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Lily Drone Review: Capture Video Like Never Before

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Lily Drone flying: Lily Drone ReviewUpdate on Lily: Our research indicates that the Lily has been discontinued and they are currently facing a lawsuit. More information here. We are leaving our Lily content here for reference purposes, in case you are interested in how Lily unfolded.

The Lily camera drone is quite possibly the coolest gadget we’ve seen this year and will most likely make most wish lists next year. This drone can take video of its user from several different angles (or “shots”) by performing specific commands including follow, lead, slowmo, fly up, side and loop. One of the coolest features is that the Lily camera flies itself and there is no control required. So you can kayak, ski, run, etc. and Lily will follow your every move. Read more about the Lily drone in our Lily Drone Review.

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Lily Camera Review

Unfortunately Lily isn’t available for sale yet, so our Lily Camera Review only includes information found on their website today. No worries though, once Lily hits the market and users are testing it we will update our article with up-to-date pros, cons and more.

How Does Lily Drone Work?

All you have to do is turn Lily on and throw it in the air. Lily will then follow your every move as long as you are wearing the tracking device. The tracking device is worn on the wrist and gives you the capabilities to choose your Lily shot, take photos and it even records sounds.

Pros

Cons

  • No setup required
  • Throw Lily in the air and it starts to record
  • No control required, Lily flies itself
  • Waterproof (also floats so it can land in water)
  • Front and bottom facing camera
  • 4GB SD card provided
  • Tracking device comes with a waterproof wrist case
  • Records sound
  • Only 20 minute flight time
  • 2 hour charge time
  • Tracking device has a 4 hour battery life
  • No obstacle avoidance
  • Doesn’t start shipping pre-orders until February 2016 (if you order now you won’t get it until August 2016 or later)

Price & Tech Specs

  • MSRP: $999 (preorder for $799 now)
  • $20 shipping
  • 1080p HD video at 60 fps
  • 720p slow motion at 120 fps
  • 12 MP stills
  • Video field of view: 94º
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • 10.29″ x 10.29″ x 3.22″
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Maximum speed: 25 mph
  • Maximum altitude above head: 50 feet
  • Minimum altitude above head: 5 feet
  • Maximum distance from user: 100 feet
  • Minimum distance from user: 5 feet

Lily Camera in Action

Checkout the video below to see the Lily camera drone in action.

WARNING: Watching this video will make you want to order this drone ASAP!

Lily Camera Competitors

Learn more about the top drones that are currently on the market by reading our Personal Drone Reviews. Also, be careful to use your drone legally! Read up on the drone laws and make sure you know what is legal and illegal in your state.

What are you most excited to record with your drone?


About Kimberly Alt
Kimberly is always up for an adventure. She’s used to living out of a suitcase and travels consistently. Her first time out of the country was to Thailand, where she spent 4 1/2 months traveling throughout southeast Asia. Kimberly enjoys exploring new places and diving into new cultures. While Kimberly isn’t traveling you can find her baking, playing volleyball or just hanging out at home (since she’s rarely there!).
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