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The EVO drone has a folding body with folding propellers that make the drone easy to travel with, as well as a high-performance camera. The foldable EVO debuted by Autel Robotics in January boasts high-end specs that go head-to-head with DJI’s two most popular drones: the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. What makes this drone stand out is how it combines the best that the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro have to offer, portability (foldable) and image quality.

While being slightly larger than DJI’s Mavic Pro, it holds a camera that has the same specs as the Phantom 4 Pro’s. Despite it’s smaller sensor, it can shoot in 4K at 60 frames per second and in 1080p at 120 frames per second with a maximum bitrate of 100Mbps, according to dronedj.com.

The EVO’s camera is built on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal.

According to the company website, the drone is equipped with dual GPS and GLONASS systems allowing for a hands-free hover. Built-in failsafe features like Return to Home call the aircraft back to its home point when the battery is low or the remote control signal is interrupted

Utilizing two cameras on the front giving it binocular vision EVO creates a 3D environment and reacts to obstacles in the way. Intelligent algorithms are constantly running during autonomous flight, making long-range decisions for path planning around obstacles.

Two ultrasonic sensors paired with two more computer vision cameras on the bottom of EVO, help protect the aircraft from landing on unlevel surfaces. Using the precision landing feature the cameras on the bottom of EVO will capture reference images and use them during the return to home providing pinpoint precision during the landing sequence.