At CES 2020, we saw Autel Robotics’ upcoming 8K drone new EVO 2, which is expected to compete with manufacturers such as Daji. Despite the strict regulatory constraints, the consumer-grade drone market is inevitably breaking out. For enthusiasts, drones can be seen as an interesting pastime. In addition, drones can provide many conveniences, such as providing a unique perspective for video creators or helping landowners investigate the state of their property.
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Autel Robotics has completed the development of evo 2 and made its debut at CES 2020. As a foldable drone, the EVO 2 supports 8K cameras, long range, and high flight speeds.
In addition, Autel Robotics offers a Pro model with a 6K camera, as well as a Dual version with FLIR thermal imager.
DJI dominates the consumer-class drone market, but manufacturers such as Parrot have launched their own competitions after being reluctant.
As for the EVO 2 of Autel Robotics, it is available in a 6K/8K model with a 0.5-inch CMOS sensor and up to 8000 x 6000 resolution.
The EVO 2 Pro model has a lower resolution, but features a 1-inch CMOS sensor, complemented by F2.8 to F11 aperture lenses, supporting 5472 x 3648 resolutions and 120Mbps bit rates.
The EVO 2 Dual model comes with the same camera as the EVO 2 standard, but with another thermal imager from FLIR to handle more use scenarios.
Autel Robotics adds many advanced features to the EVO 2 product line, including 12 computer vision sensors, a pair of sonar sensors, and two landing lights.
The drone can fly at 45 mph (72 km/h) and can last up to 40 minutes in a single flight. In addition to detecting up to 64 objects at a time, it also supports barrier avoidance and resistance to level 8 wind speeds. Unfortunately, the company has not yet announced the sale price and launch date.