French manufacturer Parrot may have recently exited the toy drone market by retiring their Bebop and Mambo models, but its time in the drone market is far from over. Today, Parrot announced the Anafi FPV, a portable, foldable drone, based on its regular ANAFI model.

The ANAFI FPV features Parrot's unique 180-degree tilting camera, 4K HDR video, a CMOS 1/2.4” 21-megapixel sensor and 3-axis stabilization with standard 3X zoom. The LD-ASPH lens boasts an F2.4 aperture and 26mm (35mm equivalent) focal length. The drone weighs 350 grams (0.77 pounds), has a maximum transmission distance of 2.5 miles, a flight time of 26 minutes, and a top speed of 34 miles per hour.

Parrot has focused its efforts on creating a fully immersive experience with its Cockpit Glasses 3 and the continual development of its FreeFlight 6 app. Pilots can easily toggle between flight modes to fine-tune their imagery. Arcade Mode allows users to capture imagery by simply pointing their camera in their direction of choice. It can be combined with the Cinematic preset to simulate a ‘bird's eye view.’

Other built-in features include Autonomous Flight mode for cinematic selfies, Smart Return-to-Home and Geofencing for safety, Panorama modes including 360° Sphere, 180° panorama, and Little-planet, plus Slow-motion and Hyperlapse video modes. Parrot aims to make it easy for users to create unique, professional content with a portable set up that takes seconds to launch.

At the beginning of last month, the world's leading drone manufacturer, DJI, introduced its own FPV system. One main component missing was the drone, itself. Instead of expecting consumers to solder or source their own, Parrot has included everything in its ANAFI FPV All-In-One Pack. Parrot has designed the ANAFI backpack to double as a launching pad for the drone. Included are the Cockpit Glasses 3, Skycontroller 3, a battery, USB-C cable, 16GB memory card, and an additional set of propellers.

The ANAFI FPV All-In-One Pack retails for $799 and is currently available to pre-order.


Update (September 3, 2019): Edited the article and headline to clarify that the Anafi FPV is not specifically a racing drone.