Introducing the Lily Camera

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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby Rhubarb » Wed May 13, 2015 10:27 pm

Its a pity you have to wait to next year to receive it, but for $519 (pre order price) thats a bargain!
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby AndrewC » Thu May 14, 2015 6:47 pm

Yes $519 is good but is it too good to be true? Not sure I would part with my money at this stage in case it never eventuates
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby cam » Thu May 14, 2015 9:10 pm

Here are my thoughts after seeing it.

First reaction is "please take my money"
At AUD$680 delivered I think it looks awesome, but buying now and getting almost a year later can burn you.
I did a kickstarter for a awesome programmable chip a few years ago. (arduino nerd thingo). By the time it came out it was still great and better than they promised, but it was a year later and other things had come out since (still nothing that cool though)

As for this, although it looks great, you really want to see reviews before you had over the money I think.
It does only have 20 minutes flight time, and if anything we know about battery estimates from manufacturers is you can half that.
It also doesn't have object avoidance. So for wakeboarding it will be great, but any other sport it will suck (biking, snowboarding etc). Yeah they show snowboarding, but on a public quiet slope. Image that with 100 other people (all probably flying similar things interfering with yours) and it would be useless in back country as it will magically draw itself to the first tree.

My gut feeling is to wait. Yeah they claim RRP will be double, but there will be competitors to it. Maybe this will be the new GoPro, but you also have GoPro who I am sure are working on something similar and probably wont announce info until it's ready to ship.
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby will » Fri May 15, 2015 8:42 am

Agreed Cam, in needs double the battery life before I'd touch it. Also 720p @ 60fps - needs to be 120fps for my money ;). Otherwise... what a great idea!
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby cam » Fri May 15, 2015 9:23 am

The gamble is how long will it take for that to happen.
Given they are trying to essentially do a prefunding thing for this, I reckon they are expecting competitors to be on the market before they go to full production.
Probably a wise thing to wait.
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby Pitto » Fri May 15, 2015 10:11 am

and drones dont like cables, Just ask the guy who drowned his DJI at the Bali Wake Park at the start of the year, 1 DJI + Gopro went swimming.

I can see it working in a chase mode following a wakeboard boat though.
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby cam » Fri May 15, 2015 10:38 am

Pitto wrote:Just ask the guy who drowned his DJI at the Bali Wake Park


This is where being waterproof and floating will help.
It won't help it from hitting a cable and breaking the blades though.
Even object avoidance isn't going to pickup cables I would think.
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby will » Fri May 15, 2015 11:01 am

Pitto wrote:and drones dont like cables, Just ask the guy who drowned his DJI at the Bali Wake Park at the start of the year, 1 DJI + Gopro went swimming.


Oh man that would be terrible! Do they have an altimeter?
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby cam » Fri May 15, 2015 11:25 am

Altimeter would help at cable and probably a lot of other things, unless of course you get close to the edge of a cliff.
Having an altimeter in the tracking device would help that though so it's relative to you.
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby Pitto » Sat May 16, 2015 12:31 pm

cam wrote:
Pitto wrote:Just ask the guy who drowned his DJI at the Bali Wake Park


This is where being waterproof and floating will help.
It won't help it from hitting a cable and breaking the blades though.
Even object avoidance isn't going to pickup cables I would think.



the owner was flying it with a FPV headset, and couldnt judge the distance.

yes, some floatation probably would have helped. :D
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby AndrewC » Sun May 17, 2015 8:04 pm

Here is the oppositions marketing video, seems to be still in development too.

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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby cam » Sun May 17, 2015 10:22 pm

Seems they all struggle to get things to market.
That one was announced mid last year and is only just shipping now. Still a 3 or so month wait if you order it now.

Also probably not the greatest for wakeboarding given it's not waterproof.
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Re: Introducing the Lily Camera

Postby AndrewC » Sat May 23, 2015 7:04 am

Another one in development

www.ascentaerosystems.com/sprite
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