Technology: Xiaomi ready for game of drones

May 25, 2016 2:27 PM (UTC+8)

 

After a long wait, Xiaomi’s Mi Drone is finally out, and there are two versions of it: One has a 4K-resolution camera and the other comes with a 1080p camera.

The former will be available in late July for approximately $455, as part of an open beta program. The latter is priced at $380 and will be crowdfunded through the company’s Mi Home app.

Xiaomi’s drone is a quad-copter with a camera. It can be operated via remote control and offers a 360 degree viewing spectrum.

The camera has a Sony 12.4-megapixel sensor to capture video and RAW photo ability.

According to Value Walk, the controller resembles a bunny rabbit, the company’s mascot.

The drone has a take off and land button. A short press or long press will get your drone in the air and back to earth safely. There is also a ‘return home’ button that will bring the drone back, but to avoid losing the drone this homing device will also activate automatically when the battery is running low on juice or the drone has lost contact with the controller.

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