Parrot introduces folding drone that can film in 4k and hdr

Jun

7

2018

French drone manufacturer Parrot has announced the Anafi. This compact, foldable drone weighs 320 grams and can shoot videos in 4k resolution with hdr and at a speed of thirty images per second.

The Anafi has a 21-megapixel camera that is mounted on a gimbal that can be tilted 180 degrees. The lens has an aperture of f / 2.4, and the zoom range is 23-69mm for photos and 26-78mm for videos, converted to full frame equivalent. The Anafi measures 244x67x65mm when folded. Once unfolded and ready for use, the device has dimensions of 175x240x65mm.

Besides filming in 4k resolution with 30fps can also be chosen for video recordings in full-hd resolution with 60fps. According to Parrot, the camera can zoom digitally up to 2.8 times in 1080p without loss of quality. In 4k, according to the manufacturer, this can be up to 1.4 times. For example, for making selfies the drone is able to follow the user.

In the corresponding FreeFlight 6 app, users can choose between a resolution of 21 megapixels and a 12 megapixel for photos and can choose from different video modes. For example, there is the option of hyperlapse, where images are accelerated up to 240 times. There is also a slow motion mode and filming up to 60fps is possible. The camera is digitally and mechanically stabilized.

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Parrots new drone has a USB type-c connection, with which the battery with a capacity of 2700mAh can be charged, and the device can be folded out in seconds and ready for a flight. After a battery charge, the Anafi can stay in the air for 25 minutes, the manufacturer says. Compared to the Bebop 2 released in 2015, the Anafi would be 35 percent quieter.

The also compact, foldable controller with the name Skycontroller 3, which fits a smartphone, is included as standard. The Anafi can be operated with physical joysticks on the controller or with the digital buttons on the smartphone. The drone can be operated at a distance of about 4km, can fly up to 55km / h and can withstand wind gusts up to 50km / h. Parrots new drone has no sensors to avoid obstacles and will be available from 1 July, for a price of 699 euros.

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