The new minidrone of Snapchat follows and shoots as a shadow

Snap Pixy is the answer to your prayers if you’ve always longed for your own paparazzi.

Back in 2017, Snap Inc., behind the Snapchat platform, horned the world to define itself as a camera company instead of a social site. To that end, they had previously launched a built-in camera sunglasses, and now they have literally raised their stakes and come up with a camera drone.

He unveiled at Thursday’s Snap Partner Summit Snap Pixy only 130×120 mm, and conducted from a smartphone as a kind of robotic paradise, it can independently follow and take photos / videos of its owner.

The completed recordings can be uploaded to Snapchat immediately, of course after the mandatory editing. The Pixy can look down on us from a height of up to 3 meters, and on its mobile control interface you can choose from 5 flight modes (tracking, 10 and 30 second hover, orbit, automatic ascent).

The 101-gram drone comes with a 12-megapixel camera, and its 16GB of built-in storage can store up to 100 videos or 1,000 images. Battery capacity, on the other hand, is severely limited by its tiny size, with the company promising only 5-8, occasionally about 10-20 seconds of flight on a single charge. This, in turn, can be helped by the optional battery if we could relay our lives through the air.

And what is the purpose of Snap with the device? THE The Verge answering your question Evan Spiegel, CEO of the company, said:

“Our mission is to enable people to express themselves, live for the moment, get to know the world and have fun together. And that’s exactly what this product does.”

Undoubtedly, these are big words about a social media drone, but the CEO also revealed that he thinks the demand for camera goggles serving similar needs is much narrower, so Pixy could be a bigger deal. The tiny drone can only be purchased in France and the United States for $ 230 (net $ 82,000).

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