Meet Lily. I think Lily’s pretty awesome – after all, she’s the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. All you have to do is throw it in the air, and it just starts following you and shooting. It’s waterproof, it’s compact, it can take both HD photos and videos, and it lands in your hand after flying up to 20 minutes.. Check out the fancy video below:
Here are the technical specs:
Battery: Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery, 20 min of flight time, Charging via 5A charger, 2-hour charge time
Flight: Max speed 25 mph (40 km/h), Max altitude 50 ft (15 m), Min altitude 5 ft (1.75 m)
Memory: 4GB micro SD provided, External memory card slot
Waterproof: Rating IP67 (can take one meter underwater)
Camera: 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
Sensors: Accelerometer, Three-axis Gyro, Magnetometer, Barometer, GPS, Front-facing camera, Bottom-facing camera.
As for the other technical hardware, Lily features a handwatch-like device which it uses to steer its navigation and landing. It doesn’t yet have the ability to avoid obstacles, but most outdoor activities don’t require that ability. Still, there’s no guarantee that it won’t crash into anything as it’s following you.
Lily also has a microphone and can record sounds and sync them. It can also stream what it’s recording at low resolution.
There’s also a hefty pre-order discount – you can get Lily for $499 USD, while after pre-sales are over, you can get it for $999. The first shippings are planned for February 2016.
Photos taken by Lily
Read more about Lily on its official website.