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Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone – Lightweight, Sturdy, High-End Drone

If you’re been looking for a new drone that you can use to shoot amazing 4K-quality photos and videos, then the Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone is exactly what you should go with.

The Parrot Anafi is a small, extremely lightweight, collapsible, portable 4K HDR Camera Drone that’s designed to be used by flight experts and filmmakers.

This sleek, robust, and innovative drone comes equipped with an awesome vertical range camera that can capture 4K UHD films and 21MP photos, while also offering up to 2.8x lossless zoom and featuring Hybrid Image Stabilization for 180° Image Stabilization View., allowing users to shoot both ultra-stable photos and videos.

Let’s take a detailed look at the Parrot Anafi Drone and check all of its specs and features.

DESIGN & SPECS

The Parrot Anafi Drone is small, lightweight, portable drone that measures 9.6 inches long by 2.6 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall (when folded) and 6.9 inches long by 9.4 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall (when unfolded). This drone is small enough to easily fit in the palm of your hand, featuring a perfect size that allows users to easily grab it when looking to land it.

The drone’s outer carbon fiber structure integrates empty glass microbeads that are filled with air, which not only make the Parrot Anafi extremely lightweight, weighing a measly 11.3 oz. (320 g), but also make it extremely durable, allowing it to resist most bumps and knocks.

The drone is also extremely quiet during its flight and is weather-resistant to extreme weather conditions.

The Parrot Anafi is also a collapsible drone, meaning it can be folded/unfolded in less than 3 seconds. Users can easily carry it inside its included carrying case, which keeps it protected during transportation.

Thanks to its small size and collapsible body, users can also easily fit the Parrot Anafi in most bags, backpacks, and even large pockets to carry it around, allowing them to take the drone with them literally anywhere and bring it on all of their adventures. The same goes for its small foldable controller (the Parrot Skycontroller 3, which is discussed ahead).

Ultimately, the carrying case can also be strapped to your backpack for maximum portability, allowing you to bring both the drone and its controller, as well as other exploration/photography accessories in your backpack.

FLIGHT CAPABILITIES – SPEED, WIND RESISTACE, MAX ALTITUDE

The Parrot Anafi Drone can fly at a Maximum Horizontal Speed of 33mph and at a Maximum Vertical Speed of 13.2ft/s, offering a Maximum Wind Resistance of 31mph.

The drone also features a Service Ceiling (maximum usable altitude) of 2.7mi above sea level, working best within the recommended Temperature Range of 14°F to 104°F.

The drone also comes equipped with two Satellite Positioning Systems, which are GPS & GLONASS. Thanks to both positioning systems, the drone offers its users a smooth and flawless flight-control experience.

CAMERA

As mentioned before, the Parrot Anafi Drone comes equipped with a 4K HDR camera. The drone’s Imaging System integrates a 1/2.4’’ CMOS Sensor (electronic chip that converts photons to electrons for digital processing) and a Low-Dispersion Aspherical Camera Lens (ASPH) that features an Aperture of f/2.4.

The drone’s ASPH Lens features a Focal Length that’s equal to the 35mm format, allowing for 23-69mm Focal Length (for photos), and for 26-78mm Focal Length (for videos). This Lens also features a Depth of field that ranges between 5ft – ∞, offering a Shutter speed (electronic shutter) of 1 to 1/10000s, with a featured ISO range of 100 to 3200.

 

The drone’s 4K HDR camera offers a high 4K Cinema-resolution of 4096×2160 at 24fps, a 4K UHD-resolution of 3840×2160 at 24, 25, and 30fps, and an FHD-resolution of 1920×1080 at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, and 60fps.

Its 4K HDR camera features a Horizontal Field of View (HFOV) of 69° – when used for video – which works at a Max Video Bitrate of 100 Mbps. The camera records the drone’s video footage in .mp4 video format (using the H264/H. 264 video compression codec).

 

The camera’s Max Lossless Digital Zoom can go up to 2.8x (FHD) & 1.4x (4K), while its Max Standard Digital Zoom can go up to 3x (4K Cinema, 4K UHD, FHD).

