Meet the Lily Drone – An Intelligent Aerial Cameraman that Flies by Itself

May 13th, 2015
Meet the Lily Drone - An Intelligent Aerial Cameraman that Flies by Itself

Lily 2Update: Please check the below The Guardian video. “Reality vs. a dream” in its best.

If I was to asked to describe my “dream cinematic drone”, I would come up with the following points:

Easy to use, very portable and equipped with a good quality camera. It looks like at least 2 of my wishes just came true. Meet the Lily Drone, the new kid on the block.

Honestly, if this thing ever comes to production, I guess many professionals that were so far intimidated by the current technology will “jump in”. True, it might not have the best camera (Apparently it uses the same camera sensor as the GoPro HERO 3) but there’s no doubt that 1 or 2 shots taken with this drone can make the different between a good production and an amazing one.

Priced at $499 (A special offer until June 15th instead of $999) and shipping in February of 2016, this tool is guaranteed to rock the drone boat once again.

Here are the main highlights of this new device:

Dimensions & Weight



  • Video Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fps
  • Video FOV: 94º
  • Video Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
  • Photo Resolution: 12 MP
  • Digital gimballing
  • Image stabilization
  • Fixed focus

Battery & Power

  • Built-in Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 20 min of flight time
  • Charging via 5A charger
  • 2-hour charge time




  • Accelerometer
  • Three-axis Gyro
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • GPS
  • Front-facing camera
  • Bottom-facing camera


  • 4GB micro SD provided
  • External memory card slot

Lily Companion App

  • Change camera settings
  • Create custom shots
  • Edit and share content
  • Available on iOS and Android

Tracking Device

  • Midnight Black Polycarbonate
  • Water resistant
  • Comes with waterproof wrist case

For the complete technical specification head over to the Lily Drone Website


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Timothy Barco
Timothy Barco
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Oscar M
MemberMay 13th, 2015

Now we are talking :)

Michael Mehlhorn
MemberMay 13th, 2015

Hmmm battery isn’t replaceable. Meaning after 20 minutes, you have to wait the full 2 hours for another charge. No thanks, i’ll save up for a Hexo or Solo.

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Atlas Camera Support
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Ekundayo Ehindero
MemberMay 13th, 2015

Wow I think I need. To get one

Dmitri Tsitelauri
MemberMay 14th, 2015

Water proof? Wow… where were you all this time Lily? I could have save so much money- sunk two drones already :(

Clayton Moore
MemberMay 14th, 2015

Thats a drone, I could get behind.

Eno Popescu
Eno Popescu
MemberMay 14th, 2015

WOW, a really nice product, thank you for posting.

Steve masson
Steve masson
MemberMay 14th, 2015

Pretty cool, but what happens if the battery runs out when snow boarding down a slope or canoeing down some Rapids…

Oscar M
MemberMay 14th, 2015

its all right here….

Myles Thompson
MemberMay 14th, 2015
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