Autel Evo 2 Drone Review Of Features, Specifications With FAQs –

This Autel Evo 2 review looks at the outstanding features of this new quadcopter along with its various cameras. The new Evo 2 drone is an absolute tremendous feat of engineering, elegant design and new innovative technology from Autel Robotics.

In our Evo 2 review we give you a nice overview of this drones outstanding features and also look at the specifications.

Throughout this post, we will answer your frequently asked questions, such as the Autel Evo 2 range, distance, max height, altitude, frequency, sensors, transmission, gimbal, cameras and much more. We also have some terrific Autel Evo 2 videos along the way.

Autel Evo 2 Editions 

The new Autel Evo 2 comes in 3 editions;

  • Autel Evo 2 (8k camera)
  • Autel Evo 2 Pro
  • Autel Evo Dual (8k camera & FLIR thermal camera)

Autel Evo 2 versus Evo 1 versus DJI Mavic 2 Pro

The Evo 2 has some major advancements over the previous Evo 1. It also has some advancements over it’s nearest competitor, which is the Mavic 2 Pro.

The Autel 2 can fly faster and longer than the Autel 1 or Mavic 2 Pro.  This latest Autel Evo 2 can fly in higher winds than it’s predecessor or the Mavic 2.The Autel Evo 2 is slightly bigger and heavier than the Mavic 2 Pro and Autel 1.

Obstacle sensing is all 6 sides, which is the same as the Mavic 2.

There Autel 2 has more intelligent flight modes than the Autel 1.  However, it doesn’t match the Mavic 2 for variety in autonomous flight modes.

The Autel Evo 2 cameras are vastly improved and you have choice of a 8k or a 6k camera. The 3rd choice of camera is the dual 8k with FLIR thermal sensor.

About Autel Robotics

Autel Robotics USA headquarters is in Bothell, Washington State. They also have Research teams in Shenzhen, Pittsburgh, Silicon valley and Munich. One of their first drones was the Autel X-Star released in early 2016. This was followed by the Evo 1 announced at CES 2018. Now we have the new top innovative Evo 2.

Autel Evo 2 Review Of Features And Specifications

Autel Evo 2 drone review including features, specifications and frequently answered questions.

OK. Lets take a look at the Autel Evo 2 features, specifications and the frequently asked questions on this latest drone to the market. The Autel Evo 2 was supposed to be released for sale on April 20th, 2020.  However, there has been a small delay. It is now available and we have prices and links for the best deal below.

Here is the Autel Evo 2 introductory video, which give you a nice overview of it’s features.

What is the Autel Evo 2 Flight Time?

The Autel Evo flight time of 40 minutes, which is exceptional.

What Is the Autel Evo 2 Hovering Time?

The Autel Evo 2 hover time is 35 minutes without wind.

What is the Autel Evo 2 Weight?

The Evo 2 takeoff weight 39.75 ounces (1127 grams) up to 42.04 ounces (1192 grams) depending on the model with the Evo 2 Dual (8k Camera / FLIR Boson thermal camera) being the heavier.

Can The Autel Evo 2 Fly In Windy Conditions

The Autel Evo 2 can fly in Level 8 wind conditions on the Beaufort Scale, which is a fresh gale.  Beaufort Level 8 scale is winds up to 46 mph (74 km/h). This is tremendous comparing to other drones of this size, weight and price.

What Is The Autel Evo 2 Size?

The Autel Evo 2 size is 15.63 inches (397 mm) unfolded. It is slightly bigger than the Mavic 2, which has a diagonal size of 13.94 inches (354 mm).

What Is The Autel Evo Price? 

You can contact Autel here regarding prices for the Autel Evo 2 DUAL quadcopter.

Are There Autel Evo 2 Bundles Available?  

At present there are no Autel Evo 2 bundles available.  The Autel Evo is in production and will ship soon.  Then we should see Autel Evo 2 bundles becoming available.

How Fast Can Autel Evo 2 Fly?

The Autel Evo 2 has a maximum speed of 45 mph (72.42 km/h).

Autel 2 Flight Range Distance

The Autel Evo 2 has a 5.5 mile flight distance (9 km range).

Note: it is never good to fly any drone to the limits of its range, distance or height. There is always a good chance that you will lose sight of your drone and also transmission to your drone.

