January 10, 2020
The world’s first 8K foldable consumer drone, the Autel Evo II, is out for Mavic blood.
Autel Robotics showcased its brand new consumer drone at CES 2020 and it’s a doozy.
The successor to its popular 4K drone, the Evo II boasts a modular design with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor that can capture 8K video (8000×6000) and 48MP stills, making it the first 8K foldable consumer drone in the world.
Understand, that distinction garners most people’s excitement from the “8K” bit, but let’s keep in mind that because this is a highly portable drone, filmmakers and drone operators will soon be able to capture incredible 8K footage anywhere their feet can carry them.
This is, in part, why the Evo II is being called the “Mavic Killer” because it takes the portability and accessibility of the DJI’s Mavic line and soups it up with 8K. But it does more. It features the longest battery life of any foldable drone out there, has a top speed of 45mph, and a transmission range of over 5 1/2 miles, meaning it can fly longer, farther, and faster than the Mavic 2 Pro.