Born in University of California, Berkeley’s robotics lab and developed over the past 4 years, Lily Flying Camera is claimed to fit in a backpack (it weighs just 2.8 pounds), require zero setup to use, and to fly itself without requiring a traditional joystick controller. All you have to do is turn it on, throw it in the air to get started, and then change its behavior using the companion app.
From there, Lily uses a wrist-worn GPS tracking device that fits inside a waterproof case, similar to a large watch, to track your distance, position, and speed and maintain a constant predetermined angle, including follow, slide up, side, lead, loop, and more. You can even instruct Lily to perform specific functions (such as recording in slow motion) any time an action occurs, such as when going over jumps.
The Lily Drone Tech Specs
The Lily Drone is equipped with an 1080p HD camera, but the setback could be that there is no camera stabilization available. So you can see amazing shots in the video below, but the key is to use it in wind free conditions. At the same time, taking stills is also lots of fun.
Here are the quantitative specs:
- Video Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fps
- Video FOV: 94º
- Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
- Photo Resolution: 12 MP
- Digital gimballing
- Image stabilization
- Fixed focus
Battery & Power
- Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery
- 20 min of flight time
- Charging via 5A charger
- 2-hour charge time
DESCRIPTION: Lily drone