The flying camera” that is what company says to Vantage Robotics’s new 4K camera quadcopter called Snap, and is now available for preorder. Due to the highly compactness of this camera, one could easily pack on his back and it needs no more safety to take it out with your bare hand.
However, the snap is a lightweight that weighs 500 grams (approx. 18 ounces) overall, and has a 20 minute flight time per charge.
The core design of the camera features gimbal stabilization so that you can go for smooth footage; the windy condition can’t affect the drone anymore because the incorporation of motor controllers helps to keep the drone remains consistent. Within the core of the Snap, a Sony Exmor IMX 377 1/2.3″ camera sensor, 82-degree FOV fixed focus lens, single shot and time lapse still image modes (12MP), and support for a microSD card with up to a 64GB capacity are inserted. You will have the three video options to record, 720p HD (30/60/120/240 fps), 1080p FHD (30/60/120 fps), and 4096 x 2160 30p DCI 4K.
By taking the help of an Android or iOS smartphone and the SmartTilt app; a DSM or Bluetooth controller, the operators control the quadcopter. Free-follow, geo-fencing, virtual wire, and air tripod are the various tracking mode offered by this App. In addition, Snap offers an ‘out and back’ orbit flight mode. Throughout the sensor you can see the engineering of 3-axis gyroscope, barometer, 3-axis accelerometer, GPS, sonar, and 3-axis magnetometer.
By the way, the camera will knock the market in Spring 2016 and you can preorder this snap from here at a discounted rate of $895 with a full retail price of $1,295.