World’s first throw & shoot aerial camera – Lily

I’m really interested being a photographer in aerial drone photography and aerial video and so the Lily camera massively caught my eye this week because how easy it looks to capture great images and video without someone having to control it. It’s the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. All you have to do is chuck Lily in the air and she’ll start shooting. It’s the best idea for capturing outdoor adventures and sports.

I run a snowboarding blog called snowboarding days and Lily is released February 2016 just in time for a snowboarding trip I’ve booked with my family to Whistler, Canada. Would love to take one up the mountains!

I love the fact that the quadcopter flies itself and uses GPS and computer vision to follow you around. Another huge plus point for me living by the sea in Cornwall is that it’s waterproof!

Pictures Of Lily
(for The Who fans out there)…..


Photo Stills From The Lily Aerial Camera



Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery, 20 min of flight time, Charging via 5A charger, 2-hour charge time
Max speed 25 mph (40 km/h), Max altitude 50 ft (15 m), Min altitude 5 ft (1.75 m)
4GB micro SD provided, External memory card slot
Rating IP67 (can take one meter underwater)
Video Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fps, Video FOV: 94º, Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format, Photo Resolution: 12 MP, Digital gimballing Image stabilization, Fixed focus
Accelerometer, Three-axis Gyro, Magnetometer, Barometer, GPS, Front-facing camera, Bottom-facing camera

Questions Answered…

Does Lily have obstacle avoidance?

Currently, Lily does not have any obstacle avoidance capabilities. We have found that most outdoor activities do not need obstacle avoidance because Lily can follow the user’s path. But again, there are no guarantees that Lily will not hit anything while it is following you. If Lily is about to hit an object you can press the middle button on the tracking device and Lily will stop, hold its position, and continue to film you.

How much does Lily cost?

You can pre-order Lily today for $499 USD. After pre-sales are over, Lily will be priced at $999 plus applicable taxes and shipping. Ships February 2016

Will Lily videos have sound?

Yes, the tracking device has a microphone that records high quality sound. Lily automatically synchronizes audio from the tracking device with video it records.

Can Lily stream video?

Lily streams low-resolution live video to the companion app to help you frame your shots.

More Info? Want One?

For more info or to order one (special price until June 16th 2015 is $529 for UK delivery which is approx £335) visit


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