Max Lossless 2.8x Digital Zoom
Max Lossless 2.8x Digital Zoom

The drone’s 21MP Wide Camera-Lens can offer a max Photo Resolution of 5344×4016 at a 4:3 ratio and a 84° Horizontal Field of View, while its 16MP Rectilinear Camera-Lens can offer a max Photo Resolution of 4608×3456 at a 4:3 ratio and a 75.5° Horizontal Field of View. The drone’s captured photos are stored in JPEG, Adobe DNG (RAW) formats.

Lastly, the Parrot Anafi Drone also comes equipped with a 3-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilization that consists of a 2-axis Roll/Tilt angles (Mechanical Part) and a 3-axis Roll/Pan/Tilt angles (Electronic Image Stabilization Part).

Unique built-in 180° tilt gimbal
Unique built-in 180° tilt gimbal

Thanks to the drone’s unique built-in 180° tilt gimbal, the Parrot Anafi’s Hybrid Image Stabilization features a Controllable Tilt Range that goes from 90° to +90°, meaning it offers a total of 180° Image Stabilization View. This allows users to shoot both ultra-stable photos and videos.

BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE

The Parrot Anafi Drone also comes equipped with a High Density Li-Po (2 cells) 2700mAh (7.6V) Smart battery that can offer up to 25 min of Battery life, meaning the Parrot Anafi features up to 25 minutes of flight time with advanced performances. The Smart battery also features sensors that were designed to optimize the drone’s battery life.

Users can check the drone’s battery level at any moment via its built-in LED Battery Status Indicators (located right above the Power Button).

The drone’s battery can be easily recharged with a power bank, Smartphone or Computer via its USB-C Charging port, which features a Max Charging power of 24W.

Parrot Anafi - Easily recharged w/ a power bank, Smartphone or Computer via its USB-C Charging port
Parrot Anafi – Easily recharged w/ a power bank, Smartphone or Computer via its USB-C Charging port

Lastly, the drone is also compatible with Power Delivery Chargers that charge up to 60% faster than regular 5W USB-A.

CONTROLLER – PARROT SKYCONTROLLER 3

The drone’ included controller – the Parrot Skycontroller 3 measures 3.7 inches long by 6 inches wide by 2.8 inches tall (when folded) and 6 inches long by 6 inches wide by 4.6 inches tall (when unfolded). Just like the drone, the controller is extremely lightweight, weighing a measly 13.6 oz. (385.5 g).

Parrot Skycontroller 3
Parrot Skycontroller 3

The Parrot Skycontroller 3 features Smartphone Compatibility, supporting both Android and iOS devices that feature a screen size up to 6’’. Via a Smartphone’s screen users can get a Live-Streaming resolution of 720p HD.

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone - Parrot Skycontroller 3
Parrot Skycontroller 3

The drone’s controller comes equipped with a 2500mAh (3.6V) rechargeable battery and features a total of two (x2) USB ports – one USB-C port (to recharge its built-in battery) and one USB-A (for Smartphone Connectivity).

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone - Parrot Skycontroller 3
Parrot Skycontroller 3

The controller’s battery can offer up to 2h30m of battery life for Android devices and up to 5h30m of battery life for iOS devices.

CONNECTIVITY

The Parrot Anafi Drone comes equipped with a Transmission System that works via Wi-Fi and supports the most common Wireless Standards (802.11 a/b/g/n), operating at a frequency band of 2.4 – 5.8 GHz.

Together with its controller, the Parrot Anafi Drone can be operated at a Max transmission range of 2.5mi.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside their package users will find: their Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone, one included Smart Battery as well as its included tiny and foldable Parrot Skycontroller 3 (the Drone’s Controller), an included Carrying Case, a 16 GB Micro-SD Card, one USB-A to USB-C cable (used to recharge the Drone’s Smart Battery and the controller’s battery), a total of eight (x8) additional propeller blades (extra blades that you can use to replace any of the original ones) and one included Mounting Tool (to help you assemble and disassemble the Parrot Anafi Drone or to replace any of its parts).

