This is almost too good to be true. It’s called the Lily Camera and is a small automated drone with a built in camera that tracks you as it flies – you just throw it up and it hovers at a pre-determined height, either following you, leading the way or circling the subject below.
It films at 1080p 60fps and is waterproof too, so, while capturing images of watersports, for example, you can just throw it into the water and it’ll take off from there. You, or whatever subject you’re capturing, wear a small tracking device – you can wear this on your wrist – and the Lily Camera automatically keeps track of you as it hovers around.
It’s very small so can be easily carried around and it’s been stylishly designed so looks cool too.
There are limitations to the Lily Camera – it can’t detect objects for example, so you have to be a bit wary where you take it out if you want to keep it in one piece. The developer’s website lists a series of FAQs that cover all the basics such as recharging time, its various operating modes, how to order it, etc.
The Lily Camera is an absolute bargain too at only $519 (if you pre-order now). It will be available early next year. <Drum roll, please> One thing’s for sure – it’s going to fly off the shelves!