This New Drone Camera That Follows You Is Going To Change The Selfie Game Forever

Calling all selfie lovers and photo enthusiasts – your latest gadget has arrived, and it’s a remarkable bit of kit.

The technology around photography seems to be advancing at an incredible rate, and this self-flying device is certainly a big step forward. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Lily.

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first “throw-and-shoot camera” that lets anyone capture cinematic aerial photos and videos without needing to do any piloting.

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The drone itself is waterproof and floats, allowing you to safely land it in water if needed. Size-wise, it easily fits in a backpack and weighs less than an average laptop. You control the camera from a watch like device on your wrist.

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Onboard is a camera that can shoot 12 megapixel stills, 1080p HD video and 720p slow motion footage. The internal battery allows for 20 minutes of flight per charge.

Here’s a short introduction video that offers a tour of the Lily and shows how it works:

Here are a few sample photos captured by a Lily:

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Credits: Viralthread

These little beauties don’t come cheap, costing a hefty $999 and they’re due for release in February 2016, although you can pre-order now on their website.


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