Autel Evo 2 Global Navigation Satellite System

Autel Evo 2 use both GPS and GLONASS so the quadcopter connects to quite a few satellites. GPS is essential for flight navigation, smooth hovering and for the geographical tagging of aerial photographs for photogrammetry with 3D mapping software.

What Is The Autel Evo Max Height Limit?

The Autel Evo 2 max height is 4.35 mile (7 km) above sea level.

Is The Autel Evo 2 Waterproof?

The Autel Evo 2 is not waterproof.

How To Fly The Autel Evo 2?

You fly the Autel Evo 2 using the dedicated remote controller with 3.3 inch (83.82 mm) built in screen.

However, the best way to fly the Autel Evo 2 is to attach your smartphone to the remote controller. Your Smartphone will have the Autel Explorer app installed on it.

What Is The Autel Evo 2 Flight App?

Autel Evo 2 remote controller review

The Autel Evo 2 uses the Autel Explorer app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Is The Autel Evo 2 Easy To Fly?

The Autel Evo 2 is very easy to fly.

What Can The Autel Evo 2 Be Used For?

The Autel Evo 2 is a highly advanced professional quadcopter with exceptional flight stability, excellent camera options for a multitude of sectors.

The Autel Evo 2 can be used to photograph wildlife, scenery, videos for marketing of hotels, resorts and homes.  Because of it’s high resolution camera, it is perfect for site surveying. The Evo 2 flies fast and can be used to film sports events. It can still 48 megapixel stills, so it is ideal for creating 3D maps of building and structures.

The Autel Evo 2 Dual has an 8k camera along with a FLIR Boson thermal camera so it can be used by fire fighters or in search and rescue missions.

There really is a huge variety of uses for drones. You can read all about these in our article entitled the best uses for drones.

Autel Evo 2 Max Video Transmission Distance

The Autel Evo 2 max video transmission distance is 5.5 mile (9 km), unobstructed and in line of sight using the Remote Controller with Smartphone connected.

Note: It is very good to know and comply with your own countries drone flying regulations.

Resolution of the Autel 2 Video Transmission

The Autel Evo 2 live video transmission is 1080p to the remote controller.

Autel Evo 2 Frequency Bands During Video Transmission 

The Autel Evo 2 uses the 2.4 GHz ALink for transmission.

Autel Evo 2 Obstacle Sensing Reviewed

The new Autel Evo 2 can sense objects in all directions.  This is know as Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing. It can then fly around these objects or if no path available then it will hover in place.

How the Autel Evo 2 Obstacle Sensing Works

The Autel Evo 2 is equipped with 12 Omnidirectional computer vision sensors on all sides of the drone. Then, there is another 2 ultrasonic sensors under the drone for precision hovering.

Autel Evo 2 Obstacle Sensing Range

  • Forward: 0.5 to 40 meters (1.64 to 131 feet)
  • Backward: 0.5 to 32 meters (1.64 to 105 feet)
  • Upwards: 0.5 to 24 meters 1.64 to 78 feet)
  • Downward: 0.5 to 22 meters (1.64 to 72 feet)
  • Sides: 0.5 to 24 meters (1.64 to 78 feet)

Note: As you can see, there are big differences  in the minimum and maximum detection range of the vision sensors on the Autel Evo 2.

Autel Evo 2 Obstacle Sensing Field Of View (FOV)

  • Forward: Horizontal: 60°, Vertical: 80°
  • Backward: 60°, Vertical: 80°
  • Upward: 60°, Vertical: 50°
  • Downward: 60°, Vertical: 50°

Note: Now, while all 6 sides on the Autel Evo 2 are covered, Omnidirectional obstacle sensing does not fully cover the full 360 degree circumference of the quadcopter. There will be blind spots in the 4 diagonal spots (corners), so it is always a good idea to pay close attention to the surroundings when flying.

Lighting, patterns and speed are some of the main reasons why the detection range will vary. Also, the obstacle sensing will not pick up on small objects (wires, nets, small branches), moving objects, transparent surfaces (windows) or reflective surfaces (mirrors).

Note: Read the user guide, which comes with the Evo 2 to become fully familiar with the obstacles sensing technology on this quadcopter.

