CNET First Look
Parrot's Anafi is your new fold-up-and-go 4K droneQuiet, light and ultracompact, the Anafi is the company's most powerful prosumer camera drone to date.
Parrot Bebop drones are by no means large, but its new ANAFI drone arriving in July for 699 dollars, is roughly the size of a water bottle that quickly unfolds and is ready to fly in seconds. Out in front is an all new camera that can shoot in four k cinema or four k UHD in HDR and is mounted on a two axis mechanical gimbal that can tilt the camera up and down 180 degrees. The mechanical stabilization is backed up with paired excellent electronic stabilization that it's used on past models and it's also used that imaging know how for a lost list 2.8x digital zoom in full HD or 1.4x in 4k Dive into the new free flight six act and you can make all sorts of camera setting adjustments, shoot photos in raw, access slow motion and hyperlapse modes, as well as smart droney and landscape cineshot modes. While you won't find obstacle avoidance and you can't fly it with hand gestures, advanced visual tracking will keep the drone on moving subjects. And even though it's small, Parrot says the battery will get you up to 25 minutes of flight. The MFV also comes with a new compact controller with a transmission range of about two point four miles or four kilometers. On back are controls for the camera and both it and the drone charge by USBC And the camera records to an included 16 gig micro SD card. It can be flown with just your phone and it's quiet too, and all of that adds up to a potentially great camera drone for new and experienced pilots.