Autel Robotics EVO Lite+ drone with 1-inch camera sensor, lightweight folding drone, available in orange, red and gray. The EVO Lite series focuses on striking a balance between great cameras and a compact folding design.
The EVO Lite series has two versions of drones, and the parameters of the drone are the same, depending on the camera configuration. The more expensive EVO Lite+ has a larger camera and is advertised as being great for low-light shots.
The drone feels powerful and balanced, offers all the flight safety and functionality expected from a modern drone, and produces better aerial imagery than we've ever expected to see in an aircraft caliber. Multiple flight modes to adjust flight speed and change the feel of captured images.
With a top speed of over 40 mph, a range of over 7 miles, and a flight time of nearly 40 minutes, the EVO Lite has nothing it can't do. We found that the drone maneuvered smoothly and accurately, and hovered steadily under GPS guidance. Three-way obstacle avoidance sensors do a good job of preventing collisions. After recognizing the driver's position, the obstacle avoidance drone landed slowly and smoothly on the quadcopter landing pad.
The EVO Lite+ shoots 6K at 30fps well, but we found 4K footage at 60fps to be the best output for drones. Photos are equally sharp, with well-balanced shots using the 20MP, 1-inch sensor.
Evo Lite enters the competitive drone space. In particular, DJI's full line of Mavic drones are also described as compact folding drones with excellent cameras. The low-light nature of the Evo Lite+ is a welcome addition, and carbon fiber is a pleasing material on the Evo Lite, providing strength and stiffness while reducing weight. Even with such a large 6,175mAh battery, the overall weight is still a bit lighter than the Mavic 3 series.
The EVO Lite and EVO Lite+ are compelling drones. The body is a solid platform, the performance is admirable, and the camera output is pleasing. Overall flight stability and flight characteristics combined with market demand, range and flight time are better than average. Those looking for a reliable personal use camera drone buy here.