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Adorama has announced the Aries Blackbird X10 quadcopter, sold exclusively by the retailer. Unlike drones with mounts for operators to attach their own cameras, the Blackbird X10 features an integrated 16MP camera with 1/2.3-inch type sensor able to record up to 1080p video at 30fps. Feature-wise the drone is decidedly mid-tier, falling between the lower-end Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and the higher-end DJI Inspire 1 drones, for example, while retaining a moderate price tag at $799 USD.
The Aries Blackbird X10's camera features a 120° FOV f/2.8 wide angle lens. Operators can vertically tilt the camera from 90 to 0-degrees. Audio recording is not available.
The drone itself features a 5300mAh battery offering up to 25 minutes of flight per charge, and a 6-axis gyroscope is used for stability. The inclusion of 2.4GHz WiFi allows for connectivity with an Android or iOS device in addition to using the main controller (transmitter).
Included is an adjustable Mobile Device Mount for attaching a smartphone to the controller. The related Aries App provides remote display functionality and camera control through the smartphone over the drone's integrated WiFi. The wireless range extends by 1,000ft. via the included Aries WiFi Range Extender.
The Aries Blackbird X10 quadcopter is available now through Adorama.com.
Available Exclusively at Adorama, the Brand New Aries Blackbird X10 Quadcopter Features an On-Board Camera That Shoots 1080p HD Video and 16MP Still Images in Ultra-High Resolution; Aerial Video Footage From up to 1,500 Feet Gives Your Vision Wings
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced the availability of the brand new Aries Blackbird X10 (http://www.adorama.com/AIRBBX10.html), a professional, remotely controlled aerial quadcopter that captures First Person Video (FPV) from up to 1,500 feet. With its unique on-board camera, the Blackbird X10 is capable of shooting up to 1080P/30fps full HD video, as well as 16-megapixel still images in ultra-high resolution, with a flight time of up to 25 minutes per charge.
The high-tech chopper features integrated flight and camera control, 6-axis gyro stability, GPS accuracy, advanced intelligent flight control systems, a weather-protected build, and a wide, stable landing base. Perfect for advanced hobbyist or professional photographers and cinematographers, the Aries Blackbird X10 features simple and flexible operating controls coupled with stable and reliable performance. The Aries Blackbird X10 quadcopter is available now exclusively in the Adorama store or online at Adorama.com.
Aries Blackbird X10 Feature Highlights Include:
Wi-Fi in the Sky
With complete 2.4GHz Wi-Fi integration connecting to mobile device platforms running Android or iOS, users can control the Blackbird X10 camera through the Aries App in real time and direct the camera to frame the subject or scene with absolute precision. The app's mobile display enables shooters to start and stop video recordings, take a still shot, or make changes to the settings and vary the field of view of the lens. Mobile devices can be securely mounted to the main controller using the Mobile Device Mount, which ships with the Blackbird X10.
The Aries Repeater, which also ships with the Blackbird X10, is a wireless communication device that works in the 2.4GHz frequency band, and is used to increase the effective communication distance between the mobile device and quadcopter. The Aries Repeater increases the effective wireless range by approximately 1,000 feet, depending on conditions.
Reliable Control in a Comfortable Package
Users can remotely control the quadcopter's direction and acceleration using the transmitter, which commands basic flight maneuvers such as climb, descend, roll and pitch using two easily mastered joystick controls. The Aries Blackbird X10 transmitter features an ergonomic grip to offer the most comfortable piloting experience.
Cinematographers striving to get the best possible flight control will rely on the GPS navigation system to keep the quadcopter stable, maintaining a fixed horizontal and vertical position. The flight is piloted via the wireless flight transmitter with a communication range of up to 1,600 feet. Satellite accuracy maintains flight data calibration and compass settings, and defends against electronic interference.
The Aries Blackbird X10 sports a massive 5300mAh lithium battery system that has been enhanced to maximize airtime, giving the quadcopter an impressive 25 minutes of flight time on one charge. The interchangeable battery charges externally and slips into the quadcopter's rear chamber. The Blackbird X10 has audible and visual alerts when the battery is running low. To charge, simply plug the battery into a wall outlet with the supplied power cord and the Blackbird will be back in the air again in no time. One 5300mAh lithium battery and charger ships with the Aries Blackbird X10; additional batteries can be purchased separately for 129 USD (http://www.adorama.com/AIRBBX10RB.html).
Autopilot with Failsafe Mode
Safety systems are integrated in the X10's heart. When the flight controls are released or there is loss of control, the copter automatically hovers, using its GPS-accurate guidance to maintain position and height, regardless of wind conditions.
With the Failsafe mode, if the Aries Blackbird X10 loses the signal from the transmitter, the Automatic Flight Control system will control the quadcopter, pilot it to a safe height, then return it to the starting point and land it safely. The Blackbird X10 will automatically go into Failsafe mode when the transmitter is turned off or runs out of batteries, if the flight distance is beyond the effective range of the transmitter signal, if there are obstructions between the transmitter and the quadcopter, or if there is interference in transmitter signal.
Protect Your Vision with the Aries Blackbird X10 Propeller Guards
A set of Aries Blackbird X10 propeller guards will protect the quadcopter and other property from damage caused by the spinning propellers. Rather than allowing obstacles to interfere with the propellers, damaging the X10 drone and compromising its flight in mid-air, these propeller guards will ensure that nothing contacts the spinning blades.
Pricing and Availability
The Aries Blackbird X10 is available now for 799 USD (http://www.adorama.com/AIRBBX10.html). To purchase and for additional information on the Aries line, available exclusively from Adorama in store and online, please visit http://www.adorama.com/l/Aries~Video-Equipment.
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