Autel’s Evo (referred to in this review as “the Mavic Killer”) is already a tool of choice for many applications, including first response and other commercial missions. Obstacle avoidance, a flight endurance of about 30 minutes, and a great price point combine with excellent image capabilities. “Equipped on the front EVO offers a powerful camera on a 3-axis stabilize gimbal that records video at 4k resolution up to 60 frames per second and a recording speed up to 100mbps in an H.264 or H.265 codec,” says the company description.
image from FCC application
In their next release, Autel has even bigger things planned. With sensors on all sides its sense and avoid capabilities should be impressive. An if Autel is able to introduce the first drone to market with 8k, it will represent a technology step for the industry – and while it may take a little while for industry verticals to get a handle on how they might take best advantage of 8k, it could soon become a major market advantage.
The Evolution of flight has arrived. EVO is a compact folding unit designed to go wherever your adventure takes you. Equipped on the front EVO offers a powerful camera on a 3-axis stabilize gimbal that records video at 4k resolution up to 60 frames per second and a recording speed up to 100mbps in an H.264 or H.265 codec. Using real-glass optics EVO captures stunning photos at 12 megapixels with a wide dynamic range for more details and color. Integrated advanced computer vision systems provide forward obstacle avoidance, rear obstacle detection and bottom sensors for more accurate landings and stable indoor flights. EVO boasts flight times up to 30 minutes with a range of 4.3 miles (7KM). Additionally, EVO offers failsafe features letting you know when the battery is low and it’s time to return to home. EVO includes a remote controller which houses a 3.3-inch OLED screen providing you with critical flight information or a live 720p HD video feed letting you see the camera view without the need for a mobile device. Download the free Autel Explorer app available for Apple iOS or Android devices and connect to the remote controller and gain access to more advanced settings and autonomous flight features like Dynamic Track, Viewpoint, Orbit, VR first person view and Waypoint mission planning.