Action and sports related cameras have become essential tools to all adventure seekers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Products like the Go Pro have been dominating this market over the past couple of years due to its lightweight, durable and functional design.
Now though the market has another competitor and it brings a whole new dimension to action / sports cameras, literally! Introducing the Lily Camera, a self tracking drone camera that will enable any outdoor enthusiast to capture amazing sweeping videos (and stills) of their adventures. This is a must see!
It‘s the world‘s first “œthrow-and-shoot camera“ that lets anyone capture cinematic aerial photos and videos without needing to do any piloting. The Lily camera measures at 26 x 26 cm and 8 cm high and is easily transportable in any backpack.
Using the Lily involves keeping a tracking device on the subject you‘d like the drone to follow, throwing the device high into the air, and then going about your activity while Lily flies and shoots all by itself. Lily will use GPS and computer vision to follow you at up to 40 km/h and keep you in the center of the frame.
The drone itself is waterproof and floats, allowing you to safely land it in water if needed. Size-wise, it easily fits in a backpack and weighs less than an average laptop. Onboard is a camera that can shoot 12 megapixel stills, 1080p HD video at 60fps, and 720p/120fps slow motion footage. The internal battery allows for 20 minutes of flight per charge.
The camera will start shipping in February 2016. Currently you can pre-order the device for $499 on their website. This is an amazing promotional price, once the product ships next year the retail price will increase to $999, so if you really want one, get one now! What I wouldn’t give to review something like this… Check out the video below:
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