Snap has introduced a new drone, the Pixy. The device weighs 110 grams, has a 12-megapixel camera for recording, 16GB of internal memory, and a removable battery that allows users to take five to eight flights across the four standard flight modes.
The dimensions of the Pixy drone are 131.7 x 106 x 17.6 mm. Device weight, including battery According to Snap 101g Recordings are made by default at 2.7K and at a frame rate of 30fps, but without sound. Photos can be taken with a 12-megapixel camera. The drone has a second camera. It is facing a descent and is intended for safe landing only.
The drone does not have gimble image stabilization and does not have a remote control. Pixy has a dial that allows you to switch between four different flight modes, Hover, Reveal, Follow, and Orbit. The user can start recording by turning on the drone and placing it on his palm, with the camera unit facing the user’s face. Then the user has to press start and the drone will perform the chosen flight mode.
Each device comes with a built-in removable battery, including a USB-C charging cable. Snap won’t provide any details on battery capacity, but says the cells can be charged to 80 percent in 20 minutes using a standard adapter. It takes 40 minutes to fully charge the battery. According to the company, users can take five to eight flights through standard flight modes.
The drone has 16GB of onboard storage, which is good for 100 videos or 1,000 photos, according to Snap. Snaps can be found in the Snapchat app, in the Memories section. There the videos can be shared or edited. Snap has developed filters for use with Pixy shots.
Snap is currently only releasing its Pixy drone in the US and France, starting at $229. It is not clear why France was just chosen. It is not known when the drone will also be available in other countries. In addition to the drone and case, standard equipment also includes a rubber bumper, carrying strap, and a USB-C cable. A separate battery costs $20.
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