Autel Robotics has launched two new drone series: the EVO Nano Series and the EVO Lite Series. The ultra-lightweight EVO Nano looks to be one of the most capable beginner-class drones ever made, while the mid-range EVO Lite is a larger bird, with more sophisticated hardware, additional features, and broader applications.
Though it’s built as an entry-level drone, the EVO Nano and Nano+ feature some of the most impressive specs you’ve ever seen in a beginner drone. Both versions of the Nano mini drone can shoot 4K video, transmit live images up to 7.4 miles, and boast long-lasting battery life of up to 30 minutes. Compare these specs to the Nano’s chief competitor, the DJI Mini 2, and you’ll notice they are nearly identical. However, the Nano also features a three-way obstacle avoidance system, which is a first for any drone in this weight class. No sub-250g drone has ever offered this type of vision sensor system, including the DJI Mini 2.
Autel’s new mid-range series includes the EVO Lite and EVO Lite+ drones, both of which are significantly larger than the EVO Nano series and offer enhanced performance in certain areas. The EVO Lite+ camera drone, for example, features a 1" CMOS sensor that can capture 20MP stills and video up to 6K30, making it the better solution for hi-res filmmaking and content creation.