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DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

To choose a drone is still only looking at DJI? Then you are already out, the world's first 8K resolution UHD drone crown has been taken away by DaoTong Intelligence in advance. The first successful cases of RYYB array technology and super-sensitive images in the field of drones have also been taken one by one by DaoTong. As the saying goes, if you don't advance against the current, you will fall back. Perhaps these undoubtedly indicate that DJI's dominant situation in the drone field is likely to be broken, and the toothpaste upgrade will gradually leave us, and there will be more excellent consumer grade drones for our flyers to choose from.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

The EVO Nano series, for example, benefits from a takeoff weight of less than 250 grams, and like the DJI Mini series, can be flown without registration, which greatly reduces the difficulty of entry for the average flyer. But with almost the same weight and size, the EVO Nano is equipped with a camera that can take 48 megapixel photos and uses a combination of 1/1.28-inch CMOS and a super large f/1.9 aperture. Compared to the DJI Mini2's 12-megapixel camera with 1/2.3-inch, f/2.8 aperture is an order of magnitude higher. The hardware parameters are even comparable to the Air2, which weighs 570 grams, making it the only drone on the market with superb image capabilities that can be used in a compliant manner.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

As we can see from the hands-on images, the EVO Nano's imaging is indeed excellent. In the case of sunset, the light line is not good, but still produced a high-end SLR-level blockbuster image, the distant sun does not appear dazzling, and the near sea wave details are also retained perfectly. This is also due to its RYYB color filter array, compared to the traditional camera's RGGB color block, the RYYB array will significantly improve the amount of light intake, significantly increasing the display of dark details, while the use of Downtone's color filter technology, will correct the inherent yellowing problem, the final in dark conditions can also form a realistic and detailed picture.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

Of course, the compact EVO Nano also has a good performance in terms of flight control. As one of the few UAV companies in the industry that can independently develop both accurate and reliable multi-rotor flight control and tilt-rotor flight control technologies, the EVO Nano has precise control, extremely low latency and little difficulty in operation. It is equipped with the new Autel SkyLink technology, which can reach 2.7K resolution and support dual transmission and dual reception in 2.4G, 5.8G and 5.2G bands, with strong anti-interference capability and an amazing 10km range.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

As the first domestic industrialized enterprise to achieve omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, DaoTong absorbed the results of cooperation with MIT, CMU and other top international university teams, and equipped the entire EVO Nano with front and rear three-directional obstacle avoidance and front binocular obstacle avoidance as standard, which provides a strong guarantee for its safe flight and makes even new flyers less likely to make a mistake and blow up the machine, and it is hard to imagine that all these are integrated in a small drone with less than 250 grams.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

For mature flyers or professional flyers with higher requirements, there is a higher quality EVO Lite series to choose from. The Lite series is directly arranged with a large 1" CMOS and supports shooting 6K30 fps video, and the Lite+ version is also equipped with an adjustable aperture to significantly improve the available environment and picture quality.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

EVO Lite in night mode IOS can be as high as 64000, super high light sensitivity allows it to have a good shooting effect at night, you can see that even in the environment of the huge contrast between light and dark, EVO Lite sample of the highlights of the lines are clearly visible, the dark details are also preserved, the surrounding pure black places do not appear too much noise, the overall picture is clean and transparent. It is hard to imagine that this is a night scene shot by a drone less than 10,000 yuan at high altitude. Of course, this is also the result of the DaoTong gimbal stabilization technology, cracked the general drone gimbal will shake the problem, and finally achieve it in the long exposure can also have a very stable shooting ability.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

The EVO Lite series also has many unique features, especially representative of the innovative upgrade of the four-axis gimbal, becoming the only drone on the market to support 4K60 fps vertical shooting. This is especially valuable today with the popularity of mobile social networking software, and is a refreshing change from the consumer drone market.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

Plus 40 minutes of long battery life can definitely afford its weight of 820 grams, in the face of the industry's general 25 minutes of battery life, EVO Lite is equivalent to an increase of 30% of the stagnation time, for many need to shoot long scenes or the need to repeatedly shoot the situation more friendly, greatly reducing the preparation time from takeoff to the preset location, effectively improve the shooting time and shooting efficiency, with excellent imaging capabilities so that we can either use to do film and television shooting or high altitude patrol or even geographic mapping will have better performance.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

Of course, in addition to consumer-grade drones, TOTON also has industry-grade product lines, including the EVO Ⅱ series and Dragonfish series, with artificial intelligence recognition technology in cooperation with CMU, Stanford and other top international university teams, allowing it to be used not only for civilian aerial photography, but also to assist relevant departments in various applications such as inspection, mapping, law enforcement, etc. And these technologies are believed to be downgraded to consumer-grade drones in the near future, bringing us even more functions.

DJI has been overtaken? Losing out on the world's first 8K drone launch, flyers may opt for Downtone

In fact, for us ordinary consumers, the most fascinating thing about drones is that they allow our perspective to fly up into the sky and capture our heartwarming images at heights and angles that are beyond the reach of handheld devices. Now, DJI has taken us to the skies, and later emerging technology companies such as Downtone are also trying to surpass their predecessors by using different innovative technologies in various aspects, and gradually achieving many results. The excellent performance of the EVO Nano and EVO Lite is undoubtedly a qualitative leap forward for consumer drones, allowing high image quality and high resolution to be linked to drone photography, allowing stability, safety and long life to be further enhanced, and for consumers, we have more and better choices.

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