Obstacle Sensing is fascinating technology and you can read further in this article entitled “Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained“.

Autel Evo 2 Obstacle Sensing Review Video

Here is a nice video showing you how the obstacle sensing works on the Autel Evo 2.

Autel 2 Bottom LEDS

The Autel 2 has LEDS located on the underside to assist with precision landing.

Autel Evo 2 Return To Home Safety Feature

Like all the latest top drones, the Autel Evo records the Home Point and will return to this recorded home point when there is a loss of transmission between the Evo 2 and the remote controller. The Return to Home feature will also be initiated when the battery is low.

DJI Auto Evo 2 Intelligent Flight Modes Review

You can fly the Autel Evo 2 in manual mode which has the GPS turned on.

The Autel Evo 2 also has the following autonomous Intelligent Flight Modes;

  • Dynamic Track 2.0
  • Tripod Track
  • Parallel Track
  • Viewpoint
  • Orbit
  • Gesture Control
  • Precision Flight
  • Dual Stability

Autel Evo 2 Follow Me Dynamic Track Mode

The Autel Evo 2 uses its patented Dynamic Track 2.0 technology to follow you autonomously. This Autel Evo 2 Follow object detection technology recognizes up to 64 subjects at once, including people, vehicles, and animals.

You then select the object in the Autel Explorer app, which you want to track.

Obstacle detection and collision avoidance works in Dynamic Track.

Autel Evo 2 Tripod Track Mode

The Autel Evo 2 drone flies as if it is on an actual tripod. You walk around and the Evo 2 drone will move around keeping its camera on you at all times, while hovering.

Autel Evo 2 Parallel Track Mode

The Autel Evo 2 will follow and track you, while maintaining its distance from you. In the Explorer App, under Parallel Track, you set the distance. If you walk towards the Evo 2, it will back away, thereby keeping the programmed distance.

Autel Evo 2 Viewpoint Mode

In the live view in the Autel Explorer app, you tap the screen to select a flight direction.  The Evo 2 will fly autonomously toward the selected target. You can select an target and tap above or below to have the Evo 2 fly higher, lower or at the same height while flying to the target.

Autel Evo 2 Orbit Mode

In the Evo 2 Orbit mode, you set a center point.  Next you fly over the subject and set the radius.  You can set the direction of the fight orbit to fly clockwise or anti-clockwise. The Evo 2 will then orbit around the subject.

Autel Evo 2 Gesture Control

Gesture Control allow for hands free flight, while video recording and capturing still photos.

Autel Evo 2 Precision Flight

With Evo 2 Precision flight mode, you can control the speed of the Evo 2, the height, flight speed and the rotation. This mode is used to get really smooth flight allowing you to capture exceptional aerial cinematic footage.

Autel Evo 2 Dual Stability

Stops the Autel Evo 2 for braking too hard or from banking too harshly. It slows down the flight braking and flight in general.

Autel Evo 2 Intelligent Flight Modes Video Review

Autel Evo 2 Camera Review

Autel Evo 2 camera review and specifications

The Autel Evo 2 has different cameras available, with the Evo 2 designed to allow for the interchanging of cameras. Here is a brief overview of the camera options;

Evo 2 – At the time of writing, the Autel Evo 2 is the only 8k fold up drone and can capture resolutions up to an incredible 8000 x 6000.

With 8k resolution you can have large prints, grab screen shots and scale without losing image quality.

Evo 2 Pro  – Has a 1 inch sensor with 6k resolution. It has an adjustable aperture with HDR and intuitive camera controls.  The Evo 2 Pro is ideal for cinematography and 3D mapping.

Evo 2 Dual – This has an FLIR Boson thermal camera with a resolution up to 640 x 512, along with the 8k camera. This allows the Evo 2 to cover multiple sectors including being used by fire fighters or in search and rescue missions.

Here is a short video, which shows you just how good the Autel Evo 2 films.

