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Skydio - Amazing new smart drone
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    • 4K video at up to 60 fps in HDR, up to 120 fps slo-mo in HD resolutions
    • 12-megapixel (4056 x 3040 jpg or DNG raw) photos in HDR, including interval mode
    • Sony IMX577 1/2.3" 12.3MP CMOS sensor
    • 20mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8 lens
    • Records MPEG-4 h.264 / h.265 @ 100Mbps to micro SD Cards (minimum V30 class)
      • 3840×2160 30 fps
      •  3840×2160 60 fps
      •  3840×2160 48 fps
      • 3840×2160 24 fps 
      • 1920×1080 120 fps 
      • 1920×1080 60 fps 
      •  1920×1080 30 fps
    • 3-axis gimbal with pitch ±124°, roll ±120° & yaw ±12.5°
    • Top speed: 36 mph (57.93 km/h), flight time: 23 minutes per battery
    • 223 x 273 x 74 mm (l x w x h)

    800 x 349 - 27K
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  • Video quality looks great - they claim 13 stops of dynamic range. Cost $999 and you can added a controller for $149. Also uses AI to track and avoid. Does 4k 60p.... and 23 minute flight time. Looks like the one to get if your are in the market for a drone.

  • Looks good

  • There was decent video on the Verge about this a couple of days ago, including clips of what the camera sees.

  • I will wait at least till $998.

  • A few limits:
    - the obstacle avoidance is always activated (even in manual mode) and the minimal distance from obstacle is 1m. So not ideal to fly in tight spaces
    - the height is limited to 500m above the controller
    - the camera can look upwards at 45° max above the horizon


    I think it looks overall great on paper, just too bad it's impossible to fly fully manual...

  • @JinJa

    Also note that it is non existing product for now.

    And one that is based on extremely power hungry visual processing.

    So, it is high probability that we can see delays and such on delivery.

  • "The consumer model will look up 45 degrees, a commercial model will look up 100. Also tweaks to the software will allow law enforcement to reduce obstacle avoidance strength to allow tighter squeezes, like doorways and windows"