Hubsan Zino Mini SE: A new mini drone that flies much longer than the DJI Mini 2
Hubsan has revealed its latest drone, and one that will take on the DJI Mini 2. Currently, the Zino Mini SE is sold out on Hubsan's website, but it should be available again in a week or so. Incidentally, DroneDJ notes that the drone should launch in North America by September 30.
According to the manufacturer, the Zino Mini SE can record videos in 4K at 30 FPS, or 60 FPS if you drop to 2.7 K. You can stream videos from the drone in 1080p at 30 FPS over a 100 Mbps data connection, too. Hubsan has equipped the Zino Mini SE with an unspecified 1/2.6-inch CMOS sensor, which it stabilises using a 3-axis gimbal.
Additionally, Hubsan claims that the Zino Mini SE will last up to 45 minutes on a single charge thanks to its 3,000 mAh battery. By contrast, the DJI Mini 2 can fly for about 30 minutes before it needs topping up. For reference, the Zino Mini SE can fly at up to 6 metres per second without wind. It remains to be seen if Hubsan can match DJI's object detection and image quality, though.
The Zino Mini SE weighs 249 g and has a U3 microSD card slot that can read up to 128 GB cards. Supposedly, the drone has a 6 km range and a night mode, which Hubsan describes as a 'deep algorithm' that denoises 'your low-light shots'. The Zino Mini SE starts at US$349 with one battery, but Hubsan also sells it with two, three or four batteries.