What just happened? Snap isn’t done making fancy electronics. On Thursday, the self-proclaimed camera company announced the Pixy, a pocket drone with a built-in camera. The ship is equipped with four translucent orange fans for lift and maneuverability, mounted on a bright yellow undercarriage.
The central control dial allows you to select one of four preset flight modes: hover, deploy, track and orbit. There is also a favorite mode where you can customize something from another mode.
pixie comes with a 12 megapixel camera and 16 GB of internal memory, which can store up to 100 videos or about 1000 photos. Video quality reaches 2.7k at up to 30 frames per second. It also has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as an 860 mAh removable battery that lasts for five to eight flights using the default flight modes.
Weighing just 101 grams with the battery pack installed, it’s very light – perhaps even too light in certain situations, such as on a windy day. The camera is attached directly to the drone’s frame, so there is no stabilizer to stabilize it.
pixie In stock in the US and France for $229.99. Additional battery packs sell for $19.99, and there’s also a dual battery charger for $49.99. When purchased as a bundle, you can get the drone, two batteries, and a charger for $249.99.
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