When Parrot launched its Anafi quadcopter last year, it indicated a shift in direction for the French firm starting with small, fairly primary toy-like drones toward extra sophisticated hovering machines, with the likes of DJI’s Mavic in its sights.
This week Parrot unveiled the Anafi FPV, a package that involves not only the drone nonetheless nevertheless a first-person watching FPV headset to give an extra immersive knowledge for pilots.
The Anafi FPV drone retains all of the specs of the original plan. In other words, K video and –megapixel stills, a top speediness, a range extra than two miles, and minutes’ airlift time on a single charge. And once you’re done, its arms fold inward for easy transportation.
The fresh FPV headset doesn’t involve its own display, so you’ll have to pop your smartphone in to use it. Once it is up and running, you’ll observe not only your drone’s real-time watch, nonetheless nevertheless contextual data such as airlift speediness, direction, and altitude.
The Anafi already features a bunch of airlift modes, however, the FPV version gives two fresh ones to create the most of that headset: Cinematic and Racing.
Cinematic aims to capture “smooth and dramatic footage” that makes you feel like “you’re behind the controls of a glider,” according to Parrot. It does this by locking the horizontal axis of the K HDR camera to the tilt of the drone, with the real-time stream showing every bank and turn in your airlift.
The Racing mode also locks the camera to the tilt of your drone, however this preset is built for speediness as a substitute of smoothness, meaning the footage should have an extra “violent” look like the drone bobs and weaves through the air at higher speediness. Indeed, the launch video above shows some pretty dramatic shots, however, with the drone’s lack of obstacle avoidance technology, novice drone pilots may desire to think twice concerning trying to pull off the same kind of daredevil airlift maneuvers.
What’s in the box?
The Anafi FPV goes on auction this month with a few USD price tag. For that, you acquire the drone, headset, and controller, to acquire it with a battery, a spare set of propellers, a GB MicroSD card, and a USB-C cable. And you have to carry it all in the involved backpack that doubles as a system for launching and landing the drone.
In last year’s hands-on evaluate of Parrot’s Anafi drone, Digital Trends gave it a rating. We liked its moveability, lightweight plan, the lossless digital zoom, -degree camera tilt, and price. However, we were disappointed with that lack of obstacle avoidance tech and found control throughout airlift to be less quick to respond likened to DJI’s pricier Mavic — Anafi’s principal competitor.
Originally posted 2019-09-06 18:00:39.
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