In the world of drones, there are a few names that stand out above the rest. Two of the most popular brands in the drone industry are Hubsan and DJI. In this article, we will be comparing the Hubsan Zino Mini Pro and the DJI Mini 2. Both of these drones are small, compact, and easy to fly, making them perfect for beginners. So, which one is the better choice? Read on to find out!
Hubsan Zino Mini Pro vs DJI Mini 2
Both have a distance between them of 10Km on paper. The DJI MINI 2 uses OcuSync 2.0 correspondence and the Hubsan Zino MINI syncleas 3.0 transmission.
DJI offers unique force/range appraisals in the US and Europe. FCC releases have 10KM territory, while CE forms just 6KM. Hubsan allows you to work at maximum force, regardless of your geological area. This could pose a problem if you don’t follow the RF guidelines of your country.
There is a significant difference between the Mavic MINI 2 (ZINO MINI) and the ZINO MINI. DJI claims that their smallest 4K drone can fly in 31 minutes. Hubsan, on the other hand, demonstrated in their showcasing that the ZINo MINI can fly for 41 minutes. Given that they are both about the same size and weight, I am curious to see how they managed to get those extra 9 minutes of recess.
Both are equipped with UHD cameras, but there are vast differences between them. The DJI Mavic Mini 2 camera’s 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor can take 12MP photos. The Hubsan competitor comes with a 1/1.3″ sensor, which gives a 48MP photo goal. The larger sensor should provide better low-light execution as well as the ability to take longer point shots.
Both are capable of recording 4K videos at up to 30 frames per second. The higher bitrate is what makes the difference. The Hubsan Zio Mini Pro’s 100Mbps bitrate is copied by the MINI 2. The Zino MINI’s 6x zoom is more than the Mavic MINI 2, which has only 4x.
The Hubsan Zino MINI Pro’s come with three-way obstacle avoidance. This is a must-have feature for professionals and beginners alike. This is especially useful when you use automated features such as follow be. It won’t protect 100% against impacts, but it’s far better than flying ‘indiscriminately. DJI is able to offer this usefulness on drones priced at over $799.
Camera Sensor Size
The Zino’s sensor is much larger than the other cameras.
The Zino has a 1/1.3″ sensor, which is twice the size of the 1/2.3″ sensor on the DJI Mini 2. This makes it almost a 1-inch sensor.
The photo comparison that I have attached shows the difference. A larger sensor is better for night shots and produces less noise in low light.
If everything goes as planned, a larger sensor will be able to gather more information about the light entering it. The final image will turn out to be more detailed.
A better dynamic range is another advantage, as you don’t see too much sky during the day. You can also see more detail in the shadows.
There are many factors that affect the quality of a sensor. Size is not everything. DJI is the largest company, so its attention to detail will likely prevail. But will that be enough to make up for the large sensor size difference? We’ll see
Zoom in option
The Zino Mini Pro zooms up to 6x, while the DJI Mini 2 can zoom in at 4x. However, the Mini 2 cannot use digital zoom (the drone zooms the footage in and lowers the quality), while the Zino can actually zoom in a small amount with optical zoom (which is also lossless, so it’s done directly from the lens).
We don’t know yet how much of the 6x optical is digital. It could be 2x optical + 3x digital. I think that that would be a great combination. Less than that, and it’s not very practical.
Zoom-in is great for keeping you away from animals and events. It can also be used to change the perspective slightly to create interesting effects.
A good optical zoom is something I really value when filming with a drone.
48 MP Camera Vs 12 MP
Although having a lot of pixels is not always a good idea, it will give you more detail in your image. You can also zoom in post-processing to get those details or crop some of them.
The more megapixels a camera is equipped with, the less light it will emit per pixel. This can cause some noise to occur. However, larger sensors should not have this problem.
The aperture refers to how wide the lens is. Light can shine through the lens more easily, so the wider the aperture, the better.
A lower aperture in a drone means that it receives more light. The ZIno Mini’s aperture is f/1.85, which is larger than the f/2.8 on the DJI Mini 2.
The F/1.85 aperture, which is a standard feature in prime lenses for DSLR cameras with a large field of view, was something I would expect to see on prime lenses. It’s also something you might find in prime lenses for DSLR cameras.
This drone is also great for low light.
Avoid Obstacles and Follow Me
You probably already know that the DJI mini two does not follow me. This is mainly because DJI said it was too dangerous to use without obstacle avoidance sensors and the potential for overheating in the drone.
The Hubsan Zino Mini Pro, on the other hand, comes with both the forward and backward obstacle avoidance sensor options.
It is exceptional, but I am concerned about one thing…
Hubsan is not likely to be able to match the Follow me technology DJI implemented. The same applies to obstacle avoidance.
Live Stream Quality
Zino mini Pro can stream video at 1080p directly to your phone. This makes it more suitable for larger tablets than just a smartphone and allows you to see more detail in your footage.
Suppose you want to see every detail in the stream, the DJI Mini 2 streams at 720p. The Mini 2 is clearly easier to see than the Air 2. This is especially important for search and rescue missions and framing better.
Extended Warranty and After-Sales Support
DJI’s premium Care Refresh service is well-known. They can cover water damage, collision and even missing aircraft (one Flyway). They will replace your drone within minutes for a small fee. You can find spare parts for your MINI 2 at authorized service centers located in most countries.
Hubsan offers a standard warranty that covers only product quality defects. The problem arises when the drone crashes suddenly, and it is not your fault.
The main selling point of the Hubsan Zino Mini Pro is its 3-direction obstacle-avoiding system. When active tracking is used (visual follow me), this feature is essential. Although it won’t protect 100% against collisions, it’s better than flying blindly. DJI only offers this functionality on drones for over $799.
The Hubsan Zino Mini Pro is the best option if you are looking for a cheaper drone with similar features and functionality to the DJI Mavic Air 2. It offers longer flight times, 4K video recording, and advanced features like follow me and object tracking.
The DJI Mini 2 is the better option if you are looking for a more polished drone with slightly better image quality and a more user-friendly interface.
Lucidcam hopes you can make a decision when choosing a suitable drone for yourself. Thank you for taking the time to read