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone - Box Contents
Box Contents

FEATURES

Geofencing-Enabled

Geofence lets you define your very own virtual perimeter so that you can stop the drone from flying out of its virtually designated area.

Smart RTH (Return to Home)

The Smart RTH (Return to Home) feature means that if the drone ever loses connection or if its battery is on a low charge, then the drone will automatically come back to its starting point.

Find My Drone

With Find My Drone, in case you lose sight of the drone, you can easily make it beep at the tap of a button or find it on the map to locate and retrieve it.

FreeFlight 6 – New Flying Interface with Piloting Features in a Tap

The new FreeFlight 6 Flying Interface promotes ease of use, offering a variety of piloting features that are adaptable to your level of expertise.

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone - FreeFlight 6 Flying Interface
FreeFlight 6 Flying Interface

This new intuitive piloting interface allows you to make automatic drone videos using state-of-the-art A.I. Film and photograph, all with a tap of your finger. This allows you to record your most memorable moments and share them on social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

By using the FreeFlight 6 Flying Interface, users can shoot cinematic videos using automatic CineShots, which come in four different options: Reveal, Epic, Rise, 360°.

Users can also take automatic aerial selfies by using the SmartDronies feature, where they can choose whether or not to use Dolly Zoom, Boomerang, Orbit and Parabola effects, as well as Speed Up or Slow Down their recorded video in the blink of an eye without using complex software.

Dolly Zoom – Innovative Zoom Technology

The Dolly Zoom effect combines the drone’s unique zoom capabilities with its advanced visual tracking system to create a perspective deformation of the background.

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone Dolly Zoom - Innovative Zoom Technology
Dolly Zoom – Innovative Zoom Technology

Slow-Motion Mode

The Slow-Motion mode records automatically, instantly adding a slow-motion result that’s ideal for all your sport or action based videos.

Hyperlapse Mode

The Hyperlapse mode immediately accelerates your videos, allowing you to easily capture a sunset, a sunrise or even passing clouds.

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone - Hyperlapse Mode
Hyperlapse Mode

Cameraman A.I. Feature

The Cameraman A.I. Feature is an automatic framing assistant for all of your aerial videos. All you have to do is control the movement of your Parrot Anafi Drone whilst the subject is automatically framed.

Follow Me A.I. Feature

By activating the “Follow Me” feature users can stay in the heart of the action at all times. The Parrot Anafi Drone will film you on-the-go without anyone piloting it directly. This basically means that the drone will follow you and move at your pace both horizontally and vertically.

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone - Follow Me A.I. Feature
Follow Me A.I. Feature

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Parrot Anafi is a small, lightweight, robust, foldable and innovative 4K HDR Camera Drone that can shoot 4K UHD films and 21MP photos with 2.8x lossless zoom, featuring Hybrid Image Stabilization for 180° Image Stabilization View, allowing users to shoot both ultra-stable photos and videos.

By using the FreeFlight 6 Flying Interface, the Parrot Anafi Drone can offer a ton of amazing recording features, including Smart Geofencing, Smart Return-to-Home, Find My Drone (Map Ping Locations), Automatic CineShots (Reveal, Epic, Rise, 360°), SmartDronies Automatic Aerial Selfies (Dolly Zoom, Boomerang, Orbit and Parabola effects w/ Speed Up or Slow Down recording speeds), Dolly Zoom Innovative Zoom Technology, Slow-Motion Mode, Hyperlapse “Speed-Up” Mode, Cameraman A.I. Feature, and Follow Me A.I. Feature.

This innovative smart drone is the ideal go-to solution to film stunning high-quality videos and take outstanding photos. With it, you are guaranteed to always be able to capture the best moments of your everyday life. Its A.I.-enabled automated flight modes allow you to capture spectacular shots.

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone
Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone

If you’re interested in buying the Parrot Anafi 4K HDR Camera Drone, each unit is currently priced at $700 and comes with a free two-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan or Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

By accessing Parrot’s official shopping page you can choose from which retailer (Best Buy, Amazon, or Dronenerds) you prefer to buy your Parrot Anafi Drone.

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