Recently quadrocopters have become more popular both among ordinary users and professionals. We must understand that earlier for shooting from the air it was necessary to rent a helicopter and shoot with large camera. In short, you need a lot of monet for that.
Now, you just need to take the drone and launch it into the sky to shoot a video in Full HD. DJI was the first manufacturer that changed the market. It releases really good drones for the last few years. However, the main problem of DJI drones is price.
Fortunately, there are some others companies that release more affordable drones. One of the most popular is Xiaomi. However, today we want to talk about little known manufacturer, but it has very big ambitions. Its latest drone called Parrot Anafi. This very light quadcopter for affordable money allows you to shoot high quality videos from the air.
It is an ideal drone for a travelers. After all, in addition to high-quality shooting, it has a compact size, which is also very important. Let’s talk about its specs and functions.
Parrot Anafi: Design
The main advantage of Parrot Anafi is its compactness and lightness. When it is folded, I mean the props are folded along the case, the size of the drone is no more than 1.5 liter bottle of water. It is really very compact.
Also, its weight is only 320 grams. It’s like one and a half iPhone. So, it is compact and lightweight drone, which you can safely throw in your backpack and go somewhere on the trip. Or just go to the park to fly.
The manufacturer say that drone is made of polymers with glass empty balls inside. The body is very durable. On the front side of the gadget we can see a white camera. It looks very contrast in comparison with the main color of the body.
Parrot Anafi: Camera
Now let’s talk about the camera. There is a CMOS sensor from Sony with a size of 1/2.4 inches and a resolution of 21 megapixels. This camera can shoot video in 4K resolution (3840 by 2160 pixels) at 30 frames per second and supports HDR.
We should note that Parrot Anafi is the first drone in the world with HDR. Now you will be able to shoot video at a high dynamic range. It is likely that H.264 format will be used with 10-bit system.
Parrot Anafi: Functions
Also there are many other advantages of new drone on the background of competitors. First, the camera can shoot not only in JPEG, but also in RAW. It means that you can take great pictures, and then change the colors on the computer, adjust the exposure and so on.
Secondly, the camera is fixed in such a way to shoot not only under itself, but also above itself. This is an important point, because it was impossible to remove the same bridges or objects from above from the drone.
Thirdly, the battery life is up to 25 minutes on a single charge. This is more than its main competitors, such as DJI Mavic Air.
Now about the price of Parrot Anafi – it is only $700. For this money you will get the quadroopter itself, the remote control, battery, eight props, 16GB memory card and cables for charging.
The competitors are significantly more expensive. We are confident that the quality of control and video shooting will be very good. So the manufacturer will quickly conquer potential buyers with easy control, affordable price and great functions. So, I am waiting for first footage, and if it is OK, I will buy it!