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Lily Camera – A drone reinvented

Lily Camera

Imagine being a part of a dazzling scenic beauty, with so much extreme sport in your schedule, and no one to shoot a video of it. What a waste! But hang in there, you do have brilliant option that could solve this issue altogether.

Lily is a new robotic camera drone which allows you to capture cinematic aerial photos as well as videos without having to pilot it. The ‘throw and shoot camera’ is in itself the world’s first and that which is expected to have a tremendous impact on both, the drone and the camera industry.

How Lily Camera does it is pretty amazing

  • Install the tracking device on the subject you’d like Lily to follow (you, in this case).
  • Throw Lily high into the air. That simple.

And then you can get busy with your bungee jumping or rafting through rough waters. Lily Camera will automatically fly above you and follow you around and shoot all by itself, taking those perfect HD photos and videos which you’d love to show off.

Lily Camera features and specifications

  • ‘Throw and Shoot’ camera: The Lily Camera uses GPS and computer vision to navigate and follow you at up to 25mph and keep you in the center of the frame. It operates automatically to shoot photos and videos.
  • Programmable Tracking Bracelet: The user needs to slap on this tracking device bracelet, program it ahead of time in order to dictate the angle to be shot and the flight path which Lily needs to take.
  • Waterproof: The Lily Camera floats and it is waterproof (It comes with a waterproof case). You can safely land it in water when required and not worry a bit about it.
  • Light weight and compact: Size-wise, the Lily can be comfortably carried around in your backpack and weighs less than an average laptop.
  • Onboard camera: The Lily drone is finely tuned and can shoot 12 megapixel stills, 1080p HD video at 60fps, and 720p/120fps slow motion footage. Other specifications include digital gimballing, image stabilization and fixed focus. The results – Stunning!
  • Battery and Power: The Lily Camera has a built-in Lithium-Ion Battery which can be charged via a 5A charger. The charge time is two hours which allows for 20 minutes of flight time.
  • Sensors: The Lily operates spot on with its accelerometer, three-axis Gyro, magnetometer, barometer, GPS, front-facing camera and the bottom-facing camera.
  • Buttons, connectors and memory: Like all cameras, the Lily has its status LEDs, power button, micro SD slot and the charge port. It has been provided with a 4GB micro SD and an external memory card slot.
  • Lily Companion App: If you have the Lily Camera then you’ve got to have this app too. It aids in changing camera settings, creating custom shots, as well as editing and sharing of content. It is available on both iOS and Android.

The Lily Camera is the perfect high-tech companion for living in the middle of nowhere. It’s a jaw-dropping concept in the array of drones in the market with its only downer being that this unmanned aerial vehicle is probably not allowed to be used in Canada.

The Lily Camera will start shipping in February 2016 for the price of $999, but it is said that the company is currently taking pre-orders through its website for $499.

Keval Padia
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.