Hubsun, one of the top 10 popular quadcopter brands, just revealed their first 4K drone under 250 grams. The ZINO MINI PRO comes equipped with a 48MP camera installed on a 3-axis gimbal, ultra-long flight range, and impressive battery life. On paper, it looks positioned somewhere between the DJI MINI 2 and Air 2.
Yesterday, one of my sponsors contacted me regarding the opportunity to make an in-depth Hubsan ZINO MINI PRO review. That time I didn’t know what an impressive set of features will have this little bird. I’m glad that I said ‘yes’ and hope to receive it soon to make some test videos.
The ZINO MINI Pro is the first 250g-class drone with an advanced collision avoidance system. The innovative 3D space perception system can recognize objects in front, back, and under the aircraft. While the frontal and backward binocular visual sensors have a range of <12 meters, the downward monocular optical flow sensor has effective ranging of 0.3-5 meters.
Its onboard UHD camera can record 4K videos with up to 30 fps using H.265/HEVC compression. Thanks to the 200Mbps max video bitrate, the footage should be cristal clear. The camera features 6x zoom that brings the subjects closer, very handy for wildlife photography. At 2.7K video resolution, you can record with up to 60fps. Footages are stored on the built-in eMMC 64/128Mb memory.
Price and availability
For now, we can just guess the price of the new Zino Mini. Considering the price tag of its rivals (FIMI MINI and DJI MINI 2), I expect its price to be somewhere between $400 and $500. Currently, Hubsan’s shop and all other online retails show ‘Sold out’ or ‘No stock’ for the ZM. Starting with August 2021, you order the Zino Mini Pro from Banggood with a starting price of $669.99. This price includes one flight battery, onboard 64GB ram, storage bag and Hubsan Care Refresh premium service. For extra 60 bucks, you can get it with 128GB onboard memory.
Range and battery life
Thanks to Hubsan’s third-generation Syncleas communication, the range of the ZINO MINI Pro is 10Km (6.2 miles). The real-time video transmission has a resolution of 1920×1080@30fps with 20Mbps. In Europe (CE region) range is limited to 6Km.
Its battery life is even more impressive in its weight class. According to the advertised specs, it can stay in the air for up to 40 minutes. Hovering time is about 37 minutes in windless conditions.
While the worldwide edition comes powered with a 2 cell 2400mah battery, the Japanese version has a smaller capacity battery in order to keep take-off weight under 200 grams.
Hubsan Zino Mini Pro features and specs
- Ultralight folding design (weighs just 249 grams);
- Front/Back/Down 3D space perception vision obstacle avoidance system;
- GPS, TOF, and Barometer positioning;
- ATVT 3.0 AI Tracking;
- 48MP UHD 4K/30fps camera with 1/1.3 inch CMOS image sensor;
- 3-axis gimbal stabilization;
- f/1.85 super large aperture;
- 6X hybrid zoom;
- HDR mode;
- H.265/HEVC 200Mbps;
- Lots of creative video modes;
- Intelligent flight modes;
- Syncleas 3.0 1080P/30fps video transmission (20Mbps);
- Up to 10KM control range (CE version 6KM);
- Max flight time of 40 minutes.
ZINO Mini Pro: AI tracking mode
The Zino MINI Pro features Hubsan’s third-generation low-latency visual tracking system. ATVT 3.0 can track people, animals, and moving objects like cars. You just need to draw a circle around the subject you want to keep in spot and the drone will follow it automatically.
Official Zino Mini Pro promo video
Stay tuned for more details!!
New X-hubsan 2 app released. It supports Zino Mini Pro and SE
Does it have horizon tilt or pitch issues?
US$669.99 for ZINO MINI Pro with Care Refresh, Case and 64GB. Hubsan, this is way too expensive!!!!!!
I just saw the unboxing video. It is incredible how they put all-direction collision sensors in just 249grams.
The Zino MINI PRO is officially here! Mansoor Ali just published his unboxing video
I just saw the video. Quite disappointed by the image quality. It is not crystal sharp as it should be…
I just got notified that my Hubsan Zino Mini Pro has been shipped. Hope to receive it soon
I’m about to order a Zino Mini Pro. Can anyone tell me if there is an official Hubsan repair center in the UK
Actually, Hubsan say that the ZINO MINI has 37 minutes of hovering and 40 minutes of flying time at 6m/s
Now they name it ZINO Mini SE!
So… Zino Mini pro Built-in eMMC memory… no so card… how much video can be recorded on that 64 gb? And what happens if memory fails?
Just buy a Mavic Mini2 or Fimi mini at this rate, hopefully, Husban fixed their issues with their drones falling out of the sky too.
I like that 4-way battery hub. Do you if it can charge all batteries at the same time or just in a sequence?
most likely in a sequence (one by one)
Almost June and there is still no news of the real price of Hubsan Zino Mini Pro.
So, anything new about the Zino MINI?
There is a huge shortage of electronic components. I think the ZINO MINI Pro will be available only in August or even later.
So when will the pre-sale start?
Currently, you can only preorder the Zino MINI Pro. The expected process order is in late June.
Buy something else. My experience with Hubsan support is they suck :(
Hubsan introduces some kind of drone insurance for their Zino Mini Pro. You pay $60 for care refresh and another for $250 for the replacing unit.
Cheapest version (one battery + 64GB internal memory) is 559.99.
Fly More Zino MINI Pro with 2 batteries and 128GB memory is $ 709.99.
for that price you can buy a used Air2!
it’s listed $459 on hubsan’s site
Na Banggood kupiłem opcję torba + 2 baterie za 545,43$ z wysyłką .
On Banggood I bought the bag + 2 batteries option for $ 545.43 with shipping.
Still no Zino Mini YouTube video, so probably a hoax…
it will be 420
With obstacle avoidance sensor is a direct competitor to Air 2. Too bad that Zino Mini does not have 4k@60fps…
I just saw it for $999.99. Quite expensive for a Hubsan drone!!!!
SerBaby, the true price of the Zino Mini Pro is uncertain. It was not revealed yet!
I just got an insight from Hubsan. Price will be somewhere between 450-500 USD with one battery and handbag.
Yes indeed, if it is more expensive the dji mini 2 its a clear loser on the market. Nobody gives that kind of money for a hubsan.
Still no price detail!
I think Hubsan is not ready to release the Zino MINI
At least there is some real camera footage?
I have a DJI Air 2S and wanted to buy a DJI Mini 2 but now I will wait to see if this Zino Mini really has all the features mentioned…the obstacle avoidance alone for a 249 Gram system would alone be amazing. I still fly my Hubsan H501S…a great drone too!
Hope this Zino Mini could reach the Philippines soon, it seems that I would choose this to mini 2..
Does anyone have a price range for the Zino Mini?
If priced cheaper than a Dji Mini2, then the Hubsan might go big.
Cool! I have a Zino 2, but always wanted something smaller
It looks like a DJI MINI 2 killer!
When will it be available? What will be the price?