Though Lily looks like a quadcopter, it is actually a flying camera. It can take aerial shots using GPS.
The drone’s sales have dramatically increased since 2013 as it makes the photographers capture aerial shots quickly and inexpensively, though one must have to learn first how to operate the device before using it.
Now there’s even an easier way to take photographs using the latest invention of a U.S. company—a portable drone that is programmed to follow the subject around without the need for the traditional radio controller.
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To launch the Lily camera, you just have to throw it into the air, and in just a few seconds, it will follow you around—well, actually, it will follow the GPS tracking device, similar to the Trackimo tracking device except that Trackimo is rectangular while Lily’s GPS control pad is circular and has 5 buttons.
You just bring with you the device, put it in your pocket or in your backpack while walking in the park, kayaking, snowboarding or any other extreme sports—and Lily will capture your every move as you go. It’s very light and takes high-definition shots. You can encode particular instructions as to how you want the shot to be taken, if you want it leading or side on or simply circle around the subject.
If it gets caught in the rain, you don’t have to worry because it’s water-resistant. Lily can fly up to 20 minutes, and if it plummets in the river, it floats too! If the rotors gets damaged (standard plastic), it can easily be replaced.
Aside from that, the quadcopter’s controlling pad has a built-in microphone that is coordinated with the camera so you can record audio from the ground.
The Lily camera is currently on pre-sale for $899, but it will revert back to its regular retail price of $999 after the pre-order campaign period.
Below is the Lily camera’s product descriptions:
Dimensions and Weight:
Size: 10.29 in x 10.29 in x 3.22 in
Weight: 1.3 kg
Max Speed: 25 mph
Max Altitude: 50 ft above head
Min Altitude: 5 ft above head
Video Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fps
Video FOV: 94º
Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
Photo Resolution: 12 MP
4 GB micro SD provided
External memory card slot
Battery and Power:
Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery
20 min of flight time
Charging via 5A charger
2-hour charge time