Drone 4K Camera | Autel EVO Nano+: Camera Specs

Drone 4K Camera | Autel EVO Nano+: Camera Specs

Autel Nano Plus Drone: Camera Mini Drone

The Autel Nano Plus is impressive for a number of reasons - the most important being that it's an excellent 4K drone that proudly says "Made in the USA" on the label. This award-winning drone also weighs under 250 grams, but still features a 48-megapixel camera and 1/1.28-inch sensor. Capable of shooting HDR 4K video, the camera sits on a 3-axis gimbal for smooth and stable footage. It's also equipped with object detection and collision avoidance protocols that can track objects and photograph them in a variety of styles, all while teleporting footage from 6.2 miles away to your smartphone... When done, the Autel EVO Nano+ folds up and slides in your pocket.

EVO Nano plus 4k camera flying

 

For such a small drone, the EVO Nano Plus features a huge 1/1.28-inch CMOS sensor. It can shoot 4K and RAW images, which makes it a capable camera drone. Its advanced PDAF + CDAF autofocus system can track fast-moving objects such as vehicles, people, and even animals. The F/1.9 low aperture lens helps in low light without adding too much ISO noise.

With HDR mode enabled, you can extract rich detail from shadows and highlights, no matter how difficult the lighting conditions. Defog mode for better image quality in rainy or hazy environments.

While the EVO Nano+ is advertised at 50 MP (8192×6144) resolution, I managed to get only 4096×302 (4:3) or 3840×2160 (16:9) photos. 50MP photo mode may be enabled in a future firmware update. It has four panorama modes: spherical, wide-angle, landscape and vertical.

Videos can be shot at 4K@30fps, 2.7K@30fps or 1080p@60fps resolution. You can choose between H.264 and H.265 modes (maximum bit rate 100Mbps). The camera offers up to 16x digital zoom, but this only works while recording.

The Autel EVO Nano+ has no internal storage, but relies on an SD card, which is more convenient as it is removable and upgradeable (supports up to 256GB/requires UHS-3 rating).

Camera Specifications

Image sensor CMOS: 1/1.28 inch
Effective Pixels: 50MP
Pixel size:
2.44μm*2.44μm (Bin2)
Lens FOV: 85°
Equivalent focal length: 23mm
Aperture: f/1.9
Focus range:
0.5m ~ ∞

Focus Mode:
PDAF+CDAF/MF


Shooting mode Auto mode (P file):
EV adjustable, ISO/shutter auto


Manual mode (M file):
ISO/shutter adjustable, EV not adjustable

Shutter priority (S file):
Shutter/EV adjustable, ISO automatic

ISO range Video:
ISO100 ~ ISO6400

Photo:
ISO100 ~ ISO6400
Shutter Speed ​​Photo Mode: 1/8000 ~ 8s
Others: 1/8000 ~ 1/frame rate

Portrait blur
Real-time image transfer portrait blur and photo portrait blur
Zoom range Digital zoom 1~16 times
Photo format JPG(8bit) / DNG(10bit) / JPG+DNG
Photo resolution 50MP: 8192×6144 (4:3)
12.5MP: 4096×3072 (4:3)
4K: 3840×2160 (16:9)
Photo shooting mode

Single shot
Continuous shooting: 3/5
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 shots
Interval: 2s/3s/4s/5s (default)/6s/…/60s (minimum 5s for DNG)
HDR imaging: 3840×2160

Video encoding format H265/H264
Video resolution

3840×2160 p30/25/24
2720×1528p30/25/24
1920×1080p60/50/48/30/25/24

HDR:
3840×2160p30/25/24
2720×1528p30/25/24
1920×1080p60/50/48/30/25/24

Maximum bit rate
100Mbps


Timelapse


Original image: 3840*2160, JPG/DNG

Video: 4K P25

Panorama

Horizontal/Vertical/Wide/Spherical

Original image: 4096*3072, JPG/DNG

Wireless transfer 20MB/sec

Autel Nano+ drones have built-in cinematic lenses to help you quickly create Hollywood-style edits. Rocket, Fade Away, Orbit and Flick are the four models also offered by its larger, almost twice as expensive sibling, the Autel EVO Lite. In contrast, the DJI MINI 2's QuickShoot modes include Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle, and Boomerang. The Flick mode is unlike any other mode I've tested before. It starts recording from the back of the subject, rotates 180°, and walks to the front of the subject.