I see drones! Oops, I mean camera. Check out a YouTube video which promotes a new type of camera known as Lily Camera in the bottom of this blog post. Don’t forget to let me know how exciting you are about the technology in the comment section, OK?
This is not your typical camera in which you have to actively take snapshots and videos. In fact, it’s not your typical camera at all, because you don’t even have to pay attention to what it is doing. It seems the video suggests that Lily Camera will just automatically follow you around and take snapshots and videos as how you have instructed it to do so. In fact, Lily Camera is a waterproof drone in which you throw it in the air and let it be free. Free to follow you. Free to take snapshots of you. Free to take crazy video moments of you.
The specs for this camera/drone are 20 minutes flight time, 2 hours charge time, waterproof, video resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, video resolution of 720p at 120 frames per second, photo resolution of 12 Megapixels, front-facing camera, bottom-facing camera, and a whole lot more features such as GPS.
I think once you order this thing you also get a tracking device that you can wear on your wrist. This is to control the camera/drone’s flight path and whatnot. According to the article “Lily Camera Is A Drone That Automatically Follows You (link)“ on Buzzfeed.com, Lily Camera would also record the audio from the wrist’s tracking device so it can add the audio to the video which records by the drone’s cameras.
According to the Buzzfeed.com article that I just mentioned, this neat gadget will be released for the mass in February 2016 for $999, but you can pay for less, roughly around $499, if you are going to preorder Lily Camera now.
It’s cool to have Lily Camera follows you around and takes pictures and videos of you, but I’m worrying about the safety of this device for the owner and the bystanders. Of course, I think the maker of Lily Camera is also looking at addressing all safety concerns in relation to this gadget before the release, and I do hope the maker of Lily Camera will address all safety issues before Lily Camera gets sold to the mass.
For an example, I’m worrying that something can go really wrong to the bystanders when the battery runs out completely while Lily Camera is still in flight. Will the drone allot itself enough time to land before the battery would be completely drained? Another worry of mine about Lily Camera is that you never know the drone can get glitchy and injure the owner’s hand as it lands badly onto the owner’s hand. Of course, my concerns are not based on facts since nothing like what I have described has yet to occur. I think Lily Camera is awesome, and I do hope that the maker of this gadget will be able to address all safety issues before the device goes phenomenal.
By the way, 20 minutes flight time is not long enough in my opinion. I prefer to have a camera drone that is at least 3 hours or more flight time. The longer the flight time, the better it is in my opinion.