CNET First Look
Parrot's Bebop Drone 2 takes to the skyThe new drone on the block is the Parrot Bebop Drone 2, featuring a lightweight chassis and the ability to connect to a first person view headset to watch footage in real time.
[MUSIC] It's not a bird, it's not a plane but it is the Parrot Bebop drone 2. The latest drone form Parrot totally redesigned from the previous Parrot Bebop from nose to tail. The key added that it's 500 grams around 17.6 ounces so it's triple light weight. It has a flight time of up to 25 minutes and can reach height Of a hundred meters, or 330 feet in just 18 seconds. Now a drone wouldn't be a drone without a camera. This one's pretty much the same camera as the previous [UNKNOWN] drone. It is a 14 megapixel Full camera for still images. Full 1080p video recording and it's got a 180 degree wide angle lens. If you want to record footage, it's all done internally on the 8 gigabytes of flash memory and of course you control everything and you can see footage. Through the app either on iOS or Android. There no image stabilization optically. It is all done digitally through the three axis digital stabilizer and it's all done in software as well. Probably the coolest Thing about the Parrot Bebop Drone 2 is that you can actually see footage via an HDMI cable in first person view goggles, pretty much any goggles on the market, so you get a full, almost virtual reality experience. You see flight telemetry data overlaid over exactly what the drone is seeing in real time. Now the Parrot Bebop drone 2 is going to be available for $549 US dollars when it goes on sale on December 14 in the United States. If you want to find out more about this particular model and every thing else drone related, check out cnet.com. [MUSIC]