Parrot has revealed pricing for its newest drone, the consumer-level Bebop. Launched in May, this is the maker's third-generation quadricopter, and with it comes a focus on aerial photography through the inclusion of a Full HD camera that can be controlled independently of the drone itself.

Bebop features a 14-megapixel fisheye camera with a 180-degree FOV, stabilization, and a dust/splash-proof lens. The company is careful to point out that its camera does not suffer from the same horizontal line distortion common with action cameras. Videos are recorded in 1080p at 30fps, and still images are taken at 4096 x 3072 pixels in JPEG, RAW, and DNG formats.

The drone includes several sensors, among them being a 3-axes magnetometer, 3-axes gyroscope, and 3-axes accelerometer. Parrot has also included an optical-flow sensor for vertical camera stabilization, as well as an ultrasound sensor for monitoring altitude and a pressure sensor. 

The Parrot Bebop will be available for pre-order "soon", with the drone itself priced at $499 USD and the drone with the Skycontroller being priced at $899 USD; the drone itself includes two batteries, and the drone + controller includes three batteries. The drone will also be available for pre-order from Apple and Best Buy.

Source: Parrot