Parrot Launches ANAFI, the 4K HDR camera with a zoom

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Parrot, the leading European drone group, announces ANAFI. With ANAFI, Parrot again disrupts the drone universe and redefines the standards with a new-generation drone that is ultra-portable, equipped with a 4K HDR camera, super-efficient and easy to use.

Some important features of the drones are as follows:

An ultra-portable, compact, rugged, lightweight and foldable UAV with a USB-C charging system.
A 4K HDR camera with zoom, a 21MP sensor, a 3-axis stabilization system with, for the first time, a 180° vertically rotating camera and a lossless zoom up to 2.8x.
Impressive flight time of 25 minutes, made possible by a “bio-inspired” design combined with a smart battery.
A new intuitive app with automated movements of the drone and the camera.

Like the Mavic Air, the Anafi is foldable, and fits in an included carrying case that you can stick in your bag or what have you. It weighs just over 11 ounces, has a 25-minute flight time, and is rechargeable via USB-C (extra batteries are $100). The four propellers also house dual band antennas that are switched between based on signal strength to provide pilots the strongest connection during a flight. The Anafi supports a range of flight patterns, including a return-to-home functionality, but obstacle avoidance isn’t in the cards. You can also add your own flight plans using its companion app.

It’ll arrive on July 1st for $699. That’s not trivial for a personal drone, but it’s a cool hundred less than the $799 Mavic Air. If you’re willing to deal with a few compromises, it could provide better overall value.

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