The newest edition of the Anafi drone is all about increasing the technological advancement in the field of a drone. The headset in the new Parrot’s Anafi First Person View (FPV) package is aimed to put the user as a pilot with a smartphone inside it, to make the drone a step ahead in the market The headset has an inbuilt slot to support the mobile phone so as to give a virtual reality experience.
Parrot Anafi FPV drone comes with 21-megapixel CMOS sensor, 180-degree tilting camera, 3-axis stabilization, 3X zoom and it supports 4K HDR video recording. The drone just weighs 350 grams and the company promises 26 minutes of flight time and a top speed of 34 miles per hour.
The cost of the Parrot Anafi FPV drone is 799 USD. It will be in the market from the next month. The package comprises of a drone, glasses, controller, extra propellers, a battery, 16 GB SD card and a USB-C cable. Along with these it also has a backpack which serves multipurpose. Apart from packing the backpack can also be used as a stable platform to launch the drone.
The FPV drone market has seen an increase in its sale, in recent years. They have been used by drone racers in a lot of events like shooting commercials, creating viral videos, and capturing live footage of sporting events like Formula Drift. Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) released its brand-new edition of FPV goggles. DJI is also planning to indulge in the transmitter market. It has developed a high definition transmitter that could be attached to anything.
The new Parrot Anafi FPV was seen as the competitor of DJI ‘s Mavic Air when it came in the market in 2018. The new Anafi FPV edition has some limitation like the resolution of the image is less than that offered by other companies like DJI. Only 6.5 inches screen mobiles are compatible with the new Anafi FPV. The mobile’s screen is divided into two screens for the human eyes, but it tends to be an inferior experience for the user.
DJI Mavic Air is small and is easy to carry around. The new Anafi FPV’s camera has a unique feature of 180-degree tilting. Its image quality is a kind of a disappointment because the image quality comes off the 1/2.4-inch, 21-megapixel sensor.
Lacking some flight mode and safety features as compared to Mavic Air, the new Anafi FPV is trying to level up the competition in the market by adding some more flight mode features in it. The new addition of cinematic zone will help to set the camera’s horizon to the horizontal tilt of the drone. An arcade mode that makes the drones flight path to the direction in which the camera is pointed, is an addition to it.
These additional features are not able to cover up the deficiencies of the new Anafi FPV as compared to the DJI’s Mavic Air. Anafi’s move towards exiting the toy drone market is a step in improving its flagship. Many software updates were provided by Parrot which helped to improve the image quality.
Though Parrot is trying its level best to give a tough competition to DJI but the DJI’s market is still very strong. TheAnafi FPV drone is priced at $799 and available for pre-order on official Parrot’s webstore. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!