dash2k8: I don't understand the hate for this thing. Scrolling through the comments, the majority of comments have condemned this as a tool that props egos and fuels self-esteem. Never have I seen the word "narcissist" appear so many times in one place. If you don't like this, get a Phantom and your problems are solved.
20 minutes flight. Its 1m waterproof-ness is perhaps to buffer it for a water landing. It is, after all, a quadcopter, not a submarine.
LightCatcherLT: Seems overpriced and big. Answer to this is kickstarter funded Zano http://www.flyzano.com/
@kkx, did you notice that the Nano is, uh, REALLY small? A light breeze will send it tumbling away. One couldn't possibly use this in less than perfect conditions. I agree it will be fun but my experiences with large drones (Phantom and above) tell me that the Nano will have a hard time outperforming a selfie stick. I don't hate the Nano, it's just simple physics. Those tiny propellers will not win against the wind.
ovatab: Please add Lily Light to autonomously track and dramatically illuminate Lily Сamera's subject.
First thing that popped up in my mind is a fugitive being lit up to the sound of "You are surrounded!" ;)
Philip Lanoue: I really don't need a constant reminder (and more photographic evidence) of my ever increasing bald spot on the back and top of my head but which looks even worse from above. Yikes
The hat industry's scheme is exposed!
@jaxson, I agree that it takes skill to fly around someone. I can do it for a stationary target with my Phantom, but if they're moving, it becomes another beast. In situations like that, Lily's automated flight will be a godsend. It won't replace my Phantom, but it sure can do some things that are harder to do manually. I would never think of whitewater rafting and flying a Phantom at the same time!
I don't understand the hate for this thing. Scrolling through the comments, the majority of comments have condemned this as a tool that props egos and fuels self-esteem. Never have I seen the word "narcissist" appear so many times in one place. If you don't like this, get a Phantom and your problems are solved.
adengappasami: finally a better alternative to dji i guess...price war..let it start
I don't think this is an alternative to DJI at all. This thing is not controllable in the usual sense and can only shoot the subject with the tracker That's almost completely useless in, say, a marathon. What, put the tracker on a runner and chase after him to get the tracker back? DJI's drones and their competitors have their place. The Lily will not steal market share from the Phantom.
Not saying that I hate the Lily; I already preordered one. But I also have a Phantom 3 and know that these two systems do not compete.
RichRMA: The grotesque obsession with "self" continues in the current culture...
"the clacking of DSLR shutters was bad..."
Good thing many modern DSLRs have a silent shutter mode!
JohnEwing: Consider ye the Lily..
Non-removable battery, good for 20 minutes, 2-hour USB recharge. Great for Junior losing his teeth on the half-pipe but I guess we can forget about Paris-Brest-Paris.
It's a toy.
Of course it's a toy. No professional would take this out to the field. But for a toy, it's an AWESOME toy.
Just make sure you smile AT the camera all the time! ;)
How about just capturing video/photo of a vacation from a different perspective? Surely we all take pictures when we go Place A.
acidic: Ok, I just saw the promo video on their site, and this thing looks pretty fun for the enthusiast who wants to document their adventures. Lots of comments about narcissism and what not, but if that's what the market wants (it is), this is a very clever device. I mean, just take a look at the variety of GoPro mounts geared to those who want to capture themselves in action.
I could see wedding photographers utilizing this too. Unlike a phantom or other drone, the photographer can use this and his handheld camera simultaneously.
That would mean the wedding couple has to wear the tracker somewhere and not accidentally tap the land button in the middle of the kiss. ;)
particleman78: From what I've read about this drone; I think the biggest problem with this is the lack of object avoidance. It is bound to fly into trees, buildings, poles, or even worse people.
The website says that there is an emergency STOP button on the tracker that will make the drone hold its current position. From there you can call it back and land.
As for tracking suspects, this thing only flies for 20 minutes so...
neil holmes: I wonder if it would work for a swimmer or surfer at a surf beach?
Make some nice shots for that if the GPS tracker is water proof.
Of course if it does work, just imagine some popular poser beaches.....endless drones going back and forth.
Then again, an early adopter could hire them out at a beach.
Could have lots of uses (but not for me....I don't live near a surf beach).
The website states that both the drone and the tracker are waterproof (tracker has a case). The official site shows some whitewater rafting shots where they actually threw the thing into the river.
This thing doesn't have collision detection, though it does have a STOP button on the tracking device that will make it hold its current position.
photo perzon: Should have a super Lily so our armed forces do not have to drag 60 lbs of gear, super lily does it. If it runs out of power it sits waiting for ISIS flag recognition to detonate.
I'm pretty sure the Dept of Defense has something in the works. ;)
Size is actually pretty good. If it's too small and light, it would be buffeted by winds, making it useless on anything but the most perfect, windless day. I think it has to have just enough weight.
Paul JM: There is nothing novel about this at allI married one about 19 years ago
I hope your spouse doesn't visit these boards!
natal: With a minimum altitude of five feet I would suggest anyone over that height keep a low profile while this is in the air :)
Definitely got to be careful you don't give yourself a haircut at lower altitudes. ;)
thinkfat: Sorry, I'd rather have the Nixie. This thing is huge, more then 25cm square.
But with the Nixie being so small, it can't fly in anything other than perfect, windless weather. This thing will be able to deploy in more diverse conditions (though still not as powerful as bigger drones like the Phantom and above).