You can get the latest Parrot Bebop drone from December (video)

I have been watching this Parrot Bebop drone for a long time. Finally, there is a price and date of launch. You will be able to get it at Best Buy, Apple Store  and online from December at US$499. Not sure if it will come to Singapore though.


What is interesting for this quadropter is that though it looks flimsy, it can record very stable shot, thanks to the 3-axis image stabilizer. Here is the video of Parrot Bebop in action.

BTW, you can extend the range (up to 2km in theory) of the Parrot Bebop with the Parrot Skycontroller. The Parrot Skycontroller is not cheap. It will cost you US$899.

In my opinion, this drone, although light weight (about 400 grams), packs a lot of technology in it.

Parrot Bebop Drone specifications:

  • CPU Dual core A9
  • Linux
  • Open source SDK
  • Wi-Fi:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • Wi-Fi MIMO 2.4 et 5GHz
    • 26dBm
  • Inertial unit: Gyroscope, Accelerometer,
  • Magnetometer, Altimeter, Ultrasound, Vertical camera
  • Battery: Lithium Polymer 1200mAh
  • Flight time per battery: about 11 minutes (2 batteries included)
  • Compatibility: iOS, Android and Windows Phone smartphones/tablets
  • Weight: 390 g without hull – 410 g with hull
  • Dimensions: 33x38x3.6 cm with hull, 28x32x3, 6cm without hull
  • 8 Gb flash memory
  • Photos:
    • 4096 x 3072
    • Format jpeg, RAW, DNG
  • Video:
    • 1920 x 1080 (30fps)
    • Format H.264 (MPEG 4)

Parrot Skycontroller specifications:

  • Processor ARM dual-core, 8 Gb memory
  • Android 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n up to 36dBm
    • Antennas directive range up to 2km (Range in theory, depending on national regulations)
    • Wi-Fi MIMO 2.4 and 5GHz
    • Second chipset Wi-Fi to connect to a tablet
  • GPS
  • USB, HDMI connectors
  • Sun-visor and strap included
  • Weight: 1550g
  • Dimensions: 37 x 23 x 19cm
  • Autonomy: about 1h40
See also  moto x4 and moto g5S plus Available in Singapore from 29 November

Are you impressed? What do you think about the price point? Too high?

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