reliable. Don’t forget there is the $299 Mini SE and that is one heck of a drone for the money.
Zino Mini Pro
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