Autel Evo 2 Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: Sony IMX586 (1/2 inch CMOS)
  • Max Still Image Resolution: 8000 x 6000
  • Max Video Resolution: 7680 x 4320
  • Format: MOV / MP4
  • Codec: H.264 / H.265
  • HDR Support: Yes
  • AF Support: Yes
  • Defog: Yes
  • Histogram: Yes
  • 10-Big Log: Yes
  • Aperture: f1.8
  • Zoom: 1 – 8 x (4 x lossless)

Autel Evo 2 ISO Range

  • Video: 100 – 3200
  • Photo: 100 – 3200

Autel Evo 2 Video Resolutions

  • 8k @ 25 fps
  • 6k @ 50 fps
  • 4k @ 60 fps
  • 2.7k @ 120 fps
  • FHD @ 120 fps

Autel Evo 2 Video Footage

Here is a some terrific Autel Evo 2 footage.

Autel Evo 2 Pro Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: Sony IMX383 (1 inch CMOS)
  • Max Still Image Size: 5472 x 3648
  • Max Video Resolution: 5472 x 3076
  • Format: MOV / MP4
  • Codec: H.264 / H.265
  • HDR Support: Yes
  • AF Support: Yes
  • Defog: Yes
  • Histogram: Yes
  • 10-Big Log: Yes
  • Aperture: f2.8 – F/11
  • Zoom: 1 – 8x (4 x lossless)

Autel Evo 2 Pro ISO Range

  • Video: 100 – 6400
  • Photo: 100 – 12800

Autel Evo 2 Pro Video Resolutions

  • 5.5k @ 60 fps
  • Full 4k @ 60 fps
  • 4k @ 120 fps
  • 2.7k @ 120 fps
  • FHD @ 120 fps

Autel Evo 2 Pro Video Footage

Here is a beautiful video of the Autel Evo 2 Pro flying in the mysterious Sichuan region of China. This Autel Evo 2 Pro really films in stunning quality.

Autel Evo 2 Dual Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: FLIR Boson & IMX586 (1/2 inch CMOS)
  • Max Still Image Size: 8000 x 6000
  • Max IR Resolution: 640 x 512
  • Format: MOV / MP4
  • Codec: H.264 / H.265
  • HDR Support: Yes
  • AF Support: Yes
  • Histogram: Visible only
  • 10-Big Log: Visible only
  • Aperture: Visible f1.8
  • Zoom: 1 – 8x (4 x lossless)

Autel Evo 2 Dual ISO Range

Visual Light 100 – 3200

Autel Evo 2 Dual Video Resolutions

  • 4k @ 30 fps
  • 1080p @ 30 fps
  • 720p @ 30 fps

Autel Evo 2 FLIR Boson Camera Resolutions

Autel 2 Evo Remote Controller

The Evo 2 has a 3.3 inch (83.82 mm) in built screen. It has a 5000 mAh battery giving you hours of power.

The brightness of the Autel Evo 2 remote controller is 330 Nits.

You can switch between Evo 2 flight telemetry and live view on the remote controller. However the best way is to use the Evo 2 remote controller to fly the drone and viewing the quadcopters telemetry.

Attach your Smartphone with the Autel Explorer app for the FPV live view and choose the various camera settings and flight modes.

Autel Evo 2 Questions – Other 

Is It Possible to Swap The Autel Evo Cameras?

Yes. The Autel Evo 2 is designed that you can detach each camera and swap in another Evo 2 camera such as the Evo 2 Pro or Evo 2 Dual.

Does the Autel Evo 2 Quadcopter Have Internal Storage?

Yes. The Autel 2 comes with 8 GB of internal storage. You can also install cards up to 128 GB maximum.

Is It Possible To Calibrate The Compass And Remote Controller?

You can calibrate the Evo 2 compass and also the remote controller in the Autel Explorer app.

What Comes In The Autel Box When Purchased?

When you purchase the very Autel Evo 2, you will receive all the following in the box.

  • 1 x Autel Evo 2 quadcopter (props and camera cover attached)
  • 1 x Remote Controller
  • 1 x Autel Evo Flight Battery
  • 1 x Charger with power cable
  • 2 x Extra Propellers.
  • 1 x RC Cable.
  • 1 x Gimbal Protector.
  • 1 x Cleaning cloth.
  • Quick start guides, battery, safety instructions

Further Information on Autel Evo 2

For more information about this quadcopter, visit the Autel Evo 2 web page here.

DJI Autel Evo 2 Video Reviews

I will leave you with a few Autel Evo 2 video reviews

Here is another terrific hands on review of the Autel Evo 2

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