Hubsan Zino 2 Review

The Hubsan Zino 2 has a 4K camera that can record video at 60 fps. Therefore, the videos are better than with the DJI Mavic 2, Mavic Mini, Mavic Air, or the Yuneec Mantis G.

Compared to its predecessor, the remote control of the Hubsan Zino 2 has an integrated telemetry display. It displays information such as the distance, altitude, and speed of the drone, the status of the connection to GPS or GLONASS satellites of the Zino 2.

Also, there is a display for the drone’s battery charge status. Another new feature of the Hubsan Zino 2 remote control is that the control sticks are removable. This makes it much easier to store the remote control.

Hubsan Zino 2 Review

Hubsan has introduced the new Zino 2. Thus the compact travel drone follows its predecessor, the Hubsan Zino. Compared to the Zino, Zino 2 shows all kinds of improvements, especially concerning the camera. There is a 4K 60 fps camera drone from Hubsan with a gimbal with 3-axis stabilization for the first time.

This way, the 4K images of the Hubsan Zino 2 camera are stabilized even in strong winds. The price of the drone starts at $500. The developers have also thought about the details: now also the joysticks of the remote control of the Zino 2 are removable. They can be tightened and loosened by simply turning them.

Hubsan Zino 2 Size, weight, and technical data

Like its predecessor, the Hubsan Zino, the Hubsan Zino 2 is a compact travel drone. In comparison, the drone’s size plays in the class of DJI Mavic 2 / DJI Mavic Zoom. So the Hubsan Zino 2 is also foldable and can be easily unfolded and refolded.

This makes the Hubsan Zino 2 suitable for many different situations. You can easily carry the drone in your pocket with you wherever you go and it is also compact enough for a vacation trip by plane.

The camera comes with a mechanical 3-axis gimbal. The Sony 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor has 12 MP. This allows the Hubsan Zino 2 to produce stabilized 4K videos at 60 fps and photos in JPEG or DNG format (raw data, important for slightly higher image quality and digital development).

Our tests showed that the Hubsan Zino 2 could only take either JPEG or DNG photos. Unfortunately, the raw data could not be opened in Photoshop, but maybe this will be fixed soon by an update. The 3-axis gimbal stabilizes the camera in the wind but also during movements caused by flight maneuvers.

The image chip of the drone is an Ambarella H22 chip. This is especially useful in dark light conditions like night flights to get great pictures. The Hubsan Zino 2 uses GLONASS and GPS for long-range and high precision control.

Weight

The Hubsan Zino 2 has a starting weight of 929 g (with inserted battery). Due to the weight, the drone is subject to identification. The fireproof sticker for the Hubsan Zino 2 must be labeled with the pilot’s name and address. In our tests, we achieved 27-31 minutes during the flights. The flight time of Hubsan in ideal conditions is 33 minutes. If you have a landing strip, the Hubsan Zino 2 can automatically detect it and then land on its own.

Further technical data:

  • Up to 33 minutes of flight time (ideal conditions)
  • Practical test: Flight time from 29-31 minutes
  • 20 m/s or ~72 km/h maximum speed
  • 929 g Weight in drone mode
  • GPS + Glonass high precision systems
  • max. range: CE: 6km (Attention: in DE only flight on sight allowed); FCC: 8km (here the test of Gearbest)
  • Intelligent auto flight modes like Visual Tracking, Coming Home, and Smart Shot

Conclusion:

The Hubsan Zino 2 is a good drone, which delivers great shots. Compared to other drones, this drone has a super flight time of 30 minutes under normal conditions. The range is also great, even though the shots and the range cannot compete with DJI’s top models. However, they are at least about twice as expensive. Therefore, the Hubsan Zino 2 is very well suited for drone beginners who do not value 100% professional recordings.

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