With the Hubsan Zino Mini SE, the Chinese drone manufacturer launches a kind of “light version” of the Hubsan Zino Mini Pro. The extremely long flight duration sounds impressive on paper here as well.
The FIMI X8 SE is the actual successor of the Xiaomi Mi drone. The features and the price/performance ratio have also read really well so far. Is this the best DJI alternative yet from China?
Drone manufacturer Hubsan has announced a new drone. The Hubsan Zino Mini Pro is small and compact but is said to offer some top flight endurance and range.
The DJI Air 2S has a 1-inch camera sensor and a new, smart flight mode with “Master Shots”. Film-ready shots become even easier.
After the drone was leaked two weeks ago, the DJI FPV Combo has now been officially unveiled. DJIs announces nothing less than wanting to “reinvent” flying with it. Big words, so what exactly can the new FPV drone do?
The Hubsan Zino 2 looks almost exactly the same as the previous version, but offers some upgrades like a 4K/60fps camera, a longer flight time and a new remote control.
The DJI Mavic Mini is the smallest drone from industry leader DJI to date. Yes, even smaller than the popular DJI Spark. This could finally be replaced with the new drone.
With the JJRC X12 Aurora, JJRC again tries to attack the competitive segment of low- to mid-priced camera drones. Sure, every manufacturer wants a “Spark- or Mavic-Killer” – does the cheap X12 have what it takes?
The Mini Drone Furibee F36 is very practical for beginners and indoor pilots. The low price, low weight and robustness make it ideal for the first flight attempts. The mini drone Eachine E010 and the JJRC H36 are almost identical small drones.
The FIMI A3 offers a similar setup on paper as the DJI Spark, but at a price of less than $300. Reason enough to have a look at the drone.
In search of a good 4K video drone we also stumbled across the ZLRC Beast. The data sheet sounds promising for significantly less than $200, but is the drone also convincing in practice? We have flown a test flight.
The Zino is probably the most eagerly awaited drone from Hubsan this year. Stable 4K videos at the usual low price also sound really tempting. Will the drone be the next big shot for Hubsan?
At first glance, the Visuo XS816 is another budget drone in the Mavic design. A special feature, however, is the second camera, which is located under the drone. In addition to the front camera, it is also possible to film vertically downwards during the flight.
The Ryze Tello was developed by RYZE Tech, but in cooperation with DJI (and Intel), and is also listed in the shop of the Chinese manufacturer. Externally it resembles the Spark and Mavic Air, but is much cheaper. Here you can find out what you get for this “savings price”.
The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the latest models from the Chinese technology company. The Mavic is more or less on the same technical level as the DJI Phantom 4, but it is much more compact and follows the trend of the “foldable” design that we can currently observe with quadrocopters of all sizes.
Drones with FPV glasses are expensive, difficult to fly and only for professionals? I thought so until I discovered this mini model. The Redpawz R011 allows even beginners (at least in theory) an easy introduction to flying with FPV glasses, for a price of about $70. Sounds promising at first.
We’ve seen the FunSnap iDol Selfie drone sold on youpin by Xiaomi, before it also found its way into the well-known online shops. But it is produced by the Chinese manufacturer FunSnap. In addition to the 1080p camera, they feature various AI functions.
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As the models become more and more modern and advanced, more affordable models - some of the best come from China, by the way - are being brought onto the market. With the current popularity they're gaining and the continuous enhancements, it is likely that they will be an integral part of our everyday lives in the near future - just imagine the possibilities. In addition to breathtaking photography and great videos, you could someday get your packages via literal airmail, and even your food could be delivered through them.
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