The thought of trying to fit a DJI Phantom in a backpack for a long day of skiing is quite unappealing (and pretty much impossible), which is why this new 4K flying camera called Snap catches our interest.
Vantage Robotics launched Snap today; it boasts a 4K camera and gimbal stabilization, coupled with a lightweight design (1.1 lbs), and is incredibly safe to use, thanks to the enclosed blades. And while it might seem like a new drone is released every week, from Lily Camera to Parrot and DJI updates, this one could be a game-changer come springtime when it is expected to ship. Particularly of interest, are the auto-tracking modes which allow the drone to automatically follow you in four, unique ways (air tripod, virtual wire, geo-fence constrained and free-follow).
Here are some product highlights:
- Professional performance: Snap packs a 4K, gimbal-stabilized camera, 20-minute flight time, 30 mph top speed, and faster acceleration than a Ferrari
- Portable: Snap weighs just 500 grams (1.1 lbs) and folds to fit easily in any backpack
- Safe: The patent-pending blade protection and magnetic break-apart design make Snap the first flying camera that can safely be used around people
- Easy: Snap requires zero flight skill thanks to its unique auto-tracking modes, canned shots like “orbit” and “out-and-back,” and tilt-based flight control from a smartphone.
Check out the Vantage Robotics website to learn more about Snap’s functionality and pre-order your own.